Clarion Advances To District 9/10 Finals With 7-0 Win Against Jamestown (06/01/17)
(By CSZ sportswriter Kenn Staub)
The Clarion Bobcats advanced to the District 9/10 championship game and secured a berth in the PIAA Class A playoffs with their shutout victory over the Jamestown Muskies on Tuesday.
Clarion jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the home half of the first and then never looked back, scoring 3 runs in the second, 2 in the third, and 1 in the sixth. Meanwhile, a combination of stingy Bobcat pitching and some stellar defense, particularly in the outfield, kept the visitors from District 10 off the board as Clarion secured the 7-0 win.
Junior Sterling Conner’s (1-2) double was the only extra base hit of the game for Clarion. Singling for Clarion were seniors Ryan Anthony (1-3) and Dominic Fleming (1-1), as well as juniors Cam Craig (1-2) and Spencer Miller (1-3). Miller and Anthony both had 2 RBI. Cam Craig and freshmen Josh Craig and Skylar Rhoades were credited with one apiece.
Anthony pitched the first six innings of the game, surrendering only 2 hits and striking out 8. Conner relieved in the seventh, finishing the game in 11 pitches
Clarion (18-2) will next face the Oswayo Valley Green Wave (18-2) in the District 9/10 Championship game to be played today (Thursday, June 1st) at 4:30 in St. Mary’s. Oswayo Valley advanced to the finals with a 3-1 victory over the Elk County Catholic Crusaders on Tuesday. Jamestown and Elk County Catholic will square off on Friday in the District 9/10 consolation game, with the victor securing a spot in the PIAA playoffs along side Clarion and Oswayo Valley.
The championship game between Clarion and Oswayo Valley can be heard live on exploreClarion.com or by downloading their Apple or Android app. The pregame show will begin at 4:15 and the game will follow at 4:30.
(information from MaxPreps)
(Thanks to Kenn Staub for this article and to Christie Datko for the photos. LET’S GO CATS!!!!)