Punxsuatwney Denies Chiefs\’ Bid for Second Place in JCL

PUNXSUTAWNEY – Clearfield stepped on to Rich Kuntz Memorial Field Monday evening with a chance to overtake Punxsutawney for second place in the Jefferson County Legion Baseball League, but the hosts built a 7-0 lead after three innings and went on to triumph 11-4.
Though Punxsy (15-5) still had a mathematical chance to catch, or even pass, front-running DuBois (14-3), the standings after the make-up game were declared final so that the JCL\’s post-season tournament can get under way Wednesday.
Clearfield\’s make-up game scheduled for Tuesday at DuBois has been canceled, as have DuBois\’ suspended 6-6 tie with Reynoldsville and a rainout with Curwensville.
Third-place Clearfield (12-7) will return to Punxsy and fourth-place Brookville (7-13) will go to DuBois for the 5:30 p.m. openers of the JCL\’s double-elimination playoffs. All games will go nine innings.
Manager Sid Lansberry\’s Chiefs, 15-12 overall, had trouble solving winner Sean Smith until the outcome had been decided.
Losing pitcher Parker Herrington broke up Smith\’s shutout in the fourth inning with a single after Adam Jury was hit by a pitch and Kyle Kline walked.
James Zimmermann singled and scored on Herrington\’s sacrifice fly in the sixth.
Kyle Timchak\’s double and pinch-hitter Andrew Redden\’s single led to the final two runs in the seventh. After Jarrin Campman walked, Dylan Kachmar relieved Smith and induced Zimmermann to ground into a double play as Timchak scored. Jury doubled home Redden before Kachmar retired Kline to end the game.
Punxsy collected 11 hits off Herrington, who pitched three innings, and Corey Bookhamer.
Nick Pascuzzo singled three times and drove in two runs, while Tommy Bush and Nick Gillung slugged two-run homers and Dave Kopas added a two-RBI single.
Jefferson County League Final Standings
DuBois 14-3, Punxsutawney 15-5, Clearfield 12-7, Brookville 7-13, Reynoldsville 5-14, Curwensville 4-15.
Jarrin Campman cf 3000, James Zimmermann 2b 4110, Adam Jury ss 3111, Kyle Kline lf-1b 3000, Derek Danver 3b 3010, Parker Herrington p-lf 3012, Justin Hoffman dh 3010, Matt Lonjin c 0000, Wil Bacharach c 0000, Aaron Sayers rf 2010, Kyle Timchak rf 1110, Corey Bookhamer 1b-p 1000, Andrew Redden ph 1110.  TOTALS: 27 4 8 3.
Dave Kopas rf 2112, Nick Gillung cf 2212, Zach Smith 2b 3111, Kyle Neal 2b 0000, Tommy Bush 3b 2112, Dylan Kachmar p 0000, Tyler Wingard dh 4000, Sean Smith p-3b 0000, Jacob Stumpf 1b 4220, Chad Davis ss 3210, Zach Martin c 2211, Nick Pascuzzo lf 3032.  TOTALS: 25 11 11 10.
Score by Innings
Clearfield           000 101 2 –  4  8 2
Punxsutawney    124 040 x – 11 11 1 
Errors – Herrington, Lonjin; Davis. DP – Clearfield 2 (Jury, Zimmerman and Bookhamer; Zimmerman and Kline); Punxsutawney 2 (Davis, Smith and Stumpf; Smith and Davis). LOB – Clearfield 5; Punxsutawney 5. 2B – Jury, Timchak; Davis. HR – Gillung, Bush. Sac – Bookhamer. SF – Herrington.
Clearfield – Herrington 3 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 1 K; Bookhamer 3 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K.
Punxsutawney – Smith 6+ IP (faced 3 batters in 7th), 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K; Kachmar 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K.
HB – Herrington 1 (Kopas); Smith 1 (Jury).
W – Smith. L – Herrington (3-5).
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