Golden Tide Score Early, But Fall to Elk County Catholic

ST. MARY’S — After having to sit one week due to horrendous weather, and having to reschedule four games to finish out the 2017 season, the Curwensville Golden Tide finally got the opportunity to return to the diamond for the first time since their shutout victory over Harmony back on April 27.

To start the new week, Curwensville made the trek all the way to St. Mary’s to face off with the Elk County Catholic Crusaders.  These two faced one another in the second game of the Tide season, with Curwensville falling 6-2 at home.

Early on, Curwensville got things going by taking an early lead.

Sadly, come the middle part of the game, that lead began to get reduced.  In the end, late hitting and strong base running allowed the Crusaders to complete a sweep of the Tide, taking this contest in a 6-3 final.

It was some strong hitting by Dan Stauffer that made a big difference.  He pulled in an RBI-double in the bottom of the third inning to score the first run for Elk County Catholic.  That was after Curwensville already took a 3-0 lead to start the second inning.

In the fourth, the Crusaders plated three runs.  An RBI-single by Alec Wehler pulled in the first run, then a two-RBI single from Nate DaCanal put Elk County Catholic up 4-3.

Stauffer added in a pair of insurance runs with an RBI-double in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Crusaders a cushion heading into the final inning.

Wehler pitched a solid outing in the victory, going six innings, giving up three runs on three hits.  On the opposite side, Bryce Timko, after being the starter in the previous game, got credited with the loss in his five innings of work, giving up seven hits and four runs, with only one being earned.

Curwensville (4-9) returns to their home field on Tuesday for a 4:15 p.m. start against their rivals from up the road, the Clearfield Bison.

SCORE BY INNING

Curwensville   030 000 0 – 3 3 2
Elk Co. Catholic   001 302 X – 6 8 1

Curwensville – 3

Noah VonGunden 3100, Ralph Evans 4010, Avery Francisco 3012, Bryce Timko 2000, Zach McClure 3000, Zach Brewer 3000, Austin Butlin 2000, Devin Barrett 0100, Christian Bakaysa 3000, Josh Terry 3110.  TOTALS 26 3 3 2.

Elk County Catholic – 6

Jared Bram 3101, Brad Dippold 3010, Dan Stauffer 4032, Alex O’Neil 0000, Ryan Heary 4110, Eric Gerber 4000, Frank Singer 3100, Alec Wehler 3011, Nate DaCanal 2221, Jordan Nasoni 1000.  TOTALS 26 6 8 5.

E:  McClure, VonGunden; Gerber.  LOB:  5/8.  2B:  Heary, Stauffer.  SB:  DaCanal, Dippold, Singer.

PITCHING

Curwensville:  Timko-5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 5 K, 1 BB; Francisco-0.1 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 K, 3 BB; VonGunden-0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 K, 0 BB.

Elk County Catholic:  Wehler-6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 4 K, 3 BB; Stauffer-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 K, 0 BB.

W-Wehler.  L-Timko. Sv – Stauffer.

Golden Tide Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
3/24 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 2 – 8 0 – 1
3/27 @ Brockway ppd. 0 – 1
3/30 @ Punxsutawney ppd. 0 – 1
4/03 ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 2 – 6 0 – 2
4/05 JOHNSONBURG 5 – 8 0 – 3
4/07 WEST BRANCH ppd. 0 – 3
4/10 @ Brockway 8 – 7 1 – 3
4/11 @ Clearfield 2 – 10 1 – 4
4/13 @ Johnsonburg 3 – 8 1 – 5
4/17 WEST BRANCH 7 – 2 2 – 5
4/18 @ Mo Valley 0 – 2 2 – 6
4/21 @ DuBois Central Catholic 0 – 10 2 – 7
4/24 KANE 16 – 6 3 – 7
4/25 BROCKWAY 11 – 13 3 – 8
4/27 HARMONY 6 – 0 4 – 8
5/01 @ Punxsutawney ppd. 4 – 8
5/02 @ Elk County Catholic ppd. 4 – 8
5/04 @ Brookville ppd. 4 – 8
5/05 GLENDALE ppd. 4 – 8
5/08 @ Elk County Catholic 3 – 6 4 – 9
5/09 CLEARFIELD    
5/11 @ Kane    
5/13 GLENDALE    
5/15 PUNXSUTAWNEY (DH)    
5/16 @ Brookville    
5/17 DUBOIS CENTRAL CATH    

 

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