Monday’s Baseball Roundup: Brookville Tops DuBois in Extra Innings

DUBOIS, Pa. (D9Sports) – Dane Lyle’s two-out, two-run double in the top of the eighth inning was enough for Brookville to pull out a 9-8 win over DuBois in eight innings at Showers Field.

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Lyle’s hit put the Raiders up 9-7, but DuBois rallied in the bottom of the eight. A single and two-base outfield error pushed home a run and had the tying run at third base with two outs before Raiders pitcher Seth Dunkle got a game-ending popup.

Dunkle went the final 4 2/3 innings to get the win in relief of starter Brady Caylor, allowing seven hits, and two walks while striking out three. He gave up three runs one earned. Caylor went the first 3 1/3 innings, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out three.

Aaron Park led the Raiders at the plate, going 3-for-4 with four runs batted in. He ripped a three-run homer in the top of the first inning and singled in a run in the Raiders’ three-run fourth inning. Dunkle was also 3-for-4 with two doubles and four runs scored.

Also for Brookville, Caylor and Lyle each had two hits. Adam Mackins and Tyler Park doubled.

DuBois tied it at 3-3 with three runs of its own in the bottom of the first. After the Raiders scored three in the fourth after two outs, the Beavers answered with four runs in the bottom of the fourth. Peter Foradora and Dylan McCluskey singled in runs.

McCluskey, the losing pitcher after throwing the seventh, finished 4-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBIs. Justin Swauger had three hits and Eric Schneider finished with two.

The Raiders tied it at 7-7 in the sixth inning with a two-out RBI single from Tanner LaBenne, who drove in Dunkle after he doubled.


STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Cole Grenci had a pair of hits, a run scored and an RBI to help Clarion-Limestone to a 10-0, five-inning win over visiting Forest Area in the season opener for the Lions.

Curvin Goheen added a 1-for-2 day with an RBI and two runs scored in manager Todd Smith’s debut. Ben Smith added a double and a run scored.

C-L used four pitchers.

Christian Smith started and went two innings allowing a hit while striking out two. Goheen went an innings allowing two hits while striking out one. Hayden Callen pitched a scoreless inning walking one and striking out two and Ian Hawthorn walked one in an inning of relief.

Daniel Schwab, Chris Pedersen, Aiden Quinn had hits for Forest Area.


PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Trailing 8-0 heading to the sixth, Bradford scored five in the sixth and six in the seventh to stun Punxsutawney, 11-10, in Punxsutawney.

Caleb Nuzzo’s one-out, bases-loaded, bases-clearing double gave the Owls a 9-8 lead in the seventh, and Peyton Manion then added a two-out, two-run double, his only hit of the game, for two more insurance runs that proved crucial when Punxsutawney scored twice in the bottom of the seventh before leaving the tying run at second.

Nuzzo had a pair of doubles out of the leadoff spot going 2-for-5 with two runs scored and six RBIs. Danny Manion also added two doubles and was 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI.

Patrick Caskey was also 3-for-5 for Bradford with two runs scored, Tyler Gigliotti walked three times, drove in a run and scored twice and Brody Nay walked twice added a single and scored twice.

Tyler Richardson was 3-for-4 with three doubles, a walk, three runs scored and two RBIs for Punxsutawney with Andrew Britton going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs. Brandon Matthews was also 3-for-5 with a couple of RBIs for the Chucks, and Logan Johnston went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Adam Boyer got the win in relief of Gigliotti going 2 ⅔ innings allowing five unearned runs on five hits and five walks while striking out two. Gigliotti went 4 ⅓ innings allowing five runs, two earned, on nine hits while striking out two.

Brandon Matthews took the loss in relief pitching ⅔ of an inning allowing three runs on two hits and a hit batter.


CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Jakob Sorbera went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and three RBIs to help visiting Clearfield knock off Curwensville, 7-2.

Nathan Barr added a 2-for-4 afternoon with two runs scored and an RBI for the Bison, who also got a double and a run scored from Ty Bender.

Eli Glass and Reese Wilson combined on a seven-hitter on the hill for Clearfield.

Glass got the win going 5 ⅔ innings allowing two unearned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out 12. Wilson finished up going 1 ⅓ innings of scoreless, hitless relief striking out two.

Jake McCracken was 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI for Curwensville with Ralph Evans going 2-for-3.

Avery Francisco took the loss going two innings allowing five runs, one earned, on three hits and two walks while striking out four.

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