— Sharon 9, West Middlesex 8 — At the Richard J. Kritz Softball Complex in West Middlesex, Coach Chad McCombs' Lady Tigers edged the Reds in a thrilling season-opener for both squads.
Sharon took a 9-6 lead in the top of the 7th inning on an RBI single by Iresha Norris and Ella Brown's 2-out, 2-run double. West Middlesex plated 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th, but left the tying run on second base.
Norris had a pair of singles and 2 runs scored for Sharon, Ella Connelly doubled, Kaley McMahon singled and scored twice, Maddy Althouse ripped an RBI double, and Miranda Metro collected a pair of singles and drove in 2 runs.
Metro earned the win on the mound for the Lady Tigers. She struck out 5 batters, walked 5 and gave up 7 hits.
Ava Gilmore struck out 5, walked 3 and gave up 8 hits for West Middlesex.
At the plate, Gilmore tripled and singled, Lily Holt went 2-for-4 with and drove in a pair of runs, Kaiya Garrett doubled, singled and drove in 3 runs, and Emily Dick went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Sharon visits Hickory on Tuesday while West Middlesex heads to Stoneboro to play Lakeview.
— Harbor Creek 3, Grove City 0 — At Grove City, the Region 1 Eagles (0-2) dropped a hard-fought match to the Huskies of Region 2.
Eric Baumgarter and Rick Blackburn teamed up for a win at No. 1 doubles for Grove City and Isaac Aldstadt and Shane Cavolo won at second doubles while Harbor Creek swept singles play.
Singles: Jaden Rocco (HC) def. Jimmy McNicholas, 6-1, 6-3; Austin Heyd (HC) def. Ryan Waugaman, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(3); Colin Fabich (HC) def. Nathan Collins, 6-3, 6-2. Doubles: Baumgartner-Blackburn (GC) def. Jake Remalho-Trista Maloney, 7-6(6), 2-6, 6-2; Aldstadt-Cavolo (GC) def. Zach Olson-Nick Martin, 6-7(2), 7-5, 7-6(10).
Grove City opened the season on Wednesday with a 5-0 loss to Warren. The Eagles will look to capture their first win of the season at Greenville Monday.
TRACK & FIELD
The 19th Lawrence/Mercer Relays were scheduled for Friday. Results were not submitted to The Herald by deadline.
— West Middlesex at Sharon — Results were not reported to The Herald by deadline on Friday night.