High School Baseball Roundup: Brockway Beats Johnsonburg in Slugfest

Tuesday’s high school baseball recaps.

BROCKWAY 9, JOHNSONBURG 8

RIDGWAY, Pa. – Corey Carr worked out of a one-out bases loaded jam in the bottom of the seventh to give Brockway a 9-8 win over Johnsonburg in Ridgway Township.

Carr, who pitched the final two innings to earn the save, had some control problems in the seventh walking three straight Johnsonburg batters after giving up a leadoff single and then striking out a batter to allow the Rams back within a run.

But with the sacks juiced and just the one out, he got Dave Sallack to ground back to the mound with the throw going home for the second out and then struck out Ben Freeburg to end the game.

Brockway did most of its offensive damage early scoring six first-inning runs on its way to a 6-1 lead after one.

The Rams made things interesting scoring four in the fourth to get within one, 6-5, before a three-run fifth by Brockway pushed the lead to 9-5. Johnsonburg answered back with two runs in the bottom of the fifth and then scored the one in the seventh before leaving the bases loaded.

Seth Shugarts had a double and three RBIs for Brockway, while Hunter Antonuccio was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, two RBIs and a run scored. Michael Martino was also 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, and Zach Foradori was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.

Antonuccio got the win in relief of Shugarts going 1 ⅓ innings and allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits and five walks while striking out one. Carr got the save giving up the one run on two hits and three walks while striking out four.

Johnny Mitchell led Johnsonburg going 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, two RBIs and two runs scored. Neal MacDonald also had a double while going 2-for-4 with two RBis, Justin Kasmierski was 2-for-3 with a walk, three runs scored and two RBIs and Freeburg was 2-for-5 with a run scored.

MacDonald took the loss going three innings and giving up six runs, only one earned, on five hits and a walk while striking out one.

CLEARFIELD 7, BROOKVILLE 2

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Brookville’s Ben Reitz took a perfect game into the sixth inning, but walked the first two in the sixth and visiting Clearfield rallied to beat the Raiders, 7-2.

Six straight hits in the sixth helped the Bison to the seven runs capped off by a double by Marcus Luzier.

That made a winner out of Jacob Sorbera, who threw a complete-game five-hitter allowing the two runs. He walked four and struck out six.

Justin Fedder led the Clearfield lineup going 2-for-4.

Reitz went 5 ⅓ innings and was charged with all seven run – every one of them earned – on six hits and two walks while striking out two. Reitz also had an RBI double in the fifth inning when Brookville scored both of its runs and was 1-for-2 on the day. Trent Gilhousen was also 1-for-2 and drew a bases-loaded walk in the fifth for an RBI.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 11, KEYSTONE 0, 5 INNINGS

KNOX, Pa. – Sam Leadbetter was strong at the plate and on the mound to lead Clarion-Limestone to an 11-0, five-inning win at Keystone.

Leadbetter went 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and three RBIs at the plate in support of his own cause on the mound. He pitched four innings of three-hit ball. He walked one and struck out five.

Taylor Smith was also 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored for the Lions, while Colby Himes was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Riley Hummell went 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Brady Himes was 1-for-2 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBIs.

Mason Rearick, Nick Baughman and Corey Rapp had Keystone’s hits.

KARNS CITY 12, FOREST AREA 2, 6 INNINGS

BUTLER, Pa. – Jace Ebbitt had three hits including a pair of triples to lead Karns City to a 12-2, six-inning win over Forest Area at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler.

Austin Rumbaugh added a pair of hits including a double with two RBIs, while Tyler Yough had two RBIs and Dom Callihan two hits, including a double with an RBI.

Nolan Riley picked up the win going three innings and striking out three while allowing two runs.

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