Penn Cambria 15, Bishop Guilfoyle 0: In Altoona, Kelly Yusko reached the 400-strikeout milestone in a three-inning, mercy-rule win at Bishop Guilfoyle.
Yusko struck out five and finished the day with exactly 400 strikeouts.
Yusko had two hits, including a double. Caitlin Sheehan doubled and homered for the Panthers. Riley Anderson doubled for 14-0 Penn Cambria.
Bishop Carroll 5, Central Cambria 3: In Ebensburg, Bishop Carroll’s Brooke Mento went 4-for-4 as the Huskies beat host Central Cambria.
Central Cambria’s Chelsie Long hit a home run.
Ferndale 16, Rockwood 3: Taylor Yuhas struck out 10 and produced three hits, including a two-run home run, to lead the Yellow Jackets to a five-inning win.
Cara Sweeney and Leah Cenko had three hits each for the hosts while Bree Shultz paced Rockwood with two hits, including a three-run home run.
Shade 6, Meyersdale 2: In Cairnbrook, Shade’s Destiny Pruss and Kaily Karl each doubled, Emma Spinelli had two hits, including a triple, and Jordan Fyock had two hits with a double as the Panthers beat visiting Meyersdale.
Meyersdale’s Isabella Miller had three hits, including a double. Erika Ritchey had two hits.
Greater Johnstown 14, Somerset 0: In Somerset, Lexi Lindrose nearly had a perfect game in a mercy-rule shortened victory at Somerset.
Zoee Purbaugh’s infield single with one out in the bottom of the fifth broke up the bid for a perfect game. Lindrose struck out nine in five innings.
Johnstown’s Hanna Eisenhuth went 4-for-5 with a double, three runs scored and two RBI. Tara Bicko went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBI. Lindrose went 3-for-3 with three runs and five RBi. Mariah Eisenhuth had three hits, with two doubles and three RBI.
Marion Center 10-9, Ligonier Valley 0-3: In Ligonier, Marion Center scored a combined 19 runs and swept a doubleheader over the Rams.
In Game 1, Marion Center’s Megan Risinger went 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBI. Katie Dotts had two hits and four RBI. Ligonier’s Abby Salancy had the only hit against pitcher Risinger, who had seven strikeouts and no walks.
In Game 2, Marion Center’s Laken Ryen had two hits, with a double and a homer. Risinger had three hits, with a double, two homers and three RBI. Ligonier’s Kailee Lear had two hits including a homer, and Hannah Yeskey had two hits and drove in a run.
Bishop McCort 7, Westmont Hilltop 5: Jenna Gaunt had three hits, Autumn Gossard and Ricki Conrad each had two hits in a win at Westmont.
Gossard scored three runs, and Conrad scored twice. Conrad tossed a complete game with seven strikeouts and five walks.
Westmont’s Alyssa Miller had two hits and drove in a pair of runs.
Berlin Brothersvalley 14, Turkeyfoot Valley 4: Kaitlyn Vance went 3-for-4 with four RBI and teammate Trista Stutzman was 2-for-3 with four RBI to lead the Mountaineers over their guests.
Alex Davis had three hits and three RBI for Berlin and catcher Aleesa Fieg was 2-for-3.
Turkeyfoot Valley catcher Katie Ryan was also 2-for-3.
North Star 9, Windber 5: In Windber, Dalton Rice had three hits, Brady Walker and Paul Tretter each had two hits and two RBI as North Star defeated the Ramblers.
Brady Walker had eight strikeouts in five innings on the mound.
Braxton Roxby had two hits for Windber.
Bishop McCort 12, Bedford 2: In Bedford, Nemo Trexler had two hits, two runs and two RBI, Ethan Neiderhiser had two hits, Jeremy Adams scored three runs and Logan Wade had two runs in the Crushers road win at Bedford.
Bishop Carroll 15, Central Cambria 0: In Ebensburg, the Huskies pumped out 13 first-inning runs toward a three-inning victory at Central Cambria.
Marty Lessard was 3-for-3 with two doubles and a single, Kenny Weiland doubled and tripled in a 2-for-3 effort that drove in four runs and Luke Mento finished 2-for-3 with three RBI.
Forest Hills 10, Cambria Heights 2: In Patton, Forest Hills’ Zach Shearman hit a grand slam, and Tanner Polinski went 2-for-4, drove in a run and scored twice.
Pitcher Alex Murphy tossed a complete game five-hitter. Cambria Heights’ Josh Serafin went 2-for-3 with a run batted in.
Portage 7, Conemaugh Valley 3: Portage’s Bailey Kerch went 3-for-4 and Luke Dividock struck out seven batters as the Mustangs beat host Conemaugh Valley.
Dividock and Michael Bryja each scored twice for Portage.
Christian Aurandt had a run-scoring double in the first inning for the Blue Jays.
Shanksville 13, Conemaugh Valley 4: Nick Norris, Joe Hudak, Levi Brant and Will Brant each had two hits as Shanksville beat host Conemaugh Valley.
Hunter Bizjak went 3-for-3, and Blake Furman and Jake McMonagle each had two hits for the Jays.
Somerset 9, Greater Johnstown 0: In Somerset, Michael VanLenten and Connor Darr combined for a four-strikeout, four-hit shutout of the Trojans.
Raven Demon had a single and two doubles for two RBI for the hosts while Tanner Stull and Seth Rose had two hits each.
Johnstown’s Jeremy Updyke also had two hits.
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Taking the extra base was the key for the Pittsburgh Pirates in completing a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies.
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A six-run rally in the first helped guide Martella’s Pharmacy to an 8-1 win over Delweld in Game 3 of their best-of-5 AAABA League semifinal series at Point Stadium, sweeping the series in the process.
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