Jeff Revesz and Brian Murone both belted two-run homers in the first inning Thusday as Grove City High (7-0, 14-2) picked up a 9-4 Region 5 win over the Sharon (4-3, 9-6).
Also for the Eagles, Jason Revesz drove in three runs with three hits.
Randy Risch earned the win. He struck out seven, walked three and only allowed four hits in five innings of mound duty. Jeff Revesz closed it out and gave up one run on two hits.
Sharon’s Gary Revale was tagged with the loss.
Grove City 11, Harbor Creek 1
Alex Miklos belted a grand slam in the second inning, tripled and scored three runs in leading the Eagles to the non-region win.
Jason Revesz went the distance for Grove City, with four strikeouts and allowing only two hits.
Sharon 14, Slippery Rock 2
The host Tigers scored nine runs in the second inning Tuesday and five more in the fourth frame in a five-inning rout of Slippery Rock.
Connor Hogue and Andrew Gieraltowski shared Slippery Rock’s mound chores and split four strikeouts, while Sean White drilled a double and Little lent two hits for the Rockets.
Tri-County Tennis Championships
In the annual event at Buhl Farm Park, two-time titlist Greenville was dethroned by Warren in the nine-team field.
Using a Pro-set format, the Dragons dethroned Greenville by accumulating 32 points, led by champions Ryan Mangine and Matt Sandberg, at third and fourth singles, respectively, and the first and second doubles duo of Mark Shoenborn and Troy Burns and Tom Pellegrino and Kurt Pierson.
Included among Mercer County champions were Hickory’s Corey Runyan and Greenville’s Cody Marshall, at 1st and 2nd singles, and the tandems of Sen Lee and Cody Latimer of Grove City and Jake Hunker and Sean McErlane of Greenville, at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively. The latter pair won over Warren’s Laim Boger and Drew Lobsdell in a tiebreaker.
Hickory 5, Grove City
The host Hornets (7-1 region, 11-2 overall) pitched the shutout on the strength of four straight-sets wins. The win tied them in the region with Greenville.
Singles: Corey Runyan (H) def. Chris Chutz, 6-1, 6-4; Sean Zippie (H) def. Jon Stewart, 6-3, 7-6(4); Corey Schurko (H) def. Matthew Welker, 6-0, 6-4.
Doubles: Ricky Rosati-Mike Phillips (H) def. A.J. Motta-Adam McCracken, 6-3, 6-1; John Lubarski-James Black (H) def. Cody Latimer-Sen Lee, 4-6, 6-0, 6-2.
Boys track and field
Mercer 99, Clarion 47
In a win over Tuesday afternoon over Clarion, Rawlins Huntley (100, sprint-relay anchor), Craig Beck (shot put, discus) and distance ace Kevin Reno (1600-, 3200-meter runs) keyed the Mustangs’ win, as did Alex Rabold (800).
Grove City 87, Slippery Rock 63
The host Eagles (7-1) soared Tuesday, led by Jake Kildoo (1600, 3200, distance-relay anchor), Aaron Anderson (400, mile- and distance-relay legs), Leonard Howard (200, long jump) and Mark Jaskowak (javelin, distance-relay leg).
Ayron Gallagher garnered a sweep of the shot putÊand discus for the visiting Rockets.
Lakeview 93, Sharpsville 56
Alex Patterson, Collin Zelinsky and Jeremy Westlake were triple-event winners Tuesday as the host Sailors (4-5) topped the Blue Devils. All three were on the winning 400 relay team (47.5). Patterson swept the hurdles, Zelinsky captured the 100 and 200 and Westlake took first in the 400 and was part of the foursome that won the 1600 relay.
Girls track and field
West Middlesex 98, Mercer 52
The visiting Ms. Reds (5-0, 12-0) rolled Tuesday by virtue of their depth, though Mercer’s Claire Creasy (100-, 200-meter dashes, intermediate hurdles, pole vault) and Middlesex’s Jessica Bittler (long, triple, high jumps, javelin) battled.
Bittler tied (Miranda Negrea’s 2007 school standard in the high jump, coach Bob Morris reported.
Kayla Shacklock (high hurdles, sprint-relay leg), the Willey sisters, and Angela Colella (400-meter dash, mile-relay leg) also contributed.
Lakeview 128, Sharpsville 22
Fawn Miller (200, long jump), Cassie Legal (javelin, shot put), Casey Stankovich (high, intermediate hurdles) and frosh Courtney King (100, long, high jumps, sprint-relay anchor) led the victorious, host Lady Sailors (5-4). Also, Troy Stankovich (pole vault, sprint-relay leg.
Grove City 92, Slippery Rock 58
Hana Casalnova captured the 400- and 800-meter dashes and lent legs to victorious distance- and mile-relays for the host Lady Eagles (7-1).
Also, Lauren Decker dashed to win in the 100- and 200-meter races and lent legs to the sprint- and mile-relay quartets.
Grove City 6, Meadville 3
Alicia Feather fired a five hitter, striking out seven and helped herself by drilling a double for the visiting Lady Eagles.
Also for Grove City (4-5 region, 6-6 overall), Cassondra Folk singled twice and Phylicia King scored three times.
Losing Lady Bulldogs’ pitcher Amanda Bump also allowed a handful of hits, whiffed three and walked three, and Kari Evanovich accounted for all three Meadville runs via a three-run homer.
Doubleheader: Game 1 - Rocky Grove 7, Mercer 6; Game 2 - Rocky Grove 3, Mercer 2
Shelby Latshaw was credited with both mound wins Wednesday at Mercer combining for three strikeouts and five walks.
For Mercer, Cassie Lipinski suffered both setbacks, whiffing nine and walking two in the opener and fanning four and walking one in the nightcap. Lipinski allowed 11 and six hits, respectively, in the two games. Latshaw allowed 18 hits in the pair of games.
Nicole Bertolasio belted two hits in the opener, including a triple and three more in the nightcap for Mercer (10-6); Dannie Nespor notched three hits, including a triple, in Game 1, while Heather Woods went 2-for-2 including a triple in the opener. In the nightcap, Bobbie McGhee garnered a double.