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High School Sports

April 14, 2014

Local High School Baseball and Softball Briefs 4-15-14

— Baseball

Richland  4, Bishop Carroll 1: In Ebensburg, Carlo Kazmierczyk pitched a one-hitter as the Rams defeated the Huskies on the road.

Kazmierczyk struck out four batters and walked one. Tyler Mikesic went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs for Richland. Jack Shirk went 2-for-3 and scored twice.

Bishop Carroll’s Ken Weiland doubled for his team’s lone hit and scored in the fourth.

Blacklick Valley 9-14, Harmony 0-1: In Nanty Glo, Blacklick Valley swept a pair of one-sided games over visiting Harmony.

In Game 1, Derek Cesarz went 2-for-3 with a triple and scored two runs. Luke Galko doubled and scored a run. Cory Villa went 2-for-3 and scored a run. Dakoda Sheesley pitched six innings and struck out five.

In Game 2, Cesarz went 2-for-2 with a triple and a double. Galko had two hits, including a triple and two runs scored. Anthony Cornetti went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two runs. Isaac Wurm had two hits, and Evan Marsh pitched a complete game on his 16th birthday.

Northern Cambria 12, United 2 (5): In Northern Cambria, John Hornick smacked a two-run homer, and Joe Olish went 3-for-3 with a double and four stolen bases as the Colts beat visiting United in five innings. Adam Weiland had a solo home run for the Colts.

Bedford 16, Central Cambria 2 (5): In Ebensburg, Zach Shaffer had three hits, Kyle Miller had three hits, and four other players had two hits in Bedford’s win at Central Cambria.

Isaac Klim, Austin Montgomery, Andrew Smith and Cole Yingling each had multiple hits for the Bisons. Central Cambria’s T.J. Adams and Will Seymour each had two hits.

Greater Johnstown 2, Penn Cambria 0: In Cresson, Grant Noon drove in a run and picked up the save as the Trojans blanked the Panthers. Nate Litvin also had a run batted in for Greater Johnstown.

Zane Itle pitched a complete game for Penn Cambria, striking out nine batters. Andrew George had two hits for the hosts. 

Bishop McCort 9, Forest Hills 3: In Sidman, Nick Gjurich had three hits and drove in three runs, and Ethan Neiderhiser tossed a complete game as Bishop McCort came back to beat host Forest Hills.

Cameron Rock had two hits, and Jeremy Adams had two hits and drove in a pair.

Alex Murphy hit a two-run single in the second inning to lead Forest Hills. The Rangers led 3-0 after two innings and 3-1 entering the sixth. Murphy pitched five innings, allowing one hit and one run. He left the game after throwing 103 pitches.

Bishop McCort scored two in the sixth and six in the seventh to pull away.

Somerset 15, Bishop Guilfoyle 9: In Altoona, the Golden Eagles rapped out 14 hits and took advantage of seven Marauders errors all while enduring a one-hour rain delay as they remained unbeaten. Raven Beeman and Doug Berkebile each had four hits for Somerset.

Bishop Guilfoyle’s D.J. Kitt had two hits and four RBI while teammate Aaron Yasulitis also had two hits. 

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