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May 4 Baseball and Softball Recaps: Matthews sets Punxsy Win Record

Wednesday’s baseball and softball recaps.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY 9, DUBOIS 0

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – John Matthews became the all-time pitching wins leader in Punxsutawney history when he threw a one-hit shutout in a 9-0 Chucks win over visiting DuBois.

Matthews didn’t walk a batter and struck out nine on his way to the record-setting win.

Helping his cause, Matthews was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored. Joey DiPietro was also 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, while Dylan Huey was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI, and Peyton Graham was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Braxton Giavedoni also went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

Ryan Pasternak had DuBois’ lone hit.

Ethan Long took the loss going 3 ⅔ innings allowing six runs, only two earned, on seven hits and a walk. Ryan Radaker pitched 2 ⅓ innings giving up three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out two.

BROOKVILLE 7, BRADFORD 2

BRADFORD, Pa. – Dane Lyle threw a 4-hitter and singled in two runs to lead visiting Brookville to a 7-2 win over Bradford.

Kyle Dunkle had two hits, singling twice. He singled, and Ben Reitz doubled in the Raider’s three-run first inning that saw three straight bases-loaded walks.

Austin Cook added an RBI single in the fifth, and Ben Caun had a safety squeeze bunt that drove in a run in the sixth.

Lyle went the distance, striking out four and walking one.

Both of Bradford’s two first-inning runs were unearned. Bryce Skaggs drove home the first run, and Isaac Gralak singled in the Owls’ second run.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 4, BROCKWAY 3, 8 INNINGS

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Nate DaCanal singled home Dan Stauffer with the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning, as Elk County Catholic squeezed past Brockway, 4-3.

Brockway had forced extras with a run in the top of the seventh when Angelo Inzana scored on a throwing error when Mike Martino grounded out for the second out of the inning.

Ross Brennen drove in two runs for ECC and was 1-for-3 with a walk. Connor O’Leary was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Seth Shugarts was 2-for-4 with a run scored for Brockway. Corey Carr and Hunter Antonuccio each had doubles for the Rovers. Zach Fordari added a pair of RBIs.

Alex Dattoli got the win in relief of Brennen allowing three runs, two earned, on seven hits and three walks in five innings. Brennen pitched three innings not allowing a run. He gave up two hits and struck out three.

Antonuccio got the loss in relief of Carr. He went ⅓ of an inning allowing the one run on one hit and three walks. Carr threw seven innings allowing three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out 10. He threw 117 pitches.

CAMERON COUNTY 5, OTTO-ELDRED 3

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Bryce Bauer was 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI to help Cameron County to a 5-3 win over Otto-Eldred.

Trae Smith added a triple and was 1-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored, while Adam Shaffer was 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Nate Munsell added a two hits and an RBI, and Jase Gillette had two hits and a run scored.

Heath Stewart was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored to lead Otto-Eldred, while Braxx Price-Edmonson also had two hits.

Shaffer got the win going 5 ⅔ innings allowing three runs on four hits and five walks while striking out nine. Tristan Reed picked up the save going 1 ⅓ allowing two hits while striking out two.

Sawyer Drummond suffered the loss. He gave up five runs on 15 hits in seven innings of work. He struck out nine.

CLEARFIELD 6, TYRONE 4

CLEARFIELD, Pa. – Brandon Orsich picked up his fifth win of the season throwing a complete game, as Clearfield downed visiting Tyrone, 6-4, in Mountain League action.

Orsich is now 5-1 on the year.

The Morgan brothers, Zane and Thayne, each had two hits for the Bison as did Justin Fedder. Marcus Luzier and Ty Bender both had doubles.

COUDERSPORT 10, NORTHERN POTTER 0, 6 INNINGS

COUDERSPORT, Pa. -Aaron Wolfinger and Chase Whitman each had extra-base hits to lead Coudersport to a 10-0, six-inning win over visiting Northern Potter.

Wolfinger was 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored, while Whitman was 1-for-2 with a triple and three RBIs off the bench for the Falcons.

Navada Waterman added a pair of hits and three runs scored for the Falcons, while Brock Wilson was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored and Elijah Ayers 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Levi Kio had one of Northern Potter’s two hits, a double, while Connor Freeman added a base hit.

Blake Burgett got the win going five innings of two-hit ball. He walked two and struck out seven. Josh Stevens threw a scoreless six walking one.

Blake Jeffers suffered the loss allowing five runs on six hits and two walks while striking out one in three innings. Tucker Kosa went 2 ⅓ innings allowing four runs on four hits and two walks.

ST. MARYS 9, CURWENSVILLE 4

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Nate Beimel, Hayden Tettis and Matt Bellina each drove in two runs to pace St. Marys to a 9-4 win over visiting Curwensville, which scored all its runs in the seventh inning.

Nate Beimel was 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBIs, while Tettis was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored and Bellina 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored.

Michael Beimel added three hits and three runs scored for the Dutch, while Jeff Wehler was 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Avery Francisco was 2-for-3 with a run scored to pace Curwensville.

Hunter Fantechi got the win allowing four runs on four hits and seven walks while striking out two in 6 ⅓ innings of work. Michael Beimel got the final two outs walking one and striking out one.

JOHNSONBURG 11, KANE 1, 5 INNINGS

WILCOX, Pa. – Josh Raubenstrauch and Justin Kasmierski each had a pair of hits to pace an 11-hit attack for Johnsonburg in an 11-1, five-inning victory over visiting Kane.

Raubenstrauch was 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBIs and two runs scored, while Kasmierski went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Ben Freeburg added a hit, a walk, an RBI and two runs scored for the Rams, who also got a pair of RBIs from Tyler Singer and a pair of runs scored and an RBI each from Johnny Mitchell and Neil MacDonald.

Ang Costanzo had a double and run scored for Kane.

Ben Ames got the win in relief of Jeremy Breier. He pitched two scoreless innings allowing one hit and two walks. Breier went three innings allowing one run on two hits and two walks while striking out one.

REDBANK VALLEY 7, KEYSTONE 0

OAK RIDGE, Pa. – Grayson Harman and Adam Kunselman combined on a 4-hit shutout to lead Redbank Valley to a 7-0 win over visiting Keystone in a game that was moved up a day because of impending weather.

Harman went the first six innings allowing three hits and a walk while striking out five. Kunselman pitched a scoreless seventh with a hit and a strike out.

Scott Toth hit a pair of home runs to lead the Bulldogs offense swatting solo shots in the second and fourth innings. Sam Heeter also hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning and was 1-for-3, while Harman helped himself going 2-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base. Also for Redbank, Nick Shoemaker was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored, and Connor Shoemaker was 1-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases and an RBI.

SOFTBALL

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 8, BROCKWAY 7, 8 INNINGS

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Jenna Weisner’s two-out single to left scored Brianna Weisner from second with the game-winning run, as Elk County Catholic rallied to walk-off Brockway, 8-7, in eight innings.

Brockway had taken a 7-6 lead in the top of the eighth on a sacrifice fly by Kayla Dowdall that scored Ally Buesink, who had doubled leading off the innings.

But the Lady Crusaders tied the game on a double by Brianna Weisner that scored Sophie Viglione, who had singled.

Josie Smith was 2-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored to pace ECC’s offense. Brandi Clyde and Viglione were both 2-for-3 with Viglione scoring twice and driving in one and Clyde scoring once. Rosina Nero was also 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, and Brianna Weisner scored twice and drove in one.

Buesink was 3-for-4 with two triples and a double. She drove in two and scored twice while also drawing a walk. Anndi Bartlett was also 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Michelle Gerber got the win going eight innings and allowing seven runs, five earned, on seven hits and six walks while striking out six.

Dowdall took the loss going 7 ⅔ innings allowing eight runs, three earned, on 13 hits. She struck out five and didn’t walk anyone.

BROOKVILLE 10, BRADFORD 0, 5 INNINGS

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Carlie McManigle tossed a 3-hitter, and Brookville scored eight runs in the first inning on its way to a 10-0, five-inning win over visiting Bradford.

Jordan MacWilliams and Kennedy Gilbert each hit two-run singles in the big first innings for the Lady Raiders, while McManigle and Hannah Kirkwood added RBI singles with two outs in the fifth inning to end the game.

McManigle struck out seven and walked four, allowing just three singles to Bradford’s Ashley Stoltz, MaKensie Belser and Kaylee Brown.

KEYSTONE 10, CLARION-LIMESTONE 0

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STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Makena Stiller threw a two-hitter to lead visiting Keystone to a 10-0 win over Clarion-Limestone.

Stiller walked five and struck out seven. She retired seven of the final eight batters she faced.

Meanwhile, the Lady Panthers erupted for seven runs over the final two innings to break the game open. Rebecca Hurst was 3-for-4 with a walk, a double and RBI and a run scored. She was on base in all five plate appearances also reaching on an error.

Stiller and Hurst talk about the win.

Karly Berkery added a 4-for-5 with two RBIs, while Stiller was 2-for-5 with an RBI and Dani Larrow was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Abby Carl and losing pitcher Alyssa Kiser had singles for C-L.

Kiser went 6-plus innings allowing seven runs, five earned, on 12 hits and two walks while striking out three.

OTTO-ELDRED 5, CAMERON COUNTY 4

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Rachel Wolfe capped a five-run bottom of the seventh for Otto-Eldred with an RBI single to give the Lady Terrors an improbable 5-4 victory over Cameron County.

Cameron led 4-0 going to the bottom of the seventh but two walks, an error and four singles allowed Otto to rally for the victory.

Singles by Alyssa Shelander and Elizabeth Platko tied the game before Wolfe won it.

Jocelyn Veilleux got the win allowing four runs on six hits and four walks while striking out seven.

Laila Smith took the loss. She gave up five runs on five hits and three walks while striking out nine.

Smith was also 3-for-3 on offense for Cameron with an RBI. Madi Guisto had a pair of hits including a double, while Sami Bickford added a single.

ST. MARYS 4, CLARION 1

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Behind a 4-hitter by Bekka Bauer, St. Marys downed visiting Clarion, 4-1.

Bauer allowed one run. She walked two and struck out five.

Olivia Catalone and Micayla Bothun each had RBIs for St. Marys with Catalone, Morgan Krug, Brittany Geitner and Alexis Cunningham scoring runs.

Sadie Rudesyle took the loss. She allowed four runs, three earned, on six hits and a walk while striking out three in six innings of work.

Rudesyle added a double and an RBI, while Johnna Rap also doubled, walked and scored a run.

COUDERSPORT 8, NORTHERN POTTER 0

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Shaelyn Black threw a no-hitter to lead Coudersport to an 8-0 win over visiting Northern Potter.

Black walked five and struck out three.

Macey Gleason led the Lady Falcons offense hitting a pair of home runs and two doubles while going 4-for-4 with five RBIs. Jeri Houghtaling was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk, while Bianca Gooch was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Black was also 2-for-4.

Briana Black took the loss. She went four innings giving up seven runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two. Tory McCutcheon finished the final three innings allowing one run on five hits while striking out two.

JOHNSONBURG 15, KANE 5, 5 INNINGS

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Scoring 11 runs in the first two innings, Johnsonburg rolled to a 15-5, five-inning win over visiting Kane.

Johnsonburg scored six in the first and five in the second and led 11-4 after two.

Kylee Wall was 2-for-2 with a walk, four RBIs and a run scored to pace the Ramettes, while Hannah Park was 2-for-2 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Ashton Watts was 2-for-2 with a walk, three runs scored and two RBIs, and Nicole Meyers was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Michaela Herzing and Lindsey Kocjancic each scored twice as well for Johnsonburg.

Baylee Swanson had a triple, two RBIs and a run scored to lead Kane. Ella Marconi added a double and a run scored, while Marcie Stanish was 2-for-3 with a run scored and Alexis Lima-Lopez 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI.

Meyers got the win going four innings and allowing five runs on four hits and three walks while striking out seven. Kocjancic pitched a scoreless fifth allowing a hit while striking out two.

Sadie Tunall suffered the loss. She gave up 11 runs, nine earned, on four hits and nine walks while striking out two in 1 ⅓ innings of work. Swanson went 2 ⅔ innings allowing four runs on four hits and a walk while striking out two.

CURWENSVILLE 5, SHEFFIELD 0; CURWENSVILLE 12, SHEFFIELD 0, 5 INNINGS

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Visiting Curwensville outscored Sheffield 17-0 in a doubleheader to sweep the twin bill by scores of 5-0 and 12-0 in five innings.

In Game One, Rylee Young was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI, while Teghan Johnson was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored and Maddi Bumbarger 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Young picked up the win going seven innings and allowing two hits while striking out 12. She didn’t walk a batter.

Game Two saw Emily Miller drive in four runs going 2-for-3 with a double. Young was 2-for-2 with a triple, two RBIs and a two runs scored, and Kayli Sedgwick was 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored and an RBI.

Young again was the winning pitcher allowing three hits in five innings of work while striking out seven.



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