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April 22, 2013

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NEW CASTLE — Union High’s Joe Salmen was in a groove on the mound Saturday.

Salmen tossed a complete-game shutout to lift the Scotties to a 10-0 WPIAL Section 3-A home win over Quigley Catholic.

Salmen (2-0) allowed just one hit and a walk with five strikeouts.

“Joe is consistent,” first-year Union coach Mark Stanley said. “He doesn’t walk a lot of guys and you’re going to have to hit it to beat him.”

The game was scoreless until Union (5-2 section, 5-3 overall) plated four runs in the bottom of the third inning. The Spartans (2-4, 4-4) committed seven errors, including at least two on one play in the third when Union had the bases loaded.

“We kind of broke it open in the third,” Stanley said. “Anytime you get that opportunity, you want to make them pay and we were able to do that.”

The Scotties were held to just five hits. Salmen accounted for two of the hits.

“We’re up and down with our hitting right now,” Stanley said. “We’re not playing as well as we need to play.

“We have to get better and we have to become more consistent.”

Union is in second place in the section, trailing section-leading Western Beaver (5-0, 6-2). The Scotties lost both matchups to the Golden Beavers.

Prior to the game, Union rededicated Jim Fee Field. Fee helped start the Union Township Little League. The field was originally named in his honor in 1975.

Softball

Shenango 11,

Laurel 1


The Lady Wildcats pounded out 15 hits in rolling to a nonsection road win over Laurel. The game was stopped after five innings because of the mercy rule.

Shelby McCart paced Shenango (9-5) at the plate with three hits and two RBIs.

“Shelby did a nice job swinging away,” Lady Wildcats coach Amy Delaney said. “She has all the tools that she can use and it was nice to see her drive it to the outfield.”

Alexa Owrey, Taylor Biddle, Kim Burdett, Jenna Petrucci and Carolyn Peterson added two hits each for the winners. Owrey, Burdett and Petrucci all knocked in two runs.

“We really hit the ball well,” Delaney said. “It’s been carrying over from the South Side Beaver game.

“Our approach in the box has been really good the last couple of games.”

Shenango (7-2 in section) hosts league-leading Neshannock (9-0, 9-1) at 4 p.m. today. South Side Beaver (7-2, 7-2) is tied with the Lady Wildcats for second place in the section.

“The girls are looking forward to it,” Delaney said of today’s test. “We feel a lot more confident going in this time. The South Side Beaver and Neshannock games being so close together will work in our favor.”

Macy Rubin (9-5) earned the win. Rubin pitched five innings, giving up three hits and no earned runs with two walks and five strikeouts.

Kristan Fedrizzi, Erica Latess and Ellen Shaffer all posted one single each for the Lady Spartans (2-8). Laurel committed seven errors.

“Errors killed us,” Laurel coach Lori Krol said. “And we just couldn’t get anything going offensively.

“The errors brought us down and we couldn’t fight back. Shenango has a very good team.”

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