Bison Rally in 7th to Defeat Raiders, 5-4

Trailing 4-3, the Bison offense finally came alive in the bottom of the seventh in a thrilling victory at the Bison Sports Complex. After leaving the bases loaded in the 5th and 6th innings, a single by Thomas Summers got things started with one out in the seventh. With courtesy runner Justin Fedder on first, Cole Kephart lofted a long fly ball to the fence in left field. It appeared to be leaving the park for a home run, but the ball caromed off the top of the fence back toward the infield. Fedder scored all the way from first to tie the game and Kephart ended up on third. After Brandon Orsich walked, Sawyer Rowles sent a fly ball into center field just deep enough to score Kephart for the winning run.

Thomas Summers pitched a gutsy game to raise his record to 6-1. The Bison next entertain Tyrone on Tuesday, hoping to remain tied with Central atop the Mountain League standings.

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Orsich No Hits Tide In 13-0 Bison Win

Clearfield junior pitcher Brandon Orsich handcuffed the Curwensville Golden Tide in a 6 inning no-hitter at the Tide’s home field on Friday. In control the whole way, Orsich struck out 9 and allowed only 3 baserunners.

Spencer Herrington led the Bison offense with a perfect 5-5 day at the plate. Thomas Summers and Josh Sorbera added three hits each.

The win raises the Bison record to 8-2, but next week promises to be a challenge as they have 4 games scheduled. Bellefonte comes to Clearfield on Monday, Tyrone on Tuesday, Penns Valley on Wednesday, and Bald Eagle Area on Friday.

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Bisons Shut Out Eagles, 3-0

Thomas Summers stymied a potent Bald Eagle offense with a strong 4 hitter at the newly renovated Wingate field. He struck out 8 batters and walked only two as the Bisons played errorless defense. It was Summers’ second complete game shutout of the season, as he stopped Central 2-0 back on March 23rd.

BEA pitcher Jason Jones also threw well, holding the Bisons to just 5 hits. But clutch hitting by Spencer Herrington and Josh Sorbera enabled them to scratch out three runs.

The win raises the Bison record to 5-1 in the Mountain League and 6-2 overall. The Huntingdon Bearcats will visit the Bison Sports Complex on Monday, April 20th for their next league contest.

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Bisons Get By Mounties, 6-4

Bison first baseman Erik Sellers singled home Thomas Summers in the 7th inning, breaking a 4-4 deadlock at the Mounties home field. Brandon Orsich went the distance for the Bisons, despite some shoddy defense by his team mates. Sellers also had a key two run single to tie up the game in 3rd inning. Sawyer Rowles delivered 3 hits and 2 RBIs, while Summers added two hits to the Bison offense.

Orisch struck out 3 and walked none in his complete game win, raising his record to 2-1. The Bisons are now 5-2 and next travel to Bald Eagle Area tomorrow.

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Bisons Go 1-1 in Curve Classic

Back on March 23rd Bison lefty Thomas Summers and Central ace Mike Mock hooked up in a classic match up, ending in a 2-0 win for the Bisons. As luck would have it, the two teams met again in the first round at the Altoona Curve Classic at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Mock took the mound again for the Dragons, but Clearfield countered with junior righty Brandon Orsich. He proved to be just as effective as Summers, pitching 7 strong innings giving up 3 hits and no earned runs. However, due to a couple of Bison errors, Central returned the favor with a 2-0 win. But last year’s Mountain League champs had tested the Bison pitching for 14 innings with little success.

In their second round match up with the Forest Hill Rangers, the Bison offense came alive in a 7-3 win. Josh Sorbera was the hitting star of the day, driving in 4 runs with two clutch singles. Sawyer Rowles and Dan Collins also drove in runs for the Bisons. Thomas Summers went the distance on the mound for his third win.

Clearfield continues its Mountain League schedule on Tuesday, April 14th with a trip to Philipsburg-Osceola.

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Chucks Defeat Bison In Nine Innings

In an early season D-9 showdown, Punxsutawney handed the Bison their first loss, breaking a 4-4 tie by scoring 3 runs in the top of the 9th. Thomas Summers suffered the tough loss in relief of starter Brandon Orsich, who had gone 6 innings. The Bison offense pounded out 11 hits against three Punxsy hurlers. Summers had 3 of those hits with Josh Sorbera, Tommy Hazel, and Spencer Herrington adding two each.

The Bison take a 3-1 record into the Altoona Curve Classic Tournament on April 10-12. They open the tournament with a 3:00 contest against the Central Scarlet Dragons at People Natural Gas Park on Friday. The April 7th game at Bald Eagle Area was rained out and re-scheduled for April 15th at Wingate.

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Bison Ground Eagles For Third Win

Riding the strong left arm of Thomas Summers, the Bison Nine defeated the Tyrone Golden Eagles 6-1 to remain undefeated at 3-0. The scheduled home opener had to be switched to Tyrone due to poor field conditions at the Bison Sports Complex.

Summers pitched well for 6 innings and was relieved by Brandon Orsich, who pitched a perfect inning. Summers has not given up an earned run yet in 13 innings of work.

Clearfield’s offense only produced a total of 5 hits, but that proved to be enough as Josh Sorbera clubbed two hits and Noah Cline came through with a 2 run single in the second inning. Summers and third baseman Cole Kephart added doubles to the cause.

The Bison defense came up big on the day, using three infield double plays and two key pick-offs by Summers.

Clearfield’s real home opener is scheduled for Monday, April 6th against Punxsutawney, weather permitting.

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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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