A roundup of Centre County Baseball League action for May 23, 2017:
Howard shuts out Pleasant Gap
Three runs were enough for Dylan Womer as Howard defeated Pleasant Gap 3-0 Tuesday night at Governor’s Park in Centre County Baseball League play.
Ryan Dyke sparked the Hawks in the second inning with a leadoff double, scoring on an RBI groundout. Howard added insurance runs in both the fourth and fifth innings with the help of an Evan Gettig double.
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Luke and Gage Gardner each had two singles for Howard.
Dylan Womer pitched a complete game and limited the Peppers to only four hits while striking out six. Pleasant Gap only had one runner reach second base, thanks to a double from Trent Fortney.
Howard will try to start the season 4-0 when it travels to Lemont on Thursday, while Spring Mills will host Pleasant Gap the same day.
Lemont tops Philipsburg
PHILIPSBURG Dan Fry had a big game at the plate for Lemont in a 7-4 win over the Spike Island Pirates.
Lemont got off to a quick start with a two-run first inning on an RBI single by Tyler Yazujian and a Pirate error. Philipsburg answered right away with a two-run home run to tie the game.
Dan Fry came up big with a bases-clearing double in the second to bring the score to 5-2.
Mike Marcinko was 2 for 3 with a triple for the Pirates.
Third inning propels Clarence
SPRING MILLS Clarence capitalized on Spring Mills errors and walks to help give the Mounties a 6-3 road victory.
The Mounties exploded for five runs in the third inning, which was enough to give the win to Brandon Barnyack, who pitched a complete game for Clarence.
Barnyack’s counterpart, Rich Aumon, also pitched a complete game. Colton Treaster tried to spark a rally for Spring Mills with a two-run double in the fifth, but it was too little too late.