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May 10, 2021 D10 Baseball: Harbor Creek, Sharpsville Stay Unbeaten; Slippery Rock Rallies From 8-run Deficit

Harbor Creek's Aidan Kelly drove in three runs in a 9-5 win over Cathedral Prep.

May 10, 2021 D10 Baseball

HARBOR CREEK 9, CATHEDRAL PREP 5

HARBOR CREEK, Pa. – Harbor Creek built a 6-0 lead over Cathedral Prep en route to a 9-5 victory to stay unbeaten on the season. 

Cody Smith and Aidan Kelly combined to strike out 17 batters in the win. Smith got the win, going 4 ⅓ innings and allowing three runs (two earned) while striking out 10. Kelly came on for the final 2 ⅔, allowing three runs (one earned) and striking out seven. 

Kelly was 1-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs, while Casey Smith was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Austin Vaughn 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Cam Williamson 2-for-3 with two runs. 

Jack Malec took the loss, allowing six runs (five earned) in four innings, allowing seven hits, and striking out four. 

Cole Constable and Jack Malec both hit solo home runs for the Ramblers. Constable drove in a pair of runs. 

SHARPSVILLE 12, MERCER 1, 5 innings

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. – Sharpsville scored four runs in each of the first three innings to earn a 12-1 win over Mercer, remaining undefeated in the process. 

James Thomas went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs, while Brock Lenzi and Zach Ramsey both went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Cameron Williams also drove in a pair for the Blue Devils. 

Jackson Doyle, Lenzi, and Andrew Frye combined on a 2-hitter. They struck out eight and walked six. 

Mike Stabile took the loss for Mercer.

SLIPPERY ROCK 9, HICKORY 8

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Brett Galick’s RBI single in the sixth inning gave Slippery Rock the lead, capping a massive comeback in a 9-8 win over Hickory. 

The Rockets trailed 8-0 after three innings, rallying with five runs in the fourth, two in the fifth, and two in the sixth. 

John Sabo, Colin McCune, Ryan Montgomery, Sal Mineo, and Galick all drove in runs in the fourth. 

Galick and McCune finished with two RBIs each. 

McCune got the win, tossing 4 ⅓ innings of scoreless relief. E allowed just two hits and struck out two without issuing a walk. 

The 1-2 hitters in the Hickory lineup, Luca Beitolasio and Connor Evans drove in two runs each for the Hornets. Matt Jordan and Johnny Leedham also had RBIs for the Hornets. 

Joey Fazzone took the loss for Hickory, allowing two runs in two innings. He came on in relief of Evans, who gave up seven runs (all unearned), on four hits and five walks, striking out eight. 

EISENHOWER 9, MAPLEWOOD 8

RUSSELL, Pa. – Jared Beers delivered the walk-off winner as Eisenhower earned a wild 9-8 win over Maplewood. 

Maplewood led 3-2 before Eisenhower struck for six runs in the fifth inning to take an 8-3 lead. Maplewood responded, scoring five runs in the sixth to tie it up. 

Cole Chapman (single), Dillon Benson (single), Owen Trumbull (2-run single), and Beers (single) all drove in runs in the big fifth inning for the Knights. 

Trumbull, Beers, and Teagan Gray all had two hits and two RBIs each for the Knights. Chapman also had two hits. 

Kael Hunt got the win in relief. He went 4 ⅔ innings, allowing five runs on three hits and five walks, striking out four. 

Noah Burk drove in two runs for the Tigers and Stuart Hochstetler, Ethan Peterson, Michael Wickstrom, and Isaac Williams one each. 

Burk took the loss, allowing three runs (two earned) in 1 ⅔ innings.

COCHRANTON 21, IROQUOIS 1, 4 innings

LAWRENCE PARK, Pa. – Cochranton had 14 hits and took advantage of 13 free passes en route to a 21-1 win over Iroquois. 

The Cardinals scored in every inning, including nine runs in the fourth inning and seven in the third. 

Ramy Sample, Blaine Lee, Bryce McDonough, Josh Merchbaker, Caiden Dunmire, Wyatt Barzak, and Jack Rynd all drove in runs in the fourth. 

Dunmire led the offensive charge, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs, while McDonough was 3-for-4 with four runs and an RBI, Barzak 2-for-2 with five runs and an RBI, and Merchbaker 2-for2- with two RBIs and three runs. 

Barzak got the win, allowing one run and two hits in three innings, striking out seven. 

MCDOWELL 11, ERIE 0, 6 innings 

ERIE, Pa. – Nate Hayes and Jackson Hower both went deep as McDowell rolled to an 11-0 win over Erie. 

Nick Hamilton and Spencer Dietz combined on a 2-hitter. Hamilton went four innings, allowing two hits and striking out five. Dietz went two hitless innings with a walk and three strikeouts. 

Hower finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs, while Dan Snyder was 1-for-2 with a pair of RBIs. 

Chris Ramos took the loss for Erie, allowing seven runs on seven hits and four walks in 4 ⅔ innings. He struck out three. 

GIRARD 3, SENECA 0

GIRARD, Pa. – Todd Essman, Austin Barrett, and Ashton Johnson combined on a 2-hitter to lead Girard to a 3-0 win over Seneca. 

Essman went four perfect innings with seven strikeouts, while Johnson went two innings and Barrett one, both allowing one hit apiece. 

JJ Lehman and Aiden Balogh drove in a run apiece for the Yellow Jackets. 

Lucas Rupp was the tough-luck loser. He allowed just one earned run in his six innings of work, allowing five hits and striking out one. 

GROVE CITY 9, GREENVILLE 2

GREENVILLE, Pa. – Grove City broke open a 4-2 game with five runs in the top of the seventh on their way to a 9-2 win over Greenville. 

Mason Jones, Kamden Martin, Rowan Perample, and Landon Haggart all drove in runs in the seventh. 

Jones finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while Haggart was 4-for-4 with an RBI. 

Dylan McElhinney pitched six strong innings to earn the win. He allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out nine. 

Bryce Stubert took the loss for Greenville, allowing four runs (three earned) in four innings on seven hits. He struck out a pair. 

LAKEVIEW 5, WEST MIDDLESEX 3

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Chase Hostetler and Anthony Grim had two hits and an RBI each as Lakeview earned a 5-3 win over West Middlesex. 

Hostetler’s RBI single in the fifth proved to be the game-winner. 

Hostetler tossed three hitless innings with four strikeouts to earn the win. 

Richie Preston suffered the loss, allowing four runs in five innings, allowing four hits and four walks while striking out three. 

Derrik Zappa drove in a pair of runs for the Big Reds. 

WILMINGTON 15, CONNEAUT (OHIO) 8

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Leading 10-8, Wilmington scored five runs in the sixth inning en route to a 15-8 win over Conneaut. 

The Greyhounds also scored four runs each in the second and fourth innings. 

Garrett Heller, Dom Serafino, Ben Miller, and Jaret Boyer all drove in runs in the sixth for the Greyhounds, with Boyer belting a double. 

Serafino had a big day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double and five RBIs. Miller was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs, Boyer 1-for-2 with two RBIs and three runs, and Heller 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs. 

Rocky Serafinio got the win for Wilmington, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits in 2 ⅓ innings. He struck out four. 

YOUNGSVILLE 9, UNION CITY 8

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – Youngsville scored six runs in the third inning and two in the fourth before holding off a Union City rally in a 9-8 victory. 

Alex Kemery went 5 ⅓ innings to earn the win. He allowed seven runs (three earned) on eight hits and reached double-digit strikeouts with 11. 

The Eagles took advantage of five errors and nine walks by the Bears. Keegan Mesel and Jason Beers and Derek Lucks had two hits apiece, with Lucks and Matt DeSimone driving in runs. Lucks got the save with a scoreless seventh. 

Kyle Myers went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Matthew Bennett was 3-for-4 with an RBI for Union City. 

Shane Uber took the loss, allowing six earned runs in 2 ⅔ innings.

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