Softball moves on to next round with 11-10 win, Baseball lose 9-6 in heartbreaker
Wolverines Clinches Lead In Ninth Inning For Victory Over South Allegheny
Wolverines nabbed the lead late in the game in an 11-10 victory over South Allegheny on Monday. The game was tied at ten with Wolverines batting in the top of the ninth when Natalia Greco doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Angie Nardone collected four hits in five at bats to help lead Wolverines to victory. Nardonedoubled in the second, singled in the third, singled in the seventh, and singled in the eighth.
South Allegheny opened up scoring in the first inning, when Christina Pasinkski singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. South Allegheny evened things up at ten in the bottom of the eighth inning when Sydney Kirkwood singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs. Wolverines tallied three runs in the third inning. The offensive onslaught came from a single by Nardone and a double by Greco.
South Allegheny scored three runs in the fifth inning. South Allegheny big bats were led by Aliyah Rotharmel, Kalsey Denk, and Madison Kirkwood, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning. Nardone was the winning pitcher for Wolverines. She allowed 14 hits and ten runs over nine innings, striking out two. Cortney Woytovich led things off in the circle for South Allegheny. She lasted nine innings, allowing 17 hits and 11 runs while striking out five.
Wolverines tallied one home run on the day. Ariana Garroway went yard in the sixth inning. Wolverines had 17 hits in the game. Nardone, Greco, Anna Ferrucci, Maria Ioanilli, Kyla Servick, and Garroway each collected multiple hits for Wolverines. Nardone led Wolverines with four hits in five at bats. South Allegheny tallied 14 hits. Mikala Swearingen, Kirkwood, and Kirkwood all managed multiple hits for South Allegheny.
Next up for the Lady Wolverines is Keystone Oaks. Game time is slated for 5 PM on Wednesday (5/22) at Hampton HS.
Ellwood City Wolverines Smack Nine Hits, Lose To Keystone Oaks
Both Keystone Oaks and Ellwood City Wolverines had their offenses going on Monday, but Ellwood City Wolverines eventually succumbed 9-6 in the high-scoring affair. Ellwood City Wolverines opened up scoring in the second inning, when Ashton Wilson doubled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs. Ellwood City Wolverines notched three runs in the seventh inning. Ellwood City Wolverines big bats were led by Ryan Gibbons, Samuel DiCaprio, and James Meehan, all driving in runs in the frame.
Keystone Oaks scored four runs in the fifth inning. The offensive onslaught by Keystone Oaks was led by Ryan Vargo, Nate Brestensky, Mason Brooks, and Colby Rockacy, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning. Sammy Tortorella pitched Keystone Oaks to victory. He allowed seven hits and six runs over six innings, striking out 11. Brooks threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Brooks recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Keystone Oaks.
Gibbons took the loss for Ellwood City Wolverines. He surrendered eight runs on seven hits over four and two-thirds innings, striking out five. Ellwood City Wolverines racked up nine hits in the game. John Biskup, DiCaprio, and Ricky Pitrelli each collected multiple hits for Ellwood City Wolverines. Pitrelli, DiCaprio, and Biskup all had two hits to lead Ellwood City Wolverines. Keystone Oaks collected nine hits on the day. Brestensky, Benny Kvederis, and Evan Weissertall managed multiple hits for Keystone Oaks.
The Wolverines now look to the off-season as the 2018-2019 season has come to an end. The Wolverines will graduate 5 seniors, but will be back next year for another possible trip to the playoffs. Congrats to the baseball team on their success this season!
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