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Joe Tomko, Sharon – Went 3-for-3, including a crucial RBI single in the sixth inning, as the Tigers edged Hickory 7-6. He also had a triple and two home runs on his way to six RBIs in an 18-3 win over Mercer.
Tanner Morris, Sharpsville – Was a home run short of the cycle, including three runs scored and three RBIs in a 13-1 win over Reynolds.
Torin Smith, Grove City – Needed only a single to complete the cycle in a 10-0 win over Meadville. Smith doubled, tripled and hit a two-run home run to end the game in five innings.
Tyler Fattman, Commodore Perry – Drilled two home runs in an 8-7 loss to Oil City.
Nate Cardy, Franklin – Had an RBI double and a two-run home run in a 6-1 win over Slippery Rock.
Luke Hipple, Titusville – Connected on an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Rockets a 5-4 win over North East. He also went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and picked up the win on the mound in a 7-3 win over Seneca.
Cory Craig, Youngsville – Was a home run short of the cycle, including four RBIs, in an 11-1 win over Rocky Grove.
Austin Scere, Saegertown – Tossed a one-hit shutout while collecting an RBI triple and a three-run home run in an 11-0 win over Linesville.
Zack LaRocca, Fairview – Struck out 16 in a four-hit shutout as the Tigers bear Youngsville 2-0.
Kody Kondrlik, Cathedral Prep – Drilled a walkoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Ramblers a 4-3 win over Strong Vincent.
Isaac Mattson, Harbor Creek – Struck out 15 and scattered five hits as the Huskies picked up an impressive 2-0 win over Fort LeBoeuf.
Austin Waters, Union City – Had three hits and four RBIs in a 15-8 win over Conneaut Lake.
Aaron Morley, Northwestern – Smacked a grand slam in a 22-5 win over Iroquois.
Derrick Post, Mercyhurst Prep – Continued his midseason surge with a complete-game win against North East, 5-1. He struck out six and allowed five hits on the mound, while collected two hits and two RBIs at the plate.
Justyn Roda, Iroquois – Had a three-run home run and an RBI double in a 14-4 rout of North East.
Andrew Bevevino, Warren – Had four hits and drove in five runs in an 18-8 win over Oil City.
Alex McCann, Conneaut Lake - Collected four this this week, including four RBIs, five runs scored and stole his 10th base of the season. He also threw a four hitter against Lakeview on the mound.
Ryan Platz, McDowell – Connected on an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Trojans a 6-5 win over St. Edward.
Tyler Engle, Corry – Tossed a three-hit shutout in a 2-0 win over Franklin.
Amy Clark, Titusville – Hammered a grand slam to break open a close game with Sharon as the Rockets beat the Tigers 10-2.
Paige Baker, Reynolds – Had two hits and struck out 11 on the mound to pick up a 9-4 win over Kennedy Catholic.
Jessica May, Jamestown – Drilled a grand slam to lead the Muskettes to a 5-4 win over Grove City.
Hannah Fowler, Franklin – Went 4-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs in a 15-9 win over Slippery Rock.
Cassie Pietkiewicz, Fort LeBoeuf – Scattered six hits and limited Warren to one run as the Bison beat the Dragons 4-1. It was Warren’s first loss of the season.
Erica Suprynowicz, General McLane - Pitched a complete game and hit a walkoff RBI single in the seventh inning to give the Lancers a 5-4 win over Northwestern.
Hannah Tombaugh, Iroquois – Had three hits, including two doubles, in an 8-5 win over Seneca.
Elizabeth Lilly, Saegertown – Had three hits and two runs scored in a 6-3 win over Linesville. She also drilled a home run and finished with three RBIs in an 11-2 win over Conneaut Valley.
McKenna Morian, Conneaut Lake – Drove in three runs on two hits as the Indians upset Union City 9-8.
Raven Rozantz, Fairview – Tossed her second no-hitter of the season, including 14 strikeouts, as the Tigers beat Youngsville 2-0. She also had four hits and scored three times in a 10-4 win over General McLane.
Chelsea Czerwinski, Mercyhurst Prep – Had four hits, including two home runs, four RBIs and scored four times in a 13-9 win over Central Tech.
Sarah Lindvay, Iroquois – Had three hits, including a two-out RBI single in the seventh inning to give the Braves a 6-5 win over North East.
Aubrey Potter, Northwestern – Went 3-for-3, scored four times and drove in two runs in a 15-2 win over Villa Maria.
Track and Field
Mason DePeal, Grove City – set a school record in the high jump by clearing 6 feet, 7 inches in a sweep of George Junior and Commodore Perry.
Devin Beggs, Franklin – won the 400 and 800 as well as running legs on the winning 1,600 and 3,200 relay teams in a sweep of Oil City.
Jesse Ragon, Oil City – Won three events in a loss to Eisenhower. Ragon won the 100, the 110 hurdles and the long jump.
Matt McWilliams, Fort LeBoeuf – Won two events and set a school record in the 800 as the Bison swept Strong Vincent and East. His record time was 1 minute, 57.43 seconds.
Ryan Smathers, North East – Won the 800 and 1,600 at the McDowell Invitational. He ran impressive times in both races with 1:56.7 in the 800 and 4:18.3 in the 1,600.
Johnathon Jacoway, Sharon – Won the high jump and long jump at the Franklin Invitational.
Josh Natalie, Strong Vincent – Earned first place in the 800 and 1,600 at the Franklin Invitational.
Greg Miaczynski, Central Tech – Won the 200 and both hurdle events at the Franklin Invitational.
Kristen Belko, Hickory - Won the 100 hurdles and triple jump, while running in the winning 400 relay in a while over Slippery Rock.
Paige Kassab, Meadville – Won the high jump at 5 feet, 3 inches and set school records in the long jump and triple jump.
Andrea Miller, Fairview – Took home impressive wins in the 800 and 1,600 at the McDowell Invitational.
Jaynee Corbett, Corry – Won the discus and shot put at the McDowell Invitational.
Amber Nerlich, Franklin – Finished first in the 200 and 400 at the Franklin Invitational.
Sophie Mazza, Harbor Creek - Won both hurdle races and ran a leg on the second-place 400 relay team at the Franklin Invitational.
Rebecca Kosack, Seneca – Has dominated this season as a pole vaulter and won the McDowell Invitational by clearing 10 feet. She set the school record in the Harbor Creek Invitational as well.
Brittany Cook, Fort LeBoeuf – Won both hurdle races and was on the winning 1,600 relay team in a sweep of Fort LeBoeuf and East.
Chad Ferguson, Greenville tennis – Picked up an important win at No. 1 singles to help the Trojans knock off previously unbeaten Kennedy Catholic 3-2. He then won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles in a sweep of Rocky Grove.
Anthony Pegues, Farrell volleyball – Collected 25 assists in a thrilling 3-2 win over Fort LeBoeuf.
Josh Oertly, Cochranton volleyball – In his first two dual matches of the season, Oertly is already making an immediate impact for the Cardinals. He started with nine kills, 11 digs and three blocks in a sweep of McDowell before collecting 19 kills, eight blocks and 15 digs in a win over Saegertown.
Brian Rubin, McDowell tennis – Continued his terrific season with a win over Fairview’s R.J. Petrella.
Lisa DeMarco, Villa Maria lacrosse – Scored 11 goals over four matches as the Victors split 2-2 in the Notre Dame tournament. Last week, she drilled the game-winning goal in overtime in a 13-12 win over Fairview.
Alex Minnis, Meadville volleyball – Had nine aces and seven digs in a sweep of Farrell.
Ross Ferguson, Saegertown volleyball – Dished out 22 assists in a sweep of Fort LeBoeuf.
Calum Hyde, Maplewood volleyball – Had 14 kills in a sweep of McDowell.
Shane Burns, Warren tennis – Has picked up several impressive wins at No. 1 singles this season as the Dragons are undefeated and in first place in the region.