Miknis Has Strong Return in DCC Victory

KANE, Pa. – Welcome back Justin Miknis.

(Photo of Justin Miknis. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick’s work here)

The DuBois Central Catholic junior catcher, who missed nearly a month with an illness, returned with a vengeance going 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, three runs scored and three RBIs while also pitching 1 ⅓ innings of scoreless relief with two strikeouts in a 10-3 DCC win at Kane.

Brandon Walker added a 2-for-3 day with two doubles and two runs scored for the Cardinals with Thomas Grecco going 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI and Garrett Prosper driving in three runs. Pete Downer added a double and two RBIs.

Noah Bloom got the win in relief of Zane Felix. He tossed 2 ⅔ innings of scoreless relief allowing a hit while striking out six.

Felix pitched 2 ⅓ innings in a scoreless start giving up three hits and two walks while striking out two. Prosper was tagged for two runs on a hit and three walks while striking out two in ⅔ of an inning.

Ange Costanzo was 2-for-4 with a double for Kane.

Austin Jordan took the loss going 5 ⅓ innings allowing eight runs, five earned, on seven hits and two walks while striking out four.


PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Brandon Matthews tossed six strong innings of shutout, four-hit ball to lead Punxsutawney to a 4-0 win over visiting Johnsonburg.

Matthews walked one and struck out 10. Derek Huey came in and pitched the seventh allowing a hit and a walk.

Tyler Richardson had a double and two RBIs to pace the Punxsutawney offense with Andrew Britton going 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Neil MacDonald had a pair of hits for Johnsonburg. Gabe Watts took the loss allowing four runs on five hits and six walks while striking out four in 3 ⅓ innings of work.

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