Lady Wolverines Pass First Test, Defeat Avonworth 12-6
The Antelopes entered the game with a ton of offensive hype and an undefeated record. By game’s end, it was the visiting Lady Wolverines who carried the big sticks and remained undefeated on the young season. Ellwood City scored 2 runs in the top of the first and never looked back. Every batter in the Wolverines lineup collected at least one hit and Ellwood City scored in 6 of the 7 innings. The defending WPIAL champs have now scored 40 runs in the season’s first three games and are in the driver’s seat after two section contests.
Anna Ferrucci led the balanced 11 hit attack with a double, single, and scored 4 runs. Natalia Greco contributed 2 hits with a single and double as well. She drove in 2 and scored twice while adding a stolen base for good measure. Reagan Mittler provided some pop from the cleanup spot as she doubled and drove in 3 runs. Megan Siegfried and Zoe Kalantzis added doubles to the cause as well. Kalantzis scored once and added an rbi while Siegfried scored once. Breonna Streit and Brooklyn Magill each added rbi singles and Maura Agostinelli finished the night with a single and a run scored. Ariana Garroway added a single, drove in a run, and scored 3 times from the leadoff spot. The fleet footed catcher finished the contest with 3 stolen bases on the night.
Other than a defensive lapse in the sixth inning, the gloves were solid. Second baseman Streit made several nice plays to corral popups throughout the contest. The outfield, consisting of left fielder Magill, centerfielder Ferrucci, and right fielder Mittler tracked down seven fly balls and came up with strong throws on numerous occasions.
Standout senior pitcher Skyla Greco was crafty in the circle as she brought home the complete game victory. She scattered six hits over seven innings of work while fanning two and walking five.
The team, now 3-0 on the season and 2-0 in the section, will look to remain unbeaten as they travel to Steel Valley on Tuesday for another section battle. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30.
Article submitted by: Bill Garroway
Ellwood City Wolverines Grabs Lead in Fifth Inning for Victory Over Avonworth
Ellwood City Wolverines took the lead late in the game in a 10-5 victory over Avonworth on Monday. The game was tied at two with Ellwood City Wolverines batting in the top of the fifth when Turner Grau uncorked a wild pitch, scoring two runs.
Avonworth scored three runs in the seventh inning, but Ellwood City Wolverines still managed to pull out the victory. Avonworth scored its runs on a home run by Jack Reed.
Avonworth captured the lead in the first inning. Avonworth scored two runs when Seabass Mihalko doubled with two outs in the first inning.
Ellwood City Wolverines scored six runs in the sixth inning. Ellwood City Wolverines’s big inning was driven by a single by Anthony Roth, a walk , a single by Tyler Good, a single by Mitch Fraser, a single by Rick Pitrelli, and a groundout by Sean Busby.
Avonworth scored three runs in the seventh inning. Avonworth scored its runs on a home run by Reed.
Good earned the win for Ellwood City Wolverines. He went one and two-thirds innings, giving up zero runs, one hit, striking out three, and walking one. Turner Grau took the loss for Avonworth. He tossed four and two-thirds innings, giving up four runs, six hits, and striking out four.
Shane Sedgwick started the game for Ellwood City Wolverines. He tossed four innings, surrendering two runs, seven hits, striking out two, and walking one.
Ellwood City Wolverines collected 11 hits. Roth, Pitrelli, and Good each collected multiple hits for Ellwood City Wolverines. Pitrelli and Roth each managed three hits to lead Ellwood City Wolverines.
Avonworth had 12 hits in the game. Mihalko, Timmy Stewart, Reed, Grau, and Patrick Gannon each collected multiple hits for Avonworth. Avonworth was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Gannon had the most chances in the field with eight.
Four RBI Day for Cicchinelli Leads Riverside Panthers Varsity Past Beaver Falls
Riverside Panthers Varsity defeated Beaver Falls 11-3 on Monday thanks in part to Cristian Cicchinelli, who drove in four runners. Cicchinelli drove in runs on a single in the first, a double in the fourth, and a single in the sixth.
Beaver Falls scored three runs in the fourth inning, but Riverside Panthers Varsity still managed to pull out the victory. The big inning for Beaver Falls came thanks to a fielder’s choice by Garrett and a single by Kern.
Riverside Panthers Varsity captured the lead in the first inning. Austin Dambach grounded out, scoring one run.
Riverside Panthers Varsity took the lead for good with three runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Kern walked Dambach to drive in a run and Cristian Cicchinelli doubled off of Kern, driving in two runs.
Riverside Panthers Varsity scored four runs in the sixth inning. The big inning was thanks to a single by Cicchinelli, a double by Gunnar Boehm, and a single by Will Yasenka.
Boehm earned the win for Riverside Panthers Varsity. He threw seven innings, allowing three runs, three hits, and striking out eight. Kern took the loss for Beaver Falls. He went five innings, surrendering seven runs, eight hits, and striking out three.
Riverside Panthers Varsity collected 14 hits. Cicchinelli, Ricky Wass, and Ty Thellman each collected multiple hits for Riverside Panthers Varsity. Wass and Cicchinelli.
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