BROCKWAY — For the second straight day, the scheduled game for the Brookville Raiders baseball team at Brockway was wiped out because of rain and wet field conditions on Tuesday.
The game was canceled this time, leaving the 9-6 Raiders with just their makeup doubleheader at Bradford — field conditions permitting — on Wednesday.
If the Raiders sweep the Owls, they’ll share the Large School Division title with either Punxsutawney or DuBois. The winner of the DuBois at Punxsutawney on Wednesday would share the title with the Raiders, regardless of the winner since the Raiders split their two games with both teams.
From there for the Raiders, it’s off to the playoffs where in Class 3A this year for the Raiders it’s just them and Kane, which came into the week with a 5-6 record.
Presuming the Wolves indeed go to the postseason, they’ll meet the Raiders next Wednesday at Showers Field in DuBois starting at a time to be announced.
The Raiders-Wolves winner then advances to the District 5-9 Sub-Regional Championship game May 29 in Punxsutawney. It’ll be either Bedford or Chestnut Ridge since those are the only Class 3A schools in D5.
The sub-regional champion secures a berth in the PIAA playoffs on June 3 against the WPIAL champion at a D5 or D9 site to be announced.
Going into their trip to Bradford, the Raiders hadn’t played since last Wednesday’s 4-1 loss at DuBois. It was their third straight loss since a seven-game winning streak. Friday, they had their trip to Karns City canceled.
Against the Beavers at Showers Field, the Raiders and Beavers were tied at 1-1 going into the bottom of the sixth inning before DuBois scored three runs.
Alex Pasternak’s sacrifice fly and Dayne Bauman’s two-run single scored the three runs for the Beavers.
The Raiders rallied in their last at-bat, but Bauman relieved Gauge Gulvas with two runners on base in the top of the seventh with one out after a Jace Miner double and struck out Aaron Park and got Cole LaBenne to ground out to end the game.
The Raiders’ lone run tied it at 1-1 in the top of the sixth when LaBenne was hit by a pitch and came around to score on Brady Caylor’s two-out single.
Both Caylor and Miner each had two hits, both of Miner’s going for doubles.
Park took the loss for the Raiders, giving up four hits and walking three in 5 2/3 innings.