High school roundup
John F. Kennedy’s Alec Rossi hit a game-winning two-run single to left field in the bottom of the seventh inning to vault the Eagles past Kennedy Catholic (Pa.), 14-13, in a non-conference slugfest.
John F. Kennedy came back from an 11-4 deficit, scoring six runs in the fifth inning to take a 12-11 lead. Kennedy Catholic retook the lead with a two-run seventh, setting up Rossi’s heroics. Chandler Diles and Anthony Marzullo scored on the play, with Marzullo sliding in just ahead of the tag.
Maplewood’s Austin Brunstetter followed up a 17-strikeout performance on Monday by fanning 16 Panthers in the Rockets’ 11-0 win at Bristol on Thursday.
Howland’s Kurtis Kuszmaul earned the victory on the mound and helped his own cause with two hits and three RBIs to give the Tigers the victory over Hubbard.
Kyle Harris hit a two-run double in the fourth inning for Girard, putting the icing on the cake to a 5-1 victory over Newton Falls. The Indians scored three runs in that inning, improving their record to 4-8 (2-3). Tyler Alejars added three hits for Girard.
The LaBrae Vikings used a four-run fifth inning to secure the victory over Liberty in AAC, National Division action. Grant Sprague had two hits and three RBIs for the Vikings. Brandon Bergstrom added two hits and two RBIs.
Emily Price and Hannah Burke each homered to help Howland outslug Hubbard, 12-7, in an All-American Conference, American Division victory. Burke connected on a three-run blast in the fifth inning to help the Tigers come back from a 6-0 deficit. Price hit a two-run shot earlier in the game. The game was tied after seven innings, but Howland scored five times in the eighth to blow the game open.
Liberty scored three runs in the top of the eighth to edge Western Reserve, 8-6, in a non-conference battle. Lyndsay Johnson struck out nine for the Leopards, while Kimmy Cordy smacked a team-best three hits and two RBIs.
Taylor Miokovic socked two home runs and drove in eight runs, and Kasie Serich pitched a perfect game as the Bulldogs pounded Beaver Local, 25-0, in a five-inning All-American Conference, American Division battle.
Amber Dietz struck out 12 and didn’t yield an earned run over seven innings of a 9-3 Northeastern Athletic Conference victory over Badger. Susanne Silvernail led the offense with two hits, a triple and three RBIs. Dietz added three singles.
It was a tight contest in Bristol, with the Panthers pulling out the 2-0 victory over league rival Maplewood. In the sixth inning, Bristol’s Kylie Stoneman got on base after being hit by a pitch, then advanced all the way to home on three passed balls. The next run came by way of Lauren Elza, who got on base with a double, then scored on a Megan Adams bunt that was overthrown at first base.
Lordstown scored 10 runs in the third inning en route to its win over McDonald. Sami Heverly had two hits and four RBIs in the game.
South Range had six players with multiple hits, including Stevie Taylor with three hits and four RBIs.