The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


April 5, 2013

Roundup: Brookfield, Mercer, Sharon, Wilmington softball teams win


ä Mercer 6, West Middlesex 5 —
At Veterans Field at Brandy Springs Park, Mercer, a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 7th inning gave the Lady M’s (2-0) the win.

Ali Cameron earned the win. She struck out 5, issued 1 walk and gave up 3 hits in pitching the final 4 innings.

Jess Province singled and doubled for Mercer and Heather Woods ripped 2 singles and a double.

Jordyn Allen suffered the loss for WM. She went the distance with 8 strikeouts, 6 walks and gave up 5 hits.

Offensively for the Ms. Reds, Taylor Gilliland belted a solo home run and doubled, Brooke Parcetich had 3 singles and Molly Stitt tripled.

ä Wilmington 13, Kennedy Catholic 3 (5 inn.) — At New Wilmington, Abby Sotter fanned 8, walked 1 and scattered 6 hits in a complete-game performance in lifting the Lady Hounds to a win in their season-opener.

Cassidy Marett ripped 3 singles for Wilmington and Alanna Elliott and Ashley Houk had 2 singles each.

Emily Taylor went the distance for KC. She whiffed 4, walked 3 and surrendered 12 hits.

Donique Marcella doubled and singled for KC.

ä Franklin 2, Reynolds 1 (8 inn.) — At Transfer, the Paige Baker fanned 17, issued no walks and only allowed 2 hits, but the Lady Knights were able to manufacture runs in the 5th and 8th innings to earn the win.

Alaura Straka had 2 singles and Samantha Campbell doubled for Reynolds (0-1).

Franklin’s Izzy Romanowski gave up 6 hits to earn the win. Julia Peiffer and Christine Rice doubled.

ä Sharon 19, Slippery Rock 4 (3 inn.) — At Wengler Field in Sharon, the Lady Tigers opened the season with a rout of the Lady Rockets.

Gabby Gadola pitched the 3 innings for Sharon. She fanned 1, walked 1 and gave up 4 hits.

Aubriana Dellibovi had 2 doubles and 5 RBI for the Lady Tigers, Kristina Jacoway ripped a 2-run double, Kelsey McGranahan singled, doubled and drove in 2 runs and Amelia Crawford added 2 singles.

Morgan Longdon went the distance for SR. She had 1 strikeout, 13 walks and gave up 9 hits. Jordan McCauley belted a 2-run homer for the Lady Rockets.

ä Brookfield 4, Grand Valley 1 — At Brookfield Twp. Park, Lindsey Berecek fired a complete-game 2-hitter with 10 strikeouts and no walks as the Lady Warriors opened the season with a win.

At the plate for Brookfield, Haley Hogue had 2 singles and 2 RBI and Ashley Vivo ripped a pair of singles.


ä Grove City 9, Mercer 0 —
At Memorial Park, Grove City, a quartet of Eagles’ pitchers permitted just 1 hit in the combined shutout.

Jesse Hodge started and worked 3 hitless innings, walking 2 and fanning 4 for the win. Jordan Anderson added 2 perfect innings of relief, and Brandon and Ryan Grace each tossed an inning.

Thorn suffered the mound setback.

Anderson annexed a 4-for-4 plate performance that included 2 RBI, and Ben Lucas lent 3 hits for Grove City (2-1). Also, Matt Gordon drilled a double.

ä Sharpsville 12, Lakeview 7 — At South Py, the host Blue Devils dented the scoreboard for 7 runs in the 2nd stanza en route to the win.

Ross Llewellyn led Sharpsville (1-1) with 3 hits, 3 runs scored and a pair of stolen bases. Also, Jalen Mockabee and Tanner Morris each drove in 3 runs and Greg Popatak a pair. Mockabee had a hit and sac fly and Morris nad Popatak drilled doubles. Also, Tyler Wansack whacked 2 hits.

Winning pitcher Jake Bulick went 3ê innings, yielding 1 hit, fanning 5 and walking 4.

Slater suffered the Sailors’ mound setback, while Snyder stroked a double.

ä Wilmington 2, Reynolds 1 — At Transfer, Travis Brumbaugh pitched and battled the Hounds (1-1) to the win over the Raiders (0-1).

Brumbaugh fanned 11 and gave up the 1 run on 4 hits (all singles) in 6 innings on the mound. At the plate, he doubled and scored both runs for Wilmington.

Jack Mahlon took the loss for Reynolds. He struck out 6, walked 2 and gave up the 2 runs on 4 hits in going the distance.

Offensively, Paul Torok had 1 hit, 2 stolen bases and scored the lone run for the Raiders and Kellen Gursky had an RBI single.


ä Grove City 5, Oil City 0 —
At Grove City Thursday, the Eagles (3-0) swept the Oilers.

Singles: Matt Welker (GC) def. Randyll Bearer, 6-0, 6-0; Evan Lowers (GC) def. Louden Buchanan, 6-0, 6-1; Chris Adams (GC) def. David Crawford, 6-0, 6-0. Doubles: Dylan Motta-Frankie Bassani (GC) def. James McCauley-Zach Shutty, 6-0, 6-0; Kyle Yeakle-Andrew McCracken (GC) def. Ian McLaughlin-Austin Dailey, 6-0, 6-0.

ä Grove City 4, Greenville 1 — At Grove City Wednesday, the Eagles rolled in the region opener.

Singles: Welker (GC) def. Chad Ferguson, 6-4, 6-4; Lowers (GC) def. Seth Jaussen, 6-4, 6-4; Joey Safner (G) def. Adams, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1. Doubles: Motta-Bassani (GC) def. David Jeffries-Trent McErlane, 6-2, 6-3; Yeakle-McCracken (GC) def. Jing Wu-Jonathan Stapchuck, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.


ä Wilmington 117, Farrell 28 —
At New Wilmington, the host Greyhounds were led by Slavi Pontius (high hurdles, high jump), Jarod Thomas (800-, 1600-meter runs), Brandon Slicker (200-, 400-meter dashes), Jon Yohman (shot put, discus), and David Perrine (long, triple jumps).

Yohman put the shot 59 feet, 9 inches.

ä West Middlesex 115, Reynolds 35 — At West Middlesex, the host Big Reds rolled to their 2nd win in 3 days.

For Coach Ed Pikna, Clay Allen (100-, 200, long jump, sprint-relay anchor), Austin Mirizio (high, intermediate hurdles), and Luke Patten (400-meter run, pole vault), as well as Trevor Harrison (shot put, discus) set the pace.

Levi Stoyer (800-meter run, distance-relay leg) led the visiting Raiders.

ä Hickory 83, Grove City 66 — At Hornet Stadium, host Hickory hurdled Grove City’s prolific Dan Jaskowak en route to the season-opening win.

Jaskowak swept the 400-, 800- and 1600-meter runs and lent a leg to the Eagles’ victorious 4x4 relay team.

For Hickory, DeShawn Coleman (100-, 200, sprint-relay anchor), Luke Lewis (shot, disc) and Matt Marzano (long, triple jumps) led the way. Lewis put the shot 58-3è.

Also for Grove City, Kyle Trinch swept the high and intermediate hurdles.

ä Lakeview 105, Mercer 45 — At The County Seat, the visiting Sailors coasted to the win, led by versatile Zach VanDusen (long, triple jumpers, 100-meter dash) and sprinter Blake Reddick (200, 400), as well as thrower Joseph Armstrong (shot, disc) and distance ace Workman (3200-meter run, distance-relay leg).

For Mercer, Kevin Reno recorded a double-double in the 800- and 1600-meter runs.


ä Wilmington 122, Farrell 18 —
At New Wilmington, the host Greyhounds garnered multiple wins from Tessa Sikora (triple, high jumps, 200), Hannah Drake (long jump, distance- and mile-relay legs), Rikki Brumbaugh (3200-meter run, 4x8 and 4x4 relays), and Julie Falvo (shot, disc), as well as Kate Robb (1600, distance-relay leg).

ä West Middlesex 121, Reynolds 29 — At West Middlesex, Kristen White broke a 21-year old school record in the 1600-meter run to pace the Ms. Reds (2-0).

White clocked in at 5:27.7 to shatter the 1992 mark held by Beth Sanderbeck (5:33). White also won the 800 and 3200.

Also for WM, Kelsey Murray swept the hurdles and ran on the winning 1600 relay team, and Aerial Pratt swept all 3 jumps and was part of the foursome that captured the 400 relay.

Rose Stoyer was a double-event winner for Reynolds, finishing 1st in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.

ä Hickory 75, Grove City 75 — At Hornet Stadium, the teams ended deadlocked.

Courtney Corban (100-, 200-meter dashes), Lauren Decker (400-, 800-meter runs, distance-relay leg), Mary Jaskowak (1600-, 3200-meter runs, 4x8 relay), and Mckenzie Fagan (triple, high jumps) led the visiting Lady Eagles.

For Hickory, Sophia Fustos put the shot 41-1è, while Madison Bell (high hurdles, sprint-relay leg) and Morgan Pellis (long jump, 4x1 relay leg) led the host Lady Hornets.

ä Lakeview 92, Mercer 68 — At Mercer, the visiting Lady Sailors secured the win, led by Marla Holland (100, 200), jumper Courtney King (high, triple).

For Mercer, Jenny Berger swept the high and intermediate hurdles and lent a leg to the Lady M’s winning sprint- and mile-relay foursomes. Also, Bowersox bested the field in both the 1600- and 3200-meter runs.


ä Farrell 3, Ft. LeBoeuf 2 —
At E.J. McCluskey Gymnasium in Farrell, the Steelers rallied from a 2-game deficit to beat the Bison, 23-25, 25-27, 25-13, 25-20, 15-12.

“It was a big win for the team,” said head coach Dan Dragicevic. “It was our home-opener and it was just a great team effort. They came together as a team. I couldn’t ask for anything else from them the last three games. They battled for every point.”

Farrell: Austin Pickens 17 kills; Ike Jones 7 kills; Anthony Pegues 15 assists; Tyrone Archie 15 kills; Trevor Austin 9 kills, Jacoby Green 7 digs; Leon Lewis 7 blocks; Diallo Lewis 5 aces; Jalen Scott 20 assists.

JV: Farrell, 23-25, 25-20, 16-14.

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