April 26 baseball recaps.
(Cover photo: Garren Black, Oswayo Valley. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick’s work here)
OSWAYO VALLEY 6, OTTO-ELDRED 0
DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Garren Black tossed a one-hit shutout, as Oswayo Valley got a key North Tier win, 6-0, at Otto-Eldred.
Black needed 86 pitches to complete his masterpiece. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out nine while facing the minimum 21 batters. He took a perfect game into the sixth inning before Damen Palmer broke it up with a leadoff single. But Palmer was caught trying to steal second with one out.
Offensively, Oswayo Valley scored four in the fifth before adding two in the seventh.
Gavin Babcock was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored, Garret Babcock added a triple, a run scored and an RBI with Gage Babcock also getting a hit, scoring a run and driving one in.
Sawyer Drummond took the loss allowing four unearned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out nine in six innings of work.
HOLLIDAYSBURG 6, PUNXSUTAWNEY 5, 9 INNINGS
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. – Lennox Pugh’s one-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Hollidaysburg to a 6-5 win over Punxsutawney.
The game had been tied at five since the fourth inning before the Tigers got the game-winning run in the ninth thanks to a one-out Tyler Peterson double followed by an intentional walk. Courtesy runner Brady Walters scored the game-winning run, one of three runs he scored on the afternoon.
Isaac Stouffer led the Chucks, who have lost four straight and 6 of 7 to fall to 3-7 on the year, going 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI. Darren Byers also had a hit, a run scored and an RBI.
Tyler Richardson took the loss allowing the one run on two hits and a walk in ⅓ of an inning.
Brandon Matthews started and went seven innings allowing five runs on eight hits while striking out three. Logan Johnston pitched a scoreless eighth striking out one.
Peterson was 3-for-5 with three doubles to pace Hollidaysburg. Cory Storm also had three hits and scored twice.
Brendan Hileman got the win in relief pitching 5 ⅓ scoreless innings allowing two hits and a walk while striking out three.
BROOKVILLE 11, BRADFORD 1, 5 INNINGS
BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Aaron Park and Tanner LaBenne each drove in three runs as Brookville topped visiting Bradford 11-1 in five innings.
LaBenne was 1-for-1 with a double, two walks, a run scored and a sacrifice fly, while Park went 1-for-3 with a run scored.
Cole LaBenne added a pair of RBIs, a hit and a run scored.
Caleb Nuzzo was 2-for-3 with a double to lead Bradford. Kyle Kirk had the RBI for the Owls.
Ben Reitz got the win going 3 ⅓ innings allowing one run on four hits and a walk while striking out four. Dane Lyle finished off going 1 ⅔ innings allowing one hit while striking out one.
COUDERSPORT 14, CAMERON COUNTY 4, 5 INNINGS
COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Kullen Crosby had four hits, including a pair of doubles, and two RBIs to lead Coudersport to a 14-4, five-inning win over visiting Cameron County.
Crosby was 4-for-4 and also scored three runs.
Eli Ayers chipped in two hits, including a double, two RBIs and two runs scored for Coudersport with Hunter Redman going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Josh Stevens was also 3-for-3 with three runs scored, Owen Chambers was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI and Blake Burgett was 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Derek Rieder and Bryce Bauer both went deep for Cameron County with Rieder going 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs and Bauer 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs.
Aaron Wolfinger got the win going three innings allowing three runs on eight hits and a walk while striking two.
Adam Shaffer took the loss going one innings allowing eight runs, six earned, on seven hits and a walk while striking out one.
JOHNSONBURG 7, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 4
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Neil MacDonald, Ben Ames and Austin Green each had two RBIs to lead Johnsonburg to a 7-4 win over Elk County Catholic at Berwin Field in St. Marys.
MacDonald was 1-for-3 with a double, while Ames scored a run and Green went 1-for-4. Justin Kasmierski added a double and a run scored for the Rams.
Dan Stauffer had a double and two RBIs for ECC, while Ryan Heary was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
Kasmierski got the complete-game win going seven innings allowing four runs, three earned, on eight hits while striking out two.
Alec Wehler took the loss giving up six runs, four earned, on five hits and a walk while striking out two.
PORT ALLEGANY 6, NORTHERN POTTER 4
PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – David Talkington was 3-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs to lead Port Allegany to a 6-4 win over visiting Northern Potter.
Trey Stiles, Howard Stuckey and Jacob Anderson all added two hits and an RBI for the Gators, who used a five-run fourth inning to secure the win. Stiles and Stuckey also scored runs.
Three Port Allegany pitchers combined to two-hit the Panthers.
Stiles started and went one-plus inning allowing two runs, one earned, on one hit and two walks while striking out one. Tyler Lashway got the win pitching three innings allowing a hit and a walk while striking out five and Stuckey got the save going three hitless innings walking three and striking out seven.
Devin Burdick was 1-for-2 with a double, a run scored and an RBI for Northern Potter. Christian Inzana added a single and two runs scored.
Burdick took the loss going four innings and giving up six runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out five.