April 21 baseball and softball recaps.
(Cover photo of Moniteau’s Gabby Stewart. Photo by Mike Schnelle. Check out more of Schnelle’s work here)
MONITEAU 11, CRANBERRY 1, 5 INNINGS
SENECA, Pa. – Scoring six runs with two outs, Moniteau rolled to an 11-1 win in five innings at Cranberry in a rematch of last year’s District 9 Class 2A title game.
Gabby Stewart, who was 4-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI, had a pair of two-out triples to help the Lady Warriors cause.
Stewart talked about the victory.
It was much more than a one-woman show for Moniteau.
Kennedy DeMatteis came an out away from a five-inning no-hit shutout before giving up a run-scoring double to Bree Swartzfager with two down in the bottom of the fifth. But DeMatteis still pitched great walking three and striking out eight while giving up the one hit. She was also 2-for-4 at the plate with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs.
Cortney Claypoole added a 4-for-4 performance for the Lady Warriors with two RBIs and two runs scored and Kristina DeMatteis and Dolcey Shunk also scored two runs apiece.
Pinch hitter Kaylee Weaver scored for Cranberry drawing a walk leading off the fifth before scoring on the Swartzfager double.
Natalie Barcinas suffered the loss allowing six runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out two in 3 ⅔ innings of work.
CENTRAL-MARTINSBURG 17, CLEARFIELD 4, 5 INNINGS
HYDE, Pa. – Olivia Smith led a 15-hit Central-Martinsburg attack with three singles while driving in two runs and scoring three times to help the Lady Dragons to a 17-4, five-inning win at Clearfield.
Cassie Mock added a pair of hits, including a double, and four RBIs for Central, while Tierney Ferandes and Cam Feathers both had two hits with a double each.
Aspen Bishop hit a two-run first-inning home run for Clearfield, while Lindsay Hand and Brooke Cline each added doubles.
Kate Thompson got the win going five innings allowing four runs on five hits and three walks while also hitting a batter. She struck out one.
Abby Fedder took the loss giving up eight runs, two earned, on eight hits while striking out two in three innings of work.
CLEARFIELD 3, PUNXSUTAWNEY 2
HYDE, Pa. – A pitcher duel in Clearfield County saw sophomore right-hander Eli Glass get his second complete-game win of the season by tossing a four-hitter in a 3-2 Clearfield win over visiting Punxsutawney.
Glass, who allowed two earned runs while walking two and striking out one, hooked up in a fantastic performance with the Chucks Brandon Matthews, who gave up two runs, one earned, on five hits and a walk while striking out seven.
Glass retired 17 of 19 batters at one points before walking his second batter with one out in the seventh and then got out of a two-on, two-out jam to keep the game tied at two.
Matthews was then removed from the game in favor of Joey Dipietro in the seventh, and Will Myers had an infield hit and moved to second on a groundout setting up a game-winning single into the left-field corner by Reese Wilson, who had a pair of hits in the game, with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.
MONITEAU 5, CRANBERRY 3
SENECA, Pa. – A three-run fifth inning helped visiting Moniteau to a 5-3 win over Cranberry.
The Warriors scored on a balk, a Lake Pry groundout and a Hunter Fitzingo sacrifice fly in the decisive inning.
Pry was 2-for-3 with a walk and three RBIs to lead the Moniteau offense. Fitzingo went 2-for-2 with the RBI, and Nick Sosigian was 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.
Cameron Daugherty had a pair of RBIs for Cranberry, while Jake Felmlee doubled and drove home a run.
Jake Jewart got the win in relief of Pry, who was removed after a ⅓ of an inning that saw him walk four and allow a hit and two runs while striking out one.
Jewart went 6 ⅔ for the victory allowing one run on four hits while walking no one and striking out eight.
Andrew Gunn took the loss in relief of Nolan Brannon. He gave up two runs on three hits and four walks in three innings of work. Brannon went four-plus allowing three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four.
KARNS CITY 10, CLARION-LIMESTONE 0, 6 INNINGS
BUTLER, Pa. – Tyler Yough tossed a five-hit, six-inning shutout, as Karns City downed visiting Clarion-Limestone 10-0 in six innings at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler.
Cullen Williams led the Gremlins offense going 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBIs. Markus Lantz also had a hit and two RBIs, while Yough doubled and was 2-for-3 with two runs scored in helping his own cause. Also for KC, Stephen O’Donnell had a pair of hits, two walks and two runs scored and Jimmy Thompson added a hit and two runs scored.
Colby Himes went 2-for-3 to pace C-L.
Sam Leadbetter took the loss giving up eight runs, only one earned, on nine hits and three walks while striking out three in four innings of work.
DUBOIS 11, BRADFORD 0, 5 INNINGS
DUBOIS, Pa. – Braden Paulinellie was 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBIs to lead DuBois to an 11-0 win over visiting Bradford in five innings.
Colin Read and Ryan Pasternak each added a pair of RBIs with Read doubling, and Mitch Ferra was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI.
Buddy Lines pitched two innings in relief to get the win allowing one hit and a walk while striking out four.
Caleb Nuzzo had Bradford’s lone hit.
Caleb Huntoon took the loss going three innings allowing four runs, two earned, on four hits and two walks.
UNION 10, FOREST AREA 0, 5 INNINGS
MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Reice Saylor, Luke Bowser and Dana Logue combined on five-inning no-hitter, as Union beat Forest Area 10-0 in five.
Saylor struck out five, Bowser struck out two and walked two and Logue struck out two.
Quintin Crissman was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs to lead the Golden Knights offense. Lucas Bowser was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, and Isaac Yoder also drove in three.