District 9 baseball and softball recaps from Thursday.
DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 6, JOHNSONBURG 5, 10 INNINGS
DUBOIS, Pa. – Brandon Walker scored when Michael Misiewicz reached on an error in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift DuBois Central Catholic to 6-5 win over Johnsonburg.
The Cardinals loaded the bases with nobody out on singles by Thomas Grecco and Walker and a walk to Noah Bloom. Then Nick Szczerba grounded to shortstop with Grecco being tossed out at the plate. Misiewicz then hit a grounder to second that was misplayed by Sallack allowing Walker to score the winning run.
DCC had tied the game in the bottom of the seventh on a two-out home run to left by Jake Miknis.
Johnsonburg had taken a 5-4 load in the top of the seventh on a Johnny Mitchell double. The Rams then looked poised to take a bigger lead when the next batter walked with no outs. But DCC then turned a triple play when a liner to shortstop Szczerba turned into a 6-4-3 triple play with Szczerba going to Misiewicz for the out at second and then on to Jake Miknis at first.
“A beautiful thing,” DCC head coach Andy Sayers said.
Miknis had a huge day at the plate going 3-for-4 with the home run and two runs scored.
Also for DCC, Grecco was 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI, while Walker was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Jack Frank added a double and a run scored.
For Johnsonburg, Mitchell was 2-for-5 with two RBIs, while Josh Raubenstrauch was 2-for-4 with a run scored and Dave Sallack was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Turner Amacher was also 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs.
Grecco picked up the win in relief going four innings and allowing one run on five hits and three walks while striking out three. He was aided by outstanding defense by Misiewicz, according to Sayers.
Szczerba started and went six innings allowing four runs, one earned, on seven hits and a walk while striking out two.
Ben Ames too the loss. He pitched 1 ⅓ innings allowing the one run on two hits and two walks.
Justin Kasmerski started and went 5 ⅓ innings allowing four runs, two earned, on five hits and four walks. Neil MacDonald relieved and went 2 ⅔ innings allowing one run on two hits while striking out one.
MONITEAU 3, CLARION 2
BUTLER, Pa. – Derek Boben outdueled Bo Miller to lift Moniteau to a 3-2 “road” win over Clarion at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler.
Boben gave up two runs, one earned, on five hits while striking out seven in getting the complete-game victory.
That was slightly better than Miller who gave up three runs, all earned, on seven hits and two walks while striking out two in seven innings of work.
Aaron Marterella, Nathan Sosigina and Lake Pry had RBIs for Moniteau with Marterella and Wyatt Geibel each going 1-for-3 with a double, Sosigina 1-for-3 and Pry 1-for-3 with a run scored. Jake Jewart was also 1-for-3 with a triple and a run scored, while JJ Waid was 1-for-3 with a double.
For Clarion, Cameron Craig went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Adrian Weber was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored and Reed Anthony and Luke Nellis were both 1-for-3.
DUBOIS 3, BALD EAGLE ARE 1
DUBOIS, Pa. – Ethan Long pitched 5 ⅓ strong innings of relief, and DuBois made the most of its two hits in getting a 3-1 win over visiting Bald Eagle Area.
Nick LaBrasca started and went ⅔ of an inning before Long took over pitching 5 ⅓ innings of three-hit, one-run ball. He walked two and struck out six to get the win.
Zach Sloan then came in and picked up the save throwing a scoreless seventh.
DuBois trailed 1-0 until the fourth when the Beavers scored twice before adding on an insurance run in the fifth.
Sloan and Ryan Pasternak had the Beavers’ hits, both doubles, and both players were 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI on the day.
ST. MARYS 8, BROOKVILLE 3
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Trailing 3-1 going to the sixth, St. Marys erupted for seven runs on its way to an 8-3 win over visiting Brookville.
The Dutch scored all seven sixth-inning runs after two outs and were aided by two costly Brookville errors including one that tied the game with two outs.
In all, the Raiders committed six miscues leading to seven unearned runs by St. Marys.
Tim Beimel, Aaron Piccolo and Matt Bellina all had two-hit games for the Dutch with Tim Beimel going 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored, Piccolo going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored and Bellina going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.
Also recording doubles for St. Marys were Jeff Wehler and Hayden Tettis.
Nate Beimel got the win in relief of Hunter Fantechi going 3 ⅔ innings and allowing one hit while walking two and striking out five.
Austin Cook led Brookville going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Kyle Dunkle scored twice.
Jordan Tosh suffered the loss in relief of Ben Reitz giving up five unearned runs in ⅓ of an inning of work. He did give up three hits and walked a batter.
Reitz pitched 5 ⅔ and allowed three runs, one earned, on six hits and two walks while striking out three.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 9, BROCKWAY 4
BROCKWAY, Pa. – A five-run Elk County Catholic second inning helped the Crusaders erase a 3-0 deficit and get a 9-4 win at Brockway.
ECC was helped in the second by a couple of Rover miscues and then added a run in the fourth, two more in the fifth and another in the seventh.
Brad Dippold had a big day for the Crusaders going 4-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Connor O’Leary added a 2-for-5 performance with three RBIs and a run scored, while Dan Stauffer was on base four times walking three times while going 1-for-2 with an RBI, and Alex Dattoli scored twice.
Dattoli got the win in relief going three innings and allowing one run on four hits while striking out two.
Tony Isabella, in his first game back since tearing an ACL midway through the football season, was 2-for-3 for Brockway, while Seth Shugarts was 2-for-4 with a run scored. Michael Martino drove in two runs for the Rovers, while Hunter Antonuccio was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored.
Corey Carr suffered the loss going four innings and allowing six runs, only one earned, on five hits and five walks while striking out five.
CURWENSVILLE 15, KANE 3
KANE, Pa. – Five different Curwensville players had multiple-hit games, as the visiting Golden Tide beat Kane, 15-3.
Hunter Lancaster went 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, while Garrett Shaw was 3-for-6 with four RBIs to lead Curwensville.
Also getting multiple hits for the Tide were Noah Strickland (2-for-3, 3 RBIs, 3 R), Bryce Timko (2-for-4, 1 R) and R.J. Olson (2-for-3, 2 RBIs, 3 R). Zach Mcclure added a double, an RBI and a run scored in three at bats.
Timko got the win going a full seven innings and allowing three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out 11.
UNION 15, KEYSTONE 0, 3 INNINGS
RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Isaac Yoder and Luke Salvo each drove in three runs, as Union rolled to a 15-0, 3-inning win over visiting Keystone.
Yoder had three singles and also scored a pair of runs for the Golden Knights, while Reice Saylor added a double and two runs scored.
Saylor got the win not giving up a hit in three innings of work. He walked two and struck out six of the 11 batters he faced.
KARNS CITY 8, NORTH CLARION 2
FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Colton Hutchison had a pair of hits and Holden Martin, Evan Stitt and Cullen Williams each scored twice to lift visiting Karns City to an 8-2 win over North Clarion.
Hutchison had a single, a double and an RBI to lead the way for the Gremlins, while Williams had a single and an RBI. Martin and Stitt each added singles, and Marcus Lantz had a double.
Fuquanah Seales had a single and an RBI for North Clarion, while RJ Graham had a double and Zander Hargenrader a single.
Eric Dodd picked up the complete-game win allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out seven.
Zayn Hargenrader took the loss going five innings and allowing three hits and five walks while striking out three.
DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 12, JOHNSONBURG 2, 6 INNINGS
JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Cait Drahushak, Jordy Frank and Macy Hanes combined for nine of DuBois Central Catholic’s 15 hits in a 12-2, 6-inning win at Johnsonburg.
All three players were 3-for-4 on the afternoon with Drahushak recording a double driving in a run and scoring three times. Hanes scored twice and drove home one, while Frank drove home two and scored once.
Winning pitcher Riley Assalone also helped herself with the bat collecting a double, an RBI and a run scored. She also gave up two runs on five hits while striking out nine and walking no one.
Lindsey Kocjancic accounted for the two Ramette runs on a two-run home run in the right-center-field gap. Jaylie Johnson also went 2-for-3 for Johnsonburg.
Hannah Park suffered the loss giving up 10 runs, only five of which were earned, on 12 hits and a walk while striking out five.
PUNXSUTAWNEY 12, BROOKVILLE 0, 6 INNINGS
BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Kyle Lingenfelter threw a gem and also helped herself at the plate, as visiting Punxsutawney rolled past Brookville, 12-0 in six innings.
Lingenfelter gave up just one hit while striking out 17 Lady Raiders and allowing just two base runners – an Elaina Powell two-out single in the fourth and Laken Hergert reaching on an error in the fifth.
At the plate, Lingenfelter was 2-for-4 with our RBIs. She had an RBI double in the second and a bases-loaded, bases-clearing triple in the fifth.
Morgan Adamson, Sam Satterlee and Beth Barnett each had three-hit games for the Lady Chucks, while Tessa Winebark and Allie Ishman joined Lingenfelter with two-hit games.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 15, SHEFFIELD 0
ST. MARYS, Pa. – A well-balanced attack helped Elk County Catholic drop visiting Sheffield, 15-0 in three innings.
Eleven different Lady Crusaders got hits, eight different players scored runs and 10 different players drove home runs.
Josie Smith and Michelle Gerber had the lone extra base hits – a pair of doubles – for ECC with Smith going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI and Gerber finishing 1-for-1 with a pair of walks.
Also having two-hit games for the Lady Crusaders, who scored five in the first and eight in the second, were Maggie Dinsmore and Sophie Viglione. Dinsmore was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored, and Viglione went 2-for-2 with an RBI. Jenna Labant scored three times and was 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Emily Wolf, 1-for-2, two runs scored, and Rosina Nero, 1-for-3, also drove home a pair of runs each.
Gerber, meanwhile, tossed a three-inning no-hitter walking one and striking out four.
A-C VALLEY 10, VENANGO CATHOLIC 2
PARKER, Pa. – Alyssa Babcock spearheaded a 17-hit attack with four base knocks, as A-C Valley blew past visiting Venango Catholic, 10-2.
Babcock was 4-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs to lead the Lady Falcons, who also got multiple-hit games from Haylie Wetzel, Cami McNany, Lauren McNany and Keirston Rothen.
Wetzel was 3-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI, Cami McNany was 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI, Lauren McNany was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored and Rother wa 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Katie Stumpner was the winning pitcher giving up two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five.
CLEARFIELD 7, PENNS VALLEY 5
HYDE, Pa. – Sierra Jones and Aspen Bishop each collected a pair of hits to help Clearfield to a 7-5 win over visiting Penns Valley at the Bison Sports Complex.
Jones also scored a pair of runs, while Bishop scored a run and had a two-run triple in the third innings.
Also for the Lady Bison, Karlie Lewis added an RBI single in the fifth.
Dayna Brown paced Penns Valley with a single, double and two RBIs.
Raeleigh Redden got the win going seven innings and allowing five runs on five hits and three walks while striking out nine.
Harley Hess started for Penns Valley and went 4 ⅓ innings giving up six hits and two walks while striking out six. Emma Kubalack pitched 1 ⅔ innings striking out two.
MONITEAU 14, REDBANK VALLEY 0, 5 INNINGS
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Kennedy DeMatteis threw a five-inning no hitter and added four hits, two runs scored and two RBIs to lead visiting Moniteau to a 14-0, 5-inning win over Redbank Valley.
Dematteis walked one and struck out seven while hitting a triple, a double and two singles on offense.
Gabby Stewart added a triple, a single, two runs scored and two RBIs for the Lady Warriors, who also got a triple, a double, three RBIs and two runs scored from Cortney Claypoole, two singles and two RBIs from Megan Hepler and four singles, three runs scored and two RBIs from Alazia Greaves.
The 6-0 Lady Warriors will move up in competition Friday traveling to Pine-Richland.
ST. MARYS 3, HOLLIDAYSBURG 1
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Olivia Catalone’s bases-loaded hit in the sixth innings scored Brittney Geitner and Kaylee Gardner to give St. Marys a 3-1 win over visiting Hollidaysburg.
Geitner was 2-for-2 with a walk, while Allie Vollmer added a fourth-inning double for the Lady Dutch.
Bekka Bauer was once again strong in the circle giving up one run on seven hits while striking out nine and not issuing a walk.
Four of those hits came off the bat of Mikayla Focht, who was 4-for-4. Kylie Kane added an RBI triple in the fourth for the Lady Tigers.
CURWENSVILLE 10, KANE 0
CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Rylee Young was superb in the circle and was solid at the plate to lead Curwensville to a 10-0, 5-inning victory over visiting Kane.
Young went the distance allowing just two hits and no walks while striking out 12.
At the plate, she was 3-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Also for the Lady Tide, Emily Miller went 3-for-3 with three RBIs, and Haley McGarry was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored.