Unearned Runs Cost Bison in Opener at Huntingdon

HUNTINGDON — Clearfield out-hit Huntingdon 10-6, but five unearned runs gave the Bearcats a 7-6 win in the Mountain League opener for both teams at Juniata College’s Langdon-Goodale Field Thursday afternoon.

Thomas Summers singled three times and drove in three runs while Curtis Collins and Cole Kephart had two hits apiece for Clearfield in a game that was shifted from the Bison Sports Complex because the field still is unplayable.

Down 2-0, the Bison erupted for four runs in the fourth inning with a double by Collins and a single by Kephart setting the table. Jon Janocko, Summers and Josh Kennedy followed with run-scoring hits. Another run scored on Logan Puit’s grounder.

Huntingdon, which has eight returning starters, countered right away with four runs on just one hit, a bases-loaded triple by Tanner Cook. The Bearcats were aided by a misplay and three walks issued by Summers.

Clearfield came back again, knotting the score at 6-6 when Summers greeted Bearcat reliever Hunter Price with a two-run single after consecutive hits by Spencer Herrington, Collins and Kephart off Devon Claar filled the sacks.

Janocko, who had relieved in the fourth inning, allowed only one hit in 2-1/3 innings but suffered the loss when the Bearcats tallied the deciding run in the sixth on a walk, a stolen base and a Bison error.

That run made Price a winner for 2-2/3 innings of two-hit, scoreless relief work.

The Bison will stay on the road next week for games against Bald Eagle Area at Wingate Monday, Central at Martinsburg Wednesday and Bellefonte Thursday.

CLEARFIELD — 6

Spencer Herrington 2b 3110, Curtis Collins lf 4220, Cole Kephart ss 4120, Jon Janocko 1b-p 3111, Thomas Summers p-1b 3133, Josh Kennedy 3b 33011, Sawyer Rowles cf 0000, Logan Puit dh 3001, Josh Sorbera c 3000, Zach Timchak rf 1000, Noah Cline ph 1000, Erik Sellers ph 1000.  TOTALS: 29  6  10  6.

HUNTINGDON — 7

Tanner Cook cf 4013, Jon Wagner ss 3000, Devon Claar p-c 4020, Nate Gearhart 3b 4210, Hunter Price c 1210, Brian McLaughlin 2b 0000, Kodiak Heaton dh 3000, Logan Fisher rf 2112, Josh Neyman lf 1101, Chris Alleman lf 0000, Rhett Stetchock 1b 3100.  TOTALS: 25  7  7  6.

Score by Innings

Clearfield       000 420 0 – 6  10  2
Huntingdon    020 401 x – 7   6  0
E – Summers, Sorbera. LOB – Clearfield 3; Huntingdon 7. 2B – Collins; Fisher. 3B – Cook. SB – Stetchock. CS – Puit (by Claar).

Pitching

Clearfield – Summers 3-2/3 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K; Janocko 2-1/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K.
Huntingdon – Claar 4-1/3 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 3 K; Price 2-2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.
W – Price (1-0). L – Janocko (0-1).

Bison Scoreboard:

3/25 @ Central ppd. 0 – 0
3/28 @ Huntingdon 6 – 7 0 – 1
3/31 @ Bald Eagle Area    
4/02 @ Central    
4/03 @ Bellefonte    
4/07 @ Penns Valley    
4/08 TYRONE    
4/09 @ Punxsutawney    
4/11 @ Altoona Curve Classic    
4/12 @ Altoona Curve Classic    
4/13 @ Altoona Curve Classic    
4/14 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA    
4/17 CENTRAL    
4/21 DUBOIS    
4/22 HUNTINGDON    
4/25 BALD EAGLE AREA    
4/28 BELLEFONTE    
5/01 @ Tyrone    
5/06 PENNS VALLEY    
5/07 @ Brookville    
5/09 @ Philipsburg-Osceola    
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