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Baseball: Yoder Helps Union Beat Forest Area
(Photo of Isaac Yoder of Union. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa’s work here)
Yoder went five innings walking two and striking out six. He was also 2-for-3 with a walk and the four RBIs at the plate.
Clayton Marsh added a 2-for-2 day with two walks, two RBIs and four runs scored for the Golden Knights with Hunter Johnston going 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBIs. Zachary Flick drove in three runs as well, Lukas Salvo had a double and Lucas Bowser and Luke Bowser each scored twice.
Dillon DiCorpo and Bobby Dittman had hits for Forest Area.
Chris Pedersen took the loss giving up five runs on five hits and five walks in two innings of work.
CRANBERRY 10, A-C VALLEY 2
SENECA, Pa. – In the first of two games against two different opponents at home, Cranberry knocked off A-C Valley, 10-2.
Brandon Forrest, Tommy Flinspach and Hunter O’Neill each had a pair of RBIs in the victory.
Forrest was 2-for-4 with a run scored, Flinspach was 2-for-3 and O’Neill was 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored.
Shay Harry was also 2-for-4 with a run scored for the Berries, while Adam Smerkar walked three times, drove in a run and scored twice and Trevor Gladin also added two runs scored.
Flinspach got the win going seven innings allowing two runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out six.
Tony Thompson was 3-for-4 with a run scored for A-C Valley with Levi Orton going 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
Luke Whitcomb took the loss allowing five unearned runs on one hit and two walks while striking out one in 1 ⅔ innings of work.
CRANBERRY 12, KEYSTONE 3
SENECA, Pa. – Completing a perfect day for itself and for its coach, Pat Irwin in family bragging rights, Cranberry beat Keystone 12-3.
The win gave Irwin wins over his uncle Dewey’s coached A-C Valley squad and the school that his dad, Bill, is the athletic director at, Keystone.
Harry, Gladin and Flinspach each had two RBIs in the victory with Harry going 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, Gladin 1-for-4 with a double and three runs scored and Flinspach 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
Trevin Chittester was also 2-for-4 with an RBI for Cranberry with Matt Weaver going 2-for-2 with an RBI, O’Neill 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored and Forrest drawing a walk and scoring twice.
Gladin got the win going five innings allowing an unearned run on four hits while striking out nine. Smerkar pitched an inning giving up two unearned runs on a hit and two walks while striking out one and Forrest threw a scoreless seventh walking one and striking out one.
Dawson Steele was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored for Keystone. Alex Rapp was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and Brooks LaVan added an RBI.
LaVan took the loss allowing 10 runs, five earned, on six hit, four walks and a hit batter while striking out one in 3 ⅓ innings. Steele pitched 2 ⅔ innings giving up two runs, one earned, on four hits and a walk while striking out one.
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