BROCKWAY—-The Curwensville Golden Tide baseball team made their first road trip a very successful one as they beat Brockway Tuesday afternoon on the Rovers home field 8-1. The victory leaves the Tide with a 3-0 start to the 2007 season under first year head coach Ryan Briskar.
Curwensville jumped on Brockway starter Santaniello for four quick first inning runs. As a matter of fact, Santaniello was only able to register one out in the first before giving way to relief pitcher Varischetti who finished the game for Brockway. The Rovers tallied one run, their only score, to cut the Tide lead to 4-1 after the first inning. After that it was all Tide as they scored 2 in the third and one each in sixth and seventh. Sophomore Ben McGary pitched a three hit gem, striking out 9 while going the distance for Curwensville to pick up his first win of the young season.
Sophomore second baseman Mark Dellantonio had two of the Tide’s five hits, including a double, and coach Briskar added, “ Dellantonio is hitting the ball very well for us going 2 for 4 in today’s win. That‘s nice to see.” Junior Trevor Horton also banged a double and had two RBI’s in his role as the designated hitter. Catcher Cory Bloom, a sophomore, also picked up two RBI’s in the win and senior left fielder Joe Bloom turned in the hat trick on the bases with three steals.
Briskar was also impressed with McGary and the overall defense of the Tide, “Ben McGary threw an outstanding game and really kept Brockway off balance the entire time.” Then he added, “Our defense was very tough again as we turned in some key plays that kept them from big innings.”
The Tide will be home against Brookville on Thursday as they take on the Raiders at 4:15 pm.
CURWENSVILLE – 2 Ben McGary p 4200, Mark Dellantonio 2b 4120, Brett McCracken ss 2101, Jesse Hoover 1b 1101, Joe Bloom lf 1200, Trevor Horton dh 1012, Sam Gardner cf 0000, Evan Olson ph 1000, Cory Bloom c 2112, Justin McGary 3b 3000, Andrew Straw ph/3b 0000, Brandon Hess rf 2000 and Nate McGary rf 2010.
BROCKWAY – 1 Ruff cf 3110, Fortunato c 3000, Santaniello p 2000, Varischetti ss/p 3011, N. Shaffer 3b 3000, A. Shaffer 1b 2000, Bickle ph 0000, Grecco 2b 2000, Horner ph 1000, Allen lf 2000, Martini ph 1000 and Noland rf 3010.
SCORE BY INNINGS R H E
CURWENSVILLE 402 001 1 8 5 2
BROCKWAY 100 000 0 1 3 2
ERRORS – J. McGary, Gardner, A. Shaffer and Allen. LOB – Curwensville 9 and Brockway 6. 2B – Dellantonio and Horton. SB – Dellantonio, Hoover, J. Bloom 3 and C. Bloom. SAC – Hoover and Brett McCracken. HBP- Horton (Varischetti). WP – None. PB -None.
CURWENSVILLE – McGary 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K.
RIDGWAY – Santaniello 1/3 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 0 K.
Varischetti 6 2/3 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 9 BB, 7 K.
WP – McGary (1-0) . LP – Santaniello