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April 27, 2013

Roundup: Yohman 7th at Penn Relays; Hickory, Sharpsville, GC baseball teams win

---- — PHILADELPHIA — Wilmington High track star Jon Yohman placed 7th out of 22 competitors in the shot put competition on Friday at the prestigious Penn Relays.

Yohman’s mark was 17.84 meters at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field, and he became the first athlete from Wilmington High to place at the event.

“We’ve had a few other athletes qualify, but Jon is the first to place,” said Wilmington coach J.R. McFarland. “He is just a great competitor.

“Just to qualify is an honor, but to come down to Philadelphia and place is amazing. It’s a different venue. Everything is run differently than a normal meet. The competition is stiff, and I tip my cap to him. It’s another big meet experience for him.”

Yohman captured gold in the discus and silver in the shot put at last season’s PIAA Track & Field Championships at Shippensburg University, and hopes to grab more gold at the annual event Memorial Day Weekend.


ä Hickory 10, Kennedy Catholic 4 —
At Hermitage, the visiting Hornets handled the Golden Eagles in the inter-region affair.

Starting right-hander Jason Gay garnered the win, firing 4 frames of  4-hit, 3-run ball, walking 5 and whiffing 2. Frosh righty Tyler Cannon closed out with 3 innings of 1-run, 2-hit relief, walking 4 and fanning 2.

Also for Hickory (7-6), which won its 2nd game in 2 days, Matt Delmonaco singled and doubled, Brooks Pletcher pounded a pair of hits, and Anthony Cannone cracked a doubl.

For Kennedy Catholic, Paul Spondike started and permitted 5 runs on a handful of hits in 5 frames, walking 6 and striking out 2. Jake Leipheimer lent 1ì innings of scoreless, 1-hit relief, whiffing a pair. Danny Fill drilled 2 hits for KC, also.

ä Sharpsville 17, Jamestown 0 (4 inn.) — At Jamestown, Mike Vannoy fired a complete-game 2-hitter with 4 strikeouts and 3 walks as the Blue Devils (7-1, 9-2) rolled past the Muskies.

Mitch Fyffe led the way for the Sharpsville offense with 2 singles, 2 RBI and 3 runs scored while Greg Popatak singled, doubled and drove in 2 runs, Tyler Wansack had a 2-bagger and 2 RBI and Ross Llewellyn ripped a 2-run double.

Also for the Blue Devils, Bryan Stafford doubled, Taylor Lenzi and Jake Bulick had 2 singles each, Tanner Morris registered a pair of singles and scored 3 times and Chris Enos added an RBI-double.

Alex Boylan was tagged with the loss for Jamestown, which only had 2 singles at the dish.

ä Grove City 12, Conneaut Area 0 — At Linesville High, Matt Gordon pitched a gem and was red hot at the plate for GC (5-0, 10-2) in the rout over Conneaut Area.

Gordon fanned 16, walked none and only allowed 1 single in going the distance for GC. At the dish, he went 3-for-3 with 2 home runs and 4 RBI.

Ben Lucas and Doug Horner had 3 singles each for Grove City and Dustin Maine collected 2 singles.

Cole Baker was tagged with the loss for Conneaut. He struck out 4, walked 4 and allowed 5 runs on 5 hits in 4 innings. Chase Gallo had the lone hit (single).


ä Mercer 19, Lakeview 3 (3 inn.) —
At Stoneboro, Aubrey Angermeier and Analise Whenry, who are cousins, ripped 2 doubles and a single as the Lady M’s (4-1, 8-2) defeated the Lady Sailors.

Also for Mercer, Stephanie Young notched 2 singles and Allie and Amanda Cameron and Heather Woods all doubled.

Allie Cameron earned the win. She struck out 6, issued 3 walks and gave up 3 runs on 3 hits.

Katie Watts pitched 2 innings for Lakeview. She fanned 1, walked none but gave up 15 runs on 12 hits. Lakeview had 3 singles at the plate.

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