DUBOIS — Junior Brandon Orsich (Clearfield) posted his third complete game victory and sophomore twins Zane and Thayne Morgan (Clearfield) drove in four runs as Penn State DuBois defeated Penn State Mont Alto 12-2 in the first game of an important Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference doubleheader at Showers Field Saturday.
Orsich pitched a seven-hitter with one strikeout and two walks, working just six innings because of the Mercy Rule.
Zane Morgan drove in three runs with a triple and a single and also scored twice, while Thayne Morgan added an RBI single.
Freshman Jake Sorbera (Clearfield) was one of seven pitchers who went to the mound in the 13-3 nightcap loss that was the Lions’ first in 11 PSUAC games. He gave up one run on a walk and two hits in a 2-/3-inning stint.
The split kept Penn State DuBois two games ahead of Penn State Mont Alto (8-3) in the PSUAC West Division race.
Earlier in the week, the Lions (20-8) had their 14-game win streak halted by Clarion, 5-4, after rising to No. 2 in the United States Coaches Athletic Association national rankings.
Orsich (6-0) leads the PSUAC and is tied for second in the USCAA in wins. His 2.06 earned run average ranks fourth in the conference and fifth in the nation.
The right-hander has pitched 35 innings in eight starts, allowing 35 hits, six walks and eight runs, all earned. He has 15 strikeouts.
The Morgans are the team’s top hitters, Thayne at .467 (28-for-60) that is third in the PSUAC and ninth in the USCAA, and Zane at .400 (22-for-55).
Thayne Morgan also leads in runs (21) and stolen bases (18), which are second in the conference and fourth in the nation. He has driven in 10 runs in 25 games.
Zane Morgan’s stats for 22 games show five doubles, one home run, 15 RBIs, 18 runs and seven stolen bases.
Sorbera has made 10 relief appearances with a 1-0 record and a 2.45 ERA for 18-1/3 innings. He has recorded seven strikeouts and surrendered 15 hits, eight walks and six runs, with five earned.
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MEN’S TRACK & FIELD
NEW WILMINGTON — Pitt-Johnstown sophomore Mason Royer (Clearfield) placed 16th in the 110-meter hurdles in 17.28 seconds and 36th in the 100 dash in 12.36 at the Westminster Invitational Saturday.
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WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD
FAIRFAX, Va. — St. Francis (Pa.) University senior Sarah Lash (Clearfield) threw the javelin 30.98 meters (101 feet, 8 inches) to place 21st in the Mason Spring Invitational hosted by George Mason Saturday.