High school roundup
Haley Mink and Emily Robinson homered for Howland during a two-game sweep of Warren G. Harding and Western Reserve. The Tigers beat Harding, 6-1, and Western Reserve, 12-8, in the non-conference regular seasons matchups.
The home runs by Mink and Robinson both came in Howland’s victory over Western Reserve (21-5). Robinson drove in three and Mink was a triple short of the cycle for the Tigers (14-11). Monica Kopyuk led Howland in its win over the Raiders (22-5) as she smacked two doubles.
Howland closes out its season at home against LaBrae on Monday.
Chelsea Dipaolo and Alexis each had three RBIs to lead Harding past Western Reserve, 10-3.
Maplewood split a doubleheader with Badger in Mecca with Maplewood winning the first game, 9-4, and Badger taking the second, 7-1. Badger ended its season, while Maplewood takes on Cuyahoga Heights in a Division IV district semifinal in Euclid, starting at 4:30 p.m.
High school roundup
- Dan Ferguson had three of Mineral Ridge’s five hits, leading the Rams past Wellsville, 6-1, in a Division IV sectional semifinal. Ferguson had two RBI singles and a double for Mineral Ridge. Nick Ferguson picked up the win on the mound, striking out five and scattering two hits.
- Bristol put up 15 hits to get a victory over Bloomfield, 19-0, in a Division IV sectional semifinal. Zach Dibell led the way with three hits and three RBIs.
- Nate Clark struck out six and hit two doubles in leading Jackson-Milton past Lisbon, 8-2, in another Division IV sectional semifinal. He also drove in two runs.
- Nick Krajcirik and Christian Bello threw a combined three-hitter to lead Girard past Crestview, 4-3, in a Division III sectional final. Evan Standohar, Kyle Harris and Krajcirik each had two hits.
- McDonald’s Mike Raschilla and Cameron Ifft hit back-to-back home runs in the second inning, with Raschilla’s being a three-run shot, as McDonald routed Lordstown in a Division IV sectional semifinal, 13-0.
Garfield jumped to an early lead, scoring two runs in the first inning and defeated Grand Valley 10-2. Nick Kaiser drove in two runs helping solidify himself as the winning pitcher. Garfield will play Gilmore Academy Tuesday in the district semifinals.
Windham sprayed five hits and defeated Southeast, 7-6. Windham took the lead after scoring three runs in the bottom of the fourth. Cameron Pozsgai and Brad Kowalski led the Bombers, each driving in two runs.
- Lakeview’s Lauren Innocenzi powered the Bulldogs past Salem, 13-0, in a Division II sectional semifinal.
Innocenzi had two hits and five RBIs – including a three-run home run in the first inning. Hannah Petrosky added three hits, two of which were doubles. Taylor Waid picked up the win on the mound, striking out seven and allowing three hits.
- Hubbard held off a Southeast rally to come away with the 4-3 victory in a Division II sectional semifinal. Julia Clemente got the win on the mound, striking out eight, and helping her own cause with three hits.
Austintown Fitch rallied from behind to score three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to lead the Falcons past Kent Roosevelt 4-2. Freshman pitcher Alex Franken recorded the win for the Falcons and received support behind the bats of Cali Mikovich and Alex Corradi who had two hits and two RBIs, respectively.
Mooney’s four run second inning was enough to defeat Niles as the Cardinals went on to win 5-3. Angela Penza struck out seven and walked one as Cardinal Mooney advanced to the sectional final game against West Branch on Thursday.
Ursuline took advantage of four fifth-inning walks, scoring four runs in the inning, and defeated Labrae 7-5. Macey Gunther had a solo home run and Stephanie Ohalek drove in three runs as the Irish were able to overcome multiple-hit games from LaBrae’s Kasey Rininger and Laura Hall.
- South Range scored one run in the first inning, which was all it needed to defeat Canfield, 1-0, in a non-conference tournament tuneup. The Raiders’ Jordan Youngs drove in Carly DeRose for the lone run. DeRose struck out five in the win.
- Jacki Rhine hit a two-run home run in the top of the second to spark Mathews to a 9-0 win over Lordstown. With the win, the Mustangs pull one game away from clinching the Northeastern Athletic Conference crown and will have that opportunity at home against Lordstown on Saturday.
High school roundup
- Girard used a three-run fifth inning to defeat Newton Falls, 5-2, in a Division III sectional semifinal. Tyler Alejars, Jim Standohar and Kyle Harris each scored a run in the fifth inning to get the victory. Harris also struck out five in the win.
- Campbell scored seven early runs to hold off Liberty, 8-6. Jeremy Vazquz and Ryan Luciano combined for the Red Devils victory in a Division III sectional semifinal. Campbell hosts Columbiana today at 5 p.m.
- James Naylor struck out eight as Chris Miller and Zach Zigmont each had two hits in Champion’s 1-0 loss to Cardinal in a Division III sectional semifinal.
- Aaron Suchanek had three hits and Nate Homan had three RBIs in Mathews’ 12-2 win over Badger that was continued from a suspended game on May 10.
- Southington’s Brendan Baugher broke open a close game in the sixth inning with a bases-loaded double as the Wildcats held off Ledgemont, 10-8, in a Northeastern Athletic Conference showdown. Baugher recorded two hits and three RBIs, while Cody Smith drove in three. Tommy Hall and John Mazzola added two hits apiece.
- Kylie Stoneman was the hero of the day, driving in the lone run for Bristol, giving it a 1-0 victory over Ledgemont in a Division IV sectional final. In the sixth inning, Bristol’s Amanda McClellan reached base on an error, then promptly scored on Stoneman’s RBI triple. Bristol now plays Maplewood in the district final next week.
- McKenzie Garland, Allie Watkins and Adrianna Reese each had two hits to lead Mineral Ridge past Crestview, 6-3. Darby Kolesar picked up the victory on the mound, striking out seven.
- Maplewood’s Allison Bell had a one-out single, scoring two in the bottom of the fourth inning to lead the Rockets past Southington in a Division IV sectional final, 3-1. Brooke Dawson struck out 14 for Maplewood, while Amber Dietz set down 10 for the Wildcats. The Rockets face Bristol Monday in a district semifinal at Candlelite Knolls, starting at 4 p.m.
- Karsyn Mullen hit a two-run home run and scored three runs in Windham’s 10-0 in over Fairport Harding in a Division IV sectional final. Brittany Knight added two doubles and pitched the shutout.
- April Lude parked her 13th home run of the season as the Western Reserve Blue Devils routed Leetonia in a Division IV sectional final, 13-0.
- Warren G. Harding scored two runs in the seventh to get the victory over Newton Falls, 3-2, in a non-conference, tournament tuneup for both teams. Shelby Crist drove in Ray’ale Chapman for the first run to tie the game, then Chelsea Dipaolo drove in Crist for the winning run. Harding is now 20-4 on the season.
- Brookfield scored two runs in the top of the seventh to defeat Springfield, 5-4. Brookfield’s Lyndsey Berecek started the rally with a fielder’s choice and scored the tying run on Alisha Quinlan’s double. Then Katie McMullin, a pinch runner, scored from second on Ciara Rotunno’s single. Brookfield is now 13-6.
- Taylor Miokovic tagged two doubles and drove in four runs as Poland pounded LaBrae, 10-4, in a non-conference matchup. Marissa Trevis led the Bulldogs (19-7) with three hits, while Kat Wilson and Meredith Testa contributed two hits and two RBIs apiece. LaBrae’s Jessica Buck had two hits, and Laura Hall added a triple.
- Neco Maderitz pitched a one-hitter and drilled a three-run home run to lead Girard to five-inning win over Pymatuning Valley, 13-0.
Track and field
- Lakeview’s boys track and field team won its 11th straight team track and field conference crown (dating back to the former Trumbull Athletic Conference days) as the Bulldogs held off Jefferson in the All-American Conference, National Division meet at LaBrae High School, 156 to 145. Eric Harris paced the Bulldogs with wins in the 800, 1,600 and was part of the winning 4×400 relay. Girard’s girls won six events to dominated the girls AAC National Division meet. LaBrae’s Megan Gunther won the 100 and 300 hurdles, along with the open 100.
- Austintown Fitch throwers Gabby Figueroa and Billy Price won the shot put and discus events. The Falcons also took both 4×100, 4×200 and 4×800 relays as the Fitch boys and girls swept the All-American Conference, American Division track and field meets at Poland High School.
High school roundup
A two-out RBI double by Pymatuning Valley’s Hunter Rhoades gave the Lakers a 6-5 walk-off win in a Northeastern Athletic Conference doubleheader sweep of Badger.
Matt Kraml of Badger hit a two-out, two-run single to tie the game at 5 in the top of the seventh of Game 2. Four players earned multiple hits for the Lakers (8-7, 8-3), who cruised to a 7-2 victory in Game 1. Darren Petrowski struck out eight and walked one in that victory. Chase Thurber and Cody Ellis each smacked four hits. Thurber hit two doubles and drove in three.
A two-out single in the bottom of the seventh by Nate Harrah lifted Newton Falls over Rootstown, 4-3, in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Harrah, who finished with two hits, knocked in Jaden Walton, who doubled earlier in the inning for the Tigers (11-3). Newton Falls smacked five doubles in a 13-2 rout of the Rovers in Game 2.
Maplewood was swept in a pair of close games against Cornerstone Christian. The Patriots won, 3-2, in Game 1 and 4-1 in Game 2.
Maplewood balked in what ended up being the winning run in Game 1. The balk came in the sixth inning with runners on first and third and the game tied at 2. Nate Spitler led the Rockets (12-9) with two hits. Kevin Jones struck out seven and walked one in the loss.
Brandon Rosenberg paced Maplewood with two hits in Game 2. Michael Palm added a double.
Nick Sigworth led off the bottom of the eighth winning with a walk-off solo home run as Southeast beat Coventry, 4-3. In the Pirates’ second game of the day, they fell to Coventry, 6-4, as Josh Lock had three hits.
Bristol destroyed Lordstown, 17-0, as Johnny Simcox led with four hits and four RBIs. Eight Panthers had at least two hits.
Eric Sindledecker drove in three runs, but Champion fell to Edgewood, 13-11.
Stephan Elash and Ryan Cvliano had two hits in Campbell’s 6-5 win over East Palestine.
Nate Wengerd struck out nine in Grand Valley’s 4-2 win over Mathews.
Ian Hileman and Ryan Ifft each had two RBIs as Jake Foster pitched seven strong innings in Niles’ 9-4 win over Poland.
Kylie Stoneman hit a 2-run home run in the first inning, her second of the year, in Bristol’s 9-3 win over Lordstown. Ashlyn Slusher added 11 strikeouts and Ally Hajnosz had two triples for the Red Devils.
Angela Penza struck out 10 batters in two wins over Bedford. The Cardinals won 15-8 and 12-2.
Ursuline beat Willoughby South, 3-2, behind a home run from Stephanie Ohalek. The Irish then dropped to Notre Dame Cathedral Latin, 11-3.
April Lude hit her 10th home run of the season in Western Reserve’s 16-1 win over Elyria Catholic.