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April 25, 2019 Baseball Recaps: O’Donnell Helps Karns City Beat North Clarion

April 25 baseball recaps.

(Photo of Karns City’s Steven O’Donnell. Photo by Mike Schnelle)


BUTLER, Pa. – Steve O’Donnell drove in four runs to help Karns City to an 11-5 win over visiting North Clarion in Butler.

O’Donnell was 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored for the Gremlins.

Ty Belles also went 2-for-3 with a run scored for Karns City with Tyler Yough going 1-for-3 with a triple, a walk, a run scored and an RBI.

Jacob Bauer, Logan Minich, Tyler McCord-Wolbert, Korey Mills and Zyler Hargenrader each had a pair of hits for North Clarin with Minich and Hargenrader both doubling. Bryce Byers drove in two runs.

O’Donnell got the win going seven innings allowing five runs, four earned, on 12 hits while striking out five.


BUTLER, Pa. – Gage Neal and Jared Lominski drew back-to-back bases-loaded walks off of Nate Datko in the bottom of the seventh inning, as Moniteau rallied to beat Clarion, 3-2, in Butler.

The Warriors chances looked hopeless after Chase Kriebel struck out the first two batters to start the bottom of the seventh with the Bobcats leading 2-1.

But the strikeout of B. Carson took six pitches pushing the freshman’s pitch count to 100 meaning by PIAA rules he had to be removed.

Clarion went to Cal German, and M. Mershimer greeted the sophomore with a single.

German then got Chance Nagy to hit a grounder to third, but third baseman Cole Slaugenhoup committed an error giving the Warriors life with runners on first and second.

Hunter Fitzingo then walked, and that was it for German with Datko replacing him.

Datko then walked Neal on seven pitches to tie the game before Lominski drew a four-pitch walk to win the game.

The contest was a pitcher’s duel between Kriebel and Fitzingo with Fitzingo going 6 ⅓ innings allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits and a walk while striking out 13 and Kriebel going 6 ⅔ scoreless innings allowing five hits and a walk while striking out 12.

German suffered the loss allowing two unearned runs on a hit and a walk. Datko walked two.

Lake Staab had the lone RBI for Clarion, while Drew Wrhen and Christian Simko had doubles for the Bobcats.

Lominski, who tripled earlier in the game, had two RBIs for Moniteau.


EMLENTON, Pa. – A 10-run third inning lifted visiting Brookville to a 13-1, five-inning victory over A-C Valley.

Aaron Park, Tanner LaBenne, Cole LaBenne and Trenton Gilhousen each drove in a pair of runs for the Raiders.

Cole LaBenne was 3-for-3 with a run scored and Tanner LaBenne was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Also for Brookville, Brady Caylor went 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored and Jace Minor was 1-for-2 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.

Tanner Merwin was 1-for-2 with an RBI for A-C Valley with Sam Anderson adding a double and Luke Whitcomb scoring the run.

Three Brookville pitchers combined on a five-hitter with the second of those hurlers, Dane Lyle, getting the win. Lyle went two innings giving up a run on three hits and a walk. Park started and pitched two scoreless innings allowing two hits and striking out five. Hunter Roney pitched a hitless fifth.

Whitcomb took the loss giving up two runs in his only inning of work.


BROCKWAY, Pa. – Ben Glasl drove in both runs, and Santino Inzana did the work on the mound, as Brockway edged visiting Curwensville, 2-1.

Glasl was 1-for-3 with a walk for the Rovers while driving in Matthew Holt and Hunter Allenbaugh.

Inzana, meanwhile, tossed a six-hitter giving up an unearned run. He walked one and struck out nine.

Avery Francisco was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Curwensville with Jake Mullins scoring the run.

The Tide got solid pitching of its own with Christian Bakaysa and Jermaih Farley allowing just three hits. Bakaysa took the loss going 3 ⅓ innings allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits and four walks while striking out three. Farly pitched 2 ⅔ innings allowing a hit and three walks while striking out two.


RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Scoring multiple runs in three different innings, visiting Clarion-Limestone rolled to an 18-1 win over Union in five innings.

The Lions put up six runs in the second and fourth innings and four in the fifth.

Hayden Callen and Colby Himes both had big days for C-L.

Callen was 4-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored and five RBIs, while Himes was 2-for-3 with two walks, a double, two RBIs and four runs scored.

Ben Smith added a pair of RBIs for the Lions, while Bryson Huwar (1-for-3, 2 walks) and Curvin Goheen (2 walks, 1 RBI) each scored three times. Ian Larson (1-for-3) added a pair of RBIs, while Brady Fowkes was 2-for-2 with an RBI and Cole Grenci scored twice.

Carter Terwint had a double for Union with Mitchell Marsh scoring the Golden Knights lone run.

Huwar got the win allowing three hits and an unearned run n five innings of work. He walked one and struck out eight.

Wildness hurt Union, as three Knights pitchers walked 12 C-L batters and hit two others.


PHILLIPSBURG, Pa. – Building a 4-0 lead going to the sixth, Philipsburg-Osceola held off a late Clearfield rally that saw the Bison score three times in the sixth to take home a 4-3 win over the visiting Bison.

Jeremy Whitehead led P-O going 2-for-3 with a run scored with Ryan Whitehead also going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Nate Barr (2-for-4) and Hayden Williams (2-for-3, 1 R) both had two hits for Clearfield. Harrison Peacock drove in two runs while going 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

Ryan Whitehead got the win going six innings allowing three runs, two earned, on seven hits and a walk while striking out 10. Keegan Soltis picked up the save going one inning.

Hunter Dixon suffered the loss allowing four runs, three earned, on eight hits and three walks while striking out two in six innings of work.


SMETHPORT, Pa. – Kullen Crosby and Eli Ayers combined to drive in eight runs, as visiting Coudersport toppled Smethport, 15-1 in six innings.

Crosby was 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and five RBIs with Ayers going 4-for-4 with two doubles, three runs scored and three RBIs.

Owen Chambers also drove in a pair of runs for the Falcons while going 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. Kolby VanWhy also had an RBI and scored twice with Hunter Redmond also scoring two runs.

Brant Howard was 1-for-1 with an RBI for Smethport, while Alex Ognen went 2-for-3 and Travis Cooney 1-for-3 with a run scored.

VanWhy got the win pitching five innings allowing one run, it was earned, on four hits while striking out five. A.J. Redmond pitched a scoreless sixth striking out one.


BRADFORD, Pa. – Sheldon Young went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored to help visiting Punxsutawney defeat Bradford, 6-2.

Adison Neal and Alec Greenblatt each had two RBIs to lead the Chucks offense. Aiden Johnston went 1-for-2 with a run scored while Derek Huey drove in a run off a single.

Tyler Gigliotti paced the Owls going 2-for-4 with a run scored. Caleb Nuzzo and Michael Gow each went 2-for-3 while Jason French scored a run.

Greenblatt got the win for Punxsutawney striking out five batters while giving up six hits and two runs.

Michael Gow gave up six hits and four runs while striking out two and walking three in the loss for Bradford.


ALCOA, Pa. – Kobe Bonanno was 4-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and four RBIs to lead Redbank Valley to a 12-2, six-inning win over visiting Forest Area.

Nick Smith scored three times for the Bulldogs while going 1-for-4 with an RBI, while Blaney Brooks walked three times and scored twice and Jimmy Gundlach went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.

Noah Burke and Tristen Morrow had RBIs for Forest Area.

Richie Leasure got the win for Redbank Valley going 4 ⅔ innings allowing two runs, both earned, on five hits and two walks while striking out three.


GALETON, Pa. – Otto-Eldred gave up one run in a doubleheader sweep of Galeton with the Terrors winning Game One, 14-1 in five innings, and Game Two, 15-0, in five innings.

In the first game, Cole Sebastian led O-E going 3-for-3 with a triple, a home run, three runs scored and three RBIs.

Also for the Terrors, Andrew Sheeler went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI while Chase Sebastian had a two-run double along with three runs scored. Jacob Bell drove in two runs and went 1-for-2 with a run scored.

Foster Kosa went 2-for-3 including a double and scored the lone run to pace the Tigers offense. Hunter Crowell singled and Noah Shutt had an RBI.

Chase Sebastian earned the win striking out four batters while giving up one hit and the lone run scored.

Jake Cochran took the loss with four strikeouts.

In the second game, it was Chase Sebastian who led the Terrors offense driving in four runs while going 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored.

Cole Sebastian (2-for-4), Jacob Merry (1-for-2) and Bell (1-for-2) each had three runs scored for Otto-Eldred. Cameron Magee drove in a pair of runs while Sheeler had an RBI and two runs scored.

Shutt paced the Tigers with a pair of hits with Brandon Ruef going 1-for-1.

Cole Sebastian earned the victory giving up one hit while striking out two. Merry started the game and had four strikeouts and allowing one hit in 2 ⅔ innings on the mound.

Trey Kalacinski struck out three in the loss.