Chiefs Drop Twinbill to Punxsutawney/Brookville

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Alec Greenblatt singled home Tyler Park in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Punxsutawney/Brookville a 4-3 walk-off win and a sweep of Clearfield in their Jefferson County Legion League doubleheader at Kuntz Field Thursday night.

The John Lewis Shade Post 6 Chiefs out-hit their hosts 14-10 in the opener but came out on the short end of a 10-7 final.

Clearfield’s fourth error of the nightcap set up the deciding run. Park advanced to third base on a passed ball and steal while Reese Wilson was walking Daren Byers before Greenblatt delivered his hit that also made him the winning pitcher.

Wilson was a tough-luck loser as only one of the Punxsutawney/Brookville’s runs was earned.

He pitched a seven-hitter with seven strikeouts and two walks.

Punxsutawney/Brookville had jumped out to a 3-1 lead after two innings on Tanner LaBenne’s two-run single in the first and Seth Dunkle’s RBI single in the second.

Clearfield’s run in the second was the result of a wild pitch by Logan Johnston following a walk, a single by Hayden Williams and a forceout.

Singles by Williams, Alec Graham and Nate Barr made it 3-2 in the fourth.

After Park worked two scoreless innings in relief of Johnston, Greenblatt came on to pitch in the seventh and gave up the tying run when he issued two walks and plunked Williams with Wilson aboard via a single.

However, he atoned for the blown save with his game-winning single.

Wilson and Williams each had a pair of hits for the Chiefs, who slipped under .500 at 4-5 with a 1-3 league record.

They owned a short-lived 7-6 lead in the first game by pouring across five runs off Isaac Stouffer in the top of the fourth inning.

Cade Walker triggered the rally with his first hit as a Chief, and Barr, Wilson and Harrison Peacock came through with RBI singles around bases-loaded walks to Allan Myers and Williams.

Joey Dipietro relieved and stranded three runners with a strikeout and went on to blank the Chiefs to pick up the win when his teammates responded with four runs in the bottom of the fourth.

LaBenne turned three walks, one intentional, by Eli Glass into runs with a bases-clearing double and then scored on a single by Stouffer.

Hunter Dixon pitched two hitless, scoreless innings in relief of Glass, who allowed 10 hits and the three free passes with three strikeouts.

Barr, Wilson and Glass had three hits apiece at the top of the lineup, and Williams added two more, but the Chiefs stranded 11 runners.

Their other runs were driven in by Peacock with a groundout in the second frame and Seth Bumbarger with a sacrifice fly in the third.

Punxsutawney/Brookville led 6-2 after three innings on RBI hits by LaBenne and Chase Palmer, a two-run single by Dunkle and a sacrifice fly by Park.

The Chiefs will be back at home Friday to tangle with the Curwensville Joshua Earl Sipes Post 505 Bucks.

GAME 1

CLEARFIELD — 7

Nate Barr ss 5131, Reese Wilson cf 5131, Eli Glass p-lf 5130, Seth Bumbarger 1b 2101, Allan Myers c 2111, Hayden Williams 2b 3021, Harrison Peacock 4012, Cade Walker lf 3110, Hunter Dixon p 1000, Karson Rumsky rf 2100, Alec Graham rf 1000. TOTALS: 33 7 14 7.

PUNXSUTAWNEY/BROOKVILLE — 10

Seth Dunkle ss 3112, Logan Johnston 3b 4110, Joey Dipietro c-eh-p 2210, Tanner LaBenne 1b 3124, Isaac Stouffer p-eh 3111, Cole LaBenne lf 3010, Tyler Park cf 1001, Daren Byers cf 1000, Dane Lyle eh-c 3110, Alec Greenblatt 2b 1110, Addison Neal 2b 1100, Chase Palmer rf 1111, Adam Palmer rf 1000. TOTALS: 27 10 10 9.

Score by Innings

Clearfield                              011  500 0 –   7  14  1
Punxsutawney/Brookville  231  400  x – 10  10  1
E – Barr; Johnston. LOB – Clearfield 11; Punxsutawney/Brookville 3. 2B – Williams; Dunkle, Lyle. Sac – Mackins SF – Bumbarger; Park. SB – Stouffer, Mackins.

Pitching

Clearfield – Glass 4 IP, 10 H, 10 R, 9 ER, 3 BB, 3 K; Dixon 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K.
Punxsutawney/Brookville – Stouffer 3-2/3 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 1 K; Dipietro 3-1/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K.
HB – Stouffer 1 (Bumbarger). WP – Glass 1. Balk – Glass 1.
W – Dipietro. L – Glass (0-2).

GAME 2

CLEARFIELD — 3

Barr c 4011, Wilson p 4120, Glass lf 3000, Bumbarger 1b 3000, Walkre rf 0000, Dixon rf 0000, Myers dh 2100, Williams 2b 3122, Peacock 3b 3000, Graham cf 3010, Rumsky ss 3000. TOTALS: 28 3 6 3.

PUNXSUTAWNEY/BROOKVILLE — 4

Dunkle ss 2011, Johnston p-3b 3110, Dipietro eh-c 3110, T. LaBenne 1b 2012, Stouffer 3b-cf 3020, C. LaBenne lf 3000, Park cf-p-2b 3100, Lyle c 2000, Byers eh 0000, Greenblatt 2b-p 2111, Neal 2b 0000, Palmer rf 2010, Mackins rf 0000. TOTALS: 25 4 7 4.

Score by Innings

Clearfield                             010  100  1 – 3  6  4
Punxsutawney/Brookville  210  000  1 – 4  7  0
E – Wilson, Bumbarger, Peacock, Rumsky. PB – Barr. DP – Clearfield 1 (Barr and Bumbarger). LOB – Clearfield 10; Punxsutawney/Brookville 6. 2B – Wilson; Dipietro, Stouffer. Sac – Dunkle. SB – Byers.

Pitching

Clearfield – Wilson 6+ IP (faced 3 batters in 7th), 7 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K.
Punxsutawney/Brookville – Johnston 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 B, 6 K; Park 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K; Greenblatt 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K.
HB – Greenblatt 1 (Williams). WP – Johnston 3, Park 1.
W – Greenblatt. L – Wilson (0-1).

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