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Today in County League Baseball: May 23, 2017

Howard’s Dylan Womer earned a complete-game win for the Hawks against the Pleasant Gap Peppers on Tuesday.
Howard’s Dylan Womer earned a complete-game win for the Hawks against the Pleasant Gap Peppers on Tuesday. CDT photo

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.

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

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

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.

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