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May 4 Baseball Roundup: Esposito Leads Brockway Past DCC

May 4 baseball and softball scores.

(Cover photo: Jarrett Esposito, Brockway)

BROCKWAY 9, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 6

BROCKWAY, Pa. – Scoring six times in the first two innings, Brockway hit five doubles on its way to a 9-6 win over visiting DuBois Central Catholic snapped in the Cardinals six-game win streak while handing DCC just its second loss of the season.

Jarrett Esposito led the charge going 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles, a run scored and two RBIs. Angelo Inzana and Jesse Johnson also drove in a pair of runs each with Johnson going 1-for-4 with a run scored and Inzana 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Also for the Rovers, Matthew Clark and Andrew Trunzo chipped in doubles with each player going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Erik Botwright was also 2-for-2 with a run scored and Hunter Antonuccio 1-for-2 with two walks, a run scored and an RBI.

Dom Torretti hit a home run for DCC while going 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI. Tyler McIntosh was also 3-for-4 with a run scored for the Cardinals, while Jack Frank was 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and two RBIs.

Santinio Inzana got the win going five innings allowing six runs, three earned, on 12 hits and two walks while striking out two. Angelo Inzana picked up the save going two innings allowing one hit while striking out two.

Thomas Grecco took the loss going one-plus inning allowing six runs, two earned, on three hits and two walks while striking out two.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 10, JOHNSONBURG 4

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Rallying from an early four-run deficit and from a two-run deficit with six outs to go, Elk County Catholic captured the Elk County Tournament title with a 10-4 win over Johnsonburg.

The Crusaders trailed 4-0 after an inning and were down 4-2 going to the sixth before taking the lead with a three spot in the sixth and then adding five more in the seventh.

ECC took the lead when Nate DaCanal hit a grounder that first baseman Tyler Singer couldn’t handle that scored two runs in the sixth. Ryan Heary, Eric Gerber, Frank Singer and Brad Dippold then had RBIs in the seventh with another run scoring on a wild pitch.

Singer finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs for the Crusaders with Gerber going 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs. Dan Stauffer also scored three times reaching base twice via a walk.

Johnny Mitchell and Ben Freeburg both doubled for Johnsonburg with Mitchell scoring a run and Freeburg driving one in.

Brad Dippold got the win in relief of Jordan Nasoini. He went 6 ⅔ innings allowing one unearned run on four hits, three walks and a hit batter while striking out four.

Nasoni lasted just a ⅓ of an inning allowing three runs, two earned, on a walk and two hit batters.

Justin Kasmierski took the loss in relief of Mitchell. Kasmierski faced three batters giving up a single and seeing two reach via errors. He was charged with one unearned run.

Mitchell went 5 ⅓ allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits and three walks while striking out six. Neil MacDonald then gave up five runs on three hits, a hit batter and a walk while striking out two in 1 ⅓. Daunte Allegretto got the final out but not before giving up a hit, a walk and a hit batter.

JOHNSONBURG 7, BRADFORD 6

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Johnsonburg reached the title game of the Elk County Tournament with a 7-6 walk-off win over Bradford.

After the Owls took a 6-5 lead with two runs in the top of the seventh the Rams walked it off in the bottom of the inning when Ben Freeburg singled home pinch runner Zack Zameroski with one out.

Zameroski was running for Justin Kasmierski, who had the tied the game on a single to left that scored Neil MacDonald. MacDonald started the rally with a leadoff single and then stole second and third.

Bradford had taken the lead in the top half of the inning on a two-run double by Peyton Manion a half inning after the Rams had gone in front, 5-4, with a two-run sixth that featured a Freeburg single to tie the game and a suicide squeeze by Turner Amacher.

Freeburg finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs with Johnny Mitchell going 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for Johnsonburg.

Also for the Rams, MacDonald was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, and Ben Ames had a double, walked once and drove in a run.

Caleb Nuzzo was 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs for Bradford with Danny Manion going 2-for-3 with a double and a walk. Peyton Manion was 2-for-4 with the double and the two RBIs, and Adam Cary was 1-for-1 and scored three times.

MacDonald got the win in relief of Kasmierski. He went one inning allowing two runs on three hits. Kasmierski pitched six innings allowing four runs, three earned, on seven hits and three walks while striking out three.

BRADFORD 2, ST. MARYS 0

ST. MARYS, Pa. – In the consolation game of the Elk County Tournament, Kyle Kirk tossed a three-hit shutout to lift Bradford to a 2-0 win over St. Marys.

Kirk also walked three while striking out four. The senior needed 85 pitches to get the seven-inning complete game victory.

The Owls scored a run in the first and another in the sixth to back up their pitcher with Kirk helping himself by going 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Jack Pecora and Danny Manion had RBIs for Bradford with Tyler Gigliotti adding a run scored.

Tim Beimel, Nate Beimel and Brendon Rolley had the hits for St. Marys.

Jared Groll took the loss going 6 ⅔ innings allowing two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six. Ryan Bressler got the final out for the Dutch after walking a batter.

REDBANK VALLEY 13, UNION 3, 5 INNINGS

OAK RIDGE, Pa. – Scott Toth and Bryan Layton both went deep and Redbank Valley used a seven-run fifth to put away visiting Union, 13-3, in five innings.

Layton was 3-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored and four RBIs and Toth went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and three RBIs for the Bulldogs who also got a 2-for-4 performance with a double, a walk, an RBI and three runs scored from Grayson Harman out of the leadoff spot. Cameron Travis also chipped in two RBIs and run scored while going 1-for-1 with a run scored and two walks, Jonah Henry was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI and Nick Smith was 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored.

Reice Saylor hit a home run for Union and was 1-for-2 with a run scored and two RBIs. Luke Salvo also went 2-for-3 for the Golden Knights.

Harman got the win going five innings allowing three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out two.

Isaac Yoder took the loss going 2 ⅓ innings allowing five runs, four earned, on three hits and seven walks while striking out four. The Bowsers followed Yoder.

Lucas Bowser went 1 ⅔ innings allowing seven runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out a pair and Luke Bowser pitched a ⅓ of an inning allowing one unearned run on one hit and one walk while striking out one.

MONITEAU 14, A-C VALLEY 0, 5 INNINGS

EMLENTON, Pa. – Jake Jewart, Nate Sosigian and Hunter Fitzingo combined to throw a five-inning no-hitter, as visiting Moniteau beat A-C Valley, 14-0 in five.

Jewart started and went two innings walking two and striking out six. Sosigian followed and got the win going two innings walking three and striking out four. Fitzingo then pitched one inning striking out two.

The Warriors had 11 hits and also walked seven times.

Jewart was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run scored and two RBIs. Nate Sosigian, Wyatt Geibel, Brice Williams and Chance Nagy also each drove in two runs.

Nate Sosigian was 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored, Geibel was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored, Williams was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and Nagy was 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored.

Luke Whitcomb took the loss lasting a ⅓ of an inning allowing seven runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out one. Jeff Ginn went ⅔ of an inning allowing five runs, three earned, despite not giving up a hit. He walked five and struck out two. Izaya Seeker then went four innings giving up two unearned runs on two hits while striking out two.

KARNS CITY 12, KEYSTONE 0

KNOX, Pa. – Karns City broke open a close game with a nine-run seventh inning to get a 12-0 win at Keystone.

Eric Dodd threw a four-hit shutout for the Gremlins going seven innings walking two and striking out 11.

Dodd helped himself out going 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs.

Jace Ebbitt was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs. Markus Lantz also doubled while going 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. Jacob Weckerly added three RBIs while going 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored.

Devin Dunkle took the loss going six innings allowing three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five.



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