The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


April 28, 2013

Roundup: Brookfield softball edges Sharpsville, 5-4


ä Brookfield 5, Sharpsville 4 —
At Brookfield Twp. Park, the Lady Warriors (8-3) scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to post a thrilling win over the Blue Darlings.

Trailing 4-3 in their final at-bat, Ashleigh Vivo walked and was sacrificed to second base by Ciara Rotunno. Alisha Quinlan doubled home Vivo to tie it at 4-all and Kenyana Ashley singled home a pinch-runner from second for the game-winner.

Quinlan had the RBI double, Lyndsey Berecek ripped 2 doubles and drove in 3 runs and Destiny May was 2-for-4 with a triple.

Berecek earned the win on the mound. She struck out 7, walked 3 and only allowed 3 hits.

Maddie Shuttleworth was tagged with the loss for the Blue Darlings. She whiffed 2 batters, walked 4 and allowed 9 hits.

McKenzie Popatak belted a homer in her first at-bat. Sharpsville’s other 2 hits were singles.

ä Wilmington 15, Union 0 (3 inn.) — At New Wilmington, Abby Sotter and Kayleigh Shenker combined to pitch an abbreviated no-hitter as the Lady Hounds (10-2) rolled past the Scotties.

Sotter fanned 5 batters and walked 1 while Shenker had 1 strikeout.

Offensively for Wilmington, Alanna Elliott tripled and doubled, Cassidy Marett and Chelsea Rogel had 2 singles each, Aryn Boyer doubled and singled and Courtney Cohen had a 2-bagger.

No stats were submitted on Union.

ä Corry 7, Hickory 3 (7 inn.) — At Hermitage, the Lady Beavers took the lead in the 4th inning and closed out the victory against the Lady Hornets.

Madison Collier led the Hickory offense with a home run in the 6th inning. Danielle Collier and Hannah Gallagher doubled.

Chelsea Marriott and Lauren Kizak split time on the mound for Hickory. Marriott pitched 4 innings with 2 strikeouts, 1 walk and gave up 3 runs on 5 hits. Kizak tossed the final 3 frames with 1 walk and yielded 4 runs on 5 hits.

Shannon Baker pitched all 7 innings for Corry. She fanned 6, walked 6 and surrendered 3 runs on 6 hits.

At the plate for the Lady Beavers, Baker had 2 hits, including a homer, and 2 RBI, Hannah Kondrlik notched 3 hits (1 homer) and 3 RBI and Rikki Gillihan added 2 hits and drove in a run.


ä West Middlesex 17, Mercer 2 (5 inn.) —
At Veteran’s Field in Brandy Springs Park in Mercer, coach Jerry Novosel’s Big Reds pounded out 18 hits and rolled past the Mustangs.

Christian Porterfield led the way for WM by going 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and Jerrod Palmer and Trey Staunch were both 3-for-4. Also for the Big Reds, Mark Colella, Sage Pope and Brandon Dick were all 2-for-4 with a double.

Riley Atterholt picked up the mound win. He struck out 11 batters, walked 2 and only allowed 5 hits.

Logan Clarke singled and doubled for Mercer and Brayton Edwards belted a 2-run homer in the 1st inning. Danny Miller was the losing pitcher.


ä Grove City 5, Sharon 0 —
At Grove City, the Eagles improved to 13-1 with the sweep of the Tigers.

Matt Welker, Evan Lowers and Chris Adams swept singles play for GC while Frankie Bassani and Dylan Motta and Kyle Yeakle and Andrew McCracken teamed up to sweep the doubles matches.

Singles: Welker (GC) def. Dylan Cerroni, 6-0, 6-0; Lowers (GC) def. Brandon Bittler, 6-0, 6-0; Adams (GC) def. Steven Merchant, 6-1, 6-1. Doubles: Bassani-Motta (GC) def. Jack Evans-Ryan Wagner, 6-3, 6-3; Yeakle-McCracken (GC) def. Skylar Villegas-Ross Ballard, 6-2, 6-3.


Coach Ed Pikna’s West Middlesex boys team placed 4th on Friday at the Mars Invitational. They finished behind Seneca Valley, Gateway and Hampton.

Speedster Clay Allen led the way for WM. He won the 200-meter dash (22.27), placed 2nd in the 100 (11.04), ran the anchor leg on the 3rd-place 400 relay squad (44.16) and was 4th in the long jump (20-8 1/2).

Sebastian Grasso, Austin Mirizio and Luke Patten were the other members of the 400 relay team.

Patten captured 1st place in the pole vault (14 feet) and Trevor Harrison was 2nd in the discus (146-6).

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