NEW CASTLE —
Neshannock pounded out 14 hits in a Section 4-A road decision over Union.
The game was stopped after three innings because of the mercy rule.
Madison Shaffer paced the Lady Lancers’ offensive attack with three hits and three RBIs.
Marissa DeMatteo contributed two hits and two RBIs. She slugged a two-run homer in the first inning, her first blast of the season.
Alexandra Fischer, Madison Altmyer and Cassidy Burrelli also posted two hits each. Altmyer drove in three runs and Fischer added a pair.
Shaffer (4-0) recorded the win. She tossed the first two innings, allowing two hits and an unearned run with no walks and two strikeouts.
Union (1-3, 1-3) had two hits, both coming in the first inning.
Neshannock (4-0, 4-0) tallied 11 runs in the first inning and six more in the second.
The Lady Scots plated a marker in the first.
Jaynna Johnston took the loss. Johnston pitched all three innings, giving up 14 hits and 17 runs. She notched two strikeouts with a pair of walks.
Ellwood City 11,
New Castle 8
The Lady Wolverines registered 14 hits and belted two home runs in capturing a Section 1-AAA road win over the Lady ’Canes.
Shaelyn Barrett had three hits, including a home run for Ellwood City. Barrett had a two-run homer in the first and she drove in four runs.
Lauren Stiles contributed three hits for the winners, while Mallory Swogger added two hits, including a home run. Swogger had a two-run homer in the fifth and knocked in three runs.
Skyla Greco and Summer Maine had two hits each for the victors.
Greco picked up the win. She started and worked three innings. Greco gave up three hits and six runs — all earned — with five walks and two strikeouts.
Shannon Dudich and Abba Frengel notched two hits each for New Castle, which tallied nine total. Dudich delivered a two-run homer in the first inning, her first blast of the season. She added two RBIs as well.
Each team scored two runs in the first inning. The Lady Wolverines took a 3-2 lead in the second and the Lady ’Canes countered with five markers in the bottom of the frame.
Dudich (0-1) took the loss. She pitched two innings in relief, giving up seven hits and five runs — all earned — with two strikeouts and a pair of walks.
“I was very pleased with the hitting,” New Castle coach Leah Ann Williams said. “I saw a lot of good things, we just need to regroup.”