April 19, 2021 D10 Baseball/Softball Recaps
GIRARD 5, NORTH EAST 4, 9 innings
GIRARD, Pa. – Austin Barrett delivered a walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning to send Girard to a hard-fought 5-4 win over North East.
North East scored two runs in the third inning and two more in the fifth, while Girard scored two in the first, one in the third, and one in the fifth before Barrett’s walk-off.
The dramatic hit capped a big day for Shady, who went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs. Tanner Tramontano got things going with a 2-run single in the first for the Yellow Jackets, part of a three-RBI effort.
Anthony Ricco went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs for the Grapepickers, while Brandon Perez also drove in a run for North East.
Todd Essman was brilliant in relief for Girard, going five innings and allowing just one hit, striking out five.
Aiden Bulger took the loss for North East, allowing two unearned runs in 4 ⅓ innings, striking out eight, and allowing just three hits. Perez started the game and gave up three runs on four hits and two walks, striking out a pair.
WARREN 5, FORT LEBOEUF 4
WARREN, Pa. – In an unusual game, Warren rallied for a 5-4 win over Fort LeBoeuf on Ethan Wilson’s walk-off RBI single in a game in which they didn’t allow a hit.
Ben Berdine started and was dominant for the Dragons, striking out 12 in his 5 ⅔ innings of work before giving way to Ben Sowa. who allowed two runs on three walks in his inning. Archie Teconchuk got the final out of the top of the seventh and got the win.
The Bison trailed 3-2 going into the top of the seventh and took the lead on Luke Kingen’s RBI groundout and a bases-loaded walk to Alex Jarrett that put the Bison up 4-3.
Berdine and JT Blum hit back-to-back singles to start the bottom half of the inning, and Owen Blum’s single brought in Berdine to tie the game at 4-4.
After Alex Borger’s sacrifice bunt, Wilson laced a 2-2 pitch into right field to end it.
The Dragons trailed 2-0, with LeBoeuf taking advantage of four Dragon errors in the first three innings.
In the fifth, Warren scored via a bases-loaded walk to Micah Passmore, followed by an RBI groundout from Berdine and a passed ball that scored Passmore.
Dan Caldwell got the start for LeBoeuf and went 5 ⅔ innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks, striking out seven. Nick Dooley took the loss, allowing two runs in his ⅔ of an inning.
JT Blum had two hits for the Dragons.
MEADVILLE 7, SLIPPERY ROCK 5, 9 innings
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Meadville scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning to earn a hard-fought win over Slippery Rock.
Cadian Holeva had an RBI double in the ninth and Tyler Blood followed with an RBI single.
Brady Walker got the win in relief. He went 4 ⅔ innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and four walks, striking out five.
Meadville scored four runs in the sixth to take a 5-3 lead.
The Rockets rallied with a run in each in the sixth and seventh, tying the game on a Nick Kingerski bases-loaded walk.
Shane Thompson started for Slippery Rock and gave up one run in five innings, allowing six hits and striking out four. Colin McCune took the loss, allowing two runs in 2 ⅔ innings.
Jacob Smith had two hits and two RBIs for the Bulldogs.
ERIE 4, GENERAL MCLANE 3
ERIE, Pa. – Edward Schwartz scored on an error in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Erie to a 4-3 win over General McLane.
Nate Doutt scored on a wild pitch in the top half of the inning to tie the game, 3-3.
The Royals scored three runs in the fifth on an RBI single from Kevin Fuentes, a sacrifice fly from Jose Quinones and an RBI double off the bat of Alec Dennis.
Ian Kennedy had the lone RBI of the game for General McLane.
Chris Ramos went six strong innings for Erie with just two unearned runs allowed and five strikeouts. Eli Nicklas got the win in relief.
Matt Leehan tossed four innings for GM, allowing just one hit and striking out seven. Ross Morrow took the loss.
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 9, IROQUOIS 0
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, Pa. – Walker Cunningham and Jaden Grubbs combined on a 1-hitter as Cambridge Springs blanked Iroquois, 9-0.
Cunningham allowed just one hit in his five innings of work, striking out nine. Grubbs went two innings, striking out two. Neither issued a walk.
At the plate, Trent Wheeler went 3-for-4 with two triples and three runs scored, while Phillip Dragosavac was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, Brady Jardina 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs and Nathan Held 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
The Blue Devils scored three runs in the third inning and four in the fourth.
COCHRANTON 8, EISENHOWER 5
COCHRANTON, Pa. – Trailing 3-0 early, the Cochranton Cardinals scored six runs in the first and second innings en route to an 8-5 win over Eisenhower.
Josh Merchbaker had an RBI single in the first inning, as did Jack Rynd, while Jaiben Walker’s double plated a pair.
Merchbaker and Rynd also had RBI singles in the second.
The Knights struck for three runs in the top of the first on a Jared Beers RBI single, a Zach Rohlin RBI double, and a Kael Hunt groundout.
Merchbaker also got the win for the Cardinals, going six innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks, striking out 11. Wyatt Barzak got the save, tossing a scoreless inning with a strikeout.
Bryce McDonough had four hits for the Cardinals, while Merchbaker and Rynd had three each.
Rohlin had two doubles and two RBIs for the Knights, while Hunt had two RBIs and Beers two runs scored.
Hunt took the loss, allowing eight runs on 15 hits, striking out five.
GROVE CITY 14, CONNEAUT (Pa.) 1, 6 innings
LINESVILLE, Pa. – Grove City scored two runs in each of the first four innings and six in the sixth en route to a 14-1 win over Conneaut.
The Eagles also took advantage of ten Conneaut errors.
Mason Jones and Landon Haggart combined on a 4-hitter. Jones struck out eight in his four innings of work, while Haggart struck out three in two innings on the mound.
Haggart also had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a home run two RBIs and two runs scored.
Haggart, Jones, Dylan McElhinney, and John Hake all drove in runs in the 6-run sixth.
Jones finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs, while Haggart was 3-for-4.
CATHEDRAL PREP 6, MCDOWELL 4
ERIE, Pa. – Trailing 4-1, Cathedral Prep scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth en route to a 6-4 victory over McDowell at UPMC Park.
Andrew Malec got things started with an RBI single in the sixth. Reece Colvin was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and a Cole Constable RBI single tied the game at 4-4.
An error in the outfield allowed the final two Rambler runs to score.
McDowell built its lead on a Josh Samluk RBI double, a Dan Snyder 2-run home run an RBI single from Jackson Hower.
Jacob Engel got the win in relief for Prep, going 4 ⅔ innings and giving up just an unearned run on two hits, striking out seven.
Jake Cooper was 3-for-3 for the Ramblers. Hower had three hits for the Trojans.
HARBOR CREEK 13, CORRY 2
CORRY, Pa. – Harbor Creek scored all 13 of its runs in innings four through seven, including six in the sixth en route to a 13-2 win over Corry.
Aidan Kelly had a monster day belting two home runs, driving in a total of four. He also scored three runs.
Kelly also got the win, striking out 10 in his five innings of work. He allowed two runs on four hits and one walk.
Cody Smith went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and Cam Williamson 2-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored. Austin Vaughn was also 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs for the Huskies.
Nick Brundage homered and doubled for Corry.
FRANKLIN 11, SENECA 1, 5 innings
FRANKLIN, Pa. – Luke Guth went 4-for-4 with three RBIs to help lead Franklin to an 11-1 win over Seneca.
Zach Boland got the win, tossing three hitless innings with six strikeouts.
KENNEDY CATHOLIC 5, LAKEVIEW 1
HERMITAGE, Pa. – Kennedy Catholic scored four runs in the third inning on its way to a 5-1 win over Kennedy Catholic.
Cody May and Sean Kirkland drove in runs for the Golden Eagles in the inning, and two more runs came across on an error and a dropped third strike.
Stargell Fur had an RBI single for Kennedy in the first inning.
May was sharp on the mound in getting the win. He went six innings, allowing just four hits and two walks, striking out eight.
WILMINGTON 12, REYNOLDS 4
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Wilmington scored 12 runs on just five hits en route to a 12-4 win over Reynolds.
The Greyhounds took advantage of 13 free passes by Raiders pitchers and five errors.
Dom Serafino had three RBIs for the Greyhounds, Garrett Heller, Rocky Serafino, and Isaac Schleich had two each.
Jaret Boyer got the win, allowing three runs (one earned) in five innings. He allowed three hits and struck out eight.
GROVE CITY 9, SLIPPERY ROCK 4
GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City scored six runs in the first two innings (four in the first, two in the second) on its way to a 9-4 win over Slippery Rock.
Rylie Eaton had a big day at the plate homering, doubling, driving in two runs, and scoring four.
Abby Geiger also drove in a pair of runs for the Eagles, who also took advantage of seven Slippery Rock walks.
Logan Jones got the win, going 6 ⅔ innings, allowing 10 hits and a walk while striking out two.
Paige Gresgott went 3-for-4 with a home run for Slippery Rock, while Ciana D’Antoni had three hits.
FOREST AREA 15, ROCKY GROVE 4, 5 INNINGS
SUGARCREEK BOROUGH, Pa. – Madison McFarland, Maggie Boehme and Jessica Wagner each hit two-run home runs to pace a 15-4, five-inning win by Forest Area at Rocky Grove.
Boehme had a pair of hits in the game and drove in four runs, while Natalie Meyers had two hits and four RBIs, Emma McFarland had three hits and two RBIs, Emily Aites three hits, and Chaise Siegel two hits, including a triple, and two runs scored.
Meyers got the win striking out five.
Kennidi Winslow hit a solo home run for Rocky Grove.