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Mohawk softball team opens new field with win

Mar. 29—The Mohawk High softball team capped of its ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new field with a win.

The Lady Warriors defeated Mercer, 7-4, in the nonsection home game on Thursday.

"It was just an exciting environment. We had a lot of support from the public and students," Mohawk coach Hank Pezzuolo said. "Mercer is a very good team and we came out on top. It was a win for Mohawk overall today."

Mohawk's Regan Magno (2-0) went the distance in the circle. She surrendered eight hits, four runs — three earned — and pitched six strikeouts and five walks.

The Lady Warriors (2-0) plated one run in the first inning, one in the second, three in the third, one in the fourth and one in the fifth. Mercer recorded two runs in the first inning and two in the sixth.

New Castle will host Mohawk at noon on Saturday for another nonsection contest. The game will be New Castle's inaugural game for its new field with festivities beginning at 10 a.m.

Deer Lakes 3,

Laurel 1

The Lady Lancers plated two markers in the bottom of the sixth and held on to defeat the visiting Lady Spartans in nonsection action.

Macey Miller posted two of Laurel's five hits.

Laurel (1-2) scored its run in the sixth inning.

Deer Lakes took a 1-0 lead in the second inning.

The Lady Spartans visit Mohawk at 4 p.m. Monday.

Baseball Shenango 16, Beaver Falls 1

The Wildcats rolled to a Section 1-3A home win over the Tigers.

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

Tyler Houk recorded three hits for Shenango (2-0, 3-1), which finished with eight total. Houk drove in five runs and Christian Anterock added three. Jimmy Roe knocked in a pair of markers.

Joe Campoli tossed all three innings to pick up the win. Campoli gave up a hit and an unearned run with two walks and four strikeouts.

Shenango scored four runs in the first, three in the second and nine more in the third.

The Wildcats host Mercer at 4 p.m. Monday.

Mohawk 6, Quaker Valley 3

The Warriors broke a 3-3 tie with two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth for a Section 1-3A road win over the Quakers.

Mohawk (2-0, 3-0) recorded seven hits, including three by Jay Wrona. Keigan Hopper drove in three runs and Wrona added a pair.

Jackson Chapman picked up the win in relief. Chapman tossed 3 1/3 innings, giving up one hit and no runs with no walks and four strikeouts.

The Warriors held a 3-0 lead after two innings. Quaker Valley tallied a run in the third and two in the fourth.

Mohawk entertains Neshannock at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Wilmington 10,

Grove City 5

Chase Mitcheltree tallied four hits to pace the Greyhounds to a District 10, nonregion home win over the Eagles.

Wilmington notched 10 hits. Hunter Jones was next with two hits and three RBIs for the winners and Rocky Serafino drove in three runs.

Owen Bauer started and picked up the win. Bauer tossed six innings, giving up six hits and five runs — three earned — with three walks and five strikeouts.

Wilmington scored four runs in the first, four in the fourth and two in the fifth.

Grove City plated two in the second, one in the third and two in the fourth.

The Greyhounds travel to Reynolds at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Blackhawk 19,

Union 4

Mike Gunn got the Scotties a lead early on a two-run homer run in the first inning, but they couldn't hold on. The nonsection game ended in the fourth inning because of the mercy rule.

Union's (2-1) Andrew Gettings hit a triple.

Blackhawk plated one run in the first inning, seven in the second, six in the third and five in the fourth. The Scotties scored their other two runs in the fourth inning.

Neshannock hosts Union at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in a nonsection game.

Laurel 18,

South Side Beaver 9

The Spartans plated seven runs at the top of the seventh inning to cap off their away WPIAL Section 2-2A victory.

Laurel's (2-0, 2-0) Kolton Carlson roped one out of the park in the third inning for a two-run homer. Carlson led the Spartans with five RBIs, while teammate Tyler Shearer had three of his own.

Hunter Kobialka (2-0) picked up the win on the hill. Kobialka pitched six innings and gave up eight hits, nine runs — one earned — and threw three strikeouts and two walks.

Laurel notched 16 hits to the Rams' nine.

The Spartans scored five runs in the first inning, two in the second, two in the third and two more in the sixth. South Side Beaver plated five runs in the second inning, two in the fourth and two in the sixth.

Mohawk hosts Laurel at 4 p.m. Monday in a nonsection game.

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