COUDERSPORT – Already ahead 11-2, West End of Williamsport poured it on with 11 more runs in the top of the third inning and went on to defeat the Clearfield Babe Ruth League 15-Year-Old All-Stars 25-5 in the five-inning opener of the District 8 Tournament at the Coudersport Area Recreation Park Field Friday afternoon.
State College topped host Potter/McKean 7-4 in the second game, so Clearfield and Potter/McKean will meet in an elimination game at 2 p.m. Saturday.
That winner will play again at 5 o’clock against the loser of the morning winner’s bracket semifinal between West End and Altoona.
Jace Peters had two hits and drove in three runs for Clearfield. He had a two-run double in the fourth inning.
Four Clearfield pitchers gave up 15 hits, walked nine and hit one batter, starter Dale Confer taking the loss.
Jimmy Webb and Ethan Moore led West End with three hits and three RBIs apiece. Webb had a triple and Moore had a double.
Nick DiFrancesco also had a triple and two singles, while Luke Glavin singled three times and Gabe Rader added two singles and two RBIs. Ryan Orgitano contributed a two-run double.
West End used five pitchers, who gave up seven hits. Robbie Klein got the win.
CLEARFIELD — 5
Hunter Owens 2b-p-cf 301, Matt Kushner ss 301, Dale Confer p-2b 100, Derek Hryn 2b 200, Jonas Kochan c 311, Devin Jones 3b-p 210, Micha Walker 3b 111, Hunter Keith 1b 100, Andy Brown 1b 210, Jace Peters lf 312, Hannah Kirsch rf 200, Zach Fox cf-p-3b 201. TOTALS: 23 5 7.
West End 74(11) 03 – 25 15 1
Clearfield 02 0 30 – 5 8 7
Jimmy Webb, Robbie Klein (2), Luke Glavin (3), Gabe Rader (4), Ethan Moore (5) and Joey Cassidy, Colin McCoy (3), West End; Confer, Kushner (3), Fox (3), Jones (4) and Kochan, Clearfield.
W – Klein. L – Confer.
Three Hits – Webb, Moore, Glavin, Nick DiFrancesco (WE). Two Hits – Rader (WE), Jace Peters (C).
3B – Webb, DiFrancesco (WE). 2B – Moore, Ryan Orgitano, Peters (C).