New Castle News
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.
Jacob Wilson posted wins in four events to lead Laurel to a 109-30 win over visiting Neshannock.
Wilson registered victories in the 400 relay, javelin, long jump and triple jump.
Rocco Fazio paced the Lancers with victories in the 100 and 200.
Jared Masters and Dwight Scott each won three events to lift Wilmington to a 95-55 win over visiting Reynolds.
Masters topped the 800, 1600 and the 3200 relay, while Scott won the 200, 300 hurdles and 400 relay.
New Castle wins tiebreaker
The Lady ’Canes and Central Valley tied with 75 points each, but New Castle earned the win on the second tiebreaker of second-place finishes.
Each team had nine first-place finishes for the first tiebreaker.
Caitlin Adamo (800, 1600, 1600 relay, 3200 relay) paced New Castle with four wins.
Lady Scots fall short
Abbey Kerr, Taryn Razo and Christina Noble notched two wins each for Union in a 69 1/2-57 1/2 home loss to Beaver Falls.
Kerr won the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, Razo recorded triumphs in the shot put and discus, while Noble notched verdicts in the javelin and triple jump.
Courtney Clark and Maria Fleck won three events apiece to lift the Lady Warriors to an 80 1/2-69 1/2 road win over Riverside.
Clark captured the 800, 1600 relay and 3200 relay, while Fleck won the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and the 1600 relay.
Freshman Miranda Schry tied the school record in the high jump and added three other victories to pace the host Lady Wildcats to a 119-31 win over Ellwood City.
Schry cleared 5-2 in the high jump to tie Alyssa Allwine and Shannon Lough, while topping the triple jump, long jump and 400 relay events.
Brooke Muntean led the Lady Wolverines with wins in the 100 and 200.
Jessica Conrad and Hailey Tammaro won three events apiece to pace the host Lady Spartans to a 109-30 triumph over Neshannock.
Conrad topped the 300 hurdles, the 1600 relay and the 3200 relay, while Tammaro was on the 400 relay, the 1600 relay and the 3200 relay.
Double winners Anna Frengel (shot put, discus) and Gianna Serignese (long jump, triple jump) paved the way for the Lady Lancers.
Lady ’Hounds win big
Hannah Drake secured four wins as host Wilmington cruised to a 116-28 victory over Reynolds.
Drake won the long jump, triple jump, 1600 relay and 3200 relay.