Update No. 38
Linesville survives and will play West Middlesex on Friday after a 10-7 win.
Update No. 37
We head to the bottom of the seventh inning. Linesville leads 10-6 but I am guessing that won’t be the final score.
Update No. 36
This is a wild one. Linesville strings together three hits to take a 10-6 lead. Sherman came up with the big hit as he drove in two with a double.
Update No. 35
What a game so far. First two runners reach for Cochranton and Barr eventually scores on a sacrifice fly by Jacob Yarnell. 8-6 Linesville after six complete.
Update No. 34
Cochranton finally works out of a bases-loaded jam. We head to the bottom of the sixth inning with Linesville up 8-5.
Update No. 33
Another mental error for Cochranton. The Cardinals’ shortstop makes a diving stop and throws to second for the force but the secondbaseman is a few feet from the bag. Everyone is safe. 8-5 Lions
Update No. 32
Brown draws a walk and with the bases loaded, Cochranton is going to Jared Barr on the mound.
Update No. 31
The wheels are falling off for Cochranton. Sherman singled to put runners on first and second for Linesville before a single to center by Jon Onderko. His hit gets through the fielder’s legs, allowing two runs to score and Onderko ends up on third. 7-5 Linesville with runners on first and third and one out.
Update No. 30
Linesville answers right back. Benfield leads off with a single and advances to second on a throwing error. He takes third on a perfect bunt single by Adrian Onderko and comes home on a fielder’s choice. 5-5
Update No. 29
Cochranton tries to tack on another run with a suicide squeeze but Peterson can’t get the bunt down. Staudt appeared to beat the throw at home anyway but he is out. After 5, Cochranton leads 5-4.
Update No. 28
A strange play gives Cochranton a 5-4 lead. The Cardinals had runners on first and third after an intentional walk to Jesse Staudt. Staudt breaks late for second and stands midway between the bases to draw a throw. Sherman throws it into rightfield to allow Nageotte to score. 5-4 Cochranton
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Update No. 27
Cochranton takes advantage of a huge Linesville error to tie the game up 4-4. With runners on first and second and no outs, Adam Nageotte had a perfect sacrifice bunt. The throw goes into rightfield to allow both runners to score.
Update No. 26
Linesville uses small ball to score another run. 4-2 Lions heading to the bottom of the fifth inning.
Update No. 25
Some heads up baseball being played by Cochranton. After hitting an RBI double, Jesse Staudt steals third and comes home on a short sacrifice fly to shallow centerfield. On the play, Jared Barr takes third knowing the throw was going home. 3-2 Linesville after four innings.
Update No. 24
Back-to-back doubles for Cochranton to open the bottom of the fourth inning. 3-1 Linesville
Update No. 23
Linesville tacks on two more runs. Jeremy Santarelli with an RBI single before courtesy runner Tanner Houck comes around on a Cochranton error. 3-0 Lions heading to the bottom of the fourth.
Update No. 22
Cochranton gets a two-out double from Woodworth but a nice stab by Sherman ends the inning. After 3, Linesville leads the Region 3 champions 1-0.
Update No. 21
Linesville breaks through as Jon Onderko hits a grounder with the bases loaded and one out. He beats the double-play throw to first to give the Lions a 1-0 lead heading to the bottom of the third.
Update No. 20
Sherman is matching Northcott pitch-for-pitch. Both are throwing one-hitters as we head to the third.
Update No. 19
Northcott is dealing as he strikes out the side. Heading to the bottom of the second inning, we are scoreless.
Update No. 18
Linesville with a leadoff single but he is stranded. After 1, we are scoreless.
Update No. 17
Northcott works around a two-out single. We head to the bottom of the first scoreless.
Update No. 16
Here are the starting lineups for the second game:
Linesville – Adrian Onderko, cf, Lucas Graham, 2b, Brandon Sherman, p, Jon Onderko, 3b, Chase Gallo, ss, Ian Brown, 1b, Brendan Shaw, dh for David Drischler, lf, Jeremy Santarelli, c, Charles Benfield, rf
Cochranton – Deven Woodworth, ss, Adam Nageotte, 2b, Ryan Northcott, p, Jesse Staudt, cf, Caleb Peterson, c, Jared Barr, 3b, Cody Nageotte, dh for Shawn Woolstrum, lf, Jordan Rambo, 1b, Jacob Yarnell, rf
Update No. 15
Chris McCann drives in the winning run as Conneaut Lake wins 15-5 in six innings.
Update No. 14
Not sure this game will end. Eisenhower takes advantage of some control problems from Arkwright to score a run and cut the lead to 13-5 heading to the bottom of the sixth inning.
Update No. 13
Eisenhower gives up three runs but avoids the mercy rule. After 5, Conneaut Lake leads 13-4.
Update No. 12
Eisenhower is refusing to quit. The Knights score three times on only one hit to cut the lead to 10-4. We are heading to the bottom of the fifth inning.
Update No. 11
Conneaut Lake keeps on scoring. Another costly error for Eisenhower and Baker drives in a run with a single. 10-1 Lake after four.
Update No. 10
Another 1-2-3 inning for Lake.
Update No. 9
RBI singles for Slevin and McCann give Conneaut Lake an 8-1 lead after three complete.
Update No. 8
1-2-3 inning for Lake. Heading to the bottom of the third inning, 6-1 Lake over Eisenhower.
Update No. 7
Lake tacks on three more runs. Baker drove in a run with a fielder’s choice before the Indians scored two on a two-out Eisenhower error. 6-1 Lake after 2.
Update No. 6
Eisenhower gets one run back as Hastings draws an RBI walk after facing an 0-2 count with two outs. 3-1 Lake heading to the bottom of the second.
Update No. 5
Derek Niemann sneaks a double down the left field line. 3-0 Lake after 1.
Update No. 4
Arkwright crushes a two-run double to left-center field. 2-0 Conneaut Lake.
Update No. 3
Kyle Arkwright works around a leadoff walk. We head to the bottom of the first scoreless.
Update No. 2
Here are the starting lineups.
Eisenhower: Eric Hastings, 2b, Aaron Lundmark, c, Aaron Jackson, dh for Bryce Garris, rf, Kyle Hunt, ss, Joe Rutsky, 1b, Ryan Williams, 3b, Trevor Spicer, p, Shane Arford, lf, Jeb Fedorchuk,cf
Conneaut Lake: Cody Slevin, 2b, Cole Baker, ss, Alex McCann, 1b, Kyle Arkwright, p, Tyler McClimans, c, Derek Niemann, cf, Chris McCann, lf, Joe Boryszewski, rf, Damien Granda, 3b
Update No. 1
The weather is perfect here at Ainsworth Field for today’s District 10 Class A quarterfinal doubleheader. We are about 35 minutes from Eisenhower and Conneaut Lake. Cochranton will take on Linesville at 6:30 p.m.
Check back throughout the afternoon for updates from both games.