CENTER TOWNSHIP — Homer-Center and Indiana split the annual Teddy Bear Fund baseball and softball games at First Commonwealth Bank Field, finishing just before the rain arrived on Saturday evening.
Homer-Center won the baseball game, 6-0, after Indiana won the softball game, 11-0.
Homer-Center’s Nathan Davis, the second batter in the bottom of the first inning, hit a two-run home run following Canyon Rankin’s leadoff double to propel the Wildcats to a 6-0 victory in the baseball game.
The Wildcats went on to score four more runs in the next two innings to take a 6-0 lead, with Rankin and Ian Vilcek driving in runs. Rankin, Davis and Tyler Federinko each had two of Homer-Center’s seven hits.
Vilcek pitched the first six innings and posted the win, striking out four and walking one. Davis pitched the seventh.
Austin Homer had three of Indiana’s six hits.
Homer-Center (8-4) plays at Northern Cambria on Tuesday. Indiana (0-13) plays at Tough on Tuesday.
In the softball game, Indiana scored an 11-1 victory that was stopped after six innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Indiana’s Haleigh Zimmerman smacked a three-run home run in a four-run second inning. She finished with three hits, and Cleo McMahan also banged out three hits, including a double, and drove in two runs. Audrey Barbus stroked two hits, including a double, and Sara Zimmerman chipped in two hits.
Savanna Ahlborn had two hits for Homer-Center.
Haleigh Zimmerman picked up the win, striking out one without issuing a walk in three innings.
Indiana (8-4) plays at Yough on Tuesday. Homer-Center (1-5) plays at Northern Cambria on Tuesday.