County champs

Members of the Hermitage A (SMPC) championship team are, from left: kneeling — Cassie Slattery, Lauren Ferreri, Rachel McClintock, Lauren Lubarski and Victoria Tomko; middle — coach Laurie Morgenstern, Macy Horvath, Jasmine Boulware, Olivia Landino, Rachel Delmonaco, Kristy Morgenstern and Nicole Abate; back — coaches Tonya McClafferty, Jason (Spanky) McClafferty, Terry Morgenstern and Tony Ferreri. Absent from the photo were Taylor Woods and Nikki Morgenstern.

Hermitage A team (SMPC) completed an undefeated season (21-0) with a come-from-behind 10-9 victory Monday at Greenville in the Mercer County 12-and-under fast-pitch championship contest.

Jasmine Boulware’s triple in the bottom of the seventh scored Olivia Landino with the winning run. Lauren Ferreri started the two-out rally with a single, then stole second, third and scored on a wild pitch to tie the game at 9. Landino started on the mound and went the first 4 innings while Ferreri came on to pitch the last 3 and record the mound victory.

Hannah Williams and Marissa Wilkosz shared mound duties for Greenville.

Greenville jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on singles by Hannah Williams and Paige Leary before Hermitage answered back with 2 in the bottom of the first on RBIs from Landino and Nicole Abate. Hermitage added 3 in the second on hits from Cassie Slattery, Rachel McClintock and Ferreri to take a 5-2 lead.

Greenville rallied back in the fourth to go ahead 7-5 and added another 2 in the fifth to up the lead to 9-5.

Hermitage responded with 1 run in the fifth on a Landino single and 2 in the sixth keyed by run-scoring singles from Kristy Morgenstern and Macy Horvath to cut the lead to 9-8 going into the bottom of the seventh.

Ferreri had 4 hits, Horvath 3 hits, Landino and Morgenstern 2 hits each.

For Greenville, Leary had 3 hits, Williams and Autumn Babcock 2 hits each and Erynn Williams a single.

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