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May 12, 2021 D10 Baseball: Sharon Plays Long Ball in Win Over Oil City, Cochranton Edges Eisenhower on Busy Day

Cochranton's Josh Merchbaker got the win against Eisenhower. Photo by Jeff Parkin.

May 12, 2021 D10 Baseball

SHARON 15, OIL CITY 2, 5 innings

OIL CITY, Pa. – Santino Piccirilli and Dante Currie belted 3-run home runs and Sharon’s offense was on fire in a 15-2, 5-inning win over Oil City. 

Currie was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game and talked about the win afterward. 

Mikey Rodriques was strong on the mound to get the win, allowing six hits and two runs, striking out nine. 

The Tigers scored in every inning, including four runs each in the third, fourth, and fifth innings. 

Sy Piccirilli hit a solo blast for Sharon in the second inning. 

Peyton Koss was 2-for-5 with a double and two runs, Sully Brown 2-for-3 with a double and three runs, Rodriques 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI, Mark Cattron 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Cole Voytik 1-for-4 with an RBI. 

Jacob Hornbeck took the loss, allowing three runs in two innings of work, one of four Oil City pitchers in the game. 

Koen Bearer was 2-for-2 with a run and AJ Angros 2-for-3 with two RBIs for the Oilers. Mike McFarland and Dylan Highfield also had hits for the Oilers. 


RUSSELL, Pa. – Cochranton scored four runs in the fourth inning in a 5-3 win over Eisenhower. 

Jacob Lyon’s sacrifice brought in a run, an error accounted for the second tally, followed by an RBI groundout from Ethan Shoup and Ramy Sample’s bases-loaded walk in the fourth. 

Josh Merchbaker was credited with the win, tossing 4 ⅓ innings and allowing one run (unearned) on four hits and 11 strikeouts. He didn’t issue a walk. He was relieved by Jack Rynd, who allowed two runs. 

Teagan Gray had a double and an RBI for Eisenhower, while Owen Trumbull and Zach Rohlin also had RBIs for the Knights. 

Owen Trumbull took the loss, allowing four unearned runs in five innings on just three hits and one walk. He struck out three. 

The Cardinals took advantage of seven Eisenhower errors. 


LAWRENCE PARK, Pa. – Cambridge Springs scored six runs in both the first and fifth innings in a 15-2 win over Iroquois. 

Jaden Grubbs was 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs, while Michael McElhinney drove in three runs, Asa Henderson was 2-for-4 with an RBI, Brady Jardina 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI, and Zach Field 1-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs. 

Henderson got the win, allowing two unearned runs on two hits. He struck out nine. 


SHARPSVILLE, Pa. – Kolten Eckles drove in four runs, including a 3-run homer in the third inning as Sharpsville’s bats stayed red hot in a 17-2 win over West Middlesex. 

The Blue Devils scored six runs in both the second and third innings and five in the fourth. 

Jared Leipheimer went 3-for-4 with a triple, four RBIs and three runs, while Kaleb Gorichky was 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs. 

Brock Lenzi tossed a pair of scoreless innings with three strikeouts for the Blue Devils, combining on the mound effort with Jack Leipheimer and Cameron Williams. 

Hunter Hoffman was 2-for-3 with two RBIs for West Middlesex. Evan Gilson took the loss. 


HARBOR CREEK, Pa. – Corry led unbeaten Harbor Creek 2-0 after the top of the first, but the lead turned out to be short-lived as the Huskies earned an 8-2 win. 

Cam Williamson led the way, belted two solo home runs for the Huskies, while Gio Barbato was 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs. Cam Miller also went deep for the Huskies and Aidan Kelly drove in a run. 

Austin Vaughn got the complete-game victory, allowing just the two unearned runs on five hits and one walk, striking out eight. 

Nathan Lesher and John Albers drove in Corry’s runs. Nick Brundage took the loss


WATERFORD, Pa. – Owen Blum went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs as Warren powered past Fort LeBouef, 9-3. 

The Dragons led 3-1 and broke the game open with a 4-run sixth inning. Blum, Ben Berdine, and James Swanson all drove in runs in the inning. 

Micah Passmore was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs, Ethan Wilson 2-for-4 with a double and two runs, Berdine 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and J.T. Blum 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI. 

Dylan Maeder got the win, allowing one run in four innings on five hits and two walks. He struck out three. J.T. Blum gave up two unearned runs in an inning of relief, while Berdine went two shutout frames, recording all six outs via strikeout. 

Aiden Lesik and Ryan Welka had two hits apiece for Fort LeBoeuf. Nick Dooley took the loss, allowing 13 hits and six earned runs in six innings. He struck out three. 


EDINBORO, Pa. – Alex Beach walked it off with a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth, sending General McLane to a 2-1 win over Erie. 

Alex Leehan got the win in relief for the Lancers, tossing 3 ⅓ perfect innings with four strikeouts. Cliff Morehouse started the game and allowed one unearned run on two hits and four walks, striking out two. 

Erie scored its lone run on an error to take a 1-0 lead in the third, and GM tied the game when Clayton Boutte drew a bases-loaded free pass in the sixth. 

Eli Nicklas was the tough-luck loser for the Royals, allowing the one run on three hits and three walks, striking out two. Jose Quinones pitched 5 ⅓ strong innings, allowing just one unearned run on three hits and five walks, striking out eight. 


GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City built a 5-0 lead on its way to a 6-3 win over Grove City. 

Conneaut scored two runs in the first inning and single runs in the second, third, fourth, and sixth. 

Jayden Mihci and Kyle White both went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Eagles, while Ryan Richardson, Ryan Herr, Gavin White, and Dan Bartholomew all drove in one run each for Conneaut. 

Bartholomew got the complete-game win, allowing seven hits, walking one, and striking out one. He needed just 87 pitches to get through seven innings. 

Rowan Perample took the loss, allowing four runs in 2 ⅔ innings. John Hake gave up two runs in 4 ⅓ innings. 

Isaac Criss was 2-for-4 with an RBI for GC and Hake 2-for-3. 


STONEBORO, Pa. – Sanction Multari hit a go-ahead 2-run home run in the top of the seventh inning to send Kennedy Catholic to an 8-7 win over Lakeview. 

This came despite four home runs from Lakeview, including two from Chase Hostetler and one each from Mason Bevan and Kendall Crocker. 

Kennedy Catholic scored three runs in the fourth inning, with Remington Hart and Davey Cochenhour driving in runs for the Golden Eagles. 

Cody May allowed one run in two innings, getting the win in relief. Hostetler took the loss. 


GUYS MILLS, Pa. – Alex Kemery and Nate Lucks led a 22-hit Youngsville attack with five hits each in a wild 14-12 win over Maplewood.

Both had a double, and Kemery drove in five runs and scored three and Lucks scored three and drove in one. 

The Eagles scored five runs in the fourth and four in the top of the seventh to take a 14-8 lead. 

Matt DeSimone was 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs and Ian Mancuso 3-for-5 with two RBIs. 

Derek Lucks got the win, going 5 ⅔ innings, allowing 14 hits and eight runs with one walk and seven strikeouts. 

Elliott Beuchat and Logan Kennedy both went deep for the Tigers, while Noah Burk was 4-for-5 with four RBIs and three runs. Beuchat was 3-for-4 and scored three runs and Ethan Peterson drove in a pair. 

Stuart Hochstetler took the loss, allowing 11 hits and seven runs in 3 ⅓ innings. 


MEADVILLE, Pa. – Slippery Rock scored nine runs in the fourth inning on its way to an 18-1 win over Meadville. 

Alex Duffalo, Brody Galick, Ryan Montgomery, Sal Mineo, and Brett Galick all drove in runs in the fourth. 

Brett Galick had a monster game, belting a grand slam in the fourth and finishing 2-for-3 with six RBIs and three runs. Duffalo was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs and Mineo 1-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs. Nick Kingerski was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. 

Shane Thompson (3 IP) and Colin McCune (2 IP) combined to allow just one hits, striking out nine. 


NORTH EAST, Pa. – Reed Courtwright went 2-for-3 with a double, triple, and two runs, and Andrew Aspden 1-for-3 with two RBIs to pace North East in a 4-2 win over Girard. 

Tyler Wittman got the complete-game win for the Grapepickers, allowing just three hits and two unearned runs, striking out five. 

Anthony Rizzo also drove in a run for North East. 

Ethan Getz and Tyler Huntley drove in runs for the Yellow Jackets. Austin Shady allowed three runs in three innings, suffering the loss. 


GREENVILLE, Pa. – Wilmington broke open a scoreless tie with eight runs in the fifth inning on its way to an 11-3 win over Reynolds. 

Rocky Serafino, Ben Miller, Jaret Boyer, Garrett Heller, and Isaac Schleich all drove in runs in the big inning for the Greyhounds. 

Schleich, Rocky Serafino, and Dom Serafino drove in two runs apiece, while Heller was 3-for-5 and scored a pair of runs. 

Schleich got the win, allowing three runs on three hits and four walks while striking out nine in 5 ⅓  innings. 

Patrick Belback took the loss, allowing eight runs (six earned) in four-plus innings. 

FRANKLIN 16, SENECA 1, 5 innings

WATTSBURG, Pa. – Franklin scored seven runs in the fourth inning in a 16-1 win over Seneca. 

Kadin Karns, Cole Harmon, Zach Boland, and Alex Wible all drove in runs in the fourth. Caleb Doyle, Luke Guth, Cole Harmon, Boland, and Wible drove in two runs apiece and Wible also scored three times. 

Matt Wimer got the win, allowing one unearned run on three hits and three walks in four innings, striking out six

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