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Sharon's Claire Bodien. Photo by Leary Studios.

SHARON, Pa. – Sharon stayed hot, posting a doubleheader sweep over Slippery Rock by scores of 7-3 and 15-10.

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In Game 1, Mary Claire Brown blasted a 2-run home run, doubled and had four RBIs. Maddy Vogan also went deep for Sharon, while Claire Bodien had a pair of hits and Chloe Pagliarini a single and an RBI.

Vogan got the win, allowing four hits and three runs in five innings, striking out 10. Bodien came on in the final two innings, allowing one hit and striking out three.

Maddy Horner blasted a home run for Slippery Rock. Joslyn Korcock took the loss, allowing four earned runs over six innings on eight hits, striking out four.

In Game 2, the Sharon offense collected 18 hits in the win.

                  

Bodien belted a 3-run home run to set the career home run record at Sharon, while Brown and Vogan also homered, with Vogan accounting for two RBIs and Brown one. Dalani Bayer added two hits, while Chloe Pagliarini had a single and an RBI.

Mya Bundrant got the win, allowing two runs on two hits in three innings, striking out one.

Ciana D’Dntoni blasted a grand slam for Slippery Rock, one of two home runs to go along with seven RBIs. Lyla Runtas was also 3-for-4 with two RBIs for the Rockets.

Mia Sosa took the loss, allowing 13 earned runs in seven innings.

HARBOR CREEK 11, UNION CITY 0, 6 innings

                          

HARBORCREEK, Pa. – Addison Lucas had three hits, including a home run, and four RBIs while also tossing a two-hit shutout in Harbor Creek’s 11-0, six-inning win over Union City.

Hannah Smith also belted a 3-run home run for Harbor Creek, while Talon King doubled and had two RBIs.

Lucas struck out 13 and walked one.

FRANKLIN 14, GROVE CITY 13

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Jersey Swartz’s RBI groundout in the top of the seventh inning lifted Franklin to a wild 14-13 win over Grove City.

               

Franklin scored five runs in the top of the sixth to take a 13-11 lead, but Grove City tied the game with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning.

There were a combined 36 hits in the game, 19 by Franklin and 17 by Grove City.

Kiersten Hicks (two RBIs) and Abigail Boland (two RBIs, three runs) both homered for Franklin, while Autumn Fitzgerald was 4-for-5 with four RBIs and Rilee Hanna 5-for-5 with four runs scored.

Swartz got the win, allowing 11 earned runs in seven innings, striking out six.

Johanna Smiley had a big game for Grove City, going 4-for-5 with a home run, triple and five RBIs, while Brynn Hdglin drove in three runs and Remi Stillwagon was 3-for-4 with an RBI.

Kara Kirk took the loss, allowing seven runs in two innings.

YOUNGSVILLE 12, EISENHOWER 11

RUSSELL, Pa. – Vanessa Romansosky’s 3-run home run ignited the Eagle’s offense as Youngsville topped Eisenhower, 12-11, for its first win of the season.

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Trailing 8-4 with one out in the fifth inning, Romansosky stepped to the plate with runners at first and second. She launched a 2-1 pitch over the centerfield fence to bring the Eagles within a run.

“Honestly, I did not think it was going that far. It was pure luck,” Romansosky said in the Cole Orthodontic Associates player interview. “It was a great game overall. This was the hardest we fought all season.”

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The Eagles continued the offensive momentum in the sixth, pounding out six hits to take a 12-8 lead. Marli Rectenwald led off with a single and scored on Hailey Grey’s double. Molly Helman doubled in Grey. One out later Madison Carnahan’s RBI single brought in Helman. A single and a walk loaded the bases. Rachael Lucks roped a 2-run single to left to put Youngsville ahead by four.

The Knights responded with three runs of their own in the bottom of the inning. Samantha Childs hit an RBI double with one out. A single and a hit-by-pitch loaded the bases for Riley Gafner. Gafner hit a sac fly to left to cut the lead to two. Tracey Jakubczak came home on a wild pitch to make it 12-11.

Youngsville opened the game with a 2-run first inning. Eisenhower answered with three in the home half.

Tracey Jakubczak had four hits, scored three runs, and drove in another. Samantha Childs and Abbie Darr each had three hits and two RBI, and Riley Gafner drove in a pair.

Childs allowed 10 earned runs on 14 hits with two walks and two strikeouts in 5 ⅓ innings. Payton Frank gave up one earned run on four hits and a walk in 1 ⅔ innings.

Grey had four hits, including three doubles, and scored three runs. Helman and Carnahan each had three hits and two RBI.

Kam Swearingen allowed 11 earned runs on 20 hits with three strikeouts in seven innings.

                       

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