Friday’s Baseball Roundup: Park, Brookville Shut Down North Clarion

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (D9Sports) – As the visiting team on its home field, Brookville scored eight runs in the top of the seventh on its way to a 12-2 win over North Clarion.

(Photo of Aaron Park of Brookville. Photo by Cory Geer)

Cole LaBenne had a three-run double in the seventh with Adam Mackins adding a two-run double in the frame.

LaBenne was 3-for-5 with the double, three RBIs and two runs scored. Mackins was 1-for-3 with the double and three RBIs with Seth Dunkle going 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Aaron Park 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and a stolen base.

Park got the win going six innings allowing two earned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out six. Dunkle pitched a scoreless seventh striking out three.

Zander Hargenrader had two hits for North Clarion, and he was the losing pitcher, giving up three hits and four runs, two earned, while walking six and striking out four.

Three Wolves pitchers walked 10 batters and two errors led to eight unearned runs scored by the Raiders.


CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – A pair of early runs was enough for two Punxsutawney pitchers, as the visiting Chuck knocked off Curwensville, 2-1.

Punxsy scored solo runs in the first and second innings and Isaac Stouffer and Alec Greenblatt made those runs stand up.

Stouffer started and went three scoreless innings allowing a hit and no walks while striking out two. Greenblatt got the win going four innings in relief allowing on earned runs on four hits and four walks while striking out seven.

Using a by-committee approach, Curwensville nearly matched Punxsutawney on the mound.

Noah VonGunden suffered the loss going three innings allowing two earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three. Josh Terry pitched two scoreless innings allowing two hits and two walks while striking out three and Jake McCracken went two scoreless, hitless innings walking three and striking out two.

Daren Byers was 3-for-3 with a run scored for Punxsutawney with Greenblatt going 2-for-3 with an RBI.

McCracken had a double and an RBI for Curwensville with Bryce Timko scoring the run.


HYDE, Pa. – Seth Bumbarger drove in four runs to help Clearfield topple visiting Bradford, 10-3.

Bumbarger was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored.

Harrison Peacock was also 2-for-2 with a pair of walks for the Bison with Eli Glass going 1-for-1 with three walks. His courtesy runner Alec Graham scored three times. Ty Bender added a pair of RBIs for Clearfield, and Reese Wilson scored three times.

Glass threw 4 ? innings of hitless ball.He did walk three and allow an unearned run while striking out six. Cade Walker finished off pitching 2 ? innings allowing two earned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out four.

Danny Manion was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs for Bradford. Peyton Manion walked three times and scored once.

Danny Manion took the loss allowing six runs, all earned, on four hits and four walks while striking out one in 1 ? innings. Adam Boyer then went 2 ? innings allowing three unearned runs on four hits and a walk. Drew Piganelli finished outpitching two innings allowing one earned run on one hit and four walks while striking out two.


BROCKWAY, Pa. – Redbank Valley scored two runs in the top of the first and Bryan Layton made those runs stand up in a 2-0 win at Brockway.

All of the action in the first for Redbank Valley came with two outs, as Layton and Blaney Brooks had back-to-back singles before Kobe Bonanno followed with a single to right that coupled with an error allowed two runs to score.

That was all the offense Redbank Valley needed thanks to the pitching of Layton, who went six innings allowing three hits and two while striking out 12 to get the win. Grayson Harman got the save striking out one in the seventh.

Tyler Serafini was the hard-luck loser. He allowed two unearned run on three hits and no walks while striking out six. He needed just 76 pitches to go seven innings.


RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Luke Salvo drove in five runs to lead Union to an 11-1, six-inning win over visiting Forest Area.

Salvo was 3-for-4 with a triple and a run scored to lead the Golden Knights.

Luke Bowser added a home run while going 1-for-3 with two runs scored for Union with Isaac Yoder finishing 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, Reice Saylor 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and three runs scored and Clayton Marsh 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Saylor got the win going five innings allowing an unearned run on one hit and no walks while striking out nine. Yoder threw an inning of scoreless, hitless, walkless relief.

Dominic Grubbs had the lone hit for Forest Area with Dillon DiCorpo scoring the Fires run.

Noah Burke took the loss allowing five runs, all earned, on six hits and a walk while striking out five in four innings of work. Bobby Dittman went 1 ? innings allowing six runs, four earned, on five hit and a walk while striking out one.

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