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April 17, 2014

Local Sports Briefs

JOHNSTOWN — Baseball

High School

Cambria Heights 3, Westmont Hilltop 1: In Patton, Josh Serafin had nine strikouts to help the Highlanders hold off the Hilltoppers in a LHAC tilt. 

Cambria Heights’ Joe Kinney had two hits and drove in a run 

Westmont Hilltop’s Dylan Kmecak hit a double and drove in his squad’s lone run.

Conemaugh Valley 10 North Star 7: In Boswell, the Blue Jays’ Blake Furman pitched a complete game with eight strikouts in a win over the Cougars. 

Conemaugh Valley’s Cory Kalinyak had two hits in the win. 

Von Yoder had two singles in the loss. 

Portage 10, Ferndale 0 (6):  The Mustangs’ Jake Swank went 3-for-3 with two doubles and four RBI to help drop the Yellow Jackets in six innings. 

Portage’s Brandon Vocco had three hits and knocked in three runs.  Mike Bryja and Zach Coukart both had two hits and scored a run in the WestPAC victory. Bryja collected the win with seven strikouts and gave up two hits. 

Ferndale’s Luke Kulback and Isaiah Sajatovich each had a single. 

Forest Hills 12, Penn Cambria 2 (6): In St. Michael, the Rangers’ Gavin Oswalt had three hits with three RBI in a lashing against the Panthers. 

Oswalt also pitched a complete game with five strikeouts in the home win. Forest Hills’ Luke McCormick and Logan Madison each had three hits with two RBI. Blaine Harties had two RBI with a hit. The Ranger’s Robbie Bambino and Zach Sherman each added two hits. 

Penn Cambria’s Gavin Martynuska had two hits.

Meyersdale 15, Windber 0: In Meyersdale, the Red Raiders’ Riley Christner had six strikeouts and gave up only one hit in a three inning mercy rule win against the Ramblers. 

Christner also added two hits at the plate. Meyersdale’s Conner Christner had a double and Jason Ritchey hit two singles. 

Windber’s Adam Feather hit a single. 

Greater Johnstown 8, Richland 1: The Trojans’ Grant Noon pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts and two walks to blow past the Rams.

Noon’s batterymate, Jeremy Updyke, went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.  Greater Johnstown’s Nate Litvin and Shawn McClean each had two RBI. 

Richland’s Jonny Kutchman had a single and knocked in their only run. 

Shade 3, Salisbury-Elk Lick 1: In Cairnbrook, Chase Kiser and Corey Mains each had a run batted in during the sixth to put the Panthers ahead to stay against the Elks.

Kiser broke a 1-all tie by singling in Scottie Meck while Mains drew a bases-loaded walk to force Jeremy Pyles across the plate. Meck had two hits while teammate B.J. Spangler struck out 13.

Harvey Hershberger doubled twice for the Elks, who scored their lone run in the fourth.

College

Pitt-Greensburg 2-6, Mount Aloysius 1-9: In Greensburg, Connor Bowie drove in the Mounties’ lone run in Game 1 as Mount Aloysius dropped the first game of a doubleheader against the Bobcats.

Anthony Maroadi drove in two runs for Pitt-Greensburg.

Ben Legath’s two hits and three RBI led the way for the guests in Game 2 as they worked a split. Cory Dick drove in a pair of runs for Mount Aloysius.

The Bobcats’ Chad Jacob chased in three runs in Game 2.

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