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Posted: April 21st, 2013

Saegertown Panthers
Baseball
Coach (season, record): Tim Crum (6th season, 84-18)
2012 overall record: 23-2
2012 region record (place): 8-0 (champion)
2012 playoff results: Defeated Northwestern (5-4), Sharon (2-1) and Titusville (8-4) to win the District 10 Class AA championship. Saegertown then defeated Shady Side Academy 4-1 in the first round of the PIAA playoffs before losing to North Star 2-0 in the quarterfinals.
Top players lost: Ryan Paden, Hunter Johnston, Duncan Brode
Top returning players: Stephen Sada, Jacob DiGiacomo, Luke Carter, Austin Scere, Tyler Walters, Kyle Wise, Luke Basko, Drew Durasa, Mitchell Wood, Scott Sada
Assistant coaches: Dean Wood, Roy Campbell, Ray Duvall, Ryan Paden
Outlook: Saegertown is a team to keep an eye on not only in District 10 but on the state level as well. The Panthers have an experienced group back with only a few holes to fill. Ryan Paden, an all-region first-team pitcher, graduated and is back as a volunteer coach. Hunter Johnston did not come out this season to focus on his training as a cross country runner after receiving a Division I offer. He will be tough to replace along with Duncan Brode, who transferred back to Meadville. Saegertown’s returning group includes Stephen Sada, Jacob DiGiacomo, Luke Carter, Austin Scere, Tyler Walters, Kyle Wise, Luke Basko, Drew Durasa, Mitchell Wood and Scott Sada. Stephen Sada is the District 10 Player of the Year and will play at Miami (Ohio) next season. He is an all-district selection and first-team shortstop. Walters is another important returning player and one of the top hitters in the state. He is an all-state catcher and a Division I prospect. Wood (second base), Carter (third base), Scere (outfield), Wise (outfield) and DiGiacomo (pitcher) are returning first-team selections, while Durasa is a returning second-team utility player. Scott Sada could be a four-year standout for Saegertown after earning a spot in the outfield as a freshman last year. The Panthers could also receive contributions from Matt Thompson, a transfer from Meadville, and catcher Tyler McCray. Saegertown has depth, speed, experience, some power and a strong defense this season. It’s hard to find many weaknesses with the Panthers this spring especially after they gained valuable playoff experience in 2012. With two straight D-10 titles and two appearances in the PIAA quarterfinals, Saegertown is looking to make a run at a chance to play in State College this year.

Schedule
March
23 South Park L, 0-8
23 Allderdice L, 7-11
25 Hickory W, 19-1
April
3 at Slippery Rock W, 13-1 5 innings
5 McDowell W, 10-4
9 at Maplewood* W, 16-0 3 innings
11 Cambridge Springs* PPD
15 at Union City* 4
16 Meadville 4
22 Cochranton* 4
24 Maplewood* 4
27 at McDowell noon
29 at Cambridge Springs* 4
May
2 at Cathedral Prep 4
3 at Meadville 3:30
7 Union City* 4
10 Conneaut 4
14 at Cochranton* 4
*Region 3 games

Softball
Coach (season, record): Mark McKissock (3rd season, 37-7)
2012 overall record: 20-3
2012 region record (place): 14-2 (co-champion)
2012 playoff results: Defeated West Middlesex 1-0 and Sharpsville 11-2 to win the District 10 Class A championship. Saegertown then defeated Bellwood-Antis 4-1 in the first round of the PIAA playoffs before losing to Chartiers-Houston 4-3 in the quarterfinals.
Top players lost: Marissa Parker, Belle Mazurik, Hallie Kirdahy
Top returning players: Rachel DiBartolomeo, Arianna Hanley, Elizabeth Lilly, Courtney Lilly, Mackenzie Garris, Tori Eckart, Jess Tomiczek
Assistant coaches: John Kutz, Tom Brunot, Joy Jordan
Outlook: Saegertown’s softball team is in line for a big season much like the baseball team. The Panthers took Class A by storm last year and look like a strong favorite this spring. Saegertown lost Marissa Parker, Belle Mazurik and Hallie Kirdahy to graduation. Kirdahy was a second-team third baseman last year and Mazurik drove in plenty of runs for the Panthers. Saegertown returns Rachel DiBartolomeo, Arianna Hanley, Elizabeth Lilly, Courtney Lilly, Mackenzie Garris, Tori Eckart and Jess Tomiczek this season. DiBartolomeo was a first-team catcher and region player of the year, while Hanley is a first-team pitcher and region pitcher of the year. Elizabeth Lilly (second base) was a first-team selection along with Courtney Lilly (outfield). Saegertown has plenty of starters back with experience and a strong freshman class to support them. The Panthers have five seniors for leadership to go with four juniors, six sophomores and five freshmen. Saegertown has experience, leadership and talent this season and it will take a huge effort by a Class A team to stop the Panthers from repeating as District 10 champions.

Schedule
March
Spring trip 3-2
April
4 Sharpsville W, 16-4 5 innings
8 General McLane W, 8-4
9 at Maplewood* W, 2-1
11 Cambridge Springs* 4
15 at Union City* 4
22 Cochranton* 4
24 Maplewood* 4
29 at Cambridge Springs* 4
May
1 at Conneaut 4
3 at McDowell 4
7 Union City* 4
10 Conneaut 4
14 at Cochranton* 4
*Region 3 games

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: April 21st, 2013

Rocky Grove Orioles
Baseball
Coach (season, record): Bill Wilson (5th season, 17-48)
2012 overall record: 6-10
2012 region record (place): 2-4 (third)
2012 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 playoffs.
Top player lost: Trevor Guthrie
Top returning players: Breck Schneider, Robbie Adams, Scott Murray
Assistant coach: Blayne Gold
Outlook: Rocky Grove is looking to take full advantage of the transition in Class A. With the final four teams in last year’s District 10 playoffs gone, the Orioles are in position to make a play for the D-10 title. Rocky Grove lost one starter in Trevor Guthrie but returns everyone else. Breck Schneider, Robbie Adams and Scott Murray are back this spring to lead the Orioles. Murray is an all-region third baseman and Adams is an all-region outfielder. Schneider is also a big contributor back this season after hitting .540 last year. Freshmen Colt Schneider and Nate White are new players to the varsity level that could contribute right away for the Orioles. Rocky Grove had a tough time hanging on to leads and scoring enough runs to pull out wins last year which will be the main focuses this spring. Class A is up for grabs and the Orioles should be right in the thick of the playoff race as well as the Region 1 title race.

Schedule
April
5 at Venango Catholic W, 11-1 5 innings
6 at Hickory L, 1-5
8 at Lakeview* W, 9-6
10 Youngsville PPD
12 Commodore Perry PPD
15 Kennedy Catholic* 4
19 at Sharon 4
22 at Jamestown* 4
26 Reynolds 4
29 Lakeview* 4
30 at AC Valley
May
1 at Cambridge Springs 4
6 at Kennedy Catholic* 4
10 at Cochranton 4
13 Jamestown* 4
15 Cranberry 4
*Region 1 games

Softball
Coach (season): Carrie Armburger (3rd season)
2012 overall record: 11-5
2012 region record (place): 8-4 (fourth)
2012 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 playoffs.
Top players lost: Shelby Latshaw, Nichole Bell, Katie Bell, Eden Rembold, Carly Boughner
Top returning players: Bria Bevier, Lily Rembold, Tasha Lepley, Chelsea Garris, Jillian Shull
Assistant coaches: Susan Keith, Shelby Latshaw
Outlook: Rocky Grove will have a bit of a new look this season after losing five starters to graduation. Shelby Latshaw, Nichole Bell, Katie Bell, Eden Rembold and Carly Boughner are gone and will be tough to replace. Rembold was an all-region first-team outfielder, while Boughner was a first-team designated player. Latshaw could be the toughest loss as a first-team pitcher and region pitcher of the year. The Orioles will have several experienced players back to lead a young team. Bria Bevier, Lily Rembold, Tasha Lepley, Chelsea Garris and Jillian Shull return for Rocky Grove. Lily Rembold was voted to the all-region first team as an outfielder last year and Bevier is a second-team first baseman. The Orioles will need to develop a strong pitching staff to replace Latshaw and replace her as a leadoff hitter. The Orioles are in a new region and earning a playoff spot will be tough, but Rocky Grove has become a confident program that could do some damage this spring.

Schedule
April
1 Venango Catholic PPD
4 Cranberry W, 7-5
5 at Meadville W, 6-0
9 Franklin* W, 4-2
11 at Iroquois* PPD
12 Commodore Perry PPD
16 Youngsville* 4
18 at Eisenhower* 4
19 at Cambridge Springs 4
23 at Titusville* 4
25 at Franklin* 4
30 Iroquois* 4
May
2 Meadville 4
7 at Youngsville* 4
9 Eisenhower* 4
10 at Cochranton 4
14 Titusville* 4
16 at Reynolds 4
*Region 5 games

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: April 21st, 2013

Reynolds Raiders
Baseball
Coach (season, record): Bob Foust (5th season, 29-36)
2012 overall record: 6-12
2012 region record (place): 3-7 (fifth)
2012 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 playoffs.
Top players lost: Justin Rhodes, Mark Davis, Michael Custer
Top returning players: Michael Eastlick, Jordan Weaver, Paul Torok, David Koewacich, Tyler Thompson, Kellen Gursky, Neal Engstrom, Jack Mahlon, Collin Yake, Joe Yarzab, Tony Herrmann, Trey Vigus, Nick Fuchs
Assistant coaches: Ryan Foust, Scott Meskel, Matt Williams, Tyler Eicher
Outlook: Reynolds could be a tough team to beat this season. The Raiders only lost Justin Rhodes, Mark Davis and Michael Custer to graduation and have plenty of experience to lean on. Returning are Michael Eastlick, Jordan Weaver, Paul Torok, David Koewacich, Tyler Thompson, Kellen Gursky, Neal Engstrom, Jack Mahlon, Collin Yake, Joe Yarzab, Tony Herrmann, Trey Vigus and Nick Fuchs. Yake was voted to the all-region first team at designated hitter and is one of the up-and-coming hitters in Mercer County. Reynolds could also receive big contributions from new players Adam Ballish and Jacob Reimold. The Raiders have a loaded lineup with experience and plenty of senior leadership with seven returning lettermen in the senior class. The pitching staff went through some rough patches last spring but those growing pains could pay off as valuable experience this season. Reynolds is in a brutal Class AA region where most teams could win on a given day, and the Raiders’ experience in the field and at the plate will be important as the season goes on.

Schedule
April
4 at Wilmington* L, 1-2
5 Commodore Perry* L, 9-10
6 Kennedy Catholic W, 13-3 5 innings
8 at West Middlesex* L, 0-4
10 Sharpsville* PPD
13 at Brookfield (Ohio)
15 at Mercer* 4
17 at Sharon* 4
22 Hickory* 4
24 Wilmington* 4
26 at Rocky Grove 4
29 at Commodore Perry* 4
May
1 West Middlesex* 4
3 at Lakeview 4
6 at Sharpsville* 4
8 Mercer* 4
10 Fort LeBoeuf 4
13 Sharon* 4
15 at Hickory* 4
16 Grove City 4
*Region 2 games

Softball
2012 overall record: 15-6
2012 region record (place): 9-3 (tied for second)
2012 playoff results: Defeated Cochranton 2-1 in the District 10 Class A quarterfinals before losing to Sharpsville 8-2 in the semifinals.

Note: A preview was not submitted by the head coach.

Schedule
April
4 Franklin L, 1-2 8 innings
6 Mercer L, 4-14
9 at Sharpsville* L, 3-4
11 Farrell* PPD
12 at Grove City PPD
16 West Middlesex* 4
18 Commodore Perry* 4
19 at Brookfield (Ohio) 4
23 at Kennedy Catholic* 4
25 Sharpsville* 4
30 at Farrell* 4
May
3 Sharon 4
6 at Mercer 4
7 at West Middlesex* 4
9 at Commodore Perry* 4
11 at Jamestown 11 a.m.
14 Kennedy Catholic* 4
16 Rocky Grove 4
17 Slippery Rock 4
*Region 1 games

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: April 15th, 2013

Oil City Oilers
Baseball
Coach (season): Adam Best (1st season)
2012 overall record: 6-13
2012 region record (place): 3-7 (tied for fifth)
2012 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 playoffs.
Top players lost: Tim Byham, Tyler Cochran, Steve McCauley
Top returning players: Cullen Flaherty, Wes Lang, Hunter French, Mitchell Eberle
Assistant coaches: Craig Kasunic, Kevin Harriett
Outlook: Oil City is looking to turn things around new head coach Adam Best. The Oilers missed out on the playoffs last year and have a nice group of players back this spring. Oil City will have to replace graduates Tim Byham, Tyler Cochran and Steve McCauley. The Oilers return seniors Hunter French and Mitchell Eberle along with juniors Cullen Flaherty and Wes Lang. Another key player is senior Tony Chmiel, who was voted to the all-region first team at designated hitter last season. Oil City could also receive big contributions from new players Andrew Pikna and Ben Perry. The Oilers have depth at each position except pitcher. Oil City will look for several players to step up and eat innings on the mound. Confidence might be the most important thing for the Oilers this season. Oil City hasn’t won recently when it comes to baseball and developing a winning mentality will be key in turning the program around.

Schedule
April
4 at Cochranton L, 5-7
8 Corry L, 1-7
9 at Franklin L, 3-7
12 Grove City* PPD
15 at Titusville 4
17 Slippery Rock* 4
19 Conneaut* 4
20 Titusville
22 Strong Vincent 4
24 at Meadville* 3:30
26 Cochranton 4
27 Harbor Creek
29 at Cranberry 4
30 at Union City 4
May
1 at Grove City* 4
3 Franklin 3
6 at Slippery Rock* 4
8 at Conneaut* 4
13 Meadville* 4
14 at Central Tech 6:30
*Region 6 games

Note: Oil City does not have a softball team.

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: April 15th, 2013

Northwestern Wildcats
Baseball
Coach (season): John Light (19th season)
2012 overall record: 14-6
2012 region record (place): 3-5 (tied for third)
2012 playoff results: Lost to Saegertown 5-4 in the District 10 Class AA quarterfinals.
Top players lost: Aaron Morley, Steven Maskrey, Dan Finn, Josh Niedermeyer, Alex Caruana
Top returning players: Nate Noe, Jay Clinger, Grant Panko, Mitch Wright, Sam Yochim, Dylan Bird
Assistant coaches: Bob Soltis, Pat Camp, Dick Sembower, John Light Sr.
Outlook: Northwestern came close to knocking off powerhouse Saegertown in the District 10 Class AA playoffs last spring. The Wildcats are back and looking to take that next step this season. Northwestern will have to replace several talented players in Aaron Morley, Steven Maskrey, Dan Finn, Josh Niedermeyer and Alex Caruana. Morley was voted to the all-region first team at catcher, while Finn is a first-team outfielder and Caruana is a first-team pitcher. Caruana was also voted to the second team at third base. Northwestern lost plenty of leadership and offensive production to graduation and will need to replace both quickly. The Wildcats have some experience back in Nate Noe, Jay Clinger, Grant Panko, Mitch Wright, Sam Yochim and Dylan Bird. Clinger and Noe had breakout sophomore years. Clinger was voted to the all-region first team at second base and Noe to the second team at first base. Panko was voted to the second team at shortstop after a terrific junior season. The Wildcats could also receive big contributions from new players Greg DePalma, Evan Bird and Josiah Friend among others. Northwestern’s region is brutal this season, including Fairview, North East and Mercyhurst Prep. The Wildcats will need to fill in their holes left by graduation quickly in order to compete for a playoff spot and the region title.

Schedule
April
3 Eisenhower PPD
5 at Youngsville PPD
8 at Conneaut W, 15-8
10 Seneca* PPD
13 Girard 1
15 Corry 4
17 at Mercyhurst Prep* 4
19 Fairview* 4
22 Titusville 4
24 North East* 4
26 at Seneca* 4
29 at Franklin 4
May
3 General McLane 4
6 Mercyhurst Prep* 4
8 at Fairview* 4
13 at North East* 4
15 Iroquois 4
*Region 5 games

Softball
Coach (season, record): Al Bricker (10th season, 146-40)
2012 overall record: 11-7
2012 region record (place): 11-7 (fourth)
2012 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 playoffs.
Top players lost: Rylee Shaffer, Megan Alward, Aubrey Potter
Top returning players: Tara Campbell, Cassidy Taylor, Addie Griffey, Brittney Miniaci, Molly Iskula
Assistant coaches: Al Cox, Tony Lorance, Barb Donahue, Dean Campbell, Greg Evans, Brianna Bricker
Outlook: Northwestern had an off year in 2012 by not making the playoffs. The Wildcats were young but gained valuable experience throughout the year. Northwestern will have to replace Rylee Shaffer, Megan Alward and Aubrey Potter, who graduated. The three were big contributors and will be sorely missed by Northwestern. The Wildcats return Tara Campbell, Cassidy Taylor, Addie Griffey, Brittney Miniaci and Molly Iskula. Taylor is returning all-region selection and is part of a strong senior class. The Wildcats have leadership and experience and a nice influx of young talent. The inexperience of the new players could be an obstacle early on but that should be solved in the first month. One key to this season could be the freshman class. The Wildcats’ freshmen could make an immediate impact this season and the faster they come together, the more success Northwestern will have. The Wildcats are in a competitive region, featuring Fairview, Harbor Creek and North East. Northwestern will need to rely on its senior leadership to lead a young team this spring.

Schedule
March
23 East Carteret (N.C.) W, 12-6
23 West Carteret (N.C.) W, 13-10
April
4 General McLane* W, 3-2
5 Villa Maria* L, 2-16 5 innings
9 Fairview* L, 3-4
11 at North East* PPD
13 Conneaut PPD
16 at Seneca* 4
18 Harbor Creek* 4
19 Cambridge Springs 4
23 at Girard* 4
25 at Villa Maria* 4
30 at General McLane* 4
May
2 at Fairview* 4
3 at Iroquois 4
7 North East* 4
9 Seneca* 4
14 at Harbor Creek* 4
16 Girard* 4
*Region 4 games

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: April 15th, 2013

North East Grapepickers
Baseball
Coach (season, record): Dave Scotch (2nd season, 9-9)
2012 overall record: 9-9
2012 region record (place): 3-5 (tied for third)
2012 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 playoffs.
Top players lost: Josh Eby, Pete Seymour, Ryan Hoelke, Max Knight
Top returning players: Dawson Scotch, Ethan Sowers, Ryan Roggie, Zack Erb, Tyler Koszewski
Assistant coaches: Curtis Bailey, Gerry Ramsdell, Jordan Fargorgio, Jeff Bucholtz
Outlook: North East just missed out on the playoffs last season after a .500 season. The Grapepickers are in a loaded region this season and it won’t get any easier as they make a run at the postseason. North East’s nine losses last season were by an average of 1.8 runs, which can be heartbreaking for the ‘Pickers but also provide valuable experience heading into this season. North East will have to replace several talented players, including Josh Eby, Pete Seymour, Ryan Hoelke and Max Knight. Eby was voted to the all-region first team at outfielder, and Seymour was a first-team designated hitter. Hoelke (outfield) and Knight (second base) were voted to the all-region second team. The ‘Pickers might have to turn to their experienced pitching to lead this season. Ethan Sowers and Ryan Roggie are returning pitchers, while Dawson Scotch will anchor the pitching staff at catcher. Zack Erb and Tyler Koszewski are also returning seniors at shortstop and first base, respectively. Add in newcomers Chris Grow, Mike Macaulay, Mitchell Keith and Justin Perez and the ‘Pickers will be a tough team to beat this season. North East will look to develop some depth in the pitching staff, especially with the weather not cooperating and teams needing to play 3 or even 4 games per week. Roggie and Sowers are returning all-region players that will find positions on the field when not pitching. The two are part of a strong senior class that will need to lead this season. North East is in a tough region with rivals, including the addition of Mercyhurst Prep. If the ‘Pickers can develop their offense and play solid defense behind their pitchers, North East will be a contender for a playoff spot and the region title.

Schedule
March
29 Whitley County (Ky.) W, 9-2
April
4 Youngsville W, 11-1 6 innings
5 at Titusville L, 2-5
10 at Lakeview PPD
12 at Fairview* PPD
17 Seneca* 4
19 Mercyhurst Prep* 4
22 Franklin 4
24 at Northwestern* 4
26 Union City 4
29 Iroquois 4
May
1 Fairview* 4
3 at Corry 4
6 at Seneca* 4
8 at Mercyhurst Prep* 4
10 at Girard 4
13 Northwestern* 4
15 Eisenhower 4
16 at Harbor Creek 4
*Region 5 games

Softball
Coach (season): Rich Turri (9th season)
2012 overall record: 14-6
2012 region record (place): 13-5 (third)
2012 playoff results: Defeated Jamestown 2-1 in a District 10 Class AA play-in game before losing to Wilmington 5-3 in the D-10 quarterfinals.
Top players lost: Kayla Rizzo, Ann Hecht, Kaitlyn Burns
Top returning players: Rachel Miller, Tori Prather, Kendra Alcorn, Victoria Alcorn, Bre Klenz, Danielle Barnes, Rachel Prather
Assistant coaches: Mark Utegg, Rich Turri Sr., Ron Turri
Outlook: North East was impressive last season with a play-in game win before nearly knocking off powerhouse Wilmington. The Grapepickers will have to replace three contributors, including all-region second baseman Kayla Rizzo, all-region first baseman Ann Hecht and right fielder Kaitlyn Burns, who hit .294 last season. North East has an experienced group back, led by Rachel Miller, Tori Prather, Kendra Alcorn, Victoria Alcorn, Bre Klenz, Danielle Barnes and Rachel Prather. Miller is a first-team pitcher along with her batterymate, Prather, a first-team catcher. Prather hit .492 last season and is one of the top hitters in the area. Kendra Alcon and Victoria Alcorn are back to anchor the outfield, while Klenz hit .391 at third base last season. Barnes hit .348 and can play most positions on the field. Rachel Prather hit .426 last season and is an up-and-coming shortstop. North East made it to the postseason in 2012 for the first time in more than 20 years. Coach Rich Turri is hoping that experience carries over this season in a tough region, which now includes Harbor Creek. North East doesn’t have many holes to fill but Barnes could be a candidate to step in and play the third outfield position. The ‘Pickers also need to replace Rizzo, a four-year starter at second base, and Hecht on the right side of the infield. Both second and first base were battled for in the preseason and could rotate based on how well players play at those positions. North East has some offensive production to replace, but if the ‘Pickers build off their 2012 season, they could be a contender in the region and D-10 as well.

Schedule
April
2 Fairview* PPD
4 at Seneca* PPD
8 at Maplewood L, 0-1
9 Girard* W, 10-1
11 Northwestern* 4
16 at Harbor Creek* 4
18 General McLane* 4
20 at Iroquois 11 a.m.
23 at Villa Maria* 4
25 at Fairview* 4
26 Union City 4
30 Seneca* 4
May
2 at Girard* 4
7 at Northwestern* 4
9 Harbor Creek* 4
14 at General McLane* 4
16 Villa Maria* 4
*Region 4 games

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: April 14th, 2013

Mercyhurst Prep Lakers
Baseball
Coach (season, record): Randy Durkoske (12th season, 166-67)
2012 overall record: 12-9
2012 region record (place): 5-1 (champion)
2012 playoff results: Defeated Conneaut Lake 15-4 in the District 10 Class A semifinals before beating West Middlesex 1-0 in the District 10 championship. Mercyhurst Prep later forfeited the D-10 championship.
Top players lost: None
Top returning players: Derrick Post, Mitch Upperman, Emmitt Lehman, Kenny Fugagli, Brandon Peebles, Sam Corritore, Ian Pertz, Aaron Haas
Assistant coaches: Frankie Rodriguez, R.J. Niedzwiecki, Paul Yoculan, Paul Yoculan Sr.
Outlook: Mercyhurst Prep is looking to overcome some adversity from last season. The Lakers had to forfeit its District 10 Class A championship after beating West Middlesex 1-0. Mercyhurst has a chip on its shoulder not only to prove they belong among the best in District 10, but the Lakers are now in Class AA. Mercyhurst had to move up because of enrollment, and the Lakers have an experienced team to make the jump with. Mercyhurst didn’t lose anyone to graduation and has every starter back. Derrick Post was voted to the all-region second team at utility and pitcher and had a 0.82 ERA to go with a .300 average last season. Mitch Upperman is a first-team all-region first baseman after hitting .379, while Emmitt Lehman was voted to the first team at shortstop after hitting .309. Kenny Fugagli had a big junior season with a .302 batting average to be voted first team at third base and Brandon Peebles is a returning first-team catcher. Sam Corritore and Ian Pertz are all-region outfielders and Aaron Haas is a returning all-region second baseman. With all of that experience back, the Lakers could also receive contributions from sophomore Chris Vallimont. He could be the No. 2 pitcher on the staff after he recovers from a knee injury during basketball season. Coach Randy Durkoske is expecting Mercyhurst to make another run at the D-10 championship. With everyone back, the Lakers will rely on pitching and defense. Mercyhurst has a deep pitching staff and has an outstanding defense behind it. The Lakers’ seniors haven’t lost a D-10 playoff game on the field in their careers and have developed a winning edge in the playoffs. An inexperienced team could let last year’s adversity bring it down, but Mercyhurst is mentally tough and a dangerous team in Class AA. D-10 is loaded with talented D-10 teams, including Saegertown, North East, Fairview, Northwestern and a brutal region in Region 2. The Lakers will need to adapt to the Class AA level quickly in order to make the playoffs.

Schedule
April
10 Fairview* PPD
12 at Seneca* PPD
13 East PPD
16 at Iroquois 4
17 Northwestern* 4
19 at North East* 4
22 Eisenhower 4
24 Franklin 4
26 at Fairview* 4
27 Warren 1
29 at Youngsville 4
30 Seneca* 4
May
3 at Girard 4
6 at Northwestern* 4
8 North East* 4
10 at Central Tech 2:30
13 Strong Vincent 4
16 Titusville 4
18 at Conneaut 2
*Region 5 games

Softball
Coach (season, record): Chris Santabene (3rd season, 15-23)
2012 overall record: 5-13
2012 region record (place): 4-12 (seventh)
2012 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 playoffs.
Top players lost: Carly Bitters, Libby Clark, MaryGrace Fitzmaurice, Emily Curtis, Ashley Cosme, Natalie Rutkowski
Top returning players: Chelsea Czerwinski, Jenna Skarupski, Jennifer Cho, Kaitlin Wojnarowski, Sirena Plott, Sarah Barbale, Olivia Zamiroski
Assistant coaches: Jim Ritzel, Bob Farrell
Outlook: Mercyhurst Prep went through a tough 2012 season with five wins and overcoming graduation losses will be tough this season. Carly Bitters, Libby Clark, MaryGrace Fitzmaurice, Emily Curtis, Ashley Cosme and Natalie Rutkowski are gone to graduation and will leave big holes to fill. The Lakers have some experience back in Chelsea Czerwinski, Jenna Skarupski, Jennifer Cho, Kaitlin Wojnarowski, Sirena Plott, Sarah Barbale and Olivia Zamiroski. The returning group will need to lead a young Lakers team. Madeline Breski, Morgan Wawrzyniak, Brooke Lutterbaugh, Kayla Scheffner and Chelsey Bielanin are new players to the varsity level this season and could help out right away for Mercyhurst. Region 7 is loaded with Class AAA and AAAA powers and the Lakers have a tough task ahead of them to rebuild. Breski and Wawrzyniak are new to the team but both could see time on the mound as freshmen. Mercyhurst is young and inexperienced, but building the program up might be more important than winning games this season. If the Lakers can deal with tough opponents and gain valuable experience, they could be a surprise team near the end of this season and next year as well.

Schedule
April
1 at Iroquois PPD
2 at Warren* PPD
9 at McDowell* L, 0-10 5 innings
11 Fort LeBoeuf* PPD
15 Central Tech* 4
18 at East* 4
20 at Villa Maria 11 a.m.
23 Strong Vincent* 4
25 Warren* 4
30 at Central Tech* 4
May
2 McDowell* 4
7 at Fort LeBoeuf* 4
10 Girard 4
13 at Harbor Creek 4
14 East* 4
16 at Strong Vincent* 4
*Region 7 games

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: April 14th, 2013

Mercer Mustangs
Baseball
Coach (season, record): Jack Thorn (7th season, 42-85)
2012 overall record: 5-14
2012 region record (place): 1-9 (sixth)
2012 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 playoffs.
Top players lost: Graydon Emhoff, Joel Solomon, Jake Dominquez
Top returning players: Danny Miller, Zach Wimer, Nate Guiler, Ryan Thorn, Cody Blose, Landen Glass , Dylan Angermeier, Zane O’Brien, Logan Clarke
Assistant coaches: Andy Kohl, E.J. Thorn
Outlook: Region 2 became even tougher in the offseason with a shakeup. Mercer will have to deal a tougher schedule as the Mustangs try to rebuild this season. Mercer graduated three key players in Graydon Emhoff, Joel Solomon and Jake Dominquez. Emhoff was a four-year starter, while Solomon was a three-year starter at shortstop. Dominquez was not only an important leader as a catcher, he was Mercer’s leading hitter. The Mustangs will turn to several experienced players to lead a young team. Danny Miller, Zach Wimer, Nate Guiler, Ryan Thorn, Cody Blose, Landen Glass , Dylan Angermeier, Zane O’Brien and Logan Clarke are all back this season. Miller, Wimer and Guiler are returning outfielders along with Thorn, who could play second, shortstop or catcher. Blose and Glass are returning infielders along with outfielder Angermeier. O’Brien is back but is recovering from an injury. He may not be back until May. Clarke is another player that could play any position, while Brayton Edwards and Jonathan Scheidhauer are new players that could contribute this season. Mercer has worked hard in the offseason to develop its pitching and replacing the offense lost to graduation will be key. The Mustangs will need several players to step up in the batting order and several pitchers to pitch well this season for Mercer to climb out of the basement in Region 2.

Schedule
April
1 Jamestown W, 8-3
3 at West Middlesex* L, 0-7
4 Grove City L, 0-9
5 at Sharon* L, 4-5 9 innings
8 Hickory* L, 3-8 10 innings
10 at Commodore Perry* PPD
15 Reynolds* 4
17 at Wilmington* 4
22 Sharpsville* 4
24 West Middlesex* 4
26 at Lakeview 4
29 Sharon* 4
May
1 at Hickory* 4
3 at Kennedy Catholic 4
6 Commodore Perry* 4
8 at Reynolds* 4
13 Wilmington* 4
15 at Sharpsville* 4
*Region 2 games

Softball
2012 overall record: 8-10
2012 region record (place): 1-5 (tied for third)
2012 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 playoffs.

Note: A preview was not submitted by the head coach.

Schedule
April
2 at Slippery Rock W, 16-5 5 innings
4 West Middlesex W, 6-5
6 at Reynolds W, 14-4
8 Sharpsville L, 5-6
9 Lakeview* L, 1-4
11 Sharon* W, 4-0
16 at Jamestown* 4
20 Slippery Rock 11 a.m.
23 Wilmington* 4
26 at Lakeview* 4
27 at Hickory 11 a.m.
30 at Sharon* 4
May
2 at West Middlesex 4
6 Reynolds 4
7 Jamestown* 4
8 at Commodore Perry 4
14 at Wilmington* 4
16 Grove City 4
*Region 2 games

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: April 11th, 2013

Meadville Bulldogs
Baseball
Coach (season): Bruce Stewart (1st season)
2012 overall record: 11-9
2012 region record (place): 6-4 (second)
2012 playoff results: Lost to Cathedral Prep 16-1 in the District 10 Class AAA quarterfinals.
Top players lost: Corey Lynn, Harry Boyer, Matt Thompson, Alex Glatch, Tyler Lynch, Colton MccCurdy
Top returning players: Ted Williams, Thomas McCloskey, Duncan Brode
Assistant coaches: Dana Scheppleman, Jason Bustamante, Brian Price
Outlook: Meadville will be under new direction this season as Bruce Stewart takes over. The Bulldogs will have to replace plenty of talented players this season. Corey Lynn, Alex Glatch and Tyler Lynch all graduated, while Colton McCurdy is not playing and Harry Boyer (Jamestown) and Matt Thompson (Saegertown) both transferred. Glatch was a first-team outfielder, while Thompson was voted to the first team as a pitcher. Lynn was a second-team first baseman and is a big loss in the starting lineup for the Bulldogs. Meadville returns Ted Williams, Thomas McCloskey and Duncan Brode this season. Williams was voted to the all-region second team at second base and is making to shift to shortstop this season. He is a team captain and is getting plenty of collegiate interest. McCloskey is a junior pitcher and outfielder, while Brode is another team captain at catcher. Meadville will need to receive big efforts from new players this season. Freshman Trevor Smith could step in and pitch right away along with classmate Dominik Pruskowski and Kyle Hopkins. Junior Zach Grill could see time in the infield and could have a breakout season. Meadville returns only three seniors this year and may lean on three freshman to help out. Developing the pitching staff will be huge this season with only varsity pitcher back this year. The Bulldogs had a rough spring trip but as they gain experience and play more games together, they could be building the program back up for the future.

Schedule
March
23 Allderdice L, 6-16
23 South Park L, 1-16
April
8 Titusville L, 1-2
10 Slippery Rock* 3:30
12 at Maplewood 4
16 at Saegertown 4
17 at Conneaut* 4
19 Grove City* 3:30
22 at Fort LeBoeuf 3:30
24 Oil City* 3:30
26 at Slippery Rock* 4
29 Maplewood 3:30
May
2 Fort LeBoeuf 3:30
3 Saegertown 3:30
6 Conneaut* 3:30
8 at Grove City* 4
13 at Oil City* 4
17 at Titusville 4
*Region 6 games

Softball
Coach (season): Jim Moats (1st season)
2012 overall record: 1-16
2012 region record (place): 1-9 (sixth)
2012 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 playoffs.
Top players lost: None
Top returning players: Courtney Woods, Jazlyn Parker, Cassidy Nottingham, Billee Myers, Taylor Nottingham, Jordan Boca-Wimer, Megan Alexander, Alex Smith, Taryne Stephenson
Assistant coach: Corrine Livingston
Outlook: Much like the baseball team, the Meadville softball team is looking for success under a new head coach. Jim Moats has coached at several levels, including the Mercyhurst Prep varsity. Meadville had a young team last year and didn’t lost much to graduation. Courtney Woods, Jazlyn Parker, Cassidy Nottingham, Billee Myers, Taylor Nottingham, Jordan Boca-Wimer, Megan Alexander, Alex Smith and Taryne Stephenson are all back this season. Myers was voted to the all-region second team at pitcher last season and will be in the mix for innings along with Nottingham, Alexis Rhoades and Victoria Ketcham. Woods will anchor the pitching staff behind the plate, while Boca-Wimer and Nikki Luoma are competing for the spot as well. Almost every returning player is competing for a starting job, making for an interesting start to camp and the season. The Bulldogs are in a tough region, which now includes Corry and natural rival Conneaut. Meadville might start over this season but with the players buying into a new system, look out for the Bulldogs over the next few years.

Schedule
April
5 Rocky Grove L, 0-6
9 Slippery Rock* W, 19-4
11 Hickory* 4:30
15 at Cochranton 4
16 at Grove City* 4
18 Corry* 4:30
20 Franklin 11 a.m.
23 at Conneaut* 4
25 at Slippery Rock* 4
29 Maplewood 4:30
30 at Hickory* 4
May
2 at Rocky Grove 4
3 Cochranton 4:30
7 Grove City* 4:30
9 at Corry* 4
14 Conneaut* 4:30
17 at Franklin 4
*Region 6 games

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: April 11th, 2013

McDowell Trojans
Baseball
Coach (season, record): Mike Hayes (17th season, 248-89)
2012 overall record: 19-4
2012 region record (place): 8-0 (champion)
2012 playoff results: Defeated Strong Vincent 9-2 to win the District 10 Class AAAA championship. McDowell then defeated Allderdice 9-2 in a PIAA subregional before losing to Mount Lebanon 7-4 in the first round of the PIAA playoffs.
Top players lost: Ryan Kaverman, Ryan Platz, Luke Nientimp, Alex Margraf, Matt Sardini
Top returning players: Jake Wolfe, Mark Fuchs, Riley Warren, Jake Suppa, Tyler Mello, Brian Bohman, Zack Borsa, Matt Hansen, Cody Ballay, Mark Kightlinger, James Achille
Assistant coaches: Joe Daoust, Tom Hansen, Mike Lombardi, Joe Frey, Tom Mello
Outlook: McDowell continues to dominate the highest class in District 10 and is looking for another D-10 championship this season. The Trojans will have some big holes to fill, including Ryan Kaverman, Ryan Platz, Luke Nientimp, Alex Margraf, Matt Sardini. Kaverman hit .328 with 20 RBIs and was voted to the all-region first team at first base. He also went 5-1 with a 1.22 ERA on the mound. Platz hit .311 with 18 RBIs, while Nientimp is competing for Tennessee Tech. Nientimp went 5-3 with a 3.25 ERA and was voted to the all-region first team at third base and at pitcher. Margraf hit .444 with 24 RBIs and 25 runs scored to be voted to the first team at shortstop and Sardini hit .310 with 18 runs scored. He was voted to the all-region second team at outfield. McDowell has some experience to lean on this spring. Seniors Jake Wolf, Mark Fuchs, Riley Warren, Jake Suppa, Tyler Mello, Brian Bohman and Zack Borsa are back along with juniors Matt Hansen, Cody Ballay, Mark Kightlinger and James Achille. Suppa is a returning all-region first-team designated hitter, while Warren is a second-team outfielder and Borsa is a second-team utility player. McDowell will look to execute on offense and applying to defense will be key. The pitching staff and defense are strong this season and if the Trojans’ offense can step up, McDowell could be a dangerous team in the state playoffs. Borsa, Ballay, Fuchs and Nick Christensen are in line to pitch, while Bohman, Wolf, Mello, Suppa, Hansen, Warren and Kightlinger look like starters in the lineup along with Borsa and Ballay when they aren’t pitching. McDowell started the season with some impressive wins against out of town teams and the Trojans have loaded their schedule up, once again.

Schedule
March
26 Bay Port (Wisc.) W, 7-2
27 Clarkstown (N.Y.) W, 13-11
April
3 at Butler W, 7-2
5 at Saegertown L, 4-10
6 at Upper St. Clair W, 9-3
6 at North Allegheny L, 1-4
10 at Central Tech* PPD
12 Strong Vincent* 4
15 at Warren 4
17 East* 4
20 St. Edward (Ohio) 10 a.m.
20 St. Joseph’s (N.Y.) 7
22 at Grove City 4
25 Cathedral Prep* 7
26 Central Tech* 4
27 Saegertown noon
May
1 at Strong Vincent* 4
7 at East* 4
13 at Cathedral Prep* 6:30
17 General McLane 4
*Region 8 games

Softball
Coach (season, record): Maureen Bailey (4th season, 37-30)
2012 overall record: 12-10
2012 region record (place): 9-7 (fifth)
2012 playoff results: Defeated Strong Vincent 12-2 to win the District 10 Class AAAA championship. McDowell then defeated Brashear 7-1 in a PIAA play-in game before losing to Canon-McMillan 4-0 in the first round.
Top players lost: Ashley Samluk, Chrissy Loader, Sydne Pollifrone, Steph Baltes
Top returning players: Tara Carone, Mackenzie Hewett, Crystal Flagg, Lexi Fuller, Jenna Pecar, Emily Lojewski, Cailin Kolb, Courtney Krahe
Assistant coaches: Joanna Keller, Casee Piquet, Jolene Gerlach
Outlook: McDowell rolled to another District 10 Class AAAA championship last season. The Trojans have been a tough out in the PIAA playoffs and will look to make a deep run this season. McDowell will have to replace Ashley Samluk, Chrissy Loader, Sydne Pollifrone and Steph Baltes, who are gone to graduation. Samluk is playing for Slippery Rock this season and hit .299 as a senior. She was voted to the all-region second team at shortstop, while Loader is a second-team outfielder. Loader hit .418 as a senior, while Pollifrone and Baltes were big contributors as well. The Trojans have a young but experienced team back this year. Pitcher Mackenzie Hewett has been a standout pitcher for the past few years and will be a big key this season. Hewett had a 1.85 ERA and 182 strikeouts as a junior and held opponents to a .187 batting average. Tara Carone, Crystal Flagg, Lexi Fuller, Jenna Pecar, Emily Lojewski, Cailin Kolb and Courtney Krahe are all back as well. Carone hit .408 last year and had a .986 fielding percentage and Flagg hit .406 without committing an error. Hewett and Carone are back as a solid battery and Flagg and Carone make up one of the top hitting duos in the area. McDowell has a tough non-region schedule and plays in one of the toughest, if not the toughest, regions in District 10. The Trojans look like a heavy favorite to win the District 10 championship but how they progress this season will determine how far they can go in the PIAA playoffs.

Schedule
March
26 McMinn (Tenn.) W, 12-3
27 Morgantown (W.Va.) W, 7-2
April
4 at East* W, 22-0 3 innings
9 Mercyhurst Prep* W, 10-0 5 innings
11 Central Tech* 4
16 Strong Vincent* 4
18 at Warren* 4
20 at North Allegheny 1
23 Fort LeBoeuf* 4
24 Butler 4
26 Corry 4
27 Shaler 1
30 East* 4
May
2 at Mercyhurst Prep* 4
3 Saegertown 4
7 at Central Tech* 4
9 at Strong Vincent* 4
13 at Fairview 4
14 Warren* 4
16 at Fort LeBoeuf* 4
*Region 7 games

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: March 29th, 2013

Maplewood Tigers
Baseball
Coach (season, record): Robert Finkbeiner (3rd season, 11-20)
2012 overall record: 7-10
2012 region record (place): 4-4 (third)
2012 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 playoffs.
Top players lost: Eric Willey, Connor Maloney, Joel Mowris
Top returning players: Nate Klingler, Josh Kohnen, Isaiah Stearns, Carl Douglas, Alex Reagle, Stephen Reed, Henry Coyle, Noah Marvin, Zach Eimer
Assistant coaches: Matt Crocker, John Wiley
Outlook: Maplewood has improved since Robert Finkbeiner took over the program in 2011. The Tigers will look to keep that momentum going with a young team this spring. Maplewood has only three seniors on the roster and will have to replace Eric Willey, Connor Maloney and Joel Mowris. Willey and Maloney graduated and Mowris moved to Cochranton. The Tigers have a strong group back, including Nate Klingler, Josh Kohnen, Isaiah Stearns, Carl Douglas, Alex Reagle, Stephen Reed, Henry Coyle, Noah Marvin and Zach Eimer. Klingler was voted to the all-region second team at pitcher last year and will lead the pitching staff this season. Klingler will step behind the plate to catch when not on the mound. Kohnen, Coyle and Eimer will man the outfield and Stearns, Douglas and Marvin will anchor the infield. Freshman Dalton Fosburg leads a group of new players that could make an impact right away. Fosburg could start at second base, while Kyle Nuhfer, Wyatt Wright, Logan Dempsey, Ricky Bienio, Kyle Weldon and Caleb McAdams could help out right away. Reagle, Reed, Eimer, Fosburg, Nuhfer and Joel Robison could all pitch for Maplewood this season. The Tigers have a young team but they have some experience to lean on. Maplewood is in a tough region but developing the program and winning games could turn into a playoff spot down the line.

Schedule
March
29 at Eisenhower 4
April
4 Meadville 4
6 at West Middlesex 1
9 Saegertown* 4
15 at Cambridge Springs* 4
17 Cochranton* 4
22 Union City* 4
24 at Saegertown* 4
29 at Meadville 3:30
May
1 Eisenhower 4
2 at Youngsville 4
3 East 4
7 Cambridge Springs* 4
9 at Cochranton* 4
14 at Union City* 4
*Region 3 games

Softball
Coach (season): Hannah Parker (1st season)
2012 overall record: 12-6
2012 region record (place): 11-5 (third)
2012 playoff results: Lost to Iroquois 10-0 in the District 10 Class AA quarterfinals.
Top players lost: Emma Parker, Mary Fultz
Top returning players: Kendra Turner, Taylor Smith, Emily Merritt, Laura Kirk, Abby Sansom, Maddy Nicols, Caitlyn Hartman
Assistant coaches: Beth Proper, Mark Parker, Phil Smith
Outlook: Maplewood will look to a new coach this season in Hannah Parker. She takes over a program that won 12 games last year but ran into a tough opponent in the playoffs. The Tigers will have to replace Emma Parker and Mary Fultz but they have almost everyone else back. Kendra Turner, Taylor Smith, Emily Merritt, Laura Kirk, Abby Sansom, Maddy Nicols and Caitlyn Hartman are back this spring to lead an experienced Maplewood team. Hartman was voted to the all-region first team at designated player last year and Smith is a first-team pitcher. Merritt was voted to the second team at catcher and Turner is a second-team first baseman. Turner, Sansom and Kirk will lead the infield, while Merritt along with underclassmen Laurel Smith, Molly Bernoski, Chelsea Hasbrouck and Alyssa Proper taking over in the outfield. Smith will pitch and play an important role for the Tigers this season. Brianna Proudfoot and Ruth Fultz are also new players that could contribute this season. Maplewood has plenty of experience, leadership and work ethic but low numbers could be a problem. Maplewood is in an interesting region with several playoff contenders and with how competitive Class AA has become, the Tigers will need a big performance this season to return to the postseason.

Schedule
March
29 at Eisenhower 4
April
4 Meadville 4
6 at West Middlesex 1
8 North East 4
9 Saegertown* 4
15 at Cambridge Springs* 4
17 Cochranton* 4
22 Union City* 4
24 at Saegertown* 4
29 at Meadville 4:30
May
1 Eisenhower 4
2 at Youngsville 4
7 Cambridge Springs* 4
9 at Cochranton* 4
14 at Union City* 4
*Region 3 games

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: March 28th, 2013

Lakeview Sailors
Baseball
Coach (season, record): Bill Beith (15th season, 129-124-1)
2012 overall record: 5-14
2012 region record (place): 2-6 (fourth)
2012 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 playoffs.
Top player lost: Derek Giovengo
Top returning players: Austin Slater, Shane Whitehouse, Andrew Parimuha, Zack Bigley, Logan Snyder
Assistant coaches: Derek Sumner, Troy Snyder, Josh Friters
Outlook: Lakeview’s status went through some changes in the offseason as the Sailors moved down to Class A and changed regions to Region 1. Lakeview could become a contender right away with an experienced team back. The Sailors graduated second-team all-region pitcher Derek Giovengo but have everyone else back. Andrew Parimuha is a returning first-team desginated hitter and Zack Bigley returns after being voted to the first team at utility as a sophomore. Logan Snyder had a breakout freshman season to be voted to the all-region second team at catcher and Shane Whitehouse is a second-team second baseman. Austin Slater returns after an all-region junior season at third base. All five are projected to start and be big contributors this season, while Lakeview could also start Jake Elder, Jake Heim, Keith Kepner and Shane Ryder in the outfield in different capacities. Bigley, Snyder, Slater, Elder, Whitehouse and Brandon Persch could all see innings on the mound to help replace Giovengo. The Sailors have leadership, experience and won’t have to worry about some of the Crawford County powers this season in region play. As long as Lakeview continues to build chemistry and develop its pitching staff, the Sailors could be making a serious run at the District 10 Class A championship.

Schedule
April
2 at Sharpsville 4
3 Cochranton 4
8 Rocky Grove* 4
10 North East 4
12 West Middlesex 4
15 at Jamestown* 4
19 at Wilmington 4
22 at Kennedy Catholic* 4
26 Mercer 4
29 at Rocky Grove* 4
May
3 Reynolds 4
6 Jamestown* 4
10 East 4
13 Kennedy Catholic* 4
17 at Cambridge Springs 4
*Region 1 games

Softball
Coach (season): Chad Proper (7th season)
2012 overall record: 2-18
2012 region record (place): 1-15 (ninth)
2012 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 playoffs.
Top players lost: Chastity McCloskey, Brittany Smith
Top returning players: Katie Watts, Kala Mahen, Salena Stutzman, Natalie Grant
Assistant coaches: Rob Lewis, Kevin Watts
Outlook: Lakeview will change regions this season as the Sailors leave the Crawford County region and head south to Region 2. The Sailors lost two standout players to graduation in Chastity McCloskey and Brittany Smith. McCloskey handled the pitching staff behind the plate and Smith was the starting shortstop. Salena Stutzman will step in at shortstop and Natalie Grant at catcher. They will be counted on to contribute this season along with pitchers Katie Watts and Kala Mahen. Watts and Mahen will likely find a place on the field when the other is pitching. Lakeview could also receive help from new players Katie McClelland and Madison Barish. Coach Chad Proper is looking for his two pitchers to stay healthy this season, which could keep the Sailors in the mix for the Region 2 title or a playoff spot. Lakeview has experience but the Sailors will need to keep developing to climb out of the bottom of the region standings and make a push for a postseason spot.

Schedule
April
2 at Sharpsville 4
3 Cochranton 4
8 Farrell 4
9 at Mercer* 4
12 West Middlesex 4
16 at Sharon* 4
18 Wilmington* 4
22 Grove City 4
23 Jamestown* 4
26 Mercer* 4
29 at Rocky Grove 4
May
1 Commodore Perry 4
7 Sharon* 4
9 at Wilmington* 4
14 at Jamestown* 4
16 at Farrell 4
17 at Cambridge Springs 4
*Region 2 games

–Tom Reisenweber

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