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April 10, 2013

High school spring sports action in full swing

MERCER COUNTY — BOYS TENNIS

ä Grove City 5, Rocky Grove 0 — The Eagles of coach Shawn Sowers moved to 2-0 in the region and 6-0 overall with the victory on Tuesday.

Singles: Matt Welker def. Trevor Irwin, 6-0, 6-0; Evan Lowers def. Henry Gent, 6-1, 6-1; Chris Adams def. Austen Barnett, 6-4, 6-2. Doubles: Dylan Motta-Ravi Patel def. Isaac Cora-Colton Miller, 6-2, 6-1; Kyle Yeakle-Frank Bassani def. Jace Junk-Damien Maxwell, 6-0, 6-1.

ä Grove City 5, Oil City 0 — At Oil City on Monday, the visiting Grovers garnered the road win.

No scores were reported, but Welker, Lowers, and Adams won singles matches, as did the doubles duos of Motta-Patel and Andrew McCracken-Frank Bassani.

SOFTBALL

ä Sharpsville 4, Reynolds 3 — At Sharpsville, Rachel Harenchar singled in the game-tying run in the 7th stanza, then scored the game-winner on a passed ball.

Maddie Shuttleworth won the pitchers’ duel, going the distance, allowing 10 hits and striking out 3. Reynolds’ Paige Baker scattered 7 hits and whiffed a dozen.

For Sharpsville (4-1), McKenzie Popatak singled and doubled and Megan Davis drilled 2 hits.

For Reynolds, Hailey Gearhart garnered 3 hits, Autumn Babcock banged a pair, and Sam Campbell clubbed a double.

ä Wilmington 6, Sharon 4 —At New Wilmington, right-hander Abby Sotter silenced Sharon’s sticks on a handful of hits. Sotter struck out 13 and walked 3 in a route-going performance.

With a 6-4 lead Sotter escaped a bases-loaded, no-out situation in the 7th after allowing a walk and pair of singles. She struck out back-to-back batters, then retired the side on a comebacker.

Also for Wilmington (1-0 Region 2-AA, 5-0 overall), Alanna Elliott ended with 3 hits, Megan Houyouse had 2 hits and 2 RBI, and Courtney Cohen clouted a 2-run double, as did Lexie Donati.

For Sharon (0-1, 3-2), losing hurler Gabby Gadola gave up 6 runs on 11 hits, whiffed 2 and hit a batter. Kayla Reardon ripped a 2-run triple for the Lady Tigers, too.

ä West Middlesex 7, Kennedy Catholic 5 — At West Middlesex, Jordyn Allen pitched a complete game, whiffing 6, walking 1 and allowed 8 hits. She helped herself by stroking 2 hits.

Also for West Middlesex (1-0 region, 4-2 overall), Aly Andrusky added a 2-run double and Sara McFarland mustered a single and double.

Keying KC (0-1, 1-2) were Anna Benson, Abby Ferlin and losing hurler Emilee Taylor, each of whom ripped a pair of hits, and Courtney Sargent, who scorched a single and triple. Taylor also went the route, permitting 8 hits and striking out 3 while not issuing a walk

Kennedy committed 5 miscues, Middlesex 3.

ä Lakeview 4, Mercer 1 — At Brandy Springs Park, Mercer, the visiting Lady Sailors coasted on the complete-game, 3-hit pitching of  Mahen, who mustered 9 strikeouts and walked only 2.

She threw 73 strikes out of 107 pitches, and aided her own cause by stroking a pair of hits, one of which was a home run.

Also leading Lakeview was McClelland, who muscled 2 hits, including a double.

For Mercer, losing moundsman M. Shoemaker allowed 5 hits and 4 runs (3 earned) in 4 frames. She whiffed 3 and walked 3. Cameron relieved, tossing 3 innings of 2-hit relief and striking out 6.

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