SHIPPENVILLE, Pa. – Skylar Rhoades and Skyler Pastor combined to no-hit Redbank Valley, as Clarion took a 1-0 win from the visiting Bulldogs at the Clarion County Park.
(Photo: Skylar Rhoades of Clarion, who teamed with Skyler Pastor to throw a no-hitter against Redbank Valley Tuesday. Photo by Christie Datko)
Rhoades got the win going six innings hitting a batter, walking four and striking out 10 before reaching 98 pitches – two shy of the 100 limit – at the end of the sixth inning. Pastor picked up the save striking out the side in the seventh.
Bryan Layton matched Rhoades on the scoreboard throwing zeroes until the sixth inning when Clarion broke through for its lone run, which came fittingly on a single by Rhoades with two outs to left field that scored Sterling Conner from second.
Conner started the rally by drawing a two-out walk, and he then stole second base with Rhoades at the plate. Rhoades then connected on a 3-2 pitch for the RBI single.
Layton took the loss needing just 82 pitches to go six innings. He allowed three hits and a walk while striking out 11.
Redbank Valley’s best chance to score came in the third inning when the Bulldogs had runners on first and second with no outs thanks to a walk and a hit batter and the bases loaded with two outs thanks to another walk. But Rhoades struck out Logan Wadding to end the threat.
Rhoades also struck out Wadding with runners on first and second and two outs in the first after he issued back-to-back two-out walks.
But after the third inning, Redbank Valley didn’t have a baserunner until a one-out error on Cam Craig in the seventh. And then Pastor picked up Craig by striking out the final two batters to earn the save.
Clarion’s best chance to score before the sixth came in the fifth when Drew Whren reached on an error with one out and Cutter Boggess doubled him to third. But Layton struck out Calvin German and got Nate Datko to fly out to end the threat.
BROCKWAY SWEEPS DOUBLEHEADER FROM KANE
BROCKWAY, Pa. – Brockway swept a doubleheader from visiting Kane taking Game One 3-1 and Game Two 7-5.
Tyler Serafini went the distance in the first game to pick up the win allowing an unearned run on two hits, two walks and three hit batter in seven innings of work. He struck out eight.
Brockway broke a one-all tie with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth with a Serafini sacrifice fly breaking the tie.
Angelo Inzana was 2-for-3 with a run scored for the Rovers with Dominic Inzana going 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored. Santino Inzana was also 2-for-4 in the contest.
Ang Costanzo scored the lone run for Kane with Austin Jordan getting the RBI.
Robert Rumcik, one of four Kane pitchers, took the loss going 2 ⅔ innings allowing two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out two. Cyrus Novosel also gave up a run on five hits and a walk while striking out one in two innings of work.
In the nightcap, Brockway, acting as the visiting team, broke a three-all tie with three runs in the top of the sixth on singles by Cameron Baka and Santino Inzana and a sac fly from Matthew Clark.
Baka was 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and an RBI. Zane Puhala added a double, a walk, a run scored and an RBI with Serafini also doubling and driving in a run.
Baka got the win going five innings allowing three runs, one earned, on five hits, a hit batter and four walks. He struck out 10. Nickelas Porrin went an inning allowing two unearned runs on two hits and a hit batter while striking out one, and Marcus Copelliu got the save needing just eight pitches to throw a scoreless seventh striking out one.
Zachary Duck was 4-for-4 with three RBIs for Kane, while Costanzo went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
Ethan Alexander took the loss going 2 ⅓ innings allowing four earned runs on five hits and a walk. Rumcik started and went 2 ⅔ giving up two runs, one earned, on two hits and three walks while striking out four. Devin Young pitched two innings allowing an unearned run on one hit.
CLEARFIELD 14, BROOKVILLE 4
BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Hayden Williams had a pair of doubles and drove in three runs to lift visiting Clearfield to a 14-4 win over Brookville.
Williams was 3-for-4 in the contest.
Seth Bumbarger and Ty Bender also added doubles for the Bison with Bumbarger going 1-for-2 with three walks, an RBI and two runs scored and Bender 1-for-3 with two walks, two RBIs and run scored.
Harrison Peacock added three RBIs and two runs scored for Clearfield with Nathan Barr going 3-for-4 with a walk and an RBI and Eli Glass 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored.
Dane Lyle was 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored for Brookville. Trenton Gilhousen was 2-for-3 with a run scored and Adam Macknis was 2-for-3.
Hunter Dixon picked up the win going six innings allowing four runs on 11 hits and three walks while striking out four. Hunter Hipps pitched a scoreless seventh striking out one.
Cole LaBenne suffered the loss lasting a ⅓ of an inning and giving up five runs on five walks. Tyler Park went 4 ⅓ innings giving up five unearned runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out three. Tanner LaBenne pitched 1 ⅓ innings allowing two earned runs on three hits and a walk and Chase Palmer went an inning allowing two unearned runs on a hit and two walks while striking out three.
JOHNSONBURG 10, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 3
JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Daunte Allegretto, Johnny Mitchell and Ben Freeburg each drove in two runs to help Johnsonburg down visiting DuBois Central Catholic, 10-3.
Allegretto was 2-for-4 with a run scored, Mitchell was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored and Freeburg was 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored for the Rams. Also for Johnsonburg, Austin Green went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI, Paul Gresco was 1-for-1 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI and Clay Zilcofski was 1-for-1 with two walks, two runs scored and an RBI.
Brandon Walker, Thomas Grecco and Noah Bloom had doubles for DCC.
Walker was 2-for-4, Bloom was 1-for-3 with a run scored and Peter Downer was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Gavin Elmquist got the win in relief of Gabe Watts. Elmquist went 1 ½ innings allowing three runs, two earned, on five hits. Watts pitched three innings giving up three hits and hitting a batter. Green finished off pitching 2 ⅓ innings allowing a hit.
Downer took the loss going 2 ⅓ innings allowing five runs on three hits and three walks while striking out three.
WILLIAMSPORT 10, DUBOIS 0, 5 INNINGS
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Tanner Esposito, Joe Fagnano and Isaac Snyder combined to two-hit visiting DuBois, as Williamsport claimed a 10-0, five-inning win over the Beavers.
Esposito started and went two innings allowing a hit and a walk while striking out three. Fagano got the win going two innings allowing a hit and two walks while striking out five, and Snyder went an inning walking one and striking out two.
Meanwhile, the Millionaires bats hit four home runs, including two from Cody Shimp.
Shimp was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and four RBIs.
Quentin Brown and Ryan Jolin also went deep with Brown going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs and Jolin 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI. Esposito added a double and scored a run and Cameron Pardoe scored three times.
Peter Foradora and Dylan McCluskey had singles for DuBois.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 12, CURWENSVILLE 6
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Elk County Catholic exploded for six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a six-all tie on its way to a 12-6 win over visiting Curwensville.
Curwensville had tied the game at six in the top of the sixth when Christian Bakasya scored on an error.
But in the bottom of the inning, eight straight ECC players reached after on out to give the Crusaders control of the game.
Hunter Cashmer broke the tie with a bases-loaded single that scored Isaac Brock, and Dan Wimer followed with a two-run single to make it 9-7. Jordan Deprator then followed with another two-run single to make it 11-7, and a 12th run scored on an error.
Alec Wehler led the ECC offense going 3-for-3 with a walk, three runs scored and an RBI. Wimer was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs with Brock going 2-for-5 with two runs scored. Also for the Crusaders, Ryan Fritz was 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI and Alex Fedus was 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.
Avery Francisco hit a home run for Curwensville while going 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored.
Wehler got the win in relief of Brady Schneider going two innings allowing an unearned run while striking out one. Schneider pitched five innings allowing five runs, four earned, on four hits and five walks while striking out three.
Jake McCracken took the loss in relief of Noah VonGunden. McCracken went two innings allowing seven runs, six earned, on seven hits, three walks and a hit batter. VonGunden pitched four innings allowing five runs, two earned, on seven hits while striking out three.
COUDERSPORT 13, SMETHPORT 0, 5 INNINGS
SMETHPORT, Pa. – Kolby VanWhy drove in three runs to help visiting Coudersport to a 13-0, five-inning win over Smethport.
VanWhy was 1-for-3 with a pair of runs scored, while Josh Stevens was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Owen Chambers was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs, Kullen Crosby drove in two runs, Eli Ayers scored twice and Andrew Brown was 2-for-2 with a run scored.
Stevens got the win going 4 ⅔ innings of one-hit ball. He walked two and struck out five. Elliott Hite got the final two outs striking out tone.
Noah Costa had the lone hit for Smethport.
Nathan Hollowell took the loss giving up two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one.
ST. MARYS 20, BRADFORD 6, 5 INNINGS
BRADFORD, Pa. – Visiting St. Marys needed just 13 hits to score 20 runs on its way to a 20-6, five-inning win over Bradford.
Jared Groll had a pair of hits, both doubles while driving in four runs and scoring twice for the Dutch, while Matt Bellina also added a double while going 2-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored.
Shane Price had a team-best three hits going 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBIs, Branon Sicheri added three RBIs and was 2-for-2 with two walks and four runs scored, Nate Beimel went 2-for-5 with a run scored and three RBIs and Tim Beimel was 1-for-2 with two walks, a run scored and two RBIs.
Bellina got the win going three innings allowing four runs, two earned, on six hits while striking out three.
Danny Manion had a big game for Bradford going 3-for-3 with three doubles, a run scored and three RBIs. Caleb Nuzzo also doubled and was 2-for-3 with three runs scored.
Adam Boyer took the loss going 1 ⅔ innings allowing six runs on four hits and three walks while striking out four.