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May 3, 2014

Roundup: Lady Hounds edge Sharon to improve to 11-0

- — SOFTBALL

ä Wilmington 7, Sharon 6 (8 inn.) —
At Westminster College in New Wilmington, the Lady Hounds plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to edge the Lady Tigers and remain unbeaten with an 11-0 record.

The score was tied 5-all heading to the 8th. Sharon’s Kristina Jacoway reached base on an error and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Mallory Torr to give the Lady Tigers a 6-5 lead.

In the bottom half of the 8th, Wilmington’s Nikki McCown ripped a 1-out single, Ashley Houck singled and then Jessica Schlumberger sacrificed to move the runners. Cassidy Marett came up and ripped a 2-run, 2-out single for the win.

Marett also had an RBI double, Lexi Donati registered a 2-run triple and a single, Courtney Cohen doubled and singled and Aryn Boyer had a 2-out, 2-run single.

Kayleigh Shenker went the distance on the mound for Wilmington. She struck out 13 batters, walked 5 and gave up 7 hits.

Hannah George pitched all 8 innings for Sharon. She notched 4 strikeouts, issued 1 walk and surrendered 10 hits.

Offensively for the Lady Tigers, Mallory Torr had a pair of sac flies and doubled and Kayla Reardon ripped 4 singles.

ä Sharpsville 16, Reynolds 1 (4 inn.) — At Sharpsville, the host Blue Devils dominated, led by Abby Ferlin’s 3-for-3 plate performance that included a 3-run home run and double. She drove in 4 and scored 3. Also, Kaylee Scurpa smashed a homer, double and plated a pair and Madison Sloan slammed 2 triples among her 3 hits, scored 3 times and knocked in a run.

Also for Sharpsville (6-4): Eugena Davies (double, 2 runs scored), Brittney Fitzgerald, Olivia Shuttleworth and Sydney Flynn (single, run scored apiece), Rachel Harenchar (single, double, 2 RBI, run scored), Megan Davis (double, RBI), and Leah Larocca (double, run scored, 2 RBI). Winning pitcher Abby Piccirilli tossed a complete-game 3-hitter.

Jessica Dickson suffered the mound setback, whiffing 2, while Saleena Straka singled twice and scored and Casey Rhodes ripped a two-bagger for Reynolds.

BASEBALL

ä Sharpsville 13, Jamestown 1 (5 inn.) —
At the McCullough Run Complex in South Pymatuning Twp., Mike Vannoy fired a 1-hitter through 4 innings and Logan Eckles ripped a pair of 2-run singles as the Blue Devils (6-3) rolled past the Muskies.

Vannoy struck out 9 batters, walked 3 and only gave up 1 hit — a solo home run to Jamestown’s Gage Shook. Tommy Lipo pitched a scoreless 5th inning with 2 strikeouts. Also for Sharpsville, Greg Popatak scored 3 times, Garrison Wieland had 2 singles and 3 RBI and Brad Reefer added a pair of singles.

ä Wilmington 5, Reynolds 2 — At New Wilmington, the Hounds limited the Raiders (7-5) to only 2 singles in notching the win.

Adam Ballish and Collin Yake had singles for Reynolds and Ballish and Jack Mahlon scored the 2 runs.

Ballish, Jacob Leipheimer and Jacob Reimold split time on the mound for Reynolds. The trio combined for 4 strikeouts, 3 walks and gave up 5 hits.

No Wilmington stats were reported to The Herald.

BOYS TENNIS

ä Hickory 5, Grove City 0 —
At Hermitage, the host Hornets humbled the visitors, winning 3 straight-sets matches, including John Smaltz and Michael Funera at 2nd and 3ird singles and the No. 2 doubles duo of Stephen Petrochko-Jeremy King.

Also, Hickory’s Ross Rosati rallied from a 6-4 opening-game setback to blank Chris Adams, 6-0, 6-0.

The Hornets (7-1) are tied with Greenville for the region’s top spot.

Grove City fell to 8-4 overall, 2-4 in the region.

Singles: Rosati (H) def. Chris Adams, 4-6, 6-0, 6-0; Smaltz (H) def. Evan Lowers, 6-4, 6-3; Funera (H) def. Ryan Palmer, 6-1, 6-1. Doubles: Zack Walters-Alex Georgescu (H) def. Tanner McKnight-Frankie bassani, 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-4; Petrochko-King (H) def. Jacob Shilling-Steve Shi, 6-4, 6-3.

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