May 17 baseball recaps.
(Cover photo: Logan Johnston, Punxsutawney. Photo by Cory Geer)
PUNXSUTAWNEY 5, BRADFORD 1
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Punxsutawney may have just picked the right time of year to get hot.
Joey Dipietro went 2-for-2 with a walk, a run scored and two RBIs, Isaac Stouffer added a double, a run scored and an RBI and Logan Johnston tossed a two-hitter to lead the Chucks to a 5-1 win over visiting Bradford. It was Punxsy’s fourth straight victory and moved the Chucks to 8-10 on the season.
Johnston was solid allowing one run while walking two and striking out nine.
Tyler Gigliotti had a double and a run scored for Bradford, while Danny Manion had an RBI single.
Tomas Guay took the loss going five innings allowing five runs, four earned, on seven hits and four walks while striking out two.
DUBOIS 10, BROOKVILLE 3
DUBOIS, Pa. – Racking up seven runs in the first two innings, DuBois cruised to a 10-3 win over visiting Brookville at Showers’ Field.
Drew Bankovich and Braden Paulinellie each had three hits and accounted for six of the Beavers’ 10 hits off three Raiders pitchers. Both Bankovich and Paulinellie tripled as did Matt Agosti. Mitchell Ferra, Bankovich, Agosti and Ryan Pasternak each drove in two runs.
DuBois also used three pitchers with Ethan Long, Peter Foradora and Ryan Radaker. Foradora went 2 1/3 innings after replacing Long and got the win.
Tanner LaBenne and Dane Lyle each had two hits for Brookville with LaBenne doubling. Ben Caun started and was the losing pitcher.
DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 4, CURWENSVILLE 3
CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Michael Misiewicz struck out Zach McClure with the tying run at second base in the bottom of the seventh inning, and visiting DuBois Central Catholic escaped Curwensville with a 4-3 victory.
The Cardinals led 4-1 going to the seventh before a two-run, two-out double by Bryce Timko made things interesting.
Brandon Walker was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs to lead the DCC offense, while Justin Miknis was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored and Austin Cogley doubled, walked and scored a run.
Anthony Kness got the win in relief of Jack Frank going three innings allowing five hits while striking out five. Frank went the first three innings allowing a run on five hits while striking out one before being taken out before throwing his 50th pitch (49). Despite the seventh-inning adventures, Misiewicz got the save. He allowed a hit and a walk while also hitting a batter and striking out one.
Avery Francisco paced Curwensville going 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Timko was 2-for-4 with the double and the two RBIs, McClure was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and Ralph Evans was 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Josh Terry took the loss going two innings allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits and three walks while striking out two.
CLARION 13, CLARION-LIMESTONE 0, 5 INNINGS
SHIPPENVILLE, Pa. – Reed Anthony, Sterling Conner and Spencer Miller combined to throw a five-inning no-hitter, as Clarion topped rival Clarion-Limestone, 13-0 in five innings, at the Clarion County Park.
Anthony got the win going three innings walking three and striking out five. Conner walked one in his lone inning of work, while Miller struck out one in his inning on the hill.
Meanwhile, Clarion had 12 hits off three C-L pitchers including seven extra-base hits.
Kyle Patterson went yard smacking a second-inning grand slam off Riley Hummell during a seven-run inning that put the game away for the Bobcats. Patterson was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and five RBIs.
Miller, meanwhile, had a pair of doubles and drew a walk while going 2-for-3 with two runs scored with Conner also getting a double and going 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBIs. Ryan Anthony tripled while going 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored and two RBIs, Reed Anthony scored twice, Skylar Rhoades added a pair of RBIs and a run scored and Dominic Fleming doubled, scored a run and drove one in.
Cody Himes walked twice for C-L.
Curven Goheen took the loss going 1 ⅓ innings allowing eight runs, four earned, on three hits and four walks while striking out one. Hummell lasted ⅔ of an inning allowing three runs on three hits and two walks while striking out one. Drew Beichner allowed two unearned runs on two hits and a walk while striking out one in two innings of work.
CRANBERRY 2, NORTH CLARION 1
SENECA, Pa. – Andrew Gunn and Nolan Brannon combined to allow just one run, as Cranberry squeaked past visiting North Clarion, 2-1.
Gunn started and went four innings to get the win. He allowed one run on four hits and two walks. Brannon then picked up the save going three innings allowing three hits and two walks while striking out three.
Trevor Gladin was 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Berries, while Gunn also drove in a run and Brandon Forrest doubled and scored.
Logan Minich was 2-for-3 with a run scored for North Clarion, while Noah Meyers had the RBI and Korey Mills and Matson Higgins each chipped in with two singles.
Meyers took the loss going four innings allowing two runs, both in the second inning, on two hits and five walks while striking out four.
KEYSTONE 13, A-C VALLEY 12
KNOX, Pa. – Keystone rallied from a 9-8 deficit with a five-run sixth inning then held off an A-C Valley rally to close out its season with a 13-12 win over the visiting Falcons.
Trailing 9-8 and with two outs in the sixth, the Panthers proceeded to put seven men in a row on base.
After a pair of A-C Valley errors extended the inning, Austin Ion made the Falcons pay with a two-run, go-ahead double that put Keystone up 10-9. Following a Corey Rapp single, Brooks LaVan doubled home two more, and Brodi Switzer followed with a double of his own to make 13-9.
The Falcons tried to rally in the seventh and scored three times thanks to a two-run single by Lucas Larimore and Jeff Ginn base hit.
But with runners on first and second and one out, Corey Rapp, who started the game going 2 ⅓ before being replaced by LaVan, came back onto the hill to replace Dawson Steele and got Aaron Busch to fly out to center and Lane Chalmer to pop out to shortstop to earn a very unconventional save.
Rapp’s final line was three innings (73 pitches), four runs, three earned, on two hits and three walks while striking out two. Steele got the win going 2 ⅓ innings allowing five runs, three earned, on six hits and a walk while striking out two. LaVan went 1 ⅔ innings allowing three runs on three hits and a walk while striking out three.
Switzer hit a home run and doubled for the Panthers and was 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored and three RBIs.
Ion doubled while going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI with LaVan going 1-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored, and Rapp added a double while going 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Steele also was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.
MONITEAU 5, UNION 1
BUTLER, Pa. – Lake Pry and Derek Brown combined to two-hit Union, as Moniteau beat the visiting Golden Knights, 5-1, at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler.
Pry went six innings allowing an unearned run on two hits and four walks while striking out 10. He left after reaching 100 pitches (101). Brown finished off going a scoreless seventh walking two and striking out two.
Jake Jewart and Hunter Fitzingo combined to provide the offense for the Warriors both going an identical 2-for-3 with a walk each, a run scored each and an RBI apiece.
Lucas Bowser took the loss going three innings allowing five runs, four earned, on two hits and eight walks while striking out three. Dana Logue then went three scoreless innings allowing two hits and six walks while striking out three.
Isaac Yoder and Quinton Weaver had Union’s hits. Reice Saylor scored for the Golden Knights.
JOHNSONBURG 12, REDBANK VALLEY 2
OAK RIDGE, Pa. – Johnny Mitchell and Justin Kasmierski each had four-hit days to lead visiting Johnsonburg to a 12-2 win over Redbank Valley.
The Rams enjoyed the short porch at Oak Ridge smacking five home runs, including a pair by Mitchell, who was 4-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored.
Kasmierski also went deep and doubled three times going 4-for-4 with a walk, four runs scored and three RBIs.
Also leaving the yard for the Rams were Ben Ames and Neil MacDonald.
Ames went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBIs, and MacDonald was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Daunte Allegretto chipped in with a double going 1-for-1 with a run scored, and Ben Freeburg was 3-for-4 with three RBIs.
Scott Toth and Jonah Henry had RBIs for Redbank Valley, which managed just three hits off Kasmierski, who needed 90 pitches to toss the complete-game. He walked two and struck out nine while allowing two earned runs.
Grayson Harman took the loss going three innings allowing four runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out four.
ST. MARYS 7, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 2
ST. MARYS, Pa. – A strong performance on the mound from Nate Beimel and a pair of RBIs each from Jared Groll and Jesse McKee helped St. Marys down rival Elk County Catholic, 7-2,
Beimel was practically unhittable allowing just one hit and walking two while striking out eight in 6 ⅓ inning of work. Only the new PIAA pitch-limit rule kept him from a complete game, as he tossed 102. Groll came on and finished off the Crusaders needing just five pitches to get two outs.
Grolls was also solid at the plate going 1-for-3 with a double, the two RBIs and a run scored.
McKee was 2-for-2 with a double of his own, a run scored and the two RBIs, while Hayden Tettis went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Tim Beimel was also 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.
Alec Wehler had ECC’s lone hit and also added two RBIs.
Wehler was the losing pitcher going three innings allowing five runs, four earned, on five hits and a walk while striking out one.
KANE 6, EISENHOWER 2
RUSSELL, Pa. – Connor Crowley was 2-for-4, while Ethan Anderson and Ty Stahli drove in runs to lead visiting Kane to a 6-2 win over Eisenhower.
Cyrus Novosel added a double for the Wolves, who saw three pitchers combined on a three-hitter.
Novosel started and went two innings allowing a hit and a walk. Stahli then got the win going four innings allowing two runs on two hits and five walks while striking out four. Austin Jordan closed it out allowing a hit while striking out one in an inning of work.
Kane led 3-2 until scoring three insurance runs in the seventh after two hits thanks in large part to an error that allowed two runs to scored.
Jake Harvey was 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and two RBIs for Eisenhower.
OSWAYO VALLEY 12, SMETHPORT 1
SMETHPORT, Pa. – Getting 10 RBIs combined from Garret Babcock, Grant West, Gage Babcock and Garren Black, visiting Oswayo Valley beat Smethport, 12-1.
Garret Babcock was 1-for-3 with a double and three RBIs, West was 2-for-5 with a triple, a run scored and three RBIs, Gage Babcock went 3-for-4 with a walk, two RBIs and five runs scored and Black was 1-for-2 with a double, three walks, a run scored and two RBIs.
Black got the win going four innings allowing one hit while striking out eight. Ryan Graves picked up the save going three innings allowing one run on two hits and walk while striking out four.
Bailey Kinner had an RBI for Smethport with Orion Alexis scoring the run.
Austin Wilber took the loss going four innings allowing six runs, five earned, on three hits and six walks while striking out two.
OTTO-ELDRED 8, PORT ALLEGANY 1
DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Despite getting just four hits and being outhit 7-4, Otto-Eldred rolled past visiting Port Allegany, 8-1.
The Terrors were helped by seven walks and eight errors by the Gators.
Andrew Sheeler, Cameron Magee and Seth Drummond had RBIs for Otto-Eldred.
Devin Gustin was 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI for Port Allegany. Howie Stuckey scored the run.
Sheeler was efficient in getting the complete-game victory needing 84 pitches to go seven innings. He allowed a run on seven hits while striking out seven.
Josh Rees took the loss going 2 ⅓ innings allowing five runs, two earned, on four hits and two walks while striking out one.