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April 17, 2014

Local Sports Briefs


JOHNSTOWN — Eastern League

Flying Squirrels 2, Curve 1: In Altoona, a ninth-inning rally was too little, too late for the Curve in a loss to the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

Stetson Allie hit a leadoff homer in the ninth and the Curve put the tying run on base, but did not cash in.

Squirrels starter Clayton Blackburn kept the Curve hitters off balance through the first four innings and did not allow a hit until Elias Diaz broke through and singled with one out in the fifth.

Blackburn (1-1) ended up going a Double-A high 6 1⁄3 innings and did not allow a run while striking out three batters.

Richmond scored its two runs off Nick Kingham (1-1) in the third inning thanks to a pair of errors. Jarrett Parker batted  a fielder’s choice that scored Richmond’s first run. Kingham then attempted to pick Parker off at first but the throw went by Allie and Parker went first to third. Angel Villalona followed with a sac fly to bring home the second run of the inning, both of which were unearned to Kingham.


High School

Berlin Brothersvalley 16, Rockwood 6 (5): In Rockwood, the Mountaineers’ Kaitlyn Vance went 4-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and scored four runs to help dispatch the Rockets in five innings. 

Berlin Brothersvalley’s Aleesa Fieg had three hits including a triple and five RBI.  Alex Davis had three hits and had two RBI. Trista Stutzman, Maranda May and Erin Maust each had two hits and drove in a run for the Mountaineers.

Rockwood’s Keri Pritts had two hits and two RBI. 

Portage 10, Ferndale 7: The Mustangs’ Kaitlin Jubina had four hits with two doubles in a WestPAC win over the Yellow Jackets.

Portage’s Courtney Jubina and Courtney Cadwallader each had two hits. 

Ferndale’s Billie Jo Thomas hit two doubles. 

Windber 21, United 4 (3): In Armagh, the Ramblers capitalized on 16 walks issued by United pitching and saw Sarah Hartman (two runs scored) and Danielle Campbell (two RBI) each go 2-for-2 in a three-inning win.

Windber plated 10 runs in the second to break open the non-conference battle.  

Penn Cambria 3, Bishop Carroll 1: In Cresson, the Panthers’ Kelly Yusko fanned 14 batters and limited Bishop Carroll to four hits in a LHAC triumph. Ashton Hite had two hits and drove in two runs to spark the Penn Cambria offense.

Sarah Gomish, Abby Simmons, Taylor Rake and Brooke Mento each had hits for Bishop Carroll, which scored its run in the first.

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