Friday’s baseball and softball recaps.
A-C VALLEY 8, UNION 6
RIMERSBURG, Pa. – John Anderson and Dylan Stewart each had three hits to lead visiting A-C Valley to an 8-6 win over Union.
Anderson was 3-for-5 with two doubles and three runs scored, while Stewart was 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs. Tommy Amsler added three runs scored for the Falcons.
Isaac Yoder was 3-for-4 with a run scored to pace Union. Cole Morris added a pair of hits and two RBIs, while Lucas Bowser had a double and an RBI and Dana Logue was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
Stewart picked up the win going the distance and allowing six runs on nine hits, two walks and two hit batters while striking out six.
Hank Murphy suffered the loss going 3 ⅓ innings and allowing three earned runs. He walked one and struck out six.
BROOKVILLE 3, NORTH CLARION 2
FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Nick Keth tripled in the tying run and then scored the eventual winning run after getting out of a run down on a bunt by Logan Thrush in the fifth inning to help Brookville to a 3-2 win at North Clarion.
Trailing 2-1 going to the fifth, Gavin Park walked leading off and Keth tripled to deep left field to score him. Thrush then put down a bunt, and Keth was in a run down but escaped to score the go-ahead run. It was one of two runs scored for Keth, who was 2-for-3 on the day.
Kyle Dunkle also had two hits and an RBI for the Raiders.
Logan Minich led North Clarion going 3-for-3.
Tosh got the win in relief. He went three scoreless innings allowing two hits while striking out four. Park started and went four innings allowing two unearned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out three.
Zander Hargenrader took the loss in relief giving up two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out one. Zayn Hargenrader started and went three innings allowing one run on three hits and a walk while striking out four. Logan Weaver threw a scoreless, hitless seventh.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 14, JOHNSONBURG 5
ST. MARYS, Pa. – In the first game of the Elk County Tournament at Berwind Park in St. Marys, Elk County Catholic scored nine runs in its final two at bats to break a five-all tie with Johnsonburg and get a 14-5 victory.
The teams combined to score nine runs in the first inning with ECC holding a 5-4 lead by the end of the inning before the Rams tied the game with a run in the fourth.
The game remained knotted until the fifth when ECC scored three times to go up 8-5. The Crusaders then added six in the sixth to break the game open.
Gabe Kraus, Jared Braun and Ross Brennen combined to drive in 11 of the 14 runs for ECC.
Braun hit a home run and a double and was 2-for-3 with four RBIs, a walk and two runs scored.
Brennen added a pair of doubles and was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBIs, and Kraus was 3-for-4 with four RBIs. Brad Dippold also had two hits, a walk, a run scored and an RBI.
Ben Freeburg was 2-for-4 with an RBI for Johnsonburg, while Neil MacDonald, Ben Ames and Turner Amacher also had RBIs for the Rams.
Kraus started and went six innings to get the win. He allowed five runs, four earned, on six hits and four walks while striking out six. Jordan Nasoni pitched a scoreless seventh walking two.
Ames took the loss in relief of Johnny Mitchell. He went 2 ⅔ innings allowing nine runs on six hits and four walks while striking out one. Mitchell threw three innings allowing five runs on four hits and six walks. Justin Kasmierski allowed a hit and a walk in a ⅓ of an inning.
ECC will face St. Marys in the title game at noon Saturday at Berwind Park. Johnsonburg takes on Bradford in the 10 a.m. consolation game.
ST. MARYS 6, BRADFORD 5
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Jared Groll’s two-out single with the bases loaded in the top of the seventh innings scored Michael Beimel with the go-ahead run after Jeff Wehler had tied the game with a home run, and Groll worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom of the inning to give St. Marys a 6-5 win over Bradford in the second game of the opening round of the Elk County Tournament at Berwind Park in St. Marys.
The Dutch trailed 5-4 entering the seventh, but Wehler tied the game with a lead-off home run. Michael Beimel then singled and moved to third when Nate Beimel went to second on a two-base error. One out later, Matt Bellina loaded the bases with an infield single to the pitcher bringing up Groll.
Bradford proceeded to load the bases with one out in the bottom of the seventh off Groll, but the St. Marys hurler got the final two outs without giving up the lead.
Wehler was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored, while Groll was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Michael Beimel added two hits, a walk, a run scored and an RBI with Tim Beimel going 2-for-5.
Bryce Skaggs paced Bradford going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a run scored and an RBI. Dan Manion and Isaac Gralak each drove in two runs.
Groll threw a complete game allowing two earned runs. He struck out eight and walked three.
Andrew Bacha took the loss going seven innings and allowing six runs, four earned, on 12 hits and two walks while striking out four.
St. Marys will talk on rival ECC in the title game at noon Saturday. Bradford faces Johnsonburg in the consolation game at 10 a.m.
CLARION 3, BROOKVILLE 0
CLARION, Pa. – Sadie Rudesyle threw a five-hit shutout, and Keanna Over had three hits and an RBI to lead Clarion to a 3-0 win over visiting Brookville.
Rudesyle walked one and struck out eight to get the win, while Over was 3-for-3 with two doubles, a run scored and an RBI.
Johnna Rapp also had a double for the Lady Cats and was 2-for-3, and Rudesyle also went 2-for-3.
Carlie McManigle was 2-for-3 for Brookville with Elliette Park was 2-for-2. Elaina Powell had the other Lady Raiders hit, a double.
McManigle took the loss going six innings and allowing three runs, one earned, on 11 hits. She didn’t walk a batter and struck out one.
BALD EAGLE AREA 9, CLEARFIELD 3
HYDE, Pa. – Dallas Dillon had a pair of hits and two RBIs to held visiting Bald Eagle Area to a 9-3 win over Clearfield.
Olivia Andrews also had two hits and an RBI single for BEA.
Brooke Cline had three hits to lead Clearfield, while Erica Hanes had a pair of hits, including a double, and an RBI. Nikki Brossard also had two hits with a double and scored twice.
Zoey Surovec got the win going seven innings allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out one.
Abby Fedder took the loss going five innings and allowing nine runs on five hit. She struck out one. Hanes threw two innings not allowing a hit and walking three.
JOHNSONBURG 11, KANE 1, 5 INNINGS; ST. MARYS 10, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 0, 5 INNINGS
JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – In the opening game of the Elk County Tournament at Knothole Field in Johnsonburg, Skylar Sherry threw a one-hitter to lead Johnsonburg to a 11-1, five-inning win over Kane.
Sherry allowed an unearned run. She walked two and struck out four.
On offense, Sherry had a triple and was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored.
Lindsey Kocjancic had the big game for the Ramettes hitting a home run and going 1-for-2 with two runs scored and six RBIs. Kylee Wall also had two hits, two runs scored and an RBI. Nicole Meyers and Ashton Watts each scored two runs as well.
Hannah Buhl had the lone hit for Kane.
Baylee Swanson took the loss going four innings and allowing 11 runs, six earned, on seven hits and six walks while striking out four.
In the other first-round game, St. Marys 10-run ruled rival Elk County Catholic.
Morgan Krug had a three-run double in the fourth to help break the game open.
KANE 13, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 9
JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – An eight-run sixth inning helped Kane to a 13-9 win over Elk County Catholic in the consolation game of the Elk County Tournament in Johnsonburg.
Leading 4-3 going into the sixth, the Lady Wolves explosion gave them a seemingly comfortable 12-3 lead.
But ECC rallied back with four, 12-8, thanks in large part to a three-run home run by Emily Evers in the bottom of the sixth.
Swanson and Evers were both named to the all-tournament team following the game.
ST. MARYS 8, JOHNSONBURG 2
JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Morgan Krug drove in three runs to lead St. Marys to a late-night 8-2 win over Johnsonburg in the championship game of the Elk County Tournament at Knothole Field in Johnsonburg.
Krug was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored for the Lady Dutch, who also got a strong pitching performance from Bekka Bauer.
Bauer went seven innings allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits and four walks while striking out 14. She was also 2-for-2 on offense.
Britnee Thorwart had an RBI for Johnsonburg, while Jaylie Johnson and Lindsay Kocjancic scored runs.
Hannah Park took the loss going seven innings allowing eight runs, five earned, on nine hits and four walks while striking out three.
The game ended just before midnight after rain delays and long games earlier in the day.