Chiefs Drop CPL Opener, 2-1, at DuBois

DUBOIS — Ethan Long got the best of Brandon Orsich in a duel of five-hitters as DuBois spoiled the Central Penn League opener for the Clearfield American Legion Post 6 baseball team, 2-1, at Showers Field Thursday evening.

The Chiefs broke on top in the second inning when Jake Sorbera singled home Orsich, who had led off with a hit and advanced on a passed ball.

The hosts countered in the fourth frame.

Back-to-back doubles by Braden Paulinelli and Adam Bankovich tied it up. After Ryan Radaker singled, Daron Walker drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly.

Clearfield stranded 10 runners, including one in every inning with three in the third after Long walked the bases full.

Long allowed five free passes but recorded seven strikeouts.

Orsich whiffed five and walked two.

Jarrit Wagner had two hits for the Chiefs, who will welcome Beech Creek to the Lawrence Township Recreation Park Field Sunday for a 6 p.m. makeup of Tuesday’s postponement.

Manager Sid Lansberry also announced Monday’s game at Bellefonte must be rescheduled since many of the Bandits will be playing for the District 6 Class AAA champion high school team in the first round of the PIAA Tournament.

CLEARFIELD — 1

Zane Morgan c 2010, Justin Fedder 2b 2000, Wyatt Porter 2b 1000, Josh Sorbera 3b 2000, Will Myers ss 2000, Brandon Orsich p 3110, Ty Bender 4f 3000, Jake Sorbera lf 3011, Jarrit Wagner 3h 3020, Seth Bumbarger 1b 2000, Bryce Timko 1b 1000, Reese Wilson cf 2000, Thayne Morgan cf 1000. TOTALS: 27 1 5 1.

DUBOIS — 2

Mitchell Ferra cf 3000, Peter Foradora rf 2000, Braden Paulinelli ss 2110, Adam Bankovich c 3111, Ryan Radaker lf 2020, Daron Walker 1b 1001, Drew Buskirk 3b 3010, Ethan Long p 2000, Eric Schneider eh 2000, Brendon Foley 2b 2000. TOTALS: 21 2 5 2.

Score by Innings

Clearfield    010 000 0 – 1  5  0
DuBois        000 200 x – 2  5  2
E – Bankovich, Walker. PB – Bankovich. DP – Clearfield 1 (Myers, Fedder and Bumbarger). LOB – Clearfield 10; DuBois 4. 2B – Paulinelli, Bankovich. SF – Walker. SB – Z. Morgan; Foradora Paulinelli.

Pitching

Clearfield – Orsich 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K.
DuBois – Long 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 7 K.
W – Long (1-0). L – Orsich (0-1).

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