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JFK SHOWCASES THEIR SKILL

STRUTHERS OH- Warren JFK showcased their dominance on Friday night with a commanding 6-2 victory over Ursuline.

JFK’s offense was led by Michael Bartoe and Santino Ciambotti, who both went 2-for-3 with Bartoe driving in 2 RBIs and scoring a run, while Ciambotti added an RBI and a run scored. Jaden Rishel, Michael Condoleon, Caleb Hadley, Taggart Carfangia, and Dom Ryan each contributed hits and runs to bolster the Eagles’ offense.

On the mound, Taggart Carfangia delivered a stellar performance, pitching 6.1 innings, allowing just 3 hits and no earned runs while striking out 6 Ursuline batters.

Ursuline’s offense struggled to gain momentum, with Rowan Urbach and Luke Kollar each driving in a run. AJ Snyder and Jake Bednar also contributed with runs scored.

URSULINE UNBOTHERED ON THE ROAD

Ursuline showcased their strength on the road Friday with a solid 7-4 victory over Madison.

The Ursuline offense was firing on all cylinders, led by Katie Koulianos, who went 4-4 with 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Arri Wendt contributed with 2 hits and 2 RBIs, while Brooke Burton scored twice on her 3 hits. Gia Schiavone also played a key role, reaching base with a hit and a walk, scoring 2 runs.

In the circle, Bella Zamaria dominated for 5 innings, allowing just 2 hits and no runs while striking out 1. Lilly Ditz pitched the final 2 innings, giving up 2 earned runs on 5 hits while striking out 2.

With a balanced offensive attack and solid pitching, Ursuline secured the win and continued their successful road trip.

HOWLAND CLIPS THE CLOVERS; UPSET IRISH

HOWLAND, OH- The Howland Tigers clinched a signature 4-1 win over Ursuline on Thursday, with the action heating up in the second inning. Luca Fronzaglio sparked the scoring with a fielder’s choice that put Howland on the board first.

Fresh off an emotional win over Cardinal Mooney on Wednesday, Ursuline quickly responded in the fifth, tying the game at one apiece thanks to Antonio Rutland’s sharp play on a fielder’s choice. But Howland wasn’t done yet. Back in the box in the fifth, Fronzaglio smacked a double to reclaim the lead, and additional plays widened the gap to 3-1.

Sully O’Donnell was the main man on the mound for Howland, tossing a solid seven innings, letting up just one run on three hits, and striking out one. Over at Ursuline, Thomas Kosovan was tasked with the start, surrendering four runs across six innings despite sending five batters back to the bench on strikes.

Fronzaglio wasn’t just doing damage with his arm; he also led Howland at the plate, going 1-for-2 and driving in two crucial runs. Dominic Santee, Brayden Kovarik, Aidan Anders, and Anthony Marimpietri each added a hit to Howland’s tally.

For Ursuline, Joe Balog got the bat going with two hits, but the team couldn’t capitalize enough to turn the game around. Despite their flawless defensive play, highlighted by AJ Snyder handling the most chances in the field, it wasn’t enough to stave off Howland’s charge.

Howland’s next challenge is Struthers, coming to town on Friday, ready for another showdown on their home turf.  Ursuline will return to Bob Cene Park tomorrow to take on Warren JFK.

IRISH TURN THE PAGE ON MOONEY

STRUTHERS, OH- On Wednesday, it was a pitcher’s duel in Chapter 2 of ‘The Holy War, but Ursuline came out on top in this version, blanking Cardinal Mooney 3-0. CJ Frasco was lights out for Ursuline, carving up the opposition from the mound.

Frasco was in fine form, going the distance with a complete game shutout, racking up an impressive 13 strikeouts while scattering just four hits and issuing three walks.

Ursuline struck early, with Thomas Pesa driving in the game’s first run with a single in the first inning. That early lead proved crucial as pitching dominated the day.

On the other side, Cardinal Mooney’s pitching wasn’t too shabby either. Jonathan Brenner started the game and worked into the sixth, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits while striking out seven and walking five. Ford Stacy came in relief and held things steady, but the damage had already been done.

At the plate, Ursuline spread the offense around with Luke Kollar, Anthony Triveri, Joe Balog, Pesa, and Rowan Urbach each picking up a hit. Urbach made his count, driving in two runs to pad Ursuline’s lead.

For Cardinal Mooney, the bats were quieter, but Ryan Reese, Kaden Reese, Trent Litman, and Vince Gentile each managed to notch a hit.

Ursuline will look to carry this momentum into their next game against Howland on Thursday, hoping to replicate their strong pitching and timely hitting.  Mooney will try to snap a 5-game skid against Lake Center Christian on Friday.

SOUTH RANGE RUNNING TOWARDS THE FINAL STRETCH

CANFIELD OH- South Range came out swinging on Tuesday, delivering a commanding 12-2 run-rule victory over Ursuline.

The South Range offense was firing on all cylinders, led by Solena DeJesus’s outstanding performance. DeJesus went 3 for 4 at the plate, driving in an impressive 6 RBIs and scoring a run. Anna Aey contributed with a homer and an RBI, while Giada Pauline added 2 RBIs of her own. Gretchen Bartels and Keira Brogan also had hot bats, each tallying multiple hits and runs scored. Ashley Rupert rounded out the offensive onslaught with 2 hits, 1 RBI, and 2 runs scored.

In the circle, Jayli Wilt was stellar for South Range, pitching 6 innings of shutout ball. Wilt allowed just 2 hits and struck out 6 batters, keeping Ursuline’s offense at bay.

Ursuline managed to get on the board with Brooke Burton driving in a run and Savannah Patrone adding a hit, but it wasn’t enough to match South Range’s offensive firepower.

IRISH LEAN ON OFFENSE TO RUSH RAIDERS

STRUTHERS, OH- Anthony Triveri was on fire, knocking three hits to lead Ursuline Irish past South Range Raiders with a solid 12-4 victory on Monday at Bob Cene Park.

Triveri started strong with a double in the first inning, followed by singles in the third and fourth innings, contributing significantly to the team’s momentum. South Range struck first in the opening frame with Tyson Tarajack singling and Brennen Klasovsky grounding out to bring in runs, but Ursuline quickly responded.

Ursuline took control in the bottom of the first. Triveri’s double was crucial, and alongside a walk by Thomas Pesa and a passed ball, they each plated a run. The Irish then extended their lead in the third with runs batted in by Pesa, Triveri on a tag-up, a single by Thomas Kosovan, and a walk by Rowan Urbach.

Johnny Cambert was solid on the mound for Ursuline, picking up the win after allowing four runs on eight hits across five innings, striking out seven. Julian Tranovich, however, struggled for South Range, giving up ten runs (eight earned) over just under four innings.

Urbach also made an impact in relief for Ursuline, throwing two shutout innings, allowing just two hits, and striking out three.

Ursuline was unstoppable at the plate, amassing 16 hits. Notably, Kosovan, batting ninth, drove in three runs and matched Triveri and Pesa with three hits each. CJ Frasco also added two hits.

South Range also had a decent hitting day with 10 hits. Klasovsky was instrumental, driving in three runs, while Tarajack led with three hits. Tyler Wardle also contributed with two hits. Despite the loss, South Range was flawless in the field, with Konnor Brogan leading with six plays.

Ursuline looks forward to continuing their momentum when they host Cardinal Mooney on Wednesday, and South Range will look to rebound at home against Boardman.

IRISH HAVE THEMSELVES A DAY

COLUMBIANA OH- Ursuline dominated Columbiana on Saturday, securing a commanding 12-0 victory. The Irish exploded for 11 runs in the third inning, propelling them to the win.

Ursuline’s offense was firing on all cylinders, led by Luke Kollar who went 1-for-3 with 3 RBIs and 1 run scored. AJ Snyder had a perfect day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored, while Rowan Urbach contributed with a 1-for-2 performance, driving in 2 RBIs and scoring a run. CJ Frasco also chipped in with 1 RBI and 1 run scored.

On the mound, Joe Balog delivered a stellar performance for Ursuline, pitching a complete game shutout. Balog allowed just 2 hits and struck out 8 batters in 5 innings of work. For Columbiana, Devin Daugherty and Colin Keleman each recorded a hit.

IRISH AND BLUE STREAKS SPLIT TWIN BILLING

STRUTHERS, OH- In a rare Friday doubleheader at Bob Cene Park, Ursuline Irish came out strong in the first game, scoring four runs in the opening inning to secure a 7-1 victory over Lake Blue Streaks. Thomas Pesa and Joe Balog were the early heroes, with Pesa singling to bring in two runs and Balog doubling for another two.

Anthony Triveri clinched the win for Ursuline, controlling the game from the mound by allowing just one run over seven innings and striking out four. On the other side, #21 took the loss for Lake, coming in relief and giving up two runs in less than three innings. Dylan Sponseller started for Lake, and struggled a bit, giving up five runs.

Ursuline made the most of their at-bats, collecting 10 hits. Balog, batting seventh, drove in three runs and went 1-for-2, while Triveri led with three hits. Luke Kollar, Pesa, and Rowan Urbach each had solid hits as well.

For Lake, leadoff hitter Degeorge got two hits, and Emmitt Filisky contributed with an RBI. The team was sharp defensively, turning a double play and making no errors in the field.

Game 2 saw the tables turn as Lake Blue Streaks adjusted and took a 7-3 win over Ursuline.

This time, Ursuline was first on the board with Joe Balog singling in the third to score a run, but Lake quickly responded. Ty Degeorge’s single in the fourth helped them tie it, and then they took a lead in the fifth from a couple of walks.

Will Feser earned the win in relief for Lake, allowing no runs and striking out two in two innings. For Ursuline, Dom Polkovitch was tagged with the loss after surrendering three runs in his two innings of work. Thomas Kosovan started for Ursuline, and AJ Mitchell for Lake, each putting in strong efforts.

Balog again led Ursuline at the plate with an RBI, going 2-for-4. Lake stacked up 11 hits, with Degeorge and Noah Kubasky each grabbing two, and Degeorge also driving in three runs.

Lake showed their speed on the bases, stealing eight bases and turning a double play, matching their error-free defensive performance from the first game.

Ursuline is set to host South Range in their next game on Monday.

IRISH HAVE A FLAIR FOR THE DRAMATIC

It was a back-and-forth battle on Friday night as Ursuline and Hubbard engaged in a tug of war on the softball diamond. In a dramatic turn of events, Ursuline scored 2 runs in the top of the 7th inning to take the lead and held on in the bottom half for a thrilling 7-6 victory.

Leading the charge for Ursuline’s offense was Savannah Patrone, who went 3-for-4 with 1 RBI. Katie Koulianos contributed with a 1-for-3 performance, driving in 1 RBI and scoring a run, while Arri Wendt went 2-for-4 with 1 RBI and 1 run scored. Gia Schiavone added to the scoring with 1 run scored.

In the circle, Lilly Ditz battled through 5.2 innings, allowing 9 hits and 5 earned runs while tallying 3 strikeouts.

Hubbard put up a strong fight with Alexis Gregory leading the offense, going 3-for-4 with 1 RBI. Ashley Masluk scored 2 runs on her 2-for-3 performance, while Lauren Komorek added a hit and a walk, crossing the plate once. Haleigh Taylor also contributed with a hit and a walk.

SCHIAVONE SHINES THE BRIGHTEST

YOUNGSTOWN OH- When you watch Gia Schiavone play softball, it’s not just her skill on the field that stands out—it’s her attitude towards leadership that truly sets her apart. As a senior at Ursuline High School, Gia has made it her mission to not only excel in the game she loves but also to uplift and support her teammates in every way possible.

Gia embodies the essence of a servant leader, always putting her teammates’ needs before her own. Whether it’s offering encouragement during tough times, lending a helping hand, or simply being a supportive presence, Gia goes above and beyond to ensure that her team is cohesive and focused, both on and off the field.

Her love for softball began at an early age, nurtured by her father, whose passion for the sport ignited her own. The bond they share through softball has only strengthened over the years, driving Gia to continuously strive for excellence and inspire those around her.

As a senior, Gia’s success at the plate has been nothing short of remarkable. Currently batting .435 with 2 home runs and 18 RBI, she leads by example, showing her determination to go out with a bang in her final season with the Irish.

But Gia’s impact extends far beyond her performance on the field. Her dedication to academics is equally impressive, setting her up for success long after her softball career comes to an end. With plans to continue her academic and athletic journey at Saint Mary’s College, Gia is poised to achieve great things both on the diamond and in the classroom.

Moreover, Gia’s influence on the youth of Ursuline softball is undeniable. Her leadership and mentorship will leave a lasting legacy, with her handprints on the team long after she’s graduated. Through her selfless dedication and unwavering commitment to her teammates, Gia Schiavone has not only made herself a standout player but has also left an indelible mark on the Ursuline softball program.

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