Bison Baseball 2-0 With Win Over Huntingdon

The Bison Baseball squad used a complete game effort by junior righty Brandon Orsich to defeat Bearcats 6-4 on a bitter cold day in Huntingdon. Orsich surrendered 7 hits but walked only one batter in his first appearance of the year. Losing 4-1 in the seventh inning, the Red and Black responded with a 5 run rally, the big blow being delivered by first baseman Thomas Summers. After Jonathan Trimpey reached on an error and Josh Sorbera drilled a single to right, Summers blasted a bomb deep over the left field fence. After a pitching change, the Bison tacked on two more runs to complete the comeback. Orsich pitched out of a two on, no out situation in the bottom of the 7th to seal the win. Josh Sorbera and Tommy Hazel had two hits each, while Noah Cline drove in the first Bison run with a single in the 2nd inning.

Clearfield’s next outing is set for Tuesday, March 31st at Bellefonte.

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Bison Upset Dragons in Opener, 2-0

On a sunny but very cold day, the Bison squad visited Martinsburg and came away with a surprising upset of the Central Scarlet Dragons. Senior lefty Thomas Summers threw an impressive 2-0 shutout against the defending Mountain League champs. Scattering 4 singles and striking out 7 batters, he was in control the whole game. Outstanding defensive plays by Cole Kephart, Spencer Herrington and Tommy Hazel helped him along the way. Josh Sorbera drove in the first Bison run in the 3rd inning and Tommy Hazel scored in the 4th on the back end of a Bison double steal. Dan Collins and Kephart hit doubles.

Next up for the Red and Black is a trip to Huntingdon on Thursday, March 26th.

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Results of Clearfield Baseball Association Gun Raffle

The winners:

  • Terry Iddings: Trophy Hunter Bolt Action Rifle & Scope
  • Mike Sellers: 12 Ga. Pump Action Shotgun
  • Bob Harper: Axis Bolt Action Rifle & Scope
  • Mike Little: M&P9 Semi-Auto Pistol
  • Lance Kephart: H001 Lever Action Rimfire Rifle

Clearfield Baseball Association would like to thank all those who participated in this fund-raiser.

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2015 Varsity Baseball Schedule

March 14Allegany High School, MD (scrimmage)AWAY12:00 Noon
TBADubois Area High School (scrimmage)TBATBA
March 23Central High SchoolAWAY4:30 PM
March 26Huntingdon High SchoolAWAY4:30 PM
March 31Bellefonte High SchoolAWAY4:30 PM
April 2Tyrone High SchoolHOME4:30 PM
April 6Punxsutawney High SchoolHOME4:30 PM
April 7Bald Eagle Area High SchoolAWAY4:30 PM
April 10Altoona Curve ClassicAWAYTBA
April 11Altoona Curve ClassicAWAYTBA
April 12Altoona Curve Classic FinalsAWAYTBA
April 14Philipsburg-Osceola High SchoolAWAY4:30 PM
April 20Huntingdon High SchoolHOME4:30 PM
April 23Bellefonte High SchoolHOME4:30 PM
April 24Curwensville High SchoolAWAY4:15 PM
April 28Tyrone High SchoolAWAY4:30 PM
April 29Penns Valley High SchoolAWAY4:30 PM
May 1Bald Eagle AreaHOME4:30 PM
May 4Penns Valley High SchoolAWAY4:30 PM
May 7Philipsburg-Osceola High SchoolHOME4:30 PM
May 11Curwensville High SchoolHOME4:30 PM
May 14Brookville High SchoolHOME4:30 PM
May 15Dubois Area High SchoolAWAY4:30 PM
May 18-22District Nine PlayoffsTBATBA
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Registration for VFW Teener Teams Announced

Jim’s Sports Center 14U Team

Registration will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, January 17th at the batting cages in Hyde. Any Clearfield Area School District student who will not turn 15 prior to August 1st 2015 is eligible to sign up. There will be a $30 registration fee. The first tryout session will be held immediately following the registration. Parents are asked to attend a very brief meeting at the beginning of the tryout. Additional information may be obtained by calling Sid Lansberry at 762-4512.

Wise Eyes Opticals 16U Team

Registration will be held at 5:00 PM on Sunday, January 18th at the batting cages in Hyde. Any Clearfield Area School District student who will not turn 17 prior to August 1st 2015 is eligible to sign up. There will be a $30 registration fee. The first tryout session will be held immediately following the registration. Additional information may be obtained by calling Sid Lansberry at 762-4512.

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Annual World Series Closes Out Fall Ball Season

After dropping the first game of the five game series, the Chimichagas team, led by player-coach Dan Collins, roared back to defeat the Toxic Bunnies in four games. The bunnies, under the leadership of Logan Lykens and Tommy Hazel, opened the series with an impressive 5-1 win. However, after that it was all Chimichagas, as they registered three straight victories by the scores of 19-5, 11-3, and 9-0.

Leading hitters for the champs were Will Myers (6 hits, 4 doubles, 4 RBIs), Dan Collins (5 RBIs, HR), and Jon Trimpey (4 hits, 6 runs). Marcus Luzier (4 RBIs, HR), and Cole Kephart (3 RBIs, HR, double) led the Toxic Bunnies offense.

Over 30 different players participated in this year’s World Series, which annually closes out the Fall Ball season.

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VFW Teener Fall Ball Teams Complete Successful Season

Over three dozen Clearfield Area School District students participated in the VFW Fall Ball program this year. Players were divided into two teams (grades 7-8 and grades 9-12), with each team playing a 19 game schedule.

The younger group enjoyed an outstanding season, compiling an impressive record of 14 wins, 3 losses and 2 ties. The older team, although hampered by several injuries, finished strong with a record of 6 wins, 6 losses, and 3 ties (4 additional games were played as part of the World Series).

Team rosters and coaching staff members are listed below:

Grade 7 and 8 Team

  • Nathan Barr
  • Ty Bender
  • Jeremy Bloom
  • Noah Bloom
  • Caleb Freeland
  • Keagan Hess
  • Hunter Hipps
  • Barrett Kline
  • Andrew Lopez
  • Allen Myers
  • Harrison Peacock
  • Caullin Reed
  • Trevor Wain
  • Cade Walker
  • Hayden Williams
  • Mason Yocum
  • Coaches: Chris Peacock, Aaron Williams, Ed Yeager, Sid Lansberry

Grades 9-12 Team:

  • Seth Bumbarger
  • Dan Collins
  • Tommy Hazel
  • Gavin Hrzic
  • Josh Kennedy
  • Porter Kling
  • Jeremy Learish
  • Logan Lykens
  • Marcus Luzier
  • Ethan McGinnis
  • Thane Morgan
  • Zane Morgan
  • Will Myers
  • Jake Pennington
  • Wyatt Porter
  • Dustin Reed
  • Gavin Starr
  • Jarrit Wagner
  • Coaches: Ed Yeager, Dave Learish, Sid Lansberry

The coaching staff would like to express sincere thanks to those parents who graciously volunteered their time to work in the concession stand this season. It was greatly appreciated!

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10th Annual Bison Baseball Alumni Weekend

The weekend began on Friday evening with a well-attended batting practice session, followed up with a social hour at the Rec Park. The weather cooperated nicely for that. However, the next morning brought heavy cloud cover and several hours of steady rain.

Despite the bad weather, over 30 former players showed up for the game. They patiently waited through a two hour rain delay before the skies finally cleared. After Clearfield’s newest professional player, Chad Zurat (Colorado Rockies organization) threw out the first pitch, the game got underway with 24 alumni actually participating. The Red Team battled the Black Team for six innings which ended in a 6-6 tie before being called by mutual agreement. Next years alumni weekend is scheduled for Sept 11th and 12th, 2015.

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2014 Alumni Game Photos

2014 Bison Baseball Alumni Game Group Shot

The photos from the 10th Annual Bison Baseball Alumni Game are now available, have a look.

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10th Annual Bison Baseball Alumni Weekend Slated For Sept 12th and 13th

The annual alumni game is set for the weekend of September 12th (Fri) and 13th (Sat). The registration form is available here to download.


  • Friday, 5:00 PM: Batting practice at Lawrence Township Rec Park
  • Friday, Social at Lawrence Township Rec Park immediately after BP
  • Saturday, 10:30 AM: Report to Lawrence Township Rec Park for caps, shirts, and team assignment
  • Saturday, 11:00 AM: Team pictures
  • Saturday, 11:15 AM: Homerun derby
  • Saturday, 12:05 PM: First pitch!
  • Saturday, 4:30 PM (Approx): Dinner time at the SOI Picnic Grounds (Spouses, girlfriends or companions welcome also)


Donation: $50 gets you a hat, shirt, food and drink Friday night and Saturday's dinner as well as membership in the Clearfield Baseball Association. If unable to attend, a donation of $25 will gain you membership in the Bison Baseball Alumni Association.

We need registration by Monday September 1st so hats and shirts can be ordered. Please download the registration form to print out and mail back.

For any questions or concerns, please contact one of the following:

  • Head Baseball Coach Sid Lansberry (814) 762-4512 (
  • Asst. Coach Donnie Shimmel (814) 553-6146 (
  • Jeff Kavelak (814) 765-5088 (
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