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Lakeview’s David LeMasters struck out 11 batters on the way to his first career no-hitter as the Bulldogs took down Girard, 2-1 in an All-American Conference, National Division game. LeMasters got run support in the first and third innings, both from the bat of Chris Romano. He drove in Evan Olbrych in the first inning with a single, then hit a sacrifice fly in the third to score Ethan Myers.
Tyler Wiery and Justin Lopes combined for five hits and six RBIs to lead Niles past Beaver Local, 8-1. Wiery had three hits and three RBIs. Lopes had two hits and drove in two. Brennan Baker got the win for Niles.
Jake Miller tossed a three-hitter and the Wildcats scored nine runs to defeat rival Bristol, 12-0, in five innings. Southington’s John Mazzola had two RBIs.
Heath Martin threw five no-hit innings as the Grand Valley pitcher improved to 2-0 in a perfect game against Lordstown, 10-0. Frank Chudzik was a triple shy of the cycle and added four RBIs.
Jackson-Milton’s Brandon Mitchell smacked an RBI double in the top of the seventh inning to give the Blue Jays a 6-5 victory over East Palestine.
Windham lost at Rootstown in walk-off fashion. The Rovers loaded the bases when Windham’s Brad Kowalski, who went the distance on the mound, allowed a double, single and intentional walk. Rootstown’s Jacob Elam hit a bloop single to bring in the game-winning run.
One day after recording its first loss of the season, LaBrae won the return leg at Champion Tuesday, 6-5. The Vikings had a two-run lead in the bottom of the seventh inning, but Champion’s Brittany Allen drilled a solo shot to cut the lead in half. The Golden Flashes had an opportunity with the bases loaded and two outs, but LaBrae managed to get out of the jam with a popout.
Bristol pitcher Ashlyn Slusher struck out the first 10 batters she faced and didn’t allow a baserunner until the fourth inning – a hard-hit shot to second base, which was deemed an error in a 6-1 victory over Southington. Slusher, who struck out 14 and improved to 6-0, only gave up a fifth-inning triple and sixth-inning single.
It was the Darrian Yanek show for South Range in its 11-0 victory over Mineral Ridge. She pitched a no-hitter, went 4-for-4 at the plate with a single, a double and two triples and drove in six RBIs.
Warren G. Harding scored early and often on its way to the victory over Cardinal Mooney, 7-1. Shelby Crist led the way for the 11-2 Raiders with a three-run home run in the sixth inning.
Howland’s Emily Price and Tiffany Gaydosh scored four of Howland’s six runs en route to defeating Austintown Fitch, 6-2.
Hubbard’s Taylor Barton and Alivia Sandberg each had a home run to pace Hubbard past Struthers, 11-3. Barton’s home run was a three-run shot in the second inning and Sandberg’s was a two-run bomb. Melissa Conger got the win for the Eagles on the mound, scattering two hits.
Lakeview’s Alyssa Nicholas had four hits, including two doubles, and drove in two runs to lead Lakeview past Girard, 16-8. She was one of five Bulldogs who had multiple hits in the game.
Julia Denmeade’s bunt in the bottom of the eighth inning scored Hailey Sowers from third base to lift Springfield over Lisbon, 8-7.
In Orwell, Pymatuning Valley’s Megan Stech threw a complete-game shutout to earn the Lakers a Northeastern Athletic Conference win over Grand Valley, 4-0.
McDonald’s Kerrigan McDermott collected five hits and drove in three runs, as the Blue Devils won a 22-13 slugfest in Lowellville.
Canfield’s Kayley Keller hit a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning, her second of the game in the Cardinals’ 4-3 win over Poland in All-American Conference, American Division play.
A nine-run top of the fourth inning sunk Ursuline against Stow in Bazetta, 10-4. The Fighting Irish committed all three of their errors in the inning, as the Bulldogs batted around their lineup in the inning.
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Mike Raschilla earned his third win with a no-hitter, striking out every batter he faced in McDonald’s 6-0 Inter Tri-County League victory over Lowellville.
In Vienna, Nate Homan went 5 for 5, including the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the seventh of Mathews’ 9-8 victory over Southington. He added a double and triple as Bryan Leipply earned his first win of the season.
Gary Muntean scored the winning run on a fielder’s choice by Brandon Kish as Struthers beat Hubbard, 5-4, in an All-American Conference victory.
Chris Parry’s one-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning drove in Ian Hileman from second base to lift Niles past Beaver Local Monday, 1-0. This is the Red Dragons’ third straight victory.
Peyton Aldridge hit a bases-loaded, two-out, two-run single in the fifth inning to lift LaBrae past Champion, 2-1, in an All-American Conference, National Division clash. Blake Sprague made sure the runs held up as he allowed one run on two hits over seven innings. He struck out six and walked two. Champion’s James Naylor pitched a complete game , striking out five and walking three.
Warren G. Harding’s Ryan Matthews pitched a two-hitter, scattering two singles over six innings to lead the Raiders to a 10-0 victory over Shaw.
Sam Donko of Urusline struck out 14 in a 7-2 complete-game victory over archrival Cardinal Mooney. Mike Montalbano led the Fighting Irish (9-0) with two hits and three RBIs.
Champion handed LaBrae its first loss of the season with a 5-4 All-American Conference, National Division victory. Champion scored four times in the third inning and brought in the eventual game-winning run in the fifth inning. Haylee Gardner singled to start the fifth, moved to second on an error, advanced to third on a base hit and scored on a sac fly by Brittany Allen to give the Golden Flashes a 5-3 lead. LaBrae made it interesting in the seventh. Lauren Rutherford doubled with one out, and after a fly out, Champion made an error that allowed Rutherford to score and put Laura Hall on first base. Hall moved to third base after an error and a passed ball by the Golden Flashes, but a fly out to the second baseman ended the threat.
Kayley Keller smacked two home runs and drove in five to power Canfield past Poland, 7-2, in an All-American Conference, American Division tilt. Keller recorded three total hits and was a triple away from the cycle. Cardinals starter Abby Baker allowed two first-inning runs in a complete-game performance. The Cardinals (8-5, 4-1) scored three runs in the fifth inning to break a 2-2 tie. Poland fell to 13-3, 4-2 .
Ray’ale Chatmon hit a grand slam and drove in seven runs as Warren G. Harding throttled Shaw, 30-6, in a Lake Erie League contest. Chelsea DiPaolo led the Raiders (10-2, 6-0) with three hits, and she also drove in five runs. Chatmon’s slam went over the left-center field wall in a seven-run second inning.
Ryley Urchek accounted for five of Maplewood’s six runs in the fifth and sixth innings as the Rockets beat Pymatuning Valley in Johnston, 8-2. She belted a triple in the bottom of the fifth to drive in two of the three runs that inning. In the sixth, she had a three-run home run for all of the Rockets runs in that stanza.
Nicholette Zordich and Cali Mikovich each had an RBI in the bottom of the second inning as Fitch held off Howland, 2-1
Cheyenne Eggens moved to 8-2 and Jessica Marsico went 5 for 6 with eight RBIs and a home run in Mathews’ 28-0 drubbing of Southington. Twelve players had at least one hit for Mathews (9-2, 7-0 Northeastern Athletic Conference).
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John F. Kennedy’s Alec Rossi hit a game-winning two-run single to left field in the bottom of the seventh inning to vault the Eagles past Kennedy Catholic (Pa.), 14-13, in a non-conference slugfest.
John F. Kennedy came back from an 11-4 deficit, scoring six runs in the fifth inning to take a 12-11 lead. Kennedy Catholic retook the lead with a two-run seventh, setting up Rossi’s heroics. Chandler Diles and Anthony Marzullo scored on the play, with Marzullo sliding in just ahead of the tag.
Maplewood’s Austin Brunstetter followed up a 17-strikeout performance on Monday by fanning 16 Panthers in the Rockets’ 11-0 win at Bristol on Thursday.
Howland’s Kurtis Kuszmaul earned the victory on the mound and helped his own cause with two hits and three RBIs to give the Tigers the victory over Hubbard.
Kyle Harris hit a two-run double in the fourth inning for Girard, putting the icing on the cake to a 5-1 victory over Newton Falls. The Indians scored three runs in that inning, improving their record to 4-8 (2-3). Tyler Alejars added three hits for Girard.
The LaBrae Vikings used a four-run fifth inning to secure the victory over Liberty in AAC, National Division action. Grant Sprague had two hits and three RBIs for the Vikings. Brandon Bergstrom added two hits and two RBIs.
Emily Price and Hannah Burke each homered to help Howland outslug Hubbard, 12-7, in an All-American Conference, American Division victory. Burke connected on a three-run blast in the fifth inning to help the Tigers come back from a 6-0 deficit. Price hit a two-run shot earlier in the game. The game was tied after seven innings, but Howland scored five times in the eighth to blow the game open.
Liberty scored three runs in the top of the eighth to edge Western Reserve, 8-6, in a non-conference battle. Lyndsay Johnson struck out nine for the Leopards, while Kimmy Cordy smacked a team-best three hits and two RBIs.
Taylor Miokovic socked two home runs and drove in eight runs, and Kasie Serich pitched a perfect game as the Bulldogs pounded Beaver Local, 25-0, in a five-inning All-American Conference, American Division battle.
Amber Dietz struck out 12 and didn’t yield an earned run over seven innings of a 9-3 Northeastern Athletic Conference victory over Badger. Susanne Silvernail led the offense with two hits, a triple and three RBIs. Dietz added three singles.
It was a tight contest in Bristol, with the Panthers pulling out the 2-0 victory over league rival Maplewood. In the sixth inning, Bristol’s Kylie Stoneman got on base after being hit by a pitch, then advanced all the way to home on three passed balls. The next run came by way of Lauren Elza, who got on base with a double, then scored on a Megan Adams bunt that was overthrown at first base.
Lordstown scored 10 runs in the third inning en route to its win over McDonald. Sami Heverly had two hits and four RBIs in the game.
South Range had six players with multiple hits, including Stevie Taylor with three hits and four RBIs.