May 12 baseball roundup.
(Photo: Ben Reitz, Brookville)
BROOKVILLE 6, NORTH CLARION 1
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BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Ben Reitz came within three outs of a perfect game before settling for a two-hit complete game, as Brookville beat visiting North Clarion, 6-1.
Reitz retired the first 18 batters he faced mainly due to 15 consecutive first-pitch strikes to the first 15 batters he faced.
Needing three outs to get the perfecto, Reitz went 3-0 to Zander Hargenrader leading off the seventh, the first time in the game he was 2-0 on a batter let alone 3-0. He fought back and got the count to 3-2 before Hargenrader pushed a soft bloop over the head of the second baseman Brady Caylor and in front of right fielder Trenton Gilhousen for the Wolves first hit.
Hargenrader then stole second and scored on a soft single to left by Sam Minich before Reitz got the next three batters out to finish the complete game.
He went seven innings allowing one run on two hits and no walks while striking out four.
Reitz helped himself out by driving in three runs on offense including a pair of sacrifice flies and a run-scoring single.
Reitz talked about his performance and the win.
Tanner LaBenne went 3-for-3 with a run scored for Brookville and also made a pair of great scoops at first base to save the perfect game while Aaron Park was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored.
Noah Meyers took the loss going five innings allowing six runs, three earned, on nine hits and two walks while striking out two.
OSWAYO VALLEY 10, PORT ALLEGANY 0
PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Ryan Graves threw a seven-inning no-hitter to help Oswayo Valley to a 10-0 win over Port Allegany.
Graves walked one and struck out seven needing 79 pitches.
Garren Black, Grant West and Jacob Karr each had two hits and Camden Graves drove in two runs. With West picking up a triple and a run scored, Karr a double, a run scored and an RBI and Camden Graves a double, a run scored and two RBIs. Ryan Graves helped himself with a double, a run scored and an RBI
David Talkington took the loss going three innings allowing six runs, five earned, on four hits and three walks and a strikeout.
PUNXSUTAWNEY 3, DUBOIS 2
DUBOIS, Pa. – Brandon Matthews scored the eventual game-winning run on a double play ball hit by Isaac Stouffer in the top of the seventh inning, as Punxsutawney beat DuBois, 3-2.
Matthews started the inning with a walk, and Lucas Burkett followed with a bunt single to third with Matthews going to third before Stouffer hit into the double play.
The Chucks led 2-0 until the fifth when DuBois scored twice on a Drew Bankovich double and a Mitch Ferra single.
Stouffer was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored, Joey Dipietro was 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI and Tyler Richardson was 2-for-3 for Punxsy.
Bankovich was 2-for-4 with the double, a run scored and an RBI.
Logan Johnston got the win going seven innings allowing two runs on eight hits and three walks and two strikeouts.
Colin Read suffered the loss going six-plus innings allowing three runs, two earned, on eight hits and a walk while striking out four.
KARNS CITY 9, BROCKWAY 6
BROCKWAY, Pa. – Nolan Riley drove in three runs and Tyler Yough and Marcus Lantz two each to lead visiting Karns City to a 9-6 win over Brockway.
Riley was 1-for-4 while Yough was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored and Lantz 3-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored.
Steve O’Donnell also had a pair of hits, a walk and a run scored for the Gremlins with Jace Ebbitt going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Cullen Williams doubling.
Tyler Serafini was 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs for Brockway.
Yough got the win going six innings allowing six runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out four. Lantz got the save going one inning without allowing a hit needing just seven pitches to get three outs.
Hunter Antonuccio took the loss going 1 ⅓ innings allowing three runs on four hits.
CLARION 5, CRANBERRY 0
SENECA, Pa. – Reed Anthony and Sterling Conner combined on a six-hit shutout, as Clarion went on the road and got a 5-0 win over Cranberry.
Anthony went six innings allowing six hits and a walk lowering his earned run average to 0.19. He has allowed one earned run all season in in 36 innings of work and five total runs. Conner went one inning walking one.
Spencer Miller and Anthony each drove in two runs with Miller going 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored and Anthony 1-for-3. Conner added a pair of hits, including a double, and a run scored while Nate Datko went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
Trevor Gladdin had a double for Cranberry.
Nolan Brannon took the loss going three innings allowing three runs, one earned, on three hits and three walks while striking out one. Andrew Gunn went four innings allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits while striking out four.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 15, CAMERON COUNTY 0, 4 INNINGS
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Frank Singer went 3-for-4 with a run scored and four RBIs to lead a 19-hit Elk County Catholic attack in a 15-0, four-inning win over visiting Cameron County.
Ryan Heary hit a home run and was 2-for-2 with a run scored and two RBIs for the Crusaders with Alec Wehler going 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBIs and Brad Dippold 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs.
Tristan Reed and Brennan Guisto each had hits for Cameron County.
Dippold got the win going four innings allowing two hits while striking out four.
Reed took the loss going 2 ⅔ innings allowing 10 runs, six earned, on 12 hits.
CLARION-LIMESTONE 13, KEYSTONE 2, 5 INNINGS
STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Behind an eight-run second inning, Clarion-Limestone rolled to a 13-2 five-inning win over visiting Keystone.
Zane Summerville had a double going 1-for-2 with a walk, two runs scored and three RBIs.
Riley Hummell also doubled for the Lions going 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI, while Colby Himes was 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored. Ian Hawthorn added a 2-for-3 day with a run scored, and Sam Leadbetter went 2-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored.
Christian Smith, who had a pair of RBIs on offense, got the win going four innings allowing an unearned run on two hits and two walks while striking out eight in relief.
NORTHERN POTTER 6, SMETHPORT 5
ULYSSES, Pa. – Joey Holbrook’s walk-off single scored Hunter Inzana and Jake Boden with the tying and winning runs capping off a three-run seventh inning, as Northern Potter rallied past Smethport, 6-5.
Smethport had taken a 5-3 lead with a pair of runs in the top of the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Nathan Hollowell and a single by Bailey Kinner.
But the Panthers rallied in the bottom of the inning when Blake Jeffers singled leading off and Inzana and Boden both walked before Tucker Kosa singled to make it a one-run game. Holbrook then followed with a base hit to right scoring two.
Boden and Holbrook both drove in two runs with Boden going 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored and Holbrook 2-for-4. Hunter Inzana was 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and two runs scored and Christian Inzana was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.
Hollowell was 3-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI for Smethport, while Kinner went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI and Noah Costa was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Matt Stratton added a double and a walk while driving in two.