Clearfield Chiefs Stave off Elimination Behind Jacobson’s Gem

CLEARFIELD — The Clearfield Chiefs picked up a Mercy Rule win in the elimination game of the Jefferson-Clearfield County Legion League playoffs Thursday night by dumping visiting Brookville 12-0 behind a one-hit shutout by Tyler Jacobson.

The Chiefs scored all of the runs that they would need in the bottom of the first inning when winning pitcher Jacobson and center fielder Shane Harper delivered run-scoring singles.

Four-run salvos in the third and fourth innings by the Chiefs sealed Brookville’s fate, while the 12th run in the bottom of the fifth inning closed the deal by virtue of the league’s 12-run rule.

Leading the offensive output for the Chiefs was shortstop Derek Danver who had two singles and a double, scored twice, and plated two runners. Danver is a remarkable 11 for 11 in his last 11 official at-bats.

Picking up two hits for the Chiefs were cather Andrew Redden and Harper.

The Chiefs will hit the road for another elimination game when they travel to regular season champion DuBois, 2-1 losers on the winner’s bracket side, Saturday night at 6:00 p.m.

BROOKVILLE — 0

Matthews cf 2000, Tyler Dombroski 2b-p 2000, Ryan Zimmerman p-2b 2000, Zane Hackett 1b 2000, Jared Heschke ss 2000, Dakota Singleton c 2010, Anthony Ray lf 2000, Gerg rf 2000, Anthony Black 3b 1000, Totals 17 0 1 0.

CLEARFIELD — 12

Kyler Kephart 3b 2211, Derek Danver ss 3232, Andrew Redden c 3121, Tyler Jacobson p 4011, Shane Harper cf 4122, Steve Miller dh 2100, Christian Stone rf 0100, Cole Kephart 2b 4110, Coleman Kubala 1b 2112, Ronny Ogden lf 3212, Totals 27 12 12 11.

Score by Innings

Brookville 000 00  0 1 3

Clearfield  304 41  12 12 2

Errors – Dombroski, Zimmerman, Heschke; K. Kephart, Danver. LOB – Brookville – 2; Clearfield – 9. 2B – K. Kephart, Danver, Harper. 3B – Redden.

Pitching

Brookville – Zimmerman 3 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 6 BB, 5 K; Dombroski 1.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB.

Clearfield – Jacobson 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K.

W – Jacobson. L – Zimmerman.

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