Canfield 10, Warren Harding 0
Jack Rafoth pitched a six-inning shutout, allowing three hits and striking out three. Anthony Longo with singled twice, doubled and drove in two runs for Canfield. Spencer Woolley doubled twice and had three RBIs and Alex Hernandez and Dom Pilolli each singled, tripled and drove in two runs. Jimmy Fitzgerald and Ricky Havrilla also had two hits apiece for the Cardinals. Cameron Knupp had two hits for the Raiders.
Crestview 7, Liberty 1
The Rebels’ Devin Turvey limited the Leopards to a run over five innings. Dylan Huff went 3 for 3, stole two bases, scored twice and drove in a run. Jeff Feo had two hits, stole three bases, scored twice and had two RBIs.
Springfield 10, McDonald 2
The Tigers used a six-run seventh inning to beat the Blue Devils and clinch the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference championship. The outburst was highlighted by singles from Drew Clark and John Slike, a walk to John Ritter and a Mitch Seymour triple. Springfield (14-3, 12-0 MVAC) took a 3-0 first-inning lead when Brannon Brungard doubled, Jarrett Orbin singled and Ritter followed with a three-run homer. Chris Thompson pitched three innings for the win , allowing two runs on five hits and striking out five. Seymour threw the final four innings of relief, allowing only one hit and striking out five. Orbin had three hits, including a double, and scored twice. Seymour singled, tripled and had three RBIs and Clayton Nezbeth had two hits. Tanner Matig and Steve Mangin had doubles for McDonald.
Newton Falls 4, Mineral Ridge 1
Josh Honeycutt allowed three hits and three walks while going the distance for the Tigers. Nick Oyster was 2 for 3 with a double. Jayden Thomas had two hits for the Rams and struck out 11 in defeat. Wyatt Skruck had two hits for Mineral Ridge.
Ursuline 7, Girard 6
Dante Walker singled and Pat Donofrio walked to lead off the bottom of the seventh for the Irish in a 6-6 tie. Vince Armeni followed with a punt and the Indians’ pitcher threw it away for a game-ending error. Ursuline had led 6-1 going to the top of the seventh, but Girard rallied to tie the game with a five-run outburst. Ursuline pitcher Joel Kreuzweiser had limited the Indians to a run on two hits over the first six innings. He struck out five. Colin Balas. Andrew Sabella and Walker each had two hits for Ursuline (7-14). Balas had a triple and scored twice, Sabella doubled and drove in a run and Walker scored twice. Tyler O’Dell had two hits and two RBIs for Girard.
East Palestine 5, Columbiana 4
The Bulldogs spotted the Clippers a 4-0 lead after three innings, then began chipping away. They cut the deficit to 4-3 in the fourth, then tied the game with a run in the sixth and won it walk-off fashion in the seventh. Bender drove in two runs for East Palestine and teammates Elliott, Bourne, Byerly and Chevraco each had two hits. Bourne and Chevraco each had a double. Columbiana (7-11, 6-3 Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference) took a 1-0 lead when Chase Franken’s RBI grounder drove home Zach Fahs in the top of the first. The Clippers added three more runs in the third, but Hooley blanked Columbiana the rest of the way and finished with a two-hitter. He struck out five. AJ Perkins also went the distance in defeat.
Cardinal Mooney 10, Howland 1
The Cardinals beat the Tigers at Cene Park, but no details were reported for Cardinal Mooney. Colin Davis had two hits for Howland and Frankie Manios drove in the Tigers’ only run. Joey Perfette had a double and Matt Horvat had a triple for Howland.
Boardman 10, South Range 8
The two teams split 14 runs in the third inning, then Boardman scored three more runs in the sixth. Luke Cardillo had two hits for Boardman and Cam Kreps and Dillon Gurski each had two RBIs. Jaxon Anderson, Mike Cunningham and Josh Stear each hit a double for South Range.
Lakeview 4, Lakeside 2
Lakeview pulled ahead in the third inning and held on for the win. Clay Lazzari collected three hits for the Buldogs and Kevin Ellsworth-Myer added a double. Lozarri struck out eight in six innings to earn the win.
Niles 9, Jefferson 0
Niles pitcher Brandon Hayes struck out three in a complete game two hitter. Joe Gallo went 2 for 4 with two RBIs for the Red Dragons. Teammate Joe Corson also drove in two runs. Ken Flanigan went 3 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Jefferson pitcher Nathan Jacobs only lasted 11/3 innings. Jacobs allowed seven runs on eight hits and three walks.
Champion 16, Brookfield 1
Champion pitcher AJ Meyer struck out five and walked one in the win. Eric Shingledecker allowed four walks and had a strikeout for the Warriors. Champion’s Drake Batcho hit a home run and had five RBIs. Griffin Howell had a triple and drove in three runs for the Golden Flashes. Andrew Russell and Aaron Ellsworth each had an RBI.
Western Reserve 16, Waterloo 2
Garrett Mihalick was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and three runs scored while also serving as the winning pitcher for Western Reserve (11-7, 9-5 MVAC). William Wise hit a triple for Waterloo and was the losing pitcher.
Lowellville 9, Sebring 8
Bryan Harris hit the walkoff-single in the eighth for Lowellville. The Rockets scored three runs — including Dylan Durkin’s solo home run — to force extra innings. Harris was 3-for-5 at the plate.
West Branch 14, Alliance 4
West Branch scored nine runs in the bottom of the first. West Branch pitcher TJ DeShields allowed four runs on six hits and four walks in four innings. Seth Schroeden went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and two runs scored for the Warriors. Josh Stahler had two RBIs while Brant Alazaus, Jake Lyons and DeShields each drove in a run. Alliance’s Seth Scott allowed six runs in 21/3 innings.
Springfield 1, McDonald 0
The Tigers broke up a scoreless game in the top of the eighth inning on back-to-back doubles by Marlie Applegarth and Cassie Bacon. That was enough for Jacqueline Kish, who retired the Blue Devils in the bottom of the inning as Springfield (17-3, 12-2) clinched at least a share of the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference. Kish scattered six hits, struck out five and walked one. McDonald’s Rachel Ward also allowed just six hits, struck out 12 and walked two. Makenzy Capouellez singled twice for the Tigers and made several stellar plays in the field, two of which were diving catches that kept McDonald from scoring. Mya Duskey hit a double and Kish hit a single. Megan Ward hit a triple and a single for McDonald and Hannah Donkers, Sierra Schneider, Sarah Lorello and Carley Titus hit singles.
Poland 28, Howland 8
Camryn Lattanzio’s three hits included a grand slam and she finished with seven RBIs as the Bulldogs crushed the Tigers. Poland had a five-run first inning, then added 10 in the fourth and 13 in the sixth. Tori Modarelli had four hits, including a double, and four RBIs. Sarah Boccieri had four hits, including a double, and three RBIs. Jackie Grisdale homered drove in four runs and Alli Nittoli finished had two hits and three RBIs and extended her hitting streak to 19 games. Monica Kurjan went the distance on the mound and got the win. Howland’s Mackenzie Maze had three hits and Emily Darlington singled, homered and drove in two runs. Bailee Beasom and Lindsey Shrodek each added two hits.
Salem 6, Canton South 5
Taylor Thorpe singled, doubled and scored three runs for the Quakers (13-10), who won in eight innings. Taylor (12-6) also pitched a complete game, struck out 10 and tied the school record for pitching wins in a season. Sydney Kline doubled for the Quakers and Hayden Carner, Alyssa Laubacher, Brooke Veglia, Jessica Slocum and Elly Exline all had hits. Canton South’s Morgan Dalton homered and doubled. She also scorched a line drive in the eighth, but right fielder Jess Slocum made a great shoestring catch. Cierra Brown had two singles and a double for the Wildcats.
Canfield 10, Austintown Fitch 9
Mary Gomez’s two-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning brought home KaiLi Gross and Amber Rose with the tying and go-ahead runs in the Cardinals’ victory. Chloe Cruz hit two home runs for Canfield — a two-run shot in the first inning a solo blast in the fourth. Cruz and Jill Baker hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth. Brooke Crissman went the distance for the Cardinals (13-8, 6-1 All-American Conference Red Tier). She shut out the Falcons in the sixth and seventh innings to seal the win. Kacie Roth had three hits, including a double, and Lainie Simons had two singles for Fitch (9-7, 6-3).
Cardinal Mooney 10, Hubbard 6
Cardinal Mooney’s Kayla Rutherford and Brooke Chandler each went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Gia DiFabio was 1 for 3 with an RBI and run scored. Maddie Filisky pitched 32/3 scoreless innings. Sophia Pallotta allowed seven hits and five runs, one earned, in three innings for the Cardinals (14-2). Hannah Kist led the Eagles with three RBIs. Hubbard’s MaKayla Smith drove in two runs and Emma Wukelich drove in one.
Champion 14, Girard 0
Champion pitcher Allison Smith struck out eight and allowed a hit and a walk. Girard pitcher Sophie Griffith walked four and struck out one. Champion’s Emma Gumont drove in four runs on three hits, including two home runs. Megan Turner had two hits, a double and a triple, and four RBIs for the Golden Flashes.
Mathews 10, Badger 0
Mathews’ pitcher Addy Javis pitched her first perfect game of the season. Javis struck out 12 of 15 batters, and also had had two doubles and four RBIs. Badger pitcher Cameron Zec walked two in the loss. Bailey Hall had two hits and Olivia Vaupel had two hits for the Mustangs (14-4, 11-0). Ashley Deans and Alivia Oulton each had a triple and three RBIs. Bailey Graham, Emily Derkach and Vaupel each had a double. Jarvis had four RBIs Oulton had three RBIs.
Lowellville 18, Sebring 1
Madison Kelly scattered four hits and struck out 10 in five innings for Lowellville. Marissa Lelio, Olivia Sotlar and KC Kelly each hit a double for the Rockets. Sebring’s Brit Andrews had two hits, scoring her team’s only run while stealing three bases.
Mineral Ridge 6, Campbell 5
Jackson-Milton scored three runs across the sixth and seventh innings, but came up short. Ramsey was 3-for-4 with two triples for the Rams. Taylor Sahli was 3-for-4 with a double and knocked home four runs for the Blue Jays. Laneve threw a complete game, striking out five, to get the win.
Louisville 3, West Branch 0
Louisville scored all three runs in the bottom of the sixth. West Branch pitcher Kelsey Byers struck out 10 while allowing seven hits. Byers also had two of the Warriors’ (17-1, 9-7) five hits. Louisville’s Alex Funkhauser had two RBIs and Justina Sironman drove in a run.
Canfield 12, Poland 3
The Cardinals defeated the Bulldogs, but no Canfield statistics were reported. Marisa Ricciardi scored two goals for Poland, Allyson Andrews had one and Galena Lopuchovsky had two assists. Ricciardi, Andrews, Lopuchovsky, Olivia Barrett, Theresa Detoro, Catherine Sicafuse and Sarah Leach had interceptions for the Bulldogs. Emillie Franco had seven ground balls for Poland, while Leach had five, Sicafuse and Barrett had three and Detoro had two. Poland goalie Carly Boccia had 20 saves.
Division II seeding announced
Warren JFK singles player Armand Nannicola, a sophomore, is the top seed for next week’s Division II sectional tennis tournament. The Ursuline duo of Sean O’Connor and Luke Tsudis, both juniors, are the top-seeded doubles tandem. The seedings were announced Wednesday. Among singles players, Lakeview sophomore Jake McDivitt was seeded second, followed by two Ursuline players, third-seeded junior Austin Arfaras and fourth-seeded sophomore Greg Morgione. In doubles, the Ursuline freshman duo of Gavin Blacksher and Josh Khavari are seeded second, followed by Lakeview’s John Silbaugh and Ryan Carnahan, who are the tournament’s third-seeded duo, and Warren JFK’s James Martuccio and Anthony Ross, the fourth-seed tandem. Ross is a junor, Silbaug and Martuccio are sophomores and Carnahan is a freshman. Morgione is the defending sectional singles champion. McDivitt and Nannicola placed second and third a year ago. All three qualified for the district tournament. Arfaras and Tsudis were sectional doubles champions last year. They, along with Silbaugh and Martuccio, competed in district play in 2017. This year’s sectional tournament begins Wednesday, May 9 with singles at Boardman High School and doubles at Struthers High School. Any quarterfinal matches will be played after school on Thursday, May 10 at Boardman. The semifinals and finals will will be played beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 12 at Boardman.
AUSTINTOWN FITCH 4, STRUTHERS 1
SINGLES — John McMullen (AF) def. Ethan Vo 4-6, 6-4, 6-4; Noah Chase (AF) def. Santino Diaz 6-1, 6-2; Brett Novits (S) def. Makele Scruggs 6-1, 6-1.
DOUBLES — Dylan Miskell-Nico Andino (AF) def. Joe Carbon-Nick Lupi (S) 6-1, 6-8, 6-3; Jared Godwin-Nathan Ferguson (AF) def. Caydon Agrione-Larry DeMarco 6-0, 6-4.
HOWLAND 4, WARREN HARDING 1
SINGLES — Alex Payiavlas (W) def. Michael Awadalla 6-3, 6-2; Marc Snitzer (H) def. Thomas Malacky 6-3, 6-2; Hunter Slyk (H) def. Tavish Burd) 6-1, 6-1.
DOUBLES — Connor Tamarkin-Kevin Moamis (H) def. Jacob Dubravcak-Giovanni Orr 6-0, 6-1; Joey Vitali-Sam Tamarkin (H) def. Peyton Mann-Nathan Shaffer 6-0, 6-0/
RECORDS — Howland 10-3.
HOWLAND 4, WARREN HARDING 1
SINGLES — Alex Payiavlas (W) def. Michael Awadalla 6-1, 6-1; 2nd Singles - Marc Snitzer (H) def. Thomas Malacky 6-1, 6-2; Connor Tamarkin (H) def. Tavish Burd 6-3, 6-2.
DOUBLES — Kevin Moamis-Christian Stiffy (H) def. Jacob Dubravcak-Giovanni Orr 6-1, 6-0; Demetrius Greene-Michael Zannetakis (H) def. Peyton Mann-Nathan Shaffer 6-0, 6-1.
RECORDS — Howland 11-3.
LAKEVIEW 4, ASHTABULA LAKESIDE 1
SINGLES — Jake McDivitt (L) def. Ryan McClare 6-4, 6-3; Anthony Innocenzi (L) def. Elijah Haynes 6-0, 6-1; Josh Cyphers (AL) def. Connor Makosky 6-4, 6-1.
DOUBLES — John Silbaugh-Ryan Carnahan (L) def. Richard Li-Chris Steele 6-0, 6-0; Steven Pavlik-Blake Gould def. Jimmy Rich-Zach Toth 6-0, 6-0.
POLAND 5, JEFFERSON 0
SINGLES — Sam Delatore (P) def. Destin Alues 6-0, 6-0; Ashlin Rabindra (P) def. Kayne Pelligrino 6-0, 6-0; Jack Brant (P) def. Hunter Deitrich 6-0, 6-0.
DOUBLES — J.P. Yerian-Kevin Rabindra (P) def. Ethan Butcher-Andrew Hamper 6-4, 6-0; Jim Scotford/Diego Calderon (P) def. Tyler Brown-Colin Prestup 7-5, 4-6, 1-0.
RECORDS — Poland 11-4 (7-3 All-American Conference).
Ursuline 5, East Palestine 0
SINGLES — Sean O’Connor (U) def. Gabe Garcia 6-1, 6-0; Christian Pinto (U) def. Matt Garcia 6-0, 6-3; Matt Ferree (U) def. Micah Beal 6-0, 2-6, 10-6
DOUBLES — Greg Morgione-Nico Morgione (U) def. Don Chick-Ricky Bell 6-0, 6-1; Ursuline wins second doubles by forfeit.
RECORDS — Ursuline 12-0.