CURWENSVILLE—-Curwensville’s baseball team won it’s fifth game in the last six by beating visiting Brockway Thursday afternoon 9-2. The victory gives the Tide a very respectable 9-3 2007 record under head coach Ryan Briskar, who is in his first year at the helm. Curwensville also beat Brockway 8-1 on April 3rd at Brockway.
The Tide really had their bats smokin’ as they tallied 13 hits against the Rovers, scoring big with three runs in the first and four in the fourth. They also brought home a run in the third and fifth.
Brett McCracken and Trevor Horton each drove in three runs for Curwensville and both had a double on the day. Brandon Hess, senior right fielder, also hit a double to help pace the Tide. McCracken had three hits and Horton, Hess and Ben McGary each had two. Ben McGary went a strong six innings to gain the victory, striking out nine Rovers, while Justin McGary pitched the seventh for Curwensville.
Coach Briskar had nothing but praise for the overall effort , “ We played a very solid defensive game against a quality opponent in Brockway. Ben threw extremely well once again and that is always refreshing to see.” The Tide offensive output was also highlighted by Briskar, “It is always satisfying to see your team knock out 13 hits, which sure makes it a lot easier on all aspects of the game.”
Curwensville also ran well, stealing a total of seven bases, as eighteen Tide players got into the contest.
The Tide will travel to Brookville to play the Raiders on Saturday. The Tide own a 1-0 win over Brookville earlier this season. Please note that the starting time of Saturday’s game has been moved to 7:30 PM. Remember, you can follow Tide baseball on line at…………..
BROCKWAY – 2 A. Shaffer 3b 3000, Varischetti cf 3120, Santaniello ss/p 3112, N. Shaffer p/ss 3010, A. Fortunato c 3010, Grecco 2b 3000, Foraborio 1b 3000, Bickle rf 2000, Horner rf 0000 and Martini dh 2000.
CURWENSVILLE – 9 Ben McGary p 3121, Nate McGary dh 3101, Justin Johnston lf 0000, Wes McGarry lf 0000, Brett McCracken 3b 3232, Tyler Johns 3b 1000, Trevor Horton 1b 3223, Derek Dixon 1b 0000, Mark Dellantonio 2b 3001, Brett Sutika 2b 1000, Cory Bloom c 3011 Jonathan Michaels c 1010, Brandon Hess rf 3120, Nick Opaliski rf 0000, Sam Gardner cf 2110, Andrew Straw ph 1000, Andrew Starr cf 1000 and Jesse Hoover 3110.
SCORE BY INNINGS R H E
BROCKWAY 101 000 0 2 5 0
CURWENSVILLE 301 410 x 9 13 1
ERRORS- J. Johnston. LOB-Curwensville 7 and Brockway 4. DP-None. 2B-B. McCracken, Hess Horton, Varischetti 2 and Fortunato. SAC-None. SB- B. McGary, Opaliski, Dellantonio, W. McGarry 2, Hess Gardner.
CURWENSVILLE B. McGary 6IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 9K.
J. McGary 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 2K.
BROCKWAY N.Shaffer 3 2/3IP, 8 H, 8R, 8ER, 3BB, 3K.
Santaniello 2 1/3IP, 5H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 3K.
WP-B. McGary LP-N. Shaffer