BASEBALL Hay-led two-hitter helps Bulldogs; Niles wins, 16-10
Jason Metzka and junior Anthony Rossodivita combined on a no-hitter for Campbell.
POLAND -- John Hay struck out seven batters in four innings of work as he combined with two more Poland High pitchers on a two-hitter Tuesday as the Bulldogs opened their baseball season with a 6-0 win over Springfield Local.
Anthony Fuller doubled for the Bulldogs.
Niles 16, Struthers 10: STRUTHERS -- Niles rallied for seven runs in the top of the seventh inning to post its season-opening victory over Struthers in a slugfest.
The Red Dragons pounded out 14 hits including three by Joe Toth and Pat Gray. Lou Viglio, Matt Brown and Vinny Gatta each had two hits for Niles (1-0, 1-0 Metro Athletic Conference).
Struthers (1-1, 0-1), which scored nine times in the fourth inning to take a 10-9 lead going into the seventh, was led by Shaun Hall with two hits including a triple.
Campbell 10, Lowellville 0: CAMPBELL -- Jason Metzka and junior Anthony Rossodivita combined on a no-hitter as the Red Devils opened the season on a winning note.
Erik Bonillia singled twice for Campbell which scored six runs in the second inning.
Girard 3, McDonald 1: GIRARD -- John Natase struck out eight batters and allowed just one hit over six innings as the Indians improved to 2-0.
Girard went hitless against two McDonald pitchers -- Mike VanDyke and Josh Camuso -- but scored twice in the second on two hit batsmen, a walk, and error and a steal of home plate.
South Range 8, Kentucky 4: COCOA, Fla. -- Jason King, Nick Opritza and Hoagie Walley each had three hits while Tom Kimmel and Buddy Miller each added a pair of hits as the Raiders went to 2-0 during their southern trip.
Brad Johnson, George Rohan and Jim Sanders also had a hit apiece for South Range, which is scheduled to play Mentor Lake Catholic today.
Louisville 10, West Branch 2: BELOIT -- Justin Bouldler scattered four hits and struck out nine to lead Louisville in its season opener with West Branch.
Chris Thomas had two hits including a double and triple, while Bouldler also drove in a run.
West Branch (0-2) was led by John Phillips with a double.