Walker signs

Mercer High senior Adam Walker recently signed his national letter-of-intent to play collegiate baseball at Alderson Broaddus University. Walker, a three-sport athlete in football, wrestling and baseball was accompanied by his parents, Shawn and Katrina Walker,  younger sister Alexandra; former Mercer baseball coach Jack Thorn and current Mercer coach Rick Adsit. 

 

BASEBALL

• Mercer 13, Titusville 3 (5 inn.) – At Titusville, the Rockets had a 3-0 lead after 2 innings, but the Mustangs broke loose and scored 6 runs in the top of the 3rd, 2 in the 4th and 5 in the 5th.

Dan Scheidhauer pitched all 5 innings for Mercer. He struck out 6 batters, issued 2 walks and only allowed 4 hits.

At the plate for Mercer, Adam Walker ripped 2 doubles and drove in 4 runs, Brian Shevitz had a 3-run triple, Dylan Hetrick doubled, singled and drove in a pair, Austin Hesselgesser hit a pair of singles and drove in 2 runs, Scheidhauer doubled and singled and Ty Porterfield added an RBI double.

Andrew Fish had an RBI single for Titusville.

Zach Abrams (2 innings), Derek Beach (1), Mike Obert (1 2/3) and Nick Hart split time on the mound for Titusville. They combined on 3 strikeouts, 7 walks and surrendered 11 hits.

• Wilmington 10, West Middlesex 5 – At New Wilmington, the Big Reds led 5-2 after 2 innings of play, but the Hounds (5-2, 6-5) plated 1 run in the 3rd, 6 in the 4th and 1 in the 6th to register the win over WM.

Ricky Telesz led Wilmington at the plate with 3 singles and 4 RBI. Also, Cameron Marett ripped 3 singles and drove in a pair of runs and Nathanael Luu, Jacob Burdett and Benn Robb had RBI singles.

Jack Litzenberg (2 innings) and Telesz pitched for Wilmington. Litzenberg collected a pair of strikeouts, walked 2 and gave up all 5 runs on 8 hits. Telesz whiffed 7, issued 4 free passes and only allowed 3 hits.

Marshall Murray (3 1/3 innings) and Chase Staunch pitched for WM. Murray struck out 4, walked 1 and gave up 6 runs on 7 hits. Staunch fanned 3, walked 1 and yielded 4 runs on 4 hits.

At the dish for the Big Reds, Staunch ripped a 2-run triple, Jake Bowen had 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and drove in a run, Murray registered 2 hits and an RBI, Kaz Hoffman had an RBI single and Don Stinedurf added a pair of singles.

• Rocky Grove 5, Lakeview 1 – At Stoneboro, Conner Curran had 2 hits and 3 RBI and Travis Perry was impressive on the mound as the Orioles beat the Sailors.

Perry pitched 6 innings for Rocky Grove. He struck out 12 batters. Tyler Knupp fanned 2 in the 7th inning.

Trent Novak went the distance for Lakeview. He collected a pair of strikeouts.

Also for RG, Perry and Hunter Bruner both had 2 hits and an RBI.

• Franklin 6, Sharpsville 0 – At the McCullough Run Sports Complex in South Py Twp., the defending District 10 Class 3A champion Blue Devils were limited to 4 hits and fell to 8-2 with the loss to Franklin.

Luke Bailey, Zach Pander, Ricky Ladjevich and Max Messett had hits for Sharpsville.

Max Siguenza was the losing pitcher. He struck out 5, walked 2 and gave up 6 hits in 5 innings. Cameron Williams pitched the final 2 frames for the Devils.

Ian Haynes went the distance on the mound for Franklin.

• Oil City 8, Sharon 2 —   During the past 2 baseball seasons Oil City High has proved to be a second-half squad. Monday’s 8-2 Oilers’ win over Sharon would indicate a similar scenario this season.

Dylin Chapin checked Sharon on just 4 hits and Sawyer Manning mustered a 3-for-4, 3-RBI plate performance to lead the Oilers’ offense in an 8-2 victory for the Venango County club.

“I think we’re gettin’ there,” admitted 4th-year Oil City Head Coach Steve Pikna as his Oilers improved to 6-7 overall, 3-7 in the region.

The Oilers’ offense notched 9 hits off a trio of Tigers’ twirlers – starter Niko Augustine and relievers Cam Atallah and Nick Wiesen.

Zach Dignall drilled 3 of Sharon’s 4 hits. A Dignall ‘dinger dented the board for a Tigers’ tally in the 5th. In the 6th stanza Wiesen whacked a sac fly to center field, scoring Luke Sadowski, who had walked. Otherwise, the Oilers’ Chapin had the Tigers off-balance. Lane Voytik had Sharon’s only other safety.

Sharon saluted its 7 seniors: Augustine, Dignall, Nichols, Isaac Connelly, Braeden Hoover, Sadowski and Isaiah Zajac. Six will continue their education: Connelly, to the University of Florida to major in actuarial science; Sadowski (Thiel College, psychology); Augustine (Slippery Rock University, physical therapy/exercise science); Nichols (education) and Hoover (business) to Youngstown State University, and Dignall (New Castle School of Trades). Zajac is intending to relocate, and his future plans are undecided. 

• Greenville 9, Reynolds 5 – At Transfer, the Trojans banged out 10 hits to earn the non-region win over the Raiders.

No Greenville stats were reported to The Herald.

Garrett Erford (6 innings) and Hunter Bresnan pitched for Reynolds. Erford struck out 6, walked 2 and gave up 8 runs on 10 hits. Bresnan fanned 2, walked 1 and gave up 1 run on no hits.

Offensively for the Raiders, Hunter Jones had a 2-run double, Devin Weaver doubled, singled and drove in a run and Sean O’Hara and Dan Torok both had RBI singles. 

• Hickory 11, Conneaut Area 4 – At Linesville, Tyler Mellott ripped a triple, 2 singles and drove in 4 runs to lead the Hornets’ 16-hit attack in the win over CASH.

Also for Hickory, Branden Myers had 3 singles, a double and drove in a run, Cameron Whalen registered 2 doubles and an RBI, Spencer McLaughlin ripped 2 doubles and drove in 3 runs, Hayden Gallagher doubled and singled, Nate Hando had an RBI double and Nate Marchand had 1 hit and an RBI.

Hando (4 innings) and Caleb Benton pitched for Hickory. Hando struck out 7, walked 2 and gave up 1 run on 5 hits while Benton fanned 1, issued 2 walks and allowed 3 runs on 5 hits.

Austin Gabel was the losing pitcher for CASH. He fanned 5, walked 3 and surrendered 8 runs on 11 hits in 5 innings.

Offensively for Conneaut Area, Chance Lloyd hit a home run and singled, Peyton Hearn doubled and singled, Spencer Reiser had a pair of singles and Sam Andrew added 2 singles and an RBI.

• Franklin 5, Lakeview 1 – At Franklin, the Knights beat the Sailors in a non-region game on Saturday.

Connor Rakow earned the win for Franklin. He struck out 6 batters over 6 innings.

Trent Milliren (5 innings) and Zack Urey pitched for the Sailors. Both had 2 strikeouts.

Rakow, Kaden Keely and Zach Baughman had RBIs for the Knights.

Garrett Gadsby led Lakeview at the dish with a pair of hits.

• Oil City 9, Mercer 6 – At Veterans Memorial Field in Brandy Springs Park in Mercer, the Oilers rallied to earn the non-region win over the Mustangs.

Mercer took an early 3-0 lead in the 1st inning and was up 6-1 after 4 innings, but Region 5 Oil City plated 4 runs in the 5th, 2 in the 6th and 2 in the 7th en route to the win over the Region 2 Mustangs.

No Oil City stats were reported to the Herald.

Dylan Hetrick had 3 hits for Mercer, Adam Walker registered 2 hits and drove in 2 runs and Brian Shevitz collected 1 hit and an RBI.

No Mercer pitching stats were reported to The Herald.

 

SOFTBALL

• Hickory 6, Conneaut Area 4 – At Linesville Monday, Autumn Black fired a complete-game 3-hitter with 13 strikeouts and 2 walks to lead the Lady Hornets past the Eagles.

At the plate, Black had a 2-run single, Disha Patel had 2 hits and 2 RBI, Maura Mulligan collected 3 hits and drove in a run and Regan Covert had an RBI single.

Kiersten Shrock went the distance on the mound for CASH. She struck out 11 batters, walked 4 and gave up 9 hits.

Audra Brown led the Lady Eagles at the dish with 2 hits and an RBI.

• Sharpsville 3, Mercer 2 – At Mercer Saturday, Courtney Frye went the distance for Sharpsville, striking out 11, walking 3 and allowing 6 hits.

Amanda Bish went the distance for Mercer striking out 7 batters, walking 2, and allowing 5 hits.

For the Blue Devils, Frye doubled, while Emily Bulick, Claire Staunch, Gwynne Frazer and Rosalie Hanely added singles. T. Truman rapped a double and single for Mercer.

 

TRACK & FIELD

Baldwin Invite

Three locals placed on Friday at the 45th annual Baldwin Invitational in Pittsburgh.

Sharon’s Gianna Labbiento placed 2nd in the 1600-meter run (5:03.10) and 3rd in the 3200 (11:05.51).

Grove City’s Jonah Powell was 2nd in both the 800 (1:57.58) and 1600 (4:20.14). The Eagles’ Connor McEwen placed 6th in the 300 hurdles (41.33).

 

Oil Country Invite

Several locals placed at Saturday’s Oil Country Invitational, hosted by Oil City.

For the West Middlesex boys, Luke Mantzell was part of the 1600 and 3200 relay teams that earned 6th-place finishes (3:47 and 8:40.58) and he finished 6th in the 1600-meter run (4:46.04) and 8th in the pole vault (10-6).

The 1600-meter relay team was Andy Chlpka, Mantzell, Braden Hanahan and Alex Rea and the 3200 foursome was Jake Baker, Chlpka, Mantzell and Hanahan.

Also for the Big Reds, Baker placed 6th in the 400 (54.25) and Art Marsteller finished 6th in the discus (125-8).

Other winners in the field events Saturday at the Oil Country Invite:

BOYS

High jump – 4 Deshawn Robinson (George Junior Republic), 5-9; 8 Joe Grim (Lakeview), 5-5.

Long jump – 3 Qadir Muhammad (Grove City), 20-11 1/2; 6 Erik Thomas (Lakeview), 19-7 1/4; 7 Keon Hall (George Junior Republic), 19-3 1/2.

Triple jump – 2 Bryce Lowe (Grove City), 41-9; 3 Robinson (GJR), 41-7.

Javelin – 1 Noah Weese (Sharon), 160-7; 3 Nick Smither (Grove City), 148-4; 7 Isaiah Jewett (GJR), 138-1 1/2.

Shot put – 6 Zane Berry (Grove City), 44-9 1/2.

Pole vault – 2 Tyler Lightcap (Lakeview), 12-0; 7 Collin Meals (Grove City), 11-0.

GIRLS

High jump – 1 Cecily Greggs (Lakeview), 5-3; 3 Emma Isenberg (Grove City), 4-11; 6 Jeanine Sturgeon (Lakeview), 4-7.

Long jump – 5 Christiana Melvin (Grove City), 15-2.

Triple jump – 7 Isenberg (Grove City), 30-9 1/2.

Javelin – 2 Anna Schmid (Grove City), 105-10; 6 Alaina Williams (Sharon), 99-1.

Discus – 7 Williams (Sharon), 89-8 1/2.

Pole vault – 3 Meredith Glavach (Wilmington), 9-6; 4 Leah Hickman (Wilmington), 9-0; 5 Taylor Maxwell (Lakeview), 8-6; 6 Sturgeon (Lakeview), 8-0.

Note: No other results were reported to The Herald and penntrackxc.com only listed the field events.

 

PINE-RICHLAND INVITE

GIBSONIA, Pa. – Several Mercer County area athletes earned places at the prestigious Pine-Richland Track & Field Invitational Friday.

The only champions from Mercer County came in the shot putt. Greenville’s Carly Fattman, 37-08; Farrell’s Kobe Hilton, 49-03.

Following are the other athletes who placed in the top 8 of their events:

GIRLS

Slippery Rock: 100 - 3 Anna Kadlubek, 12.79; 200 - 4 Kadlubek, 26.28; shot put - 6 Maryann Ackerman, 31-06.

Wilmington: 1600 - 3 Grace Mason, 5:33.02; shot put - 3 Aleah Deal, 33-10; discus - 8 Deal, 101-08.5; javelin - 5 Sara Ruth, 112-08.

Sharpsville: 1600 - 6 Lauren Mehler, 5:37.86; long jump - 8 Madeline Breneman, 15-09.5; triple jump - 4 Breneman, 38-08.75; javelin - 7 Eve Mohney, 110-04.

Hickory: 100 hurdles - 7 Daphne Borowicz, 16.96.

Greenville: high jump - 5 (tie) Skylar Swartz, 4-11; 6 (tie) Sydney Stainbrook, 8-08; discus - 3 Fattman, 107-06.5; javelin - 2 Madison Hawthorne, 120-02.

BOYS

Sharpsville: 110 hurdles - 3 Kobe Joseph, 15.55; 300 hurdles - 6 Cameron Prebble, 43.05; 4X800 relay - 8 (William Divens, Mi hael Lindstadt, Jacob Wiley, Noah Flaherty), 9:05.34; shot putt - 6 Robert Besser, 42-11.

Greenville: high jump - 5 (tie) Jonathan Micsky, 5-09; pole vault - 3 Micsky, 12-02. 

Wilmington: triple jump - 2 Nathan Shaw, 41-07; shot putt - 2 Connor Vass-Gal, 47-11; discus - 5 Erik Richardson, 127-05; javelin - 2 Danny Hanssen, 153-06.

Regular season

BOYS

• Lakeview 123.5, Sharon 24.5; Lakeview 121, Commodore Perry 29; Lakeview 87, George Junior Rep. 63 – Middle-distance ace Zac Tingley (800-meter run, 4x8 and 4x4 relays), versatile Tyler Lightcap (1600-meter run, pole vault), jumper Joey Grim, and distance standouts Cole Thiec and Jarod McGowan led Lakeview for Coach Ryan Harold.

Steven Flower swept the hurdles and Noah Weese doubled up in the shot put and discus for Sharon. For Commodore Perry, Wyatt Guthrie won both the high hurdles and long jump. Holl swept the 100- and 200-meter dashes for GJR in respective times of 11.4 and 24.2.

GIRLS

• Lakeview 109, Sharon 36; Lakeview 107, Commodore Perry 33 – At Stoneboro Thursday, Kendra Benton swept the hurdles and was part of the foursomes that won the 400- and 1600-meter relays in leading the Lady Sailors past Sharon and CP.

Claire Oliver (800, 1600, 3200 relay) and Michaela Rose (100, 200, 400 relay) were triple-event winners for Lakeview.

Alaina Williams won the shot put and javelin to lead Sharon while Summer Walker took 1st place in the shot put and discus to pace Commodore Perry.

 

BOYS TRACK & FIELD

LAKEVIEW 123.5, SHARON 24.5 

3200 relay – Lakeview (Lightcap, Maxwell, McGowan, Tingley) 9:24.2; 110 hurdles – Flower (S) 16.8; 100 – Thiec (L) 11.8; 1600 – Lightcap (L) 5:05.9; 400 – Tingley (L) 52.3; 400 relay – Lakeview (Thiec, Saeler, McQuaid, Aden) 46.6; 300 hurdles – Flower (S) 43.5; 800 – Tingley (L) 2:05.2; 200 – McGowan (L) 24.2; 3200 – Barrick (L) 11:53.5; 1600 relay – Lakeview (Aden, McGown, Thiec, Tingley) 3:39.9; Shot put – Bowser (L) 35-0; Discus – Weese (S) 119-10; Javelin – Weese (S) 150-3; Long jump – Thomas (L) 19-1 3/4; Triple jump – Grim (L) 37-8; High jump – Grim (L) 5-9; Pole vault – Lightcap (L) 12-0.

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LAKEVIEW 121,

COMMODORE PERRY 29

(Changes listed)

110 hurdles – Guthrie (CP) 16.5; 300 hurdles – Aden (L) 43.6; 3200 – Krantz (CP) 11:23.5; Shot put – Clark (CP) 37-1; Discus – Slater (L) 103-3; Javelin – Stamp (L) 122-1; Long jump – Guthrie (CP) 19-4.

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LAKEVIEW 87, GJR 63

(Changes listed)

100 – Holl (GJR) 11.4; 110 hurdles – Ziolkowski (L) 16.9; 200 – Holl (GJR) 24.2; Shot put – Martin (GJR) 42-3; Javelin – Martin (GJR) 125-5; Long jump – Francis (GJR) 19-10 1/2; Triple jump – Holmes (GJR) 38-10.

 

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

LAKEVIEW 109, SHARON 36

3200 relay – Lakeview (Williams, Drozynski, Hovis, Oliver), 12:35; 100 hurdles – Benton (L), 16.6; 100 – Rose (L), 12.4; 1600 – Oliver (L), 5:33.6; 400 – Hovis (L), 1:05.9; 400 relay – Lakeview (Rose, Greggs, Mathieson, Benton), 50.3; 300 hurdles – Benton (L), 49.0; 800 – Oliver (L), 2:37.8; 200 – Rose (L), 25.8; 3200 – Sterling (S), 18:03.3; 1600 relay – Lakeview (Smeltzer, Benton, O’Polka, Barnard), 5:22; Shot put – Williams (S), 28-1 1/4; Discus – Deniker (L), 95-3; Javelin – Williams (S), 94-5 1/2; High jump – Greggs (L), 5-1; Long jump – Smeltzer (L), 12-9; Triple jump – Swisher (L), 27-4 1/2; Pole vault – Maxwell (L), 9-0.

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LAKEVIEW 107, COMM. PERRY 33

(Changes listed)

1600 relay – CP (no names submitted), 5:06; Javelin – McConnell (L), 75-10; Shot put – Walker (CP), 95-11 1/2; Discus – Walker (CP), 32-7.