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Shane Smith scored from second base on an error in the top of the seventh inning and Blake McElhaney pitched out of a full-blown jam in the bottom of the inning as Fort Cherry edged Frazier 10-9 in a wild Section 1-AA game Tuesday.

The win by Fort Cherry (9-4, 9-4) eliminated Beth-Center (7-6, 8-7) from playoff contention.

Fort Cherry led 7-0 in the second inning but Frazier (3-10, 4-11) battled back and took a 9-8 lead in the fourth inning. The Rangers tied the score at 9-9 in the sixth when Lane Miller scored on a double by Cam Schaub double.

Schaub had a big game for the Rangers, going 2-for-4 with a home run, double and three RBI. Miller also drove in three runs.

The Rangers took advantage of Frazier’s third error of the game to take the 10-9 lead in the seventh, then saw Frazier use a single and two walks to load the bases with two outs in the bottom of the inning. Winning pitcher Blake McElhaney got Tommy Sedok, Frazier’s cleanup hitter, on a grounder back to the mound to end the game.

• Bentworth’s offense erupted for 10 runs in the bottom of the first inning and the Bearcats cruised to a 14-1 victory over West Greene in a five-inning nonsection game.

Michael Vittone went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI to lead the offense for Bentworth (2-14). Shawn Dziak and Austyn Pistilli each had two hits and scored two runs to back winning pitcher Isiah Russell, who threw a five-hitter with four strikeouts.

Caleb Rice had a double for West Greene (7-10).

• Washington scored four times in the top of the seventh inning to take a seven-run lead, then had to fight off a McGuffey comeback before settling for a wild 11-10 victory in a nonsection game.

Cooper Sharp, Mike Allen and Nick Pawuk each hit a double for Washington (4-12), which took advantage of nine errors by McGuffey (3-16).

Washington used its four-run seventh to take an 11-4 lead. McGuffey then pulled to within 11-10 by scoring six times, the last run scoring on a double by Luke Wagner. After a walk, reliever John Griffin got out the jam by inducing a game-ending groundout to third base.

Bryaden Kay had a double and four RBI for McGuffey. Tyler Smith and Adam Townsend also doubled for the Highlanders.

• Seton-La Salle scored two runs in the top of the seventh to come away with a 5-3 victory over Chartiers-Houston in a non-section game.

Trevor O'Donnell went 2-for-4 and drove in 2 runs for the Rebels (10-9). Jacob Verner, Gunner Conner and Nick Roell each drove in a run.

Andrew Clark went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and a run scored for the Bucs (11-8), who tied the game, 3-3, with two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Noah Minney doubled and Jimmy Sadler had a single and RBI.

Staff Writer

Luke Campbell has been handling a multitude of tasks since joining the Observer-Reporter in 2015, following his graduation from Waynesburg University. He graduated from Waynesburg with a bachelor’s degree in sports broadcasting and information.

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