CLAYSBURG — Somerset’s Avery Heiple was one of only a few pitchers that enjoyed success against Claysburg’s lineup during last summer’s legion season.

The Post 522 Bulldogs turned the page on Heiple yesterday, putting together a strong performance in a 15-0 victory in four innings.

Claysburg stayed unbeaten with its sixth win of 2019. The Bulldogs built a 13-0 lead and chased Heiple from the mound in the second inning, which came just over a calendar year after the Somerset ace threw a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts against them.

Claysburg starter Kyle Glass worked around two singles for the visitors in the top of the first inning and the Bulldog offense went to work.

Paxton Kling led off and was the first of three hit batsmen for Heiple. He reached second base on a wild pitch before Glass singled him in for the first run.

A pair of Somerset errors led to courtesy runner Jacob Eberlin scoring to make it 2-0. Caleb Gampe singled, then he and Lleyton Kling worked a perfect double steal. Heiple threw over to get Gampe in a potential rundown. But Gampe was easily safe while Kling scooted home after Somerset threw to second base.

Two batters later, Dylan Focht’s infield single drove in Gampe for a four-run advantage.

In the bottom of the second, the Bulldogs scored nine times and sent 15 batters to the plate. They had five runs pushed across in the inning when Paxton Kling drilled a pitch from Heiple high and deep to left field which resulted in a three-run triple for the Central product.

The Bulldogs finished things in the bottom of the fourth with the two runs they needed to win by the mercy rule. Hunter Klotz led off with a single and got to second on an error, and Gampe walked. After an out, Eberlin’s ground ball scored Klotz, and an infield error on a grounder from Casey Walters allowed Eberlin to slide across home plate for the 15-0 victory.

Glass led Claysburg with three hits and pitched two innings, striking out four and walking none.

“That was the first time (this year) that we’ve had our nucleus together,” said Claysburg coach Dave Aungst. “Last year, Heiple got the best of us up there. We came out early, put the bat on the ball and made some things happen.

“And we got some really good pitching. It was a good effort and a good preparation for tomorrow.”

Claysburg will visit Bedford tonight in the first meeting between the local teams during the regular season. Both squads are undefeated.

CLAYSBURG 15, SOMERSET 0 (4 innings)

Somerset AB R H RBI

Reese Kennell ss 2 0 0 0

Bryce Mulhollen 2b 2 0 0 0

Cole Maranowski 3b 2 0 1 0

Avery Heiple p-cf 2 0 1 0

Brody Close c 2 0 0 0

Nash Frazier rf 1 0 0 0

Kaulten Kreger 1b 2 0 0 0

Dakota Kennell cf-p 1 0 0 0

Dan Yoder lf 1 0 0 0

Totals 15 0 2 0

Claysburg AB R H RBI

Paxton Kling lf 1 3 1 3

Kyle Glass p 3 0 3 2

Hunter Klotz c 3 1 1 1

Caleb Gampe ss 1 2 1 0

Hunter Emerick dh 2 1 1 1

Conner Oakes 2b 2 0 0 0

Dylan Focht 1b 1 1 1 1

Casey Walters cf 3 1 1 0

Corey Chamberlain 3b-1b 3 0 0 0

Tanner Hunt rf 0 2 0 0

Jordan Berkstresser p 1 0 0 0

Jacob Eberlin 3b-p 1 3 0 1

Lleyton Kling ph 1 1 0 0

Totals 22 15 9 9

Somerset 000 0 — 0

Claysburg 490 2 — 15

E — Somerset 4, Claysburg 1. 3B — P. Kling. SB — Gampe, L. Kling.

Somerset IP H R ER BB K

Heiple, L 1.2 7 13 11 5 4

D. Kennell 2.1 2 2 1 4 3

Claysburg IP H R ER BB K

Glass, W 2 2 0 0 0 4

Berkstresser 1.2 0 0 0 1 1

Eberlin 0.1 0 0 0 0 0

HBP — P. Kling (by Heiple); Hunt (by Heiple); Gampe (by Heiple).

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