NEW CASTLE —
Hitting was on display for the Neshannock High softball team yesterday.
The Lady Lancers banged out 10 hits in a 14-8 WPIAL Section 4-A home win over South Side Beaver.
Cassidy Burrelli recorded three hits for Neshannock (2-0 section, 2-0 overall). Marissa DeMatteo, Alexandra Fischer and Gina Zingaro followed with two hits apiece for the winners.
Fischer knocked in three runs and DeMatteo added a pair.
“The hitting was OK. I expect us to get better,” Lady Lancers coach Tracy Kimmel said. “The at-bats overall weren’t bad. We have to play better in the field and we have to pitch better. I think we’ll be OK.”
Madison Shaffer (2-0) went the distance to earn the win. Shaffer allowed eight hits and eight runs — four earned — with nine strikeouts and five walks.
The Lady Rams (3-2, 4-2) scored two runs in the top of the first inning, while adding three in the second, one in the third, one in the sixth and one more in the seventh.
Neshannock answered with one in the first and eight more in the third for a 9-6 lead. The Lady Lancers tacked on one in the fourth and four more in the sixth.
Mazzanti wins four
New Castle’s Mike Mazzanti won four events in a 91-59 road decision over Central Valley.
Mazzanti won the 800, 1600, 1600 relay and 3200 relay events.
The Warriors won four events in a 83-67 road loss to Riverside.
Bruno Abersold (1600), Michael Kurtz (discus), Zach Shasteen (pole vault) and John Zagotti (triple jump) accounted for Mohawk’s victories.
Union’s Brady Stewart, Curtis Caughey and James Thomas won two events each in a 94-46 home loss to Beaver Falls.
Stewart won the 200 and long jump, while Caughey captured the shot put and discus events. Thomas tallied wins in the 110 hurdles and the triple jump.
Ellwood City Lincoln won all three relays as it notched an 89-61 triumph over host Shenango.
Keaton Docchio (100, 110 hurdles), Seth Zellhart (800, 3200 relay) and Alex Lough (300 hurdles, 3200 relay) registered two wins each for the Wolverines.
Tyler Root (200, long jump), Dom Westbay (shot put, discus) and David Waldschmidt (1600, 3200) paced Shenango.