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Union High baseball team cruises past Rochester

Mar. 26—The Union High baseball team opened the season in impressive fashion Monday.

The Scotties slugged 10 total hits, while receiving nine walks and six hit batters in a 24-0 WPIAL Section 2-1A road win over Rochester.

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

Rocco Galmarini (1-0) started and picked up the win. Galmarini tossed two innings, giving up two hits with a walk and four strikeouts.

Gavin Lykins, Dennen Bowen and Cole Harper knocked in two runs each.

Union (1-0, 1-0) scored two runs in the first, seven in the second and 15 more in the third.

The Scotties host Rochester at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Pullman Park.

Shenango 22,

Beaver Falls 0

The Wildcats cruised to a Section 1-3A road win over the Tigers.

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

Shenango (1-0, 2-1) banged out 11 hits.

Ben Santangelo supplied three hits for the Wildcats and Jacob Kamerer added two. Santangelo plated four markers, while Tyler Houk and Kamerer added three each. Jake Natale notched two RBIs.

Gennaro Leitera tossed all three innings to pick up the victory. He surrendered one hit with no walks and six strikeouts.

The Wildcats host Beaver Falls at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Mohawk 12,

Quaker Valley 2

The Warriors put the game away with a seven-run fifth inning in a Section 1-3A home win over the Quakers.

Mohawk (1-0, 2-0) recorded six hits. Bobby Fadden knocked in two runs for the Warriors.

Vinny Pezzuolo went the distance, allowing four hits and two earned runs. He walked one and struck out seven.

Mohawk scored three runs in the second, seven in the fifth and two more in the sixth.

The Quakers (0-1, 1-2) notched a tally each in the fifth and sixth innings.

The Warriors visit Quaker Valley at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Laurel 5,

South Side Beaver 4

The Spartans rallied for a Section 2-2A home win over the Rams.

Laurel (1-0, 1-0) allowed two runs in the top of the seventh to fall behind 4-1. The Spartans then plated four markers in the bottom half to capture the win.

Laurel notched six hits, led by Kolton Carlson and William Zwolenik with two apiece. Luca Santini and Zwolenik knocked in two runs each.

Hunter Kobialka picked up the win in relief of Santini. Kobialka tossed a third of an inning, giving up one hit and one walk.

Laurel scored its first run in the first inning.

South Side Beaver plated two tallies in the third and two more in the seventh.

Neshannock 6,

Lakeview 4

The Lancers rallied from an early 2-0 deficit for a nonsection win over the Sailors at Westminster College.

The Lancers posted five hits, paced by Boyd Kurutz with two. Matthew Pallerino knocked in two runs for the winners.

Dominic Cubellis started and earned the win. Cubellis worked three innings, giving up three hits and two runs — one earned — with two walks and a pair of strikeouts.

Neshannock scored three runs in the third, one in the fourth and two in the fifth.

Lakeview recorded solo runs in the first, third, sixth and seventh innings.

Ambridge 6,

Neshannock 1

The Lancers were limited to four hits in a nonsection loss to the Bridgers at Westminster College.

Dennis Joseph started and took the loss. Joseph tossed 2 2/3 innings, giving up five hits and three runs — all earned — with no walks and a pair of strikeouts.

Neshannock (1-1) hosts Central Valley at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Softball

New Castle 8,

Shenango 3

Ayceala Rose tripled and homered in leading the visiting Lady 'Canes to a nonsection win over the Lady Wildcats.

New Castle recorded 12 hits.

Shenango (0-2) posted five hits, including two by Zoe Offie. Brianna Aluisia drove in two runs.

Keara Mangieri and Rose produced three hits each for the Lady 'Canes. Gabby Mangieri, Olivia Hood and Angelina Jay tallied two hits apiece for the winners.

Hood and Rose drove in three runs each for New Castle.

Hood went the distance to pick up the win. She gave up five hits and three earned runs with a walk and five strikeouts.

New Castle (1-0) scored three runs in the first, one in the third, one in the fourth, one in the fifth and two more in the sixth.

Shenango plated a marker in the first and two in the third.

The Lady Wildcats entertain Central Valley at 4 p.m. Thursday. The Lady 'Canes travel to Slippery Rock at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Union 10,

Mohawk 4

Addison Moskal delivered three hits for the Lady Warriors.

Regan Magno started and took the loss. Magno gave up three hits and five runs — three earned — with five walks and two strikeouts.

Addie Nogay notched two hits, including a triple. Olivia Williams also had two hits for the victors.

Nogay, Preuhs and Mallory Gorgacz garnered two RBIs each.

Mia Preuhs tossed a complete game to earn the win. Preuhs surrendered two hits and four runs — two earned — with nine walks and seven strikeouts.

Shaler 2,

Laurel 0

The Lady Spartans had four hits in a nonsection road loss to the Lady Titans.

Autumn Boyd went the distance in taking the loss. She surrendered two hits and two runs — one earned — with three walks and 10 strikeouts.

Shaler scored a run in the fourth and one more in the sixth.

The Lady Spartans (1-1) host New Brighton at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

rponiewasz@ncnewsonline.com