Clearfield Chiefs Eliminated by DuBois 11-1 in JCL Finals

DuBois –  After winning two games in the consolation bracket to reach the Jefferson County Legion League Playoff Finals, the Clearfield Chiefs ran into a buzzsaw named Dante DeSantis.

DuBois starting pitcher DeSantis threw a four-hitter, didn’t allow an earned run, had four hits, and drove in four runs to end the Chiefs’ season.

Clearfield never really threatened until Justyn Knepp led off the sixth inning with a double, and eventually scored, but DuBois had the game well in hand at 8-1 already.

DuBois tacked on three runs, on a bases clearing triple by DeSantis, in the eighth inning to set the final at 11-1 and end the game by the 10-run Mercy rule.

With the win, Coach Tom Hibbert’s squad will head to the Region 7 tournament in State College.

With the loss, Coach Sid Lansberry’s squad ends their season with a 16-16 record overall and a 13-9 record in the league.

Despite the season being over, Coach Lansberry reflected positively on his team, “We’re disappointed with the loss, but when we look back on the season it’s satisfying to reach the finals, considering we had some key injuries and a relatively young team.”

As always, Coach Lansberry was already looking to the next season by adding, “ We will have a lot of returning players, and we will be hosting the Region 7 tournament, which means we will be in it.”

Coach Lansberry also thanked his assistant coaches Tom Danver and Ed Yeager for doing a great job this year.

Clearfield — 1

Jarrin Campman 2B 4000, Kyle Timchak P-LF 4010, Justin Hoffman RF 4010, Corey Bookhamer 1B 3000, Derek Danver SS 3000, Aaron Sayers CF-P 3000, Andy Redden C 2010, Chad Zurat 2000, Shane Harper CF 0000, Justyn Knepp DH 3110, Tyler Jacobson 3B 0000, Luke Peterson 3B 0000, TOTALS 28 1 4 0

DuBois — 11

Josh Means SS 3210, Matt Zimmerman CF 4100, Jordan LaBue 2B 4313, Ricky Ellinger 2B 0000, Dante DeSantis P 5144, Mario Gregorio C 3221, Braden Bish 3B 4022, Eric Liddle 3B 0000, Nate Sabados DH 4000, Tyler Miles LF 0000, Rich Pruzinsky 1B 3110, Adam Young 1B 0000, Clark RF 4121, TOTALS 34 11 13 11

Score by Innings

Clearfield 000 001 00  1  4  2

DuBois     105 020 03 11 13 1

E – Jacobson, Peterson, Means; LOB – Clearfield 4, DuBois 8; 2B – Knepp, DeSantis, Bish, Pruzinsky; 3B – DeSantis; SB – Means, LaBue

Pitching

Timchak – 2.1 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 1 K; Sayers 4.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 3 K

DeSantis – 8 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

W – DeSantis, L – Timchak

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