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May 10 baseball and softball recaps: Punxsy, Oswayo Claim League Titles

Tuesday’s baseball and softball recaps.



WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – John Matthews threw a one-hit shutout and also drove in the winning run, as Punxsutawney wrapped up the Central Penn League title with a 2-0 win at Williamsport.

Matthews also walked a batter and struck out seven.

The game was scoreless until the sixth when Matthews singled home Braxton Giavedoni, who walked leading off the inning and went to second on a sacrifice bunt by Lucas Burkett.

Punxsutawney then added an insurance run in the seventh when Brandon Matthews singled home Dylan Huey, who had walked leading off the inning.

Until the two leadoff walks cost him, Evan Steele was matching zeros with John Matthews. Steele ended up going 6 ⅓ innings allowing two runs on five hits and four walks while also hitting a batter in the seventh. He struck out six.

Punxsutawney is now 13-3 on the season. The Chucks host Brookville Thursday.


SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Brandon Brabham threw a no-hitter, as Oswayo Valley improved to 18-0 while clinching the Northern Allegany League title with an 8-1 win over visiting Port Allegany

The only run allowed by Brabham came unearned in the fifth inning when a walk, three errors and two passed balls allowed the Gators to score a run to cut Oswayo Valley’s lead to 4-1 at the time.

“Brandon showed up tonight with his best game of the season,” Oswayo Valley manager Brad Buchholz said. “He had all of his pitches working, and his location was outstanding.

“Clinching the NAL Championships made Senior night a little more special for our seven seniors.”

Brabham struck out eight and walked three.

He was backed up on offense by Grant West and Gage Babcock. West was 3-for-4 with three RBIs, while Babcock went 2-for-4.

Tre Garzel took the loss allowing three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two in three innings of work. Garrett Talkington allowed five runs on six hits and a walk in three innings on the mound.

Port Allegany falls to 7-4 with the loss.


EMPORIUM, Pa., – Behind a 20-hit attack led by four from Jordan Nasoni and three each from Nate DaCanal and Connor O’Leary, Elk County Catholic rolled to a 22-1, five-inning victory at Cameron County.

Nasoni was 4-for-4 with two doubles, five RBIs and four runs scored, while DaCanal went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored and O’Leary was 3-for-5 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored.

Dan Stauffer and Ross Brennen both hit home runs for the Crusaders with Stauffer going 2-for-4 with five RBIs and two runs scored and Brennen finishing 1-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Ryan Heary also chipped in a double and was 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Eric Gerber was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI.

DaCanal got the win going four innings and allowing one run on three hits and a walk while striking out four. Frank Singer threw a scoreless fifth walking one and striking out one.

Bryce Bauer and Ty Bauer each had doubles for Cameron County with Bryce scoring a run that was driven in by Ty.

ECC is now 13-2 on the year. Cameron County drops to 5-7.


HYDE, Pa. – Clearfield overcame four deficits including three 2-run deficits using a five-run sixth inning to beat visiting Penns Valley 11-7.

The Bison trailed by scores of 2-0, 3-2, 6-5 and 7-5 before parlaying two hits, two walks and four Penns Valley errors into a five-run sixth inning that gave them an 11-7 lead. Zane Morgan’s two-run single was the game-winning hit putting Clearfield up 9-7.

That ended a solid day the plate for Morgan, who was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, three runs scored and two stolen bases.

Marcus Luzier also drove in three runs, one with a bases-loaded walk, another with a sacrifice fly and a third with a single, and Justin Fedder went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two stolen bases.

Keith Butts and Hunter Homan each had two hits with a double apiece for Penns Valley with Lucas Sharer also picking up a pair of singles.

Jake Sorbera got the win in relief of Will Myers. He went 2 ⅔ innings allowing one unearned run on three hits while striking out two. Myers was charged with six runs, four earned, on nine hits and three walks while striking out three in 4 ⅓ innings of work.

Homan took the loss going 4 ⅔ innings in relief allowing seven runs, two earned, on six hits and eight walks while striking out three.

Clearfield is now 9-6 on the season.


CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Curwensville used a five-run fifth inning to get a 9-3 win over visiting Kane.

The Golden Tide led 3-2 going to the fifth.

Avery Francisco drove in three runs for Curwensville despite not having a hit, while RJ Olson was 3-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI. Bryce Timko added a pair of RBIs for the Tide with Jake Terry going 2-for-3 with a run scored and Hunter Lancaster finishing 2-for-3 with three runs scored.

Austin Lansberry got the win. He pitched six innings allowing three unearned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out 10. Noah Strickland pitched a scoreless seventh.

Curwensville, winners of two straight, improves to 6-10 on the season.


DUBOIS, Pa. – Ryan Pasternak’s RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning gave DuBois a 5-4 win over visiting Hollidaysburg.

No additional information was available on this game.

DuBois is now 12-4 on the year.


ALTOONA, Pa. – Elliott Mast and Catcher Cumming each drove in two runs to lead Altoona to an 11-1, six-inning win over visiting St. Marys.

Cumming had a double and triple, while Mast had a double for the Mountain Lions.

Braeden Birchfield got the win going four innings allowing one unearned run on four hits while striking out seven.

Hunter Fantechi took the loss going 2 ⅓ innings giving up seven runs, four earned, on six hits and four walks while striking out one. Hayden Tettis scored the Dutch’s lone run.

St. Marys is now 5-10 on the season.


OIL CITY, Pa. – Lake Pry drove in three runs and Josh Adamson, Chance Nagy and Zack Adamson each had two RBIs to lead Moniteau to an 18-2 win at Venango Catholic.

Already up big, the Warriors broke the game wide open with an 11-run seventh inning.

Pry was 1-for-5 with a run scored, Josh Adamson was 2-for-2 with a triple, a double and two runs scored, Nagy was 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored and Zack Adamson was 1-for-1 with a walk and two runs scored.

Derek Boben added a pair of hits, a run scored and an RBI for Moniteau with Jake Jewart walking twice and scoring twice and Aaron Marterella going 1-for-3 with three runs scored.

Hunter Fitzingo got the win in relief of Nathan Sosigian. Fitzingo went three innings allowing one hit and striking out six. Sosisgan allowed two unearned runs despite not giving up a hit. He walked four and struck out three in three innings of work. Derek Brown pitched a scoreless seventh walking one and striking out two.

Nick Puleo had the lone hit for the Vikings, while Josh Puleo and Robert Felmlee scored for the Venango runs.

Moniteau is now 12-3 on the season. Venango Catholic drops to 3-10.


GALETON, Pa. – Coudersport sent 31 men to the plate in the second inning and scored 25 runs on its way to a 26-2, three-inning win at Galeton.

The Falcons had 12 hits in the inning, walked 10 times and were hit two more times. Galeton committed a pair of errors in the inning.

Navada Waterman and Elijay Ayers each had four RBIs for the Falcons with Waterman going 3-for-3 with a double and a triple while scoring once and Ayers also adding a triple and going 2-for-2 with two runs scored.

Hunter Redmond and Blake Burgett each added two RBIs for Coudy, while Austen Saulter was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Isaac Burnshaw drove in both Galeton runs.

Josh Stevens, one of four Coudersport pitchers, got the win going one inning and striking out two.

Coudersport is now 12-3 on the season.



BROCKWAY, Pa. – Sadie Rudesyle threw a six-hit shutout, as Clarion went on the road and beat Brockway, 6-0.

Rudesyle walked four and struck out four.

Anna Reed had a pair of doubles and was 3-for-4 with two runs scored to pace the Lady Cats offense. Rudesyle helped herself with a pair of RBIs, and Cora Zerfoss was also 3-for-4 with two runs scored.

Alayna Dowdall was 2-for-3 to pace Brockway.

Kayla Dowdall took the loss allowing six runs, two earned, on 12 hits and a walk while striking out three over seven innings.

Clarion moves to 10-7 with the win. Brockway drops to 5-7.


KANE, Pa. – Kayley Hartnett drove in five runs to lead Curwensville to a 15-0, three-inning win at Kane.

Harnett was 2-for-2 with a double, a triple and two runs scored.

Also for the Lady Tide, Teghan Johnson went 1-for-2 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored, and Hannah Dixon was 1-for-2 with three runs scored and an RBI while stealing four bases.

Rylee Young got the win going three innings and allowing two hits while also hitting a batter and striking out seven.

Curwensville is now 9-7 on the year. Kane falls to 4-11.


HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. – Colleen Murphy drove in a pair of runs to lead Hollidaysburg to a 3-1 win over visiting DuBois.

Murphy was 1-for-3 on the day, while Sierra Paul led the Lady Tigers going 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Alexis Ray hit a solo home run in the second inning giving DuBois a 1-0 lead. But Hollidaysburg scored three times in the fifth to go in front.

Kaitlyn Beers also had a double for DuBois.

Emily Dick got the win going seven innings allowing the one run on six hits and a walk while striking out two.

Jackie Vizza took the loss going five innings and allowing three runs, one earned, on five hits and a walk. Samantha Field threw a scoreless inning striking out one.

DuBois is now 9-7 on the year.


DUBOIS, Pa. – Ashley Wruble, Stephanie Rossi and Jordy Frank had two hits each to lead DuBois Central Catholic to a 6-0 win over visiting Johnsonburg.

Wruble also drove in three runs for the Lady Cardinals.

Riley Assalone got the wing. She allowed four hits and two walks while striking out 11.

DCC stayed unbeaten with the win going to 17-0. Johnsonburg is 11-4.


WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Kennedy DeMatteis threw a four-inning no-hitter, her second straight no-no and her fourth on the season, as Moniteau rolled past visiting Keystone, 15-0.

DeMatteis didn’t walk a batter and struck out 10 while adding two hits, including a double.

Cortney Claypoole also had two hits, three RBIs and two runs scored with Alyssa Dailey doubling, scoring a run and driving in two. Sara Hull chipped in with a double and three runs scored, Megan Hepler hit a home run, a double and a single and scored twice while driving in four runs, Amanda Dailey had three hits, including a double, while scoring twice and driving in one, Dolcey Shunk had a double, a run scored and an RBI and Madisyn Clark had a walk-off double in the bottom of the fourth.

Moniteau is now 16-1 on the season. Keystone falls to 3-8.


ST. MARYS, Pa. – Sara Newell had three singles, and Oliva Catalone added a pair of hits, including a double, as St. Marys beat visiting Altoona, 9-8.

Morgan Krug added a double for the Lady Dutch.

Montana Feather had two hits for Altoona, while Alexa Young added a double.

Bekka Bauer got the win giving up eight runs on seven hits and seven walks while striking out five.

Alexa Young took the loss going 4 ⅔ innings allowing nine runs on eight hits and walk while striking out six.

St. Marys is now 9-5 on the year.


SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Autumn Freer, Hannah Lathrop and Erin Stauffer helped Port Allegany to its first win of the year, 12-6, at Oswayo Valley.

Freer went 3-for-4, while Lathrop was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs and Stauffer was 1-for-4 with a triple for the Lady Gators.

Port Allegany improves to 1-13, while Oswayo Valley falls to 4-10.


GALETON, Pa. – Makaya Shadle allowed just three hits, as Galeton beat visiting Coudersport, 4-1.

Shadle allowed one run while walking one and striking out 12.

Ashley Cizek led the Galeton offense going 2-for-3, while Cortney Parsell was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks.

Joplin Osgood was 1-for-2 with a double and a walk for Coudersport with EmmaRae Easton also doubling.

Shaelyn Black went three innings walking three and hitting two while striking out four. Katie Bertrand also went three innings allowing four hits and striking out two.

Coudersport is now 9-3 on the season.