A-K Valley roundup: St. Joseph's Gamble tosses no-hitter in debut
St. Joseph's Gamble paid off in a big way Friday.
Senior right-hander Chris Gamble made the most of his mound debut, no-hitting Summit Academy in a 12-0, five-inning victory at Agan Park.
Gamble struck out eight and walked one as the Spartans improved to 2-0.
Joey Luciana doubled and drove in three runs for St. Joseph, which put the game away with a five-run fourth inning.
Burrell 9, Mt. Pleasant 3 — J.R. Andrejcik and Shawn Lamberton each went 3 for 4 with Lamberton driving in three runs to lead Burrell (3-0) to a nonsection victory. Justin Fleck and Corey Arabia each doubled for the Bucs, who put together a four-run second inning. Mt. Pleasant (1-2) committed four errors.
Bryant (Ark.) 2, Plum 0 — Will Kirkpatrick had one of Plum's two hits as he doubled in a loss to Bryant (Ark.) at the Walter Fuller Complex in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Alex Kiriloff had the other hit for Plum (0-1), which plays two games Saturday at McKechnie Field against Minnehaha Academy (Minn.).
Norwin 12, Valley 2 (6 inn.) — Norwin (2-0) put up six runs in the first inning and rolled past Valley in a nonsection game. Cody Stanoszek, J.J. Matijevic and Reno Rainey all hit solo home runs for the Knights.
Dom Guzzi doubled for Valley (1-1).
Yough 9, Springdale 4 — Yough (1-1) rallied from a 4-3 deficit to down Springdale (0-2) in a nonsection game in Herminie. Brandon Regotti tripled and drove in two runs while Joe Gilkey and Mike Allen also had RBI for the Cougars. Austin Kline went 3 for 3 for Springdale.
Kittanning 15, Redbank Valley 2 (5 inn.) — Zane Dudek hit a grand slam and finished with six RBI to help Kittanning to a nonsection win.
The Wildcats (1-1) managed a nine-run third inning. Donovan Wichowski drove in three runs for the Wildcats, and Sam Keibler added a pair of hits, including a double.
Valley 11, Apollo-Ridge 0 (5 inn.) — Courtney Toney pitched a shutout and had an RBI double, while Allie Aftanas hit a two-run double for Valley (1-1, 1-1) in a Section 3-AA home win. Dana Speranza doubled for Apollo-Ridge (0-2, 0-2), which had three hits.
Plum 15, Woodland Hills 5 (5 inn.) — Hannah Adamski homered twice and drove in four runs during a 3-for-4 day for Plum (2-0, 2-0) in the Section 2-AAAA win. Jordan Seneca went 2 for 2 with a homer, a double and four RBIs, Melissa LeClair finished 3 for 3 with a homer and three RBIs, and Samantha Billstone also went deep for the Mustangs. Rachael Adamski held Woodland Hills (0-1, 0-1) to three hits.
Hampton 12, Kittanning 6— Hampton (1-1, 1-0) won the Section 5-AAA opener as Rachel Pletz and Ashley Sheetz each drove in three runs. Sheetz homered for the Talbots. Terra Schall had three hits and two RBIs to lead Kittanning (0-2, 0-1).
Jeannette 3, Leechburg 1— Nicole Hall struck out nine and allowed only a fourth-inning run to lead Jeannette (2-1, 2-0) to a Section 3-A win at Leechburg. Lindsay Rowe allowed three unearned runs in the third inning while taking the loss for Leechburg (1-1, 1-1), which scored on an RBI single by Marissa George.