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Roundup: Mercyhurst outlasts South Park

| Saturday, June 8, 2002

District 10 champion Mercyhurst Prep scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat WPIAL runner-up South Park, 4-3, in the PIAA Class AA quarterfinals Friday at Slippery Rock University.

Trailing 3-0, Mercyhurst Prep loaded the bases against South Park starter Jordan Abromovitz on a single and a pair of hit batsmen. Designated hitter Bob Ohmer hit a bloop double down the right-field line to score two runs and Aaron Tellers followed with a two-run single to center to give Mercyhurst Prep a 4-3 lead.

Abromovitz had limited Mercyhurst Prep to no runs on three hits in the first six innings.

Ohmer, who relieved winner Matt Driehorst to start the seventh, retired the side in order for the save.

South Park had taken a 1-0 lead in the second inning and went ahead 3-0 on an error and Tim Miller's RBI-single in the bottom of the seventh inning

Mercyhurst Prep (16-7) will play Lewistown on Monday in the PIAA Class AA PIAA semifinals. Lewistown beat Franklin, 9-4, on Friday.

South Park finishes its season at 16-6.

  • Greensburg Central Catholic 13, Carmichaels 3 — Junior shortstop Warren Schaeffer homered twice, singled and drove in six runs, as Greensburg Central Catholic advanced to the school's first PIAA Class A semifinal.

    Greensburg Central Catholic (16-3) will play Meyersdale, a 14-5 winner over Neshannock, in the PIAA semifinals Monday.

    Schaeffer hit a three-run home run in Greensburg Central Catholic's nine-run third inning, then added a two-run shot in the fourth. Carmichaels finished the season 17-3.

  • Moon-State College, ppd. — A soggy field at Pullman Park in Butler, still unplayable from Thursday's rain, forced the postponement of yesterday's game between Moon and State College.

    The PIAA quarterfinal game will be played at 6 p.m. today in Altoona The site change was the game's third in as many days. It was originally been scheduled for Indiana.

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  • Penns Valley 7, Chartiers-Houston 1 — Penns Valley (22-2) exploded for five runs in the top of the seventh to turn a close PIAA Class A quarterfinal game into a blowout.

    Chartiers-Houston got seven hits off of Penns Valley sophomore pitcher Christie Wiest, but left 13 runners on base.

    Junior shortstop Kari Lucas went 2 for 4 and drove in three runs for Penns Valley.

    Chartiers-Houston sophomore Jen Alderson pitched three perfect innings to start the game, but gave up seven runs, in part due to four errors.

    Penns Valley plays Northern Bedford (23-2) Monday in the PIAA semifinals.

  • Northwestern 3, Center 1 — Northwestern (20-5) scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie and clinch a spot in the PIAA Class AA semifinals against Bellefont (19-6).

    Center finished the season 21-3.

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