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Thomas Jefferson's Joe McHugh scores in the sixth inning against Ringgold after a wild pitch Monday, April 21, 2014, at Thomas Jefferson Field.
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Ringgold battled Thomas Jefferson hard, but couldn't push across any runs in a tough 4-0 Section 4-AAA defeat Monday.

The Rams (2-7, 0-7) had just four hits in the game, but coach Mike Sikorski said his team hit the ball very hard.

“We hit it hard all day, just right at somebody,” Sikorski said. “We deserved better. We're having a tough time getting a break.”

TJ (8-4, 7-2) made Ringgold starter Nick Maciejewski went five innings, giving up two runs on six hits.

Maciejewski had one of the Rams' hits, a double in the fourth inning.

TJ pitcher Daniel Stover went the distance, pitching a four-hitter with two strikeouts and two walks.

Eric Fairman had two hits for the Jaguars.

Burgettstown 10,Charleroi Area 9

The Cougars came back from an 8-1 deficit, only to lose the Section 2-AA game on an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh.

Charleroi (5-7, 4-5) trailed 9-1 going into the fifth when they scored three runs, then two in the sixth and three in the seventh to tie the score at 9-9.

“We made a nice comeback and it could have been a nice win, instead it's another tough loss because of mistakes,” said Charleroi coach Luke Mollis.

Burgettstown scored one run in the first inning without a hit and added six runs in the second on just two hits.

Sam Miceli had a double and two singles for Charleroi.

BV Area 12, Carrick 0

The Leps rolled in Section 4-AAA behind the three-hit shutout pitching of Nolan Stulock, who struck out seven and walked only two.

Meanwhile, BVA (7-4) did all of the scoring it needed with five runs in the first inning.

Evan Hannan had two hits while Matthew Bashioum and Jake Callaway each had doubles.

California Area 17,W. Greene 2

The Trojans (12-0, 6-0) swatted out 13 hits in the Section 1-A rout.

Cal scored six runs on five hits in the sixth inning.

Louden Conte had three hits and Jake Columbus two for the Trojans while Columbus and Gavin Anderson each knocked in four runs.

Winning pitcher Garritt Woodburn (3-0) gave up two hits with two strikeouts and no walks.

Frazier 9, Canevin 5

The Commodores (4-6, 3-2) scored eight runs in the fifth inning as they took over sole possession of second place in Section 2-A.

Roger Cline pitched six innings to get the win, giving up three hits with seven strikeouts and one walk.

Cline also had three hits for Frazier while teammates Zach Mastowski and Chaise Bertocci had two each. All three had two RBI, as did teammate Hunter Patterson.

Softball

Carmichaels 10,Frazier 1

The Lady Commodores (7-3, 7-2) were no match for Carmichaels (9-2, 7-1) in the showdown for first place in Section 2-A.

The winners scored four runs in the first inning and Lady Mikes' hurler Erica Burns fired a three-hitter with 16 strikeouts.

BV Area 14,L. Highlands 1

The Lady Leps (4-8) rolled in the non-section game as Sarah Simsic fired a five-hitter with three strikeouts.

Kaitlyn Faiola had a single and home run, Ashley Seman a single and double and Mackenzie Taylor a homer for BVA.

Elizabeth Forward 11,South Park 1

EF (9-3, 6-1) rolled in Section 3-AAA as Lauren Matthews scattered six hits with four strikeouts and three walks.

EF had nine hits with McKenna Kern collecting three.

Jeff Oliver is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2666 or joliver@tribweb.com.

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