Daily Courier roundup: Southmoreland, Mt. Pleasant earn section victories
A.J. Gaffney singled twice, doubled and knocked in a pair of runs as the Southmoreland baseball team picked up a Section 4-AA win over visiting South Allegheny, 5-2, on Friday. Doug Leighty doubled and drove in two runs for the Scotties (3-2, 1-1). Brian Schaeffer pitched a complete game and recorded four strikeouts to get the win.
Cullen McGinnis doubled for South Allegheny (2-3, 0-2). Derek Vargo was the losing pitcher.
Mt. Pleasant 17, Uniontown 13 (8 inn.) — Luke Liprando had four hits, including a triple and a double, and Mitch Matlas smacked a three-run homer as the Vikings (3-2, 1-0) opened Section 2-AAA action with an eight-inning win. Ryan Hudec, Marcus Malara, Seth Wright and Joey Paul each doubled for Mt. Pleasant. Jake Adamrovich was the winning pitcher.
Zack Stashick had four singles and was the losing pitcher for the Red Raiders (2-5, 0-2). Luke Wallace connected for two doubles. Cody Karpiak and Tyler Conaway each doubled.
California 10, Frazier 3 — Michael Luketich and Jacob Columbus each doubled and drove in two runs as the Trojans (6-2) tallied a nonsection win. Aaron Previsky also drove in two runs for California. Brian Fisher tossed a complete game with six strikeouts to get the win.
Blake Herron suffered the loss for the Commodores (0-3).
Norwin 10, Connellsville 0 — Noah Smith recorded nine strikeouts and was the winning pitcher as Norwin knocked off visiting Connellsville in Section 2-AAAA. Dom Farina and CJ Melocchi each doubled for the Knights (1-1, 1-1). Norwin scored six runs in the sixth inning.
Trevor Farrell was on the mound and took the loss for the Falcons (1-1, 0-1).
Jefferson-Morgan 13,Geibel 3 (5 inn.) — Tyler Bowman tripled and Jordan Dicks and Josh Bissett each doubled as the Rockets (2-1) won in five innings in a nonsection game. Dom Cage was the winning pitcher.
Matt Mammarella was the losing pitcher for the Gators (0-3).
Carmichaels 5, Frazier 4 — Kelsey Holp tripled and singled, and Paige Hotz ripped a pair of doubles, but the Commodores (3-1, 2-1) dropped a one-run decision in Section 2-A. Monica Joseph tripled. Andrea Lash was the losing pitcher.
Lauren Osborne and Regina Menhart each doubled for the Mikes (7-1, 3-0). Erica Burns was the winning pitcher.
Penn-Trafford 4, Connellsville 2 — Cassie Szmyd singled twice and doubled as the Warriors (3-2, 2-1) claimed a Section 1-AAAA win. Jess Zavolta doubled, and Frankie Ponziani notched five strikeouts to earn the win. Jackie Cramer took the loss for the Falcons (1-1, 1-1).
Southmoreland 5, McGuffey 0— Tyler Fox, Kevin Bundridge and Luke Zeleznik won at first through third singles, respectively, to help the Scotties (8-0, 5-0) defeat visiting McGuffey in Section 1-AA. Davis Simon and Henry Riley won at first doubles. Adam Hernley and Adam Snyder recorded a win at second doubles.
Brownsville 3, Mt. Pleasant 2— Hunter Rinaldi garnered a win at second singles, but the Vikings (3-2, 3-2) dropped a Section 1-AA decision. Jeremy Simms and Noah Chovanec grabbed a win at first doubles for Mt. Pleasant.