The Greenville and Grove City boys tennis teams lost in the semifinals on Friday at the District 10 Class 2A Team Championships at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie.
Greenville (12-2) suffered a 4-1 loss to Fairview while Grove City (11-3) dropped a tough 3-2 decision to Warren. The Trojans beat Harbor Creek, 3-2, in a play-in to advance to the semis.
Fairview (16-2) posted a 4-1 win over Warren (10-2) to capture the D-10 team title. Cathedral Prep defeated Erie High, 4-1, for the 3A crown.
Greenville 3, Harbor Creek 2
Singles: Mitchell May (HC) def. Vijay Perry, 8-2; Shawn Gilfoyle (G) def. Nick Uht, 8-3; Ronnie Mutinelli (G) def. Arthur Thompson, 8-5. Doubles: Eric Brinling-Ryan Scott (HC) def. Trent Brady-Ethan Hause, 8-3; Steve Jaussen-Nicholas Kytchak (G) def. Hadley Howell-Maddie May, 8-1.
Fairview 4, Greenville 1
Singles: Jake Geiger (F) def. Perry, 6-1, 6-0; Grayson Millette (F) def. Gilfoyle, 6-0, 6-1; Joe Pakulski (F) def. Mutinelli, 6-0, 6-2. Doubles: Brady-Hause (G) def. Sunjay Iyer-Ethan Bartley, 6-2, 6-7(10-8), retire; Nick Franos-Brennan Grabowski (F) def. Jaussen-Kytchak, 6-3, 6-2.
Warren 3, Grove City 2
Singles: Will Kemeny (GC) def. Jimmy Lobdell, 6-1, 6-1; Will Rastatter (GC) def. Lionel Eason, 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-3; Alex Fincher (W) def. Matthew Gerwick, 6-1, 6-1. Doubles: Caleb Ei-Bryce McCracken (W) def. Mason Wise-Peter Birmingham, 6-2, 6-3; Cade Poston-Zach Fincher (W) def. Jasper Franklin-Charlie Nesbit, 6-2, 6-2.
• Meadville 6, Slippery Rock 5 – At Meadville recently, the Rockets suffered a tough loss.
Dylan Dingel pitched for Slippery Rock, going 5 innings, yielding 5 runs on 6 hits, with 3 errors, while striking out 9. Ian Balquist took the loss in relief.For the Rockets, Dingel and Ricky Mineo each rapped a double and single, while David Duffalo added a pair of hits.
Chad Neugabauer and Nick Frantz hurled for Meadville. Landon Beck and Wyett Smith doubled for the ‘Dawgs.
• Franklin 6, Mercer 3 – At Franklin Monday, the Knights scored all 6 of their runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning and held on to beat the Mustangs.
Mercer scored 1 run in the top of the 2nd inning and 2 in the top of the 7th.
Ian Haynes started for Franklin and pitched 4 1/3 innings. He struck out 6 batters, walked 3 and gave up 1 run on 4 hits. Brendon Gordon closed it out for the Knights. He fanned 2, issued 2 walks and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits.
Dan Scheidhauer (2 innings), Adam Walker (2), Dylan Hetrick and Brian Shevitz split time on the mound for Mercer. Scheidhauer had no strikeouts, walked 3 and allowed all 6 runs on 3 hits.
Offensively for Franklin, Connor Rakow ripped a 2-run single, Zach Baughman and Kaden Keely had RBI singles and Haynes, Zach Taylor and Austin Rhoads were credited with RBIs.
For Mercer, Austin Hesselgesser doubled, singled and drove in a pair of runs, Jordon Baker and Shevitz collected 2 singles each, Hetrick ripped a double and Harrison Murray added an RBI single.
• Lakeview 6, Reynolds 4 – At Stoneboro, the Sailors scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning and held on to beat the Raiders.
Zack Urey pitched a 5-hitter through 6 2/3 innings and had 2 hits, including a home run, and drove in 3 runs to lead the way for Lakeview.
Urey struck out 9 batters, walked 3 and gave up all 4 runs. Trent Novak closed it out on the mound.
Novak had a hit and 2 RBI for the Sailors, Hunter King doubled and Trent Milliren ripped 2 doubles and drove in a run.
Hunter Bresnan (4 innings) and Garrett Erford split time on the mound for Reynolds. Bresnan had 1 strikeout, issued 1 walk and gave up all 6 runs on 8 hits. Erford fanned 4, had no walks and only allowed 1 hit.
Offensively for the Raiders, Chance Westover hit a solo home run, Devin Weaver had an RBI double and Dan Torok and Erford added RBI singles.
• Hickory 9, Conneaut Area 3 – At Hermitage, the host Hornets had 3- and 2-run innings at the outset, furnishing Hickory hurler Jorge Leedham with all the run support he needed.
Leedham allowed only 3 hits in the route-going performance. The right-hander was touched for 3 runs, only 1 of which was earned. He struck out 6 and walked 1, and also aided his own cause with an RBI-single.
Branden Myers’ 3-for-5 plate performance included 3 runs scored and 2 RBI. Also, Tyler Mellott mustered 3 hits and 2 ribbies and Hayden Gallagher garnered 2 hits and 2 ribbies. Myers and Spencer McLaughlin doubled and Myers and Gallagher tripled, while Cam Whalen contributed a hit and Andrew Gay an RBI.
CASH was led by Chance Lloyd’s double and solo home run and Hayden Gould’s run-scoring single. But pitchers Chance Hoehn and Austin Gabel were reached for 11 hits and 7 earned runs.
Both teams committed 4 miscues.
• Grove City 6, Franklin 3 – At Memorial Park in Grove City, Carter Chinn and Ty Dlugonski belted home runs and Trey Adams and Jordan Hodge combined to pitch a 6-hitter as the Eagles rallied to defeat the Knights.
Franklin led 3-1 after 4 innings, but Grove City plated 2 runs in the bottom of the 5th and 3 in the 6th. The Knights scored all of its runs in the top of the 4th frame.
Adams pitched 3 2/3 innings and Hodge closed out the game. Adams struck out 4 batters, walked 3 and gave up all 3 runs on 4 hits. Hodge fanned 4, issued 1 walk and only surrendered 2 hits.
Dlugonski smacked a 2-run homer for Grove City, Chinn had a solo shot, Lance Craig ripped 2 doubles and Brady Callahan added 2 singles.
Connor Rakow (5 innings) and Kolton Banfi pitched for Franklin. Rakow struck out 4, walked 3 and gave up all 6 runs on 6 hits. Banfi had 1 strikeout, 1 walk and didn’t allow a hit.
Offensively for the Knights, Rakow doubled.
• Sharon 17, West Middlesex 7 (6 inn.) – On Senior Night at Wengler Field in Sharon, A’Nahzya Griggs ripped a pair of singles, doubled, drove in 5 runs and scored 3 times to lead the Lady Tigers (5-8) past the Ms. Reds.
Also for Sharon, Ellie McCombs had 2 singles and 2 runs scored, Ky’Azia Lee doubled, singled, drove in 3 runs and scored 3 times, Jordan Murphy posted a pair of singles, doubled, drove in a pair and scored twice, Allison Kimble belted a 2-run homer and an RBI single, Allante Daniels had 2 singles, Bonai Doris registered 2 singles and 2 RBI and Jaianna Southerland collected 3 singles and scored twice.
Adrianna Kimble picked up the win on the mound for Sharon. She struck out 6 batters, walked 7 and only allowed 5 hits.
Maddy Bacchetti was the losing pitcher for West Middlesex.
Bacchetti also led the Reds at the plate with a single and 3 RBI.
Sharon Coach Chad McCombs’ seniors were honored before the game. They are Adrianna Kimble, Lee, Daniels, Doris and Hannah Norwood.
• Hickory 7, Grove City 6 (8 inn.) – At Hermitage, the Lady Hornets’ Disha Patel hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 8th inning to lift the Lady Hornets past the Eagles.
Patel also singled for Hickory, Morgan Huey had 3 singles, Maura Mulligan ripped a 2-run double and Mason Porada added a pair of singles.
Autumn Black went the distance on the mound for Hickory. She struck out 3 batters, walked 7 and gave up 7 hits.
Lizzie Malczak (3 innings) and Amanda McNabb pitched for GC. Malczak fanned 3, walked 4 and gave up 4 runs on 5 hits.
McNabb struck out 5 batters, issued 1 walk and yielded 3 runs on 6 hits.
At the dish for GC, Gabby Herald had 2 hits and 2 RBI, McNabb, Camryn Billig and Chloe Saylor had RBI singles and Chloe Saylor doubled.