HS Baseball Recaps: Bradford Pulls Away from Brookville Late

A look at Wednesday’s high school baseball action.


BROOKVILLE, Pa. – A four-run seventh inning helped visiting Bradford break open a close game and get a 6-1 win at Brookville Wednesday.

The Owls led by just a run, 2-1, going to the final inning before erupting for the four runs thanks in part to a crucial Brookville error.

Connor Veceilio had a key two-run double in the seventh for Bradford.

Andrew Bacha and Adam Cary each had two hits to lead the Owls, while Isaac Gaylack added a pair of RBIs.

Logan Thrush was 3-for-4 with a run scored for Brookville, while Kyle Dunkle was 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Bacha got the win going five innings and allowing one unearned run on four hits and a walk while striking out five. Danny Manion picked up the save.

Ben Reitz took the loss going 6 ⅔ innings and allowing six runs, two earned, on seven hits and three walks while striking out seven.


DUBOIS, Pa. – Thomas Grecco got the win for DuBois Central Catholic in a 12-4 win over visiting Brockway Wednesday.

The Cardinals used a balanced hitting attack to get the victory.


OIL CITY, Pa. – Sam Leadbetter was 3-for-5 with a double, three runs scored and two RBIs to lead visiting Clarion-Limestone to a 17-5, six-inning win over Venango Catholic Wednesday.

Riley Hummell scored four times for the Lions while going 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs, while Alex Acree drove in two and was 3-for-4 with a run scored. Brady Himes added a double and three RBIs while going 3-for-4 with a run scored, and Colby Himes was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Cole Grenci scored three runs as a courtesy runner for Taylor Smith, who was 1-for-3 with two walks and a run scored of his own.

Smith pitched three innings giving up three unearned runs on two hits and two walks while striking out five. Acree went a scoreless inning to get the win striking out three, and Leadbetter finished off allowing a pair of runs while striking out three in two innings of work.

Ian Hidinger was 2-for-3 with two RBIs to pace Venango Catholic, while Josh Puleo was 1-for-4 with three runs scored.


HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. – A five-run first inning helped Hollidaysburg overcome an early 3-0 hole and get an 8-4 win over visiting DuBois Wednesday.

Nick Labrasca drove home a pair of runs and was 1-for-4 with a double for the Beavers, while Adam Bankovich was 2-for-4. Ryan Pasternak also had a double and an RBI for DuBois, and Tate Rutherford was 2-for-3 with a double.

Labrasca took the loss.

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