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May 17, 2014

Roundup: Mercer, GC baseball teams pick up wins

- — BASEBALL

ä Mercer 4, Lakeview 2 —
At Veterans Field in Brandy Springs Park, Mercer, the Landon Glass fired a complete-game 5-hitter with 7 strikeouts and 1 walk as the Mustangs (5-10) captured the backyard brawl on Senior Recognition Day.

Nate Guiler was 3-for-3 at the plate for Mercer, Zane O’Brien and Brayton Edwards both ripped doubled and Logan Clarke, Ryan Thorn, Dylan Angermeier and John Hazelet all had singles.

For Lakeview, Zach Bigley belted a solo home run in the 1st inning and Logan Snyder registered a double.

Clayton Miller and Bigley split time on the mound for the Sailors. They combined for 3 strikeouts, 2 walks and gave up 9 hits.

ä Grove City 6, Franklin 3 — At Franklin, Zack Reddick pitched 4ì innings to earn the win for the Eagles and Jesse Hodge closed it out as Grove City topped the Knights.

Reddick gave up the 3 runs while Hodge finished the game in a relief appearance and pitched scoreless baseball.

Offensively for Grove City, Hodge helped his cause at the plate by ripping a 2-run single, Jared Sample had an RBI single, Kyle Shingledecker had a hit, Doug Horner drove in a run and Reddick tallied an RBI double.

Yasenko, Desko and Guth all split mound duties for Franklin. Desko was tagged with the loss.

At the dish for Franklin, Desko belted a home run and a 2-run double and Madden added a pair of hits.

SOFTBALL

ä Hickory 10, Slippery Rock 0 (4 inn.) —
At Hermitage, Sabrina Black went the distance and only allowed 3 singles as the Lady Hornets beat SR.

Black had 4 strikeouts and didn’t issue any walks.

Morgan Longdon suffered the loss for the Lady Rockets. She fanned 2, walked 5 batters and yielded 5 runs on 3 hits.

Offensively for Hickory, Alyssa Kostka collected 2 hits and 3 RBI, Chelsea Marriott registered a pair of hits and drove in 2 runs and Madison Collier had the other hit.

ä Mercer 5, Wilmington 0 — On Senior Recognition Day at Brandy Springs Park in Mercer, Ali Cameron fired a complete-game 6-hitter with 8 strikeouts and 1 walk as the Lady M’s (9-6) stunned the Hounds (13-3).

Offensively for Mercer, Cameron went a perfect 4-for-4, Melissa Shoemaker was 3-for-4, Haylie Glass went 2-for-4 and senior Emily Swartz doubled. Swartz and Taylor Ferguson (out with injury) are Mercer’s seniors.

Kayleigh Shenker went the distance for Wilmington. She whiffed 3 batters, issued no walks and gave up 13 hits. Chelsea Rogel led the Hounds at the plate with a pair of singles.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

ä McDowell 3, Farrell 0 —
At McDowell High in Erie on Thursday, coach Dan Dragicevic’s Farrell Steelers (5-8) closed out the regular season with a 25-16, 25-17-25-20 loss to the Trojans.

Farrell stats: Tyrone Archie 6 kills; Austin Pickens 7 kills; Anthony Pegues Jr. 24 assists.

Farrell has qualified for the District 10 playoffs, according to Dragicevic. The matches will take place at Meadville Area Senior High School’s “House of Thrills.”

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