ERIE When it comes to region games, the Dragons continue to take care of business.
Warren defeated General McLane on Thursday, 4-0, to improve to 8-4 overall, with a 6-1 mark in Region 7 play.
Tanner Stanz pitched lights-out for the Dragons, earning the win while striking out 10. He allowed just three hits and did not issue a walk.
Times Observer photo by Ben Oviatt
Youngsville's Jake Marino delivers a pitch during the first inning of the Eagles 11-5 non-region loss against Maplewood Thursday at Davis Street Field in Youngsville. See page B-4.
Stanz helped himself out with the bat before he even took the mound, as he knocked in Collin Fantaskey with a sacrifice fly in the first inning. Fantaskey had walked, stolen second and advanced to third on a wild pitch.
Both teams then traded zeroes until Warren put up a two-spot in the fifth inning to give itself some separation from McLane. Tanner Teconchuck walked and advanced to third on a base-hit from Austin Schwanke. Schwanke then stole second and both runners came home on a single from Stanz.
Warren added an insurance run in the sixth when John White came home on a wild pitch.
"Stanz was great today," Warren coach Rick Eaton said. "He stepped up big time and threw extremely well, and also did the job at the plate with 3 RBI's. This was a good win for us. We get a few days off now and have a couple more league games next week."
Todd Fasenmyer was the only Dragon to record an extra-base hit, with a triple. Fantaskey also had a base-hit to go along with his run scored.
Warren moved to 9-2 in junior varsity play with a 7-4 comeback win.
Warren will be back in action on Monday when they travel to Girard for another region game.
WARREN (4): Fantaskey, ss, 3-1-1-0, Schwanke, cf, 3-1-1-0, Stanz, p, 3-0-1-3, DeLattre, cr, 0-0-0-0, Hultquist, 3b, 3-0-0-0, Stanton, 1b, 3-0-0-0, Cerra, rf, 2-0-0-0, McIntosh, ph, 0-0-0-0, White, rf, 0-1-0-0, Fasenmyer, c, 2-0-1-0, Gustafson, lf, 1-0-0-0, Ord, dh, 2-0-0-0, Teconchuck, 0-1-0-0, Reiff, ph, 0-0-0-0. Totals 22-4-4-3
GENERAL McLANE (0): Correll, lf, 3-0-0-0, Sult, c, 0-0-0-0, Hendricks, dh, 3-0-0-0, Laird, p-rf, 3-0-1-0, Dillen, cf, 3-0-0-0, Leicht, 3b, 3-0-0-0, Jones, 1b, 2-0-0-0, Russell, ph, 1-0-0-0, Fox, 2b, 3-0-2-0, Zewe, rf, 2-0-0-0, Caubel, p, 1-0-0-0. Solberg, ss, 2-0-0-0. Totals 26-0-3-0
Warren 100 021 0 4 4 1
General McLane 000 000 0 0 3 0
2bLaird (G). 3bFasenmeyer (W). WPStanz. LPLaird.
Junior varsity game
Warren 000 232 0 - 7 13
McLane 112 000 0 - 4 6
2b-Sammy Sherrard (W), Jones (G), Sault (G). Sibbald (G). 3b-Mark Reiff (W). WP-Sage Anderson. LP-Hunter. Save-John White.
Maplewood 11, Youngsville 5
Thursday was a good news, bad news kind of day for the Youngsville baseball team.
The good news was the Eagles plated five runs on five hits in the opening inning. The bad news was that the Eagles were limited to just two hits over the final six innings of an 11-5 loss to Maplewood at Davis Street Field.
Things appeared to be going the way of the Eagles (2-7) early in Thursday's game. After shutting down the Tigers in the opening inning of the game, Youngsville broke out the bats in the bottom of the first.
Jake Marino and Aaron Hoover led off with singles to set the table and Tyler Lehman drew a one-out walk to load the bases. The first run of the game came when a ball hit back to the pitcher by Andy Kerr was misplayed, allowing Marino to score and Kerr to make it safely to first, keeping the bases loaded.
James Frazier followed with an RBI single that made it 2-0 and the Eagles added three more runs with two outs in the inning. Dan McLaughlin drove in two with a single and Jonathan Pollow's pop fly was lost in the sun for another run-scoring hit.
That's about where the good news ended for the Eagles.
A trio of Maplewood hitters limited Youngsville to just a Tanner Humphrey single in the third and Frazier single in the seventh the rest of the way.
Meanwhile, the Tigers took advantage of some sloppy Youngsville defense to quickly erase the early deficit. Trailing 5-1 in the fourth, the Tigers took advantage of three Eagles errors and turned them into seven unearned runs as a four-run deficit became a three-run lead.
Maplewood tacked on insurance runs in the sixth and seventh innings to complete the scoring.
Youngsville will try to get back on the winning track Friday when it visits Fairview.
MAPLEWOOD (11): Nuhfer, 2b, 5-2-3-0, Klingler, c-p, 5-1-1-1, Robinson, p-lf, 5-2-2-2, Douglas, 1b, 5-1-2-2, Fosberg, ss, 4-2-3-3, Kohnen, cf, 3-1-0-0, Marvin, 3b, 4-1-1-1, Wheldon, lf, 0-0-0-0, Eimer, lf-p-rf, 4-0-0-1, McAdams, rf, 1-0-1-0, Dempsey, rf, 1-0-0-0, Croyle, rf-c, 2-1-1-0, Totals: 39-11-14-10
YOUNGSVILLE (5): Marino, p, 4-1-1-0, Hoover, ss, 4-1-1-0, Henry, 3b, 4-0-0-0, Lehman, 1b, 2-1-0-0, Kerr, 4-1-0-0, Frazier, lf, 4-1-2-1, Humphrey, 2b, 4-0-1-0, McLaughlin, cf, 3-0-1-2, Pollow, dh, 2-0-1-1, Johnson, rf, 0-0-0-0, Totals: 31-5-7-4
Maplewood 001 702 1 - 11 14 2
Youngsville 500 000 0 - 5 7 7
2b-Fosberg (M) 3. WP-Eimer. LP-Marino.
Corry 10, Eisenhower 9
CORRY - A day after losing a wild game against Warren, the Corry Beavers won a wild extra-inning affair against Eisenhower Thursday at The Ballpark at Columbus.
The Beavers scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh and scored the winning run in the bottom of eighth to pick up a 10-9 victory over the Knights.
Despite the loss, Ike coach Jon Vincent was pleased after the game.
"I'm really proud of my team," said Vincent. "You won't find me this happy after a loss very often. I would've loved to have won this game, but I'm still very proud of what these guys did today. We were down a few players and Allan (Jackson) and Louie (Head) both performed excellent as freshmen. That was also Logan Bellardo's first varsity start and he pitched a wonderful game. He had them off balanced and was keeping batters guessing all game."
The Knights held a 3-0 lead through four and a half innings, scoring once in the first and twice more in the fourth. Coty Cantrell continued his hot streak by leading off the game with a double and scoring on Aaron Lundmark's single to make it 1-0.
Ike (3-7) pushed the advantage to 3-0 in the fourth on the strength of a Head RBI groundout and an RBI single from Jackson.
The bottom of the fifth proved to be the bugaboo for the Knights. With one out and no runs in, the Knights got a taylor made double play ball that could have ended the inning. Instead, the Knights committed their only error of the game and the inning stayed alive. Before it was over, Corry held a 6-3 lead.
The Knights did back down and immediately took the lead back in the top of the sixth. Bellardo crushed his first varsity home run - a solo shot - and Cantrell hit a three-run bases loaded triple later in the inning to put Ike back on top, 7-6.
Corry was held scoreless in the bottom of the sixth and the Knights pushed the lead to 9-6 in the seventh. Jackson worked a bases loaded walk for one run and Cantrell knocked in his fourth run of the game with a single.
The Beavers had one rally left in the tank and scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game. Dusty Silvis' two-run double was the equalizing hit in the inning.
After failing to score in the top half of the eighth, things went south quickly for Ike in the bottom of the inning. Two walks, a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly for the Beavers secured the 10-9 win.
The Knights continue a tough week on Friday when they travel to Erie to face Mercyhurst Prep.
EISENHOWER (9): Cantrell, 2b, 5-1-4-4, Vincent, 1b, 4-0-0-0, Hunt, ss, 4-0-0-0, Lundmark, c, 3-0-2-1, Arford, lf, 5-1-1-0, Bellardo, p, 4-3-2-1, Fedorchuk, cf, 5-2-3-0, Head, rf, 3-1-1-1, Jackson, 3b, 3-1-1-2, Totals: 38-9-14-9
CORRY (10): Patton, cf, 5-1-2-3, Wood, ss, 4-1-1-0, Silvis, c, 4-2-1-1, Engle, lf-3b, 3-1-1-1, Gerould, rf, 0-0-0-0, Zajac, p, 4-1-0-0, Silvis, 2b, 3-1-2-2, Shopene, 1b, 3-1-1-1, Sontag, 3b, 2-1-0-1, Brown, p, 3-1-1-0, Smith, p, 0-0-0-0, Totals: 31-10-9-9
Eisenhower 100 204 20 - 9 14 1
Corry 000 060 31 - 10 9 2
2b-Cantrell (E), Patton (C). 3b-Cantrell (E), Du. Silvis (C). HR-Bellardo (E). WP-Zajac. LP-Hunt.