April 22 baseball recaps.
(Photo of North Clarion’s Logan Minich)
NORTH CLARION 5, CLARION 3
FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Behind six shutout innings from Logan Minich, North Clarion knocked off visiting Clarion, 5-3.
Minich allowed three hits and five walks while striking out six in his six innings of work and also added an RBI triple in the first inning, the Wolves second consecutive triple in the inning following an RBI triple by his twin brother, Sam Minich, that helped stake North Clarion to an early 3-0 lead.
Logan Minich talked about the victory.
North Clarion added a pair of insurance runs – one in the fourth and one in the sixth – on an inside-the-park home run by Korey Mills and a two-out RBI double by Bryce Byers before Clarion scored three runs – two earned – on one weak grounder by Chase Kriebel with the bases loaded in the top of the seventh. All three runs were charged to Zyler Hargenrader, who entered the game in relief to start the inning.
But Tyler McCord-Wolbert threw out courtesy runner Christian Simko trying to score from second on a two-out single to right by Drew Wrhen to end the game.
Logan Minich was 2-for-3 with the RBI and a run score to also lead North Clarion’s offense. Korey Mills had a pair of RBIs.
Nate Datko was 2-for-3 with a run scored for Clarion, while Drew Wrhen was 2-for-4.
Skyler Rhoades pitched well despite taking the loss. He gave up five runs, four earned, on five hits and two walks while striking out nine.
KANE 9, A-C VALLEY 1
EMLENTON, Pa. – Harley Morris and Ty Stahli each drove in two runs to lift visiting Kane to a 9-1 win over A-C Valley.
Morris was 2-for-5 with two runs scored with Stahli going 1-for-2 with a pair of walks.
Stahli also got the win going 5 ⅓ innings allowing one earned run on four hits and three walks while striking out nine. He hit a batter. Carson White pitched the final 1 ⅔ innings allowing a hit while striking out four.
Broc Weigle was 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI for A-C Valley, while Levi Orton was 1-for-3 with a run scored.
The Falcons used four pitchers with Gary Amsler taking the loss going 2 ⅓ innings in relief of Luke Whitcomb (1 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 3 BB, 1 K). Amsler gave up four earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two.
Weigle was the most effective A-C Valley pitcher throwing two scoreless, hitless innings striking out five.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 3, CURWENSVILLE 1
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Taylor Boland threw a no-hitter to lead Elk County Catholic to a 3-1 win over visiting Curwensville.
Boland was charged with one unearned run, and he did walk five while striking out seven in the win. He threw 97 pitches.
ECC, meanwhile, broke a 1-1 tie with two runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Boland helped himself going 2-for-2 at the plate with a double and an RBI, including the game-winning RBI on a single in the fifth.
Will Uberti was also 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Crusaders.
Jake Mullins scored the lone run for Curwensville.
Christian Bakaysa took the loss going 4 ⅓ innings giving up three runs, one earned, on three hits and three walks while striking out three.
DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 4, PUNXSUTAWNEY 3, 8 INNINGS
DUBOIS, Pa. – Noah Bloom’s walk-off hit in the bottom of the eighth inning scored Brandon Walker, as DuBOis Central Catholic rallied for a 4-3 win over visiting Punxsutawney.
The Cardinals trailed 3-2 after Punxsutawney scored twice in the top of the sixth but tied the game in the bottom of the sixth on a Bloom single to left that scored Peter Downer.
Punxsutawney had taken the 3-2 advantage on a bases-loaded walk to Sheldon Young.
Bloom led DCC’s offense going 3-for-4 with the two RBIs. Walker was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs scored.
Adison Neal and Dylan Ishman were each 2-for-3 for Punxsutawney with Neal also drawing a walk.
Downer got the win in relief. He pitched 2 ⅔ innings of hitless baseball allowing two walks and striking out two.
Cole Sansom started for DCC and allowed three runs, two earned, on nine hits and a walk while striking out three in 5 ⅓ innings of work. Domenic Toretti pitched to two batters in the sixth walking both.
Derek Huey suffered the loss allowing one run on four hits and a walk in 1 ⅓ innings of work. Ike Knarr started and went 5 ⅔ innings giving up three runs, two earned, on five hits and five walks while striking out four.
REDBANK VALLEY 10, KEYSTONE 0, 5 INNINGS
ALCOA, Pa. – Blaney Brooks and Hudson Martz each drove in three runs, and Martz and Nick Smith combined on a 1-hitter to help Redbank Valley to a 10-0, five-inning win over visiting Keystone.
Brooks was 3-for-3 a triple, a run scored and the three RBIs with Martz going 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and the three RBIs.
Martz got the win going four hitless innings walking two and striking out seven. He also hit a pair of batters Smith gave up a hit while striking out two in an inning of relief.
Also for the Bulldogs, Hunter Buzard was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs, Bryson Bain was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI and Austin Leasure was 2-for-2 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.
Keenan Heeter had the lone hit for Keystone.
WILLIAMSPORT 13, ST. MARYS 3, 5 INNINGS
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – A nine-run fourth inning helped Williamsport blow past visiting St. Marys, 13-3, in five innings.
Dallas Griess, Carter Sagan, Kyle Caringi and Riley Hilner each drove in two runs for the Millionaires.
Griess, who didn’t have a hit but walked once, also scored two runs, Sagan was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored, Caringi was 2-for-3 with a run scored and Hilner was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Brock Moyer also walked twice and scored twice for Williamsport.
Brandon Sicheri was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored for St. Marys with Nate Beimel going 2-for-3.
Jonathan Zayas got the win going four innings allowing three runs, one earned, on six hits and two walks while striking out seven.
Mitchell Bille took the loss allowing six runs, five earned, on five hits, two walks and a hit batter while striking out three in 3 ⅓ innings on the mound.