Roundup: Brookfield qualifies 6 for regionals; Sharon softball edges Meadville in thriller

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May 21—TRACK & FIELD

Six Brookfield High athletes qualified for the regional meet with their performances on Friday at the Springfield Division III District meet at Springfield Local High School.

Aiden Jones (100), Christian Davis (400), the boys 400 relay team, Ryan Tetrick (shot put), and Cailey Wellman (300 hurdles) advance to regionals May 25 and 27 at Massillon Perry High School.

Jones took first place in the 100 (11.07) and was part of the foursome that placed third in the 400 relay (44.0). His teammates were Brett Carsone, Christian Davis, and Colin Murphy). Jones also placed fifth in the 200 (23.04).

Davis clocked in at 51.97 to place second in the 400, Carsone was seventh in the 100 (11.53), and Tetrick took third in the shot put (52-4 3/4) and sixth in the discus (131-5).

Wellman finished third in the 300 hurdles in 50.13, placed fifth in the long jump (15-1), and sixth in the 100 hurdles (17.45).

McDonald boys rolled to the team title with 115 points, followed by Springfield Local (67.5), Lowellville (63), Warren JFK (46), Crestview (51). Brookfield (39) finished sixth.

The top five girls teams were McDonald (85), Springfield Local (81), Mineral Ridge (72), Pymatuning Valley (62), and Lowellville (54). Brookfield (13) finished 13th.

SOFTBALL

— Sharon 6, Meadville 5 (8 inn.) — On senior night at Wengler Field in Sharon, Miranda Metro drew a leadoff walk in the eighth inning and Ella Connelly ripped a walkoff double to the right center field gap to give the Tigers (11-9) a thrilling non-region win.

In the top of the eighth, Metro worked out of a two-out, bases loaded jam by recording a strikeout.

Region 5 Meadville (6-12) led 5-0 after four innings of play. Region 4 Sharon cut the lead to 5-4 on singles by Metro, Iresha Norris, and Lexi Berkson while Claire Bodien ripped a two-run double.

Sharon tied the game in the bottom of the seventh via Ella Brown's one-out double and Berkson's game-tying RBI single.

Metro went the distance in the circle for the Tigers. She struck out seven batters, only issued one walk, and gave up four earned runs on 10 hits.

Bodien doubled, singled, and drove in a pair of runs for Sharon, Norris and Berkson both had two singles and an RBI, Brown doubled, singled, and drove in a run, Connelly doubled and had an RBI, and Metro singled and walked three times.

Rylee Kregel led Meadville at the plate with three singles and three RBIs, Avery Phillips contributed a pair of singles and an RBI, and Katie Say added two singles.

Kregel went the distance for the Bulldogs. She fanned four batters and walked seven.

Sharon's seniors are Metro, Norris, Berkson, Brown, and Kaley McMahon.

Sharon opens the District 10 Class 3A playoffs at 5 p.m. Tuesday against North East at Penn State Behrend. The Tigers are seeded fifth. North East is the No. 4 seed.

BASEBALL

— Warren 13, Sharpsville 3 (5 inn.) — At Warren, Konner Hoffman homered, doubled, singled, and drove in five runs to power the Region 5 Dragons (4-13) past the Region 1 Blue Devils (15-4).

Archie Teconchuk doubled, ripped three singles, and drove in four runs for Warren. Also, Brady Berdine singled twice and drove in two runs, J.T. Blum contributed a pair of singles, and Ben Sowa singled and drove in a run.

Eric Dippold went the distance on the mound for the Dragons. He fanned four batters, walked six, and only allowed five hits.

Carter DeJulia (three innings) and Eric Lindstedt pitched for Sharpsville. They combined on three strikeouts, four walks, and surrendered 13 hits.

At the plate, Jack Leipheimer doubled and drove in two runs for the Blue Devils and Stephen Tarnoci doubled and singled.

Sharpsville is the No. 1 seed in the District 10 Class 2A playoffs. The Blue Devils battle eighth-seeded Iroquois at 7 p.m. Monday at Slippery Rock University's Jack Critchfield Park.