MARIENVILLE — Shaking off a loss to North Clarion from Monday, the Redbank Valley Bulldogs baseball team made short work of Forest Area Tuesday afternoon.
The Bulldogs scored 11 runs in the top of the first inning and added five more runs in the second in a 16-0 win in three innings via the 15-Run Rule.
Banging out 10 hits and taking advantage of six walks and four Forest errors, the Bulldogs put on their rout at the plate as Bryson Bain and Jimmy Gundlach combined to throw a three-inning no-hitter, striking out six and walking two, giving up an unearned run in the bottom of the first inning.
At the plate for the Bulldogs, Blaney Brooks went 3-for-3 with a double, triple and two runs batted in. Kobe Bonanno was 2-for-3 with a double, triple and three RBIs. Hunter Buzzard and Hudson Martz hit doubles and Ethan Wadding added a triple.
The 3-1 Bulldogs were scheduled to visit A-C Valley Wednesday. Next week, it’s a three-game schedule with home games against Keystone Monday, Moniteau Wednesday and Brockway Thursday.
In other games:
MONDAY, April 8
Forest Area 0
At Rimersburg, the Knights improved to 2-2 with a three-inning rout of visiting Forest Area. The Knights scored three runs in the first, eight in the second and four in the bottom of the fourth with two outs when the game was stopped via the 15-Run Rule.
The Knights banged out seven hits and took advantage of six walks. Reice Saylor and Luke Salvo each had two hits, scored two runs and batted in three runs. Clayton Marsh, Carter Terwint and Doug Huffman singled.
On the mound, Saylor tossed a one-hitter with six strikeouts and no walks.
The Knights were scheduled to host Karns City Wednesday before visiting Moniteau at Butler’s Kelly Automotive Park Friday. Next week, the Knights hosts A-C Valley Monday and Moniteau Tuesday.
North Clarion 9,
Redbank Valley 3
At Frills Corners, the Bulldogs suffered their first loss of the year against the Wolves.
Leading 4-2 going into the bottom of the fifth, the Wolves put the game away with five runs. Tyler Wolbert and Josh Daum singled in runs and three other runs scored on errors.
Wolves pitchers Devon Walters and Logan Minich combined on a five-hitter. Walters gave up all five in five innings, striking out four and walking one. Minich threw two hitless innings, walking four and striking out two.
For the Bulldogs, all five hits were singles from Nick Smith, Blaney Brooks, Hudson Martz, Bryson Bain and Jimmy Gundlach.
Gundlach singled in Martz in the second inning. Ethan Wadding reached on an error in the fifth and scored on Hunter Buzard’s double-play groundout. In the seventh, Wadding reached on a walk and came around to score on a bases-loaded walk to Martz.
Martz, Kobe Bonanno and Blaney Brooks pitched for the Bulldogs. Martz took the loss, going the first four and giving up five runs and three walks while striking out three. Bonanno walked three and gave up a hit and four runs, three earned, in 1/3 of an inning and Brooks allowed a hit and an unearned run in 1 2/3 innings while striking out one.
FRIDAY, Apri 5
Bulldogs, Clarion ppd.
Redbank Valley’s scheduled game at home against Clarion was postponed to May 9.
THURSDAY, April 4
Redbank Valley 19,
At Redbank Valley Municipal Park, the host Bulldogs basically walked their way to a 15-Run Rule rout of the visiting Knights.
Three Union pitchers — Reice Saylor, Luke Bowser and Aiden Troup — combined to walk 15 Bulldogs and two Knights errors led to 10 unearned runs.
The Bulldogs scored seven runs in the first inning, 10 in the second and two in the bottom of the third to end the game.
Logan Wadding went 3-for-3 with three runs scored three RBIs and two doubles. Nick Smith singled twice and Jimmy Gundlach doubled. Nine different Bulldogs walked. Blaney Brooks walked four times and scored three runs.
Pitchers Bryson Bain and Richie Leasure combined for the win on the mound. Bain allowed four hits in 2 2/3 innings, striking out four and walking four.
For Union, Mitchell Marsh doubled while Karter Vogle, Luke Salvo and Luke Bowser singled.
Saylor took the loss, giving up seven first-inning runs while walking four and giving up five hits with two strikeouts. Bowser allowed four hits in 2/3 of an inning, but all 10 of his charged runs were unearned with four walks and two strikeouts. Troup walked seven in one inning, giving up two runs while striking out one.