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High School Sports

April 11, 2014

High School Briefs

JOHNSTOWN — Baseball

Conemaugh Valley 2, Conemaugh Township 0: Blake Furman struck out 11 and survived a fourth-inning scare to lead the host Blue Jays to victory in a pitching duel.

The Indians’ Bruno Rosa struck out 11 batters and went 2-for-4 in the loss.

Corey Kalinyak gave Conemaugh Valley all the runs it needed when he drove Cody Gill home with a first-inning single. The Jays’ second run scored on an error.

The visitors loaded the bases with one out in the fourth before Furman got a batter to strike out. The next one up drove the ball to the outfield, where Sam Vibostek’s diving catch ended the inning.

Williamsburg 3, Greater Johnstown 2 (8): Austin McMonagle pitched all eight innings and had 19 strikeouts to help the Blue Pirates slide past the Trojans. 

Williamsburg’s Tanner Kaurader had an RBI double in the win. 

Greater Johnstown’s Isiah Keller was 2-for-3 with a run scored in the home loss. 

Shade 3, Rockwood 2: In Cairnbrook, the Panthers’ B.J. Spangler had 14 strikeouts and gave up only four hits to edge the Rockets. 

Spangler added hit a double and an RBI to in his win. 

Rockwood’s Ethan Keefer had a two run single in the loss. 

Cambria Heights 11, Northern Cambria 10: In Patton, the Highlanders’ Mark Lantzy came in relief in the fourth inning for Cody Baker and helped rally past the Colts. 

Baker also scored two runs and had two RBI.  Cambria Heights’ Josh Serafin was 1-for-4 with a double and scored two runs in this non conference rivalry. 

Northern Cambria’s Joe Olish was 2-of-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in the loss.

Central Cambria 11, Forest Hills 8: In St. Michael, the Red Devils’ Will Seymour had four hits with three RBI and pitched a win with five strikeouts against the Rangers. 

Central Cambria’s Logan Brandis had four hits and an RBI.  Trace McBreen, Mitch Bogatsky and Tom Howell each had two hits in the LHAC showdown. 

Forest Hills’ Alex Murphy had two hits with two RBI and Robbie Bambino had three hits and was on base five times in the loss.

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