PHILIPSBURG – Chad Speigle’s three-run double highlighted a five-run first inning that springboarded Philipsburg to a 10-2 non-league win over the Clearfield American Legion Post 6 team at the Don Womer Baseball Complex Monday evening.
The Chiefs fell to 2-4 with their second loss in four days to the Phils, who prevailed 20-3 in six innings Friday.
They averted a shutout when losing hurler Jon Janocko homered with Shane Harper aboard via a walk in the second inning.
Winner Aaron Lidgett allowed only one other hit in his four-inning stint. He struck out six and walked one.
Speigle came on to blank the Chiefs on two hits over the last three frames for the save, whiffing three and walking none.
After a walk, Dylan Corl’s single and a hit batsman loaded the bases with Phils in the bottom of the first, Speigle cleared them with his two-bagger. Todd Rees and Colton Wrye followed with RBI-doubles.
Janocko, making his first start, kept Philipsburg at bay for two innings before surrendering two runs in the fourth and one in the fifth. He struck out four, walked four and gave up nine hits in five innings.
The Phils added two runs on three hits off Andrew Redden in the sixth.
Nine of their hits went for extra bases, including pairs of doubles by Speigle and Rees. Speigle had four RBIs.
The Chiefs return to Jefferson County League action Wednesday at Brookville.
Clearfield’s home game against Punxsutawney scheduled for Thursday has been moved to Sunday, June 19, at 6 p.m. because the Punxsutawney Area High School team will be playing in the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals after ousting Hampton 11-1 in five innings Monday.
CLEARFIELD — 2
Jarrett Fulmer 2b-ss 3000, Derek Danver ss-c 3010, Andrew Redden c-p 3010, Kyler Kephart 1b 3000, Steve Miller lf 3000, Shane Harper cf 2110, Ronny Ogden rf 3000, Jon Janocko p-3b 2112, Christian Stone 3b-2b 2000. TOTALS: 24 2 4 2.
PHILIPBSURG — 10
Curtis Baugh 2b 2210, Tom Cheskey cf 3110, Dylan Corl ss 3321, Hayden Hayward 3b 3100, Aaron Lidgett p 1000, Chad Speigle dh-p 3124, Todd Rees c 4131, Colton Wrye 1b 2011, Greg Belko ph-1b 2110, Taylor Golemboski lf 3010, Matt Kephart rf 2000, Jared Bennett ph-lf 1000. TOTALS: 29 10 12 7.
Score by Innings
Clearfield 020 000 0 – 2 4 1
Philipsburg 500 212 x – 10 12 0
Error – Redden. DP – Philipsburg 1 (Speigle, Baugh and Belko). LOB – Clearfield 2; Philipsburg 6. 2B – Danver; Corl Speigle, Rees 2. 3B – Baugh, Cheskey. HR – Janocko (1). SB – Baugh, Corl 2.
Clearfield – Janocko 5 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 4 K; Redden 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K.
Philipsburg – Lidgett 4 IP,2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K; Speigle 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K.
HB – Janocko 1 (Hayward). WP – Janocko 1; Redden.
W – Lidgett. L – Janocko (0-1). Save – Speigle.