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.