ERIE, Pa. – Top-seed McDowell scored 11 runs in the first two innings on its way to a 12-3 victory over Erie High in the District 10 Class 6A championship game on Friday.
Erie ace Jose Quinones started and went just one inning. He allowed seven runs (three earned) without giving up a hit, walking five.
It was actually Erie that got on the board first in the top of the first on an Kevin Fuentes RBI single, but it was all Trojans after that.
Jake Banks was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to bring in the first McDowell run, followed by a Jake Hower sacrifice fly and then four runs came across on a combination of an error and a wild pitch to make it 6-1.
Dan Snyder got the scoring going with an RBI double in the top of the second, which was followed by an RBI single from Hower, and a two-run double from Brady Kramer to make it 11-1.
That was more than enough for the combination of Snyder, Spencer Dietz and Isaac Ogrodowczyk on the mound. Snyder, the Louisville commit, went three innings and allowied one run while striking out seven to get the win.
Snyder also drew three walks, while the top four batters in the McDowell lineup – Dietz, Curtis King, Snyder and Banks all scored two runs each.
Dominic Fracassi had two RBIs for Erie, while Chris Ramos had a pair of hits.
With the win, the Trojans advance to play the District 6 champion, either State College or Altoona (that game is Saturday) in a PIAA subregional game.