Howard strung five of its six hits together and scored all of its runs in the second inning to knock off Pleasant Gap 5-2 in Centre County Baseball League action on Sunday.
The Hawks (2-0) got a solo home run from Kyle Womer and a two-run single from Evan Gettig to highlight the outburst in the second inning.
Tyler James’ two-run single in the third inning got the Peppers to within 5-2. Pleasant Gap had the bases loaded with less than two outs in the fifth and seventh innings, but could not score.
Brian Pelka earned the win for the Hawks.
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Derek Jabco plated the game-winning runs in the top of the seventh inning and Ryan MacNamara fired Clarence to a 4-2 win over Lemont.
With the score tied at 1-1, Jabco drove home two runs with a single. Later in the inning, Jabco stole home.
MacNamara tossed an eight-hitter. Matt Fry drove in both runs for the Ducks (1-1) with a triple and a single. Fry finished with three hits.
Kalen Gearhart added a double for the Mounties (2-0).