Post 6 splits Saturday wood bat tourney games, goes 2-2 over two-day event|
Monday, June 25, 2012
By Jaclyn Yingling Sports Editor
PHILIPSBURG - After winning their opening game of the Bellefonte Bandits Tournament on Friday, the Clearfield Post 6 American Legion baseball team still had a chance to advance to the championship rounds despite losing their second game.
Things looked even better when they defeated Corning, N.Y. in their first game on Saturday morning.
But a 10-2 loss at the hands of Keystone in the second game, erased all chances for advancement.
However, the Chiefs finished the weekend with a 2-2 record, one of the best finishes the team has ever had in the wood bat tourney.
"I think we've played well this weekend," said Clearfield head coach Sid Lansberry. "I'm very pleased. We just ran out of pitching. That happens in a tournament like this.
"But I'm pleased with how we played defensively and hitting the ball."
After using West Branch's Parker Emigh as their pitcher for the first game, the Chiefs were running short on pitching.
Ronny Ogden, who faced one Corning batter to pick up a save in the first game, started the game against the Nationals, who had come into Saturday with an 0-2 record.
But Keystone shook off that dismal start and used a four-run second inning to get things going against Ogden and the Chiefs.
Clearfield scored two runs in the third inning to cut the score to 4-2, as Wyatt Westen, who reached on an error scored on a double by Kyler Kephart. Kephart later scored on a ground out by Andrew Redden.
Keystone widened its lead to 6-2 in the fourth inning, chasing Ogden from the game. Thomas Summers came in to record the final two outs of the inning.
The Nationals got to Summers for four more runs in the fifth inning, as Derek Danver came in to get the Chiefs out of the frame.
Clearfield was unable to score any more runs in the bottom of the sixth, and the game was called due to the Mercy Rule after six.
"The best we had done in the past was 2-1-1, but one was a forfeit," said Lansberry. "This is a really great tournament though, and we love coming to it. We love playing with wood bats. It makes the games go quicker."
Ogden took the loss, allowing five earned runs on 10 hits.
Keystone had 14 hits in the game, including four from leadoff batter Mike Shekard, who had two doubles and knocked in two runs.
Nationals pitcher Parker Beatty pitched a complete game, allowing just two unearned runs on five hits. He also fanned 10 Chiefs batters.
Clearfield is 6-6 on the season. The Chiefs travel to Altoona on Tuesday.
Clearfield 5, Corning 3
The Chiefs were outhit by the Grays, but still came out victorious behind the arm of Emigh.
Emigh threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs on nine hits and two walks. Clearfield's defense helped keep Emigh out of trouble.
Post 6 had just one error in the game, as Emigh had a throwing error in the fifth.
"Parker pitched really well," Lansberry said. "We played good solid defense and we hit the ball well. It was a good win."
Clearfield had five hits in the game, as Redden, Tanner Ogden and Ronny Ogden all knocked in runs.
The Chiefs led 5-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, when the Nationals scored two more runs to cut the lead to 5-3.
With two outs, Ronny Ogden came in and got the first batter he faced to ground out to end the game and pick up the save.
The game was called after six innings due to the 2-hour, 10-minute time limit in the tournament.
Shekard rf 4242, Hoover lf 4021, Naparella cf 4011, Daihl 2b 2001, K. Johnston eh 4120, Beatty p 3111, Hostetter ss 3110, C. Johnston c 3110, Rohrer 3b 4222, Stammel 1b 3200. Totals: 34-10-14-8.
K. Kephart 1b-2b-ss 3111, Danver ss-p 3010, Redden c-lf 3011, T. Ogden cf 2000, Hryn ph 1000, R. Ogden p-rf 2000, Josephson ph 1000, Janocko 3b 2000, Kennedy 3b 1000, C. Kephart 2b-ss 2000, Jones 2b 0000, Westen rf-lf 2100, Sorbera c 0000, Collins lf 1010, Summers p-1b 1010, Timchak pr-1b 0000, Totals: 24-2-5-2.
Score by Innings
Keystone 040 240-10 14 1
Clearfield 002 000-2 5 4
Errors-C. Johnston; Janocko 3, R. Ogden. LOB-Clearfield 4, Keystone 10. DP-Clearfield 1. 2B-Shekard 2, Hoover; K. Kephart. 3B-K. Johnston; Danver. HBP-Beatty (by R. Ogden), Hostetter (by R. Ogden). SB-Hostetter, Rohrer.
Keystone: Beatty-6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 SO.
Clearfield: R. Ogden-3 1/3 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO; Summers-1 1/3 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO; Danver-1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.
WP-Beatty. LP-R. Ogden.
K. Kephart 1b 3220, Danver ss 2100, Redden c 3111, T. Ogden cf 2101, R. Ogden rf-p 3011, Janocko 3b 3000, C. Kephart 2b 3010, Emigh p 0000, Westen dh 2000, Kennedy dh 1000, Timchak rf 0000, Collins lf 1000, Hryn ph 1000. Totals: 24-5-5-3.
Allen ss-p 4011, Locker rf 2010, Wheaton 3b 1010, C. Lebarron ph 1000, Grant dh-lf 3110, Baird p 0000, Z. Lebarron 1b 3001, Shottenberger cf 3110, Mahon ph 1010, Eckel lf-ss-c 3110, Christian 2b 3010, McClennan c 2000, Banard ss 1010. Totals: 27-3-9-2.
Score by Innings
Clearfield 101 030-5 5 1
Corning 000 012-3 9 2
Errors-Emigh; Z. Lebarron, Christian. LOB-Clearfield 4, Corning 7. DP-Clearfield 1. 3B-Grant, Mahon. SB-Danver, T. Ogden. CS-Shottenberger (by Redden).
Clearfield: Emigh-5 2/3 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO; R. Ogden-1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO.
Corning: Baird-4 2/3 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO; Allen-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.
WP-Emigh. LP-Baird. S-R. Ogden.