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Costello Twirls Gem for Prep; Galcik’s Slam Powers Slippery Rock; Shaffer Drives in Six in Saegertown’s Victory

Luke Costello. Photo Cathedral Prep baseball.

ERIE, Pa. – Luke Costello was dominant, firing a complete game 3-hitter as Cathedral Prep improved to 16-0 with an 8-0 win over General McLane.

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Costello struck out 14, didn’t issue a walk, and threw 69 of his 89 pitches for strikes.

Andrew Costello did the offensive damage, belting a 3-run home run and finishing with four RBIs. Davin Friedman also drove in a run for the Ramblers.

Dylan Sheeder had two of General McLane’s three hits. Jackson Kizer took the loss, allowing five runs in 1 ⅓ innings on four hits, striking out three and walking three.

SLIPPERY ROCK 11, WEST MIDDLESEX 4

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Brett Galcik’s fifth-inning grand slam broke open what was an 11-4 win for Slippery Rock over West Middlesex.

Luke Allison was also 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for Slippery Rock, while Dom Zandhi was 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI.

Galcik got the win, tossing three shutout innings, allowing two hits, walking one and striking out one.

Devin Gruver drove in a pair of runs for West Middlesex.

Logan Kent took the loss, allowing seven runs in three innings.

SAEGERTOWN 22, EISENHOWER 5, 6 innings

RUSSELL, Pa. – Henry Shaffer had a monster day for Saegertown, going 5-for-5 with three doubles and six RBIs in a 22-5, 6-inning win over Eisenhower.

The Panthers scored nine runs in the first inning and eight in the sixth.

Shaffer also scored four runs, while Wyatt Burchill was 4-for-5 with three runs and an RBI, Sully Zirkle was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, and William Shaffer had two RBIs, Joe Grundy and Gabe Jordan had two RBIs.

Everett Gardner tossed three shutout innings with four strikeouts for Saegertown, while Luke Young allowed five unearned runs in three innings on three hits, striking out one and walking four.

Aaden Nichols drove in a pair of runs for Eisenhower, while Kael Hunt had an RBI double.

Derek Childs took the loss, allowing nine runs (three earned) in one inning.

LAKEVIEW 9, SHARPSVILLE 2

STONEBORO, Pa. – Lakeview built an 8-1 lead after two innings in a 9-1 win over Sharpsville.

Cody Fagley hit a solo home run and scored twice for the Sailors, while Chase Hostetler was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs, Lucas Fagley was 1-for-3 with two runs and Maddox Bell was 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

      

Owen Dye went four innings and allowed two runs on three hits, striking out three for the Sailors. Chris Mong pitched three scoreless innings, striking out one and walking three.

Gabe Titus hit a solo home run for Sharpsville, while Josh Divens also drove in a run.

Braden Scarvel took the loss, allowing eight runs (seven earned) in 1 ⅓ innings.

GROVE CITY 6, HICKORY 4

GROVE CITY, Pa. – A 6-run third inning lifted Grove City to a 6-4 win over Grove City.

Hayden McCreadie had a 3-run triple for Grove City, while Ethan Adams had a 2-run double and the other run scored on an error.

Kam Martin went four innings and allowed four runs for the Eagles, allowing four hits and striking out three, while Earman tossed three scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one hit and striking out seven.

Hickory scored all four of its runs in the second inning on a Luca Bertolasio 2-run double, a Zac Lanshcak solo home run, and a balk.

Tyson Djakovich took the loss, allowing six runs (four earned) in five innings on eight hits, striking out two and walking two.

HARBOR CREEK 10, FORT LEBOEUF 6

WATERFORD, Pa. – Jake Rzodkiewicz and Gio Barbato drove in two runs each as Harbor Creek earned a 10-6 win over Fort LeBoeuf.

Preston Lanagan, Eli Moon and Brady Rzodkiewicz had an RBI each for the Huskies, with Jake and Brady Rzodkiewicz collecting two RBIs each.

Tyler Burick got the win, allowing three runs in four innings on five hits, striking out four and walking four.

Kadin Dombkowski was 3-for-3 with two RBIs for LeBoeuf.

Jake Zimmer took the loss, allowing four runs (two earned) in 1 ⅓ innings.

MEADVILLE 10, MCDOWELL 8

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Brighton Anderson belted a 2-run home run as Meadville earned a 10-8 win over McDowell.

McDowell built an early 5-0 advantage after 1 ½ innings, but Meadville rallied to take a 10-6 lead after six.

Gavin Beck and AJ Feleppa drove in two runs each for Meadville, while Owen Garvey and Mason Walker both had a hit, RBI, and two runs scored.

Brady Walker got the win, going four innings and allowing six runs on six hits, striking out four and walking five.

Carter Swanson, Jake Hower, and Nick Hamilton had two RBIs each for McDowell, with Hamilton collecting three hits, including two doubles.

SHARON 11, REYNOLDS 4

SHARON, Pa. – Derek Douglas, Will Beckert, and Angelo Fromm drove in two runs each as Sharon beat Reynolds, 11-4.

Hayden Scarmak belted a solo home run for Sharon, which scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning after Reynolds had scored four in the top of the inning.

Saire Logan got the win, allowing four runs on six hits in three innings, striking out two and walking two.

Chase Bell was 1-for-2 with two walks and an RBI for Reynolds.

Rocky Floch took the loss, allowing seven runs in two innings, three of which were earned on four hits, striking out two and walking three.

DUBOIS 11, WARREN 3

WARREN, Pa. – Tyler Chamberlin pitched six strong innings and DuBois scored five runs in the third inning without the benefit of a hit in an 11-3 win over Warren.

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Chamberlin went six innings allowing one run on six hits, striking out eight and walking none. He was also 1-for-3 at the plate, with an RBI, two walks, and three runs on his way to Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game honors.

“My fastball was really good today,” Chamberlin said. “I was just attacking the hitters and letting the defense do the work behind me.”

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Warren committed three errors in the third inning and Kaden Clark, Jordan Ell and Billy Gray all drew bases-loaded walks, chasing Warren starter Brady Berdine in the process.

Trey Wingard finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs for DuBois, while Ell was 2-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs, Gray was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and Talon Hodge was 2-for-5 with a run.

Ben Sowa was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for Warren.

Berdine took the loss, allowing five runs (one earned) in two-plus innings on one hit, striking out four and walking four.

Rocky Grove 17, Forest Area 0, 3 innings
Rocky Grove 11, Forest Area 1, 5 innings

TIONESTA, Pa. – Rocky Grove took a pair of games from Forest Area, 17-0 in three innings and 11-1 in five innings.

In the 17-0 win, Rocky Grove scored 14 runs in the second inning and took advantage of 10 free passes issued by Forest Area pitching.

Aaron Wetjen was 2-for-2 with three RBIs and two runs for the Orioles, while Haydon Bevier was 1-for-1 with two RBIs and two runs. Chippy Whiting, Dillon Hamilton, Eli Wilson, Dallas Ross, Jason Dunkle, Logan Gavin, and Mykah Stone had one RBI each. Hamilton also scored three runs.

Wetjen tossed a pair of shutout innings, allowing three hits and striking out three, while Trenton Rice struck out the side in a scoreless frame.

Justin Reynolds took the loss, allowing three runs in ⅔ of an inning, walking three, and striking out two.

In the 11-1 Game 2 win for Rocky Grove, the Orioles scored in every inning by the third.

Dunkle was 3-for-3 with three runs for Rocky Grove, while Gavin was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs, Bevier was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Rice was 1-for-1 with two RBIs.

Bevier got the complete game win, allowing one unearned run on four hits, striking out nine, and walking one.

Warren Dashner drove in Forest Area’s lone run. Dashner took the loss, allowing six runs (five earned) in two innings, allowing five hits and four walks.

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EISENHOWER 17, KANE 7

KANE, Pa. – Eisenhower scored seven runs in the third inning and eight in the sixth in a 17-7, 6-inning win over Eisenhower.

Eisenhower collected 12 hits, taking advantage of seven Kane errors.

Emilie Jones was 2-for-5 with a triple, two RBIs, and two runs for Eisenhower, while Payton Frank was 1-for-4 with a double, RBI, and two runs, Kailee Morrison was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs, and two runs, Julia Gesing was 2-for-4 with an RBI and three runs and Tracey Jakubczak was 3-for-5 with two runs.

Jones got the win, allowing seven runs (six earned) on 11 hits, striking out five and walking two.

Leah Tigani was 3-for-4 with a home run, double, and three RBIs for Kane, while Hailee Sheaffer was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs and Kate Parana was 2-for-4 with a run.

Tigani took the loss, allowing 17 runs (nine earned) in six innings on 12 hits, striking out four and walking seven.

SENECA 16, MERCYHURST PREP 0, 3 innings

WATTSBURG, Pa. – Seneca had eight hits and took advantage of eight Mercyhurst Prep errors in a 16-0, 3-inning win.

Helen Genest was 2-for-2 with four RBIs, while Lauren Konkol was 1-for-2 with a triple and two RBIs, Khyli Peterson was 1-for-1 with three RBIs and two runs, Alara Bem scored three runs and Rylie Currier was 1-for-2 with two RBIs.

Konkol got the win, tossing two scoreless innings and striking out four.

NESHANNOCK 6, CATHEDRAL PREP 2

ERIE, Pa. – Unbeaten Neshannock scored five runs in the second inning in a 6-2 win over Cathedral Prep.

Aaralyn Nogay did most of the damage for Neshannock, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and five RBIs. Jaidyn Malizia had Neshannock’s other RBI.

Addyson Fry got the win, allowing two runs on seven hits, striking out six, and walking two.

Megan Kelly and Madison Simmerman had the RBIs for the Ramblers.

Jenna Wagner took the loss, allowing six runs (five earned) on 12 hits, striking out six.

                       

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