Miller tossed no-hitter for New Castle in win

Anthony Miller

New Castle High’s Anthony Miller was on his game Tuesday.

Miller tossed a no-hitter to lead the Red Hurricane to an 11-0 WPIAL Section 2-4A road win over Quaker Valley. 

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

Miller (3-0) allowed a walk with six strikeouts and a hit batter.

“Anthony pitched outstanding,” New Castle coach Bill Cook said. “For a sophomore, he pitched with complete leadership; he pitched like a veteran.

“I can’t say enough about the kid. He had complete control today.” 

Miller also had two of New Castle’s 17 total hits. 

Dom Fornataro paced the ‘Canes (5-2, 7-5) with four hits and Logan Gibson added three.

Dante Micaletti, Rocco Bernadina and Donny Cade collected two hits and two RBIs each.

New Castle scored a run in the first, one in the fourth, two in the fifth and seven in the sixth.

OLSH 6, Union 1

The Scotties were limited to two hits in a Section 1-1A home loss to the Chargers.

Tyler Staub (1-2) started and took the loss. Staub worked four innings, allowing five hits and five runs — two earned — with two walks and three strikeouts.

Union (4-2, 5-5) scored its run in the fifth inning.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (5-4) scored two runs in the first, two in the third, one in the fourth and one in the fifth.

Mohawk 10, Beaver Falls 0

Brady Harman delivered on the mound and at the plate for the Warriors in a Section 1-3A road victory over the Tigers.

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

Harman went the distance to earn the win. He gave up five hits and two walks with three strikeouts.

Harman added two of the Warriors’ 11 hits.

Jay Wrona and Austin McBride chipped in with two hits each for Mohawk (3-3, 4-5).

Wrona drove in three runs for the Warriors, while McBride and Harman added two each.

Mohawk plated four markers in the second and six more in the sixth.

Beaver Falls is now 1-5, 1-8.

Hopewell 2, Ellwood City 1

The Wolverines were held to four hits in the Section 1-3A home loss to the Vikings.

Ashton Wilson recorded two of Ellwood City Lincoln’s four hits.

Ryan Gibbons started and suffered the loss. Gibbons tossed 5 1/3 innings, giving up three hits and two runs — one earned — with three walks and eight strikeouts.

Ellwood City (4-2, 4-8) notched a run in the third inning.

Hopewell (5-1, 8-3) scored a run in the second and another in the fifth.

Neshannock 13, Aliquippa 2 (Game 1)

Neshannock 17, Aliquippa 0 (Game 2)

Sebastian Coiro was the winning pitcher in the first game of the Section 2-2A doubleheader.

Matthew Nativio had a single and double and Josh Pallerino provided two RBIs.

In Game 2, Pallerino was the winning pitcher, going two of the three innings. He gave up no runs and fanned four.

Pallerino had a double and three RBIs in that game.

Michael Morelli smacked two singles and had three RBIs, Michael Altmyer a single, double and two RBIs, Connor Montgomery two singles and two RBIs and J.R. Prossen chipped in two singles.

The Lancers are 4-2 in the section, 8-2 overall.

The Quips are 0-8, 0-10.

Shenango 14, South Side 9

In a game that Wildcats coach Larry Kelly said was “one of the most bizarre I’ve ever been involved in,” the Wildcats let a 10-0 lead get away in the Section 2-2A road contest but held on for the win.

Winning pitcher Braeden D’Angelo was one out away from a five-inning no-hitter with two outs and nobody on base. Then the floodgates opened.

“A South Side player got a hit and then they got six more hits,” Kelly said. “One was a bases-loaded double but they all pretty much had eyes on them. They ended up scoring six runs.”

D’Angelo gave up seven hits and two walks while striking out four. Ethan Bintrim came in to close it out.

Shane Cato led at the plate with a double and triple and Hunter Lively added three hits, including a triple, and scored four runs. Tyler Kamerer had three singles and five RBIs, Bintrim a double, single and two RBIs, Gabe Yanssens three singles and Zach Herb two singles.

The Wildcats scored one in the first, four in the second, three in the third, two in the fourth, two in the sixth and two in the seventh.

South Side scored three in the sixth after its six-run outburst in the fifth.

Shenango is 5-1, 9-2. South Side dropped to 0-4, 4-5.

Boys tennis

Neshannock teams compete

The Lancers’ doubles team of Evan Dean and Steven Schaville participated in the Section 2-2A Doubles Tournament. The event was held at Blackhawk.

The Neshannock tandem was seeded No. 5 overall.

Dean and Schaville won their round of 16 match, 10-4, over a team from Beaver. They advanced to the semifinals with a 10-5 verdict over a squad from Mars in the quarterfinals.

In the semifinals, the Lancers were knocked off by top-seeded Central Valley, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.

Dean and Schaville will play on Wednesday at Brady’s Run Park in the consolation final. The top four teams advance to the WPIAL Doubles Tournament on Tuesday afternoon at North Allegheny High School.

“I thought the boys played and competed very well during the tournament,” Neshannock coach Chuck Dess said. “The competition really brought the best out in both of them. This experience should help during our final few weeks of match play.”

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Ron Poniewasz Jr. is a sports writer at the New Castle News. Email him at

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