Herald Staff reports




ä Sharon 6, Hermitage 4 — At Buhl Park, Zach Kepple homered and singled to lead Sharon to the championship victory.

Cory Johnson went the distance for Sharon. He fanned 9, walked 1 and scattered 7 hits.

Tyler Armstrong and David Shafer pitched for Hermitage. They teamed up to strike out 3, walk 1 and gave up 11 hits.

Offensively for Sharon, Gregory Rearick ripped a pair of doubles, Jeff Gavin and Bryce Vallely doubled and singled and Johnson, Jake Dillon and Fred DeMartinis had 1 single each.

For Hermitage, Lucas Gurrera singled and doubled. Also, Taylor Englebaugh had a 2-bagger, Seth Baughman doubled and Tyler Armstrong and Jordan Benes singled.



ä Grove City 2, New Castle Red 1 — At Grove City, the hosts snapped a 1-1 deadlock by scoring a run in the bottom of the 5th inning and went on to cop the title.

Matt Gordon earned the mound victory in a complete-game, 2-hitter. He chalked up 9 strikeouts and walked 1.

Frankie Walker threw a complete-game, 3-hitter for NCR. He fanned 2 batters and walked 5.

At the plate for GC, Gordon doubled and Derik Turner and Ben Lucas singled.

For NCR, Walker doubled and Ethan Pheagly singled.


Winner’s Bracket Finals

ä Grove City 13, Butler Township 9 — At Saegertown, Grove City posted a 4-run victory over Butler Twp.

Jon Anderson went the distance for GC. He struck out 4, walked 4 and allowed 7 hits. He also belted a 2-run homer in the 4th inning.

Also for GC, Torin Smith had 2 singles and 2 RBI, Dom Chutz doubled and drove in a pair of runs, Tyler Devine collected 2 singles, blasted a 2-run homer in the 1st frame and plated 5 runs, Brian Murone doubled and singled and Erik Record registered a pair of singles.

Alex Zeigler allowed 6 runs on 7 hits, fanned 2 and walked 2 in 1 2/3 innings for the loss.

Offensively for Butler, Zeigler, Dalton Koebler and Thomas Bruce homered.

Grove City’s next game is 4 p.m. Saturday. They play the winner of tonight’s Warren National vs. Butler Township contest.


Today’s Schedule



Sharpsville at West Middlesex, 8 p.m.

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