ERIE – After eight innings of scoreless baseball, Fairview’s offense erupted for six runs in the ninth on its way to a 6-0 win at Mercyhurst Prep.
The Tigers and Lakers combined for no runs and 10 hits through the first eight innings. Fairview scored six runs on five hits in the ninth for the win.
Caleb Szklenski led off with a double. One out later, Tyler Benford and Austin Hawley hit consecutive singles to plate the first run of the game. Aari Fox walked to load the bases for Vinny Campoli who hit a 2-run single to center to push the lead to 3-0. Colin Bolla followed with an RBI single and Ed Dolansky hit a sac fly to make it 5-0. Bolla came home on an attempt to catch Brady Baker stealing for the final run.
Fox pitched a clean ninth for the win.
Fairview had a golden opportunity to plate a run in the seventh. A walk, a single, and an error loaded the bases with no outs. Bryce Schueth got two strikeouts and a ground out to end the threat.
Mercyhurst Prep nearly got a walk-off win in the eighth. Noah Trojanowski drew a leadoff walk and moved to second on Noah Reigel’s sac bunt. Logan Wells was intentionally walked to put runners on first and second. Zack Kruszewski followed with a single to center. Trojanowski tried to score on the play, but Benford made a throw to the plate to get Trojanowski and keep the game going.
Trojanowski had a pair of hits for the Lakers. Schueth took the loss allowing one earned run on seven hits with four walks and seven strikeouts in eight innings.
Campoli had three hits, including a double, scored once, and drove in a pair for the Tigers. Hawley, Bolla, and Dolansky had two hits each, and Hawley and Bolla each had an RBI.
Bolla got the start and pitched 6 ⅔ scoreless innings. He allowed three hits, walked four, and struck out 13. Fox threw 2 ⅓ shutout innings. He gave up one hit, walked two, and struck out a pair.
MCDOWELL 11, SAINT JOSEPH (NY) 9; MCDOWELL 4, SAINT JOSEPH (NY) 0, 5 INNINGS
BUFFALO – McDowell held off a 2-out rally in the seventh to pick up an 11-9 win over Saint Josehph’s Collegiate Academy in the first game of their doubleheader.
Saint Joseph’s trailed 11-6, but three walks had the bases loaded with one out in the seventh. A Elia grounded out to bring home a run. A walk, an error, and a single cut McDowell’s lead to 11-9 with two outs and the bases loaded. Sam Deitz got a strikeout to end the game.
The Trojans scored five runs in the fifth without registering a hit. Seven walks and an error accounted for all five runs.
McDowell added a pair of insurance runs in the seventh thanks to a Connor Cross double and Nick Hamilton RBI groundout.
Sean Connor hit a pair of home runs, scored three times, and drove in four for the Marauders.
Carter Swanson had three RBIs for the Trojans. Deitz drove in a pair. He also allowed one unearned run on one hit with two walks and two strikeouts in one inning.
Ethan Bechtold got the start and allowed five earned runs on six hits with three walks and four strikeouts in four innings. Ayden Burkhardt allowed three earned runs on one hit with five walks and three strikeouts in two innings.
BUFFALO – Anthony Iacobucci threw a no-hitter in McDowell’s 4-0, 5-inning win over Saint Joseph’s in the second game of their doubleheader.
Iacobucci walked just one and struck out three in his five innings of work.
Hamilton and Levi Laser each had a hit and two RBIs. Jake Hower scored twice.
Carson Mazur allowed four earned runs on five hits with a walk and five strikeouts in five innings for the Marauders.
OTTO-EDLRED 9, EISENHOWER 1
DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Bri Heller tossed a one-hitter while striking out nine to lead Otto-Eldred to a 9-1 win over visiting Eisenhower.
Heller walked two and hit a batter in seven innings while also helping out at the plate by going 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Kate Rhinehart went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs while Carrie Drummond had an RBI double and Kayla Andreano had a double.
Kailee Morrison broke up Heller’s no-hit bid with an RBI single in the seventh. Payton Frank scored on the play for Eisenhower’s lone run.
Emilie Jones took the loss for Eisenhower going six innings allowing nine runs, six earned, on eight hits and five walks while striking out seven.