The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

April 3, 2013

WM track teams open season with sweep of Sharpsville


Herald staff

---- — 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.



GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

MIDDLESEX 124, SHARPSVILLE 22


3200 relay — West Middlesex (Tyillian, Pierce, Aubel, Weimer), 11:08.9; 100 hurdles — Murray (WM), 17.5; 100 — Pegg (S), 15.3; 1600 — White (WM), 5:38.7; 400 — Przicina (S), 1:03.1; 400 relay — West Middlesex (Buchanan, Dambaugh, Roberts, Pratt), 58.8; 300 hurdles — Murray (WM), 52.7; 800 — Pierce (WM), 2:40.4; 200 — Perilli (WM), 29.9; 3200 — White (WM), 12:20.7; 1600 relay — West Middlesex (Pierce, Perilli, Murray, Pape), 2:35.6; Shot put — DeMaria (WM), 37-0; Discus — DeMaria (WM), 102-4; Javelin — Lucich (WM), 110-11; Long jump — Pegg (S), 14-9 3/4; Triple jump — Pratt (WM), 30-11è; High jump — Purcel (WM), 4-7; Pole vault — Garrett (WM), 6-0.



BOYS TRACK & FIELD

MIDDLESEX 136, SHARPSVILLE 11


3200 relay — West Middlesex (Fitzgerald, Kirk, Dale, Williams), 10:01; 110 hurdles — Mirizio (WM), 18.8; 100 — Allen (WM), 11.4; 1600 — Johnson (WM), 5:10; 400 — Kirk (WM), 58.7; 400 relay — West Middlesex (Grasso, Mirizio, Patten, Allen), 45.4; 300 hurdles — Mirizio (WM), 48.1; 800 — Williams (WM), 2:22.8; 200 — Allen (WM), 23.7; 3200 — Canon (WM), 11:29.2; 1600 relay — Sharpsville (Confer, Roesch, Smith, Ferrence), 4:03.7; Shot put — Harrison (WM), 42-2; Discus — Harrison (WM), 141-2; Javelin — Barris (WM), 120-10; Long jump — Jancso, (WM), 21-11; Triple jump — Jancso (WM), 40-4è; High jump — Jancso (WM), 6-0; Pole vault — Lucich (WM), 7-6.