P-O Oustlasts Clearfield Baseball Team 12-8

PHILIPSBURG – It was a case of too little, too late for the Clearfield Area High School baseball team once again Friday afternoon as Philipsburg-Osceola rolled up an 11-0 lead and outlasted the Bisons for a 12-8 win.

After being held hitless through four innings by Mark Curtis, the Bisons scored all of their runs off reliever Tanner Lamb in the fifth frame of the Mountain League Allegheny Division game.

Matt Josephson and Jonas Kochan received walks and Christian Flood singled to fill the sacks and start the merry-go-round.

Then, Michael Wood walked to force in the first Bison run, and Cole Kephart singled home another.

Following a Mountie error that gave Clearfield (2-6, 1-3 ML-Allegheny) its third marker, Tanner Ogden singled and Ronny Ogden drew a free pass to make it 11-5, prompting another P-O pitching change.

Coleman Kubala greeted Josh Dotts with an RBI-single and Jon Janocko came through with a two-run single, but Dotts retired the next three batters.

Parker Watson kept the Bisons off the board in the last two innings to save the win for Curtis.

The Bisons wound up with seven hits, including a double by losing hurler Kyler Kephart.

Philipsburg-Osceola (5-3) cracked 13 hits off Kephart and two relievers.

Curtis led the way with three singles, Mike Marcinko pounded two triples and drove in two runs, Watson singled and doubled and Matt Carpin doubled for two RBIs.

Freshman left-hander Thomas Summers made his first appearance on the mound for the Bisons and gave up only one earned run over 4-2/3 innnings. He struck out three and allowed five hits, two walks and three runs.

In the junior varsity game, Clearfield (4-3) made it four victories in a row, 14-5, with Sawyer Rowles collecting three hits, Josh Kennedy adding two hits and driving in two runs and Josh Sorbera scoring three times. Nate Brady was the winning pitcher.

Clearfield will welcome Central Mountain to the Bison Sports Complex Monday in another ML-Allegheny game.

CLEARFIELD — 8

Cole Kephart ss 4111, Kyler Kephart p-1b-3b 3110, Tanner Ogden cf 4121, Ronny Ogden rf-c 3101, Coleman  Kubala 3b 4011, Jon Janocko 1b-p-1b 2012, Matt Josephson ph 0100, Jonas Kochan c-ph 0100, Thomas Summers dh-p 3000, Wyatt Westen 2b-lf 2000, Christian Flood ph 2110, Curtis Collins lf-rf 2000, Michael Wood ph 0101.  TOTALS: 29 8 7 7.

PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA — 12

Mike Marcinko ss 4222, Mark Curtis p 4221, Tanner Lamb p 0000, Josh Dotts 0000, Logan Walstrom cf 1011, Robbie Smith c 3111, Matt Carpin cf-lf 4212, Andrew Greenawalt rf 4110, Parker Watson 1b-p 4121, Taylor Golemboski lf-1b 2111, Matt Kephart 3b 3111, Hunter Harris 2b 1010, Cody Ammerman dh 3100.  TOTALS: 33 12 13 11.

Score by Innings

Clearfield                       000 080 0 –  8   7  5

Philipsburg-Osceola    450 201 x – 12  13  1

Errors – C. Kephart 2, K. Kephart 2, Kubala; Lamb. LOB – Clearfield 8, Philipsburg-Osceola 10. 2B – K.  Kephart; Smith, Carpin. 3B – Marcinko 2, Watson. SB – Marcinko, Curtis.

Pitching

Clearfield – K. Kephart 1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 K; Janocko 1/3 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K; Summers 4-2/3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.

Philipsburg-Osceola – Curtis 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K; Lamb 0 IP (faced 8 batters in 5th), 3 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 0 K; Dotts 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K; Watson 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.

HB – K. Kephart 1 (M. Kephart), Janocko 1 (Golemboski); Curtis 1 (C. Kephart).  WP – Summers 2; Dotts 1.

W – Curtis. L – K. Kephart (1-3). Save – Watson.

Bison Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
3/23 @ Norfolk Collegiate HS 9 – 10 0 – 1
3/27 BELLEFONTE 13 – 15 0 – 2
3/30 PENNS VALLEY 3 – 1 1 – 2
4/02 @ Punxsutawney 6 – 12 1 – 3
4/04 HUNTINGDON 18 – 14 2 – 3
4/09 CENTRAL 13 – 16 2 – 4
4/11 @ Tyrone 0 – 3 2 – 5
4/13 @ Philipsburg-Osceola 8 – 12 2 – 6
4/16 CENTRAL MOUNTAIN
Golden Tide Win First, Edge Brockway 8-7
Lady Mounties Top Lady Bisons 11-1

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