The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

April 14, 2013

Local baseball briefs 4/15/2013


Ingram headed to St. Vincent

When it came to shutting down high-scoring strikers, Bishop McCort senior Sean Ingram had the market cornered.

Whether it was Dominic Ramriez of Westmont Hilltop or Bobby Colvin and Ismail Ahmad of Richland, talented players throughout District 6 struggled to score against Ingram, a four-year starter for the Crimson Crushers who will continue his academic and playing career at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Ingram played outside and center defense for Bishop McCort and his abilities helped the Crimson Crushers to back-to-back District 6 championships in 2011 and 2012 – a first in Bishop McCort’s history.

An all-state nominee as a senior, Ingram served as a captain for Bishop McCort in addition to earning Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference honors.

Ingram selected St. Vincent Seton Hill, Westminster, Pitt-Greensburg and Robert Morris. He plans to major in accounting and has been awarded the St. Vincent Merit Scholarship for academic excellence.

The Bearcats compete in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference and are coached by Keith Harmon. They finished 6-11-1 in 2012.


Alderson-Broaddus outslugs Pitt-Johnstown

Alderson-Broaddus hit four home runs by the end of the second inning to beat Pitt-Johnstown, 14-9, in a WVIAC North Division game Sunday at Point Stadium.

The win salvaged a game of the three-game series for the Battlers (16-18, 11-14).

United High School product Brett Marabito went 4-for-5 with two runs scored for the Mountain Cats (19-16, 10-13). Mike Palkovitz and Kyle Morrow each had two hits and two RBI for UPJ.

Nate Pope started for Pitt-Johnstown and allowed eight runs (four earned) on seven hits.

Mount ends streak

ERIE - Mount Aloysius snapped a 13-game winning streak on Sunday dropping a pair of heartbreakers to Penn State Behrend.

In the opener, Ryan Jacobs pitched a perfect game as the Mounties (16-7) fell 1-0 to the Lions. Derrick Capiak was the hard-luck loser, throwing a complete game with six strikeouts and giving up no earned runs.

The second game went eight innings as the Lions once again prevailed 1-0.

Ian Helsel, Jacob Stumpf and Alex Martin each had singles for the Mounties. Chris Nolan took the loss with 7 1⁄3 innings of work with five strikeouts and giving up just the one earned run.


Mount swept by PS Behrend

CRESSON - Mount Aloysius dropped a twin bill to Penn State Behrend in AMCC conference play on Sunday.

Lindsy Sammarco hit a home run in the third inning and was 3-for-4 in the first game. Jalisa Westover and Taylor Mansfield also had multiple hits in the game.

In Game 2, Megan Thomas was 2-for-2 and Kiersten Lorditch hit a three-run triple for the Mounties, who fell to 17-7.


Kush honored in Pittsburgh

Adam Kush of Westmont was recognized at an awards luncheon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pittsburgh by the Middle States Tennis Committee for his accomplishments.

Kush is the top-ranked 12-year-old boys’ player in Pennsylvania and the third-ranked player in the middle states, which comprises Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Kush is ranked 64th nationally in his age group.