The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

April 7, 2013

Roundup: Mercer, Sharon, Sharpsville, WM, Hickory softball teams win

Herald staff


ä Mercer 14, Reynolds 4 —
At Transfer, Melissa Shoemaker fired a no-hitter with 7 strikeouts and 5 walks as coach Jack Trott’s Lady M’s (3-0) defeated the Lady Raiders.

Hailey Gearhart suffered the loss for Reynolds. She struck out 3, walked 3 and allowed 8 runs on 8 hits in 3 1/3 innings of mound duty. Paige Baker came on in relief and finished the game. She whiffed 3 batters and surrendered 6 runs on 6 hits.

For Mercer, Aubrey Angermeier singled and doubled, Heather Woods ripped 2 singles and a triple, Analise Whenry singled and doubled and Ashley Ryder had a double.

ä Sharon 5, Grove City 1 — At Wengler Field in Sharon, Gabby Gadola fired a complete-game 5-hitter with 2 strikeouts and 1 walk as the Lady Tigers (3-0) topped the Lady Eagles (0-4).

Aubriana Dellibovi led the Sharon offense with 2 singles and 3 RBI, Mallory Torr singled and doubled, Kristina Jacoway ripped a 2-bagger and Marissa Monnin added a pair of singles.

Taylor Shingledecker took the loss for GC in pitching 2 2/3 innings. She struck out 6 batters, issued 3 walks and gave up 5 hits.

Micaela King doubled for the Lady Eagles and McClaren had 2 singles.

ä Sharpsville 15, Cambridge Springs 5 (5 inn.) — At Sharpsville, McKenzie Popatak belted a 2-run homer and singled in leading the Blue Darlings (2-1) past CS.

Rachel Harenchar and Eugena Davies both singled, doubled and tripled for the locals, Maddie Shuttleworth ripped 3 singles, Megan Davis had 2 singles and Katie Falconi doubled.

Shuttleworth earned the win. She struck out 2 batters and gave up 8 hits.

Parkin took the loss for Cambridge Springs. She walked 5 and gave up 15 hits. McKayla Zilhaver doubled and Kristen Kargol singled and doubled for CS.

ä West Middlesex 5, Maplewood 1 — At the Richard Kritz Softball Complex in West Middlesex, coach Gene Rubeo’s Ms. Reds improved to 2-2 with the 4-run win over the Lady Tigers.

Jordyn Allen fired a complete-game 5-hitter for WM. She fanned 6 and walked 1.

Molly Stitt blasted a 2-run triple for WM, Chelsea Reed had 2 singles, 1 RBI and 2 runs scored and Abby McAdams registered a pair of singles, 1 RBI and scored a run.

“This is Molly’s (Stitt) first year,” said Rubeo. “She runs track and plays volleyball and decided to come out for the team. What a great kid! She tripled in a loss to Mercer the other day and drove in 2 with a triple today. She never played fastpitch before. Talk about an athlete. She has contributed immediately and we are ecstatic to have her.”

Taylor Smith went 6 innings in the loss for Maplewood. She had 2 strikeouts, 1 walk and gave up 6 hits. Abby Sansom had 2 singles for the Lady Tigers.

ä Hickory 13, Ft. Mill 11; Hickory 7, Ft. Mill 4 — At. Ft. Mill, S.C., Hickory opened the season with a pair of wins in a doubleheader.

In the opener, Chelsea Marriott fanned 6, walked 7 and gave up 8 hits. At the plate, Morgan McBride was 2-for-3 with a solo home run, Courtney Maniscalco had 2 doubles, singled and drove in 3 runs, Hannah Gallagher was 2-for-5 with a double and 2 RBI and Mikhaila Layshock singled, doubled and drove in a run.

In the nightcap, Lauren Kizak fanned 3, walked 1 and gave up 7 hits for Hickory. Offensively, McBride singled, doubled and drove in 2 runs, Marriott was 2-for-4 with a 2-run homer, Alyssa Kostka ripped 3 singles and drove in a run and Madison Collier singled, doubled and drove in a run.


ä Sharon 5, Mercer 4 (9 inn.) —
At Sharon, the Tigers (2-1) rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the 7th inning to force extra innings and then Nick Carlo doubled to score Josh Nichols in the 9th for the win.

In the 7th, Nichols walked and stole second base and Justin Stefanowicz drove him in to tie the game.

Joey Rahn and Daniel Vanderslice each pitched 4 innings for Sharon and Cody Frazier pitched the 9th. Rahn struck out 6, walked 5 and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and Vanderslice fanned 5, issued 2 free passes and surrendered 2 runs on 3 hits.

Nichols had 3 singles for the Tigers, Carlo doubled and singled, Mike Songer had 3 singles and Stefanowicz registered 2 singles.

Danny Miller pitched 7 innings for Mercer. He had 5 strikeouts, 4 walks and gave up 4 runs on 9 hits. Nick Guiler pitched the 9th frame.

Zach Wimer led Mercer at the dish with 2 singles. His 2-run single gave the Mustangs a 4-3 lead in the top of the 7th inning.

ä Hickory 5, Rocky Grove 1 — At Hermitage, the Hornets (1-5) picked up their 1st win of the season Saturday with a 4-run victory over the Orioles.

Brady Leunis threw a complete-game 4-hitter for Hickory. He collected 7 strikeouts and issued no walks.

Mark DiBattiste tripled and singled for the Hornets, Tommy Cannon had 2 singles and Jacob Andrusky doubled.

Dylan Propek took the loss for RG. He whiffed 2, walked 2 and gave up 5 hits in 4 2/3 innings. Breck Schneider finished the game in relief.

Schneider had 2 singles to pace Rocky Grove at the plate.

ä Grove City 11, Ft. LeBoeuf 3 — At Memorial Park in Grove City, the Eagles improved to 4-1 with the win over the Bison.

Ryan Grace earned the win on the mound. He had 4 strikeouts, 2 walks and allowed 9 hits in 6 innings.

Dustin Maine doubled for Grove City and Matt Gordon, Jordan Anderson and Jesse Hodge all had 2 singles.

Mike Steadman suffered the setback for Ft. LeBoeuf. He went 3-plus innings with 1 strikeout, 4 walks and allowed 5 runs to score.

Steadman singled and doubled and Levi Ehrhart and Josh Greggs both had 2 singles.

ä New Castle 8, Kennedy Catholic 7 — At New Castle recently, the hosts scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning and 1 in the 7th to win it.

KC scored 4 in the 2nd inning, 1 in the 3rd and 1 in the 6th frame while NC had 2 in the 2nd, 2 in the 3rd, 1 run in the 5th frame and 2 in the 6th.

KC’s Guillermo Quimones scored in the top of the 7th frame to tie the game at 7-all, but New Castle plated the game-winner on a sacrifice fly.

Scott Moore and Paul Spondike pitched for KC. Moore fanned 4 and walked 2 in 4 innings of mound duty while Spondike closed it out and had 1 strikeout and 1 walk.

ä West Middlesex 7, Maplewood 0 — At West Middlesex, Riley Atterholt, Sage Pope and Christian Porterfield combined on a 4-hitter as the Big Reds improved to 2-1.

Atterholt and Pope pitched 3 innings each and Porterfield closed out the 7th. Atterholt fanned 3 and gave up 3 hits, Pope struck out 3 and allowed 1 hit and Porterfield had 2 Ks.

At the plate for WM, Atterholt had a pair of doubles and 3 runs scored, Brandon Dick doubled and Mark Colella and Porterfield were both 2-for-3.


ä Hickory 3, Greenville 2 —
At Hermitage Friday, the Hornets won 2 of the singles matches and at No. 1 doubles as they edged the Trojans.

Singles: Chad Ferguson (G) def. Ross Rosati, 6-1, 6-1; John Smaltz (H) def. Seth Jaussen, 6-4, 6-3; Michael Funera (H) def. Joey Safner, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3. Doubles: Nick Petrochko-Nelson Murphy (H) def. David Jeffries-Trent McErlane, 6-1, 6-3; Jing Wu-Jonathan Stapchuck (G) def. Stephen Petrochko-Zach Walters, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.


Wilmington’s Jon Yohman placed 1st in the discus (164-0 1/2) and 1st in the shot put (59-0) on Saturday at the South Hills Classic at Baldwin High School.

Hannah Drake took 1st in the triple jump (34-4) and 2nd in the long jump (17-0 1/2); Slavi Pontius was 2nd in the high jump (6-2) and Tyler Donati finished 2nd in the javelin (173-3).

Also, Julie Falvo placed 3rd in the discus (103-3) and 4th in the shot put (34-5) and Monica Johnson took 7th place in the shot (33-0).