Roundup: Clarion Area Baseball And Softball Record Wins Against Redbank Valley, North Clarion Track And Field Registers Split With Cranberry
The Clarion Area Baseball and Softball Teams were in action against Redbank Valley and the North Clarion Track and Field Team faced Cranberry, on Thursday (May 5th).
The Bobcats’ Baseball Team traveled to Pullman Park in Butler and downed the Bulldogs 4-0. The Cats were the home team in this matchup. The Softball Team hosted Redbank at Paul A. Weaver Park and came out on top by a 5-2 score.
The North Clarion Girls’ defeated the Berries 77 -70, while the Boys fell 95 -55.
Baseball: Clarion 4 – Redbank Valley 0
The Bobcats used solid pitching from Chase Kriebel, Dauntae Girvan and Derek Smail in the shutout win. Kriebel started and went 3 2/3 innings throwing 11 strikeouts. Girvan came on and delivered on 3 strikeouts in an inning and a half, as he picked up the win. Smail came to strike out the side, as the closer in the last inning, to pick up the save.
Clarion scored one run in the bottom of the first and three more in the fifth.
Dawson Smail singled and scored two runs for the Bobcats. Girvan and cam Lapinto each had a single and an RBI. Derek Smail had a double.
Devon Lauer scored a run and drove one in, and Rion Johnston scored a run.
Clarion is scheduled to host Moniteau at Clarion County Park on Monday (May 9th) at 4:30.
Softball: Clarion 5 – Redbank Valley 2
Payton Simko went the distance in the circle for the win, striking out 12, while giving up 6 hits and just the two runs.
The Bobcats scored two in the bottom of the first, another in the third and two more in the fifth. The Bulldogs runs came in the top of the sixth.
Noel Anthony had a big day at the plate, for Clarion, going 3-for-3, including a double and a triple. She also scored three runs. Jordan Best had a triple, scored a run and drove in a pair. Bri Forrest doubled and drove in two runs. Simko singled and had an RBI.
Hadley Campbell and Troese both had a single.
Paytin Polka had two hits and scored both of Redbank Valley’s runs. Jenna Bailey had a double and also drove in both runs.
Clarion is scheduled to travel to A-C Valley on Monday (May 9th). The game is to start at 4:00.
Track and Field:
Girls: North Clarion 84 – Cranberry 62
Emalie Best was a double winner in individual events, taking the 100 hurdles (17.1) and the 300 hurdles (50.59).
Brynn Siegel, Sophie Babington and Gia Babington each came away as triple winners. Siegel won the 1600 (5:50) and the 3200 (13:16). Sophie Babington captured the 800 (2:33.26) and Gia Babington took first in the 400 (1:05.17). Both had a hand in the relays. Siegel and Babington joined Gia Babington and Bella Scott on the winning 3200 relay (12:53), while the Babington sisters and Scott, along with Evelyn Lerch captured the 1600 relay.
The North Clarion Girls were victorious in three field events. Rebekah Ketner captured the shotput (32-9.5), Brenna Armstrong won the discus (85-6), and Emily McCaslin was victorious in the pole vault (7-6).
Boys: Cranberry 95 – North Clarion 55
Dawson Hotchkiss and Kaine McFarland each won two individual events. Hotchkiss was victorious in the 100 (11.322) and the 200 (23.63), while McFarland captured both the 1600 (5:15) and the 3200 (12:39).
Hotchkiss was a triple winner on the day, as he also was a member of the winning 400 relay, along with Noah Naser, Isaac Lerch and Allen Johnston.
Mason Gourley won the triple jump (36-10) and Owen Shaffer took the high jump (5-2).
The Wolves are scheduled to compete in the Oil Country Invitational at Oil City, tomorrow (Saturday, May 7th).
(Keep up the good work, Bobcats and Wolves!!!!)