TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Leader Times roundup: Rocco, Retzer dominate on mound in wins

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Top high school sports
By Staff Reports
Thursday, April 4, 2013, 11:03 p.m.
 

The K's kept coming for seniors Anthony Rocco and Justin Retzer on Thursday afternoon.

West Shamokin's Rocco and Ford City's Retzer each finished with 16 strikeouts in Section 3-AA-opening wins for their respective teams.

Retzer's complete-game performance on the mound allowed Ford City to overcome underwhelming offensive production in a 2-1 win over Freeport.

He held the Yellowjackets to five hits.

Rocco tied his own team record during the Wolves' season-opening 10-2 victory over Summit Academy, which finished with five hits.

He had just one walk.

Retzer will continue his baseball career at West Liberty University. Rocco will play at Mount Aloysius.

Ford City 2, Freeport 1 — Mike Fennell drew a bases-loaded walk that allowed Aaron Shaner to score the game-deciding run for Ford City (1-1, 1-0).

Robbie Miller starred for Freeport (0-1, 0-1), and went 4 for 4 with an RBI triple in the bottom of the seventh and kept the score close with his pitching.

West Shamokin 10, Summit Academy 2 — Travis Anderson hit a bases-loaded double during a four-run top of the fifth inning for West Shamokin (1-0, 1-0). Anderson finished with three RBI.

Rocco also doubled for the Wolves, who had six hits.

Summit Academy (0-1, 0-1) scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to break the shutout.

Kittanning 8, Redbank Valley 4 — Kittanning (1-0), which had three hits, took advantage of 11 walks in a nonsection home win. Blake Davis earned four walks, scored three runs and stole two bases for the Wildcats, while Sam Keibler drove in two runs.

Redbank Valley (1-1) twice scored on wild pitches.

Softball

Kittanning 10, Knoch 3 — Courtney Edwards held Knoch (4-3, 0-1) to five hits and went 3 for 4 at the plate with a home run and a double for Kittanning (1-0, 1-0) in its Section 5-AAA and season opener.

Terra Schall and Nicole Johnson each doubled twice during 3-for-5 performances.

Schall drove in four runs. Johnson and Edwards each had two RBI.

Freeport 15, Valley 3 (6 inn.) — Emily Lindsey crushed everything she came across at the plate, as she went 4 for 4 with a double, two triples and a grand slam in a Section 3-AA win for Freeport (2-1, 2-1).

Lindsey drove in eight runs. Taylor Massart and Karlie Hill each homered and doubled.

Valley (0-2, 0-2) led, 2-0, after two innings.

Burrell 13, Ford City 3 (6 inn.) — Kelsey Oddis drove in six runs and doubled during a 3-for-4 performance at the plate for Burrell (2-0, 2-0) in a Section 3-AA win.

Haley Kuzmirek also was 3 for 4 with a double.

Ford City (1-1, 1-1) led, 3-0, after the first inning. Bethany Meyer, Karlee Smith and Jenna Wolsonovich each scored. Wolsonovich also drove in a run.

Deer Lakes 16, Apollo-Ridge 0 (4 inn.) — Tiffany Edwards held Apollo-Ridge (0-1, 0-1) hitless and struck out eight to help Deer Lakes (3-0, 2-0) to a Section 3-AA win.

Boys volleyball

Deer Lakes 3, West Shamokin 0 — West Shamokin dropped to 1-1 in Section 2-AA as it lost to Deer Lakes (2-1, 2-1) by scores of 25-14, 25-12 and 25-16.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Roundup: PUC schedules hearings for FirstEnergy rate increase; New-home sales almost flat in September; more
  2. Linebacker Harrison coming along slowly since return to Steelers
  3. Central Valley gains measure of revenge on No. 1 West Allegheny
  4. High school roundup: Mars upsets No. 4 Hampton in GAC
  5. Fire at Flight 93 National Memorial hints at struggle to safeguard historic artifacts
  6. Corbett, Wolf resort to sticks, stones to attract attention
  7. Running back depth, defense carries Thomas Jefferson past West Mifflin
  8. Late TD lifts Penn Hills past Woodland Hills
  9. No. 4 Highlands wraps up perfect regular season
  10. Pens look to buck shots, goals trend
  11. Faulty air bags in 30M vehicles
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.