Thursday’s High School Baseball Roundup: C-L’s Frazier Wins 200th Game as Manager

Brad Frazier by George Powers
EMLENTON, Pa. (D9Sports) – Brad Frazier, the only coach in Clarion-Limestone history, picked up his 200th career win with an 8-7 Game Two walk-off victory that gave his Lions a sweep of a road doubleheader that saw the Lions act as the home team in the second game.

(Photo: Brad Frazier. Photo by George Powers)

Jake Zacherl’s sac fly with one out in the bottom of the seventh of Game Two scored Ian Hawthorn to give Frazier, who helped start the C-L program back in 1998 and has led the Lions to three District 9 titles, the milestone victory.

Frazier entered the day needing a pair of wins to get to 200, and his team got things off to a good start with a 12-0, five-inning win in Game One before making things a bit more interesting in the nightcap.

In Game Two, A-C Valley raced to a 6-1 lead after 2 ½ innings before C-L tied the game at six with a five-run third. The Lions then scored again in the fourth to go up 7-6.

That lead lasted until the top of the seventh when A-C Valley rallied to tie it on an Izaya Seeker base hit to left with one out. But an error and a pair of walks loaded the bases for the Lions in the bottom of the seventh with no one out, and after a force out at the plate, Zacherl lifted one to center to win the game.

Sam Leadbetter led the Lions offense in the game going 1-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Riley Hummell was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored.

Aaron Busch was 1-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored for A-C Valley with Matt Thompson adding a double.

Christian Smith got the win in relief going four innings allowing one run on one hit and two walks while striking out two.

In the opener, Zane Summerville and Curvin Goheen combined on a three-hit shutout.

Summerville got the win going three innings allowing two hits and two walks while striking out five. Goheen pitched two innings allowing one hit and striking out three.

Smith paced the offense with four RBIs while going 2-for-3. Colby Himes and Leadbetter each added a pair of RBIs with both players doubling. Himes was 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored and Leadbetter was 2-for-4 with three runs scored. Goheen also chipped in a double while going 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Lane Chalmers had a pair of hits for A-C Valley.


HYDE, Pa. – Bellefonte used a five-run third inning to pace a 7-3 road win over Clearfield in a game officially halted after six innings because of lightning and then rain.

The lightning and thunderstorm hit in the bottom of the seventh inning but the game reverts back to the sixth.

Dylan Deitrich had two hits, including a double, and three RBIs to pace the Red Raiders. Cade Fortney chipped in a two-run double, while Tyler Kreger had two singles and two runs scored and Garret Reiter two singles.

Ty Bender had a pair of doubles and two runs scored for Clearfield with Tommy Hazel adding a pair of RBIs.

Ash Wetzler got the win going six innings allowing three runs, two earned, on five hits, a walk and a hit batter while striking out five.

Eli Glass took the loss allowing six runs, five earned, on six hits, three walks and a hit batter while striking out three in 3 ⅔ innings.


DUBOIS, Pa. – St. Marys scored what turned out to be an all-important insurance run in the top of the seventh inning and then held off a two-run DuBois rally in the bottom of the inning to gain an 8-7 road win.

Aaron Piccolo had an RBI double in the top of the seventh to put the Dutch up 8-5, and that proved important when the Beavers scored twice in the bottom of the seventh thanks to a John Mahoney two-run home run with to center with no one out.

Ryan Pasternak followed the homer with a one-out single, and pinch runner Cullen Corle took second on a wild pitch. But Jared Groll got Ryan Radaker and Daron Walker to both ground out to end the game.

St. Marys brought out the so-called lumber in the game with eight extra-base hits including home runs from Jeff Wehler and Nate Beimel. Wehler added a double as did Michael Beimel and Matt Bellina with Groll picking up a pair of two-baggers.

Wehler was 3-for-4 in the contest with three RBIs and two runs scored with Michael Beimel also doing 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Nate Beimel added two hits, two RBIs and a run scored with Groll going 2-for-4 with the two doubles.

DuBois also hit a pair of home runs with Nick LaBrasca joining Mahoney in going deep, while Colin Read had a double.

LaBrasca was 3-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored with Read and Mahoney also scoring twice.

Nate Beimel got the win going five innings allowing five runs, three earned, on six hits and four walks while striking out three. Groll got the save pitching two innings allowing two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one.

Read took the loss allowing five runs on 10 hits while striking out four in five innings of work. Ethan Long worked two innings giving up three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three.


KANE, Pa. – Justin Miknis, Jack Frank, Brandon Walker and Thomas Grecco combined for 13 RBIs, and DuBois Central Catholic scored 11 times in the sixth inning to beat Kane, 22-7, in six on the road.

Frank hit a home run while going 2-for-3 with three RBIs and three runs scored for the Cardinals. Miknis was 3-for-5 with four RBIs and two runs scored with Walker going 2-for-6 with a run scored and three RBIs. Grecco was also 2-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and three RBIs.

Also for DCC, Michael Misiewicz went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBIs, Tyler McIntosh was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI, Anthony Kness was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI and Austen Cogley was 2-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Connor Crowley had a double and an RBI for Kane, while Ang Costanzo went 2-for-4 with a run scored and Austin Jordan 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs. Jacob Silvis also had two hits and an RBI for the Wolves.

Frank got the win going four innings allowing five runs, four earned, on six hits and three walks while striking out four. Misiewicz went one inning allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits and a walk while striking out two, and Kness went a scoreless, hitless inning.


CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Bryce Timko and Broc Heitsenrether combined on a two-hit shutout, as Curwensville beat visiting Harmony, 6-0.

Timko came within an out of a complete-game being pulled after reaching his pitch limit with 102 under the new PIAA rules. He went 6 ⅔ innings allowing two hits and two walks while striking out 13. Heitsenrether threw six pitches to get the final out.

Avery Francisco was 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored for Curwensville. Noah VonGunden drove in a pair of runs for the Golden Tide while Zach McClure had three RBIs. and Heitsenrether was 2-for-2 with a run scored.

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