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April 24, 2014

Roundup: Rockets, Hornets, Blue Devils win

- — BASEBALL

ä Slippery Rock 11, Grove City 3 —
At Memorial Park in Grove City, Travis Lauster singled and tripled and reached base 4 times as the defending District 10 Class AAA champion Slippery Rock Rockets beat the Eagles.

Joe Barnhart went the distance for Slippery Rock. He gave up a dozen hits in earning the win. At the dish for Slippery Rock, Jackson Kerchis, Butler and Matt Badger all had 2 hits and Arrenzo doubled.

Austin Wilson started for Grove City and only lasted 1ìinnings. Zack Reddick took the mound in relief. Offensively for GC, Jared Sample had 2 doubles, Kyle Shingledecker had 2 sac flies and Brett Snyder registered 2 singles.

ä Hickory 10, Reynolds 9 — At Hermitage, Brady Leunis went 2-for-3 with a 3-run homer in leading the Hornets (5-2).

Tyler Cannon had 2 singles, doubled and drove in 2 runs for Hickory and Tommy Cannon registered 3 singles and 2 RBI.

Anthony Cannone started on the mound for Hickory. Tyler Cannon earned the win pitching 4 innings of relief with 7 strikeouts and 4 walks. Tony Stigliano earned the save by pitching the 7th inning.

Jack Mahlon started on the hill for Reynolds. He had 4 strikeouts, walked 3 and gave up 7 earned runs. Nick Fuchs pitched relief.

Brandon Blair led the Raiders at the plate. He went 2-for-5 with 3 RBI.

ä Sharpsville 11, Mercer 1 (5 inn.) — At the McCullough Run Complex in South Py Twp., George Keck fired a 3-hitter through 4 innings and Greg Popatak went 3-for-3 with a 2-run homer, a double and 6 RBI as the Blue Devils (5-3) rolled past the Mustangs.

Keck fanned 3, walked 1 and gave up the 1 run (unearned). Popatak pitched the 5th and struck out the side. Also for Sharpsville, Mitch Fyffe doubled, singled and scored 3 times, Tanner Morris had a single and 3 runs scored and P.J. Campoli doubled.

Trent Leonard was tagged with the loss for Mercer. He had 1 strikeout and gave up all 11 runs. At the dish for the Mustangs, Dylan Angermeier tripled and singled and Nate Guiler had a two-bagger.

ä Kennedy Catholic 14, Rocky Grove 13 — At Hermitage, the host Golden Eagles exploded for 5-run frames in the 4th and and 5th — erasing Rocky Grove’s early 5-0 edge — to win the slugfest.

Wilson went 5-for-5, including a pair of doubles, as the Orioles out-hit KC, 21-17.

Keying Kennedy were: winning pitçher Garrett Ammann, Guillermo Qunones and Hunter Grande, all of whom went 3-for-5. Ethan Feldmiller and Quinones drilled doubles and Grande garnered a pair of two-baggers.

KC KO’d A.Kirwin, Rocky Grove’s starting pitcher.

ä West Middlesex 7, Sharon 5 — At West Middlesex the host Big Reds (6-1) rolled.

Christian Porterfield pounded a grand-slam home run among his 3 hits, while Trey Staunch singled and doubled, Dylan Fair doubled, and Phil Fusco flared 2 hits.

Starting pitcher Riley Atterholt whiffed 3, but Big Reds’ reliever Mark Collella KO’d 7 in closing out for veteran Middlesex mentor Jerry Novosel.

For Sharon, Louis Wareham whacked a solo shot, losing Tigers’ twirler Andrew Tomko tripled and singled, John Thiel tattooed a two-bagger, and Danté Dellibovi drilled 2 hits.

SOFTBALL

ä West Middlesex 8, Sharon 2 —
At Wengler Field in Sharon, Jordyn Allen and Tori Roth combined to fire a 4-hitter as the Ms. Reds (6-1) beat the Lady Tigers.

Allen started for WM and went 3 innings. She fanned 7, walked none and only allowed 1 hit. Roth closed it out with 4 strikeouts, 2 walks and gave up the 2 runs on 3 hits. At the plate for WM, Aly Andrusky doubled, Macy Siefert ripped a pair of singles and a double and Allen and Hannah Havens had 2 singles each.

Hannah George went the distance for Sharon. She struck out 3 batters, issued 4 walks and gave up 11 hits. Offensively for the Lady Tigers, Maggie Torr doubled and Mallory Torr had a pair of singles.

ä Wilmington 15, Reynolds 1 (5 inn.) — At New Wilmington, Kayleigh Shenker fired a complete-game 3-hitter and Courtney Cohen singled, doubled, tripled and drove in 5 RBI to lead the Lady Hounds to a perfect 9-0 record.

Shenker struck out 1 batters and did not issue any walks.

Also for Wilmington, Lexi Donati tripled and ripped a pair of singles, Chelsea Rogel doubled, singled and drove in 3 runs and Alanna Elliott tripled.

Jessica Dickson went the distance on the mound for the Lady Raiders. She had 2 strikeouts, walked 4 and gave up 13 hits.

Madison Rhoades led off the game with a home run to account for Reynolds’ lone run.

ä Grove City 13, Lakeview 12 — At Grove City, Taylor Shingledecker belted a 3-run homer in leading the Lady Eagles (5-5) to a 1-run win over the Lady Sailors.

Also for GC, Jordan Hesselgesser and Hannah Bumbacko had 2 hits and 2 RBI each, Lauren Wentz drove in a pair of runs with a hit, Belle Chiodo registered 2 hits, Katie Maine had 3 hits and 2 RBI and Grace Dadzaa added 3 hits.

Maddy Elberty went the distance for GC. She had 3 strikeouts, 2 walks and gave up 13 hits.

Kala Mahen went the distance for Lakeview. She whiffed 4, walked 2 and surrendered 18 hits. Offensively for the Lady Sailors, Mahen belted a solo home run and an RBI-double and Olivia Shaffer hit a 3-run ’dinger.

BOYS TENNIS

ä Greenville 5, Kennedy Catholic 0 —
At Greenville, Seth Jaussen, Mercer Martin and Trent McErlane swept singles play as the Trojans blanked the Golden Eagles on the courts.

Singles: Jaussen (G) def. Nickolo Lima, 6-2, 6-1; Martin (G) def. Jesse Kirila, 5-7, 7-5, 7-5; McErlane (G) def. Jacob Wilson, 6-2, 6-2. Doubles: David Jeffries-Jon Stapchuck (G) def. Maxx Hudson-Jacob Schupp, 6-2, 6-1; Jing Wu-Joey Safner (G) def. Peter Caiazza-Anthony Georgopoulos, 6-3, 6-0.

ä Hickory 5, Sharon 0 — At Buhl Park, Ross Rosati, John Smaltz and Michael Funera swept singles play and Zack Walters-Alex Georgescu and Jeremy King-Stephen Petrochko teamed up to win in doubles as the Hornets (8-5) shut out the Tigers (0-8).

Singles: Rosati (H) def. Dylan Cerroni, 6-2, 6-3; Smaltz (H) def. Skylar Villegas, 6-0, 6-0; Funera (H) def. Luke Rueberger, 6-0, 6-1. Doubles: Walters-Georgescu (H) def. Andy Rauch-Andrew Campbell, 6-0, 6-0; King-Petrochko (H) def. Aaron Martwinski-Joey Zajac, 6-2, 6-0.

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