Golden Tide Drops Doubleheader to Brockway, 16-2 And 6-2

CURWENSVILLE – It has been a rough start this week for the Curwensville Area High School baseball team as they lost a second doubleheader in two days Tuesday to Brockway 16-2 and 6-2.

On Monday Curwensville traveled to Kane for two games and came away losing both of those 8-7 and then 9-1 in the nightcap.

In the first battle with Brockway the Rovers combined 16 hits, 11 bases on balls and five errors by the Tide pitching staff to pick up the easy win in a game that was stopped after six inning due to the mercy rule.

Curwensville had actually tied the score at 2-2 after three innings but the Rovers used an eight run fifth inning and a five run sixth frame to get the win.

A lot of young arms are seeing action for the Tide on the mound, plus playing other positions, and Tide head coach Denny Johns addressed the issue after both games, “Some of the young kids, like Brett Gardner, have impressed me. He (Gardner) threw strikes and kept the Brockway hitters off balance in the second game.”

Then Johns added, “These young guys are getting thrown into the fire and they’re understandably a little frustrated right now. But in the long run this experience will pay dividends for them and us as a team.”

Brockway was led on offense by Calliari with three hits, followed by Houston Fairman, Mike Vervoort and Max Hrinya each having two.

Hrinya and Calliari each had doubles in the 16-run Brockway explosion.

The Tide played much better in the second game against Brockway, and one bad inning, the second, pretty much did them in, losing 6-2.

Curwensville was the visiting team due to a rain out earlier this season that was scheduled to be played in Brockway.

The Rovers would score all of the runs they would need to pull off the doubleheader sweep by crossing home plate six times in second inning. It would be all the runs the Rovers would score in the contest which was called after five innings due to darkness.

Derek Buganza went the distance for Brockway giving up just two runs on four hits while striking out nine.

Fairman had two more hits in game 2 and Hrinya smacked another double on the day for the Rovers.

One of four hits was a double by sophomore Kyle Bloom for Curwensville against Buganza.

Johns closed his comments on the doubleheader, “We as a team are really frustrated at this point of the year. We continue the need to improve in all facets of our game starting tomorrow (Wednesday) against Johnsonburg.”

Curwensville, now 4-8 on the year, will once again play at home on Wednesday when they host the Rams of Johnsonburg in a game that will start at 4:15 pm.

GAME 1

BROCKWAY – 16

C. Calliari cf 3233, Houston Fairman 1b/p 3123, Mike Vervoort 2b 5021, Zack Freemer ss 3110, Ray Serafini ph 1100, Nick Anderson p/1b 2211, D. Matson cr 0000, Darren Olivio ph 1110, Max Hrinya 3b 3221, C. Wolfe ph 0000, Phil Esposito lf 4112, Evan Hatfield ph 0001, T. Snell dh 5312, Joe Caruso rf 0000, Derek Buganza c 1100, Clay Anderson cr 0000, Kyle Braun ph 2110, TOTALS – 33 16 15 14.

CURWENSVILLE – 2

Jesse Hoover ss 3010, Tanner Elensky 2b/3b 3000, Boone McGary 1b/c 2012, Kyle Johns cr 0000, Garrett LaBorde dh 3010, Jordan Russell lf 0000, Jesse Zorger 3b/1b 3000, Shae Best cf 3000, Kyle Bloom c/p 1100, Brad Coudriet cr 0000, Ricky Magnuson p 0000, Shelby McGarry rf 2000, Curt Bloom rf 0000, Hunter McCracken p/1b/2b 2110, TOTALS – 20 2 4 2.

SCORE BY INNINGS R H E

BROCKWAY 020 185 X 16 15 1

CURWENSVILLE 002 000 X 2 4 5

Game called after six innings of play due to mercy rule.

ERRORS – Freemer, K. Bloom, McCracken, Hoover, McGarry 2. LOB – BROCKWAY – 9 CURWENSVILLE – 4. 2B – Calliari, Hrinya. SB – Calliari, Freemer. SAC – N. Anderson. DP- CURWENSVILLE – 2. HBP – Buganza (by K. Bloom).

PITCHING

BROCKWAY

N. Anderson 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Fairman 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

CURWENSVILLE

McCracken 1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 0 K

K. Bloom 2 1/3 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HB

Magnuson 2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 1 K

WP – N. Anderson LP – K. Bloom (0-1)

GAME 2

CURWENSVILLE – 2

Jordan Russell lf 1100, Kyle Johns 3b 3000, Jesse Hoover p 1010, Hunter McCracken 2b 2010, Boone McGary 1b 2000, Brad Coudriet rf 2000, Shae Best cf 3000, Kyle Bloom c 2010, Tanner Elensky ss 1110, Brett Gardner 2b/p 2000, Curt Bloom p 0000, TOTALS 19 2 4 0.

BROCKWAY – 6

C. Calliari cf 3110, Houston Fairman lf 3122, Mike Vervoort 2b 2110, Zack Freemer ss 3112, Nick Anderson 1b 3000, Max Hrinya 3b 2012, Joe Caruso rf 0000, Tom Vervoort dh 3000, Ray Serafini c 1100, Derek Buganza p 1110, TOTALS – 21 6 7 6.

SCORE BY INNINGS R H

CURWENSVILLE 002 00X X 2 4

BROCKWAY 060 00X X 6 7

Game called after five innings of play due to darkness

LOB – BROCKWAY – 10 CURWENSVILLE – 7. 2B – Hrinya, K. Bloom. HBP – Bugzana 2 (by Hoover and Gardner) Freemer (by Gardner).

PITCHING

BROCKWAY

Buganza 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 9 K

CURWENSVILLE

Hoover 1 1/3 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HB

Gardner 2 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2 HB

C. Bloom 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

WP – Buganza LP – Hoover (0-2)

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