New Castle News


April 2, 2014

Spring Sports: A roundup of action from April 1


NEW CASTLE — Softball

Shenango 19,

Rochester 0

The Lady Wildcats scored 19 runs in the first inning in a Section 4-A home win over Rochester.

The game was stopped after 2 1/2 innings because of the mercy rule.

Shenango (2-0, 2-1) banged out 12 hits in the win.

Alexa Owrey had three hits and four RBIs to lead the Lady Wildcats, while Taylor Biddle notched three hits and a pair of RBIs. Alyssa White tallied two hits and two RBIs, and Kim Burdett knocked in three runs.

Burdett posted a home run for Shenango. The homer, her first of the season, was a three-run shot.

“The offense really opened up today,” Lady Wildcats coach Amy Delaney said. “We were really hitting some hard shots.

“We were hitting legit base hits. We had several doubles and triples. I was pleased with how the girls were attacking the pitching. The approach at the plate was very good today.”

Macy Rubin (2-1) earned the win. She started and pitched the first two innings. Rubin didn’t allow a hit, walking none and striking out four.

Jacqui Baker tossed a scoreless inning in relief for the Lady Wildcats. Baker gave up two with hits no walks and three strikeouts.

Neshannock 21,

Aliquippa 0

No other information was reported.

Wilmington 13,

Saegertown 1

The Lady Greyhounds slugged three home runs in a nonregion home win over Saegertown.

The game was stopped after five innings because of the mercy rule.

“We’re being a little more patient at the plate,” said second-year Wilmington coach Tom Reed. “I’m very pleased with the power; it was just our day.”

The Lady Greyhounds (2-0) scored nine runs in the first and four more in the third.

Saegertown notched its lone run in the fourth.

Kayleigh Shenker (2-0) picked up the win. Shenker pitched all five innings, giving up three hits and one unearned run with a walk and six strikeouts.

“I thought Kayleigh mixed her pitches up well,” Reed said.

Alexis Donati delivered three hits and five RBIs for Wilmington and Chelsea Rogel contributed two hits and a pair of RBIs.

Donati smacked a three-run homer in the first inning. Rogel added a two-run homer in the first frame. Courtney Cohen collected a three-run blast in the third inning, finishing with three RBIs. It was the first homer of the season for the trio.

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