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April 12, 2022 D10 Baseball: Grove City, West Middlesex Both Fire Combined One-Hit Shutouts; Balog Pitches, Hits Saegertown to Win

Saegertown's Zach Balog. Photo by Andy Close.

April 12, 2022 D10 baseball recaps

GROVE CITY 7, GREENVILLE 0

GREENVILLE, Pa. – Ethan Orr and Landon Haggart combined on a one-hitter as Grove City blanked Greenville, 7-0.

Orr got the win, tossing four innings and allowing just the one hit, striking out four and walking four. Haggart came on and threw three hitless innings, striking out two and walking two.

A four-run sixth inning put the game out of reach for GC. John Hake was 1-for-3 with a triple and two runs, while Ethan Adams was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs. Luke Tubbs, Haggart, and Coldan Barr also drove in a run each.

Noah Philson took the loss, allowing three runs (two earned) in five innings on five hits, walking one and striking out 10.

WEST MIDDLESEX 6, KENNEDY CATHOLIC 0

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Blaise Fox tossed 6 ⅔ innings of one-hit shutout ball and Jacob Croker got the final out as West Middlesex blanked Kennedy Catholic, 6-0.

Fox struck out seven and walked just three, throwing 66 of his 99 pitches for strikes.

Richie Preston went 1-for-2 with two RBIs for the Big Reds, while Devin Gruver, Julian Trott, and Gio Rococi all drove in one run each.

   

Stargell Fuhr took the loss for Kennedy Catholic, allowing four runs (three earned) in 4 ⅔ innings, striking out 10, allowing three hits, and walking five.

SAEGERTOWN 11, IROQUOIS 1, 5 innings

SAEGERTOWN, Pa. – Zach Balog tossed four shutout innings and also doubled and drove in three runs as Saegertown beat Iroquois 11-1 in five innings.

On the mound, Balog allowed just three hits and one walk and struck out nine

Landon Caldwell and Joe Grundy drove in two runs apiece for the Panthers.

   

CATHEDRAL PREP 13, FORT LEBOEUF 1, 5 innings

ERIE, Pa. – Andrew Malec went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs, and three RBIs as Cathedral Prep improved to 7-0 with a 13-1, five-inning win over Fort LeBoeuf.

The Ramblers scored five runs in the second inning and four each in the third and fourth.

Also for Prep, Reece Colvin was 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, Cole Constable 1-for-1 with two RBIs, and Nick Jackson 1-for-2 with three runs and two RBIs.

Maddox Stadler got the win, allowing one unearned run in four innings, allowing just two hits, and striking out six without issuing a walk.

MAPLEWOOD 13, COCHRANTON 2, 5 innings

COCHRANTON, Pa. – Maplewood scored 10 runs in the third inning en route to a 13-2, five-inning win over Cochranton.

Offensively for the Tigers, Noah Burk was 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, while Stuart Hochstetler was 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, Andrew Proper 1-for-1 with two RBIs, Ethan Peterson 1-for-4 with two RBIs and Brady Gerow 1-for-4 with two runs and an RBI.

Hochstetler tossed all five innings in the win, allowing one earned run on seven hits and striking out five without issuing a walk.

Wyatt Barzak and Jack Rynd had two his apiece for Cochranton.

Rynd took the loss, allowing eight runs (two earned) in 2 ⅔ innings, allowing five hits and three walks while striking out two.

UNION CITY 18, YOUNGSVILLE 14

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – Union scored 10 runs in the third inning en route to an 18-14 slugfest of a win over Youngsville.

Both teams had 11 hits, with Youngsville committing six errors and Union City four. Union City also took advantage of 13 free passes issued by Youngsville pitching.

Daithin Kent led the Bears at the dish, going 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs, and three runs, while Bryce Drayer was 2-for-5 with three runs and one RBI. Miles McCaslin was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and three runs and Aiden Shuman and Trevin Capela drove in two runs each.

Nathan Lucks and Matt DeSimone drove in two runs apiece for the Eagles, while Wyatt Dalrymple was 2-for-5 with an RBI and James Johnson 2-for-4 with three runs and an RBI.

Wyatt Post was credited with the win, allowing three runs (two earned) in 3 ⅓ innings, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out a pair.

DeSimone tossed five innings for Youngsville, allowing seven runs (two earned) on five hits, walking five, and striking out two.

WILMINGTON 10, LAKEVIEW 5

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Garrett Heller went 3-for-4 with four RBIs as Wilmington earned a 10-5 win over Lakeview.

Part of Heller’s effort included a pair of doubles.

Dom Serafino was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, while Isaac Schleich was 1-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.

The Greyhounds scored five runs in the third inning and four more in the fourth en route to the win.

Rocky Serafino got the win, allowing one run in 3 ⅔ innings, allowing two hits and five walks while striking out five.

NORTH EAST 6, MERCYHURST PREP 0

NORTH EAST, Pa. – Aiden Bulger tossed five innings of one-hit ball, striking out 10 as North East blanked Mercyhurst Prep, 6-0.

Andrew Aspden tossed the final two innings, striking out a pair.

The Grape Pickers also belted three home runs in the win, as Reid Courtwright, Tommy Owens, and David Gibson all went yard. Courtwright and Aspden drove in two runs each.

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