The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

March 24, 2014

H.S. roundup: Shikellamy baseball starts year with win over Warrior Run

By The Daily Item

TURBOTVILLE — The blustery conditions may have prevented Shikellamy from getting much contact with the ball, but the hits the Braves got were enough to beat Warrior Run in baseball, 7-3, in a five-inning Heartland Athletic Conference cross-over game Monday.

Shikellamy (1-0) had just four hits in the game, but Matt Snyder hit a two-run double in the second inning, and the Braves led 5-0 in the top of the third.

Nick Dunn later led off the fifth with a double before Brandon Kashuba hit an RBI single to bring him home. Jean Turber added a single and two runs scored in the win for Shikellamy.

Jared Bender hit an RBI double in the game for Warrior Run (0-1).

Midd-West 12, Juniata 11

MIDDLEBURG — The Mustangs had three big innings, and Ryan Combs had a hand in all of them to help lead Midd-West to a season-opening nonleague victory.

Combs hit an RBI single in both the first and second innings as Midd-West (1-0) took a 9-7 lead. In the fourth inning Combs singled and scored on a bases-loaded walk by Zane Leister to provide the game-winning run for the Mustangs.

Combs finished 3-for-4 as Midd-West pounded out a total of 13 hits on a cold and windy day.

“It was a brutal night. It was cold, and the kids were cold,” said Midd-West coach Ron Flood. “We didn’t play like we could’ve played, and neither did Juniata.”


Lewisburg 4, South Williamsport 1

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — The Green Dragons continued their season-opening win streak by taking all of their wins in straight sets versus the Mounties in the Heartland-II matchup

Tim Sprunt was nearly perfect in his 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 3 singles, while Nick Chamberlin and Matt Still lost just two games in their No. 1 doubles win for Lewisburg (4-0).

At No 2 doubles, Jack Schroeder and Ben Higgins pulled out a 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) win to seal the Green Dragons’ win.

Selinsgrove 5, Williamsport 0

WILLIAMSPORT — Playing atop the hill at Williamsport High Shool, the Seals fought through the wind and cold to upend the Millionaires in the HAC-I matchup and remain undefeated on the season.

Keying the win for Selinsgrove (3-0) was Rob Smith, who took a 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 win over Nick Meale at No. 1 singles. Theron Fravel took a 4-6, 6-2, 10-7 (super tiebreak) win at No. 3 singles for the Seals.

“It was a cold match. After being on the bus for an hour it was hard for us to get going,” said Selinsgrove coach Duke Fravel. “Once the boys got going, they dominated.”

Danville 3, Shikellamy 2

DANVILLE — The No. 2 doubles team of Bryson Copenhaver and Jon Hauck picked up a 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 2 doubles to lead the Ironmen to the HAC-I victory.

Also winning for Danville (1-2) were Chris Zhang and Justin Eroh at Nos. 1 and 3 singles, respectively

DJ Clark won again at No. 2 singles — 6-1, 6-4 over David Gilliam — to remain undefeated on the season for Shikellamy (0-4).

Jersey Shore 4, Milton 1

MILTON — Alandean Elsayed won his third match in a row, but the rest of the Black Panthers weren’t as lucky when they fell to the Bulldogs in the HAC-I match. Elsayed won 6-2, 6-4 over Brandon Best at No. 1 singles for Milton (0-4).


Lewisburg 14, Selinsgrove 5

LEWISBURG — Hannah Gotoff and Ellen Penn scored four goals apiece in the lopsided Central Susquehanna Lacrosse League win for the Green Dragons.

Gotoff also had three assists for Lewisburg (1-0), plus Amaka Eze had two goals and two assists in the win.

Megan Kahn scored twice to lead Selinsgrove (0-1).