Mountain Cats split
pair with Seton Hill
Jake Warner collectred five hits and drove in four runs, and Derek Younker tossed a complete game to lead Pitt-Johnstown to a 13-7 win over Seton Hill in the opener of a Friday doubleheader at Point Stadium.
The Griffins earned the split with an 8-0 win in the nightcap. Pitt-Johnstown is now 15-9 overall and 7-7 in conference play.
In the opener, the Mountain Cats erased a 3-0 deficit with five runs in the third inning before breaking it open with five more runs in the sixth to seal the win.
Warner was 5-for-5 with a double, triple and four RBI, and Drew Ebersole added three hits, including a solo home run and three RBI to lead a 19-hit Pitt-Johnstown attack. Mike Palkovitz had three hits and drove in a pair, and Sam Barbera had three hits and scored three runs. The Mountain Cats also got two hits from Jeff Campbell and three RBI from Zach Vignero.
Younker improved to 4-2 after allowing seven runs (one unearned) on 13 hits in the complete-game effort. Younker also fanned five and walked just one.
In Game 2, Seton Hill left-hander Alex Haines held Pitt-Johnstown to just three hits and struckout eight in the 8-0 win.
Vignero collected two hits and Kyle Morrow accounted for the only other Mountain Cat base hit.
The Mountain Cats conclude the three-game WVIAC Northern Division series against Seton Hill University with a nine-inning game at 1 p.m. today at Point Stadium.
Bishop McCort freshmen
earn PIHL crown
PITTSBURGH – The Bishop McCort freshmen team defeated Plum 5-1 to claim the PIHL Tournament title on Thursday night at Robert Morris University Island Sports Complex.
The Crushers are 19-0.
Anthony Formica had a pair of goals for the Crushers. Zachary Goins tallied a goal and an assist. Richard Phillips and Tristan Mock also had goals for McCort.
McCort goaltender Boston Bradley made 26 saves on 27 Plum shots on goal.
The Crushers outshot Plum 33-27.
ECHL honors former Johnstown Chiefs captain
Former Johnstown Chiefs captain Randy Rowe received the ECHL’s Sportsmanship Award for the 2012-13 season on Friday.
Rowe now plays for the Toledo Walleye. ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media members vote on the award which spotlights the player who has exhibited the best sportsmanship combined with a high standard of playing ability. Rowe played for Johnstown from 2005 through 2009, scoring 79 goals and 180 points in 170 regular-season games with the Chiefs.
This season, Rowe has 28 points, including 13 goals in 60 games, while being assessed only 19 minutes in penalties. Over the course of his 12-year ECHL career, Rowe has never had more than 38 penalty minutes in a season.
Earlier this season, the Burford, Ontario native became just the seventh player in the 25-year history of the ECHL to reach the 600 games played plateau. Rowe ranks 14th in ECHL history with 235 goals and is tied for 18th all-time with 532 points. He has played in 621 career ECHL games with Peoria, Johnstown, Charlotte, Trenton and Toledo, and was named Most Valuable Player of the 2004 All-Star Game in Peoria.
Sitting Bulls place second in National Disabled Hockey
The Sitting Bulls disabled sled hockey team recently finished second in the USA Hockey National Disabled Hockey Festival in Philadelphia.
The Sitting Bulls were in youth division B and competed against teams from Washington D.C., Nashville, Tenn., Chicago, Pittsburgh and Wisconsin.
The Sitting bulls had goals by Ethan Buchkovich (six goals, one hat trick); Nicholas Booth (10 goals, one hat trick); Cameron Nellis (three goals); Russ White (one goal); Zach Popelish (one goal).
Goaltender Brady Blough had a shutout against the Nashville Sled Preds.
Sled hockey is a sport that allows youth with physical disabilities to play competitively. The players sit on specially designed sleds and use two sticks with picks to propel themselves down the ice. Sitting Bulls sled hockey is in its fifth year. The Sitting Bulls practice weekly at Planet ice with players from Cambria, Bedford, Somerset, and Indiana counties.
Pitt's Donald named college football's best defender
Aaron Donald called it the perfect birthday present for his father.
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Irish too much for Lady Lions
Natalie Achonwa had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 4 Notre Dame in a 77-67 victory over No. 10 Penn State on Wednesday night.
Mountain Hawks outlast Red Flash
Tim Kempton scored 18 points and pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds as Lehigh took down St. Francis 57-50 on Wednesday night.
UPJ volleyball heads to NCAA Division II Regional
The fifth-seeded Pitt-Johnstown women’s volleyball team will open its first ever berth in the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament against fourth-seeded Shippensburg University beginning today at Wheeling Jesuit University.
Big second half leads UPJ past host Clarion
Nate Snodgrass scored 18 points, and Pitt-Johnstown outscored Clarion by 20 points over the final 16 minutes to earn a 78-68 comeback victory in the PSAC on the road.
Lady Cats get first PSAC win
Pitt-Johnstown built an 18-point halftime advantage en route to a 98-81 win at Clarion that earned the Lady Cats the program’s first PSAC victory.
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