YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL: Kovacik improves to 7-0
Kovacik Insurance scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and improved to 7-0 by outlasting Young Township, 6-4, in an Indiana County Youth Legion baseball game Monday at WyoTech Park.
The Giants trailed 4-2 before plating four runs on three hits, two errors and a hit batsman in the sixth to take a 6-4 lead. Omar Ward stroked a two-run single to highlight the rally.
Ward singled twice to lead Kovacik Insurance.
Ryan Shirley struck out three, walked none and allowed no hits in two innings of relief to earn the win. Gaston started and struck out six, walked three and allowed four hits in 4 1-3 innings.
Young Township’s Devin Fairman struck out four, walked five and allowed six hits.
Kovacik Insurance travels to Walbeck Insurance on Thursday, and Young Township (5-3) visits Walbeck Insurance on Saturday.
INDIANA LIONS 10, CLYMER LEGION 4: Indiana Lions outhit Clymer Legion 10-3 and plated the game’s final six runs to score its second of two wins on the day in a game that was shortened to six innings due to darkness at Lions Field.
The Lions scored six runs in the last two innings, including four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Taylor Hudzicki singled and doubled to lead Indiana Lions. Brayden Lorelli and Trajan Jones stroked two singles apiece.
Tommy Budash struck out five and surrendered three hits in five innings to notch the win. Ian Helsel struck out two in one inning of relief.
Losing pitcher Clayton Stupic struck out five in five innings.
INDIANA LIONS 10, CLYMER LEGION 2: Earlier in the day, Indiana Lions scored seven runs in the last two innings to best Clymer Legion in a game that was originally suspended due to darkness in the fifth inning on May 12.
Helsel belted two doubles to power Indiana Lions.
Lorelli struck out eight and allowed just two hits in 6 2-3 innings to pick up the win.
Both teams play Wednesday. Indiana Lions (6-4) travels to Shoemaker Funeral Home, and Clymer Legion visits I-Medical.
MARION CENTER 15, WALBECK INSURANCE 13: Marion Center drew 19 walks and used rallies in the first and seventh innings to outlast Walbeck Insurance at First Commonwealth Field.
Marion Center scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to take a nine-run lead, 15-6.
Walbeck Insurance plated seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to trim Marion Center’s lead to 15-13.
But Marion Center reliever Tyler Howells worked out of the jam, getting a strikeout to end the game.
Jordan Williams earned the win for Marion Center.
Marion Center (4-3) plays host to I-Medical on Monday.
SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME 12, WALBECK INSURANCE 11: In a continuation game against Walbeck Insurance, Dylan Direnzo ripped an RBI single in the top of the 11th inning to lift Shoemaker Funeral to its first win of the season at First Commonwealth Field.
The game was suspended due to darkness in the top of the 11th on May 7.
Brent Ratkus singled, stole second base and scored the game-winning run on Direnzo’s base hit to right field with no outs in the 11th.
In the bottom of the 11th, Direnzo struck out Jesse Lee and Ryan Orsargos before inducing a pop out from Tim Alcon.
Shoemaker Funeral Home welcomes Indiana Lions on Wednesday, and Walbeck Insurance (4-5) plays host to Young Township on Saturday.
S.W. JACK 13, I-MEDICAL 7: S.W. Jack broke a 7-7 tie by scoring five runs in the sixth inning of a victory at I-Medical.
In the sixth, Luke Thomas and Taylor Squiric stroked back-to-back extra-base hits that drove in runs, Luke Wachob knocked in a run with a fielder’s choice grounder, and two runs scored on an error.
Squiric drove in three runs and picked up the win.
Both teams play Wednesday. S.W. Jack plays at United NRG, and I-Medical plays host to Clymer Legion.