April 18 baseball roundup.
(Cover photo: C-L’s Sam Leadbetter)
CLARION-LIMESTONE 11, UNION 5
RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Using patience at the plate and five two-out hits, visiting Clarion-Limestone beat Union, 11-5, in KSAC baseball action Tuesday afternoon.
The Lions walked 14 times in the game, Riley Hummell started the scoring with a two-out hit in the first and then finished off the C-L scoring with another one in the third. Sam Leadbetter had two key two-out RBI hits getting one each in the second and third and Zane Summerville added a two-out, bases-loaded, bases-clearing double in a six-run third inning to help C-L jump ahead 11-0.
Union fought back and kept the game from reaching the Mercy Rule by scoring a run in the fourth and two in the fifth before adding two more in the sixth.
Leadbetter, who was 2-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored, talked about the win.
Hummell was also 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored for C-L, while Curvin Goheen and David Wiles each scored twice. Himes had two RBIs, both via walks – he walked three times – and Summerville was 1-for-3 with three RBIs and three runs scored.
Isaac Yoder was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for Union, while Reice Saylor was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.
Summerville got the win in relief of Christian Smith pitching a scoreless fourth inning striking out one. Smith went three allowing an unearned run on two hits, two walks and a hit batter while striking out two.
Saylor took the loss lasting 1 ⅓ innings allowing five runs, four earned, on one hit and five walks while striking out one. Lucas Bowser allowed six runs on four hits and five walks while striking out two in 1 ⅔ innings. Yoder went three scoreless innings allowing three hits and three walks while striking out one, and Dana Logue had two strikeouts in an inning of work while walking one.
BRADFORD 6, OSWAYO VALLEY 4
BRADFORD, Pa. – A strong start from Kyle Kirk helped Bradford beat visiting Oswayo Valley, 6-4.
Kirk went 5 ⅓ innings allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four to get the win.
Danny Manion then came on and got the save despite giving up two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out two in 1 ⅔ innings of work.
Kirk added a pair of hits for Bradford, while Hunter Gray hit a home run and was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Thomas Guay added a double and an RBI for the Owls with Jack Pecora scoring twice.
Garret Babcock had a big day for Oswayo Valley going 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, four RBIs and a run scored. Garren Black added a double for the Green Wave, while Gage Babcock was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and Camden Graves 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Gage Babcock took the loss going 1 ⅓ innings allowing three unearned runs on three hits while striking out one.
BROOKVILLE 4, BROCKWAY 1
BROCKWAY, Pa. – Aaron Park and Dane Lyle combined on a seven-hitter, as visiting Brookville beat Brockway, 4-1.
Park went 5 ⅓ innings allowing one run on six hits and two walks while striking out eight to get the win. Lyle picked up the save going 1 ⅔ innings allowing one hit.
Trenton Gilhousen had a double for the Raiders while Cole LaBenne and Tyler Park had RBIs.
Jesse Johnson was 2-for-2 with a double, a walk and a run scored for Brockway, while Andrew Trunzo was 2-for-3. Matthew Clark also doubled and drove in a run.
Tyler Serafini took the loss going seven innings allowing four runs, two earned, on eight hits and a walk while striking out five.
CLARION 10, MONITEAU 2
BUTLER, Pa. – Moved to the leadoff spot, Spencer Miller went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, three runs scored and two RBIs to lead Clarion to a 10-2 win over Moniteau at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler.
Sterling Conner was also 3-for-4 with three RBIS and a run scored for the Bobcats, while Cam Craig had a pair of RBIs and Ryan Anthony scored twice.
Reed Anthony was strong on the hill going five innings allowing one run on two hits and four walks while striking out seven. Conner finished off going two innings allowing on run on two hits and a walk while striking out three.
Nathan Sosigian had a triple and an RBI to pace Moniteau.
Nick Sosigian took the loss lasting 1 ⅓ innings and allowing four runs on six hits and a walk while striking out one.
PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 9, CLEARFIELD 6
PHILIPSBURG, Pa. – Freshman Keegan Soltis hit a pair of home runs and had three hits, three RBIs and three runs scored to help Philipsburg-Osceola down visiting Clearfield, 9-6.
P-O scored five in the second and three in the third to take an 8-2 lead.
Gage Coudriet added a pair of singles and two RBIs and Brandon Kephart had two RBIs for the victors.
Tommy Hazel had three hits, including a double, three RBIs and two runs scored for Clearfield, which made things interesting with a four-run seventh. Eli Glass had a double, a triple and two RBIs, Thayne Morgan two hits and two runs scored and Zane Morgan a pair of singles for Clearfield.
Josh Earnest got the win going 6 ⅓ innings allowing five runs on 10 hits and a walk while striking out four.
Jake Sorbera took the loss going 2-plus innings giving up eight runs, seven earned, on six hits and four walks while striking out two.
JOHNSONBURG 4, COUDERSPORT 1
WILCOX, Pa. – Justin Kasmierski and Johnny Mitchell combined on a six-hitter, and Kasmierski added two hits, including a double, and an RBI and Mitchell chipped in two RBIs to lead Johnsonburg to a 4-1 win over visiting Coudersport.
Kasmierski went five innings to get the win allowing one run on four hits and five walks while striking out five. Mitchell picked up a two-inning save allowing two hits while striking out two.
Austin Green was also 2-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored for the Rams.
Elliott Hite was 2-for-3 for Coudersport, Aaron Wolfinger was 2-for-2 and Josh Stevens had an RBI. Kullen Crosby and Kolby VanWhy chipped in doubles with VanWhy scoring the Falcons’ lone run.
Blake Burgett took the loss going 1 ⅔ innings allowing three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out one.
MOSHANNON VALLEY 2, CURWENSVILLE 0
HOUTZDALE, Pa. – Alex Kitko threw a two-hit shutout, as Moshannon Valley downed visiting Curwensville, 2-0.
Kitko walked one and struck out nine needing 91 pitches to get the complete-game win.
Jarrett Wharton had an RBI for the Black Knights.
Bryce Timko was solid on the bump for Curwensville giving up two unearned runs on three hits and a walk while striking out seven in six innings of work.
Avery Francisco and Ralph Evans had singles for the Golden Tide.
April 18 baseball and softball scores.
ST. MARYS 5, DUBOIS 1
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Behind the pitching of Michael Beimel, St. Marys beat visiting DuBois 5-1.
Beimel gave up one run on five hits and two walks while striking out seven to get the complete-game win.
Jared Groll backed him up by going 3-for-3 with two RBIs to lead the Dutch offense. Nate Beimel also drove home two runs, and Michael Beimel helped himself with an RBI. Hayden Tettis doubled and scored and Jeff Wehler also doubled and scored twice.
Drew Bankovich had a double for DuBois, while Mitch Ferra was 1-for-2 with an RBI. Noah Schneider added a pair of hits.
Ethan Long took the loss going 2 ⅔ innings allowing three runs on five hit and five walks.
REDBANK VALLEY 11, FOREST AREA 1, 5 INNINGS; REDBANK VALLEY 25, FOREST AREA 2, 3 INNINGS
OAK HILL, Pa. – Redbank Valley outscored Forest Area 36-3 in a doubleheader sweep of the visiting Fires.
The Bulldogs won game one 11-1 in five innings and game two 25-2 in three innings.
In the first game, Scott Toth hit a home run a drove in three runs while Blaney Brooks went four innings allowing one run on four hits and three walks while striking out four.
Noah Burke had an RBI for Forest Area.
In the second game, Redbank Valley scored nine in the first, nine more in the second and seven in the third.
Brian Layton and Jonah Henry each had doubles and four RBIs for the Bulldogs while Riley Robson drove in three runs as did Cole Wolbert. Ethan Reichard added a pair of RBIs.
KARNS CITY 10, NORTH CLARION 2
BUTLER, Pa. – Markus Lantz had two RBIs to help Karns City to a 10-2 win over visiting North Clarion at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler.
Tyler Yough was also 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI for the Gremlins with Jacob King adding a triple and an RBI.
Zander Hargenrader had a pair of RBIs for North Clarion.
Eric Dodd got the win going seven innings allowing two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out 10.
Noah Myers took the loss giving up eight runs, six earned, on five hits and three walks while striking out one in 1 ⅓ innings of work.
OTTO-ELDRED 13, ARCHBISHOP WALSH 0, 5 INNINGS
DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Sawyer Drummond went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored to lead Otto-Eldred to a 13-0, five-inning win over visiting Archbishop Walsh.
Andrew Sheeler chipped in two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored for the Terrors, while Chris Connelly had two hits, two runs scored and an RBI and Chase Sebastian two hits, a run scored and an RBI.
Otto-Eldred used five different pitchers for one inning each. Sawyer Drummond, the second pitcher, got the win allowing two hits but also striking out three.