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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Bishop Carroll boys continue in playoffs
Bishop Carroll trailed just once on Friday in its PIAA Class A first-round contest against Clarion-Limestone at Richland High School.
After that early 3-0 deficit, the Huskies never looked back rolling to a dominating 81-42 victory over the Lions.
North Catholic rolls over Berlin in Class A
Berlin Brothersvalley had a hot start and an uptempo finish in the PIAA Class A boys’ basketball playoffs on Friday night at Pitt-Johnstown.
But Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic rode 6-foot-9 senior center Dominic Robb inside, and used an 11-0 spurt to open the third quarter to pull away in a 56-44 victory at the Sports Center.
Somerset eliminated from Class AAA tourney
Lancaster Mennonite unleashed its offensive arsenal against Somerset on Friday night in first-round PIAA Class AAA basketball tournament action at Richland High School.
The second and fourth quarters were the downfall for the Golden Eagles who fell behind in the second and could never quite get back on track, falling 70-44.
Richland's Pecora is one of two local wrestlers in state finals
It has never been easy for Nico Pecora to just be himself on the wrestling mat.
He’s always been the son of legendary Pitt-Johnstown coach Pat Pecora. And the younger brother of standout Marco Pecora.
Richland rolling forward
Richland High’s boys’ basketball team made history last weekend. Now, the Rams want to add a few more details to this memorable story.
Coach Greg Burke’s team won the program’s first District 6 boys’ basketball title since 1975 in convincing fashion over Central on March 1.
Tomahawks lose shutout
The adage – as Johnstown Tomahawks coach Jason Spence affirmed after his squad’s 2-0 loss to the Janesville Jets on Friday at Cambria County War Memorial Arena – is that you can’t win if you don’t score.
While the Tomahawks came up short on the scoreboard, they weren’t short on chances.
McCutchen leads Pirates offense in loss to Twins
Andrew McCutchen homered, doubled and singled Friday for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
McCutchen went 3 for 3, scored twice and drove in two runs. The reigning NL MVP is 8 for 11 in four games this spring.
Richland wrestler reaches PIAA title match
Nico Pecora gave the area its second state finalist at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships tonight.
Bedford wrestler reaches state championship match
Bedford will have a state finalist for the second consecutive season, but it will not be the same one.
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