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Prep Keeps Rolling; Saegertown, Cambridge Springs Win in Extras; McDowell Walks Off Against Erie

Cathedral Prep's Luke Costello. Photo by Andy Close.

WARREN, Pa. – Cole Constable and Luke Costello both hit 2-run home runs as Prep scored seven runs in the second inning and eight in the fifth to improve to 15-0 with a 19-1, 5-inning win over Warren. 

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Costello finished 2-for-4 with four RBIs and was named Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game.

“We’ve built such a strong camaraderie,” Costello said. “The things that we do off the field transfer to on the field. I think that’s the biggest thing for us. We preach the little things. That’s what we do off the field and it translates in the games.”

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The Ramblers had 10 hits and took advantage of five errors and eight walks issued by Dragon pitching.

Derick Friedman was 1-for-2 with a triple and three RBIs, while Constable also walked twice and scored three runs, Andrew Costello was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs, and Jason Fultz, Brayden Sprickman, Andrew Malec, and Joey Spano Jr. all had one RBI each.

All of that offense backed a strong start from Jason Fultz Jr. who allowed one run in four innings, striking out 10, walking two, and allowing three hits. That also included an immaculate third inning for Fultz in the third, striking out the side on nine pitches.

Ben Sowa was 1-for-3 and scored on a wild pitch in the first inning for Warren, while Konnor Hoffman and Owen Blum had the other Warren hits.

Sowa took the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) in one inning, walking four and striking out one.

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 8, EISENHOWER 5, 8 innings

RUSSELL, Pa. – Tristan Mazzadra hit a 3-run home run in the top of the eighth inning to lift Cambridge Springs to an 8-5 win over Eisenhower.

Cambridge Springs took a 4-3 lead in the top of the sixth, but Spencer Wynn’s RBI single tied the game in the bottom half of the innings.

Mazzadra also got the win, going four innings and allowing four runs (two earned) on six hits, striking out seven and walking one.

Bryce Kania and Owen Riley also had an RBI each for Cambridge Springs.

For Eisenhower, Derek Childs, Wynn, and Kael Hunt both had two hits and an RBI, while Johnny Palmieri was 1-for-5 with an RBI.

Garrett Jensen took the loss, allowing four runs (two earned) in two innings.

MCDOWELL 5, ERIE 4

      

ERIE, Pa. – Jake Banks delivered a walk-off RBI single in McDowell’s 5-4 win over Erie.

McDowell trailed 4-1 and scored three runs in the fifth to tie the game.

Jake Hower was 1-for-4 with two RBIs, while Carter Swanson was 2-for-4 with two runs.

Nick Hamilton got the win in relief, allowing one run in three innings on two hits, striking out a pair.

Chris Ramos was 2-for-3 with three runs for Erie, while Jose Rosario was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Miguel Rosario took the loss, allowing a run in ⅓ of an inning. Ramos went six innings and allowed four runs on six hits, striking out nine.

SAEGERTOWN 11, YOUNGSVILLE 8, 8 innings

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – William Shaffer’s 2-run single capped a 4-run eighth inning to lift Saegertown to an 11-8 win over Youngsville in a battle of the top two teams in Region 3 and Class 1A in District 10.

Sully Zirkle also had a sacrifice fly in the inning and the Panthers had another run scored on a wild pitch.

Youngsville scored five runs in the fourth inning to take a 6-4 lead, but Saegertown scored two runs in the top of the seventh to ultimately send the game to extras.

Wyatt Burchill was 4-for-4 with three runs for Saegertown, while Henry Shaffer was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs, Zirkle drove in five runs and Wyatt Shaffer drove in three runs.

Joe Grundy got the win in relief, allowing four runs (three earned) in 4 ⅓ innings, striking out one and walking three.

Kegan Mesel was 4-for-5 with two RBIs for Youngsville, while Matt DeSimone was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs and NateLucks, David Manning and Ethan Senz had one RBI each.

Lucks took the loss, allowing five runs in two innings.

CONNEAUT 7, OIL CITY 5

LINESVILLE, Pa. – Gavin White was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs in Conneaut’s 7-5 win over Oil City.

Conneaut built a 6-1 lead after four innings en route to the win, as Logan Nottingham was 1-for-3 with two RBIs, and Dawson Thomas had two hits and scored a run.

Wyatt Kornman got the win, allowing four runs (three earned) in 4 ⅓ innings, allowing four hits, and striking out three.

Charlie Motter and Will McMahon had two hits and two RBIs each for Oil City, while Connor Highfield was 2-for-3 with a run and Hank Lockhart was 1-for-4 with an RBI and two runs.

Gavin Stephens took the loss, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits while striking out two and walking two.

MEADVILLE10, CORRY 0, 5 innings

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Brady Walker’s 3-run home run capped a 5-run fourth inning, helping Meadville to a 10-0, 5-inning win over Corry.

Owen Garvey had two hits and two RBIs for the Bulldogs, while Rocco Tartaglione had two hits and a run and Jordan Young and Gavin Beck had one RBI each and Brighton Anderson tripled and scored two runs.

Walker (3 innings), AJ Feleppa (2 innings) and Tartaglione (1 inning) combined on a 2-hitter, striking out eight and walking one.

Zach Martin took the loss, allowing seven runs in four innings on nine hits, striking out five.

GREENVILLE 8, WILMINGTON 3

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Brandon Stubert drove in three runs and Soren Hedderick was 4-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI, and two runs in Greenville’s 8-3 win over Wilmington.

Jacob Csonka and Jack Strausser also drove in runs for Greenville, while Nick Solderich had a hit, walked twice, and scored three runs.

Noah Philson went four innings and allowed three runs (one earned) on four hits, striking out six, while Hedderick went three shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out one.

Rocky Serafino was 1-for-4 with two RBIs for Wilmington. Garrett Heller took the loss, allowing seven runs (five earned) in 5 ⅓ innings, striking out four and walking four.

REYNOLDS 7, KENNEDY CATHOLIC 5

TRANSFER, Pa. – Reynolds built a 5-0 lead after three innings on its way to a 7-5 win over Kennedy Catholic.

Chase Bell was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs for Reynolds, while Kolten Wilkinson, Logan Chamberlin and Nolan Reichard had one RBI each.

Carter Reichard got the win, allowing one run in four innings on four hits, striking out seven.

Remington Hart took the loss, allowing six runs (three earned) in 5 ⅓ innings, striking out eight and walking three.

Hart also had two hits and an RBI.

WEST MIDDLESEX 4, LAKEVIEW 2

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Evan Gilson’s 3-run home run in the fourth inning was the difference in West Middlesex’s 4-2 win over Lakeview.

Richie Preston was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Devin Gruver had two hits for the Big Reds.

Preston got the complete game win, allowing one earned run on six hits, striking out six and walking one.

Garrett Harbaugh and Cody Fagley had an RBI each for West Middlesex, while Lucas Fagley had two hits and scored a run.

Evan Reiser took the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) on nine hits, striking out four.

SHARPSVILLE 7, MERCER 3

MERCER, Pa. – Sharpsville scored six runs over the final three innings in a 7-3 win over Mercer.

Carter Dejulia was 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBIs, and three runs for Sharpsville, while Stephen Tarnoci also drove in a pair of runs and Luke Distler had two hits and scored a run.

Jack Leipheimer went three scoreless innings to get the win allowing four hits and striking out three.

Jadyn Amos hit a 3-run home run for Mercer. Troy Bachman was also 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Aedan Ryhal took the loss, allowing five runs in 1 ⅔ innings.

GROVE CITY 12, FRANKLIN 8

FRANKLIN, Pa. – Grove City built a 9-0 lead after the top of the fourth inning on its way to a 12-8 win over Franklin.

Caden Wade and Michael Earman drove in three runs each for Grove City, while Joey Hathway was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Hayden McCreadie was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs and Gavin Renick was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs.

Wade went three innings and gave up one unearned run to get the win, allowing four hits and striking out three.

Aidan McCracken was 4-for-5 with two runs for Franklin, while Nate Fezell and Ryan McCandless drove in two runs each. Luke Guth also returned at designated hitter and went 2-for-5 with an RBI.

Zach Boland took the loss, allowing nine runs in four innings.

                       

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