Clearfield eliminated at District 8 tournament|
Monday, July 02, 2012
By Jaclyn Yingling Sports Editor
The Clearfield Babe Ruth baseball team went 1-1 on Sunday, defeating State College, 5-1, before losing to Altoona 10-6, in the District 8 15-year-old All-Star Tournament at the Lawrence Township Rec Park.
Clearfield went from zero errors in its win, to five in its loss.
In the first game, Clearfield's Sawyer Rowles pitched a complete game, allowing just one earned run and three walks. He struck out four batters and scattered seven hits.
Clearfield came back from a 1-0 deficit in the top of the sixth inning to score three runs in the frame.
Rowles led off with a walk and was plated by a double from Josh Kennedy. A single by C.J. Gathagan put runners on first and third with no outs.
That chased State College starting pitcher Chris Boal, who was relieved by Nick White.
White struck out the first batter he faced. He also got the next batter - Kyle Kushner - to ground out to second. But Kushner's grounder allowed Kennedy to score.
A single by Josh Sorbera allowed Gathagan to come home, giving Clearfield a 3-1 lead.
Rowles held his own on the mound, getting out of the bottom of the sixth unscathed despite allowing two baserunners.
Clearfield added two insurance runs in the top of the seventh, as Rowles drew another walk. He later stole second and came home when Kennedy singled into left field.
Gathagan brought home Kennedy on a double to make the score, 5-1, in favor of Clearfield.
Rowles finished out the game, allowing a leadoff walk before getting a flyout, a groundout and a strikeout looking to set the final.
"The kids played good ball," Clearfield manager Ken Duckett said. "We had a couple of mental errors in that second game. But in the first game, I thought we played real well."
Altoona 10, Clearfield 6
Clearfield pounded out six hits, including a double from Rowles, but couldn't overcome a fast start by Altoona, and fell, 10-6.
Clearfield had RBIs from Kennedy, Gathagan and Nate Brady.
Kennedy took the loss on the mound. He gave up five earned runs on five hits and two walks.
Gathagan pitched 4 1/3 innings of relief, allowing just one earned run on six hits and one walk.
Kennedy had two hits and scored two runs, while Spencer Herrington had two hits.
Clearfield finished the tournament, 2-2. Altoona improved to 2-1 and plays West End this afternoon for the title.
Collins rf 4010, Rowles p 0200, Kennedy 3b 4222, Gathagan lf 4121, Herrington ss 4000, Cambria 2b 2000, Kushner 2b 2001, Timchak 1b 1000, Taylor 1b 1000, Sorbera c 3011, Peters rf 2000, Brady ph-rf 0000. Totals: 27-5-6-5.
White cf-p 2120, Shawley ss-cf 4021, Boal p-ss 4010, D. Snyder 1b 2000, Harpster 1b 1000, T. Snyder lf 2000, Decker lf 1010, Dunkleberger c 3000, Kubicki 3b 1000, Dreibilbis 3b 1000, G. Snyder rf 2000, McMurtry rf 1010, Owens 2b 3000. Totals: 27-1-7-1.
Score by Innings
Clearfield 000 003 2-5 6 0
State College 001 000 0-1 7 1
Errors-Shawley. LOB-Clearfield 8, State College 9. 2B-Collins, Kennedy, Gathagan. SB-Rowles 2, Gathagan; White 2. HBP-D. Snyder (by Rowles).
Clearfield: Rowles-7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO.
State College: Boal-5+ IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 0 SO; White-2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO.
Collins cf 2100, Peters rf 2000, Rowles rf 2110, Kennedy p-3b 3221, Gathagan lf-p 4011, Herrington ss 3120, Kushner 2b-c 3000, Brady 3b-lf 1101, Sorbera c-2b 1000, Cambria 2b 1000, Taylor 1b 1000, Timchak 1b 2000. Totals: 25-6-6-3.
Reighard ss-p 2000, Martin 2b-ss-p 3210, Snyder lf 4223, Campbell cf 2001, Miller cf 2110, Gormley p-2b 3000, Smolko 2b 1011, Degol 3b 4100, Pope c 3230, Stultz 1b 3110, Weyant rf 2111, Lytle ph-rf 1011. Totals: 30-10-11-7.
Score by Innings
Clearfield 112 000 2-6 6 5
Altoona 250 021 x-10 11 3
Errors-Kushner, Herrington, Gathagan, Timchak, Cambria; Reighard, Campbell, Snyder. LOB-Clearfield 4, Altoona 5. DP-Altoona 1. 2B-Rowles; Snyder, Smolko, Pope. 3B-Snyder. SAC-Sorbera. SF-Kennedy, Brady. SB-Gathagan; Reighard, Martin, Snyder, Miller. CS-Reighard (by Gathagan).
Clearfield: Kennedy-1 2/3 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO; Gathagan-4 1/3 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO.
Altoona: Gormley-3 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO; Martin-3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO; Reighard-1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO.