The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


April 3, 2014

Roundup: Hickory, Mercer, Reynolds, WM baseball teams earn wins


ä Hickory 12, Sharpsville 10 —
At the McCullough Run Complex in South Pymatuning Twp., the visiting Hornets improved to 4-0 with the win.

Brady Leunis went 2-for-3 for Hickory with a double and 3 RBI, Tommy Cannon belted a 2-run homer, Noah Orndorff was 2-for-4, Nate Mastrian ripped an RBI-double, Ethan Davis was 2-for-4 with a double and a run driven in and Jake Andrzjewski doubled.

Tony Stigliano started for Hickory and pitched 4 innings. He fanned 2, walked 2 and gave up 4 earned runs on 6 hits. Tyler Cannon closed it out with 5 strikeouts, 5 walks, 1 hit and no earned runs.

Mitch Fyffe suffered the loss for Sharpsville, which used 7 pitchers. Offensively, Fyffe singled and doubled and Greg Popatak belted 2 home runs with 4 RBI.

ä Mercer 6, Sharon 5 — At Veterans Memorial Field at Brandy Springs Park in Mercer, Landon Glass fired a complete-game performance and Nate Guiler belted a 2-run homer as the Mustangs (1-1) edged the Tigers.

Glass struck out 8 batters, walked 1 and gave up 9 hits. Guiler was 2-for-3 with the home run and Nate Cameron was 3-for-3 (3 singles).

John Thiel, Thomas Wareham and Joey Rahn split time on the mound for Sharon, which was coming off a 7-4 win over Kennedy Catholic on Tuesday. The trio combined for 5 strikeouts, 5 walks and 9 hits.

Offensively for Sharon, Thiel ripped a pair of doubles and a single and Andrew Tomko and Matt Wallace both doubled and singled.

ä Reynolds 6, Commodore Perry 3 — At Transfer, Jacob Leipheimer fired a 6-hitter through 5 innings in leading the Raiders (2-1) to a Region 2-AA win over the Panthers.

Reynolds plated 5 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning and pushed across another run in the 4th frame in the win. CP scored a run in the 4th inning and 2 in the 6th.

Leipheimer struck out 2, walked 2 and gave up 2 runs (1 earned). Nick Fuchs closed it out with 1 strikeout, 2 walks and gave up 1 run on 1 hit.

Offensively for Reynolds, Leipheimer was 2-for-4 with a double, Jacob Reimold went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Joe Yarzab turned in a 3-for-3 plate performance with an RBI.

ä West Middlesex 12, Wilmington 4 — At West Middlesex, Mark Colella and Aaron Webb belted home runs and the Big Reds (2-0) tallied 17 hits in the win over the ’Hounds.

Colella hit a 2-run homer, Webb was 2-for-4 with a solo shot, Trey Staunch went 2-for-5, Chaz Burger and Mike Comninos both went 2-for-4, Phillip Fusco was 3-for-3 and Andrew Long notched a 3-for-4 plate appearance with a triple. Collela started and went 5êinnings with 10 strikeouts, 1 walk and gave up all 4 runs on 6 hits. Dylan Fair closed it out with 2 strikeouts and 1 walk.

Vince Pitzulo was tagged with the loss for Wilmington. At the dish, Nate Anthony went 4-for-4 with 3 doubles for the ’Hounds and Josh Fleeger was 2-for-3.


ä Brookfield 17, Lordstown 4 (5 inn.) — At Brookfield Twp. Park, the host Lady Warriors walloped Lordstown for 10 runs in the 5th frame to end it early.

Lauren Hawley hammered a grand-slam home run for Brookfield and added a double for 5 RBIs for Coach Ken Forsythe. Also, winning pitcher Alisha Quinlan helped herself by connecting for 2 doubles, and KenYana Ashley drove in 3. Destiny May, Kenzie Drapola, Hawley, Hayley Hogue, Ciara Rotunno and Lauren Pesa produced doubles, and Hogue, Rotunno and Pesa plated a pair apiece.

Quinlan KO’d 7 in firing a 5-hitter and did not issue a walk.

Lordstown pitcher H.Toporcer was tagged for 19 hits and walked 3, while Polansky and Hajnosz drilled doubles.

ä Sharpsville 9, Mercer 6 — At Brandy Springs Park in Mercer, Abby Piccirilli was 4-for-4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI as the Lady Blue Devils (2-0) beat the Lady M’s.

Also for Sharpsville, Eugena Davies doubled, tripled and drove in 2 runs, Brittany Fitzgerald had a pinch-hit RBI double in the 5th inning and Leah Larocca went 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored and an RBI.

Abby Ferlin went the distance for Sharpsville. She struck out 5 batters, issued 4 walks and gave up 9 hits.

Aubrie Angermeier suffered the loss for Mercer. She whiffed 4, walked 2 and gave up 13 hits in 5 innings. Emily Swartz led the Lady M’s at the plate with a home run.


ä Grove City 4, Sharon 1 —
At Grove City, the Eagles improved to 4-1 while the Tigers fell to 0-2. Chris Adams and Evan Lowers notched singles wins for GC while Luke Rueberger won at No. 3 singles for Sharon.

Singles: Adams (GC) def. Dylan Cerroni, 6-1, 6-1; Lowers (GC) def. Aaron Martwinski, 6-0, 6-0; Rueberger (S) def. Jacob Shilling, 6-7, 7-5, 7-5. Doubles: Andrew McCracken-Frankie Bassani (GC) def. Andy Rauch-Christian Sumner, 6-1, 6-0; Tanner McKnight-Steven Shi (GC) def. Eric Mastrianno-Joey Zajac, 6-3, 6-2.

ä Hickory 3, Greenville 2 — At Greenville, Ross Rosati, John Smaltz and Michael Funera swept the singles matches as the Hornets (2-3) handed the Trojans (2-1) their 1st loss of the season.

Singles: Rosati (H) def. Seth Jaussen, 6-3, 6-0; Smaltz (H) def. Mercer Martin, 6-1, 7-5; Funera (H) def. Trent McErlane, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Doubles: John Shapcuck-David Jefferies (G) def. Zack Walters-Alex Georgescu, 6-4, 6-4; Joey Safner-Jiang Wu (G) def. Stephen Petrochko-Jeremy King, 6-2, 6-3.


ä Hickory 80, Grove City 70 —
At Forker Field on Tuesday, the visiting Hornets harvested the season-opening win.

Hickory (1-0) was led by multiple-event winners Matt Voytik (100-, 200-meter dashes, sprint-relay anchor), Bobby Marzano (intermediate hurdles, sprint-relay leg), and Luke Lewis (shot, disc).

Ryan Budnik swept the 800-, 1600- and 3200-meter runs for host Grove City.


ä Hickory 106, Grove City 44 —
At Forker Field on Tuesday, the visiting Lady Hornets (1-0) were led by Madi Bell (high hurdles, 4x1 relay leg), Heather Grober (intermediate hurdles, 100-meter dash, mile-relay leg), Nikki Arbanas (200, sprint- and mile-relay anchor), Lexi Bible (distance-relay leg, open 1600-meter run), Haley Boyd (4x8 relay leg, open 800-meter run), and Lauren bell (sprint- and mile-relay legs).

Olivia Lowe (400), Mary Jaskowak (3200), McKenzie Fagan (high jump) and Hailey Hall (pole vault) were winners for Grove City.




3200 relay — Grove City (no names submitted), 8:53; 110 hurdles — Moretti (H), 16.6; 100 — Voytik (H), 11.4; 1600 — Budnik (GC), 4:56; 400 — Bishop (H), 55.9; 400 relay — Hickory (Lewis, Ezi-Ashi, Marzano, Voytik), 46.0; 300 hurdles — Marzano (H), 44.2; 800 — Budnik (GC), 2:06; 200 — Voytik (H), 23.7; 3200 — Budnik (GC), 10:39; 1600 relay — Grove City (no names submitted), 3:51.8; Shot put — Lewis (H), 59-3; Discus — Lewis (H), 152-2; Javelin — Marlowe (GC), 142-4; Long jump — Gagliardi (H) 18-6; Triple jump — Shimmin (H), 36-9; High jump — Fagan (GC), 5-2; Pole vault — Andrzejewski (H), 11-0.




3200 relay — Hickory (Garcia-Ramirez, Bible, Abraham, Boyd), 10:35; 100 hurdles — M.Bell (H), 16.8; 100 — Grober (H), 12.5; 1600 — Bible (H), 5:27.5; 400 — Lowe (GC), 1:06.4; 400 relay — Hickory (Russo, L.Bell, M.Bell, Arbanas), 53.1; 300 hurdles — Grober (H), 48.5; 800 — Boyd (H), 2:39; 200 — Arbanas (H), 27.6; 3200 — Jaskowak (GC), no time reported; 1600 relay — Hickory (Russo, Grober, L.Bell, Arbanas), 4:30.6; Shot put — Marchand (H), 40-4; Discus — Fustos (H), 112-8; Javelin — Wilterdink (H), 88-4è; Long jump — Gustas (H), 14-8; Triple jump — Malak (H), 31-6è; High jump — Fagan (GC), 5-1; Pole vault — Hall (GC), 10-6.

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