SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. (WKBN) — With a 4-1 win over Lakeview, the Sharspville baseball team claimed the District 10 Class 2A championship.
“That energy that smiles, you know, that that makes up for everything even like the low points in the season,” Sharpsville head coach Ryan Morris said. “So hopefully we can continue this win streak and make a little run here in the state playoffs.”
Blue Devils senior Braden Scarvel got Sharpsville going with a triple in the second inning, later scoring on a Jake Tonty sacrifice fly.
Then down 2-0, the Sailors cut into the lead with Maddox Brown’s sac fly of their own to go down 2-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning.
But it was Sharpsville senior Stephen Tarnoci coming through in the clutch with a 2-run single to give them a 4-1 cushion in the fifth.
“We lost the Greenville, lost to Lakeview,” Tarnoci said. “We came back, we beat Greenville and we beat Lakeview to win the championship so I knew I had to help out the team there when it was when we were up two one, we knew we needed a couple of runs and I just had to do my job and put two on the board.”
Tarnoci also started on the mound for the Blue Devils and added three scoreless innings before Kaden Wygant’s two innings in relief to pick up the win.
Sharpsville pitcher Jack Leipheimer pitched two innings in relief on his way to picking up a save in the win.
“It’s an amazing feeling, you know, as a senior and coming out here, winning D-10, coming out with a bang, closing the game, it just feels amazing,” Leipheimer said.
The Blue Devils improve to 15-7 and now won six consecutive games as they move on to the PIAA playoffs.