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April 13, 2022 D10 Baseball: Thompson, Slippery Rock Blank Meadville; Grove City Walks Off

Slippery Rock's Shane Thompson. File photo by Andy Close.

April 13, 2022 D10 Baseball

April 13 District 10 Softball Recaps


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Shane Thompson was dominant, tossing 6 ⅔ shutout innings in Slippery Rock’s 5-0 win over Meadville.

Thompson struck out nine and allowed just three hits and two walks. Ryan Double got the final out to complete the shutout.

The Rockets struck for four runs in the fifth inning, as Eli Drushel ripped an RBI single, with an error allowing two more runs to cross the plate. Brett Galcik finished with two of the Rockets’ four hits.

Brady Walker suffered the loss, allowing five runs (three earned) in 4 ⅔ innings, surrendering four hits, and striking out five.

GROVE CITY 2, CONNEAUT (Pa.) 1, 8 innings

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City scored the game-winning run on an error in a 2-1 victory over Conneaut (Pa.).

After Landon Haggart’s leadoff double in the eighth, Michael Earman attempted a sacrifice bunt, and the ball was thrown away, allowing Haggart to cross the plate with the game-winning run.


The Eagles trailed 2-1 going into the bottom of the seventh but tied the game on Hayden McCreadie’s two-out RBI single.

Conneaut took a 1-0 lead on an error in the fourth.

John Hake got the win with a scoreless inning of relief. Dylan McElhinney pitched seven strong innings, allowing just one run on three hits, striking out 12 without issuing a walk.

Alex Nottingham, who came on in the eighth inning, suffered the loss.

HICKORY 12, GREENVILLE 0, 5 innings

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Hickory scored eight runs in the third inning on its way to a 12-0, five-inning win over Greenville.

DJ Donatelli helped key the inning with a two-run single, as the top of the Hornets’ lineup, Luca Bertolasio, Donatelli, Clay Wiesen, and Joey Fazzone combined to go 6-of-11 with six RBIs and five runs scored.

Wiesen, Donatelli, and Fazzone had two RBIs apiece, while Dennis Fedele was 2-for-3 with an RBI double.

Donatelli earned the shutout, allowing just two hits in his five innings of work, striking out six without issuing a walk.

Soren Hedderick suffered the loss, allowing 11 runs, just two of which were earned, allowing six hits and six walks while striking out two.


NORTH EAST, Pa. – Andrew Aspden’s RBI double in the sixth inning lifted North East to a 2-1 win over Girard.

The run came in support of Tyler Wittman, who allowed just one run in six innings, surrendering just two hits, striking out seven, and walking four.

North East took the lead in the second inning on Reid Courtwright’s solo home run, with Girard tying the game in the sixth on Tyler Gilmore’s RBI single.

Courtwright got the save, tossing a clean seventh with a pair of strikeouts.

Anthony Ferretti took the loss, allowing one run in 1 ⅔ innings, striking out one, and walking four.


SHARPSVILLE, Pa. – Sharpsville scored five runs in the first inning on its way to an 11-3 win over Mercer.

Brock Lenzi led the way, going 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs, and two runs scored.

Braden Scarvel was 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Stephen Tarnoci tripled and scored three runs. The Blue Devils also took advantage of seven Mercer errors.

Scarvel tossed four innings, allowing three runs (two earned) to get the win, striking out eight and allowing just two hits. Lenzi had three shutout frames with five strikeouts.


ERIE, Pa. – Titusville scored three runs in the sixth inning to beat Mercyhurst Prep, 3-1.

The Rockets took the lead with two outs in the sixth on Brock Covell’s two-run single and tacked on an insurance run via an error.

Josh Majczyk’s RBI single in the third accounted for the Lakers’ lone run.

Garrett Knapp earned the complete-game victory for the Rockets, allowing just five hits and one walk, striking out five, and throwing 66 of his 92 pitches for strikes.

Ryan Gates was the tough-luck loser for the Lakers, allowing two earned runs in his complete-game effort, surrendering just four hits and two walks while striking out 11.

FRANKLIN 13, SENECA 1, 5 innings

WATTSBURG, Pa. – Kyle Alexander and Carson Wible both homered and combined for eight RBIs in Franklin’s 13-1, five-inning win over Seneca.

Alexander’s three-run home run put the finishing touches on a five-run first inning in which Wible (RBI double) and Noah Kockler (RBI single) also knocked in runs. Wible had another run-scoring double in the second inning, followed by back-to-back RBI doubles from Kockler and Aidan McCracken.

Wible put the finishing touches on the offensive outburst with a two-run bomb in the fifth.

Kockler also finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Luke Guth was 4-for-4 with an RBI and four runs.

Guth tossed three dominant innings, allowing one run on one hit, striking out six, and walking one. Zach Boland tossed two scoreless innings with a pair of strikeouts.


WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – West Middlesex scored six runs in the third inning in a 7-0 win over Lakeview.

Hunter Hoffman and Gio Rococi drove in two runs apiece for the Big Reds, with Richie Preston, Kyle Hurley and Blaise Fox drove in one each.

Preston tossed five shutout innings to earn the win, allowing just three hits, striking out four, and walking five. Jacob Crocker had two shutout frames, striking out one.

Ted Shilito took the loss, allowing six runs in four innings, allowing six hits, and striking out six.


NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Wilmington scored five runs in the first inning on its way to a 9-7 win over Conneaut (Ohio).

Rocky Serafino was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs for the Greyhounds, while Garrett Heller doubled and went 2-for-3 with two runs, and Shane Book was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

Isaac Schleich got the win, allowing two runs in two innings, allowing five hits and striking out two.

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