Mathews’ Eggens tosses no-hitter in win
ORWELL – Cheyenne Eggens of Mathews (2-0, 1-0) tossed a no-hitter and Jessica Marisco registered five hits and five RBIs in a 21-0 Northeastern Athletic Conference rout of Grand Valley (1-2, 1-1).
While Eggens took care of things on the mound for Mathews, Girard’s Carlee Byrne did a little bit of everything on Friday as Girard doubled-up Struthers, 12-6. She was the winning pitcher, striking out five while allowing two hits. At the plate, she had two hits, both doubles, and drove in three runs.
Alli Hajnosz had a nice day at the plate for Lordstown. She had two hits including a double and drove in three runs leading the Red Devils to their first victory of the season.
LaBrae is off to a 2-0 start to the season as it blanked Hubbard, 5-0.
Four Vikings had multiple hits, including Somer McCoy with a triple. Jessica Buck had two hits and two RBIs.
Continuing the hot bats, Maplewood’s Ryley Urchek went 3 for 4 – a home run short of the cycle against Ledgemont – to get the 9-1 victory.
Champion’s Amber Ricci had a career day in her young career, hitting her first home run of high school, but the Golden Flashes fell to North Ridgeville, 3-2.
Ricci also had a single and a double on the day.
On the baseball diamond, Maplewood’s Austin Brunstetter had a stellar day at the mound. He gave up two singles in the first inning, then retired the next 15 batters en route to the Rockets’ first win of the season. He struck out eight in the winning effort.
While Brunstetter got it done on the mound, numerous teams had quality days at the plate.
Liberty’s Tyler Evans hit two three-run home runs and drove in six batters in two games, leading Liberty past East 19-1 then 8-2 in a double header. Evans also was the winning pitcher in the first game.
Also for Liberty, Justin House had five hits and drove in five runs in the two games.
Mineral Ridge (2-2) stole 10 bases and took advantage of four errors in a 10-5 victory over Campbell (1-3).
Austintown Fitch (2-0) pounded out 11 hits and was the beneficiary of five Warren G. Harding (1-1) errors in a 3-1 non-conference victory.
Struthers (3-3) scored on a bases-loaded walk with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat Girard (1-3) in a non-league contest, 6-5.
Over in Cortland, Andrew Grove’s RBI groundout to third in the bottom of the sixth inning lifted Lakeview past PV, which was led by David LeMasters’ complete game shutout with 16 strikeouts.
And finally on the track, LaBrae senior Megan Gunther won the MVP title at Friday’s F.E. Cope Invitational in Salem.