BY COREY GESFORD
Cole Aukema threw four innings of no-hit baseball while Bryden Jerauld and Keith Ely each stroked two hits as Montrose defeated Susquehanna last Wednesday afternoon.
Aukema struck out nine batters and walked only three while containing the Saber hitters. Jerauld had four RBIs and doubled to pace the Meteor hitters. Ely scored twice to go along with his two singles. Nate Giles also doubled for Montrose.
Eric Lee took the loss for Susquehanna surrendering sevens runs on three hits in one and two-thirds of an inning. Gavin Baker gave up six runs on three hits over the same span and and Eric Hall gave up two runs on three hits in an third of an inning.
Blue Ridge took a pair of nail-biting wins from Elk Lake. Josh Goff and Tyler Hillard each had two hits to lead Blue Ridge past Elk Lake 7-6. Goff tied the game with a single in the fifth inning and Hillard doubled the following inning to put the Raiders up for good. Misael Arzola-Velez chipped in with a double for Blue Ridge
Jeff Zawiski picked up the win for the Raiders surrendering the six run on 10 hits while striking out eight Warrior batters. Ben Burchell came on in the seventh to record the final two outs to earn the Save.
Elk Lake was led Joe McAleer and Jack Waldenberger with two hits, including a double by Waldenberger. Caleb Ely took the loss for Elk Lake surrendering the seven runs on eight hits while striking out 4 over four and third innings. Kevin Valvano kept Blue Ridge hitless over one inning and two thirds of relief.
Blue Ridge rallied with three runs in the top of the seventh to earn an 8-6 comeback win against Elk Lake. Carson Koehler and Hillard each had a pair of hits to lead Blue Ridge. Koehler and winning pitcher Kaleb Folk drove in a pair of runs. Folk came in relief of starter Burchell in the fifth and earned the win surrendering a lone run on pair of hits while striking out two. Burchell scattered five hits while striking out two in four and two-thirds of an inning.
Trenton Finch led Elk Lake with three hits and McAleer and Griffin Arnold each had two RBIs. McAleer took the loss on the hill, surrendering five runs on five hits while striking out five in four and two-thirds of relief of Waldenberger.
Waldenberger gave up three runs on two hits while walking four in the first inning and a third. Valvano came in and recorded the final two outs in the seventh.
Andrew Rapisardi scattered five hits and struck out three to earn the complete game win for Montrose in its 7-2 victory over Mountain View. Ely led Montrose’s hitting barrage with three hits, while Nick Warriner, Mikyle and Makeela Fabrizio each had two. The Fabrizio’s each doubled and Jerauld also doubled for the Meteors.
Thomas Johnson had a double for Mountain View, and Alex Showalter also pitched a complete game in the loss surrendering 11 hits with the seven runs while striking out four.
Susquehanna ran into the buzzsaw that is Lackawanna Trail’s Nathan Rolka as the junior pitcher fanned 14 of 15 Saber batters on his way to a five-inning No Hitter in the Lions’ 7-0 win over the Sabers. Anthony Dolfini took the loss for Susquehanna surrendering the seven runs on six hits while striking out six.
Jerome Washo threw a two-hit shutout as Montrose defeated Forest City 3-0. He struck out two and walked one. Jerauld supplied the offense with a two-run homerun.
Rolka also picked up a win against Mountain View when the two teams traveled to PNC Field in Moosic to play. The Eagles jumped out to a 4-1 lead after three innings, but Lackawanna Trail scored eight unanswered to take the 9-4 victory.
Caden Scott led Mountain View with two hits including a double and Nick Craven and Michael DeWolfe chipped in with a pair of hits. Showalter again took the loss for Mountain View surrendering eight runs on nine hits while striking out three. Anthony Neri recorded the final six outs in relief. He gave up one run on one hit and struck out a batter.
Montrose capped Elk Lake’s tough week with a 13-4 win over the Warriors. Mikyle Fabrizio had two hits, including a homerun, and two RBIs and Rapisardi collected three hits and three RBIs to lead the way for the Meteors. Zack Dieck also doubled for one of his two hits and Makeela Fabrizio was also a two-time hitter for Montrose. Ely doubled and drove in three runs.
Washo picked up the win for Montrose as he scattered six hits and struck out six in four innings. Rapisardi pitched the final three innings surrendering three hits while striking out three.
Zach Grovesnor went three for three for Elk Lake and Christian Salsman and Valvano each had two hits for the Warrior cause. Valvano and Finch doubled for Elk Lake.
Valvano took the loss for Elk Lake surrendering six runs on seven hits in relief of starter Caleb Ely. Ely gave up two runs on two hits before departing in the first inning. Salsman pitched the final three and two thirds innings giving up five runs on five hits.