Wednesday’s baseball and softball recaps.
KEYSTONE 13, FOREST AREA 3, 5 INNINGS; KEYSTONE 6, FOREST AREA 0
MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Nate Wingard collected five hits over the course of a doubleheader, and Keystone got two solid pitching performances to win its first games of the year, 13-3 in five innings and 6-0, at Forest Area.
Wingard was 3-for-3 in Game One and then went 2-for-3 with a double in Game Two.
Devin Dunkle got the Game One victory giving up three runs in five innings of work. He struck out nine. Hunter Slicker was then masterful in Game Two throwing a 2-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts.
Also in Game One for the Panthers, Nick Baughman drove in five runs, while Chad Rogers was 2-for-2 with two walks and Sawyer Reed was 2-for-3 with a walk.
Dylan DiCorpo had a double for Forest Area.
In Game Two, Reed added a 2-for-4 performance with a double to go with Wingard’s two hits.
YOUNGSVILLE 12, PORT ALLEGANY 10
PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – A five-run, seventh-inning rally came up just short for Port Allegany when Jordan Seefeldt struck out with two runners on in a 12-10 loss to visiting Youngsville.
The Gators entered the seventh down seven, 12-5, but scored five times on three hits, two walks and two Youngsville errors. Seefeldt got the rally started with a leadoff double, and Tre Garzel and David Talkington had RBI singles in the inning as well.
The near comeback would have been impressive considering Port Allegany was down 9-0 before it ever came to bat. But the Gators got back in the game with two in the bottom of the first and two in the fourth to get within five, 9-4.
Youngsville answered with a run in the fifth and two very important insurance runs in the sixth.
Garzel was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored for the Gators, while Seefeldt was 3-for-5 with the double and a run scored. David Talkington went 3-for-5 for two RBIs, while Garrett Talkington doubled twice, scored three runs and drove home 1.
Dylan Kio took the loss going just ⅔ of an inning and allowing nine runs, all earned, on seven hits and a walk while striking out one. Garzel came in and kept the Gators in the game going 6 ⅓ innings and allowing three unearned runs on three hits and a walk while striking out eight.
PUNXSUTAWNEY 7, ALTOONA 3
ALTOONA, Pa. – Peyton Graham, Lucas Burkett and Lance Pennington led visiting Punxsutawney to a 7-3 win at Altoona.
Graham and Burkett led the offense with Graham going 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple and Burkett finishing 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs.
Pennington got the win going 6 ⅔ innings and allowing three runs.
MONITEAU 10, REDBANK VALLEY 0, 5 INNINGS
OAK RIDGE, Pa. – Derek Boben threw a five-inning, one-hitter, and Jake Jewart drove in three runs to lead visiting Moniteau to a 10-0, five-inning win over Redbank Valley at the Oak Ridge Field.
Boben struck out seven and walked four in getting the shutout win.
Jewart was 2-for-4 with a run scored, while Aaron Marterella was also 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. JJ Waid added a 3-for-3 performance with a double, three runs scored and an RBI. Boben drove in two runs as well.
DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 9, CURWENSVILLE 2
CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Justin Miknis, Michael Misiewicz and Thoma Grecco each had two hits to lead visiting DuBois Central Catholic to a 9-2 win at Curwensville.
Grecco added three RBIs, while Justin Miknis and Misiewicz each scored twice. Jake Miknis added a pair of RBIs, while Jack Frank scored twice after getting a hit and walking three times. Garrett Prosper, designated hitting for the first time, added three RBIs.
Jake Miknis picked up the win going four innings and allowing two hits and no runs while striking out six and walking three. Dom Torretti, getting his first varsity action got the save going three inning and allowing two runs.
Austin Lansberry had a double for Curwensville, while Austin Butlin and Noah Strickland drove in runs.
BRADFORD 11, ST. MARYS 7
ST. MARYS, Pa. – A five-run seventh inning broke a 6-all tie and gave Bradford an 11-7 road win over St. Marys.
Patrick Caskey was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored to lead the Owls, who also got a pair of doubles from Kyle Kirk, who was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs. Dan Manion also had two hits, an RBI and a run scored.
Bradford trailed 6-0 after three but scored three in the fourth and three more in the fifth to tie the game.
Jeff Wehler had a pair of RBIs for St. Marys, while Tim Beimel had a double and scored twice. Aaron Piccolo added two hits, a run scored and an RBI, and Hayden Tettis was 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Kirk got the win in relief going five innings and allowing two unearned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out four.
Michael Beimel took the loss giving up eight unearned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four.
CAMERON COUNTY 14, NORTHERN POTTER 4, 5 INNINGS
ULYSSES, Pa. – Trae Smith, Bryce Bauer and Jase Gillette each drove a pair of runs to lead Cameron County to a 14-4, five-inning win at Northern Potter.
Smith and Bauer were both 2-for-3 with two runs scored, while Gillette was 1-for-3 with two runs scored. Tristan Reed added a 2-for-3 performance with three runs scored and an RBI.
Ty Bauer got the win going three innings and allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits while striking out five.
Levi Kio was 3-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs to pace Northern Potter.
ST. MARYS 15, BRADFORD 0, 4 INNINGS
ST. MARYS, Pa. – An eight-run first inning helped St. Marys to a 15-0, four-inning win over visiting Bradford.
Bekka Bauer had another strong performance in the circle giving up one hit and two walks while striking out eight.
Olivia Catalone, Lexi Cunningham, Cheyanne Sarnoski, Allie Vollmer, Morgan Krug and Mikayla Bothun all had multiple-hit games for the Lady Dutch with Krug tripling and Vollmer and Bothun doubling. St. Marys had 16 hits in the game.
NORTHERN POTTER 6, CAMERON COUNTY 5, 10 INNINGS
ULYSSES, Pa. – Sarah Morgan drove in Tory McCutcheon with the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, as Northern Potter outlasted Cameron County, 6-5.
McCutcheon was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored, while Kalie Cowburn was 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Briana Black got the win for the Lady Panthers going all 10 innings and striking out 10.
Laila Smith had a pair of hits for Cameron County including a two-run double, while Sami Bickford added a two-run single. Both players also scored a run.
Smith took the loss going nine innings and allowing six runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five.
Cameron trailed 3-0 early but was able to push across runs in the top of the seventh to force extra frames.
DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 9, BROOKVILLE 4
DUBOIS, Pa. – Trailing 4-2 after after four but DuBois Central Catholic scored four in the fifth and three in the sixth to rally for a 9-4 win over visiting Brookville.
Jordy Frank hit a pair of home runs and was 3-for-4. Ashley Wruble and Stephanie Rossi also had a pair of hits.
Assalone got the win going seven innings and allowing four runs, two earned, on nine hits and three walks and 11 strikeouts.
Laken Hergert was 4-for-4 to lead Brookville.
BALD EAGLE AREA 11, CLEARFIELD 1, 5 INNINGS
WINGATE, Pa. – Sidney Schultz got the threw a 3-hitter to lead Bald Eagle Area to an 11-1, five-inning win over visiting Clearfield.
Dallas Dillon drove in pair of runs for the Lady Eagles while Megan Kresovich added a pair of RBIs.
Brooke Cline had an RBI single in the third inning for Clearfield.
PUNXSUTAWNEY 1, ALTOONA 0
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Kylee Lingenfelter threw a perfect game to lead Punxsutawney to a 1-0 win over visiting Altoona.
Lingenfelter struck out 14 in getting the victory.