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Erie Times-News Breakout Athletes of the Week

Fans can vote for the Breakout Baseball and Softball Players of the Week on the top right corner of the page. Voting continues through Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. with the winner being featured later this week in the Erie Times-News. Players who have won the award this season are no longer eligible. Fans are encouraged to e-mail nominations to each week by 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Scott Moore, Kennedy Catholic – Went 4-for-4 including two doubles and three RBIs in a 9-8 win over Rocky Grove.
Brian Murone, Grove City – Crushed two home runs in a 6-1 win over Corry. He had a solo home run and a two-run bomb.
Kevin Yarabinec, Sharpsville - Struck out six and allowed one hit in five innings in a 5-3 win over Wilmington.
Mike Ginther, West Middlesex – Had 14 strikeouts in a one-hit shutout as the Big Reds beat Kennedy Catholic 3-0.
Tyler Gentile, Commodore Perry – Finished with four hits, including one double and a home run in a 17-7 win over Slippery Rock.
Taylor Stamm, Oil City – Drilled a three-run double with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie a non-region game against Central Tech. The Oilers went on to win 5-4.
Mike Lockhart, Fort LeBoeuf – Had four hits, including two doubles, in a 5-0 win over Franklin. He also had two singles, homered and drove in five runs in a 12-6 win over Commodore Perry.
Adam Bleday, Titusville – Had a three-run home run in the eighth inning to help the Rockets beat North East 5-2 in a region-clinching win. He also crushed a three-run home run in a 5-0 shutout of Fairview.
Corey Lynn, Meadville – Finished with three hits and two RBIs in an 8-7 win over Oil City.
Aaron Haas, Mercyhurst Prep – Struck out four in a complete-game win over Eisenhower. The Lakers won 9-2 behind Haas on the mound and three hits at the plate.
Justyn Roda, Iroquois – Went 3-for-4 with three RBIs in a 7-4 win over Youngsville.
Isaac Mattson, Harbor Creek – Pitched a three-hit shutout in a 4-0 win over North East.
Aaron Morley, Northwestern – Went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in a 7-2 win over Seneca.
Matt Jaskolka, Warren – Had three hits, two RBIs and pitched a shutout in a 9-0 win over Corry.
Bobby Jackson, Fairview – Hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Tigers a 6-5 win over Mercyhurst Prep.
Joey Gierlak, General McLane – Drove in three runs in a 4-2 win over Fort LeBoeuf. Gierlak had a two-run home run and had a double in the win.
Matt Hansen, McDowell – Had three hits, including a triple, three RBIs and three runs scored in an 11-1 win over Strong Vincent.
Jesse Staudt, Cochranton – Finished with three hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs in an 11-0 win over Maplewood.
Kody Kondrlik, Cathedral Prep – Had three hits and an RBI in a 10-0 win over Corry.
Luke Nientimp, McDowell – Homered twice with four RBIs and three runs scored in a 13-9 win over General McLane.

Hanley Spencer, Sharpsville – Struck out 11 and walked one in a three-hit shutout over Rocky Grove. The Blue Devils won 2-1. She also tossed a one-hitter in an 11-1 win over Commodore Perry. Spencer also tossed a shutout against Farrell.
Brianna Dalessandro, Kennedy Catholic – Had three RBIs and three hits, including a triple, in a 10-2 win over Commodore Perry.
Danielle Babcock, Reynolds – Hit a two-out, walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Raiders a 4-3 win over Rocky Grove. She also had two doubles in a 7-5 win over Kennedy Catholic.
Jordyn Allen, West Middlesex – Struck out 10 and walked two in a three-hit shutout win over Sharon, 2-0.
Jessica May, Jamestown – Had four hits a 13-3 win over Meadville.
Amy Clark, Titusville - Finished with two hits and a home run in a 10-0 win over Cambridge Springs. She also hit two home runs in an 8-0 win over Reynolds.
Heather Woods, Mercer – Had a two-run single to give the Mustangs a 2-1 win over Cochranton.
Kalie Rzodkiewicz, Harbor Creek – Struck out seven in a shutout effort on the mound while collecting two hits in a 7-0 win over General McLane.
Courtney Bender, Seneca – Finished 4-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs in a 19-1 win over East.
Rachel DiBartolomeo, Saegertown – Tripled twice and had a single while driving in two runs and scoring two in a 17-0 win over Lakeview. She also had three hits in a 9-8 win over Union City.
Amber Fox, Youngsville – Fox struck out 12 and had a double and a triple in a 3-1 win over Northwestern and she pitched a four-hit shutout over Seneca. Fox had two his against Seneca and two hits against General McLane.
Jaimie Eaton, Warren – Had two doubles and scored four runs in two Dragon wins this past week.
Raven Rozantz, Fairview – Tossed her third no-hitter in a 6-0 win over North East. Rozantz struck out 18 in the win. She then struck out 17 in a nine-inning shutout of McDowell, 1-0.
Caitlyn Wurst, Girard – Drove in seven runs on four hits and was a home run short of the cycle in a 21-2 win over Villa Maria.
Cassie Pietkiewicz, Fort LeBoeuf - Tossed a five-hitter as the Bison beat McDowell 7-3. She also pitched a two-hit shutout of Central Tech, 2-0.
Katelyn Reisenauer, Cambridge Springs – Went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored in a 9-3 win over Conneaut Lake.
Kaitlin Wojnarowski, Mercyhurst Prep – Hit an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Mercyhurst Prep a 9-8 win over Franklin.
Joanna Ragen, Iroquois - Ripped an RBI single to give the Braves a 4-3 walkoff win over Girard.
Rylee Shaffer, Northwestern – Went 4-for-4 with three runs scored in a 10-1 win over Eisenhower.
Hannah Kondrlik, Corry – Drove in five runs on three extra-base hits as the Beavers beat Slippery Rock 8-2 in a Class AAA play-in game.

Track and Field
Daniel Jaskowak, Grove City – Took home the 1,600 and 3,200 D-10 AAA titles and ran on the winning 3,200 relay team.
De’Vion Tate, McDowell – Won the long jump and triple jump at the D-10 AAA championships.
Ryan Thompson, Slippery Rock – Ran the 800 in 1 minute, 57.80 seconds to win the D-10 AAA 800 championship.
Jesse Ragon, Oil City – Ran the 110 hurdles in 14.91 seconds to win the D-10 AAA championship.
Kevin Gardner, Fort LeBoeuf – Cleared 6-3 to win the D-10 AAA high jump championship.
Lawrence Baumann, Cathedral Prep – Threw the shot put 52-7 to win the D-10 AAA title.
Jared Hollidge, Oil City – Tossed the discus 150-4 to win the D-10 AAA title.
Austin Jerman, Warren – Won the D-10 AAA title in the javelin with a throw of 171-10.
Clay Allen, West Middlesex – Dominated at the D-10 AA meet with wins in the 100, 200 and ran the anchor leg in the 400 and 1,600 relays.
Nico Zahniser, Greenville – Earned the D-10 AA championship in the 400.
Nate Tallada, Saegertown – Won the 3,200 at the D-10 AA championship meet.
Jarred Davis, Mercer - Ran the 110 hurdles in 15.56 seconds to win the D-10 AA championship.
Johnathon Jacoway, Sharon – Won the D-10 AA triple jump championship.
John Yohman, Wilmington – Earned the D-10 AA shot put championship by three-quarters of an inch. He also won the discus title at 171 feet, 11 inches.

Eliza Lowe, Grove City – Won both hurdle events and ran in the winning 400 and 1,600 relay teams at the D-10 AAA championships.
Ellis Beardsley, Warren – Took home D-10 AAA titles in the 800 and 1,600.
Jaynee Corbett, Corry – Won the shot put, discus and took third in the javelin at the D-10 AAA championships.
Abby Jones, Franklin – Cleared 5-5 to win the D-10 AAA high jump championship.
Paige Kassab, Meadville – Won the triple jump and took second, but qualified, in the high jump at the D-10 AAA championships.
Anna Chodubski, McDowell – Won the long jump and took second in the triple jump at the D-10 AAA championships.
Morgan Richards, Hickory – Set a District 10 record in the 1,600 at the D-10 AA meet. She also won the 3,200 title.
Eve Gardner, Union City – Won the 200 at the D-10 AA championship meet.
Marina Wareham, Kennedy Catholic - Took home the D-10 AA championships in the 400 and 800.
Cassie Swartzbaugh, Youngsville - Won the 300 hurdle championship at the D-10 AA meet.
Mariah Burns, Wilmington – Missed a new D-10 AA record in the triple jump by one-quarter of an inch.

Spring athlete
Anthony Pegues, Farrell volleyball – Dished out 19 assists in a loss to Saegertown.
Noah Jones, Franklin volleyball – Recorded 11 kills, 10 blocks and five digs in a sweep of Fort LeBoeuf.
Makenzie Agresti, Villa Maria lacrosse – Scored with one minute, 12 seconds left to give the Victors a 9-8 win over Fairview.
Jake Carniewski, McDowell volleyball – Had 16 assists in a sweep of Farrell and 31 assists in a loss to Meadville.
Calum Hyde, Maplewood volleyball – Finished with 14 kils in a sweep of Cochranton.
Travis Jensen, Meadville volleyball – Dished out 23 assists and had four kills in a sweep of Conneaut Valley.

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