WGH defeats Lakeview
Freshman Marcus Masters had a nice day for Warren G. Harding, recording two hits, driving in two runs and picking up the win on the mound, leading the Raiders past Lakeview, 7-4.
Ursuline’s Sam Donko pitched a complete game four-hitter to improve to 5-0 as the Irish stretch their perfect start to the season out to 13 games with a 4-0 win over Poland.
Niles Ryan Ifft went for 4 for 4 and scored two runs in Niles’ 11-5 win over Salem.
Jackson-Milton combined for 25 hits in its sweep of a double header against Wellsville. Adam Jeffries had five of those hits and was the winning pitcher of Game 2.
Garfield scored seven unanswered runs from the third through ninth innings to rally back and defeat Streetsboro, 9-8.
A sixth-inning rally gave the Golden Flashes the victory over Girard, 4-3. Champion’s Kyle Blackshear hit a sacrifice fly scoring Seth Thomas in the top of the sixth. Then, Chris Miller scored the winning run on a double steal attempt that resulted in a Girard error.
Girard also lost its second game of the day to Chagrin Falls, 5-2.
Ursuline split a pair of games at the Blue Ash Sports Complex in Cincinnati. In the first game, Cincinnati McAuley routed the Fighting Irish for a 10-0 win in five innings, as McAuley pitcher Aubrey Brunst threw a two-hitter. In the second game, Youngstown Ursuline’s Macey Gunther went 4 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs, and Madeline Christoff drove in Gunther on a two-out RBI single in the top of the seventh to give the Irish a 6-5 win over Cincinnati Ursuline.
Brookfield’s bats came alive from the fifth inning on as the Warriors beat Sharpsville, 5-4. After allowing two runs to the Blue Devils in the top of the seventh to retake the lead, Alisha Quinlan hit a game-tying double in the bottom half, and Kenyana Ashley hit a walk-off RBI single to score Caitlyn Hackett.
Cardinal Mooney took Game 1 of a double header at Beaver Local, 2-1. Freshman Jami DiFabio singled to led off the top of the seventh inning with no outs and moved over to third on two groundouts. She scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch. In the second game, the Beavers scored the first five runs and held on for a 9-7 win over the Cardinals.
Howland split its two games at the Akron Rock N’ Fire Tournament. The Tigers fell to Stow, 3-1 and defeated Minster, 6-5, in eight innings. In the two games, Victoria Rappach had five hits.
Also in the Rock N’ Fire Tournament, Windham’s Brittany Knight struck out 12 Niles batters and had two RBIs, leading the Bombers to the 9-2 victory. Lauren Quinton had two hits for the Dragons.
TRACK AND FIELD
Austintown Fitch’s boys track and field team beat out Euclid by eight points for the team title at Saturday’s Poland Track and Field Invitational at Dave Pavlansky Stadium. The Falcons were led by Billy Price’s victories in the shot put and discus. Price threw more than 40 feet further than his second-place competitor – Euclid’s Jeremiah Peters, who he also beat for the discus title. Fitch captured first in the 4×100 relay, 4×200 relay and 110 hurdles as well. Canfield’s Emma Lunne won the girls 800 and 1,600 titles. Also, the Fitch 4×100 relay of Ty’Reese Anderson, Joe Harrington Gary Gibson and Nathan Bowlen ran 42.44 second – breaking the old meet record of 42.80 set by the 2006 Warren G. Harding team of Dan Herron, Chris Rucker, Jay Provitt and Darren Lee.