March 30 scores and recaps
(Archived Photo by: Jared Bakaysa)
Redbank Valley 13, C-L 5
Walks are never a good thing in baseball, especially when you issue them in bunches. Redbank Valley drew 12 walks from four pitchers, with six of them coming around to score as the Bulldogs rallied for 13 runs over the final three innings to come away with a 13-5 victory over Clarion-Limestone in the season opener for both teams.
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A-C Valley 7, Clarion Area 5
A late A-C Valley rally gave the Falcons a late lead in their 7-5 win over Clarion Area. After a Cole Slaguenhoup home run gave the Bobcats a 5-3 lead in the top of the fifth, the Falcons scored four runs in the next two innings to get the win. A pair of run-scoring singles from Lane Bauer and Ryan Cooper proved pivotal for A-C Valley in a three-run sixth inning.
Broc Weigle started the game for A-C Valley, pitching 4 2/3 innings, giving up five runs, and striking out eight. Cooper nabbed the win for the Falcons, closing strong with 2 1/3 innings of shutout ball. Slaugenhoup started the game for Clarion, pitching three innings and conceding three earned runs. Daunte Girvan took the loss for Clarion.
Zeke Causey had a two-hit night for A-C Valley, while Dawson Smail notched two hits for Clarion.
Brookville 14, Bradford 6
Two huge innings gave the Raiders a 14-6 win over Bradford. Brookville trailed 5-2 after three innings but scored six runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to take a commanding lead. Singles and walks were vital for Brookville in their offensive spurt, as the Raiders only had one extra-base hit during the game. Jace Miner, Owen Caylor, and Carter Kessler each managed multi-hit games for Brookville. Kessler topped the bunch, going 3-for-3.
Roney secured the win for Brookville, pitching three innings and allowing five runs, with only two of those runs earned.
Clarion Area 15, A-C Valley 13
Clarion emerged victorious in a high-scoring 15-13 contest with A-C Valley. Clarion looked to take charge of the game early, putting ten consecutive players on base and scoring nine runs in the top of the second. The Falcons quickly fought back, scoring seven runs in the bottom half of the inning, including a two-RBI double by Avah Burke. The game remained close through the duration, with the Bobcats holding a narrow 12-11 lead going into the seventh inning. In the top of the seventh, Brenna Campbell and Peyton Simko each hit home runs, opening the Bobcats’ lead to 15-11. The Falcons mustered two runs in the bottom half of the inning but fell short of the comeback.
Simko got the win for the Bobcats, throwing the final four innings while allowing five runs and striking out five. Baylee Blauser was saddled with the loss, going the duration for the Falcons.
Simko and Campbell each had huge games at the plate, with Simko going 3-for-5 with two home runs and a double and Campbell going 4-for-5 with three singles and a home run. K Beers also went yard for Clarion. Meah Ielease went 3-for-5 with a home run for A-C Valley.
Karns City 13, Cranberry 8
A consistent offensive effort allowed Karns City to secure a 13-8 win over Cranberry. The Gremlins were led by the fantastic hitting of Zoe King, Ashley Fox, and Marra Patton, who each had 3+ hits. Fox went a perfect 4-for-4 with a home run, and Patton was 3-for-4 with a home run. A four-run four-double fifth inning was key for Karns City, who led 9-8 before the inning.
Olivia Plummer had a stellar game for Cranberry, going 4-for-4 with three doubles. Patton got the win for Karns City, pitching 4 2/3 innings and allowing two unearned runs. Maria Anderson was saddled with the loss for Cranberry.