Bristol baseball shocks Mathews with late rally
Bristol came up big in the final inning, upsetting Mathews, 10-9 in a key Northeastern Athletic Conference game. The Panthers have now won five of its last six games.
Trailing 9-8 going in to the bottom of the seventh, Bristol’s Chad Oliver led the inning off with a single then stole second. Oliver then scored on a Zach Dibell RBI single to tie the game. After a stolen bae then moving to third on a passed ball, Dibell scored on a line-drive single by Dustin Orr, sealing the game for the Panthers.
South Range racked up 15 hits, with five players having multiple hits, in its 11-0 victory over East Palestine. Dan Macinga led the way with three hits and three RBIs.
LaBrae took advantage of six Western Reserve errors in its 6-4 victory. Blake Sprague had two hits, including a triple, for the Vikings.
Girard rallied for two runs in the sixth inning to defeat Southeast, 7-5. The inning began with a Jim Standohar single, then Tyler Alejars got on when he was hit by a pitch. The two pulled off a double steal to move them both into scoring position for Kyle Harris, who hit them in with a single.
Jake Froats tossed a four-hitter, and Ryan Fleming came through with a big two-run double to help Howland beat Lakeview, 5-1, in a non-conference matchup.
Fleming finished with two hits, including a key double in the sixth inning that sparked a four-run rally for the Tigers. It was one of five doubles for Howland. Froats struck out six and walked one in a complete-game effort. Andrew Grove of Lakeview only gave up one run until the sixth. Grove also doubled.
Grand Valley escaped a wild comeback by Southington and held on for an 8-6 Northeastern Athletic Conference victory.
Southington trailed 8-0 after four innings, but the Wildcats scored six runs in the fourth inning to make it 8-6. Southington then had the bases loaded in the bottom off the seventh with no one out, but aside from a walk, Southington suffered two strikeouts and a pop out to end the game. Stanley Sirrine led Grand Valley with three hits and three RBIs.
Robert Vargo did it all for Hubbard, going the distance on the mound and 3 for 3 at the plate in the Eagles’ 2-1 win over Salem.
Taylor Waid struck out 12 batters and scattered three hits to lead Lakeview past Howland, 6-0. Offensively, Lauren Casassa had two hits, both triples, and drove in two runs.
A quality pitching and offensive effort led John F. Kennedy past Cleveland Central Catholic, 7-3. Kennedy’s Mackayla Kroll struck out 10 batters and scattered two hits in the victory. Elizabeth Keller had three hits and two RBIs, and Krista Watson added two hits and drove in two for Kennedy.
An error kept Ally Hajnosz from the cycle as she powered Lordstown to a 10-2 Northeastern Athletic Conference victory over Badger.
Hajnosz hit her third home run of the season, a solo shot in the third inning to center field. She also doubled and tripled, but an error on the shortstop in her final at-bat ender her bid for the cycle. She finished with three RBIs.
Carly DeRose struck out 17 batters to increase her season total to 157 and improved to 14-1 on the mound as she led South Range to a 5-0 win over East Palestine.