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Hickory Wins Marathon Over Slippery Rock; Anderson’s Blast Helps Meadville Past McDowell; Runs Aplenty on Busy Wednesday

Hickory's Luca Bertolasio homered and drove in four runs in a 13-8, 10-inning win over Slippery Rock.

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Tyson Djakovich’s RBI single in the 10th inning broke a 5-5 tie and sparked a 5-run frame in Hickory’3 13-8, 10-inning marathon win over Slippery Rock.

It was a game that Slippery Rock led 8-2 after five innings, with Hickory scoring four times in the sixth on a 3-run homer by Luca Bertolasio and a solo blast from Johnny Leedham and twice more in the seventh to tie the game on DJ Donatelli’s 2-run double.

After Djakovich’s go-ahead knock in the 10th, Joe Cidila had a 2-run single and an error, and a wild pitch allowed two more runs to cross the plate.

Bertolasio was 3-for-6 with four RBIs, while Donatelli was 2-for-7 with two RBIs, Djakovich was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and Luke Ference and Connor Stoyer scored two runs each.

Brett Galcik’s 3-run home run in the third inning gave Slippery Rock a 5-2 lead, and the Rockets tacked on three more runs in the fifth, with Dylan Gordon delivering a 2-run double.

                  

Galcik was 2-for-5 with four RBIs, while Nick Kingerski was 2-for-5 with two runs and Sal Mineo was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs.

Donatelli tossed five scoreless innings of relief to get the win, allowing just three hits and striking out five.

Austan Runtas took the loss, allowing five runs in three innings on five hits, striking out four and walking two.

MEADVILLE 10, MCDOWELL 8

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Brighton Anderson’s 2-run homer in the fifth gave the Bulldogs their first lead and Meadville held on for a 10-8 win over McDowell.

                          

Anderson’s blast came with two outs in the bottom of the fifth, just one out after AJ Feleppa’s RBI double tied the game at 6-6.

Anderson finished with three hits, scored twice, and drove in three. Feleppa and Gavin Beck each had two RBIs.

Jake Hower tripled and had two RBIs for the Trojans. Nick Hamilton had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in a pair.

Feleppa picked up the win allowing two earned runs on two hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Brady Walker got the start and gave up six earned runs on six hits with five walks and four strikeouts.

MERCER 21, JAMESTOWN 10

               

JAMESTOWN, Pa. – Ethan Christie, Aedan Ryhal, and Jayden Amos combined for seven hits, including four doubles and a home run, and 14 RBIs to lead Mercer to a 21-10 win at Jamestown.

Christie hit a grand slam as the Mustangs scored four runs in the inning. He finished with three hits, two runs scored, and six RBIs. Amos had three hits, all doubles, scored twice, and drove in four. Ryhal also drove in four.

Amos got the win allowing run earned run on two hits and 10 strikeouts.

Connor Dobereiner had a home run and drove in two. Cole Ternent and Cam Keyser each had two hits and scored a run for the Muskies.

GREENVILLE 15, WEST MIDDLESEX 8

GREENVILLE, Pa. – Greenville scored five runs in the first inning and 10 runs in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings in a 15-8 win over West Middlesex.

Every starter in the Greenville lineup had at least one hit and the Trojans finished with 12 for the game.

Brandon Stubert was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs for Greenville, while Jack Strausser was 2-for-5 with a double, four runs, and two RBIs, Soren Hedderick was 1-for-4 with three runs, and Blake Rottman was 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run.

Soren Hedderick was credited with the win for Greenville, allowing three runs in 2 ⅔ innings on two hits, striking out one and walking one.

            

Evan Gilson hit a 2-run homer run for West Middlesex. Gilson also scored three runs, while Devin Gruver was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.

Kyle Gilson took the loss, allowing six runs (three earned) in two innings on four hits, striking out one and walking one.

GROVE CITY 19, SHARON 9, 5 innings

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Hayden McCreadie keyed a 10-run second inning with a grand slam as Grove City beat Sharon, 19-9 in five innings.

Kam Martin had a 2-run homer in the first inning as Grove City led 16-0 after two frames.

McCreadie had three hits and scored three runs, while Ethan Adams was 2-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs, Michael Earman was 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs, Andrew Swartzfager was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs and Martin was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs.

Earman was credited with the win, allowing four runs in three innings on three hits, striking out four and walking five.

Sharon scored four runs in the third inning on a Santino Piccirilli grand slam and five in the fourth. Mark Cattron was 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI and Andrew Fromm also drove in a run for the Tigers.

Mikey Rodriques took the loss, allowing six runs in one inning on four hits, striking out one and walking two.

COCHRANTON 11, IROQUOIS 1, 5 innings

COCHRANTON, Pa. – Walker Carroll turned in a dominant pitching performance and Cochranton pounded out 12 hits in an 11-1, 5-inning win over Iroquois.

Carroll struck out 11 in his five innings of work, allowing just one earned run on four hits while striking out 11 and walking one.

Offensively, Cochranton broke the game open with a 5-run second inning. Jack Rynd had a 2-run single in the inning and finished 2-for-3 with a double and four RBIs. Carroll, meanwhile, was 1-for-2 with a double and three runs, while Brayden Burnette was 1-for-3 with an RBI, and Blake Foulk was 3-for-4 with an RBI, double, and two runs.

Reilly Brown was 2-for-3 with a double and a run for Iroquois.

Ben Burkhardt took the loss, allowing four runs on five hits in 1 ⅔ innings, striking out three.

ROCKY GROVE 6, CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 5

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, Pa. – Rocky Grove scored four runs in the first inning and two more in the fourth on its way to a 6-5 win over Cambridge Springs.

The Orioles scored their four runs on bases-loaded walks from Aaron Wetjen and Logan Gavin, while Logan Patterson and Chippy Whitling were both hit by pitches with the bases loaded.

Wetjen also had a run-scoring single in the fourth inning. Rocky Grove had just three hits in the win, as Schiffer Anderson scored a pair of runs.

Trenton Rice got the complete game win, scattering seven hits and allowing five runs (one earned), striking out six and walking two.

Bradyn Field knocked in a pair of runs for CambridgeSprings, while Brady Jardina was 2-for-4 with a double and a run and Josh Gorton also had an RBI.

Gunnar Gage took the loss, allowing two runs in ⅓ of an inning on a pair of walks.

TITUSVILLE 11, CONNEAUT 4

LINESVILLE, Pa. – Kasen Neely and Nate Stearns drove in three runs each as Titusville scored nine runs over the final two innings to beat Conneaut, 11-4.

The Rockets led 2-1 going to the sixth, scoring five runs in the sixth and four more in the seventh.

Neely was 1-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, while Stearns was 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs, Jaxson Covell was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a run, Drew Wheeling was 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs and Ashton Burleigh was 4-for-4 with three runs.

Neely got the win, going six innings and allowing one run on four hits, striking out six and walking two.

Greg Klink was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for CASH, while Ethan Stright had an RBI triple and Gavin White and Ashton Headley both had two hits and scored a run.

Wyatt Kornman took the loss, allowing seven runs (five earned) on 11 hits, striking out one and walking four.

GENERAL MCLANE 10, CORRY 0, 5 innings

CORRY, Pa. – Ross Morrow fired five shutout innings and Dylan Sheeder and Ryan Fiscus had two RBIs each as General McLane beat Corry, 10-0 in five innings.

Morrow threw 49 of his 70 pitches for strikes and allowed five hits while striking out three and walking one.

The Lancers scored in every inning but the first, including five in the fifth. Sheeder capped the scoring with a 2-run triple, while Fiscus was 2-for-3 with two runs, Henry Salvo was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs, Tyler Chorney was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs and Charlie Swanson was 1-for-4 with an RBI and two runs.

Nate James suffered the loss, allowing two runs in 1 ⅔ innings on three hits while striking out a pair.

SAEGERTOWN 14, EISENHOWER 1, 5 innings

SAEGERTOWN, Pa. – Henry Shaffer doubled, tripled, and drove in four runs as Saegertown scored nine runs in the fourth inning en route to a 14-1, 5-inning win over Saegertown.

Connor Shaw was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs for the Panthers, while Wyatt Burchill was 1-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs, Joe Grundy was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs, Shaffer also scored three runs and Garrett Crawford was 1-for-2 with an RBI and two runs.

Zirkle got the win, going four innings and allowing one run on two hits, striking out one and walking five.

JJ Darr was 1-for-1 with an RBI single for Eisenhower.

Johnny Palmieri took the loss, allowing 14 runs (eight earned) in 3 ⅔ innings on 14 hits, striking out one and walking three.

FAIRVIEW 11, NORTHWESTERN 0, 5 innings

ALBION, Pa. – Colin Bolla fired a 1-hitter and Fairview scored eight runs in the first two innings in an 11-0, 5-inning win over Northwestern.

Bolla struck out nine and walked one, throwing 47 of his 71 pitches for strikes.

Caleb Szklenski and Adam Skelly drove in two runs each for Fairview, while Brady Baker was 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs and Eddie Dolansky and Vinny Campoli also had one RBI each.

Nick Timm took the loss, allowing eight runs (three earned) in 1 ⅔ innings on eight hits, striking out three and walking four.

WARREN 7, FORT LEBOEUF 5

WATERFORD, Pa. – Warren scored five runs in the fifth inning on its way to a 7-5 win over Fort LeBoeuf.

The Dragons led 7-1 and withstood a LeBoeuf rally that saw the Bison score three times in the sixth inning.

In the fifth for Warren, Owen Blum had an RBI single, CJ Wyman a 2-run single, and Archie Teconchuk an RBI single. Ben Sowa also hit into a double play, which brought in another run.

Blum had two hits for the Dragons, while Brady Berdine was also 1-for-2 with an RBI, two walks, and a run. The Dragons took advantage of 10 free passes issued by Bison pitching.

Carson Farr got the win, going 4 ⅓ innings and allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits, striking out five and walking three.

Kyle Myers was 3-for-5 with an RBI to lead LeBoeuf, while Matt Herr had an RBI double and scored two runs and Connor Sell and Jake Schmidt had one RBI each.

Schmidt took the loss, allowing four runs in 4 ⅓ innings on two hits while striking out five and walking seven.

OIL CITY 13, FRANKLIN 5

FRANKLIN, Pa. – Oil City scored seven runs in the seventh inning to pull away for a 13-5 win over Franklin.

The Oilers led 3-2 going to the seventh, with the top four hitters in the order – Jacob Teeter, Connor Highfield, Hunter Lockhart, and Charlie Motter combining for nine hits and six RBIs.

Teeter was 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs, while Highfield was 2-for-5 with three runs, Lockhart was 3-for-4 with an RBI double and two runs and Motter was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Braylon Barber also drove in a pair of runs and Will McMahon and Alex Stevens had one each and Justen Dunkle had two hits and two runs.

McMahon got the win, going 5 ⅔ innings and allowing two runs on five hits, striking out 11 and walking two.

Luke Guth was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs for Franklin, while Kadin Karns was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Alex Wible was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Zach Boland took the loss, allowing three runs (two earned) in 4 ⅔ innings on six hits, striking out seven and walking two.

NORTH EAST 8, HARBOR CREEK 7

HARBORCREEK, Pa. – North East built an 8-3 lead and held off a late Harbor Creek rally to earn an 8-7 win.

David Gibson had a 3-run home run and Andrew Aspden a 2-run shot to power the Grape Pickers.

Vinny Triana also had two hits and drove in a run for North East.

Jackson Humes got the win, allowing one run on four hits in three innings, walking one and striking out one.

Brady Rzodkiewicz, Eli Moon, and Gio Barbato drove in two runs each for the Huskies.

Barbato took the loss, allowing four runs (one earned) in 1 ⅔ innings on three hits, striking out one.

WILMINGTON 11, KENNEDY CATHOLIC 0, 5 INNINGS

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Wilmington scored five runs in the top of the first and never looked back on its way to an 11-0, 5-inning win at Kennedy Catholic.

Garrett Heller had three hits, including two doubles, scored twice, and drove in a pair in the win. Brodie Dewberry, Tyler Mikulin, Rocky Serafino, Sam Mistretta, and Shane Book each had two hits. Miller and Serafino tripled, while Dewberry, Mikulin, and Serafino all doubled.

Mikulin picked up the win, scattering three hits over five innings. He walked two and struck out 10.

YOUNGSVILLE 10, MAPLEWOOD 6

GUYS MILLS, Pa. – Matt DeSimone homered and drove in five runs to lead Youngsville to a 10-6 win at Maplewood.

DeSimone hit a 3-run blast with one out in the sixth to extend the Eagles’ lead to 9-3. That came two pitches after Ethan Senz’s RBI single pushed the lead to 6-3.

James Johnson had two hits, both doubles and drove in a pair in the win. Wyatt Dalrymple had two hits, including a double, and scored twice. Senz and Talon Mesel each scored twice.

Nate Lucks got the win allowing three earned runs on 10 hits with one walk and four strikeouts in six innings. DeSimone closed out the win giving up three earned runs on four hits with a walk and two strikeouts.

Elijah Hochstetler had four hits for the Tigers. Andrew Proper had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in a pair. Levi Wilson had one double among his three hits. He also scored twice and had two RBIs.

MERCYHURST PREP 12, SENECA 0, 6 INNINGS

WATTSBURG, Pa. – Mercyhurst Prep scored seven runs across the fifth and sixth innings on its way to a 12-0 win at Seneca.

Noah Trojanowski and Hunter Krahe combined for a 1-hitter. Trojanowski got the win and gave up the hit. He also walked one and struck out five in four innings. Krahe didn’t allow a hit in his two relief innings. He walked one and struck out four.

Kolten Kruszewski had three hits and scored twice. Noah Reigel had a pair of hits and scored three times. Alex Manendo and Krahe each had two hits and two RBIs. Josh Majczyk also drove in a pair.

SHARPSVILLE 15, REYNOLDS 0, 3 innings

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. – Braden Scarvel hit a grand slam to polish off Sharpsville’s 15-0 win over Reynolds.

Scarvel also doubled and had six RBIs in the win. Gabe Titus, Jake Tonty, and David Moyer each drove in a pair.

Jack Leipheimer picked up the win scattering two hits over three innings with a walk and six strikeouts.

SOFTBALL

OIL CITY 12, SHARON 9

SHARON, Pa. – Shalyn Whittemore tripled and drove in four runs as Oil City picked up a 12-9 win at Sharon.

Whittemore also scored a pair of runs. Sophia Garmong had two hits, scored three times, and drove in a pair, while Maddie Wenner had a pair of RBIs in the win.

Claire Bodien homered twice and drove in six for the Tigers. Ella Connelly also hit a home run and had two RBIs.

Bodien took the loss allowing 12 runs, 10 earned on nine hits with four walks and eight strikeouts.

Garmong got the win. She allowed five runs, four earned, on two hits with four walks and 12 strikeouts in 5 ⅓ innings. Whittemore gave up four earned runs on four hits and had one strikeout in 1 ⅔ innings.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 15, WARREN 0, 4 innings

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Elk County Catholic belted four home runs in a 15-0, 4-inning win over Warren.

Ellie Baron, Emily Mourer, Reagan Bauer, and Syd Alexander all went deep for the Lady Crusaders.

Mourer finished 3-for-4 with four RBIs as ECC had 19 hits, scoring nine runs in the fourth inning to put the game away.

Baron was 2-for-2 with three runs and two RBIs, while Alexander was 4-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, Bauer was 2-for-2 with three runs and two RBIs, Lydia Anderson was 3-for-3 with two doubles, three RBIs, and two runs and Gabby Weisner was 3-for-3 with a double, RBI and two runs.

Mourer tossed four shutout innings, striking out three, walking one, and allowing two hits.

Halle Kuzminski had both hits for Warren. Lillian Devore took the loss, allowing 15 earned runs in 3 ⅔ innings on 16 hits and four walks.

                       

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