The Golden Tide got off the bus swinging and never stopped until the ten run rule was enforced after five innings taking the Tide to 4-1 on the year as freshman Hunter McCracken went the distance for the win, his first.
Curwensville wasted little, if any, time in putting the game away early, scoring eight runs in the first inning and five more in the second.
East Forest scored their lone run in the bottom of the second with a home run by first baseman Raymond Gregg and after two frames it was 13-1 Tide.
Warm up the bus please!
The Tide would tally two more in the fourth and four in the fifth to complete the scoring festival.
McCracken and Jed Greslick hit back to back homers in the 5th inning as McCracken unloaded a three run blast to be followed by a solo smack by Greslick.
Greslick, Wes McGarry, McCracken and Sam Gardner all had three RBI’s for the Golden Tide with McGarry and Gardner each hitting a triple.
Leading the way for the Tide in their fifteen hit barrage was Greslick with three hits while McGarry, Gardner, Boone McGary and McCracken each had two.
As mentioned, McCracken went all five innings on the mound for Curwensville giving up just two hits while striking out 10 and Curwensville head coach Denny Johns liked what he saw in his freshman pitcher, “For his first varsity outing on the mound I thought Hunter (McCracken) threw extremely well.”
As for the offensive explosion Johns stated, “This (Curwensville) team continues to hit with authority. We hit the ball up and down the line-up very well today.”
The Golden Tide junior varsity also came home with a win in beating the young Bears 8-1.
The Tide play at home on Wednesday at 4:15 pm when they go up against the Wolves of Kane.
CURWENSVILLE – 19
Jed Greslick ss 3333, Wes McGarry lf 2223, Eric Little lf 1000, Sam Gardner cf 5123, Brett Sutika 2b 3111, Shane Hoover 3b 4210, Shae Best rf 2211, Alex Holland rf 2000, Jonathan Michaels c 2012, Jesse Zorger 1b 1100, Boone McGary 1b/c 2320, Hunter McCracken 4423, TOTALS – 31 19 15 16
EAST FOREST – 1
Seth Toski ss/p, Harp c/cf 2010, Hunter Jackovitch p/c 2000, Shane Silvis ss/p/ss 2000, Edmondson 3b 1000, Boyer ph 1000, Raymond Gregg 1b 2111, DiCorpo 2b 1000, Zufcin ph 1000, King rf 1000, Mike Snyder cf 0000, TOTALS 15 1 2 1
SCORE BY INNINGS R H E
CURWENSVILLE 850 24 19 15 0
EAST FOREST 010 00 1 2 5
ERRORS – Edmondson 2, DiCorpo, Jackovitch, Gregg LOB – CURWENSVILLE – 5 EAST FOREST – 0 3B – McGarry, Gardner HR – Gregg (2nd, solo), McCracken (5th 3 run), Greslick (5th solo) SB – Greslick, McGarry, Gardner DP – Curwensville 1
HBP – McGarry (by Jackovitch)
McCracken 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K
Jackovitch 2 IP, 10 H, 13 R, 10 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HB
Silvis 1 1/3 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 1 K
Toski 1 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
WP – McCracken (1-0) LP – Jackovitch