HS Baseball Roundup: DCC Goes 10 Innings in Beating Johnsonburg

Thursday’s high school baseball recaps.


DUBOIS, Pa. – Brandon Walker scored when Michael Misiewicz reached on an error in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift DuBois Central Catholic to 6-5 win over Johnsonburg.

The Cardinals loaded the bases with nobody out on singles by Thomas Grecco and Walker and a walk to Noah Bloom. Then Nick Szczerba grounded to shortstop with Grecco being tossed out at the plate. Misiewicz then hit a grounder to second that was misplayed by Sallack allowing Walker to score the winning run.

DCC had tied the game in the bottom of the seventh on a two-out home run to left by Jake Miknis.

Johnsonburg had taken a 5-4 load in the top of the seventh on a Johnny Mitchell double. The Rams then looked poised to take a bigger lead when the next batter walked with no outs. But DCC then turned a triple play when a liner to shortstop Szczerba turned into a 6-4-3 triple play with Szczerba going to Misiewicz for the out at second and then on to Jake Miknis at first.

“A beautiful thing,” DCC head coach Andy Sayers said.

Miknis had a huge day at the plate going 3-for-4 with the home run and two runs scored.

Also for DCC, Grecco was 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI, while Walker was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Jack Frank added a double and a run scored.

For Johnsonburg, Mitchell was 2-for-5 with two RBIs, while Josh Raubenstrauch was 2-for-4 with a run scored and Dave Sallack was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Turner Amacher was also 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Grecco picked up the win in relief going four innings and allowing one run on five hits and three walks while striking out three. He was aided by outstanding defense by Misiewicz, according to Sayers.

Szczerba started and went six innings allowing four runs, one earned, on seven hits and a walk while striking out two.

Ben Ames too the loss. He pitched 1 ⅓ innings allowing the one run on two hits and two walks.

Justin Kasmerski started and went 5 ⅓ innings allowing four runs, two earned, on five hits and four walks. Neil MacDonald relieved and went 2 ⅔ innings allowing one run on two hits while striking out one.


DUBOIS, Pa. – Ethan Long pitched 5 ⅓ strong innings of relief, and DuBois made the most of its two hits in getting a 3-1 win over visiting Bald Eagle Area.

Nick LaBrasca started and went ⅔ of an inning before Long took over pitching 5 ⅓ innings of three-hit, one-run ball. He walked two and struck out six to get the win.

Zach Sloan then came in and picked up the save throwing a scoreless seventh.

DuBois trailed 1-0 until the fourth when the Beavers scored twice before adding on an insurance run in the fifth.

Sloan and Ryan Pasternak had the Beavers’ hits, both doubles, and both players were 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI on the day.


ST. MARYS, Pa. – Trailing 3-1 going to the sixth, St. Marys erupted for seven runs on its way to an 8-3 win over visiting Brookville.

The Dutch scored all seven sixth-inning runs after two outs and were aided by two costly Brookville errors including one that tied the game with two outs.

In all, the Raiders committed five miscues leading to seven unearned runs by St. Marys.

Tim Beimel, Aaron Piccolo and Matt Bellina all had two-hit games for the Dutch with Tim Beimel going 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored, Piccolo going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored and Bellina going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

Also recording doubles for St. Marys were Jeff Wehler and Hayden Tettis.

Nate Beimel got the win in relief of Hunter Fantechi going 3 ⅔ innings and allowing one hit while walking two and striking out five.

Austin Cook led Brookville going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Kyle Dunkle scored twice.

Jordan Tosh suffered the loss in relief of Ben Reitz giving up five unearned runs in ⅓ of an inning of work. He did give up three hits and walked a batter.

Reitz pitched 5 ⅔ and allowed three runs, one earned, on six hits and two walks while striking out three.


BROCKWAY, Pa. – A five-run Elk County Catholic second inning helped the Crusaders erase a 3-0 deficit and get a 9-4 win at Brockway.

ECC was helped in the second by a couple of Rover miscues and then added a run in the fourth, two more in the fifth and another in the seventh.

Brad Dippold had a big day for the Crusaders going 4-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Connor O’Leary added a 2-for-5 performance with three RBIs and a run scored, while Dan Stauffer was on base four times walking three times while going 1-for-2 with an RBI, and Alex Dattoli scored twice.

Dattoli got the win in relief going three innings and allowing one run on four hits while striking out two.

Tony Isabella, in his first game back since tearing an ACL midway through the football season, was 2-for-3 for Brockway, while Seth Shugarts was 2-for-4 with a run scored. Michael Martino drove in two runs for the Rovers, while Hunter Antonuccio was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored.

Corey Carr suffered the loss going four innings and allowing six runs, only one earned, on five hits and five walks while striking out five.

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