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April 8, 2021 D10 Baseball/Softball Recaps: Union City Softball Impresses in Win Over Cochranton; Slippery Rock Edges Franklin

Union City's Michayla Magee slides safely into third base during Thursday's game against Cochranton. Photo by Tammie Parkin.

April 8, 2021 District 10 Baseball/Softball Recaps

SOFTBALL

UNION CITY 7, COCHRANTON 3

UNION CITY, Pa. – Union City pounded out 15 hits to stay unbeaten with a 7-3 win in a Region 2 battle over Cochranton. 

The Bears struck for three runs in the first inning and scored three more in the sixth. 

In the circle, Abby Tingley struck out six and allowed three runs without issuing a walk in her seven innings of work. 

UC had four hits in the first inning, the big knocks coming courtesy of Cyaira Zielinski’s RBI single and Jordyn Brozell’s run-scoring double. Sophia Messenger also brought in another run with a groundout. 

Trailing 4-0 in the fourth inning, Cochranton’s Lexie Moore cut the lead in half with a towering fly ball that cleared the fence in left. 

The three runs in the sixth for the Bears came via a Sydney Gilbert RBI single, an Eliza Reynolds RBI single and a triple from Zielinski that brought in Reynolds. 

Reynolds finished with three hits for Union City, while Gilbert, Zielinski Brozell and Emylee Zielinski finished with two each. 

Carly Richter, Josealinn Vittorio and Kaylin Rose had two hits apiece for the Cardinals, with Rose also driving in a run.

Taytum Jackson struck out three without issuing a walk for the Cardinals. 

SLIPPERY ROCK 4, FRANKLIN 3

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Sam Meredith’s RBI single brought in Caitlin Kunsman in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Slippery Rock to a 4-3 win over Franklin. 

Slippery Rock trailed 3-2 going into its final at-bats, tying the game on Paige Gresgott’s third RBI of the game, a single that made it 3-3. 

Gresgott also had a brilliant game in the circle, allowing just one earned run while striking out 12. 

Franklin took advantage of six Slippery Rock errors to score its three runs. 

WARREN 8, GENERAL MCLANE 6, 8 innings

EDINBORO, Pa. – Warren scored two runs in the eighth inning to earn an 8-6 win over General McLane. 

In the eighth, Halle Kuzminski reached on an error, allowing Rylie Yeager to score. Kuzminski also came around to score on an error, one of four GM miscues in the game. 

Warren led 6-2 after four innings, but GM rallied with four runs in the fifth to tie the game at 6-6, a score that held until the eighth. 

Kelsey Stuart drove in three runs for the Dragons, while Ellee Irwin had three hits and scored a run. Kuzminski scored a pair of runs, and Alix Lytle, Yeager, and Lexi Hoffman also had RBIs. 

Stuart got the pitching win, striking out 12 and allowing 11 hits without issuing a walk. 

For GM, Catrina Miller homered and drove in a pair of runs. 

Samantha Herberg, Sarah Banta, Miller, Bailey Cannon, and Elena Halmi all had multiple hits for the Lancers. 

Cannon took the loss but allowed just three earned runs while striking out eight. 

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 15, YOUNGSVILLE 0, 3 innings

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, Pa. – Cheyenne Mosconi and Hailee Rodgers drove in three runs each as Cambridge Springs earned a 15-0 win over Youngsville. 

The Blue Devils scored 12 of their 15 runs in the first inning. 

Mosconi, Paige Verbanac, Myranda Findlay, Aly Acosta-Reyes, and Abby Goetz all had RBI hits in the first inning for the Blue Devils. 

Goetz doubled and drove in a pair of runs, as Cambridge Springs took advantage of three Youngsville errors. 

Rodgers allowed just one hit, striking out six. 

WILMINGTON 15, COMMODORE PERRY 0, 3 innings

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Faith Jones homered and Paije Peterson drove in three runs as Wilmington beat Commodore Perry, 15-0. 

The Greyhounds pounded out 15 hits in the win and scored 10 runs in the second inning. 

Peterson and Remington Koi both had three hits for Wilmington, while Jones and Koi scored three runs each. 

SENECA 8, CONNEAUT (OHIO) 4

WATTSBURG, Pa. – Kaylin Currier drove in a pair of runs to help Seneca to an 8-4 win over Conneaut (Ohio). 

The Bobcats trailed 2-1 but exploded for seven runs in the sixth inning en route to the win

Anna Malinowski and Aubrey Hammill had multiple hits for Seneca, which took advantage of seven Spartan errors. 

Ashley Post was in the circle for the Bobcats, allowing two earned runs and six hits while striking out five. 

FAIRVIEW 10, NORTH EAST 9

NORTH EAST, Pa. – It was a wild seventh inning as Fairview held on to defeat North East, 10-9. 

North East led 5-4 going into the seventh, only to watch as Fairview scored six runs to take a 10-5 lead. The Grapepickers rallied, scoring four times in the bottom half of the inning before getting out of the jam to end it. 

Chloe McManus tripled and drove in three runs for the Tigers, while Julia Golden went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a pair of runs scored. 

North East collected 12 hits, including a 4-for-5 performance from Madison Shafer. 

Delaney Prather, Alexis Rizzo, and Cadence Jones had two hits apiece. Prather drove in three runs and Jones two. 

WEST MIDDLESEX 17, FARRELL 2, 3 innings 

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Emily Dick drove in three runs to help West Middlesex to a 17-2 win over Farrell. 

The Big Reds scored 12 runs in the first inning on their way to the win. 

Lilly Holt, McKenzie Erdman, Ava Gilmore, and Alina Bowers all drove in two runs each for the Big Reds. 

HARBOR CREEK 19, MERCYHURST PREP 0, 3 innings

ERIE, Pa. – Harbor Creek scored 12 runs in the second inning on its way to a 19-0 victory over Mercyhurst Prep. 

Georgia Weber drove in four runs for the Huskies. 

Baileigh Bleil, Weber, Catherine Burkett, Madison Mikotowicz, Maggie Konieczki, and Maura Benim all drove in runs in the second inning. 

For the game, Harbor Creek had 10 hits. 

GROVE CITY 9, SHARON 7

SHARON, Pa. – Abby Geiger’s sacrifice fly in the seventh inning gave Grove City the lead in what turned out to be a 9-7 victory over Sharon. 

The first inning featured nine runs – four by Grove City followed by five from the Tigers. 

The game was tied at 6 when Lexi Berkson’s RBI single gave Sharon the lead. Berkson also homered in the game. 

Logan Jones was the winning pitcher, allowing two runs in six innings of work, striking out six. 

Jones, Brooke Shingledecker and Rylie Eaton all had multiple hits for the Eagles, with Jones driving in three runs and Eaton scoring two runs. 

Iresha Norris went 3-for-4 for the Tigers and scored a pair of runs. 

MCDOWELL 10, MEADVILLE 0, 6 innings

ERIE, Pa. – Alivia Soule tossed a 1-hitter, striking out 13 as McDowell blanked Meadville, 10-0. 

Leading 6-0, McDowell scored four runs in the sixth inning to put the game away. 

Hannah Powierza, Meghan Kapp and Lexxie Biel all had RBIs in the sixth. 

Powierza, Biel, and Alyssa Draghi all drove in two runs for the Trojans, who finished the game with 12 hits. 

NORTHWESTERN 8, GIRARD 3

ALBION, Pa. – Maddy Adams had three hits and drove in a pair of runs to lead Northwestern to an 8-3 with over Girard. 

Morgan Radzelovage and Maddy Camp had two hits each for the Wildcats in the win. 

HICKORY 19, OIL CITY 2, 5 innings

OIL CITY, Pa. – Carlie Miller had four RBIs on three hits to help Hickory to a 19-2 victory over Oil City. 

Leah Garm drove in three runs for the Hornets, while Kaelyn Fustos, Jaclyn Fustos, and Hallie Miller drove in a pair of runs each. 

Lydia Hallas earned the win in the circle for Hickory.

BASEBALL

JEFFERSON (OHIO) 12, CONNEAUT (OHIO) 10

JEFFERSON, OHIO – Conneaut was the victim of a 7-run fourth inning in a 12-10 loss to Jefferson.

The Spartans trailed 10-4, but RBIs from Dylan Fedor, Alex Kennedy, Zack Rice and Jake Wiley helped get them to within striking distance before Jefferson shut the door.

Ethan Morrison took the loss for the Spartans, allowing six runs (five earned) in 2 1/3 innings of work, striking out a pair and walking six.

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