The Bison offense continued its run production with a 10 run outburst over the hosting Brookville Raiders. Sophomore pitcher Brandon Orsich picked up his first varsity win with a complete game, striking out eight batters and walking only one. Josh Sorbera and Curt Collins had two hits and two RBIs each, while Jon Janocko doubled in a run. Logan Puit and Erik Sellers also had run scoring hits.
The Bisons entertain Bald Eagle Area tomorrow at the Bison Sports Complex.
In the completion of a game suspended from April 9th, Penns Valley scored a run in the bottom of the 14th inning to grasp a 4-3 victory. It was the 5th one-run loss by the Bisons this season. Thomas Summers was the losing pitcher. Cole Kephart had 3 hits in the game and Logan Puit added two.
In the regularly scheduled game, Summers pitched 6 strong innings leading the Bisons to an 8-3 win. Spencer Herrington had two hits and two RBIs, and Logan Puit again hit safely twice. Cole Kephart hit a solo homerun in the 6th inning and Jon Janocko drove in two runs.
The Bisons next travel to Brookville tomorrow.
Behind the pitching of Jon Janocko and Brandon Orsich, the Bisons broke into the win column by defeating the Red Raiders 11-5. Offensively the home team rapped 11 hits in their second best run production of the season. Curtis Collins and Spencer Herrington had two hits each, while Logan Puit drove in 3 runs. Cole Kephart and Collins scored 3 times each. Janocko picked up the win, while Orsich pitched the last two innings.
The Bisons are scheduled to play three more times this week. Bald Eagle comes to town on Tuesday while two away games are on tap, Thursday at Tyrone and Friday at Punxsutawney.
Bison senior pitcher Devin Jones threw an outstanding game but fell victim to a 7th inning wind-blown homer by Tyrone’s Cy Focht in a 3-2 loss. The Bisons played excellent defense, turning 3 double plays, but the offense again left too many men on base. Erik Sellers and Jon Janocko drove in the Bison runs. Curtis Collins and Cole Kephart also had hits, with Sellers adding a double.
The Bisons next game is scheduled for Monday, April 28th, a home contest with the Red Raiders of Bellefonte.
After fighting back with 5 runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the score, the Bisons gave up two unearned runs in the seventh, losing to Huntindon, 10-8. The Bearcats breezed to an 8-3 lead before the home team came roaring back. Curtis Collins led the Bison offense with two hits and Logan Puit added a double. Sophomore hurler Brandon Orsich suffered the loss.
Next up for the Bisons is a visit from the BEA Eagles on Friday, April 25th.
After playing flawless baseball through four innings, the Bisons were sitting on a 3-0 lead over the undefeated Dubois Beavers. Then the wheels came off as the visitors scored 6 unearned runs in the 5th on their way to a 7-3 win. Starting pitcher Jon Janocko took the loss but deserved a better fate. He helped his own cause with a double and a homerun while Josh Sorbera, Curt Collins, and Logan Puit had the other Bison hits. Dubois ace Devin Walker pitched a complete game.
The Bisons next host the Huntingdon Bearcats tomorrow, April 22nd.
The Bisons dropped a 4-1 decision to Latrobe in the consolation game of the Altoona Curve Classic. Thomas Summers went 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles and Curtis Collins also ripped a double. Josh Kennedy drove in the Bisons run, scoring Josh Sorbera. Deven Jones was the losing pitcher.
The Scarlet Dragons of Central High were the tournament champions, defeating Hollidaysburg in the finals.
In the first round of the 2014 Curve Classic, the Bisons last inning rally fell short in a 10-8 loss to the Altoona Mountain Lions. Logan Puit and Jon Janocko had 2 hits each for the Bisons and Cole Kephart drove in two runs. Janocko suffered the loss on the mound after relieving starter Thomas Summers.
Clearfield plays tomorrow at Peoples Natural Gas Field as the Classic continues. They will take on either Hollidaysburg or Greater Latrobe at 12:30 PM.
After 11 innings, with the score tied 3-3, the Bisons game played at Penns Valley was called due to darkness. It will be picked up in the top of the 12th when the Rams visit Clearfield on May 6th.
In his first varsity start, sophomore pitcher Brandon Orsich pitched a complete game holding the undefeated Central Scarlet Dragons to only four hits in a 2-1 loss. The Bisons played errorless defense but left 10 runners on in a well played game on the Dragons home field.
Josh Kennedy scored the Bisons only run while Spencer Herrington, Curtis Collins, and Kennedy had their only hits.
The loss drops the Bisons record to 0-3, all three by just a one run margin. Their long string of road games continues tomorrow with a trip to Bellefonte.