ä Sharon 8, Hickory 6 (10 inn.) — At Hermitage, Vinnie Shaffer ripped a 2-run bases-loaded double to lift the Tigers (1-0, 1-1) past the Hornets in Region 2 play.
Nick Carlo, Cody Frazier and Justin Stefanowicz split mound duty for Sharon. Stefanowicz earned the win by pitching the final 4 innings. He fanned 3, walked 2 and gave up 3 hits and no runs.
Shaffer and Josh Nichols singled and doubled and Carlo had a single and belted a 3-run home run.
Mark DiBattiste, Jason Gay and Anthony Cannone pitched for Hickory. Cannone threw the final 2 2/3 innings and took the loss.
Brooks Pletcher had 2 hits for the Hornets and Cannone doubled.
ä Commodore Perry 11, Sharpsville 1 (5 inn.) — At the McCullough Run complex in South Py, the Panthers 1-hit the Blue Devils in the abbreviated win.
Matt Jones earned the win for CP. He fanned 5, walked 4 and gave up no hits over 3 innings.
Tyler Fattman and Dan Addison both doubled for the Panthers.
Jalen Mockabee suffered the loss for Sharpsville. He gave up 4 hits.
ä West Middlesex 6, Mercer 0 — At West Middlesex, Mike Ginther fired a complete-game 1-hitter with 11 strikeouts and 2 walks as the Big Reds blanked the Mustangs.
Offensively for the defending District 10 Class A champion Big Reds, Mark Colella smacked a solo home run, Jerrod Palmer doubled and Sage Pope went 2-for-3.
ä Wednesday’s Reynolds at Wilmington baseball game was moved to today.
ä Sharpsville 12, Grove City 11 — At South Py, McKenzie Popatak had 3 hits and drove in the game-winning run with an RBI single in the bottom of the 7th inning, scoring Olivia Shuttleworth, as the Blue Darlings opened their season with a 1-run win over the Lady Eagles (0-2).
Maddie Shuttleworth went the distance for Sharpsville. She struck out 5 batters and gave up 10 hits.
Eugena Davies belted a home run for the Blue Darlings, Maddie Shuttleworth and Kelsey Falconi both doubled and Megan Davis and Megan Whalen had 2 singles each.
Maddie Elberty suffered the mound setback for GC. She pitched the final 2ì innings and fanned 3, walked none and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits.
Offensively for the Lady Eagles, Micaela King doubled, Taylor Shingledecker ripped 2 singles and a double, Kristi Sestak tripled and collected a pair of singles and Grace Dadza had 3 singles.
ä Hickory 4, Kennedy Catholic 1 — At Buhl Farm Park, Ross Rosati, John Smaltz and Michael Funera forged straight-sets singles wins, while the doubles duos of Stephen Petrochko-Zach Walters also won in the Hornets’ season-opener.
Singles: Rosati (H) def. Nickola Lima, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5; Smaltz def. Andre Antoeseo, 6-4, 6-4; Funera (H) def. Ben Wilson, 6-1, 6-3. Doubles: Stephens Edge-Drew Grivagel (KC) def. Nick Petrochko-Nelson Murphy, 6-2, 7-5; S. Petrochko-Walters (H) def. Blase Hudson-Jesse Kirila, 6-4, 4-6, 10-8.
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
ä Sharpsville 66, Kennedy Catholic 39 — At West Middlesex on Tuesday, the Blue Darlings defeated Kennedy, led by Madison Przicina’s win in the 400-meter dash.
Tatum Kress (shot, javelin) and Tawney Godfrey (long, triple jumps) were multiple-event winners to key KC, coach Joanne Sharper reported.
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
SHARPSVILLE 66, KENNEDY 39
(not all events contested)
100 hurdles — Coryea (S), 20.79; 100 — Pegg (S), 15.34; 1600 — Schell (S), 6:21.38; 400 — Przicina (S), 1:03.34; 400 relay — Sharpsville (no names submitted), 1:03.2; 800 — Garcia (KC), 3:12,45; 200 — Scott (S), 30.93; Shot put — Kress (KC), 23-6; Javelin — Kress (KC), 79-7; Long jump — Godfrey (KC), 15-1è; Triple jump — Tawney Godfrey (KC), 29-2; High jump — Sackett (S), 4-1.