Ridgway baseball edges DuBois Central Catholic, 4-3

Ridgway baseball won its second game this week with a 4-3 victory over DuBois Central Catholic Thursday at Sandy Beach Recreational Park. Ridgway (2-2) scored once in the second inning on a double from D.J. Skraba and an RBI single by Alex Dickant. In the third, Ridgway added two more to take a 3-0 lead on three straight singles from Jesse Reynolds, Josh Mitchell and Kevin Kilhoffer.The Cardinals came back to make it 3-2 with single runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Ridgway scored its fourth run on a single by Reynolds and a double by Skraba. Mitchell earned the save in relief of Kilhoffer as DuBois had the tying run on third and the go-ahead run on first. Mitchell went 1 1-3 innings and allowed no runs and no hits while walking one and striking out two. Kilhoffer earned the win with 5 2-3 innings pitched. He allowed three runs on eight hits. He walked four and struck out four. Cody Gulvas picked up the loss for DCC, going five innings. He allowed four runs on eight hits, walked none and struck out five. Allen Allenader pitched a scoreless inning, allowing one hit and striking out a batter. Reynolds had two singles, Skraba had a double and triple. Lou Stilwell had two singles. "We are winning with pitching and defense so far because our bats have been very sporadic," Ridgway coach Mark Morelli said. "Kevin deserved better run support but fortunately Josh Mitchell preserved a well-deserved win for Kevin. There was one harmless error and a stellar pitching performance." Morelli said the offense will have to put the ball in better position against Elk County Catholic today. "We have ECC on Friday and we need to put the ball in play as a team than we did Thursday especially when we have a chance to score."Individual statistics:DCC AB R H Allen Allender 3 0 1Mike Walker 4 0 3Ben Miknis 4 0 0Cody Gulvas 4 0 0 Pat Sayers 4 2 2Steve Sette 2 0 0 Jim Pyme 0 0 0Greg Randolph 2 0 0 Ron States 1 0 0 Joe Johnson 2 0 0 Krajewski 1 0 0 Dan Goldbach 2 1 2Totals 29 3 82B: Walker. Ridgway AB R H Ben Jaques 4 0 0Jesse Reynolds 3 2 2Josh Mitchell 3 1 1Kevin Kilhoffer 3 0 1D.J. Skraba 3 1 2Alex Dickant 3 0 1Jesse Gardner 3 0 0Slade Horner 3 0 0Lou Stilwell 3 0 2Aaron Sorge 0 0 0Ricky Jay Javier 0 0 0Totals 28 4 92B: Skraba. 3B: Skraba. R DCC 000 111 0 - 3Ridgway 012 010 x - 4DCC IP H R BB KGulvas 5 8 4 0 5Allenader 1 1 0 0 1Ridgway IP H R BB KKilhoffer 5.2 8 3 4 4Mitchell 1.1 0 0 1 2