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Elk County Catholic’s Taylor Boland, shown here pitching during a game against Brockway earlier this season, threw a no-hitter in the Crusaders’ 3-1 win over Curwensville Monday.

ST. MARYS — Taylor Boland pitched a no-hitter as Elk County Catholic topped visiting Curwensville 3-1 Monday.

Boland went seven innings on the mound without allowing a hit, surrendering just the one unearned run on five walks while striking out seven.

The unearned run came in the top of the first as the Golden Tide took the early lead.

Jacob Mullins led off the top half with a walk, before Ralph Evans was able to reach on an error, as Mullins would later score on a fielder’s choice.

Elk County Catholic (5-5) tied things up in the bottom of the third when Dan Wimer led off by reaching on an error.

Wimer would later scored the game-tying run on a groundout by Tylor Herzing, as the game remained tied at one into the fifth inning.

Wimer got things started again in the fifth, as he reached on a two-base error with two outs, before scoring the eventual game-winning run on a single by Boland.

After Herzing drew a walk, Will Uberti delivered a single to score Boland for the final run of the game and give ECC the 3-1 victory.

Elk County Catholic is back in action Friday on the road against Brookville.

In other baseball action Monday:

DCC 4,

Punxsy 3, 8 innings

DuBOIS — DuBois Central Catholic got a walk-off single from Noah Bloom as it secured a 4-3 victory in eight innings over visiting Punxsutawney Monday.

Brandon Walker led off the home half of the eighth with a single to left and moved into scoring position by stealing second.

Bloom then drove Walker in for the game-winning run with a single to right field on his third hit of the game.

DuBois Central Catholic (8-2) scored the game’s first run in the bottom of the third when Waker hit a one-out double, Bloom was hit by a pitch and Justin Miknis walked to load the bases.

Garrett Prosper then reached on a fielder’s choice, as Miknis was forced out at second and Walker was able to come in and score the first run of the afternoon.

The Chucks tied things up with a run in the top of the fifth, but the Cardinals responded right away with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning.

With two outs, Miknis and Prosper drew back-to-back walks to keep the inning alive before Dom Toretti drove an RBI single to right field to put DCC back in front.

Punxsutawney took its first lead of the game with a pair of runs in the sixth, before the Cardinals responded once again with a run of their own in the home half to tie the game at three after six innings of play.

Peter Downer got the sixth started with a double, before Walker drew a two-out walk to keep the inning going and Bloom delivered an RBI single to left to tie the game.

The game remained tied into extra innings, before Bloom delivered another RBI hit in the eighth to give the Cardinals the win.

Downer picked up the win on the mound for DCC, pithing 2 2/3 hitless innings in relief, allowing a pair of walks and striking out two, as well as getting the Cardinals out of a bases loaded, one-out jam in the top of the sixth to keep it a one-run game.

DuBois Central Catholic returns to the diamond today as it hosts Curwensville at 4:30 p.m.

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