Baseball & Softball: 2018 Season in Review


The 2018 campaign for spring sports has had a rough go at getting every game, every at-bat, every pitch in without delay - over 20+ games were cancelled or postponed between baseball and softball. With this in mind, both teams had to play through adversity - injuries, turnover from decent-size class graduations, and fairly "fresh" starters on the field. Below is a look at the baseball and softball 2018 season.


Baseball

The Wolverines finished the weather-shortened season with a record of 4-11 (4-8). Even though the Wolverines finished under .500, they still had a chance to make the playoffs going into the last week of conference play. Unfortunately, the Wolverines fate was determined early when the Wolverines faced four straight playoff teams, losing all four. However, the Wolverines did show signs of improvement as the next couple seasons for the Wolverines will be full of young talent.

Batting

  • Anthony Roth (Sr): 14/41 (.341), .426 OBP, 4 Runs, 5 RBIs, 3 Extra Base Hits, 6 BB
  • Rick Pitrelli (Jr): 9/29 (.310), .475 OBP, 6 Runs, 3 RBIs, 4 Extra Base Hits, 6 BB
  • Blaze Chambers (Sr): 11/37 (.297), .435 OBP, 8 Runs, 3 RBIs, 1 Extra Base Hit, 6 BB

Pitching

  • Sean Busby (Sr): 4.09 ERA, 3-3 W/L, 37.2 IP, 44 Hits, 27 Runs, 22 ER, 13 BB, 43 Strikeouts
  • Noah Rinker (Sr): 4.20 ERA, 1-6 W/L, 38.1 IP, 51 Hits, 46 Runs, 23 ER, 25 BB, 30 Strikeouts

Standings

  1. 16-2 (12-0) Riverside Panthers *
  2. 16-4 (9-3) Avonworth Antelopes *
  3. 13-5 (8-4) South Side Beaver Rams *
  4. 6-9 (5-7) Beaver Falls Tigers *
  5. 4-11 (4-8) Ellwood City Wolverines
  6. 5-11 (3-9) New Brighton Lions
  7. 1-15 (1-11) Mohawk Warriors

* Denotes WPIAL Playoff Teams

Schedule

  1. [L-13-2] 03/26 - @ Shenango
  2. [L-14-4] 03/31 - @ Armstrong
  3. [L-5-0] 04/05 - @ Beaver Falls *
  4. [W-6-1] 04/10 - vs. New Brighton *
  5. [L-7-5] 04/11 - vs. Avonworth *
  6. [L-11-1] 04/13 - @ Riverside *
  7. [W-6-4] 04/18 - @ Mohawk *
  8. [W-2-1] 04/20 - @ New Brighton *
  9. [L-10-0] 04/23 - @ Beaver Falls *
  10. [L-8-1] 04/24 - vs. South Side Beaver *
  11. [L-5-2] 04/27 - @ Avonworth *
  12. [L-8-2] 04/30 - vs. Riverside *
  13. [L-8-2] 05/02 - @ South Side Beaver *
  14. [W-3-0] 05/08 - vs. Mohawk *
  15. [L-10-0] 05/10 - @ Beaver

* Denotes Conference Game

 


Softball

The Lady Wolverines capped off the 2018 season with a late push into the last week of conference play. The Wolverines had won four straight games including their first round match-up in the WPIAL Playoffs versus South Allegheny (4-1 W). Unfortunately, the playoff push was cut short by foe South Park for the second year in a row (17-9 L). Just like baseball, the softball team went through several changes at the helm and will continue to show improvements as Juniors and Sophomores play a big role in the success of the program.

Batting

  • Anna Ferrucci (Jr): 26/52 (.500), .542 OBP, 19 Runs, 14 RBIs, 2 Extra Bases, 5 BB
  • Maria Ioanilli (Fr): 20/46 (.435), .500 OBP, 23 Runs, 20 RBIs, 7 Extra Bases (2 HR), 7 BB
  • Zoe Kalantzis (Sr): 18/43 (.419), .545 OBP, 15 Runs, 14 RBIs, 6 Extra Bases (3 HR), 5 BB

Pitching

  • Madi Krugh (So): 4.81 ERA, 9-5 W/L, 80 IP, 109 Hits, 89 Runs, 55 ER, 69 BB, 43 Strikeouts

Standings

  1. 13-7 (9-1) Avonworth Antelopes *
  2. 13-7 (8-2) Steel Valley Ironmen *
  3. 9-6 (6-4) Ellwood City Wolverines *
  4. 8-7 (5-5) Freedom Bulldogs *
  5. 2-10 (2-8) Riverside Panthers
  6. 1-11 (0-10) Beaver Falls Tigers

* Denotes Playoffs (WPIAL)

Schedule

  1. [L-11-7] 03/26 - vs. Mohawk
  2. [W-20-19] 04/06 - vs. Avonworth *
  3. [L-15-12] 04/10 - @ Freedom *
  4. [L-7-5] 04/11 - vs. Steel Valley *
  5. [W-10-0] 04/13 - @ Beaver Falls *
  6. [W-20-5] 04/14 - @ Riverside *
  7. [L-12-8] 04/21 - @ Avonworth *
  8. [W-16-1] 04/26 - vs. Freedom *
  9. [W-15-2] 04/30 - vs. Riverside *
  10. [L-16-9] 05/01 - @ Steel Valley *
  11. [W-10-0] 05/03 - vs. Beaver Falls *
  12. [W-10-3] 05/09 - @ Hopewell
  13. [W-10-5] 05/10 - vs. Shenango
  14. [W-4-1] 05/15 - @ South Allegheny #
  15. [L-17-9] 05/21 - @ South Park ^

* Denotes Conference Game

# Denotes Playoff Game

^ Denotes Playoff Game


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