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May 9 Softball/Baseball Recaps: Moniteau SB Wins KSAC South Title

Monday’s softball and baseball recaps.

SOFTBALL

MONITEAU 10, REDBANK VALLEY 0, 5 INNINGS

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Kennedy DeMatteis threw her third no-hitter of the season to help Moniteau clinch its third straight KSAC South title with a 10-0, five-inning win over visiting Redbank Valley.

DeMatteis walked two and struck out seven in picking up the win, which helped Moniteau move to 15-1 on the season and 6-0 in the South.

Moniteau KSAC South champsKennedy also helped herself with the bat driving in two runs and scoring once while hitting a double.

Gabby Stewart had three singles, two RBIs and two runs scored for the Lady Warriors, while Cortney Claypoole had a double, a single, two RBIs and two runs scored. Kristina DeMatteis helped her sister out as well with a pair of hits, a run scored and an RBI, and Alyssa Dailey had three singles, two RBIs and a run scored.

The victory was also the 100th in head coach Dan Beebe’s career at Moniteau. He is 100-19 in six seasons with the Lady Warriors.

KARNS CITY 11, A-C VALLEY 7

PARKER, Pa. – Taylor Downs’ two-out, two-run double in the top of the sixth gave Karns City a lead it didn’t relinquish in an 11-7 win at A-C Valley.

The Lady Gremlins trailed 6-5 when Downs came through in the sixth, and Karns City added insurance runs in the seventh.

Downs had a big day with three hits, including a pair of doubles, while Alyssa Stitt, Ashley Coon and Katie Neff each had three singles for the Lady Gremlins.

LeeAnn Gibson picked up the win going seven innings and struck out four. She gave up eight hits and walked four.

Katie Stumpner and Maddy Morrison each had a pair of hits for A-C Valley with Morrison going 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored and Stumpner going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Kelsie Terwilliger added a double and an RBI.

CLARION 17, FOREST AREA 2, 4 INNINGS; CLARION 13, FOREST AREA 3, 5 INNINGS

MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Clarion had little trouble in sweeping a doubleheader from Forest Area at East Forest winning Game One 17-2 in four innings and Game Two 13-3 in five innings.

In the first game, the Lady Cats led 15-0 after two innings and cruised to victory.

Keanna Over was 3-for-3 with two runs scored, while Maya Thornton was 3-for-3 with three runs scored.

Anna Reed added two hits, two runs scored, two walks, a triple and an RBI, while Sadie Rudesyle also had two hits, with a double, an RBI and a run scored. Cora Zerfoss was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, and Carly Best had a triple, scored twice and drove in two.

Over got the win in relief of Rudesyle going three innings and allowing two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out three. Rudesyle didn’t allow a hit and walked one while striking out one in one inning of work.

Sarah Schettler had a two-run home run for Forest Area.

In the second game, with Clarion serving as the home team, Reed doubled while going 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Zerfoss was also 2-for-3 with two runs scored, and Liz Sarver was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Cassie Cochran, Makiya Bellotti and Bianca Hetrick had RBIs for Forest Area.

Rudesyle got the win going four innings and allowing an unearned run on one hit and two walks while striking out nine. Sarver threw one innings giving up two runs on two hits and three walks.

CRANBERRY 10, CLARION-LIMESTONE 2; CRANBERRY 15, CLARION-LIMESTONE 0, 4 INNINGS

SENECA, Pa. – Cranberry swept a doubleheader from visiting Clarion-Limestone taking games by the scores of 10-2 and 15-0 in four innings.

In the opener, Natalie Barcinas had a pair of hits and three runs scored, Andrea Watson scored four times and Kendra Schreck had a hit and two RBIs for Cranberry.

Watson got the win allowing two runs on six hits. She struck out eight.

Emilee Miller and Abby Carl scored runs for C-L.

In the second game, Kendra Schreck drove in six runs and had a pair of hits including a two-run home run. Natalie Barcinas also had two hits and three runs scored. Watson also scored three times.

Sarah Barcinas picked up the win allowing one hit, to Paige Aaron, and striking out six in four innings.

CLEARFIELD 3, PENNS VALLEY 1

SPRING MILLS, Pa. – Raeleigh Redden allowed a first-inning run then nothing else, as Clearfield topped Penns Valley, 3-1, in Mountain League action.

Aspen Bishop drove in all three of the Lady Bison runs with a 3-run triple in the sixth inning.

Losing pitcher Harley Hess had Penns Valley’s RBI on a first-inning single.

WEST BRANCH 2, CURWENSVILLE 1

MORRISDALE, Pa. – Lizzy Scott outdueled Rylee Young to give West Branch a 2-1 win over visiting Curwensville.

Scott allowed one unearned run on five hits while striking out nine in seven innings.

Young gave up two unearned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out 12 in six innings of work.

Scott added an RBI and a run scored for West Branch

Hannah Dixon was 2-for-3 with three stolen bases for Curwensville.

BASEBALL

UNION 4, KEYSTONE 3

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KNOX, Pa. – Cole Morris’ seventh-inning sacrifice fly drove home Isaac Yoder, as visiting Union topped Keystone, 4-3.

Yoder led off the inning with a walk, moved to second on a single to right by Lucas Bowser and stole third before scoring on the sac fly from Morris, who had struck out in three previous at bats, twice looking.

Hank Murphy got the win throwing a strong complete game. He allowed three unearned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out 11.

Murphy talks about his outing.

Bowser backed Murphy up going 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Dana Logue added a two-run, two-out fifth-inning double that gave Union a 3-1 lead at the time, while Gavin Guntrum had a pair of hits and an RBI and Yoder scored twice.

Nate Wingard took the loss going six-plus innings allowing four runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out seven.

Chad Rogers and Matson Caun had RBI singles for the Panthers.

REDBANK VALLEY 1, MONITEAU 0

BUTLER, Pa. – Three Redbank Valley pitchers shut down Moniteau on one hit to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 win over the Warriors at Butler County Community College.

Grayson Harman, the second of the trio of Redbank hurlers, got the win going two innings and allowing no hits and striking out two. Bryan Layton then picked up the save allowing one hit over the final three innings.

Devin Schimp started and went two hitless innings walking one and hitting one while striking out three. He wiggled out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the second by getting a pop up to himself, a strikeout and a flyout to left.

Redbank Valley got the game’s only run in the top of the fourth off of starter and loser Aaron Marterella.

Adam Kunselman led off with a single but was thrown out at the plate trying to score from first on a Layton double. But Scott Toth picked up the baton and singled to left scoring Layton from second.

Sam Heeter added a third-inning double for Redbank Valley, which had five hits.

Marterella went four innings allowing one run on five hits and a walk. Derek Boben threw three perfect innings in relief striking out two.

JJ Waid had the lone hit of the game for Moniteau, a seventh-inning single.

It was just the third loss of the season for Moniteau (11-3) and its second to a District 9 opponent. Redbank improved to 11-4 with the win.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 4, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 1

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Behind a strong pitching performance by Nick Szczerba, DuBois Central Catholic avenged one of its two losses on the season with a 4-1 win at Elk County Catholic.

Szczerba, who suffered the loss in a 1-0 defeat to DuBois Saturday in eight innings, threw seven innings Monday allowing one run on three hits and four walks while striking out two.

Ty Bittner was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI to pace DCC with Thomas Grecco also going 2-for-4 with an RBI and Jake Miknis going 2-for-4with a run scored. Justin Miknis was also 2-for-4 for the Cardinals, and Brandon Walker added an RBI.

Ross Brennen had a double for ECC with courtesy runner Jordan Nasoni scoring the Crusaders lone run, which was driven in by Nate DaCanal.

Brennen suffered the loss going seven innings allowing four runs, two earned, on nine hits and a walk while striking out four.

KARNS CITY 10, A-C VALLEY 3

PARKER, Pa. – Cullen Williams and Nolan Riley combined for five RBIs, as visiting Karns City beats A-C Valley, 10-3.

Williams had a triple, a run scored and three RBIs, while Riley had two hits, including a double, two RBIs and a run scored. Evan Stitt also had a pair of hits, two runs scored and an RBI for the Gremlins.

Zach Muhl had a pair of hits, including a home run and two RBIs for A-C Valley, while Lane Chalmers added a double.

Eric Dodd got the win going four innings. Tommy Amsler suffered the loss lasting three innings.

BROCKWAY 11, YOUNGSVILLE 0, 5 INNINGS

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – Corey Carr went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and a run scored to lead visiting Brockway to an 11-0, five-inning win at Youngsville.

Michael Martino was a perfect 3-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs for the Rovers with winning pitcher Seth Shugarts also going 2-for-4 with an RBI with his courtesy runner, Tino Inzana, scoring three times. Braden Martini added a 2-for-2 day with an RBI and a run scored.

Shugarts went all five innings allowing three hits and striking out two.

CLARION 15, FOREST AREA 0, 3 INNINGS; CLARION 15, FOREST AREA 0, 3 INNINGS

SHIPPENVILLE, Pa. – Clarion produced a pair of 15-0, three-inning wins in a doubleheader against Forest Area.

Clarion scored the 30 runs on the day despite having just 10 hits. The Bobcats took advantage of 10 Forest Area errors, 17 walks and seven hit batters over the course of the two games.

Meanwhile, Bobcat pitching didn’t allow a base runner in either game.

In Game One, Clarion had six hits but walked nine times while being hit three times. The Fires committed six miscues.

Adrian Weber led the way going 1-for-1 with three walks, two RBIs and a run scored. Reed Anthony drove in three runs and was 1-for-2 with a run scored, and Sterling Conner had a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Bo Miller pitched a three-inning perfect game striking out six of the nine batters he faced on 31 pitches.

In the second game, Clarion had only four hits but walked eight times while getting hit four more times. Forest Area committed four errors.

Dominic Fleming had two RBIs and scored twice, while Miller scored three times and was 1-for-1 with two walks and an RBI. Weber also scored twice going 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI, and Caleb Wilson added a pair of runs scored and an RBI.

Cam Craig got the win in relief of Ryan Anthony going one inning and striking out all three batters he faced. Anthony pitched two perfect innings striking out four of the six he faced.

CURWENSVILLE 13, WEST BRANCH 6

MORRISDALE, Pa. – Hunter Lancaster had three hits and Avery Francisco drove in three runs to lead visiting Curwensville to a 13-6 win over West Branch.

Lancaster was 3-for-5 with two runs scored, and Francisco went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored.

Jake Terry also hit a double for the Golden Tide and was 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored. Noah Vongunden chipped in a 2-for-4 performance with two runs scored and an RBI, and Austin Butlin was 1-for-2 with two walks, a run scored and two RBIs.

Bryce Timko got the win going seven innings and allowing six runs, four earned, on six hits and two walks while striking out six.

Cam Lytle had a double and a triple for West Branch while going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Isaac Guenot also drove in two runs.

JOHNSONBURG 13, KANE 5

KANE, Pa. – Johnny Mitchell was 5-for-5 with a walk, a double, three runs scored and an RBI to lead Johnsonburg to a 13-5 win at Kane.

Neil MacDonald added a 3-for-6 day with a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored, and Josh Raubenstrauch was 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, three walks, four runs scored and an RBI.

Also for the Rams, Ben Freeburg went 3-for-3 with a walk, three RBIs and two runs scored, and Jeremy Breier was 3-for-5 with a run scored.

Johnsonburg banged out 19 hits on the day and walked eight times.

Austin Jordan was 3-for-4 with two runs scored for Kane.

Breier got the win going five innings and allowing four runs, three earned, on 11 hits. He struck out three. Kacey Raubenstrauch pitched two innings allowing one run on three hits and a walk while striking out two.

OSWAYO VALLEY 12, FRIENDSHIP CENTRAL (NY) 4

FRIENDSHIP, N.Y. – The Oswayo Valley baseball machine kept rolling using a nine-run second inning to get a 12-4 interstate win at Friendship Central (N.Y.).

Garret Babcock led the Green Wave offense going 4-for-5, while Theo Henry added three hits for the now 17-0 defending District 9 Class A champions.

Gavin Babcock picked up the win in relief.

One of six Oswayo pitchers, he threw a scoreless third inning walking one and striking out two.

Dylan Buchholz started and went two innings without allowing a hit. He struck out four.

Ryan Graves also pitched two innings allowing one hit and striking out four. Jacob Karr threw a scoreless sixth allowing one hit and striking out two.

Dominik Mascho went ⅓ of an inning allowing three runs on three walks. Garret Babcock then gave up one run on a hit while striking out two in ⅔ of an inning.

Justin Lovell took the loss allowing 12 runs on 16 hits and three walks while striking out three in seven innings. Ted Ruxton had a two-run single in the seventh for Friendship.

PORT ALLEGANY 7, SMETHPORT 6

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Tre Garzel’s RBI single to the gap in right-center field scored Mac Tanner with the game-winning run, as Port Allegany walked off Smethport, 7-6.

Tanner led off the bottom of the seventh with a double, and Garrett Talkington singled him to third. Smethport then walked Dylan Kio intentionally, and Garzel delivered the game-winning hit.

The seventh-inning lightning capped a comeback from down 6-1 by the Gators, who still trailed 6-3 going into the sixth.

But Port tied the game with a three-run sixth that featured one run scoring on a wild pitch, another on a ground out by Jordan Seefeldt and the tying run coming across on a line drive, two-out single by pinch-hitter David Talkington.

Garrett Talkington led the way on offense going 3-for-3 with two runs scored. He had a double. Kio drove in two runs, while Tyler Lashway was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and Devin Gustin 2-for-3.

Nate Hollowell had a pair of hits for Smethport.

Gustin, the third pitcher on the day for Port, got the victory throwing a scoreless seventh allowing one hit and a walk.

Garrett Talkington started and went three innings allowing four unearned runs on two hits and a walk while striking out five. Garzel then pitched three innings allowing two unearned runs on two hits while striking out four.

Bryce Nelson took the loss allowing four runs, one earned, in one-plus innings of work. He gave up seven hits and walked one.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 8, CRANBERRY 6; CLARION-LIMESTONE 5, CRANBERRY 4

SENECA, Pa. – Clarion-Limestone got a huge doubleheader sweep of Cranberry beating the Berries 8-6 and 5-4.

Leading the way in Game One for the Lions were Riley Hummell, Sam Leadbetter, Colby Himes and Cam Peters, who each had two singles with Leadbetter and Hummell adding RBIs. Alex Acree also drove in two runs.

Taylor Smith got the win going 4 1/3 innings and allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits and three walks while striking out one.

Tyler Gustafson and Austin Rex led Cranberry with three hits each, including a double by Rex, who also drove in three runs.

In the second game, Christian Smith got two big strikeouts with runners on second and third and the Lions clinging to a one-run lead.

Leadbetter again was solid at the plate with a pair of singles and an RBI, while Brady Homes also had two hits.

Gustafson had two more hits for Cranberry, including a double, while driving in a run. Austin Rex and Brendan Zerbe also had two hits with one of Zerbe’s going for two bases. Each batter also drove in a run.



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