EC Baseball & Softball Week Update


EC Baseball & Softball Week of 04/22-26/19 Update

Weather has finally become a factor in the softball and baseball season as games are being postponed, cancelled, and eventually made up. That is the life of Spring sports in Western PA, but both baseball & softball teams are heading to the second part of their 2018-2019 schedules.

For baseball, the Wolverines are scheduled to play THREE straight conference games, back-to-back-to-back due to some communication issues for a scheduled make-up game. With that being said, the Wolverines battled against one team so far, that being New Brighton. The Wolverines had a 3-2 lead going into the 6th, but unfortunately could not hold for the win, losing 4-3 in the 7th inning. You can read the game recap below. The Wolverines will look to bounce back against Shady Side Academy today (at SSA 4:15) while also following up with the third straight conference game in a row against Hopewell on Thursday (at Hopewell 4:00 PM).

For softball, the Lady Wolverines continue to make strides forward, not only by having a winning record, but also being competitive against good teams. The Lady Wolverines bested an undefeated Avonworth team yesterday 6-1, improving their record to 8-4 (5-4) on the season. You can read the game recap below. The Lady Wolverines next play Beaver this Thursday at 4:15 PM (at Beaver) with another big matchup as the Beavers are 2nd in conference standings, while the Wolverines are 3rd.

Baseball: Ellwood City Wolverines Falls To New Brighton After Seventh Inning Score

Ellwood City Wolverines lost the lead late in a 4-3 defeat to New Brighton on Tuesday. The game was tied at three with New Brighton batting in the top of the seventh when Dakota McBride singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.

New Brighton evened things up at three in the top of the sixth inning when Noawh Wijnen-Riems singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Ellwood City Wolverines notched three runs in the fourth inning. James Meehan, Samuel DiCaprio, and Doug Balin each drove in runs during the inning.

Jake Francona led the New Brighton to victory on the pitcher's mound. He allowed four hits and three runs over six innings, striking out nine. Aaron Elliot threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Elliot recorded the last three outs to earn the save for New Brighton.

Ryan Hampton took the loss for Ellwood City Wolverines. He surrendered four runs on eight hits over five innings, striking out two.

Brady Welsh went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Ellwood City Wolverines in hits. Ellwood City Wolverines tore up the base paths, as three players stole at least two bases. Welsh led the way with two. Francona led New Brighton with two hits in three at bats. New Brighton didn't commit a single error in the field. Eddie Yorns had 11 chances in the field, the most on the team.

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Softball: Wolverines Takes 6-1 Victory Over Avonworth

Angie Nardone was credited with the victory for Wolverines. She went seven innings, allowing one run on five hits and striking out seven.

Sarah Helffrich took the loss for Avonworth. She surrendered five runs on six hits over five and a third innings, striking out seven and walking one.

Wolverines had eight hits in the game. Anna Ferrucci and Nardone each racked up multiple hits for Wolverines. Nardone and Ferrucci all had two hits to lead Wolverines. Helffrich led Avonworth with two hits in three at bats.

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