NEW CASTLE —
Jimmy Pitzulo started on the hill and gave the Greyhounds a strong outing in a District 10, Region 2-AA home win over Mercer.
Pitzulo (1-0) pitched six innings, scattering 10 hits and allowing three runs — one earned — with no walks and a strikeout. Travis Brumbaugh pitched the seventh to earn his first save. He retired the side in order, all on strikeouts.
“Jimmy threw the ball well all day and gave our team a chance to win,” Wilmington coach Garett Malinak said.
Ryan Brumbaugh paced the Greyhounds (4-2, 5-2) with three hits. Davis Smith and Travis Brumbaugh delivered two hits.
The Lancers dropped a 4-1 Section 2-AA road decision to Beaver.
The loss drops Neshannock (6-4, 8-4) to sole possession of third place.
Following are the results:
Beaver 4, Neshannock 1
1. Connor Subercross (B) def. Max Watters 6-0, 6-0.
2. Jimmy Covatto (B) def. Joe Bullano 6-3, 6-1.
3. Jack Kroger (B) def. Nick Hautala 6-1. 6-2.
1. Mike Maciarello/Connor Richards (N) def. Jake Lewis/Jesse Weber 3-6, 6-0, 6-2..
2. Devin Dikec/Jon Tetrick (B) def. Nick Montini/Mitch Cialella 6-4, 6-4.