Brookville Rallies Past Brockway


BROOKVILLE, Pa. (D9Sports) – Scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Brookville rallied for a 6-5 win over Brockway at McKinley Field.

(Photo of Tanner Labenne, whose two-run single gave Brookville a 6-5 win over Brockway Friday. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick’s work here)

The Raiders trailed the Rovers 5-2 going into the sixth but batted around against four Rovers pitchers, including starter Cam Baker who threw effectively before walking leadoff batter Trenton Gilhousen and hitting Tyler Park for the second time in the game with his 100th pitch to start the inning.

The Rovers, with Marcus Copelli replacing Baker, were on the verge of getting out of the jam when Zane Puhala threw out Gilhousen trying to score on Brady Caylor’s flyout to right, but the Raiders scored four runs with two outs.

But Seth Dunkle doubled in a run, Park scored on the first of two Copelli balks and after Aaron Park was hit by a pitch, Tanner Labenne singled in two runs to put the Raiders ahead for good.

Dunkle earned the win on the mound, retiring 11 of the 13 batters he faced, including the last 10, to get the win in relief of Raiders starter Dane Lyle. Dunkle went 3 2/3 innings with two strikeouts and two walks, the second pushing home a run in the Rovers’ four-run fourth inning that put them up 5-2. Lyle gave up all three of the Rovers’ hits, striking out three and walking three in 3 1/3 innings.

Dunkle, Labenne and Lyle each had two hits for the Raiders.

Matt Holt had the lone run-scoring hit for the Rovers in the fourth. Matthew Clark’s sacrifice fly scoring Baker who led the game off with a single in the first.

CLARION 3, CLARION-LIMESTONE 0

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Cam Craig and Spencer Miller combined on a five-hit shutout, as Clarion topped rival Clarion-Limestone, 3-0, in Strattanville.

It was the second shutout in as many days for Bobcats’ pitching, which has a scoreless streak of 14 ⅓ innings dating back to the sixth inning of Monday’s loss at Brockway.

Craig got the win going 6 ⅓ innings before exiting at 99 pitches. He allowed five hits and three walks and struck out nine. Miller came on for the two out save needing just three pitches to retire two batters.

Clarion scored a run in the first and then added two in the seventh.

Miller and Skylar Rhoades had RBIs for the Bobcats with both players going 1-for-3. Craig was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Calvin German had two hits going 2-for-3 with a run scored, and Cole Slaughenhaup was 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.

Hayden Callen and Drew Beichner pitched well for C-L.

Callen took the loss going four innings allowing a run on four hits while striking out one. Beichner gave up two runs, one earned, on three hits and two walks while striking out one in three innings of work.

Camden Hankey was 2-for-3 to lead the C-L offense.


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