Curve win is fourth straight
ALTOONA – The Altoona Curve blanked the Trenton Thunder, 4-0, in front of a season-high 6,928 fans at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Saturday night.
The game marks the fourth straight victory for Altoona – tying the longest winning streak of the season. Curve starter Nick Kingham (1-0) turned in a sparkling debut in his first Double-A start, striking out seven and shutting out Trenton through 52⁄3 innings.
Altoona’s steady offensive performance began in the fourth.
Adalberto Santos led off the inning with a high-bouncing single up the middle. Santos then stole second and advanced to third on a passed ball. Gregory Polanco walked and stole a base of his own, putting two runners in scoring position. After an Alex Dickerson strikeout, Jarek Cunningham grounded out to short, bringing home Santos.
The Curve scored another run in the fifth inning as Justin Howard walked to open the inning and Gift Ngoepe moved him to third with a long double that landed on the warning track. Mel Rojas Jr. then grounded out, earning the RBI as Howard scored easily from third for a 2-0 lead.
Pharmacy gets past Wise
CRESSON – Jesse Cooper was
2-for-3 with a run scored as Martella’s Pharmacy defeated Wise Trailers, 7-2, on Saturday at Mount Aloysius in interleague play.
Anthony Fanelli, Pat Gully and Luke Williams each drove in a run for Martella’s. Kyle Morrow had a solo home run for Wise.
Martella’s shuts down Ketrow
CRESSON – Dillon Boyer was
3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored as Martella’s Pharmacy thumped Ketrow Insurance,
18-0, in a five-inning interleague game at Mount Aloysius.
Jesse Cooper scored three times, Jordan Giannini added a double, a triple and three RBI for Martella’s, which also got a double and four runs scored from Luke Williams along with two hits apiece from Matt McMillen and Christian Leech.
Jaret Berardinelli had Ketrow’s lone hit.
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Tomlin hit with $100G fine
Here’s another adjective Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin can call his ill-timed two-step onto the field last Thursday night against Baltimore.
ACC-olades rolling in: Pitt’s Donald named league’s top defender
Pitt senior defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the national leader in tackles for loss, has been selected the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Conference Sports Media Association (ACSMA).
Irish too much for Lady Lions
Natalie Achonwa had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 4 Notre Dame in a 77-67 victory over No. 10 Penn State on Wednesday night.
Mountain Hawks outlast Red Flash
Tim Kempton scored 18 points and pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds as Lehigh took down St. Francis 57-50 on Wednesday night.
UPJ volleyball heads to NCAA Division II Regional
The fifth-seeded Pitt-Johnstown women’s volleyball team will open its first ever berth in the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament against fourth-seeded Shippensburg University beginning today at Wheeling Jesuit University.
Big second half leads UPJ past host Clarion
Nate Snodgrass scored 18 points, and Pitt-Johnstown outscored Clarion by 20 points over the final 16 minutes to earn a 78-68 comeback victory in the PSAC on the road.
Lady Cats get first PSAC win
Pitt-Johnstown built an 18-point halftime advantage en route to a 98-81 win at Clarion that earned the Lady Cats the program’s first PSAC victory.
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On a high note: Penn State ends year with win, holds off Wisconsin rally in upset
A bright future for Penn State emerged on a cool, crisp day in the Midwest.
Bruins snap skid against Pens
The surging Boston Bruins said they weren’t fazed by Sidney Crosby’s last-second goal. They proved it in overtime.
Torey Krug scored 34 seconds into OT and the Bruins beat Pittsburgh 4-3 on Monday night, snapping a seven-game, regular-season losing streak to the Penguins in a matchup of the Eastern Conference’s top two teams.
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