SMETHPORT, Pa. – Trailing twice late, visiting Otto-Eldred rallied to beat Smethport, 5-4.
(Photo of Otto-Eldred’s Nick York, who had three RBIs in a win over Smethport Wednesday. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick’s work here)
The Terrors were down 3-0 going to the fifth before tying the game at three on a two-out, two-run single to center by Nick York.
Smethport retook the lead in the bottom of the inning, 4-3, when Blake Kinner singled home a run with two outs.
But Otto-Eldred had the answer in the top of the sixth scoring twice more with two outs to retake the lead for good.
A bases-loaded walk to Jacob Merry tied the game at four, and York was then hit by a pitch with the bases still loaded to give the Terrors the lead.
York finished 1-for-3 with three RBIs with Cole Sebastian getting a hit and scoring twice for Otto-Eldred.
Nate Hollowell was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for Smethport. Kinner was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Cole Sebastian got the win in relief of Andrew Sheeler. Sebastian went 2 ⅓ innings giving up a hit while striking out four. Sheeler pitched 4 ⅔ innings allowing four runs, two earned, on five hits, a hit batter and a walk while striking out seven.
Matt Stratton took the loss going 2 ⅓ innings allowing two earned runs on two hits, two walks and a hit batter while striking out four. Orion Alexis started and pitched 3 ⅓ scoreless innings giving up two hits and two walks while striking out five. Kai Thomas was charged with three unearned runs on three hits while striking out two in 1 ⅓ innings.
SMETHPORT 10, KANE 9
SMETHPORT, Pa. – Playing its second game of the day/night, Smethport scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to stun visiting Kane, 10-9.
The Wolves had taken a 9-7 lead in the top of the seventh when they scored five runs with a bases-loaded walk to Christo Park giving Kane an 8-7 lead before Jake Alcorn grounded into a fielder’s choice to make it a two-run advantage.
But in the bottom of the seventh, Park was called for a balk with the bases loaded and one out making it 9-8, Nate Hollowell grounded into a fielder’s choice with the bases still loaded to tie the game at nine and a wild pitch with two outs scored Orion Alexis with the game-winning run.
Hollowell, Matt Stratton and Parker Shonts each had a pair of RBIs for Smethport with Alexis walking twice and scoring three times and Noah Costa adding a hit, a walk and two runs scored.
Zach Duck was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI for Kane with Austin Jordan going 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored and Ethan Anderson going 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs.
Hollowell, the fourth pitched used by Smethport, got the win going ⅔ og an inning walking one. Grant Ognen started and pitched six innings allowing four runs, two earned, on six hits and three walks while striking out six. Alexis and Stratton struggled combining for a ⅓ of an inning of relief allowing five runs (two by Alexis, three by Stratton) on one hit, three walks and three hit batters before Hollowell limited the damage.
Park took the loss in relief going ⅔ of an inning allowing three runs, one earned, on a hit, two walks and a hit batter while striking out one. Bobby Rumcik started and pitched 5 ⅔ innings allowing seven unearned runs on six hits, five walks and three hit batters while striking out six. Ethan Anderson struck out the only batter he faced.
ST. MARYS 5, PUNXSUTAWNEY 3
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – After a scoreless first four innings for both teams, visiting St. Marys used a four-run fifth and then a one-run sixth to build a five-run lead before holding off Punxsutawney, 5-3.
Brandon Sicheri led the Dutch going 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, a walk, a run scored and two RBIs. Jared Groll added a 2-for-4 day with a run scored and an RBI.
Tyler Richardson was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI for Punxsutawney with Alec Greenblatt going 1-for-2 with two runs scored.
Groll picked up the complete-game win allowing three runs, one earned, on five hits and three walks while striking out four.
Greenblatt took the loss pitching 4 ⅓ innings and giving up four runs, two earned, on three hits and seven walks while striking out three. Richardson pitched 2 ⅔ innings allowing an earned run on three hits.
BALD EAGLE AREA 16, DUBOIS 5, 5 INNINGS
DUBOIS, Pa. – Garrett Barnhart and Jaden Jones drove in four runs to help visiting Bald Eagle Area to a 16-5, five-inning win over DuBois at Showers Field.
Barnhart was 2-for-2 on the day with a double, a triple, a walk and three runs scored with Jaden Jones going 3-for-4.
Also for BEA, Trent Donley, Matt Reese and Grant King all doubled. King was 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBIs, Donley was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored and Reese was 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Jordan Jones added a pair of hits, a run scored and two RBIs.
Eric Schneider was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs for DuBois with Peter Foradora going 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Dylan McCluskey 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored and Gage Gulvas scoring twice.