PHILIPSBURG — The Clearfield Little League 11-and-12 All-Stars managed only four hits off Philipsburg-Osceola righthander Cody Doran and bowed 6-2 in their District 5 Northern Tier opener at Homer Maney Memorial Field Tuesday evening.
Justin Kanouff slugged a home run in the bottom of the first inning to forge a 1-1 tie, but Drew Bryan put Philipsburg-Osceola ahead to stay with a two-run home run off loser Curtis Frye in the third. The winners tacked on three runs in the fifth.
Mike Marcinko singled three times and Bryan had two hits for Philipsburg-Osceola.
Robert Lombardo, Jimmy Jordan and Beau Swales had singles for Clearfield, which got its second run in the sixth.
Both teams will play at home Thursday, Clearfield welcoming Curwensville to Kurtz Field in a loser\’s bracket quarterfinal and Philipsburg-Osceola (2-0) entertaining Tri-County (2-0) in the winner\’s bracket final. Tri-County tumbled Four-Leaf Clover 6-4 Tuesday.