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April 3, 2013

WM track teams open season with sweep of Sharpsville

---- — GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

ä West Middlesex 124, Sharpsville 22 —
At West Middlesex, Alyson Pierce and Kelsey Murray won 3 events each in leading the Ms. Reds to a season-opening win over Sharpsville.

Pierce and Murray both ran on the winning 1600-meter relay team (2:35.6) while Pierce also won the 800 and was on the 1st-place 3200 relay squad and Murray swept the hurdles.

Roberta Pegg led Sharpsville with wins in the 100 (15.3) and long jump (14-9 3/4).

Sharpsville also ran against Kennedy Catholic and Farrell. Results were not reported to The Herald.

BOYS TRACK & FIELD

ä West Middlesex 136, Sharpsville 11 —
At West Middlesex, Austin Mirizio, Jeremy Jancso and Clay Allen were triple-event winners for the Big Reds.

Mirizio and Allen were part of the 4-some that won the 400 relay (45.4). Mirizio swept the hurdles and Allen took 1st in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Jancso swept the jumps.

Sharpsville’s lone win came in the 1600-meter relay.

BASEBALL

ä Grove City 6, Hickory 0 —
At Memorial Park, Grove City, a quartet of Eagles’ hurlers handcuffed Hickory on just 2 hits.

Starter Matt Gordon garnered 2 perfect innings at the outset, but reliever Ryan Grace got the win with 2 innings of work, whiffing 1 and walking 1. Jesse Hodge and Ben Lucas followed Grace.

Jared Sample singled twice and Jordan Anderson added a 2-run single for Grove City (1-1), which snapped a scoreless stalemate by tallying twice in the 4th frame.

For Hickory, Anthony Cannone cracked a double in the defeat.

BOYS TENNIS

ä Grove City 5, Meadville 0 —
At Grove City, the host Eagles opened the season with a sweep of the Bulldogs.

Singles: Matt Welker (GC) def. Mike Bogardis, 6-0, 6-0; Evan Lowers (GC) def. Sam Mehan, 6-2, 6-0; Chris Adams (GC) def. Bryce Cozzins, 6-1, 6-0. Doubles: Dylan Motta-Frank Bassani (GC) def. Geo Yuen-Jon Schupp, 6-1, 6-2; Kyle Yeakle-Lee Wishing (GC) def. Morgan Leung-Ray Bullis, 6-0, 6-2.

SOFTBALL

ä Mercer 16, Slippery Rock 5 (5 inn.) —
At Slippery Rock, Analise Whenry singled, doubled and tripled as coach Jack Trott’s Lady M’s opened the season with a win over the Lady Rockets.

Melissa Shoemaker was the winning pitcher. She fanned 3, walked 3 and gave up 7 hits in 4 innings of mound duty. Ali Cameron pitched the 5th frame. She struck out 2, issued 2 walks and gave up no hits.

M. Langdon went the distance for Slippery Rock. She whiffed 1 batter, only gave up 4 hits, but she walked 11.

Jordan McCauley belted a home run for SR, Marie Bosch singled and doubled and Cassie Vogan had 2 singles.

ä West Middlesex 13, Grove City 3 (5 inn.) — At Memorial Park, Grove City, Jordyn Allen pitched and batted the visiting Ms. Reds to victory.

Allen annexed 6 strikeouts in 5 frames, walking 4 and scattering a half-dozen hits. She helped herself by singling, doubling and scoring 3 runs.

Also for Middlesex, Molly Stitt doubled, Taylor Gilliland singled twice and scored 4 runs, and Chelsea Reed and Randi McCullough collected 2 hits apiece. Middlesex mustered a dozen safeties.

Losing pitcher Maddie Elberty ended with 5 hits and 1 walk allowed in 1ê innings. Reliever Taylor Shingledecker was touched for 7 hits and walked 4 while whiffing 3. Shingledecker slammed a solo shot and Micaela King clubbed a pair of hits in the loss.

POSTPONEMENTS

The following were reported to The Herald.

ä Track & Field: Tuesday’s Mercer at Wilmington meet, postponed to TBA; Lakeview at Reynolds meet, postponed to April 25.

ä Softball: Tuesday’s Reynolds at Sharon game, cancelled.

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