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Pettisville Drops Antwerp 4-1 In Sectional Semifinal




Clay Norris snags a grounder and throws for an out in Pettisville's 11- 1 victory over Holgate, Friday, May 9. The Birds advanced to the Div. IV sectional final with a 4-1 first-round victory over Antwerp, Saturday, May 10. PHS plays Ayersville for the sectional title, Friday, May 16, 5 p.m. at Ayersville.- photo by Scott Schultz

Clay Norris snags a grounder and throws for an out in Pettisville’s 11- 1 victory over Holgate, Friday, May 9. The Birds advanced to the Div. IV sectional final with a 4-1 first-round victory over Antwerp, Saturday, May 10. PHS plays Ayersville for the sectional title, Friday, May 16, 5 p.m. at Ayersville.- photo by Scott Schultz

Quinn Nofziger pitched Pettisville (8-9) into a meeting with Ayersville in a Division IV sectional final as the Birds picked up a 4-1 sectional semifinal win over Antwerp, Saturday, May 10 at Ayersville.

Nofziger pitched a complete game and belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning to pace the Birds. He gave up one run on three hits and struck out seven.

Logan Frey led PHS with a single and double. Harris King hit a double, and Jordan Klopfenstein added two singles.

Pettisville plays the secondseeded Pilots for the sectional championship, Friday, May 16, 5 p.m. at Ayersville.

Top-seeded Patrick Henry plays Holgate in Friday’s other sectional final at Ayersville.

PHS 11, Holgate 1

Pettisville pounded out nine hits, Friday, May 9 to pick up its seventh win of the season over visiting Holgate. Jordan Klopfenstein picked up the win, giving up one run on two hits, striking out three, and walking two.

A host of Birds picked up hits. Nofziger, Josh Bruner and Aaron Rupp all went 2/3, with Nofziger banging out a double and a run batted in.

Bruner added 3 RBIs and Rupp, 2. Klopfenstein and Clay Norris went 1/2, with Klopfenstein hitting a double and Norris adding 2 RBIs.

Edon 1, PHS 0

The host Blue Bombers shut out the Blackbirds 1-0, Thursday, May 8.

The Birds (5-1 BBC) mustered only hits and gave up one run in the bottom of the seventh.

Logan Frey recorded the loss. Going 6 2/3 innings, Frey gave up one run on six hits and walked two.

John Kesler recorded the win. Pitching a complete game, he gave up two hits, struck out 11, and walked one.

Bruner and Nofziger went 1/3 at the plate, with Nofziger hitting a triple.

PHS 5, Hicksville 2

Traveling to Hicksville, Monday, May 5, the Birds picked up a 5-2 victory.

Nofziger went the distance, giving up two runs on four hits, striking out 11, and walking one.

Klopfenstein, Bruner, Harris King, and Aaron Rupp all went 1/3, with Bruner and Klopfenstein each recording an RBI.

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