May 6 baseball recaps.
(Photo of St. Marys’ Matt Bellina, who had the game-winning hit in the Dutch win over Brookville. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa’s work here)
ST. MARYS 4, BROOKVILLE 2
BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Matt Bellina’s two-run single capped a three-run rally in the top of the seventh to lift St. Marys to a come-from-behind 4-2 win over Brookville at McKinley Field under the lights.
All three seventh-inning runs were unearned as the Dutch tied the game at 2-2 on a dropped throw on a forceout play at home plate. Bellina, the starting pitcher, then broke the tie with his single.
Nate Beimel retired eight of nine batters he faced to get the win in relief of Bellina, striking out six and walking one. Bellina went the first 4 1/3 innings, giving up all three Raiders hits while striking out two and walking one.
Aaron Park took the loss on the mound for the Raiders, relieving starter Dane Lyle in the seventh and giving up three unearned runs, striking out one and walking two. Lyle gave up four hits in six innings, walking four and striking out five.
Park drove in both Raiders runs on groundouts in the first and third innings. Cole LaBenne and Trenton Gilhousen hit doubles.
The Dutch’s No. 9 hitter Conner Bressler reached base three times, singling twice and walking. Jake Meeker singled in a run in the first inning.
CLARION 3, REDBANK VALLEY 2
SHIPPENVILLE, Pa. – Skyler Pastor’s two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning put Clarion ahead for good as the Bobcats rode the pitching of Chase Kriebel and Skylar Rhoades to beat Redbank Valley, 3-2, at Clarion County Park.
The Bobcats trailed 2-1 going into the bottom of the sixth because of the Bulldogs rallying for two runs in the top of the inning on Blaney Brooks’ two-out, two-run single.
Brooks’ single was one of just two hits off Kriebel and Rhoades. Kriebel got the no-decision, striking out 13 in a hitless 5 1/3 innings with no walks. Rhoades claimed the win in relief, striking out four and walking two while giving up both hits.
Bulldogs starter Hudson Martz gave up all five Clarion hits in 5 2/3 innings with eight strikeouts and three walks while giving up all three runs to take the loss. Brooks got the final out of the bottom of the sixth, walking one.
Nate Datko singled twice and Rhoades doubled for the Bobcats.
CRANBERRY 8, A-C VALLEY 4
EMLENTON, Pa. – Tyler Comiske’s three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning jump-started a five-run inning, as visiting Cranberry rallied past A-C Valley, 8-4.
The Berries trailed 4-3 going to the seventh, but Comiske’s home run gave them a 6-4 lead and they added on two more runs for good measure.
The homer capped a huge day for Comiske, who was 3-for-4 with a run scored and five RBIs. He added a double to his home run.
Hunter O’Neil was also 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs for Cranberry with Preston Forrest going 2-for-4 and Kenny Lavrich scoring twice.
Joe Dehart and Levi Orton both hit home runs for A-C Valley with Dehart going 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs and Orton going 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs. Also for the Falcons, Luke Whitcomb was 2-for-4.
Trevor Gladin got the win in relief of Adam Smerkar going 1 ⅓ innings of one-hit ball. He walked a batter and struck out three. Smerkar gave up four runs, all earned, on seven hits, a walk and a hit batter while striking out three in 5 ⅔ innings.
Whitcomb suffered the loss in relief of Broc Weigle. He gave up five runs, four earned, on five hits and a walk in ⅔ of an inning. Weigle gave up three runs, two earned, on three hits and four walks while striking out eight in 5 ⅔ innings before having to come out because of the 100-pitch rule.
DUBOIS 12, BRADFORD 3
BRADFORD, Pa. – Dylan McCluskey was 4-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs to lead visiting DuBois to a 12-3 win over Bradford.
Dane Bauman was also 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs for the Beavers with Justin Swauger adding a double and two RBIs, Chandler Ho going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Garrett going 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
Starr got the win going five innings of four-hit ball. He allowed one run while walking one and striking out three.
Austen Davis was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for Bradford. Calen Nuzzo went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Tyler Gigliotti took the loss giving up five runs, all earned, on nine hits and a walk while striking out three in five innings of work.
COUDERSPORT 10, OSWAYO VALLEY 1
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Eli Ayers had himself a day in a 10-1 Coudersport win at Oswayo Valley.
Ayers was 3-for-3 with a home run, a triple and a double while also walking twice, scoring three times and driving in three runs for the Falcons.
Kullen Crosby added a pair of doubles for Coudersport while going 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBIs, while Owen Chambers was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Ian Bilski was 2-for-3 for Oswayo Valley.
Jackson Glover got the win going five innings allowing an unearned run on four hits and two walks while striking out six.
Sawyer Prince took the loss giving up three runs, all earned, on five hits and a walk while striking out two in four innings of work.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 8, OTTO-ELDRED 1
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Hunter Cashmer quitted the heavy hitting Otto-Eldred lineup limiting the Terrors to one run on six hits and a walk while striking out 11 over seven innings of work.
Meanwhile, ECC’s offense used five doubles to help score its eight runs.
Will Uberti led the way going 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI, while Taylor Boland was 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs.
Ryan Fritz also went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored for the Crusaders with Alec Wehler adding a double, an RBI and a run scored.
Jacob Merry was 2-for-3 for Otto-Eldred with Tommy VanScotter doubling and scoring the lone run for the Terrors.
Chase Sebastian took the loss going two innings allowing four runs, all earned, on five hits and a walk while striking out two.
KARNS CITY 14, FOREST AREA 0, 5 INNINGS
BUTLER, Pa. – Tyler Yough drove in four runs to pace a 14-0, five-inning win for Karns City over visiting Forest Area in Butler.
Yough was 3-for-3 with a triple and also scored a run in the win.
Josh Whitmire added a pair of RBIs for the Gremlins while going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, Tanner Schaffner and Steve O’Donnell each scored three times with Schaffner going 2-for-2 with a walk and an RBI and O’Donnell going 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Bobby Dittman and Dylan Saxton each had doubles to account for the lone two Forest Area hits.
O’Donnell and Josh Wimer combined on the shutout with O’Donnell getting the win going the first four innings allowing both hits while striking out seven. Wimer pitched a scoreless fifth walking one and striking out two.
JOHNSONBURG 12, KANE 3
KANE, Pa. – Ethan Wells, Austin Green, Zack Zameroski and Daunte Allegretto combined for 12 hits, eight RBIs and eight runs scored to lift visiting Johnsonburg to a 12-3 win over Kane.
Wells was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs, Green was 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and three RBIs, Zameroski was 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run scored and two RBIs and Allegretto was 3-for-4 with three runs scored.
Garrett Gregori also scored twice for the Rams while going 1-for-3 with two walks.
Harley Morris was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored for Kane with Reese Novosel going 2-for-3 and Ty Stahli doubling and scoring.
Allegretto got the complete-game win. He allowed three earned runs on eight hits while striking out seven.
Austin Jordan took the loss. He gave up four runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out four in five innings of work.
MONITEAU 14, NORTH CLARION 0, 5 INNINGS
BUTLER, Pa. – Pounding out seven extra-base hits among its 15 knocks, Moniteau rolled to a 14-0, five-inning win over visiting North Clarion in Butler.
Jared Lominski and Chance Nagy each drove in four runs for the Warriors with Nagy going 3-for-3 with two doubles and a walk and Lominski going 2-for-2 with a home run, two walks and a run scored.
Also for Moniteau, Hunter Fitzingo was 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored, Gage Neal was 1-for-2 with two walks, two RBIs and a run scored, Tyler McFadden was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two RBIs, Lee DeMatteis was 3-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI and Luke Pry was 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored.
Korey Mills had North Clarion’s lone hit, a double.
Nagy got the win allowing the one hit, a walk and a hit batter while striking out six in five innings of work.
Logan Minich took the loss going three innings giving up 10 runs, nine earned, on 10 hits and five walks while striking out two.
ALTOONA 10, PUNXSUTAWNEY 0, 6 INNINGS
ALTOONA, Pa. – Cody Becker threw a one-hit shutout to lift Altoona to a 10-0, six-inning win over visiting Punxsutawney.
Becker walked two and a hit a batter while striking out three in six innings of work.
Jake Hunter went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs to lead Altoona’s offense.
Ike Knarr had the lone hit for Punxsutawney.
Knarr took the loss despite giving up just one unearned run in his only inning of work. He walked a batter and gave up a hit.
CLARION-LIMESTONE 8, KEYSTONE 4
KNOX, Pa. – Trailing 2-1 going into the top of the fourth inning, visiting Clarion-Limestone scored seven runs in its next three at-bats to pull away from Keystone for an 8-4 win.
Five different Lions had at least two hits, led by Hayden Callen who was 3-for-4 with a double and three runs batted in. Bryson Huwar, Colby Himes, Ian Larson and Camden Hankey each had two hits as the Lions finished with 13 hits off four Panthers pitchers.
Huwar, the second of three Lions pitchers, got the win. He allowed four hits and struck out five and gave up two runs, one earned, in 3 1/3 innings in relief of the starter Callen, who allowed one hit and three walks while striking out four in three innings. Curvin Goheen got the final two outs to finish out the win.
Jayden Blazosky and Skylar Kagle each had two hits for Keystone. Blazosky and Tye Elder doubled.
Panthers starter Dawson Steele took the loss, pitching three innings, giving up three runs, seven hits and one walk while striking out one.