Leader Times Roundup: Strong offense lifts Leechburg baseball over Springdale
TribLIVE Sports Videos
A formidable foursome provided Leechburg's baseball team the bulk of its offense during a Section 4-A road win over Springdale on Tuesday.
Mike Koleny drove in three runs, and Wesley Gibson, Quinten Wolfgang and Tyler Dubovi each had two RBI in the 12-8 victory for the Blue Devils (2-3, 2-2), who scored nine of their runs in the third and fourth innings combined. Dubovi also earned the win as the pitcher for the Blue Devils.
Springdale (3-3, 1-1) scored three runs each in the fourth and sixth innings.
Freeport 8, Burrell 4 — Ethan McCormick went the distance for the Yellowjackets (6-1, 4-1) and finished with nine strikeouts in the Section 3-AA win. With the bases loaded in the top of second, Damon Smith laced a three-run double down the left-field line to break the game open for Freeport.
Robbie Miller had three hits, including a double.
Burrell (2-5, 2-2) trailed, 8-1, after three innings.
Indiana 16, Kittanning 5 (5 inn.) — Kittanning (1-6) trailed, 6-2, through three innings but allowed Indiana (8-2) to score 10 in the bottom of the fourth during the nonsection game.
Apollo-Ridge 7-15, Shady Side Academy 3-1 — In the first half of a doubleheader, Sammy Geracia doubled for Apollo-Ridge (2-5, 2-5), which scored all of its runs in the first four innings in the seven-inning Section 3-AA win over Shady Side Academy (0-8, 0-8). In the mercy-rule victory, Geracia doubled, tripled, homered and drove in four runs, and Dana Speranza doubled twice and had four RBI for the Vikings.
Leechburg 15, Springdale 0 (3 inn.) — Kenzie Young hit a two-run homer and struck out eight to pick up the win as Leechburg (5-1, 5-1) defeated Springdale (1-6, 1-5) in Section 3-A.
Lindsey Rowe went 4 for 4 and drove in two runs, and Miranda Reesman hit a two-run double and finished with three RBI.
Missy Jones added a two-run double for Leechburg.
Deer Lakes 6, Ford City 0 — Tiffany Edwards hit a two-run double in the bottom of the first for Deer Lakes (8-0, 7-0) in the Section 3-AA home win over Ford City (4-4, 4-4). As the winning pitcher, she finished with 11 strikeouts and three hits allowed.
Hannah Blinn also drove in two runs for Deer Lakes.
Burrell 10, Freeport 0 (5 inn.) — Claire Fisher surrendered only three hits and struck out six as Burrell (7-1, 7-1) rolled to a Section 3-AA win over Freeport (6-3, 6-3). Fisher also hit a two-run triple, and Haley Kuzmirek hit a three-run homer.
Each of Freeport's previous two losses was decided by one run.
Penn Hills 3, West Shamokin 0 — Damon Craig finished with seven kills, and Kevin Kaplon had five kills and three blocks for points during the nonsection loss for West Shamokin (3-3), which fell by scores of 25-23, 25-18 and 29-27. Setter Matt Marsh had 19 assists and 10 service points.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.