Clearfield Legion Team Beaten 6-3 by Altoona

BELLWOOD — Clearfield couldn’t take advantage of 11 free passes and lost 6-3 to Altoona in a Central Penn American Legion League game shortened to 4½ innings because of rain at Drost Field Tuesday evening.

Thomas Summers’ two-out single in the first inning was the lone hit for Clearfield.

Cole Kephart walked and scored on a wild pitch for a brief 1-0 lead in the second frame, and five walks gave the Chiefs two runs in the fifth.

Three free passes by winner Derek Cursio loaded the bases, and reliever John McGinley walked Cole Kephart and Kyler Kephart to force in the runs before getting the last two outs for a save.

Clearfield (3-11-1, 1-9 CPL) stranded eight runners.

Alex Martynuska singled and doubled and McGinley doubled for Altoona (4-5), which had only four hits off loser Devin Jones and Wyatt Westen.

Four of Clearfield’s five errors figured in the scoring.

The Chiefs will go to Clarence Thursday.

CLEARFIELD — 3

Spencer Herrington 2b 0000, Brandon Orsich pr 0100, Curtis Collins lf-cf 1100, Thomas Summers 1b 2010, Zach Timchak 0000, Devin Jones p-lf 0000, Ronny Ogden dh 1000, Zach Timchak lf 1000, Cole Kephart ss 1101, Kyler Kephart rf 2001, Wyatt Westen cf-p 30000, Josh Sorbera c 2000, Josh Kennedy 3b 2000.  TOTALS: 15  3  1  2.

ALTOONA — 6

John McGinley 2b-p 3111, Tony Sinisi ss 2100, Josh DeGol 3b 2000, Alex Martynuska c 3121, Travis Baker 1b 1000, Tyler Negri cf 2100, Dom Lombardo lf 2000, Joel Reighard rf-2b 2110, Derek Cursio p-rf 1100.  TOTALS: 18  6  4  2.

Score by Innings

Clearfield   010 02 – 3  1  5
Altoona     013 2x – 6  4  0 
E – Herrington 2, C. Kephart, Kennedy 2. PB – Sorbera; Martynuska 2. DP – Altoona 1 (McGinley unassisted). LOB – Clearfield 8; Altoona 4. 2B – McGinley, Martynuska. SB – McGinley, Sinisi, Negri. CS – Negri (by Jones).

Pitching

Clearfield – Jones 2-2/3 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K; Westen 1-1/3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K.
Altoona – Cursio – 4 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 9 BB, 4 K; McGinley 1 P, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K.
WP – Jones 1; McGinley 1. PO – Jones 1 (Reighard).
W – Cursio. L – Jones (1-5). Save – McGinley.

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