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Mercer's Garret Kuhn fires a pitch against West Middlesex recently.

SOFTBALL

• Lakeview 10, Commodore Perry 2 – At Sheakleyville, the Lady Sailors closed out the regular season with a win to clinch a share of the Region 1 title with West Middlesex. Lakeview ace Kala Mahen turned in another good performance - a complete-game 7-hitter with 10 strikeouts and 2 walks. Brittany Shrock and Kate Wilkosz split time on the mound for CP. Shrock pitched 2 2/3 innings with 2 strikeouts, 2 walks and gave up 5 runs on 5 hits. Wilkosz went the rest of the way, fanning 4, walked 1 and giving up 5 runs on 7 hits. At the plate for Lakeview, Mackenzie McIntire and Bronwyn Brocklehurst both had 2 singles, a double and drove in 1 run, Ashley Watts ripped a pair of singles and drove in 1 run, Salena Stutzman doubled and Johanna Hooker added an RBI single. For the Lady Panthers, Shrock had 2 singles and Wilkosz and Emily Sanner both doubled. The playoff pairings and sites will be announced this weekend.

• West Middlesex 7, Reynolds 1 – At the Richard J. Kritz Memorial Softball Complex in West Middlesex, the Ms. Reds (11-1, 15-1) clinched a share of the Region 1-A crown with Lakeview with the win over the Lady Raiders. Tori Roth and Maddy Bacchetti combined to fire a 4-hitter for WM. Roth started and went 4 innings with 8 strikeouts, no walks and 1 hit while Bacchetti tallied 2 strikeouts, issued 1 walk and gave up the 1 run on 3 hits. Jessica Dickson went the distance for Reynolds. She fanned 4, walked 2 batters and gave up 10 hits. Offensively for the Ms. Reds, Jessica Andrusky singled, doubled, tripled and drove in 3 runs, Hannah Havens singled and belted a 2-run homer, Macy Siefert had 2 singles and Olivia Slater doubled. Dickson, Rachael Harnett, Madison Stoner and Madison Rhoades singled for the Lady Raiders.

• Sharpsville 16, Wilmington 0 (4 inn.) – At New Wilmington, coach Rick Grandy’s Lady Blue Devils (10-2, 11-5) locked up the Region 2-AA championship with the rout. Mackenzie Patterson fired the abbreviated no-hitter for Sharpsville. She fanned 4 and walked 1 batter. Aryn Boyer went the distance for the Lady Hounds. She struck out 1, walked 3 and gave up 15 hits. At the dish for Sharpsville, Kailee Scurpa had 2 doubles, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI, Patterson ripped a pair of singles, doubled, scored 3 times and drove in 3 runs, Abby Ferlin collected 2 singles, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI and Sydney Flynn tallied 3 singles, 1 run scored and drove in a pair. Also, Haley Black had 2 singles, 1 run scored and 2 RBI, Kaitlin Falconi singled, tripled, scored twice and drove in 2 runs and Alivia Shuttleworth singled, scored 3 times and tallied 1 RBI. Wilmington is the defending D-10 champs but was hit hard by graduation. Sharpsville is a young team with no seniors and will now prepare for the playoffs.

• Jamestown 1, Mercer 0 (8 inn.) – At Jamestown, the Lady Muskies (8-4, 8-7) picked up a big Region 2-AA win that could qualify them for the D-10 playoffs. The win might have also knocked Mercer out of playoff contention. Cameron Leary singled in the bottom of the 8th for Jamestown, advanced on a passed ball and then scored on a walkoff single to center field by Heather Williams. Kara Miller went the distance on the mound for Jamestown. She fanned 5 batters, walked none and gave up 7 hits. Leary led the Lady Muskies at the plate with a pair of hits. Melissa Shoemaker went the distance for Mercer. She struck out 2, issued 2 walks and gave up 6 hits. “It was a well-played softball game,” said Jamestown coach Tom Harpst. “Both teams played hard and represented their schools well.”

• Hickory 7, Slippery Rock 4 – At Slippery Rock, the Lady Hornets took care of business and beat the Lady Rockets to secure a share the Region 5-AAA crown with Slippery Rock. Sabrina Black pitched all 7 innings for Hickory. She struck out 1 hitter, walked none and gave up 9 hits. Cheyenne Hindman went the distance for Slippery Rock. She fanned 10 batters, issued 4 walks and gave up 9 hits. The game was back and forth until Hickory took the lead in the 5th inning on an RBI triple by Paige Rush, which scored Hannah Gallagher. The Lady Hornets then held on for the win. Rush singled, tripled and drove in 1 run, Amanda Leist, Black, and Gallagher all doubled and Mikhaila Layshock doubled and singled. Black, Aliza Scheuermann and Lesley Gargano had RBIs. At the dish for Slippery Rock, Hindman doubled, singled and drove in a pair of runs, Joella Neal had 2 hits and 2 RBI and Brynn Horner added a pair of hits.

• Kennedy Catholic 11, Commodore Perry 7 – At Hermitage, the host Lady Golden Eagles’ Senior Day win may put them in the playoffs. Donique Marcella (2 hits); Emily Vargo and Taylor Moore (2 hits 2 RBI apiece), and Emilee Taylor (double, 3 RBI) keyed Kennedy Catholic (7-5 region, 8-7 overall). Winning pitcher Amanda Natale whiffed 8 in going the distance. CP pitchers Shrock and Wilkosz combined to KO 6 and walk 8. Wilkosz walloped a double, and she, Shrock and Nagy notched 2 hits each. Emilee Taylor, Taylor Moore, Tessa Bonomo and Jessie Micco are KC seniors cited by Head Coach John Vasconi, who said his club secured 3rd place in the region.

• Titusville 15, Sharon 4 (6 inn.) — At Titusville Tuesday, the host Lady Rockets scored 10 unearned runs in the 3rd inning following 2 costly fielding errors. K.Deeter homered and doubled, S.Kurelowech doubled and singled for Titusville. J.Clark handled the mound duty, striking out 11 while yielding 5 hits. For the Tigers, Amelia Crawford (double, single), Ky’Azia Lee (double) and Kristina Jacoway and Marissa Malloy (singles) led Sharon.

• Lakeview 7, Rocky Grove 0 – At Franklin, the Lady Sailors’ Kala Mahen twirled a gem – a complete-game 4-hitter with 15 strikeouts and only 1 walk. Offensively for Lakeview, Salena Stutzman had 4 singles and 1 RBI, Katie McClelland banged out 2 singles and drove in 1 run, Mackenzie McIntire, Bronwyn Brocklehurst and Mahen all had RBI singles and Johanna Hooker and Gabriel Elder had 2 singles each. J. Black went the distance for Rocky Grove. She struck out 1 hitter, issued no walks and gave up 14 hits. Shania Deeter led the Lady Orioles at the plate with a double.

• Jamestown 8, Franklin 5 – At Franklin, Brenda Kaller went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI in leading the Lady Muskies (7-4, 7-7) past the Lady Knights. Also for Jamestown, Cameron Leary was 3-for-4 with a triple, 1 RBI and 3 runs scored. Kara Miller went the distance on the mound for Jamestown. She struck out 10 batters, walked 3 and gave up 9 hits. Izzy Romanowski pitched all 7 innings for the Lady Knights. She collected 3 strikeouts, issued no walks and surrendered 11 hits. No hitting stats were reported for Franklin.

• Corry 13, Hickory 12 – At Corry, the visiting Lady Hornets had a 6-run 5th-inning lead dissipate into defeat. Corry collected a 5-run 5th frame, then tacked on the tying and winning runs in the home half of the 7th stanza with only 1 out. The game featured 27 base hits. Sabrina Black banged 3 hits including a home run and drove in 3 runs for Hickory. Also, Mikhaila Layshock, losing pitcher Chelsea Marriott and Amanda Leist lent 2 hits apiece. Layshock launched a homer and drove in 4 runs, Leist laced 2 doubles and plated a pair, and Hannah Gallagher garnered a double and 2 RBI and tallied twice. Marriott allowed 9 hits and 6 runs (4 earned) in 3-plus innings, while Black permitted 6 hits and 7 runs (6 earned) in 3 innings. They threw 66 and 57 pitches, respectively. For Corry, Zaczkiewicz (3 hits, 3 RBI), Dingfelder and Williams (2 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBI apiece), Merkle (2 hits, 2 runs, 1 RBI), Lawrence (2 hits, RBI) and Kurelowech (2 hits, 2 runs scored) led Corry’s 15-hit attack. Zaczkiewicz doubled twice and Dingfelder once. Williams went 6 stanzas (109 pitches) and allowed a dozen hits and a dozen runs (9 earned) while fanning 4. McCray copped the win in relief. Hickory made 8 miscues and stranded 7 baserunners; Corry, 4 and 9, respectively.

• Wilmington 6, Mercer 4 – On Senior Day in New Wilmington, Mykelin Saterlee ripped a pair of doubles and drove in 3 runs as coach Tom Reed’s Lady Hounds (4-7, 4-9) upset Mercer. Also for Wilmington, senior Nikki McCown had 2 singles and 3 RBI. The other senior on the Lady Hounds’ is Lexi Donati. Aryn Boyer went the distance for Wilmington. She fanned 1 batter, walked 2 and gave up 9 hits. Allie Cameron took the loss for Mercer. She struck out 3, walked 2 and gave up all 6 runs on 5 hits in 5 innings of mound duty. Melissa Shoemaker pitched the final 2 innings. At the dish for the Lady M’s, Shoemaker, Aubrie Angermeier and Stephanie Young had 2 singles each. BASEBALL • Kennedy Catholic 14, Mercer 13 – At Hermitage recently, the host Golden Eagles earned the win in the slugfest, as Hunter Grandes grand slam home run and double were keys for KC. Also, Garrett Ammann worked 5 frames from the hill, with Kyle Ricketts recording the save.

• Hickory 9-12, Lakeview 8-1 — Hickory High baseball team harvested the Region 2-AA championship Wednesday afternoon via a doubleheader sweep of Lakeview. At Hornet Stadium, host Hickory won the opener in 8 innings, 9-8, then coasted past the Sailors in the nightcap, 12-1, in 5 frames.

• In the nightcap, Tyler Cannon handcuffed Lakeview on 2 hits over 4 scoreless innings, striking out 8, and helped himself by stroking 2 hits and driving in 3 runs. Also for Hickory, Ethan Davis drilled 2 hits and drove in 2 runs; Nate Marchand mustered 2 hits and a ribbie, and Joey Gasior garnered a single, double and RBI. Branden Myers added an inning of 2-hit relief, striking out 2 and allowing the lone Lakeview run. Kyle McCartney suffered the Sailors’ mound setback.

• In the lidlifter, Jake Andrzejewski capped a big day at the plate with a walk-off, bases-loaded single. He also doubled, tripled and drove in 3 runs. Aaron Erimias earned the win in relief of James Dorko. Erimias worked 5 frames of 5-hit, 2-run relief, whiffing 1, while Dorko yielded 6 runs in 3 innings, whiffing 1 and walking 3. Also for Hickory (10-2 Region 2, 13-3 overall) Myers mustered a single and 2 RBI, Patrick Moldovan added 3 hits, and Noah  Orndorff’s output included 2 hits and a ribbie. 000200000599000027AC593,Logan Snyder and losing pitcher Steven Kokoski both singled and doubled to lead Lakeview, and Zack Urey added a pair of hits. District 10 playoffs are slated to begin Monday. Qualifying teams and matchups will be announced this weekend.

• Greenville 2, Reynolds 1 – At Packard Park, Greenville, both teams tallied in the 7th stanza, but the host Trojans took the win in the home half. Jacob Reimold ripped a double, Jakob Palmiter singled, and Trey Vigus drove in the visiting Raiders’ lone run. Palmiter also pilfered a base. Reynolds’ starting pitcher Brandon Blair worked 5 frames, yielding 6 hits and an earned run while whiffing 1 and walking 1. Reliever Jake Leipheimer allowed a run on a hit and 3 bases on balls in his 1 2/3 innings. No details for Greenville were reported to The Herald.

• Grove City 7, Oil City 6 – In oil country, Venango County, the visiting Eagles (12-5 overall, 5-3 region) jumped out for 3 runs in the 1st frame on Nick Davies’ walk, Brandon Grace’s single and Jordan Anderson’s RBI-double.  Jesse Hodge’s sac fly RBI and a 2-out RBI single by Brett Snyder finished the 1st. The Oilers struck for 2 runs in the 1st to cut the deficit to 1, highlighted by Eismont’s double. Hodge (4-1) started on the hill for Grove City and worked 4 innings, surrendering 2 unearned runs and fanning 4.  Orlowski went 2 2/3 innings in relief, allowing 4 runs, before Davies recorded the final out for the save.  Brandon Dennis hit a solo home run for  Grove City. The Eagles erupted for a 3-run 7th, highlighted by another Anderson double and Hodge’s 2-run two-bagger. Trey Adams had an RBI single, also.

• Sharon 12, Wilmington 9 – At New Wilmington recently, the visiting Tigers tallied 9 runs in the first 3 innings to win the slugfest. Andrew Tomko doubled, scored 4 runs and stole 4 bases for Sharon, while Noah Nichols notched a hit and swiped 4 bags, as well. Also for Sharon,  Jon Williams whacked 2 doubles and Joey Rahn ripped a single and double; Matt Wallace and Izzy Pinckney pounded a pair of hits apiece, and Nick McClimans also mustered a two-bagger. Sharon starter Austin Anderson and reliever Rahn recorded 6 strikeouts between them. Jack Litzenberg, Jake Sotter and Buddy Wynder worked Wilmington’s mound, but gave up a dozen hits. Also for the host Greyhounds, Ben Robb ripped a double, Derek Nichols knocked 3 hits, and Reese Bender banged another pair, as did Seth Parrish.

• West Middlesex 6, Kennedy Catholic 1 – At West Middlesex, left-hander Andrew Long allowed only 4 hits and struck out 6 in going the distance (111 pitches) for the host Big Reds. Trey Staunch’s 3-for-4 plate performance included a pair of runs scored, while Dustin Murray mustered 2 hits and 2 RBI. Chase Staunch, Jace Burger and Geno DeMonaco also drove in runs; Murray and Trey Staunch stole bases. Long lent a hit, as did Mitchell Murray. For Kennedy Catholic, Pellis, Grande, Goodwin and Vargo stroked safeties – Grande’s was a double, and he scored KC’s lone run. However the Golden Eagles ended with 3 errors. Ricketts started on the mound for Kennedy, and worked 5 frames (96 pitches), yielding 5 runs (1 earned) on 6 hits and 7 walks. Vargo relieved.

• Greenville 11, Hickory 10 – At Packard Park in Greenville on Monday, the Trojans scored 4 runs in the last inning to pull out the victory. Adam Bartnicki picked up the win in relief of Peircen Fenton, going 3 1/3 innings, whiffing 6, with Fenton closing. For Greenville, Scott Simcoe and Jase Paxton had a double and single each; Alex Gentile and Lou Emmett doubled; Bo Mosconi and Brenden Warner each had a pair of singles. For Hickory, Patrick Moldovan rapped a triple; Noah Orndorff a double and single; and Branden Myers, Tyler Cannon and Noah Cole two safeties each.

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