The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


April 2, 2014

Roundup: WM, Wilmington, Mercer softball teams win


ä West Middlesex 11, Grove City 1 (5 inn.) —
At the Richard J. Kritz Softball Complex in West Middlesex, Jordyn Allen fired a complete-game 2-hitter with 8 strikeouts and no walks as the Ms. Reds (1-1) rebounded from a tough loss to Lakeview on Monday.

Offensively, Allen doubled and ripped 2 singles for WM, Abby McAdams and Aly Andrusky doubled and singled, Macy Siefert collected 4 singles and Hannah Havens, Megan Hazlett and Oivia Slater added 2 singles each.

Maddie Elberty suffered the loss for the Lady Eagles (1-3). She struck out 1 batter, issued no walks and gave up 18 hits. At the plate, Lauren Wentz doubled for Grove City.

ä Wilmington 13, Saegertown 1 (5 inn.) — At New Wilmington, the host Lady ’Hounds hammered 3 homers en route to the abbreviated rout.

Lexie Donati drilled a 3-run round-tripper — as did Courtney Cohen — and 2 singles, good for 5 RBI. Also, Chelsea Rogel ripped a 2-run homer and single and Alanna Elliott tripled.

Winning pitcher Kayleigh Shenker tossed a 3-hitter, walking 1 and whiffing 6.

Brooke Parker suffered Saegertown’s setback, while Felisha Offi clubbed 2 hits.

ä Corry 6, Hickory 4 — At Corry, the visiting Lady Hornets left 10 runners on base as they dropped their season-opener to the Lady Beavers.

Shannon Baker fanned 9, walked 4 and gave up 4 runs on 9 hits to earn the win for Corry. Offensively for the Lady Beavers, Jillian Williams and Shana Merkle both went 2-for-3.

Chelsea Marriott started for Hickory and pitched 3 innings in the loss. She had 1 strikeout, issued 2 walks and surrendered 4 runs on 7 hits. Bailey Haines closed it out and walked 1 and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits with no strikeouts. Madison Collier went 2-for-4 with a single, double and 2 runs scored for Hickory. Also, Sabrina Black singled and doubled and Mikhaila Layshock doubled.

ä Mercer 19, Slippery Rock 2 (3 inn.) — At Brandy Springs Park, Mercer, the host Lady M’s benefitted from a bevy of free passes.

Winning pitcher Melissa Shoemaker fanned 4, walked 1 and did not permit a hit. Emily and Kelsey Swartz, Aubrie Angermeier and Haylie Glass garnered hits for Mercer.

Corybon suffered the setback for Slippery Rock.

ä Union City 10, Kennedy Catholic 5 — At Hermitage, the Lady Bears’ Noelle Wienczkowski struck out 11 batters, walked 4 and only allowed 4 hits as UC beat KC in the season-opener fo the Lady Golden Eagles.

KC’s Emilee Taylor also had 11 strikeouts and issued 4 walks, but gave up 6 hits.

At the plate for Union City, Wienczkowski tripled and singled and Carla Williams had 2 singles.

For KC, Donique Marcello, Amanda Natale, Jessie Micco and Rachel Ritz all singled.

ä The Jamestown at Reynolds game was postponed due to poor field conditions. No makeup date was announced.


ä Grove City 5, Oil City 0 —
At Oil City, the Eagles of Coach Shawn Sowers rolled in the non-region clash. Grove City is 2-1 overall.

Singles: Chris Adams def. Randy Bearer, 6-3, 6-2; Evan Lowers def. Zach Shutty, 6-0, 6-0; Jacob Shilling def. Josh Davis, 6-2, 7-6 (2). Doubles: Andrew McCracken-Frankie Bassani def. Conner Eisermann-Austin Dailey, 6-1, 6-0; Tanner McKight-Steven Shi def. Jacob Kennelly-Jake Meals, 6-4, 6-2.

ä John F. Kennedy 4, Hickory 1 — At Hickory courts, the Ohioans prevailed and Hickory droped to 1-3 on the season. Michael Funera was the lone winner for the Hornets.

Singles: Tyler Cole (W) def. Ross Rosati, 6-0, 6-0; John Nader (W) def. John Smoltz, 6-2, 6-2; Funera def. John LaPalla, 6-4, 7-5. Doubles: Billy Phillips-Daniel LaPallas (W) def. Zack Walters-Alex Geagescu, 6-1, 7-5; Zach Shaaf-Ellie Cole (W) def. Jeremy King-Stephen Petrochko, 7-6 (2), 6-4.


ä Grove City 11, Gen. McLane 10 —
At Memorial Park, the Pat Forese-era in Eagles’ baseball gave way to Billy Herman. Forese, who founded the diamond program, retired after the 2013 season.

Dustin Maine made a winner of Grove City with a walkoff, 7th-inning single, Herman reported.

Grove City trailed 8-3 after 4 frames, but rallied in a game that included 4 lead changes, Herman noted.

Reliever Kyle Shingledecker, the last in a series of Grove City moundsmen, was credited with the win. Also for the Eagles (1-1), Jordan Anderson annexed 3 hits (2 doubles), Jarrett Sample stroked another 3, with 2 RBI, and Matt Gordon garnered 2 hits.

For Gen. McLane (0-1), reliever Correll suffered the setback. Comlos clubbed a double and home run for the losing Lancers, while Correll collected 3 hits.

ä Hickory 19, Rocky Grove 5 — At Rocky Grove, Coach Gary Hinkson’s Hornets improved to 3-0 with the win over the Orioles.

James Dorko started and went 4 innings for Hickory while Anthony Cannone pitched the final 3 frames. Dorko fanned 3, walked 1 and gave up 3 earned runs.

Contributing to Hickory’s offensive output: Brady Leunis, 2-for-5, 3 RBI; Tyler Cannon 3-for-5 with 3 RBI; Tommy Cannon, 3-for-4 (2 doubles), 2 RBI; Patrick Moldovan, 3-for-4, 2 RBI; Nate Mastrian, 2-for-3, and Anthony Cannone, 3-for-4 (double), 2 RBI.

For The Grove, Adam Kirwin clubbed a solo shot, Cale Updegrave garnered 2 doubles and a single, and Nate White whacked a two-bagger. Reliever White was tagged with the loss, yielding 5 runs on 7 hits.

ä Reynolds 5, Wilmington 4 — At Transfer, Trey Vigus’ walk-off single scored Adam Ballish with the game-winner for the host Raiders.

Reynolds trailed, but tallied twice in the 6th stanza off Wilmington reliever Nate Anthony, who worked an 1 1/3 innings and entered with a 1-run lead.

Raiders’ righty Jack Mahlon mustered 9 strikeouts in 5 frames at the outset, but permitted a handful of hits, walked 4 and hit 3 batters. Reynolds’ reliever Nick Fuchs was credited with the win. In 2 innings he allowed a hit, walked 2 and whiffed 2.

Also for Reynolds (1-1), Jacob Reimold ripped a solo shot and single.

Wilmington is 0-1.

ä Sharon 7, Kennedy Catholic 4 — At Johnny Pepe Field, the host Tigers triumphed.

Sharon scored 4 runs in the 4th frame.

Noah Nichols notched 3 hits (double) and 3 stolen bases for Sharon, while Joey Rahn ripped a single and double and Jeremy Marngoni garnered 2 more hits.

Jonathan Williams, Marangoni and Rahn took turns for the Tigers on the hill, combining for 6 strikeouts and yielding only a half-dozen hits. Sharon starter Williams was the winner.

Keying Kennedy Catholic was Danny Fill, who singled and doubled. Ammann, Paul Spondike and Branca all saw action on the mound, Ammann, the starter, was tagged with the loss, pitching 4 frames.

ä Commodore Perry 14, Sharpsville 8 — At South Py, the host Blue Devils (1-1) tied the game 8-all in the bottom of the 6th, but the Panthers plated 6 runs in the top of the 7th for the win.

Tyler Fattman earned the win for CP. He fanned 3 in 2 innings of relief. Matt Jones started and went 4 innings with 7 strikeouts, 3 walks and 2 hits. Matt Jones and Scott Simcoe had 2 singles each for CP, while Fattman doubled and singled.

Logan Eckles, Mitch Fyffe, Jonathan Parry and Adam Jones all pitched for Sharpsville with Jones taking the loss. They combined for 15 strikeouts and 7 hits. At the dish for the Devils, Fyffe had 2 singles and 2 RBI, Tanner Morris and Chris Enos ripped 2 singles each and Ricky Christoff doubled.

ä West Middlesex 7, Mercer 2 — At Veterans Memorial Field in Brandy Springs Park, Riley Atterholt fanned 13, walked 5 and only allowed 5 hits over 6 2/3 innings in leading coach Jerry Novosel’s Big Reds to a season-opening win.

Offensively for WM, Dylan Fair was 4-for-4 with a double, Christian Porterfield and Mark Colella was 3-for-4 and Aaron Webb went 2-for-4 with a double.

Nate Guiler was tagged with the loss for Mercer. He led them at the plate with a 2-for-4 performance with 1 run scored.


ä Wilmington 88, Mercer 61 —
In the County Seat, the visiting Greyhounds were led by multiple winners Masters (800, 1600), Cooper (200, 400), and Perrine (long, triple jumps).

Davis (high hurdles) and Haines (pole vault) won individually, and also were part of the winning sprint-relay for Mercer.

ä Lakeview 132, Reynolds 18 — At Lakeview, the hosts rolled to an easy victory, dominating in almost every event in the dual-meet opener.

Blake Reddick was a double winner in the 200 (23.8) and 400 (54.5), while Hunter Armstrong topped the shot (40-11) and discus (131-10), and Robbie Stringer toped the 300 hurdles and triple jump and lent a leg to the 4x4 relay. Tyler Gongloff was the lone winner for Reynolds, topping the pole vault.

ä West Middlesex 103, Sharpsville 43; West Middlesex 125, Kennedy Catholic 21 — At West Middlesex, Isaac Williams, Chandler Tyillian, Joey Trippy and Eric Lucich won 2 events each as the Big Reds rolled.

Williams won the 1600 and ran the anchor leg on the winning 3200 relay team, Tyillian captured the 400 and long jump, Trippy won the 200 and ran on the 1st-place 400 relay squad and Lucich copped the high jump and pole vault.

Tyler Confer won the 100, 800 and 1600 relay (opening leg) for Sharpsville and Phillips led KC with wins in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.


ä Wilmington, 97, Mercer 53 —
In the County Seat, the visiting Lady Hounds had a plethora of multiple-event winners, including Hannah Drake (long, triple jumps), Tessa Sikora (200, high jump) and Julie Falvo (shot, disc), as well as Rikki Brumbaugh (800, 1600).

Mercer’s Megan McKinney mustered wins in the high and intermediate hurdles and also anchored the Lady M’s winning sprint-relay quartet.

ä West Middlesex 95, Sharpsville 46; West Middlesex 119.5, Kennedy Catholic 19.5 — At West Middlesex, Alyson Pierce and Sarah Lucich were triple-event winners as the Ms. Reds earned 2 wins.

Pierce won the 200-meter dash (29.2) and ran on the winning 400 (57.3) and 1600 (4:32) relay teams. Lucich captured the shot put (26-8), discus (89-3) and javelin (114-2).

Madison Przicina led Sharpsville with wins in the 100 (13.6) and 800 (2:32.5). Thomas (100) and Moroco (400) earned wins for Kennedy Catholic.

ä Lakeview 108, Reynolds 32 — At Stoneboro, the host Lady Sailors coasted to the season-opening win.

Leading Lakeview (1-0) were Marissa Schell, Andrea McConnell and Hannah Jacob (legs on 2 winning relays), Marla Holland (200, sprint- and mile-relays), Taylor Reed (100, sprint-relay) and Tia Ray (high, intermediate hurdles).

Rachel Toy swept the shot and ’disc and Brooke Bresnan won the javelin for Reynolds.

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