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April 8, 2014

High school sports in brief 4/9/2014

JOHNSTOWN — Baseball

Portage 4, North Star 3: In Portage, Brandon Vocco lifted a bases-loaded high-fly single with no outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to cap a three-run rally for the Mustangs on Tuesday.

Bailey Kerch threw three innings of shutout ball and drove in two runs for the hosts.

Josh Bloom singled twice for North Star, driving in two runs, and Derek Mullen had an RBI double.

Conemaugh Valley 15, Blacklick Valley 5: In Nanty Glo, the Blue Jays pounded out 24 hits and scored 10 runs in the first, cruising to a six-inning win over the Vikings.

Cody Gill had four hits for Conemaugh Valley (2-1), which also got three hits apiece from winning pitcher Anthony Verno, Christian Aurandt, Kaleb Riehl and Vince Vibostok.

Isaac Wurm had two hits and Derek Cesarz scored twice for Blacklick Valley.

Conemaugh Township 8, Windber 3: In Windber, Bruno Rosa was 4-for-5 with four RBI and Josh McKool provided a double as the Indians defeated the Ramblers in a WestPAC clash for their first win of the season.

Windber pitcher Bryce Spak had 14 strikeouts and Brett Louder had a two-run triple in the fifth.

Meyersdale 10, Berlin 0: In Meyersdale, the Red Raiders remained unbeaten (5-0) with a victory over the visiting Mountaineers.

Lance Leydig had three hits including a triple while Ryan Brown, Riley Christner and Trent Schrock all had two singles for Meyersdale.

Brendan Bowser had the lone hit for Berlin.

Bishop McCort 5, Bishop Guilfoyle 4: Dan Formica was 3-for-3 with two runs scored and a run batted in as the Crimson Crushers held off the Marauders at the Point to improve to 3-1.

Nick Gjurich was 2-for-3, scored a run and added two RBI for Bishop McCort, who got a complete game on the mound from Justin Vardian. Vardian struck out eight and scattered five hits while giving up no earned runs.

Frank Montacalvo scored twice for Bishop Guilfoyle.


Conemaugh Valley 17, Blacklick Valley 2: In Nanty Glo, the visiting Blue Jays pounded out 16 hits in a three-inning win over the Vikings.

Brooke McCleester, Lexi Novak and Kaitlyn Stiffler were all 2-for-3 with Novak providing a double, while Mary Angus was 2-for-4 for Conemaugh Valley (3-0). Mikayla Lint was the winning pitcher, giving up just two hits.

Allison Thomas had a double for Blacklick Valley, which got it’s other hit from Nicole Skubik.

Windber 9, Conemaugh Township 2: In Davidsville, the Ramblers earned their first win of the season, belting 14 hits in the WestPAC road victory over the Indians.

Sarah Hartman was 3-for-4 and Megan Moore was 3-for-5 for Windber (1-1), which also got a pair of 2-for-5 outings from Cassie Wentz and Sam Pcola.

Abbey Roberts was 2-for-3 for Conemaugh Township (2-2).

Portage 9, North Star 0: In Portage, the Mustangs put five runs on the board in the first and never looked back in a WestPAC win over the Cougars.

Katie Nolan went 2-for-4 with a double and scored three runs. Haley Heidler went 3-for-4 and Paisley Zatek went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI for Portage. Becca Gorba scattered four hits and had 10 strikeouts in the win.

Josie  Bittner went 2-for-3 for North Star.

Shade 12, Salisbury-Elk Lick 1: In Salisbury, Lexi Meck was 2-for-2, including two doubles, with two RBI, to help lead the Panthers to a five-inning WestPAC road win over the Elks.

Destiny Pruss and Rachel House were both 2-for-2 while Jordon Fyock was 2-for-3 and drove in two runs for Shade.

Brynne Kemp was 2-for-2 and scored Salisbury’s lone run.

Richland 11, Somerset 7: Courtney Syfert wen 3-for-4 with a triple and double and scored a pair of runs to lead the Rams to a home-field win.

Sam Hauser doubled and scored twice, Alyssa Diamond went 2-for-4 with a double and Sami Felton had two hits and scored a run for the Rams.

Emily Costea was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored for the visitors. Hope Block had a hit and scored twice.

United 16, Penns Manor 12: In Armagh, the Lions scored eight runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull ahead of the Comets and then held on for their first win of the season.

Winning pitcher Leah Magalich and Morgan McCully were both 2-for-3 with McCully hitting a triple. Lyda Bartlebaugh, United’s second pitcher, was 2-for-4 and scored three runs.

Emilie Stupic was 3-for-3 with a home run and a triple for Penns Manor.


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