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Perfection: Obenrader Flawless for Saegertown in Win Over Maplewood; Simmerman Powers Prep; Palko Sparks Sharpsville

Saegertown's Mikaila Obenrader. Photo by Andy Close.

SAEGERTOWN, Pa.- Mikaila Obenrader was perfect on Saturday, not allowing a single baserunner in a 3-0 win over Maplewood.

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Obenrader was dominant, striking at 15 and at one point recording 10 consecutive outs via strikeout. Ten of her 15 strikeouts were of the swinging variety.

Obenrader did it with her bat as well as her arm, belting a 2-run home run in the third inning for the Panthers.

Rhinn Post pitched well in the loss for Maplewood, striking out nine.



ERIE, Pa. – Madison Simmerman had a monster day at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a home run, double, two walks, and six RBIs as Cathedral Prep beat Fairview, 21-9 in five innings.

The Ramblers scored in every inning, including six runs in the second and eight in the third.

Haley Dever was 2-for-3 with four runs for Prep, while Megan Kelly was 2-for-2 with four runs and an RBI, Jenna Wagner was 1-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs and Emalie Thomas was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs.

Simmerman got the win, allowing nine runs (three earned) in four innings on six hits, striking out eight.


Taylor Polach was 1-for-3 with two runs for Fairview, while Ella Dworek was 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs and Gabi Ramm was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Jocelyn Terella took the loss, allowing 15 runs (12 earned) in 1 ⅔ innings.


HERMITAGE, Pa. – Lily Palko had a monster day, going 4-for-4 with a home run, double, and four RBIs as Sharpsville beat Hickory, 9-3.

Sharpsville raced out to a 9-0 lead after four innings en route to the win.


Keely Whitaker was 2-for-5 with two runs for the Blue Devils, while Emma Brest was 3-for-4 with two RBIs.

Breanna Hanley got the win, allowing three runs and scattering 11 hits while striking out 10.

Layla McClung homered for Hickory.

Loren Myers took the loss, allowing five earned runs in seven innings, allowing 13 hits and striking out five.

IROQUOIS 24, GIRARD 2, 3 innings

GIRARD, Pa. – Karina Reichard went 2-for-4 4 with a double and four RBIs as Iroquois beat Girard, 24-2.

Iroquois scored nine runs in the first inning and 11 in the third en route to the win.

Sydney Proper was 4-for-5 with a double and three RBIs for the Braves, while Baelyn Randolph was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Alaysha McRay was 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

McCray tossed two shutout innings to get the win.



FOXBURG, Pa. – Mackenzie Parks nearly hit for the cycle, going 3-for-4 with a home run, triple, double and four RBIs as A-C Valley/Union beat Lakeview 16-5 in five innings.

A-C Valley/Union scored multiple runs in every inning, as Kya Wetzel was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs, Rylan Strauser was 3-for-3 with two runs, Lexi Bauer was 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs and Megan Walzak was 1-for-2 with an RBI and two runs.

Parks got the win, allowing three runs on five hits and striking out one.

Hemi Brazel hit a 2-run homer for Lakeview, while Cassidy Richards was 3-for-3 with three runs.

Brazel took the loss, allowing 16 runs on 19 hits while striking out a pair.



GREENVILLE, Pa. – Jack Strausser went 3-for-3 with two doubles and five RBIs as Greenville beat Kennedy Catholic 15-5 in five innings.

Greenville scored at least three runs in each of the first four innings.

Soren Hedderick was 2-for3- with an RBI and four runs for the Trojans, while Brandon Stubert was 2-for-4 with an RBI, Jake Csonka was 2-for-3 with two runs and Bennett Hayne also drove in a run.

Nick Solderich got the wing, allowing four runs (two earned) in three innings, not allowing a hit, striking out seven, and walking two.

Marcus Gunn was 1-for-2 with two RBIs for Kennedy.

Dan Simpson took the loss, allowing six runs in 1 ⅓ innings on four hits and four walks.


NORTH EAST, Pa. – Trailing 6-5, North East scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth in a 10-8 win over Sharpsville.

Reid Courtwright and David Gibson both went deep for North East, with Courtwright finishing 4-for-4 with three RBIs and four runs, while Gibson was 3-for-4 with two RBIs.

Also for North East, Tommy Owens was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs, while Andrew Aspden was 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

Gibson got the win, allowing two runs in two innings, striking out two

Stephen Tarnoci had a big day for Sharpsville, going 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs, while Gabe Titus was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Josh Divens was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Eric Lindstedt took the loss, allowing four runs in ⅔ of an inning.


ERIE, Pa. – Jake Manendo fired a 3-hitter and also drove in a pair of runs as Mercyhurst Prep beat Grove City, 10-0 in five innings.

Manendo struck out four and didn’t issue a walk, throwing 44 of his 58 pitches for strikes.

At the plate, Manendo was 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs, and three runs. Luke Wells ripped a 2-run homer for the Lakers, while Noah Riegel was 2-for-2 with two RBIs.

Max Knouse took the loss, allowing four runs in two innings on four hits while striking out two.

Hayden McCreadie had a pair of hits for the Eagles.


DUBOIS, Pa. – DuBois Central Catholic scored eight runs in the third inning en route to a 12-2, 5-inning win over Franklin.

Carter Himes led DCC, going 2-for-3 with three RBIs, while Cartar Kosko was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs, Carter Hickman was 2-for-4 with an RBI, Brayden Fox was 1-for-3 with two runs, Kaden Brezenski was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs and Trenton Miller was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Hickman got the complete game win, allowing two runs on three hits, striking out four, and walking one.

Luke Guth hit a solo home run and also doubled for Franklin, while Aidan McCracken also drove in a run.

Ethan Nightingale took the loss, allowing four runs in 2 ⅓ innings on four hits, striking out one.


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