Baseball: Carmichaels remains unbeaten in section

April 26, 2013

Josh Mundell doubled in the top of the eighth and Mike Blasinsky singled him home to help the Carmichaels baseball team remain undefeated in Section 1-A with a 2-1 win at Jefferson-Morgan.

Brandon Lawless struck out eight and walked one to earn the pitching win for Carmichaels, which improved to 6-0, 9-2.

Carmichaels left 14 runners on base, including three innings where the Mikes left the bases loaded without scoring a run.

Austin Clark doubled for Jefferson-Morgan, which dropped to 4-2, 6-3. Logan Bowman, the Rockets’ fourth pitcher of the game, took the loss.

• Zach Walker struck out 13 batters and gave up just four hits in South Fayette’s 4-1 victory over Trinity in a Section 3-AAA game.

Ryan Coyne had a two-run single in a four-run fifth for the Lions (3-3, 6-7). Hayden Orler doubled.

Ryan Moon doubled for Trinity (3-3, 6-6).

• Trevor Wood doubled twice and drove in four runs to power Bentworth to a 9-4 victory over Fort Cherry in a Section 2-AA game.

Justin Wiltrout, Ben Carlisle and winning pitcher Jake Rothka each hit a double for the Bearcats (6-3, 7-3).

Kyle Witzberger doubled and John Finley hit a solo home run for the Rangers (5-4, 5-7).

• Winning pitcher Jonathan Spina knocked in three runs and scored twice in Washington’s 8-3 victory over Brownsville in a Section 2-AA game.

Jesse Spara and Chris Gouin each had a double for the Prexies (8-1, 9-2).

Shane Roebuck doubled and Noah Saxon hit a solo home run for the Falcons (5-4, 8-4).

• Seth Hvizda tripled, homered and drove in three runs to help Beth-Center outslug Charleroi, 13-11, in a Section 2-AA game.

Aaron Ankney had a triple and drove in two runs for the Bulldogs (4-5, 4-6). Luke Zelli doubled.

Seth Nangle had two doubles, a single and drove in three runs for the Cougars (0-8, 1-13).

• Dean Hodgdon struck out 11 and allowed three hits as Avella defeated Mapletown 9-0 in a Section 1-A game.

Walt Kopko doubled, tripled and drove in three runs for the Eagles (3-3, 7-3). Tim Fraysier had a triple and two singles and Nick Kusich doubled.

Mapletown fell to 2-8, 0-5 in the section.

• Aaron Hill and Colton Lippencott drove in two runs apiece, and Tyler Morris allowed one run over seven innings to lead the Waynesburg baseball team to a 9-1 win over McGuffey at Consol Energy Park in Section 3-AAA. Hill, Willie Ziefel and Lippencott all had doubles for Waynesburg, which improved to 2-4, 2-8.

Brent Blacharczyk took the loss for McGuffey (0-6, 2-9) after walking five and striking out two in 4 1/3 innings.

• Frank Fortunato and Justin Davey had two RBI apiece and Davey blasted a home run during the Canon-McMillan baseball team’s 7-3 win over Brashear in Section 5-AAAA. Kevin Forrester pitched three innings, striking out four and walking two, to earn the win.

Chris Hawkins doubled but suffered the loss for Brashear (1-5, 6-7) with three walks and no strikeouts.

Canon-McMillan improved to 4-2, 7-6.

• West Greene suffered an 11-3, non-section loss to Bel Air (Ohio) after the visitors scored 10 runs in the fourth and fifth innings – without so much as an extra-base hit. C.J. Gillin had a triple and Austin Eddy a double for West Greene, which fell to 5-10. Donnie White took the loss, with one walk and one strikeout.

• Troy Whitfield had four hits and earned the pitching win during the Chartiers-Houston baseball team’s 11-4 victory at Burgettstown in Section 2-AA. The win creates a three-way tie for third place, with the Bucs, Brownsville and Fort Cherry all 5-4 in section play.

Whitfield walked five and struck out two. Tyler Day had a double and a single and Kyle Johnston also had two hits for the Bucs, who are now 7-6 overall.

Kurt Kowalski doubled for Burgettstown (3-6, 4-6).

• The Peters Township baseball team made five errors and suffered a 3-1 loss to Mt. Lebanon in Section 5-AAAA Thursday night at Peterswood Park. Tyler Schmidt had a double and Ryan Black struck out seven, but the Indians fell to 3-3, 9-4.

Zack Bahm (11 strikeouts) earned the pitching win and Brad Bekampis doubled for Mt. Lebanon (5-1, 6-7).



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