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April 24, 2014

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JOHNSTOWN — High School

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Richland 13, Westmont Hilltop 0 (5): Visiting Richland used a three-run home run in the fourth – and four total RBI – from Matt Roland (4-for-4 on the afternoon) as it rolled past Westmont Hilltop in five innings.

Roland and Jack Shirk each scored three runs while teammates Jon Kutchmand and Tyler Mikesic each had two hits. 

The Hilltoppers’ T.J. Smith, Liam Moran, Kohl Henry and Adam McQuillan each had a hit.

Northern Cambria 18, Purchase Line 3 (4): In Commodore, an eight-run fourth inning helped the Colts bury the Red Dragons in a mercy-rule shortened contest.

On top of his two hits, Josh Prasko drove in four runs while Joey Frontino was 3-for-3 with three RBI. D.J. Olenchick was 3-for-4 with two RBI and Joe Olish was 2-for-4 with two RBI.

Conemaugh Valley 8, Berlin Brothersvalley 1: The Blue Jays’ Jake McMonagle went 3-for-4 and scored three runs in a win against the Mountaineers. 

Conemaugh Valley’s Hunter Bizjak had two hits and scored a run. 

Berlin Brothersvalley’s Chandler McClucas had its only hit. 

Penn Cambria 4, Central Cambria 0: In Lilly, Gavin Martynuska had seven strikeouts and gave up only two hits on 72 pitches as the Panthers blanked the Red Devils. Andrew George had one hit and knocked in a run in the win.  

Central Cambria’s  Tom Howell and Ryan Drahnak each had a hit in the loss. 

Rockwood 4, Shanksville-Stonycreek 1: In Shanksville, the Rockets’ Avery Deskovich had two hits and scored two runs to help beat the Vikings in a WestPAC clash. 

Rockwood’s Ethan Keefer had two hits with two RBI.  Keefer also earned the win, pitching a complete game and recording five strikeouts.  

Shanksville-Stonycreek’s Joe Hudak was 3-for-3 with a double and a solo home run in the fourth inning. 

Bishop Carroll 7, Cambria Heights 0: In Ebensburg, the Huskies’ Raymond Watt had 12 strikeouts and gave up only three hits in a shutout win. 

Bishop Carroll’s Brandon Martinazzi went 2-for-3 and knocked in a run. 

Cambria Heights’ Joe Kinney hit a single.

Portage 16, Ferndale 0: In Portage, C.W. Miller went 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored to help the Mustangs swat the Yellow Jackets in four innings.

Miller also earned the win with four strikeouts and gave up only two hits. Portage’s Luke Dividok had two singles and scored two runs. Bailey Kerch tallied five RBI on two sacrifice flies, a fielder’s choice, and a single.

The Mustangs’ Brad Rosememas put the mercy rule in effect after a three-run walk-off home run in the fourth inning.

North Star 4, Conemaugh Township 1: In Davidsville, the Cougars’ Dereck Mullen had three hits with two RBI in a WestPAC win over the Indians.

North Star’s Brady Walker pitched a complete game with 14 strikeouts and three walks, and gave up only one hit. 

Conemaugh Township’s Jake Grosik had its only hit. 

Blacklick Valley 8, Windber 3: In Nanty Glo, the Vikings’ Cory Villa pitched a complete game with six strikeouts and gave up only three hits to help beat the Ramblers. 

Blacklick Valley’s Luke Galko had a double with two RBI and scored a run.  Kevin Marsh had three hits and scored a run and Nick O’Toole went 2-for-2 with a run scored in the WestPAC victory. 

Windber’s Cameron Bambak had two hits and knocked in a run in the loss. 

Somerset 12, Bishop McCort 7: In Somerset, a three-run sixth and the efforts of reliever Ross Dirienzo held hard-charging Bishop McCort at bay as Somerset tallied its second win this season over the Crimson Crushers. Alex Dirienzo, who started the game and pitched 51/3 innings, had two hits as did teammates Michael VanLenten and Bryce Mostoller.

Bishop McCort starting hurler Brad Coleman aided his cause with three hits. Ethan Neiderhiser also had a trio of hits for the Crimson Crushers.

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