April 29 baseball recaps.
(Photo of Hayden Callen. Photo by Christie Datko)
CLARION-LIMESTONE 2, REDBANK VALLEY 0
STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Hayden Callen threw Clarion-Limestone’s first no-hitter in nearly eight years, and the Lions beat visiting Redbank Valley, 2-0.
Callen allowed four base runners – two walks, a hit batter and a throwing error following a wild pitch on a strikeout – while striking out seven en route to C-L’s first no-no since Adam Mellott no-hitter Clarion in a 4-1 win May 10, 2011, at Pullman Park in Butler.
Callen, who didn’t even realize he had thrown a no-hitter until C-L manager Todd Smith told him after the game, talked about throwing the no-hitter.
Hunter Martz was nearly as good as Callen Monday giving up two runs on two hits, two hit batters and three walks while striking out five in five innings of work.
C-L’s lone runs came on a seeing-eye single between the hole at first and second by Ian Larson with no outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning.
Drew Beichner, the catcher for the Lions, had the game’s only other hit.
It is believed Callen’s no-hitter is the fifth in school history. The C-L baseball program started in 1999 and was coached by Brad Frazier through 2017 before Smith took over in 2018. Rocky Davis, Eric Hesdon and Kyle Simpson also threw no-hitters for the Lions.
OTTO-ELDRED 10, YOUNGSVILLE 0, 6 INNINGS
DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Cole Sebastian smacked three home runs and drove in seven runs to lead Otto-Eldred to a 10-0, six-inning win over Youngsville.
Sebastian was 3-for-3 on the day with a walk and three runs scored.
Chris Connelly was also 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, a run scored and an RBI while Andrew Sheeler scored three runs.
Jacob Merry got the win going 5 ⅓ innings allowing two hits while striking out 12.
KARNS CITY 14, CRANBERRY 9, 9 INNINGS
SENECA, Pa. – Tyler Yough’s two-run single in the top of the ninth inning broke a 9-all tie and visiting Karns City beat Cranberry 14-9 in nine innings.
Cranberry rallied from an 8-3 deficit after four innings to force extra innings by scoring three in the fifth and two in the sixth with Brandon Hutchinson tying the game with a single in the sixth.
Karns City took a 9-8 lead in the eight when Connor Schaffner brought home Jake Weckerly, but Cranberry rallied again in the bottom of the eighth to extend the game on a two-out RBI double by Brandon Forrest.
But the Gremlins answered with the five-spot in the ninth to claim the win.
Yough was 2-for-4 with a triple, two walks, two runs scored and four RBIs for Karns City, while Weckerly went 3-for-5 with a home run, four runs scored and three RBIs. Schaffner also drove in four runs while going 3-for-5 with a walk and a run scored, Steve O’Donnell was 2-for-5 with a walk and two runs scored, Ty Belles was 2-for-5 with a double, a walk, an RBI and two runs scored, Colton Hutchinson went 2-for-5 with a run scored and Josh Whitmire scored twice.
Forrest was 2-for-5 with the double, a walk, two runs scored and two RBIs for Cranberry with Tyler Comiske going 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs scored, Hunter O’Neil going 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI and two runs scored and Hutchinson going 1-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs.
O’Donnell got the win going three innings in relief allowing one run on four hits while striking out four.
BROOKVILLE 5, MARION CENTER 3
MARION CENTER, Pa. – Seth Dunkle, Chase Palmer and Trenton Gilhousen each had a pair of hits to help visiting Brookville to a 5-3 win over Marion Center.
Dunkle was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, Palmer was 2-for-3 with a walk and Gilhousen was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Brady Caylor, who had a hit and a walk, also scored twice for the Raiders, while Tanner LaBenne had a double, an RBI and two walks.
Vincent Fry had a pair of RBIs for the Stingers while Brandon Gatson and Landin Bennet each had two hits.
Hunter Roney got the win going 4 ⅓ innings allowing one run on three hits and three walks while striking out two. Palmer picked up the save going one innings striking out one. In between, Brady Caylor got charged for two runs on three hits.
Ty Ryen too the loss pitching three innings allowing three unearned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out one.
A-C VALLEY 13, FOREST AREA 2, 6 INNINGS
MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Riley Bauer drove in four runs to help visiting A-C Valley to a 13-2 win over Forest Area at East Forest.
Bauer was 2-for-2 with two runs scored.
Tony Thompson and Broc Weigle also added two RBIs apiece for the Falcons. Thompson was 2-for-2 with two walks and three runs scored and Weigle was 1-for-4.
Sam Anderson also chipped in a 2-for-4 day with an RBI and a run scored for A-C Valley with Gary Amsler adding a double.
Daniel Schwab had an RBI for Forest Area while going 1-for-2 with a with Mitchell McWilliams adding a double.
Weigle, the second of four A-C Valley pitchers, got the win. He went 2 ⅔ scoreless innings allowing a hit while striking out five.
Also pitching for the Falcons were Joe Dehart (1 IP, 1 BB, 2 Ks), Tanner Merwin (⅓ IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 1 K) and Amsler (1 ⅔ IP, 2 Ks).
KEYSTONE 4, CLARION 3
SHIPPENVILLE, Pa. – Visiting Keystone scored four first-inning runs on its way to a 4-3 win over Clarion at the Clarion County Park.
Jayden Blazosky led the Panthers going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Dawson Steele also had a double and a run scored while Tye Elder and Andrew Lauer each had a double and an RBI.
Skylar Kagle got the win in relief of Kennan Heeter while Lauer picked up the save.
Kagle pitched two innings allowing one run on three hits and a walk. Heeter pitched two innings giving up two runs on a hit and two walks while striking out one. Lauer went three scoreless innings allowing two hits and three walks while striking out four.
Cole Slaugenhaup was 2-for-2 with a double, a walk and two RBIs for Clarion. Skyler Pastor added a double, while Noah Ditullio had an RBI.
Slaugenhaup took the loss going one innings allowing four runs on five hits and a walk while striking out two. Skylar Rhoades then went six scoreless innings allowing one hit and two walks striking out 12.
PUNXSUTAWNEY 6, CLEARFIELD 5
HYDE, Pa. – Punxsutawney overcame an early 4-0 deficit to pick up a 6-5 road win over Clearfield.
The Bison grabbed a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but the Chucks scored three in the third and three in the fifth to take a 6-4 lead before Clearfield answered with a run in the bottom of the fifth.
Dylan Ishman was 2-for-4 with three RBIs to lead the Chucks while Derek Huey went 2-for-4 with two RBIs Alec Greenblatt and Adison Neal each scored twice.
Harrison Peacock drove in a pair of runs for Clearfield with Nathan Barr going 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
Isaac Knarr picked up the win going 5 ⅓ innings allowing five runs, three earned, on five hits and two walks while striking out two. Huey got the save going 1 ⅔ scoreless innings. He walked one and struck out one.
Eli Glass suffered the loss pitching four-plus innings giving up five runs, four earned, on three hits and six walks while striking out four. Hunter Dixon gave up a run on three hits while striking out one in three innings of relief.
DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 8, JOHNSONBURG 4
JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Justin Miknis went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs scored and an RBI to lead visiting DuBois Central Catholic to an 8-4 win over Johnsonburg.
Garrett Prosper was also 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and two RBIs for the Cardinals, while Domenic Toretti went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Brandon Walker was also 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Zach Zameroski hit a pair of home runs for Johnsonburg and was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Gabe Watts also went deep for the Rams and was 1-for-1 with a run scored and two RBIs. Paul Gresco chipped in a pair of hits and a run scored.
Cole Sansom got the win going 5 ⅓ innings allowing one run, it was earned, on three hits and two walks while striking out eight.
Daunte Allegretto got charged with the loss allowing six runs, five earned, on 11 hits while striking out three in six innings of work.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 12, KANE 1, 5 INNINGS
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Alec Wehler hit a second-inning grand slam to help Elk County Catholic to a 12-1, five-inning win over visiting Kane.
Wehler was 1-for-2 in the game with two runs scored and the four RBIs, while Tylor Herzing (2-for-3, 2 R), Hunter Cashmer (1-for-3, 1 2B, 1 R) and Ryan Fritz (1-for-1, 1 R, 1 BB) each drove in two runs.
Harley Morris was 1-for-3 with an RBI for Kane.
Brady Schneider got the win going four innings of hitless ball. He allowed one unearned run on four walks while striking out five. Cashmer pitched a scoreless inning giving up a hit while striking out two.
NORTH CLARION 9, UNION 6
FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Behind Sam and Logan Minich North Clarion beat visiting Union, 9-6.
Sam Minich was 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBIs while Logan Minch was 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored and was also the winning pitcher going six innings allowing six runs, one earned, on five hits and four walks while striking out nine.
Tyler McCord-Wolbert added a hit, an RBI and a run scored, Korey Mills, who picked up the save, was 1-for-3 with two runs scored, Jacob Bauer was 1-for-4 with a run scored and Bryce Byers was 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Luke Salvo had a pair of hits and scored a run for Union while Karter Vogle was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
OSWAYO VALLEY 8, SMETHPORT 2
SMETHPORT, Pa. – Noah Wichert was 2-for-2 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBIs to help visiting Oswayo Valley to an 8-2 win over Smethport
Colton Gietler was also 2-for-3 with three runs scored for the Green Wave, while Sawyer Prince was 1-for-2 with two walks and an RBI.
Gunner Bean got the win going five innings allowing two unearned runs on six hits and four walks while striking out six. Prince pitched two scoreless innings giving up a hit and striking out three.
Braedon Johnson had a double, a run scored and an RBI for Smethport. Noah Costa also drove in a run.
BROCKWAY 7, BRADFORD 6
BRADFORD, Pa. – Santino Inzana went 4-for-4 with four RBIs to help visiting Brockway to a 7-6 win over Bradford.
Ben Glasl and Zane Puhala each scored twice for the Rovers, who used a four-run first inning to get off on the right foot.
Inzana got the win going four innings allowing four runs, all earned, on five hits, a walk and four hit batters while striking out eight. Tyler Serafini picked up the save going three innings allowing two unearned runs on four hits, a walk and two hit batters while striking out one.
Austen Davis was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI for Bradford with Mitch Baker going 2-for-3 with an RBI and Tyler Gigliotti going 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored.
Peyton Manion took the loss going four innings allowing six runs on six hits and eight walks while striking out two. Nolan Ruolo pitched three innings allowing a run on a hit and two walks while striking out three.