Baseball: Bobcats Clinch KSAC Crown With Victory Over Warriors, Follow With Victory Over Hornets

Bobcats Clinch KSAC

The Clarion Area Bobcats downed the visiting Moniteau Warriors 10-0, in a weather shortened baseball game at Clarion County Park, on Thursday, May 9th. With the win, the Bobcats clinched the Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference’s 2024 championship.

The Bobcats held their Senior Recognition ceremony prior to the contest. CSZ plans to carry a separate article on the festivities.

Clarion scored two runs in the first inning, seven in the fourth and one in the fifth.

Dawson Smail had 4 hits, including a pair of doubles, 3 RBIs and two runs scored for the Bobcats. Noah Harrison homered, drove in 3 runs and scored a run. Bryce Brinkley singled, scored a run and had an RBI.

Wyatt Watterson and Devon Lauer each contributed a single and scored a run. Hayden Weber had 1 hit and an RBI. Dauntae Girvan drove in a run and scored a run. Derek Smail had an RBI, while Ethan Rex, Dylan Smail and Matt Alston each scored a run.

Lauer picked up the win, going four innings. He struck out 5 batters, gave up 2 hits and a walk. Tanner Miller went one inning, allowing no hits, walking one.

Victory Over Hickory

The Bobcats followed on the heels of their win against Moniteau, with an 8-0 win against the homestanding Hickory Hornets, in a District Nine/District Ten Crossover game on Friday, May 10th.

The Bobcats scored six runs in the fifth inning and one run each in both the sixth and seventh innings.

Dawson Smail doubled, scored 1 run and drove in a pair of runs for the Bobcats. Derek Smail had 2 hits, including a double, and scored a run. Devon Lauer tripled and scored a run.

Dauntae Girvan had a two-bagger and an RBI. Bryce Brinkley doubled and scored a run. Tanner Miller had 2 hits and an RBI. Noah Harrison singled and drove in a pair of runs.

Wyatt Watterson singled, scored a run and had an RBI. Hayden Weber singled, while Parker Miller, Matt Alston and Ethan Rex each scored a run.

Tanner Miller picked up the win, going 5 innings, striking out 8, giving up just two hits and two walks. Derek Smail pitched two innings, striking out 5 and giving up no walks.

The Bobcats are now 15-1-1 and 8-0 in the KSAC.

(Way to go, Bobcats!!!!)