HYDE – Clearfield stroked 16 of its 20 hits and scored all of its runs in the first two innings en route to a 15-1 win over Curwensville in Jefferson County Legion Baseball League action at the Bison Sports Complex Tuesday evening.
James Zimmermann led the Post 6 Chiefs\’ hit parade with three singles and a double. Adam Jury ripped two doubles and a single and Tanner St. Clair cracked two singles and a double. Kyle Kline and David Ryan belted a double and a single apiece.
Jury and St. Clair drove in three runs apiece, while Zimmermann, Kline and Ryan each had two RBI.
Jury and Zimmermann both had two hits in the eight-run first inning. St. Clair singled to start the second inning and doubled to cap the seven-run rally.
Clearfield righthander Michael Moyer pitched a five-hitter for his first JCLL victory. He struck out two and walked three.
Brett McCracken and Phil Solley each had a single and a double for Curwensville (2-3).
The game was halted in the bottom of the fifth inning when Curwensville pitcher Adam Pennington was struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of Aaron Sayers and had to be taken to the Clearfield Hospital for treatment.
Clearfield, 3-1 in the league and 5-1 for the season, will travel to Punxsutawney Sunday for a 2 p.m. game. Thursday\’s game at Brookville has been postponed.
CURWENSVILLE – 1
Nate McGary cf 3000, Justin McGary 3010, Brett McCracken ss 3020, Phil Solley c 3021, Adam Pennington 3b-p 2000, Mark Dell\’Antonio 2b 2000, Nick Sipes rf 1000, Erik Martell 1b 1000, Joe Catalano lf 2000. TOTALS: 20 1 5 1.
CLEARFIELD – 15
Adam Jury ss 4333, James Zimmermann 2b 4242, Brandon Evans c-lf 4110, Kyle Kline 3b 4222, Derek Danver 3b 0000, Tanner St. Clair lf 3233, Josh Rippey c 1000, Michael Moyer p 0000, Jarrin Campman dh 3110, Chris Barr ph 1010, David Ryan cf 2222, Alex Billotte ph-cf 2010, Corey Bookhamer 1b 3111, David Welker ph 1000, Wil Bacharach rf 0101, Aaron Sayers ph-rf 2010. TOTALS: 34 15 20 14.
Score by Innings:
Curwensville 100 00 – 1 5 2
Clearfield 870 00 – 15 20 1
Errors – J. McGary, McCracken; Kline. DP – Clearfield 1 (Jury, Zimmermann and Bookhamer). 2B – McCracken, Solley; Jury 2, Zimmermann, Kline, St. Clair, Ryan. SF – Bacharach.
Curwensville – J. McGary 2/3 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 1 K; Pennington 4 IP, 12 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 2 K.
Clearfield – Moyer 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER
HB – J. McGary 1 (Bacharach).
W – Moyer (1-0). L – N. McGary.