It may have been a doubleheader, but Warren needed just six innings total to pick up a pair of wins over Erie East Friday at Hawbaker Field.
Each game ended after three innings with the Dragons winning 16-0 in the opener and 15-0 in the nightcap.
In the first game, Warren (3-5) jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings before scoring 11 times in the bottom of the third to close things out. Kaitlin Ishman and Sam Bevevino each had two hits during the victory while Shannon Moyer doubled and Alexa Bupp tripled.
Times Observer photo by Allen Seybert
Just a bit inside
Warren’s Rachel Hasselman leans in and lets an East pitch go behind her during a first inning at-bat against the Warriors Friday at Hawbaker Field in North Warren. The Dragons swept a doubleheader from East.
Times Observer photo by Allen Seybert
Warren’s Taylor Mineweaser catches a pop fly at second base during the first inning of a softball game with Erie East Friday at Hawbaker Field in North Warren. Looking on, at left, is first baseman Rachel Hasselman.
Moyer was the winning pitcher in the opener, tossing a perfect game while allowing no hits and facing the minimum of nine batters.
Moyer carried that success into the second win of the day where she tossed yet another no-hitter. The only blemish on her record all day was a first inning walk to an East batter in the second game.
After connecting for 10 hits in the opener, the Lady Dragons added 10 more in the finale. Jaimie Eaton and Kristin Hultquist were a perfect 3-for-3 in the second game and Ishman had two more hits. Ishman and Moyer doubled while Eaton and Blair tripled. Eaton drove home four runs and Blair drove home three more.
After starting the season with five straight losses, Warren has now won three in a row.
It will try to make it four in a row Saturday when it visits Strong Vincent.
EAST(0): E. Cohick p, 1-0-0-0, Torres, c, 1-0-0-0, A.Cohick, ss, 1-0-0-0, Monrow, 1b, 1-0-0-0, Balsinger, 3b, 1-0-0-0, Irizarry, cf, 1-0-0-0, Kapizowski, lf, 1-0-0-0, Ali, rf, 1-0-0-0, Demming, 2b, 1-0-0-0, Totals: 9-0-0-0
WARREN(16): Eaton, ss, 2-3-1-2, Ishman, 2b, 1-0-2-0, Mineweaser, 2b, 1-1-0-2, Moyer, p, 3-2-1-3, Hultquist, cf, 2-0-1-1, Hasselman, 1b, 2-1-1-1, Bupp, rf, 3-1-1-2, Bevevino, 3b, 2-3-2-1, Blair, lf, 3-1-1-0, Williams, c, 2-2-1-0, Totals: 21-16-10-11
East 000 - 0 0
Warren 14(11) - 16 10
2b-Moyer(W). 3b-Bupp(W). WP-Moyer. LP-E. Cohick.
EAST(0): E. Cohick, ss, 2-0-0-0, Torres, c, 1-0-0-0, A. Cohick, p, 1-0-0-0, Monrow, 1b, 1-0-0-0, Balsinger, 3b, 1-0-0-0, Irizarry, cf, 1-0-0-0, Kapizowski, lf, 1-0-0-0, Ali, rf, 1-0-0-0, Demming, 2b, 1-0-0-0, Totals: 10-0-0-0
WARREN(15): Eaton, ss, 3-3-3-4, Ishman, 3b, 3-2-2-1, Moyer, p, 3-1-1-1, Hultquist, cf, 3-2-3-3, Hasselman, 1b, 1-2-0-0, Bupp, dp, 1-2-0-1, Blair, rf, 3-0-1-3, Mineweaser, 2b, 1-1-0-1, Frazier, lf, 0-2-0-1, Totals: 18-15-10-15
East 000 - 0 0
Warren (13)02 - 15 10
2b-Ishman(W), Moyer(W). 3b-Eaton(W), Blair(W). WP-Moyer. LP-A. Cohick.
Youngsville 7, Girard 6
GIRARD - You can go ahead and call it an upset - Youngsville coach Mark Nyquist has no problem with it.
All that mattered Friday is that his Eagles walked away with a wild 7-6 victory over favored Girard at Girard High School.
"This was definitely an upset and we hurt their playoff chances a little bit," said Nyquist. "The girls just really battled. We had a big inning that helped lift us up and narrowly missed out on some other opportunities. In the end, we got a big defensive play and were able to hold on."
The big inning Nyquist was speaking of came in the top of the third when the Eagles (4-7) scored all seven of their runs. Six different girls had run-scoring hits during the inning, including Judi Lewis, Amber Fox, Nicole Ciukaj, Shelby Anderson, Ashley McLaughlin and Katie Gustafson.
Up 7-0 in the fourth inning, the Eagles appeared to get out of a jam when a two-strike, two-out pitch by Ciukaj was looked at right in the center of home plate. According to Nyquist, the pitch was called a ball and the Yellowjackets went on to score four runs to make it 7-4 after four full.
Girard scored another in the sixth to get within two and a solo homer in the bottom of the seventh made it 7-6. The hosts then put the tying and winning runs in scoring position with two outs and the game on the line.
At that point, Ciukaj got the Girard hitter to ground out to shortstop. At short, Fox made a nice play on the grounder and fired to first. The throw was low, but first baseman Elise Dunn made "a heck of a dig" on the throw saving the game for the Eagles.
The Eagles play five games in five days next week, beginning with a road game at Eisenhower Monday. That contest could have major District 10 Class A playoff implications.
YOUNGSVILLE (7): Rex, c, 4-1-1-0, Lewis, lf, 4-0-2-1, Fox, ss, 4-1-1-1, Ciukaj, p, 4-1-1-1, Dunn, 1b, 3-1-0-0, S. Anderson, dp, 2-0-1-2, McLaughlin, 3b, 3-1-1-1, Gustafson, rf, 3-1-2-1, Jameson, cf, 3-1-0-0, K. Anderson, 2b, 0-0-0-0, Totals: 30-7-9-7
GIRARD (6): Coe, lf, 4-0-1-0, J. Hatton, ss, 4-1-3-0, Johnston, c, 4-1-1-2, S. Hatton, cf, 4-0-0-0, Allen, 3b, 4-2-2-0, R. McDonald, 1b, 3-1-2-0, A. Fails, 2b, 4-1-2-1, A. McDonald, rf, 4-0-2-3, Dioner, dp, 3-0-0-0, M. Fails, p, 0-0-0-0, Totals: 34-6-13-6
Youngsville 007 000 0 - 7 9 2
Girard 000 401 1 - 6 13 1
2b-R. McDonald (G), A. McDonald (G). HR-Johnston(G). WP-Ciukaj. LP-M. Fails.
Junior varsity game: Girard 6, Youngsville 4.
Reynolds 19, TCCS 0
REYNOLDS - Tidioute Charter faced the best pitching its seen in a 19-0 no-hit loss at Reynolds on Friday to drop to 0-6.
TCCS coach Jackie Nuttal said it's been a learning experience the past two days, including a lopsided doubleheader sweep at AC Valley on Thursday, and the Bulldogs introduced new pitchers on Friday. She said the Bulldogs "have had highlights," but they have not yet translated into a win.
The Bulldogs play four games in four days beginning Monday.
TCCS (0): ab-r-h, Buckley cf 1-0-0, Burris 2b 1-0-0, Wolford lf 1-0-0, L. Lindemuth 3b 1-0-0, Kitelinger rf 1-0-0, A. Lindemuth c 1-0-0, Lester ss 1-0-0, Sonney 1b 1-0-0, Johnson p 1-0-0. Totals 9-0-0.
REYNOLDS (19): Baker ss 3-2-2, McDonald cf 3-3-1, Scott p 2-2-1, Myrazau rf 1-2-1, Campbell c 0-2-0, H. Gearhart 3-1-1, K. Sheaber 3b 2-3-2, Babcock 2b 2-2-2, K. Gearhart 1b 2-2-0. Totals 18-19-10.
TCCS 000 - 0 0
Reynolds 982 - 19 10
2b-Sheaber (R) 2, H. Gearhart (R). WP-Scott. LP-Johnson.