High School Sports
St. Maria Goretti 0
Pitcher Alexus Mellott struck out 10 at the plate Monday night to lead the Lady Spartans to a 33-0 trouncing of St. Maria Goretti. Mellott also tallied two walks and two hits during the nonleague match. At the plate, Nikki McQuade batted four-for-four with a triple, three runs and six RBIs. Teammate Sarrah Pollock went five-for-six, which included two homers, two runs and 2 RBIs. Gabby Danner had several extra-base hits including a double and triple while batting three-for-four with three runs and three RBIs. Kirsten Wilford had a perfect night at the plate going four-for-four with four runs and five runs knocked in, and Courtney Deshong rounded out the game batting two-for-two with a double, two runs and three RBIs.
McConnellsburg clinched the opening game of last Wednesday’s double-header by the final score of 8-4 over Hope for Hyndman. In game two of the non- league match-up, Hyndman built up a two-run lead after three innings and cruised to a 10- 4 win. No additional information was available regarding the games.
Southern Fulton 5
Fannett-Metal managed five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, downing Southern Fulton last Thursday 10- 5. Pitcher Marley Elbin lasted all seven innings for the Lady Indians and tallied nine strikeouts, six hits and 7 walks. At the plate, Elbin batted two-for-three with a run. Kelsey White had the team’s only extra-base hit, a double.
Southern Fulton 0
Fannett-Metal swept a double-header last Thursday evening easily clinching the second Sideling Hill League match against Southern Fulton. In losing the game 17-0, Allison Spade took the loss for the Indians with one strikeout, 13 walks and six hits.
Northern Bedford 9
Forbes Road 8
Freshman pitcher Haley Lashinsky lasted eight innings for the Forbes Road Lady Cardinals, who narrowly lost to the Northern Bedford Panthers last Thursday 9-8. Lashinsky totalled eight hits and eight strikeouts but led the Cardinals at the plate with a three-run homer in the fifth inning.
Northern Bedford 17
Forbes Road 5
With a lack of pitching depth, the Forbes Road Cardinals dropped the second game of last Thursday’s double header to Northern Bedford by the disappointing score of 17- 5. Freshman pitcher Braylin Hohman opened the game with one strikeout and seven walks, while Corri Parsons finished out the game with four walks.
Southern Fulton 7
Southern Fulton picked up its very first win of the season last Tuesday with a 7-1 Sideling Hill League victory over the Everett Warriors. Pitcher Marley Elbin lasted all seven innings for the Lady Indians, striking out six batters and walking three.At the plate, Maddie Mellott went four-forfour, which included a double, three runs and an RBI. Teammate Kelsey White was two-for-three with a double and 3 RBIs.
Juniata Valley 13
Juniata Valley racked up 12 runs between the second and third innings Monday night to slip by the Mc- Connellsburg Spartans by the final score of 13-8. Pitcher Caleb Christy took his first loss of the season with two strikeouts, two walks, nine hits and nine earned runs. Salem Mellott and Evan Appleby took the mound as relief pitchers, combining for slightly more than three innings of non-league action. Appleby and Christy both had doubles, and Levi Crouse and Darren Mc- Quade rounded out the day with triples.
McConnellsburg leapt out to an early lead last Wednesday scoring seven runs in the second inning for a 8-1 non-league win over Hope for Hyndman. Evan Appleby finished the match batting two-for-four at the plate with two RBIs, and teammate Levi Crouse also added an RBI. Pitcher Caleb Christy struck out five batters and allowed four hits.
Ethan Mellott picked up his first win of the season for the victorious McConnellsburg Spartans, who rallied for a 16-3 trouncing of Hope for Hyndman. Mellott struck out two batters, allowed two walks and three hits in four innings. Mellott added a double as did teammates Jesse Swope, Levi Crouse and Tristin Deneen.
Southern Fulton 12
Southern Fulton had no trouble dispensing of the Fannett-Metal Tigers last Thursday, cruising to a 12-2 win. Nathan Koontz gave up four hits during five innings on the mound while also totalling 11 strikeouts and one walk during his first career win for the Indians. At the plate, Zane Baker went twofor three with a double, three runs and an RBI. Teammate Brayden Litton batted twofor four with a double and a run
Southern Fulton 14
Southern Fulton Indian Jake Fitz had a perfect day at the plate batting threefor three with a double during his team’s 14-3 Sideling Hill League win over Fannett-Metal last Thursday. Teammate Tristin Douglas batted three-for-five with a tworun homer and three RBIs. Following Casey Elbin and Douglas on the mound, pitcher Brayden Litton took the win with only one walk.
Northern Bedford 14
Forbes Road 4
Cardinal Brett Burger connected for a homerun in the fifth inning last Thursday evening during Forbes Road’s 14-4 loss to Northern Bedford. Fellow Cardinals garnering hits in the Sideling Hill League loss were Ryan Hann, Doug Everts and Kyle Schoen. Burger also came to the mound in the fourth inning as relief pitcher for Casey Wade.
Northern Bedford 7
Forbes Road 0
Forbes Road was sweptaway in a double-header to Northern Bedford last Thursday, dropping the second Sideling Hill League match of 7-0. Dylan Black took the loss on the mound for the Cardinals, who saw some relief action from Hunter Horton. Kyle Schoen finished out the game with two hits, and Tristan Gelvin and Casey Wade both added one.
McConnellsburg committed 10 errors Friday night at home against Shade, who was all too willing to capitalize on the mistakes for a 12-7 non-league win. In being handed their first loss of the spring season, McConnellsburg’s Levi Crouse dished out three strikeouts while also giving up four walks, five hits and 10 earned runs. At the plate relief pitcher Jesse Swope batted three-for-four. Teammates Dalton Garlock and Evan Appleby both went two-for-three, and Crouse rounded out the day going two-for-four with a homer and two RBIs.
Southern Fulton 10
Southern Fulton watched its eight-run lead dwindle away during the fifth inning last Tuesday, but the Indians held on for a narrow 10- 8 Sideling Hill League win over Everett. Pitcher Jordan Clingerman picked up his first win on the mound for Southern Fulton and also closed out the league match with three RBIs and two hits. Seth Hall and Brayden Litton also contributed two hits each, and Zane Baker had his team’s only extra-base hit with a double.
Mercersburg Academy 61
McConnellsburg overcame Mercersburg Academy as well as Hancock last Wednesday with some key throws by Ryan Stoeckle. Stoeckle took the shot put and discus, while teammate Nick Whitsel wrapped up the day with a first-place victory in the javelin. Whitsel also ran a leg for the winning 400 relay team of Corey Hill, Hunter Miller and Tony White. Whitsel went on to be a part of the victorious 1600 relay team with teammates Hill, Matt Snyder and Alex Keaton. The 3200 relay team of Nathan Peters, Larry Wilson, Snyder and Macklin Hawkins took a first-place finish. Others winners included Hill, 100 hurdles; White, 100 meter; Keaton, 300 hurdles; Miller, high jump; and Theo Mordecai, long jump.
Mercersburg Academy 104
McConnellsburg garnered three first-place finishes last Wednesday during a tri-meet with Mercersburg Academy and Hancock, Md. Breanna Worthing clinched the 800 meter, while Nikki Fleming and Rikki Green took the high jump and discus, respectively.