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April 9, 2013

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NEW CASTLE — Shelby Brown and Haley Sainato delivered for the Mohawk High softball team yesterday.

Sainato had four hits and Brown knocked in four runs for the visiting Lady Warriors in a 10-1 nonsection win over Shenango.

Brown had one hit, which was a double.

“Haley had a big game for us and Shelby has just come through all year for us,” Mohawk coach Pam Beatty said. “It was a good game for us.

“People were hitting the ball and that’s what we need to be doing. It was good for everyone to get out and see the live pitching, especially against a good team like Shenango; they’re a good team.”

The Lady Warriors (5-0) pounded out 15 hits. Leah Woytek, Hannah Morrow, Lucia Fee and Lea Brown added two hits each for Mohawk.

Jaki Bender (5-0) went the distance to earn the win. Bender allowed five hits and an earned run with no walks and nine strikeouts.

“Jaki threw strong and that was a good positive for us,” Beatty said.

Kim Burdett notched a pair of singles for the Lady Wildcats (3-4).

Macy Rubin (3-4) suffered the loss. Rubin pitched seven innings, giving up 15 hits and 10 runs — six earned — with no walks and six strikeouts.

“We always know it will be a good game with Mohawk,” said Shenango coach Amy Delaney of scheduling the Class AA school. “They’re a good team and a good-hitting team.

“We didn’t come out with any intensity or fire. You can’t do that against a team like Mohawk.”

Wilmington 7,

Grove City 0


Abby Sotter tossed her second straight shutout to lift Wilmington a nonregion road win over Grove City.

Sotter (4-0) went the whole way, allowing four hits with a walk and 11 strikeouts.

Alexis Donati posted three hits for the Lady Greyhounds (4-0), while Cassidy Marett and Kristen Klein added two hits each. Donati drove in two runs as well.

“The pitching has been great,” first-year Wilmington coach Tom Reed said. “She’s been in full command and she’s been hitting her spots.

“We just have to learn to be patient at the plate.”

The Lady Greyhounds scored a run in the third, three in the second, two in the third and one in the sixth.

Wilmington beat Slippery Rock, 15-0, on Saturday.

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