NEW CASTLE —
The Wilmington High baseball team needed extra innings to break through.
But once the Greyhounds hit the eighth inning, they couldn’t be stopped.
Wilmington recorded eight runs in the eighth inning in an 11-3 District 10, nonregion road win over West Middlesex on Saturday.
Ryan Brumbaugh (2-0) earned the win, tossing four innings in relief. He gave up one earned run.
Brumbaugh also delivered a solo home run for the Greyhounds (7-6).
Jimmy Pitzulo started and tossed four innings, allowing one earned run with nine strikeouts.
“Both of our pitchers did a great job,” Wilmington coach Garett Malinak said.
“Anthony Derrick and Travis Brumbaugh both played great games, offensively and defensively. They both had clutch hits, too.”
Laurel scored seven runs in the first inning and cruised to a WPIAL Section 5-AA win over visiting Freedom.
The game was stopped after three innings because of the mercy rule.
The Lady Spartans (3-9, 6-9) recorded 10 hits in the victory. They added four runs in the second inning and four more in the third.
Marissa Duddy (2-4) earned the win. Duddy allowed two hits with no walks and four strikeouts. She knocked in two runs as well.
Ellen Shaffer, a freshman, posted two hits and three RBIs. She socked a two-run homer in the first inning, her varsity blast.
Michaela Blank contributed two hits and two RBIs for the winners, while Brittany Grannis delivered a pair of RBIs.
“It was nice to finally get a good win,” Laurel coach Lori Krol said. “They play hard and their bats came alive and we strung a lot of hits together.
“We’re not giving up. We’re playing with a lot of heart.”
Taylor Yarletts and Samantha Carr slugged first-inning home runs for Mohawk in a Section 5-AA home win over Beaver.
The Lady Warriors (9-3, 11-5) scored six runs in the pivotal first inning.
“We came ready to hit the ball,” Mohawk coach Pam Beatty said. “We got quite a few hard hits in that first inning and that was good.”
Yarletts notched three hits, including a three-run homer for the Lady Warriors. She added four RBIs. Carr clubbed a two-run clout and finished with a pair of RBIs. It was the first homer of the year for Yarletts and Carr.
Shelby Brown added a pair of hits as well.
Rachelle Miller (7-3) started and picked up the win. Miller worked four innings, giving up three hits and two runs — one earned — with two walks and eight strikeouts.