Cambria Heights 16-15, Harmony 2-1: In Westover, Cambria Heights had a combined 31 runs and 22 hits in a doubleheader sweep at Harmony on Monday.
In Game 1, Eric Ford went 2-for-2 with two RBI. Cody Baker had a hit and three RBI. Josh Serafin had a triple.
In Game 2, Christian Bills went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI. Curtis Kosicki went 2-for-4 with four RBI.
Forest Hills 12-5, Bishop Guilfoyle 1-4: In Sidman, the Rangers swept a doubleheader from the Marauders.
In the opener, Forest Hills pounded out 17 hits with Tanner Polinski providing four hits and driving in two runs while Blaine Harteis and winning pitcher Alex Murphy each contributed three hits, with Murphy added two RBI.
Sam Vought (three RBI), Logan Madison (two RBI) and Gavin Oswalt each had two hits for Forest Hills, which got 11 strikeouts from Murphy.
Frank Montecalvo had two hits for Bishop Guilfoyle, which got two RBI from Morgan Litzinger.
In the second game, the Marauders outhit the Rangers (6-2), who got three hits from Voight and two RBI from Murphy.
Matt Gormley had four hits for winless Bishop Guilfoyle, which got two hits and three RBI from Aaron Yasulitis.
Portage 17, Northern Cambria 6: In Northern Cambria, Luke Dividock had two hits, including a double and three RBI, Bailey Kerch had two doubles and three RBI, and Brandon Vocco had three hits, a double and four RBI as Portage beat host Northern Cambria.
Brad Rosemas had two hits, with a homer and three RBI. Bailey Kerch pitched a complete game and struck out seven.
Northern Cambria’s Joe Olish had two doubles, drove in a run and scored twice. Josh Prasko had two hits, and Joe Frontino had three hits with a double and three RBI.
North Star 14, Rockwood 3: In Rockwood, Joe Fisher had three hits, including a grand slam, and Elijah Knupp had three hits at the plate and got the win on the mound as visiting North Star beat Rockwood.
Josh Bloom had two hits and Brady Walker had two hits for the Cougars. Knupp pitched 4 1⁄3 innings.
Rockwood’s Zac Shaulis had two hits, and Ethan Keefer hit a two-run homer.
Richland 12, Windber 1: In Windber, the Rams’ Jack Shirk hit a triple with three RBI to help beat the Ramblers in five innings.
Richland’s Matthew Roland and Nathan Ziants both hit doubles with a run scored. Tyler Mikesic hit three singles in the win.
Windber’s Hunter Leonardis and Greg Walker had one hit each in the home loss.
Ligonier Valley 11, Greater Johnstown 1: The Rams’ Jake Nemeth had two hits with three RBI in an out of conference win against the Trojans.
Ligonier Valley’s Brent Stiles had two hits and drove in a run.
Greater Johnstown’s LesPaul Buchko was 2-for-3 and knocked in its only run.
Penn Cambria 4, Central Cambria 0: In Ebensburg, the Panthers’ Zane Itle fired a complete-game four-hit shutout with seven strikeouts in a win over the Red Devils. Itle also drove in a pair of runs while teammate Jake Hurley bolstered the offense with a run-scoring double.
Central Cambria’s Will Seymour had two hits.
Shanksville-Stonycreek 12, Shade 2: In Shanksville, the Vikings’ Joey Swank had three hits with three RBI and three runs scored to help defeat the Panthers in five innings.
Shanksville-Stonycreek’s Ryan Platt was 4-for-4 with four RBI and scored two runs. Nick Norris added two hits with three RBI in the home win.
Shade’s B.J. Spangler had two hits and knocked in a run.
Conemaugh Township 10, Ferndale 0: In Davidsville, the Indians’ Lucas Bailey had nine strikeouts and gave up only one hit to mercy rule the Yellow Jackets in five innings.
Conemaugh Township’s Mike Roman went 3-for-3 with three RBI and scored two runs. Mickey Sanders had two hits with two runs scored and Jeff Callihan had two RBI in the win.
Ferndale’s Trey McGough had his team’s only hit.
Bishop Carroll 10, Bedford 1: In Ebensburg, Sarah Gomish had three hits including a home run and a double, as the Huskies downed the Bisons.
Brooke Mento also had three hits for Bishop Carroll (4-1), which got two hits apiece from Courtney Link, Ellie Yahner and Gina Spinner. Winning pitcher Abby Simmons added a double.
Bishop McCort 17, Somerset 4 (6): In Somerset, Jenna Gaunt went 2-for-4 and scored three runs, and Ricki Conrad went 2-for-3 and had four runs and three RBI as Bishop McCort beat host Somerset.
Jen Shroyer went 2-for-3 and had four RBI.
Somerset’s Hope Brock had a double.
Conemaugh Township 5, Forest Hills 4: In Davidsville, the Indians’ Abbey Roberts went 3-for-3 to help edge the Rangers.
Conemaugh Township’s Abby Cover had a double with three RBI.
Forest Hills’ Kylee Debias went 3-for-3.
Penn Cambria 11, Central Cambria 1: In Lilly, the Panther’s Kate Little hit a single, double and triple with two RBI in a five-inning victory against the Red Devils.
Penn Cambria’s Kelly Yusko had two hits with an RBI. Yusko earned the win with six strikeouts and gave up only two hits.
The Panthers’ Makenzie Macintosh had two hits with four RBI and Riley Anderson hit three singles with two RBI.
Penn Cambria is now 8-0 on the season.
Conemaugh Valley 4, Shade 3: The Blue Jays went ahead to stay in the sixth when Mikayla Lint doubled and eventually scored on Brandi Dobrota’s single, knocking Shade from unbeaten status in the process.
Lint also swatted a solo home run in the second to help Conemaugh Valley build a 2-0 lead.
Mikayla Ott drove in a run for the Panthers.
Ligonier Valley 10, Penns Manor 0: In Clymer, the Rams’ Courtney Frappier had four RBI in a Heritage Conference win against the Comets.
Ligonier Valley’s Abby Salancy, Caitlin Michaels and Kari Kuhn each had two hits.
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Pirates rally to keep sweep
Taking the extra base was the key for the Pittsburgh Pirates in completing a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies.
Andrew McCutchen hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, Neil Walker followed with a home run and the Pirates overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Rockies 5-3 Sunday.
AAABA League playoffs: Laurel Auto Group moves closer to advancing
Second-seeded Laurel Auto Group fell behind early against No. 3 Berkley Hills Renegades on Sunday afternoon at Roxbury Park. But Laurel’s players didn’t lose their composure.
Urtz, Pope lead AAABA League award votes
Logan Urtz hadn’t fielded a ground ball as an infielder or swung a bat in a game for a couple seasons.
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Tribune-Democrat sports staffer departs after 44 years in newsroom
Joe Gorden’s temporary assignment to The Tribune-Democrat sports department concluded on Thursday night after more than four decades.
Gorden retired after 44 years at the newspaper, all but three of them in the sports department.
Steelers’ Brown eyeing encore to breakout season
Antonio Brown rolled up to the dorms at Saint Vincent College last week in a Mercedes conversion van.
It’s fitting in a way. Five years into a blossoming career, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver is playing the role of dad – OK, maybe slightly older brother – to a group long on talent but short on experience.
Bucs stand pat at non-waiver deadline
The Pittsburgh Pirates will receive some welcome additions to their roster in the coming days.
The faces, however, will be familiar.
Blairsville pegged as team to beat
As Heritage Conference football coaches assembled at United High School during Wednesday’s media day event at Thomas J. Madill Field, the near-consensus opinion is that Blairsville – under second-year coach Rick Artley – is going to be the team to beat once the season begins on Aug. 29.
After the Bobcats, the forecasted picture gets a little foggier.
Baserunning blunder helps Giants end six-game losing streak
Clint Hurdle says he and a pal often marvel over how there’s always something new to see at a baseball game.
Too bad for Hurdle. What he watched Wednesday wrecked the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 7-5 loss.
Rookie linebacker making impression at Steelers camp
Ryan Shazier grew up the football equivalent of a Rorschach test.
Some coaches looked at Shazier’s 6-foot-1 frame with plenty of room to grow and saw a defensive end.
Greene’s No. 75 will be retired at Ravens game
Joe Greene’s No. 75 now belongs to the ages.
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Wednesday the team will retire the Hall of Fame defensive end’s number during a game against the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 2.
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