Bison Beaten 4-1 by Latrobe in Curve Classic

ALTOONA — The Clearfield Area High School baseball team was limited to five hits by a quartet of Latrobe pitchers in a 4-1 consolation round loss at the Altoona Curve Classic on the Peoples Natural Gas Field Saturday afternoon.

Josh Kennedy singled to right field to drive in Josh Sorbera with the Bison run in the second inning. Sorbera scored from second base, after advancing there when Thomas Summers was caught in a rundown on his grounder.

Summers had two of Clearfield’s hits, both doubles. Curtis Collins also had a two-bagger.

Latrobe, a WPIAL Class AAAA team, had scored two runs in the first inning and tacked on two more in the fourth.

Devin Jones was the losing hurler in his first start of the season, giving up five hits and four walks in four innings.

Brandon Orsich mopped up with two scoreless frames. He allowed two hits.

Left-hander Zack Kokoska was the winner, striking out six and yielding just two hits in four innings.

Josh Kolling, Devin Onorato and Alex Powell pitched one inning apiece.

Clearfield (0-5) returns to Mountain League action Monday, with rival Philipsburg-Osceola the opponent for its home opener at the Bison Sports Complex.

Huntingdon (3-3) defeated Bishop Guilfoyle (0-6) 10-3 in the other consolation game.

In the semifinals, unbeaten Central routed Bishop Carroll (2-3) 16-3 in five innings and Hollidaysburg downed Altoona (2-2) 6-3 to advance to Sunday’s championship game, where the Scarlet Dragons knocked off the defending champion Golden Tigers (3-4) 6-1 for their ninth win. 

CLEARFIELD — 1

Spencer Herrington 2b 4010, Logan Puit rf 3000, Zach Timchak rf 0000, Cole Kephart ss 3000, Jon Janocko 1b 3000, Erik Sellers 1b 0000, Curtis Collins lf 3000, Devin Jones p 0000, Brandon Orsich p 0000, Thomas Summers dh 3020, Josh Sorbera c 2100, Josh Kennedy 3b 3011, Sawyer Rowles cf 1000, Dan Collins ph 1000. TOTALS: 26 1 5 1.

LATROBE — 4

Johnny Saunders 2b 1001, Jared Kollar dh 2001, Alex Powell rf-p 4000, Seth Hollard 1b 3110, Vince Guerrier 1b 0000, Brett Vallorani cf 3130, Mike Rodgers c 1000, Josh Kolling 3b-p 2001, Devin Onorato p-rf 0000, Josh Verchick lf 2111, Cody Helfrich ss 3010, Zack Kokoska p 2110, Doug Cengic 3b 1000. TOTALS: 24 4 7 4.

Score by Innings

Clearfield    010 000 0 – 1  5  1
Latrobe       200 200 x – 4  7  0
LOB – Clearfield 5, Latrobe 6. 2B – C. Collins, Summers 2; Holler, Vallorani. Sac – Saunders. SB – Verchick. CS – Vallorani (by Sorbera).

Pitching

Clearfield – Jones 4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 0 K; Orsich 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K.
Latrobe – Kokoska 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K; Kolling 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K; Onorato 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K; Powell 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K.
HB – Kokoska 1 (Rowles). WP – Jones 1; Kokokoska 1.
W – Kokoska. L – Jones (0-1). Save – Powell.

Bison Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
3/25 @ Central ppd. 0 – 0
3/28 @ Huntingdon 6 – 7 0 – 1
3/31 @ Bald Eagle Area ppd. 0 – 1
4/01 @ Bald Eagle Area 12 – 13 0 – 2
4/02 @ Central 1 – 2 0 – 3
4/03 @ Bellefonte ppd. 0 – 3
4/07 @ Penns Valley ppd. 0 – 3
4/08 @ Tyrone ppd. 0 – 3
4/09 @ Penns Valley 3 -3, susp. 0 – 3
4/11 @ Altoona Curve Classic    
  vs. Altoona 8 – 10 0 – 4
4/12 @ Altoona Curve Classic    
  vs. Latrobe 1 – 4 0 – 5
4/14 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA    
4/15 TYRONE    
4/17 CENTRAL    
4/21 DUBOIS    
4/22 HUNTINGDON    
4/25 BALD EAGLE AREA    
4/28 BELLEFONTE    
5/01 @ Tyrone    
5/02 @ Punxsutawney    
5/06 PENNS VALLEY (susp 4/9)    
5/06 PENNS VALLEY    
5/07 @ Brookville    
5/09 @ Philipsburg-Osceola    
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