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Splain Tosses Gem as O-E Baseball Rallies for Victory; Saegertown’s Obenrader, Warren’s Stuart Pitch, Hit Teams to Wins

Otto-Eldred's Cal Minich (left) and Max Splain. Photo submitted.

ALLEGANY, N.Y. – Otto-Eldred scored all four of its runs in the seventh inning to rally for a 4-1 win over Allegany-Limestone, backing a dominant pitching performance from Max Splain, which included his 100th career strike out.

In the seventh, back-to-back doubles by Jaden Prince and Landon Francis tied the game at 1-1.

The rest of the Terrors’ damage came with two outs. Brendan Magee drew a bases-loaded walk after Splain was intentionally walked Cal Minich’s 2-run single that brought in Max and Manning Splain.

On the mound, Max Splain was dominant in the complete game victory. He struck out 15 and allowed just three hits and two walks while throwing 69 of his 100 pitches for strikes. He now has 105 strikeouts in his career.

Minich had a pair of hits on the day, as did Francis, while both Splains and Magee drew two walks each.


Allegany-Limestone scored its lone run in the sixth inning on a Caleb Strade RBI double.

Strade tossed six shutout innings, striking out eight and allowing four hits and three walks. Andrew Giradini took the loss, allowing four run in ⅔ of an inning.



LINESVILLE, Pa. – Natalie Halsey’s RBI single in the top of the ninth inning proved to be the game-winner as Saegertown beat Conneaut, 6-5, with Mikaila Obenrader striking out 21 in the win.


Trailing 5-3 going to the bottom of the seventh, Conneaut tied the game on Linda Shepard’s solo home run, her second of the game, and Brooke Wise doubled and came around to score on a wild pitch.

Saegertown put up three runs in the first inning to take an early lead on an Alyssa Arblaster sacrifice fly and an Obenrader 2-run home run.

Arblaster finished 3-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs for Saegertown, while Obenrader was 2-for-5 with the two RBIs and Hailee Gregor also drove in a run.

Shepard was 3-for-4 with three RBIs, while Wise was 3-for-5 with an RBI for CASH.

Wise took the loss, allowing 11 hits in her nine innings, striking out nine and walking four.



WARREN, Pa. – Warren’s Alana Stuart had quite the day both at the plate and in the circle in Warren’s 3-0 win over Corry.

Stuart belted a solo home run in the third inning and also struck out 16 in a 2-hit shutout.

Stuart and Halle Kuzminski delivered RBI hits to plate a pair of insurance runs in the fifth inning.

Alyssa Burlew took the loss, allowing three runs and striking out five.


SHARPSVILLE, Pa. – Trinity Edge fired a 2-hit shutout and Sydni Hoobler had three hits in a 4-0 victory over Sharpsville.

Edge struck out 11, walked four, and threw 76 of her 115 pitches for strikes.

Franklin scored a run in the first and three runs in the sixth.


The Lady Knights scored on an error in the first and in the sixth, Autumn Fitzgerald and Gabby Wimer hit back-to-back RBI singles, followed by a run-scoring double from Gabriella Laderer.

Breanna Hanley was in the circle for Sharpsville, going seven innings and allowing three earned runs on eigh hits, striking out 12 and walking two.


LIMESTONE, N.Y. – A seven-run fifth inning helped Otto-Eldred to a 13-0, five-inning road win over Allegany-Limestone.

Katie Sheeler scored twice for the Lady Terrors while going 1-for-1 with two walks. She was also hit by a pitch.

Bri Heller added an RBI double for Otto-Eldred going 1-for-3 with a walk, while Katrw Rhinehart reached on a pair of errors and scored twice.

Sydney Bledinger also had an RBI single and a run scored in the victory

Heller got the win going five innings allowing one hit and a walk while striking out five.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story indicating home runs by Heller and Rhinehart based off Allegany-Limestone’s book was incorrect



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