Roundup: Palko leads Sharpsville to non-region win over Hickory

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* Sharpsville 9, Hickory 3 — At Hermitage, Lily Palko went 4-for-4 with a solo home run, a double, two singles, and four RBIs as the Region 1 BLue Devils picked up the win over Region 4 Hickory.

Emma Brest ripped three singles and drove in two runs for Sharpsville, Izzie Candiotti doubled and had an RBI, Keeley Whitaker and Haley White both singled twice, and Breanna Hanley drove in a run.

Hanley went the distance in the circle for the Devils. She struck out 10 batters, issued no walks, and gave up 11 hits.

Loren Myers pitched for Hickory. She fanned five hitters, issued one walk, and gave up 13 hits.

Layla McClung belted a home run and a double for the Hornets, Myers hit three singles and drove in a run, Mya Jewell contributed a pair of singles, and Madison Timboli was credited with an RBI.

* Slippery Rock 8, Grove City 7 — At Slippery Rock, Ciani D'Antoni ripped a two-run double and Grace Wetzel hit an RBI single in the sixth inning to lift the Rockets to the Region 4 win.

Lillian Campbell homered, doubled, and drove in three runs for Slippery Rock and D'Antoni doubled, singled, and knocked in two runs.

Joslyn Korcok fired a five-hitter for the Rockets. She recorded seven strikeouts and only issued two walks.

Kara Kirk struck out one batter, walked five, and allowed 10 hits for Grove City. At the plate, she belted a home run, doubled, and drove in four runs.

Also for the Eagles, Maya Kirk collected two singles and Morgan Eaton drove in a run.

* AC Valley 16, Lakeview 5 (5 inn.) — At Foxburg, Mackenzie Parks fired a five-hitter and homered, tripled, doubled, and drove in four runs to power the Falcons past Lakeview.

Parks had one strikeout and issued two walks.

Maddy Dehart hit a pair of doubles, singled, and drove in a run for AC Valley, Kya Wetzel and Rylan Strausser both doubled, ripped two singles, and had an RBI, Emerson Stevens contributed a double and two singles, Colleen Verostek doubled, and Lexi Bauer, Alyvia Hartzel, and Magen Walzak all singled and had an RBI.

Hemi Brazel pitched for Lakeview. She fanned two hitters, walked one, and gave up 19 hits.

Cassidy Richards hit a double and two singles for the Sailors, Brazel smacked a homer and drove in two runs, Dakota Berlin doubled and had an RBI, and Zoe Proper ripped a double.

* Brookfield 6, Southington 2 — At Brookfield Community Park, Katie Logan blasted a two-run homer and Cadence Huffman hit a double, two singles, and drove in three runs as the Warriors defeated Southington.

Maddie Thomas doubled and singled for Brookfield, Sophia Hook ripped a triple, and Abby DeJoy and Kyah Graybill both had two singles.

Miranda Nicholson picked up the win. She struck out 10 batters. Tatum Hudak fanned six in the loss.

Tatum led Southington at the plate with a triple.


* Greenville 15, Kennedy Catholic 5 (5 inn.) — At Packard Park in Greenville, the Trojans clinched at least a share of the Region 1 title with the win over KC.

Nick Solderich (three innings) and Bennett Hayne combined to pitch a one-hitter for the Trojans. The duo collected nine strikeouts and issued four walks.

Jack Strausser ripped two doubles, singled, and drove in five runs for Greenville while Brandon Stubert doubled, singled, and had four RBIs. Soren Hedderick doubled, singled, and had an RBI.

Also for the Trojans, Noah Philson hit an RBI triple, Jacob Csonka doubled and singled, Braydon Porter ripped a pair of singles, Hayne hit an RBI single, and Solderich was credited with an RBI.

Marcus Gunn singled for Kennedy Catholic.

Daniel Simpson (1 1/3 innings), Nick Ondo (two), and Brock Ondo pitched for the Golden Eagles. They had one strikeout, five walks, and surrendered 14 hits.

* North East 10, Sharpsville 8 — At North East, the Blue Devils led 6-3 after four innings, but the Grapepickers plated two runs in the fifth and five in the sixth to rally for the non-region win.

Reid Courtwright homered, doubled, had two singles, and drove in three runs for Region 4 North East, David Gibson hit a homer, two singles, and had two RBIs, Tommy Owens doubled, singled, and knocked in two runs, and Andrew Aspden singled and drove in a pair of runs.

Aspden (three innings), Jackson Humes (two), and Gibson split time on the mound for NE. They combined on five strikeouts, three walks, and gave up 12 hits.

For Region 1 Sharpsville, Stephen Tarnoci belted a home run, singled, and drove in three runs, Josh Divens doubled, singled, and had two RBIs, Carter DeJulia contributed three singles and two RBIs, Gabe Titus ripped two doubles and drove in a run, and Jake Tonty doubled.

Kaden Wygant (5 1/3 innings) and Eric Lindstedt pitched for Sharpsville. The duo fanned 11 batters, issued three walks, and gave up 10 hits.

* Mercyhurst Prep 10, Grove City 0 (5 inn.) — At Erie, Jake Manendo fired a complete-game three-hitter with four strikeouts and no walks to lead the Region 4 Lakers past the Region 2 Eagles.

Jake Manendo hit a pair of doubles, singled, and drove in two runs for MP, Alex Manendo doubled, Logan Wells homered, singled, and had two RBIs, and Noah Reigel contributed a pair of singles and two RBIs

Also for the Lakers, Ethan Ishimaru doubled, singled, and drove in a run, and Kolten Kruszewski and Bryce Schueth both singled and had an RBI.

Hayden McCreadie doubled and singled for Grove City and Michael Earman singled.

McCreadie (two innings), Caden Wade (1 2/3), and Lucas Shaffert pitched for Grove City. The trio fanned three hitters, issued two walks, and gave up 12 hits.