Bison Overcome Raiders, 7-2, With Big Sixth Inning

BROOKVILLE — For five innings, the Clearfield Area High School baseball team was totally frustrated by Brookville pitcher Ben Reitz at McKinney Field Tuesday afternoon.

The Raider junior was working on a perfect game, primarily because he had the Bison beating the ball into the ground for 10 of the 15 outs.

Then, the Bison erupted.

Two walks and six hits later, they had for all of the runs of their 7-2 non-league victory that rewarded Josh Sorbera for pitching a five-hitter with seven strikeouts.

Pinch-hitter Zane Morgan and Jon Trimpey drew free passes, and Sorbera sacrificed the tying runs into scoring position.

Justin Fedder broke up the no-no with the first of his two singles, and Thayne Morgan, Brandon Orsich, Marcus Luzier, Ty Bender and Logan Lykens followed with run-scoring hits before Jordan Tosh replaced Reitz on the mound. Luzier’s double drove in two runs.

Brookville (3-5) had taken a 2-0 lead in the fifth when Sorbera sandwiched two of his three walks around a hit batsman to force in a run after Reitz had doubled home Logan Thrush.

Given the big cushion, the Bison sophomore set down the Raiders in order the last two innings for his second win in four decisions.

He had stranded five runners in the first four frames, two in the third when Tommy Hazel made an outstanding over-the-shoulder catch on Kyle Dunkle’s drive to deep center.

Clearfield (5-3) will make the long trip to Martinsburg Thursday for a Mountain League game against Central.

CLEARFIELD — 7

Justin Fedder 4121, Thayne Morgan ss 4111, Reese Wilson rf 1100, Brandon Orsich dh 3011, Marcus Luzier 3b 3011, Ethan McGinnis pr 0100, Ty Bender c 3111, Logan Lykens 1b 3011, Evan Brown pr 0000, Tommy Hazel cf 1000, Zane Morgan pr 1100, Jon Trimpey lf 2100, Jake Sorbera p 2000. TOTALS: 27 7 7 7.

BROOKVILLE — 2

Logan Thrush cf 4121, Ben Reitz p-ss 3011, Kyle Dunkle c 3100, Ben Caun lf 3000, Jordan Tosh ss 3000, Espy Reinard 1b 0000, Trenton Gilhousen dh 2011, Dane Lyle 3b 3010, Gavin Park 2b 2000, Brady Caylor ph 1000, Wyatt Shaffer rf 3010. TOTALS: 27 2 5 2.

Score by Innings

Clearfield    000 007 0 – 7  7  1
Brookville    000 020 0 – 2  2  0
E – Fedder. PB – Bender. LOB – Clearfield 1; Brookville 8. 2B – Luzier; Reitz, Shaffer. Sac – Sorbera. SB – Bender, Brown; Thrush.

Pitching

Clearfield – Sorbera 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K.
Brookville – Reitz 5-1/3 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 K; Tosh 1-2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K.
HB – Sorbera 1 (Caun).
W – Sorbera (2-2). Reitz.

Bison Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
3/29 CENTRAL 11 – 5 1 – 0
4/01 HUNTINGDON 3 – 1 2 – 0
4/04 BELLEFONTE ppd. 2 – 0
4/05 BELLEFONTE ppd. 2 – 0
4/06 BELLEFONTE 3 – 0 3 – 0
4/07 @ Tyrone ppd. 3 – 0
4/08 @ Punxsutawney 4 – 9 3 – 1
4/11 CURWENSVILLE ppd. 3 – 1
4/12 BALD EAGLE AREA ppd. 3 – 1
4/13 BALD EAGLE AREA 1 – 2 3 – 2
4/15 @ Penns Valley 3 – 4 3 – 3
4/18 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 4 – 2 4 – 3
4/19 @ Brookville 7 – 2 5 – 3
4/21 @ Central
4/26 @ Huntingdon
4/29 @ Bellefonte
5/02 TYRONE
5/03 @ Curwensville
5/05 @ Bald Eagle Area
5/09 @ The Kiski School
5/10 PENNS VALLEY
5/13 @ Philipsburg-Osceola
5/17 DUBOIS
5/19 CURWENSVILLE
Bison Track Teams Sweep Central, PO
Campus Corner: Shomo Key Contributor To Clarion's Title; Sorbera Swings Hot Bat in Penn State DuBois Streak

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