The Uniontown Legion finally began its Fayette American Legion Baseball League season Wednesday night, and got off to a rousing start with an 11-0 victory at Connellsville in five innings.
The visitors scored once in the top of the second inning, and then plated five runs in third (with two outs) and fifth innings to invoke the mercy rule.
Connellsville starter Austin Petraglia was betrayed by his defense, allowing six runs — all unearned — in three innings of work.
Garrett Myers went the distance for the win, allowing singles to Jake Frick and Collyn Flynn. He struck out eight and walked two.
Chad Petrush had a pair of doubles and three RBI for Uniontown. Santino Marra also doubled.
Connellsville goes to 4-2.
Belle Vernon 15, Smithfield-Fairchance 7 — The home team made the most of its 11 hits to secure a victory over visiting Smithfield-Fairchance.
The visitors led 2-0 heading into the bottom of the second inning, but Belle Vernon (4-2) scored seven runs after sending 10 batters to the plate. The big blow of the inning was Bob Boyer’s bases-loaded double.
Belle Vernon then batted around again to plate six runs in the bottom of the third inning for a 13-3 lead.
Smithfield-Fairchance (3-2) avoided the mercy rule with four runs in the top of the fifth inning, but Belle Vernon countered with a pair in the bottom of the inning.
Keaton Riley started and went 4.1 innings for the win. Ben LaCarte pitched 2.2 scoreless innings to finish the game.
Jared Hartman had three singles, scored three runs and had two RBI for Belle Vernon. Nick Stanger, Andrew Eckels and Boyer all had two hits. Max Gauden added a double.
Jake Cappellini took the loss for Smithfield-Fairchance (3-2). He also had a double and single.
Josh Szerensci tripled, and Willie Palmer and Noah Mildren both had two singles.
Farmington 9, Waynesburg 3 — Waynesburg rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the third inning, but Farmington rallied late for a 9-3 road victory.
Farmington improves to 5-2, while Waynesburg slips to 1-5.
Farmington scored two runs in the top of the first inning and another in the third, but the home team scored three in the bottom of the third inning.
The visitors broke the tie with two runs in the top of the sixth inning and put the game away with four in the top of the seventh.
Jeremy Saliba, John Harim and Nolan Sennett all had two hits for Farmington. Alan VanSickle, Harim and Wyatt Rishel drove in a pair of runs. Harim come on in relief to secure the win, striking out five.
Evan Zimmer took the loss, striking out seven.
Colonial 3 4, Carmichaels 2 -- DJ Zimcosky's two-run home run in the top of the fourth inning gave Colonial 3 the first lead, and Preston Frost and Rocco Frisco made the advantage stand.
Colonial 3 added another run in the fourth inning for a 3-0 lead and then scored a solo run in the fifth inning.
Carmichaels scored both of its runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Frost and Austin Lincoski both had a double and single in the victory.
Frost struck out five and walked one for the win. Frisco then came on to earn the save. The pair combined to allow only four hits.
Logan Mayhle struck out four and walked one in the loss. He also had a double.
Fayette County League
Mitch’s Bail Bonds 4, Carmichaels 2 — Mitch’s Bail Bonds rallied from a 2-0 deficit with four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to hand the Copperheads their first loss of the season.
Mitch’s Bail Bonds improves to 5-2.
Adam Jacko drove in the first run of the bottom of the fourth inning with a single. Bo Conrad walked with the bases loaded, and Branson Auckerman capped the rally with a two-run single.
Carmichaels (5-1) scored single runs in the top of the third and fourth innings.
Gage Clark went the distance for the win, allowing one earned run on four hits with four strikeouts and two walks.
Mitch’s Bail Bonds’ Louden Conte doubled for the lone extra-base hit of the game. Tommy Kegerreis had a pair of singles.
Jacob Kinsell also went the distance in the loss, allowing four earned runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts and one walk.
Mill Run 23, BDE Bandits 0 — Jimmy Malone threw a two-hitter and doubled in the Millers’ five-inning road victory.
Malone struck out six and walked three as Mill Run improves to 5-0.
Garrett Brooks blasted a two-run home run in the 9-run first inning. He finished 3-for-3 with three RBI.
Nolan Porterfield tripled, double and drove in three runs for Mill Run. Parker Janosko went 4-for-4 with a triple and four RBI. Hayden Harvey was 4-for-5 with two RBI. Dakota McWilliams finished with a double, single and two RBI. Gavin Sikorski also doubled.