DuBOIS — The DuBois Minor League baseball team stayed alive in District 10 play as they shut out Brockway, 13-0, in four innings on Monday evening at Way Memorial Field at City Park.
DuBois started off the tournament by falling to St. Marys, 6-4, last week before rebounding with a 7-3 win over Brookville on Saturday.
Brockway is eliminated from District 10 play after falling to Bradford, 19-5, in four innings on Saturday.
DuBois now plays at Punxsutawney Thursday at 6 p.m. Punxsy defeated Elk/McKean County, 16-3, in four innings on Monday.
DuBois got an unearned run in the top of the first inning to start play. Leadoff batter Samson Deeb appeared to have grounded out to the Brockway second baseman, but after the umpires had a meeting about the play, it was determined that Deeb was safe on the play.
Deeb also took second and third base on wild pitches with him close to being tagged out at second base. He scored on a Noah Farrell sacrifice fly just past the first base bag for the game’s first run.
Meanwhile, DuBois starting pitcher Danny Dixon was in shutdown mode from the start. He only gave up two base hits on the night, with both coming on infield singles by Gage Park.
After his infield single in the first, Park was hit by the ball off of a Eric Lindemuth groundball for the first out. Every other out was a strikeout for Dixon and relief pitcher Merek Hoyt.
Dixon allowed two hits in three innings of work, walked one and struck out eight. Hoyt struck out the side in the fourth inning to end the game.
Brockway starting pitcher Blake Pisarcik got the first out of the second inning immediately on a popout to third base before DuBois added three more runs.
Brysen Delaney singled into right field before Boston Graham dropped down a sacrifice bunt. The throw to first base was off the mark and into right field. Delaney scored all the way from first base on the play, while Graham stopped at third.
Hoyt then singled home Graham for the second run. After a groundout just in front of the plate that put Hoyt at second, Deeb singled into right field to score Graham, giving DuBois a 4-0 lead.
The floodgates then opened up for DuBois in the top of the third as they put nine runs across in the frame.
Hoyt had a two-run double in the inning, while Noah Barr also blasted an RBI double and Noah Farrell followed a few batters later with a triple.
On his second time up to bat in the inning, Dixon slammed a two-run homer over the left field fence to put an exclamation point on the inning, giving DuBois a 12-0 lead.
But the inning still wasn’t over from there as Hunter Allman, Mason Dinkfelt and Nathan Kougher had three consecutive singles to score Allman for the game’s final run. The inning ended after Kougher’s single with a groundout.
Brockway relief pitcher Tyler Burkett, who came on in relief in the third inning, then set down DuBois on three batters in the fourth. After a strikeout for the first out, Deeb singled and advanced to second and third on wild pitches.
It then looked like Deeb had a shot to score after a bouncer back to the pitcher resulted in the second out. Deeb broke for the plate, but was called out after not sliding at home plate to end the inning.
Hoyt’s 1-2-3 inning with all strikeouts in the bottom of the fourth ended the game via the 10-run rule.