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April 28, 2021 D10 Baseball/Softball: Malec Blasts Three Homers for Prep BB; Union City Softball Blanks McDowell

Jack Malec had three home runs and nine RBIs in Wednesday's win over Fort LeBoeuf. Photo courtesy CP Baseball Twitter.

April 28, 2021 D10 Baseball/Softball

CATHEDRAL PREP 15, FORT LEBOEUF 0, 4 innings

WATERFORD, Pa. – Jack Malec had a monster game for Cathedral Prep, belting three home runs and collecting nine RBIs in the Ramblers’ 15-0 win over Fort LeBoeuf. 

He capped things off with a grand slam in the fourth inning, this after homers in both the first and second innings. 

Cole Constable was 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs, and two runs for the Ramblers. 

Jacob Engel got the win, tossing three hitless innings with five strikeouts. 

Reece Colvin added a 3-for-4 effort at the plate for Prep with an RBI and three runs. 

Dan Caldwell took the loss for LeBoeuf. 

WARREN 6, CORRY 3

COLUMBUS, Pa. – Warren broke open a 1-1 tie with a 5-run sixth inning to beat Corry, 6-3. 

Ben Berdine went 6 ⅓ innings, allowing three runs on six hits, striking out nine. 

Dylan Maeder got things going in the sixth with an RBI double for the Dragons. Micah Passmore followed with a ground ball to short that wasn’t fielded cleanly, allowing two more runs to cross the plate. The same thing happened in J.T. Blum’s at-bat, making it 6-1. 

Berdine had a pair of hits and scored a run for the Dragons, while James Swanson was 2-for-3 and Owen Blum also drove in a run with an RBI single in the third. 

Nathan Lesher took the loss for Corry, allowing four runs (three earned) in five innings, allowing seven hits and striking out five. 

Lesher was also 3-for-4 at the plate with a triple and two RBIs for the Beavers. 

FAIRVIEW 5, TITUSVILLE 2

FAIRVIEW, Pa. – Fairview put up two spots in the second and sixth innings en route to a 5-2 win over Titusville. 

Preston King and Anthony Soltis got things going in the second with RBI singles for the Tigers. 

Aiden Rubilotta got the win for Fairview, tossing a pair of shutout innings with a hit allowed and a strikeout. 

The Tiger runs in the sixth inning came on an error. 

Hunter Thomas took the loss, allowing a pair of runs on five hits and striking out seven in his 4 ⅔ innings of work. 

Derek Beach went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Rockets. 

FRANKLIN 5, MERCYHURST PREP 4

FRANKLIN, Pa. – Franklin jumped out to a 4-0 lead and held on for a 5-4 win over Mercyhurst Prep. 

The Knights scored three runs in the second inning, courtesy of RBIs from Kyle Alexander, Luke Guth and Carson Wible. 

Guth got the win and was strong in his 6 ⅓ innings of work, allowing just one hit and three walks, striking out eight. He gave up four runs, two of which were earned. Alexander came in and earned the save. 

Kadin Karns drew a bases-loaded walk in the first inning for the Knights and Wible hit an RBI double in the fourth, which proved to be critical for Franklin. 

A wild pitch and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Connor Fitzgerald cut the deficit to 4-2, and the Lakers scored two runs in the fifth on a double steal and an RBI double off the bat of Joey Colon. 

Fitzgerald took the loss, allowing five runs (three earned) on six hits and four walks, striking out six. 

SLIPPERY ROCK 7, GROVE CITY 5

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Slippery Rock scored all seven of its runs in the sixth inning for a 7-5 win over rival Grove City. 

Nick Kingerski got things going with an RBI single to make it 2-1, followed by a Brett Galick RBI single to tie the game. A wild pitch gave the Rockets the lead and a Ryan Montgomery RBI single made it 4-2. A bases-loaded walk made it 5-2 and Galick put the finishing touches on the inning with a 2-run double. 

Shane Thompson earned the win for the Rockets, going 5 ⅓ innings and allowing four runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks, striking out seven. 

Hayden McCreadie went 2-for-4 with two of the three Eagle RBIs. Dylan McElhinney took the loss for GC. 

Mason Jones tossed four scoreless innings, striking out five. 

MCDOWELL 3, GENERAL MCLANE 2

ERIE, Pa.- Trailing 2-1 going into the bottom of the seventh, McDowell rallied for two runs to beat General McLane, 3-2 after Matt Demski drew a bases-loaded walk. 

The Trojans tied the game on a bases-loaded walk as well. 

McDowell took a 1-0 lead on a Jackson Hower RBI double in the third. 

GM responded with two runs in the fourth on a 2-run single off the bat of Alex Beach. 

Gavin Snyder got the complete-game win, allowing just three hits and two walks, striking out eight. 

Eric Matthews tossed six strong innings for the Lancers, allowing one run on six hits, striking out eight. Alex Leehan took the loss. 

HICKORY 12, SHARON 6

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Clay Wiesen, Joey Fazzone, and Johny Leedham drove in two runs each to help lead Hickory to a 12-6 win over Sharon. 

Connor Evans belted a solo home run for the Hornets. 

Nick Osborne was strong on the mound, going 5 ⅓ innings, striking out five. 

IROQUOIS 15, UNION CITY 5, 5 innings

LAWRENCE PARK, Pa. – Ben Burkhardt and Joe Doverspike both homered as Iroquois powered past Union City, 15-5. 

Burkhardt was 3-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs, while Doverspike drove in three runs. 

Jason Chapman was 2-for-2 with three runs, while Andrew Hatton and Gavin Lewis drove in two apiece. 

Collin May got the win, going four innings, allowing five runs (two earned) on two hits, striking out nine. 

NORTH EAST 17, SENECA 4, 5 innings

WATTSBURG, Pa. – North East scored 12 runs in the third inning on its way to a 17-4 win over North East. 

Brandon Perez went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs, while Andrew Aspden was 3-for-4 with three RBIs, David Gibson 4-for-4 with two RBIs and Reid Courtwright 1-for-2 with three RBIs. 

Aspden got the win, striking out four in 4 ⅔ innings. 

SAEGERTOWN 11, MAPLEWOOD 0, 6 innings

GUYS MILLS, Pa. – Saegertown scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back on its way to an 11-0 win over Maplewood. 

Jaden Reagle, Grundy Joe, Landon Caldwell, Garrett Young, Henry Shaffer, Foxx Mook and Anthony Hernandez all had hits for Saegertown. Reagle drove in a pair of runs. 

Dylan Flinchbaugh tossed four shutout innings with six strikeouts, while Chandler Davison tossed a pair of hitless frames. 

SOFTBALL

UNION CITY 11, MCDOWELL 0

ERIE, Pa. – Union City scored eight runs in the sixth inning on its way to an 11-0 win over McDowell. 

Emylee Zielinski cleared the bases twice with doubles in the sixth and seventh innings, finishing with six RBIs. 

Jordan Brozell, Michayla Magee, Abby Tingley, and Zielenski each collected multiple hits, with Brozell going 3-for-4 with an RBI. Eliza Reynolds also had an RBI double. 

Tingley was brilliant on the mound, tossing the shutout, allowing six hits, and striking out nine. 

SHARPSVILLE 15, COMMODORE PERRY 0, 3 innings

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. – Paige Yarian hit two doubles and drove in five runs to help lead Sharpsville to a 15-0 win over Commodore Perry. 

Breanna Hanley tossed three perfect innings, striking out eight. 

Alli Davis went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs.

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