Meadville Tribune


April 2, 2014

Conneaut doubles up Grove City


LINESVILLE — Cardinals fly by Orioles

FRANKLIN — The Cochranton softball team scattered 13 hits on offense and pitcher Natalie Brock fired a three-hit shutout as the Cardinals downed non-region opponent Rocky Grove 7-0 on Wednesday.

Among the top hitters for Cochranton was Brittany Jackson and Katy Dunn, who both had three base hits. One of Jackson’s was a triple. She also scored three runs. Dunn scored twice and drove in three. Sami Kinter added two doubles and drove in three runs. And Kali Miller hit a pair of singles.

As for Brock, apart from the trio of singles she allowed, she walked none and struck out a whopping 13 batters as the Cardinals improved to 2-0 on the year.

Bears bounce Eagles

YOUNGSVILLE — The Union City softball team is off to a 2-0 start to the 2014 season after besting non-region opponent Youngsville 7-4 on Wednesday.

Autumn Kinney led UC with three hits on four at-bats, including a double. Brooke Chelton and Courtney Brumagin had two hits apiece.

Noelle Wienczkowski earned the win on the mound, allowing four runs (two earned) on six hits with three walks and two strikeouts.


Panthers blast Tigers

SAEGERTOWN — Scott Sada set the tone with a lead-off home run and Saegertown took the cue to roll to an 11-1 win over Maplewood in Region 3 baseball action on Wednesday at Ed Acker American Legion Field in Saegertown.

Sada had a monster offensive day, going 3-for-3 with a homer, three runs and two RBIs for the Panthers (6-0, 1-0 Region 3). Mithcell Wood drove in four, including a three-run triple in the second inning. Tyler Wise was 2-for-3 with four RBIs, including a two-run homer in the second. Lance Neuscheler scored twice in the win.

Isaiah Stearns went 2-for-3 to pace the Tigers (0-1, 0-1).

Lakers top Cards

COCHRANTON — Joe Turano went 2-for-3 with two runs and a two-run double to lead Mercyhurst Prep to a 12-2, five-inning non-region baseball victory over Cochranton on Wednesday.

Kyle O’Connell went 2-for-4 with two runs and a pair of RBIs for the Lakers, while Ben Forciek was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs.

Logan Jacobs went 1-for-2, accounting for the only hit for the Cardinals (0-2), had an RBI and stole a pair of bases. Jesse Staudt had an RBI and run and also stole a pair of bases in the loss.

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  • Hawley scores District 1 finishes off dominant pool performance by trouncing New Jersey

    Pitchers often get the most credit in shutout victories. And Emma Osborne, Katy Dunn and Emily Beddick have certainly been deserving for District 1.
    Its defense, though, has been equally deserving.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sliding into second District 1 remains unbeaten after two routs

    Becca Siple’s response to a question on Twitter may have said it all.
    “Best experience of my life,” Siple said, when asked by The Meadville Tribune via Twitter to describe her experience thus far at the Senior League Softball East Regional Tournament. Following her response was the hashtag #D1isfamily.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Steelers camp Steelers LB Spence caps lengthy comeback

    The whistle blew and Sean Spence sprinted forward, each cathartic step distancing the linebacker from the horrific knee injury that threatened to end his NFL career before it even really began.
    Spence almost gleefully smashed into fullback Bryce Davis during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first full contact drill of training camp on Monday. The two tussled for several seconds before Davis — his fists full of Spence’s jersey — pulled them both to the ground.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • District 1 dominates at East Regional

    Outscoring its opponents 32-0, District 1 moved to 3-0 at the Senior League Softball East Regional Tournament on Monday with a pair of wins.

    July 28, 2014

  • Kissing the bricks Gordon wins at Indy for record 5th time

    With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.
    Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight days before his 43rd birthday and on the weekend Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first Brickyard victory.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Roethlisberger OK with choice to wait on new deal

    There are days when Ben Roethlisberger can feel every single hit he’s absorbed during a decade as one of the NFL’s most fearless quarterbacks.
    And there are days when the Pittsburgh Steelers star sees the young faces surrounding him in the huddle and it seems like he can play forever.

    July 26, 2014

  • Teen doping Survey: Teens experimenting with HGH on the rise

    Michael Guerreri wanted to try human growth hormones so he could look like a pro wrestler. Joe Badalanato hoped HGH would help him become a better football player. James O’Brien figured the drug would improve his fastball.
    The three 18-year-olds from suburban Philadelphia told The Associated Press this week that they bought bottles of HGH online in the past year. Turns out, what they bought was fake.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske

    Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.
    The Colombian is entered in the Brickyard 400 for the explicit purpose of winning at Indy in NASCAR and giving team owner Roger Penske one of the few trophies missing from his collection.

    July 25, 2014

  • Haley Wise District 1 looking forward to bigger goals

    The members of the District 1 Senior League softball team haven’t spent a whole lot of time playing together.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Meadville's magical season comes to an end

    The state run is over for the Meadville Junior League All-Stars.
    Guess they’ll just have to content themselves with a District 1 championship, a Section 1 championship and an incredible turnaround from the year before.

    July 24, 2014

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