The undefeated Marion Center scored all of its races in the first three innings, and that was enough to keep United 5-2 in the Heritage Conference baseball game on Monday.
Parker Black had three strikes, and Nick Paconi, Alex Stewart and Landin Bennett made two to trigger a Marion Center attack. Stewart and Bennett ripped off the only extra base hits in the game, both doubles. Skyler Olpa had a pair of IRBs.
Dakota Brecken earned the win by making 41/3 of innings, allowing one run and seven strokes. Braden Reichenbach made the final 22/3 innings and registered a save.
Kaden McCally, Wade Plowman and Ben Tomb have combined six of United’s seven hits, all singles. McCauley scored twice, and Tomb rode in both races.
Brad Felix of United made the first four innings, allowing two earned runs and struck out six. Zach Travis closed the last two frames, allowing five shots without giving up.
“Both teams did pretty well,” said Marion Center coach Mike Paconi. “We hit the ball well. We detained a lot of children, but it was a good all-around. “
On Wednesday, both teams hold home games. The Marion Center (7-0) welcomes Penns Manor, and United (4-3) plays with Bishop Gilfoil.
VALLEY OF THE RIVER 14, CAMBRIA HEIGHTS 2: Rocco Bartolini and Cole Kennedy had two strokes each and three RBIs, and Cambria Heights made eight mistakes that led to eight unearned runs in the River Valley prank in the Heritage Conference game.
River Valley (4-2) scored six runs in the first two innings and added six in the third and two in the fourth.
Andrew Baker had two doubles, scored three goals and knocked out in the run. Cameron Roe, Angela Bartolini and Rocco Bartolini scored in a couple of races. There were six additional base strikes in the river valley.
Cole Simmons went the distance, allowing nine punches and one earned run, and two swinging.
Adam Ford distinguished himself and tripled for Cumbria Heights.
Both teams will play on Wednesday. Cambria Heights (0-5) hosts Northern Cumbria, and River Valley welcomes the Homer Center.
WEST SAMOKIN 15, PENNS MANOR 0: West Shamokin snatched 13 hits, including eight for extra bases, and Peyton Harter broke four innings with one hit in the Heritage Conference game.
West Shamokin (4-5) scored three wounds in the first inning, seven in the second and added five in the last two frames to win by the rules of mercy.
The Five Wolves had several hits: Nick Buffon, Cody Baker, Lou Swartz, Camden Eddie and Seth Matson. Baker made a pair of doubles, Jacob Steele tripled, and Eddie doubled and made a home run. Lou Schwartz had four races and Buffon scored four.
Harter crossed out seven and passed two.
West Shamokin plays on the Purchase Line on Wednesday, and Penns Manor (0-5) welcomes North Cumbria today.
HUMER CENTER 18-13, BUILDING LINE 0-0: The Homer-Center gave up just one hit during the double crossing of the Purchase Line in action by the Heritage Conference.
In two games, the Wildcats made 31 races with 15 rebounds.
In the first game, Anthony Rowland and Michael Kreichich scored seven bouncers and played two in a mercy-winning victory in four halves, while Owen Sayani scored the only base strike of the day with a double. Braden Dunn, Sayani, Caleb Palmer and Aiden Beckin recorded two RBI each.
Austin Chambers received the Red Dragons ’only hit with a single in the third inning.
In Game 2, Sayani swung nine bouncers and made one walk in five innings to avoid the game.
Andrew String of Homer-Center went 3-on-4 with three RBIs, and Dunn had three RBIs with two hits.
Dan was a perfect 4-on-4 between the two games.
Both teams will play on Wednesday. Homer-Center (3-3) hosts River Valley, and Purchase Line (1-5) welcomes West Shamokin.
KNOCH 10, INDIA 9: Braden Wings made a single hit that highlighted the rally in Knock’s ninth inning in a comeback victory over Indiana in WPIAL Section 1-AAAA.
With an equal 6th game at the end of seven innings, Indiana (7-4, 4-3) took the lead, breaking into the top of the eighth in the RBI single from Stephen Budash, who scored Zach Tortarello.
Knights responded with a resultant error to send her to the ninth inning.
Indiana answered at the top of the ninth with the pair running but unable to hold back. Dathan Gillis decided to make two starts and tie the game at 9, which was then followed by a game kick by Wings.
Ben Ryan had three strikes, including a double, and two RBIs to lead Indiana. Budash, Garrison Daguerre and Nick Love had two hits each. Daguerre tripled, and Budash doubled.
Angela DeLeonardis won by scoring two in her last two innings. Gavin Homer finished the game for Indiana and was defeated.
Indiana today hosts Night (7-2, 5-2).