ERIE, Pa. – McDowell plated seven runs in the fourth inning on its way to yet another District 10 Class 6A softball title, 13-1 over Erie.
It was a big day for Gabby DeLuca was 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs, and two runs.
DeLuca was also the winning pitcher, allowing one run on two hits in five innings on two hits, striking out 12 without issuing a walk.
The Trojans (9-13), scored six runs in the first two innings to take control.
Hillary Sissem was 1-for-3 with an RBI and three runs for McDowell, while Izzy Nageli was 3-for-3 with a double, two RBIs, and two runs, while Gracie Miller and Ava Lockwood had two RBIs each.
Ashley Rose had an RBI double in the fourth inning for McDowell, which the 6A title a year ago after Erie opted out.
The Trojans will host D8 champion Allderdice in a subregional game on Wednesday back at Behrend.
CLASS 2A SOFTBALL QUARTERFINALS
(6) SENECA 4, (3) SAEGERTOWN 0
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Lauren Konkol fired a 4-hit shutout as Seneca knocked out defending District 10 Class 1A champion Saegerotwn, 6-3.
Konkol struck out six and walked two, with Seneca doing all of its offensive damage in the final three innings.
Meghan Konkol’s RBI single in the ffith got Seneca on the board, while Lauren Konkol was also 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Mikaila Obenrader took the loss for Saegertown, which advanced to the PIAA semifinals a year ago. Obenrader struck out 12, walked four, and gave up four runs (one earned) on eight hits.
Obenrader was on base twice with a hit and a walk.
(2) WILMINGTON 7, (7) MAPLEWOOD 0
HERMITAGE, Pa. – Ava Williamson fired six shutout innings, allowing just two hits in Wilmington’s 7-0 win over Mercer.
Paije Peterson hit a solo home run for Wilmington, which scored four runs in the first inning.
Karah Deal was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIS for Wilmington, while Graeson Grubbs and Avery Harlan had an RBI each.
Williamson struck out 13 and didn’t issue a walk.
Rhinn Post took the loss, allowing four earned runs in six innings on 10 hits, striking out four and walking two.
(4) MERCER 2, (5) UNION CITY 0
HERMITAGE, Pa. – Angelina Eakman fired a 1-hitter as Mercer beat Union City, 2-0.
Eakman struck out 13 and walked one, throwing 68 of her 88 pitches for strikes.
Pressley Washil had an RBI single in the first inning and Eakman had an RBI single in the fifth.
Kaegen Gregor took the loss, allowing two runs on nine hits in six innings, striking out four and walking one.
CLASS 1A QUARTERFINAL
(4) COCHRANTON 11, (5) ROCKY GROVE 6
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Macie Williams had three RBIs and Dani Hoffman homered as Cochranton knocked off Rocky Grove, 11-5.
Williams was 4-for-4 and also scored two runs, while Hoffman had three hits and scored four runs for Cochranton, which scored four runs in the first inning.
Katelyn Ewing and Broooklyn Needler also had two hits and an RBI each.
Elizabeth Mawhinney took the loss, allowing six earned runs in six innings on 14 hits, striking out five.
CLASS 2A QUARTERFINALS
(3) WILMINGTON 6, (6) MERCER 5
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – After Mercer scored two runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game, Shane Book delivered a walk-off single to send Wilmington to a 6-5 win.
Wilmington took a 5-3 lead with two runs in the sixth.
Brodie Dewberry was 2-for-4 with three RBIs for Wilmington, while Ben Miller was 1-for-2 with an RBI and two runs and Tyler Mikulin was 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Garrett Heller got the complete game win, allowing five runs (four earned) on four hits, striking out eight, and walking two.
Troy Bachman had an inside-the-park homer for Mercer, while Ethan Christie also had a solo home run and Cole Fisher was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Evan Julock took the loss, allowing a run in ⅓ of an inning.
(2) LAKEVIEW 10, (7) IROQUOIS 2
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Lakeview put up five runs in the second inning on its way to a 10–2 quarterfinal win over Iroquois.
Lucas Fagley was 1-for-2 with three runs and two walks for the Sailors, while Cody Fagley was 2-fr-3 with three RBIs and Maddox Bell had a triple and scored a run.
Even Reiser struck out 10 batters in 5 ⅔ innings to get the win, scattering seven hits and allowing two runs.
Ben Burkhardt took the loss, allowing seven runs on six hits, striking out five, and walking five.
Matt Schaffner was 3-for-3 with an RBI for the Braves.
(4) SHARPSVILLE 12, (5) MAPLEWOOD 2, 6 innings
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Jack Leipheimer and Luke Distler drove in three runs each atop the Sharpsville lineup in a 12-2, 6-inning win over Maplewood.
The Blue Devils scored five runs in the third inning to take an 8-0 advantage.
Stephen Tarnoci was also 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Blue Devils, while Braden Scarvel had three hits and scored a run.
Kaden Wygant got the win, going four innings and allowing one run on three hits, striking out three, and walking one.
Levi Willison had two RBIs and Jacob Woge a pair of hits and a run for Maplewood.
Willison took the loss, allowing eight runs on eight hits, walking three.