Herald Staff reports


ä Sharpsville 15, Sharon 3 (5 inn.) — At Johnny Pepe Field, Sharon, the host Tigers (2-2, 2-3) tallied the tying runs on Todd Rearick’s 2-run first-inning single, but it was all Blue Devils thereafter.

Right-hander Ryan Ruszkiewicz’s route-going 4-hitter included a half-dozen strikeouts and 3 walks and he helped himself by stroking 2 hits.

Also for Sharpsville (4-3, 4-4), Kyle Rupp recorded a 3-for-4, 3-RBI plate performance; Josh Fyffe singled twice and tallied twice; Brian Ellison addeda 2-run single; Ryan Morris mustered a pair of hits and 4 ribbies, Jared Grandy ripped a bases-loaded single and drew a base-loaded walk for 4 more RBI, and Toren Karsonovich cranked a double, whle Matt Davies delivered 3 Blue Devils’ runs.

Losing pitcher Cory Johnson of the Tigers was tagged for 8 runs and 6 hits in 1 1/3 innings. He whiffed 3 and walked 4.

ä Reynolds 5, Kennedy Catholic 4 — At Transfer, Dave Preston ripped a 2-run, bottom-of-the-7th inning double to lift the Raiders (5-3) to victory. Preston singled and doubled for Reynolds while Richie Burnworth, Bill Nelson and Nick D’Urso all collected 2 singles.

Nelson picked up the mound victory, pitching the final 3 innings in relief of Andy Allison. Nelson struck out 4, walked 2 and didn’t allow a hit.

Eddie D’Onofrio pitched 6 frames for KC. He fanned 1, walked 4 and allowed 5 runs on 8 hits.

ä Brookfield 12, Campbell Memorial 5 — At Campbell, Jeff Miller struck out 3, walked 1 and surrendered 3 hits in 3 innings of work to earn the non-league victory for the Warriors (4-2). Offensively for Brookfield, Miller and Josh Harkulich both doubled and Mike Stanish and Andy Peretic each ripped a pair of singlets.

L. McQueen was tagged with the loss. He went 4 frames, fanned 9 and walked a pair. He tripled and singled at the plate.

ä Hickory 4, Slippery Rock 2 — At Slippery Rock, Nick Backo ripped a pair of doubles and drove in a run to lead the Hornets (3-0, 5-1) to a Region 5 victory over the Rockets.

Jim Neil earned the mound victory in relief of starter Ross Voisey. Neil tossed 3 frames, struck out 2, walked 2, allowed a pair of hits and didn’t give up a run. Voisey threw the opening 4 innings. He whiffed 3, walked 3 and yielded 2 unearned runs on 3 hits.

At the plate for Hickory, Cam Konop and Garen Ream had 2 singles apiece and Keith Yager singled, doubled and drove in a run.

Brandon Ray tossed 5 2/3 innings in the loss for SR. He gave up 4 runs on 11 hits, fanned 2 and walked 2.

Offensively, Sean Ray singled, doubled and drove in a run and Josh Cress collected a pair of singles.

ä Pine-Richland 10, Grove City 1 — At Gibsonia, the WPIAL Rams (8-0) registered the non-league victory as John Karr tossed 4 frames while chalking up 8 strikeouts, not issuing a walk and only allowing 1 run and 1 hit. At the plate for Pine-Richland, Karr doubled, Colin Durborow singled and doubled, and Ryan Nussbaum and Brett Mollenhauer had 2 singles each.

Kent Denbow pitched 2 innings in the loss for Grove City (4-2). He fanned 1, walked 1 and surrendered 7 runs on 9 hits. Grove City’s lone run was scored in the 4th inning when Ryan Devine drove in Beau Fisher with a sacrifice fly.

ä Lakeview 24, Jamestown 5 — At Jamestown, the visiting Sailors coasted as Nick Somers smacked a pair of homers, Dallas Rodgers ripped another plus two singles, and Billy Hogue hammered a homer among his 4 hits. Also, Hovis had 3 hits, Whitehouse singled twice, and Miller drilled a double in support of winning pitcher Greg Brazil, who whiffed 8 in 3 innings..

Lakeview was leading 12-5 through six stanzas before erupting for a 12-run 7th.

For Jamestown, Chad Houghton hammered a homer, single and double, Wells stroked 3 hits, and Adams doubled.


ä Kennedy Catholic 7, Commodore Perry 0 — At Hermitage, freshman Katie Ritchey went the distance for KC (3-3), fanning 9, walking 1 and scattering 3 hits, all singles.

Offensively for Kennedy, Cassie Fill ripped 3 singles, Emily Friedrich hit 2 singlets and a triple, Rachael Zoccole hit a solo homer, single and drove in a pair of runs, and Laura Davidson drove in 3 runs with a hit.

Marci Yeager went the distance for CP, but gave up 11 hits, struck out 7 and walked 1.

ä Grove City 7, Jamestown 6 — At Grove City, the host Lady Eagles outlasted the Lady Muskies as right-hander Chelsea Filer went the distance on the mound and whiffed 13 while walking a half-dozen. Also for Grove City (1-2, 3-4), Katie Stewart and Kristen Kowalsky each stroked a pair of hits. One of Stewart’s was a double and she also drove in a run, while Kowalsky tallied twice.

Losing pitcher Britta Grafton and teammate Anna Demmler each drilled 3 hits and Grafton garnered 3 ribbies. On the mound she tossed 6 stanzas, striking out 3 and walking 4.

ä Lakeview 4, Youngsville 1 — At Youngsville, the visiting Lady Sailors surged to the win on Cami Frye’s 2-for-3, 2-RBI plate performance that included a sixth-inning home run, and winning pitcher Nikki Burgard’s complete-game 3-hitter. Burgard struck out 8 and walked 3. Also for Lakeview (2-5, 3-5), Jessie Grayson singled and doubled and Chelsey Frye doubled.

Jen Bowe singled and drove in Youngsville’s lone run, while losing pitcher Amy Burkhaus also went the distance, but allowed 7 hits.

ä Hickory 11, Franklin 7 — At Franklin, the visiting Hornettes stung starting pitcher Haun, led by the big bats of Amy Heben and Carly Turk, each of whom stroked 3 hits including doubles, while Stephanie Bush and Shawna Barnes each belted 3 hits and Claire Vellente tripled. Also for Hickory (2-1, 3-3), Logan Rock went 4 2/3 innings, fanned 5, walked 2 and yielded just 4 hits in relief of Lesley Tomko to gain credit for the mound win.

For Franklin, Woodard singled and tripled, Cochran also tripled, and Haun doubled.


ä Kennedy Catholic 5, Titusville 0 — At Buhl Park, the Golden Eagles (5-2, 7-4) won their fifth-straight Region 1 matchup in sweeping the Rockets (1-5, 1-5).

Singles: John Davidson (KC) def. Jesse Wig, 6-4, 6-1; Patrick O’Malley (KC) def. Kurtis Irwin, 6-1, 6-0; Kelly Manning (KC) def. Ashleigh Day, 6-0, 6-0. Doubles: Matt Bober-Chris Goclano (KC) def. David Funk-Courtney Weaver, 6-1, 6-0; Nate Mirizio-Chris O’Brien (KC) def. Rachel Barnhart-Destri Donavon, 6-0, 6-0.

ä Hickory 3, Greenville 2 — At Greenville, the visiting Hornets improved to 5-1 in D-10 and 6-2 overall, while the Trojans tumbled to 2-1, 4-4, respectively.

Singles: Kyle King (G) def. John Macris, 6-0, 6-2; Kyle Hart (H) def. Brent Porter, 6-1, 6-2; Nick Marcelli (H) def. Brent Rose, 6-1, 6-1. Doubles: Aldo DiRupo-Scott Cullen (H) def. Tim Scelsi-Brian Goda, 6-4, 6-3; Greg Sabo-T.J. McGarvey (G) def. Walt McKee-Jim Blair, 6-3, 6-4.

ä Sharon coach Sue McLaughlin reported these updates:

Sharon will complete a match at Greenville today after it recently was postponed, and will make up at match at Oil City next Tuesday. Sharon did not play Monday.