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April 25, 2022 D10 Baseball: Slippery Rock, Sharpsville Pick up Big Wins; Prep’s Malec Fires No-Hitter

Slippery Rock's Shane Thompson.

April 25, 2022 D10 Baseball Recaps

SLIPPERY ROCK 2, GROVE CITY 1

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Shane Thompson tossed six strong innings to help lead Slippery Rock to a 2-1 win over Grove City.

Thompson went six innings, allowing just one run, which was unearned, on five hits, striking out five, and walking one. He threw 60 of 88 pitches for strikes. Brett Galick tossed a perfect seventh with a pair of strikeouts to earn the save.

Thompson also had a big hand in the offense as well, helping The Rock take the lead in the third inning, scoring one, with a second run coming home on the play on an error.

         

Grove City scored on an error in the first inning.

Dylan McElhinney pitched strong in defeat for Grove City, allowing two runs (both unearned) in five innings on four hits, striking out three and walking three.

SHARPSVILLE 5, WILMINGTON 4

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Eli Eckles’ RBI single in the top of the seventh gave Sharpsville the insurance run they needed in a 5-4 win over Wilmington.

Eckles’ base knock made it 5-3. With one out in the bottom of the seventh, Dom Serafino’s RBI single made it 5-4, and a throw from the right fielder Eckles nailed Cole McAllister at the plate attempting to tie the game.

         

Brock Lenzi got the win for Sharpsville, going four innings and allowing one run on one hits, striking out six and walking four.

Luke Distler went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for Sharpsville, while Stephen Tarnoci was 3-fo-r4 with a double and a run scored.

Garrett Heller took the loss, allowing three runs (one earned) in three innings on five hits, striking out four.

Serafino and Ben Miller had two hits each for Wilmington.

CATHEDRAL PREP 14, FORT LEBOEUF 0, 5 innings

     

ERIE, Pa. – Andrew Malec was nearly perfect as Cathedral Prep earned a 14-0, five-inning victory over Fort LeBoeuf.

Malec fired a no-hitter and struck out nine without issuing a walk. The lone Fort LeBoeuf baserunner came on an error in the third inning. He threw 49 of his 73 pitches for strikes.

The Ramblers scored 12 runs in the first wo innings to take control. Jason Fultz Jr. had a big game, going 3-of-4 with five RBIs, including a three-run home run. Luke Costello was 1-for-2 with three runs scored, Cole Constable 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Reece Colvin 1-of-3 with an RBI and two runs.

Ethan Wilcox took the loss, allowing five runs (four earned) in ⅓ of an inning.

MERCYHURST PREP 9, FRANKLIN 0

FRANKLN, Pa. – Jake Manendo tossed a four-hit shutout as Mercyhurst Prep earned a 9-0 win over Franklin.

Manendo struck out nine and didn’t issue a walk, throwing 70 of his 100 pitches for strikes.

At the plate for the Lakers, it was the Mike Nelligan show, as he went 2-for-3 with five RBIs, including a two-run double.

Noah Kockler took the loss for Franklin, allowing six runs (one earned) in 3 ⅓ innings, allowing three hits on four walks, striking out three.

MERCER 8, KENNEDY CATHOLIC 3

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Three Mercer pitchers combined on a one-hitter as the Mustangs earned an 8-3 win over Kennedy Catholic.

Troy Bachman (3 innings), Jake Mattocks (2 innings), and Julian Lawrence (1 inning) combined to strike out six and allowed five walks.

Bachman also had a strong day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three runs. Mattocks, meanwhile, was 1-for-3 with three RBIs.

Remington Hart took the loss for Kennedy Catholic, allowing five runs (three earned) in 2 1/3 innings, striking out two, and allowing four hits and four walks.

CORRY 8, WARREN 1

WARREN, Pa. – Corry scored seven runs in the fourth and fifth innings on its way to an 8-1 win over Warren.

Max Rimdzius had a big day at the plate for the Beavers, going 2-for-5 with four RBIs. Caleb Marrs brought in another run on a bases-loaded walk, as the Beavers also took advantage of four Warren errors.

Nathan Lesher got the complete-game victory, allowing five hits in his seven innings of work, striking out nine without issuing a walk.

Carson Farr took the loss for Warren, allowing five runs (three earned) in 3 ⅓ innings on five hits, one strikeout, and four walks.

Brady Berdine had the lone Dragon RBI on a fielder’s choice, while Anthony Errett went 2-for-3.

ROCKY GROVE 9, SAEGERTOWN 5

SAEGERTOWN, Pa. – Rocky Grove scored seven runs in the fourth inning on its way to a 9-5 win over Saegertown.

The inning included a solo home run from Reece Henderson, as well as RBIs off the bats of Aaron Burkhardt, Isaac Clayton and Travis Knupp, with an error bringing in two more runs.

Eli Moreland finished 3-for-3 at the plate with two doubles, two runs, and an RBI for Rocky Grove, while Henderson had two runs and two RBIs.

Moreland got the win, tossing a complete-game and allowing four earned runs on nine hits, striking out four and walking three.

Henry Shaffer took the loss, allowing seven runs (two earned) in four innings on five hits, striking out five, and walking one.

Zach Balog had two RBIs for Saegertown and Landon Caldwell and Dylan Flinchbaugh had two hits each.

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