Delweld 9, Laurel Auto Group 6: Two home runs from Josh Staniscia, who was
2-for-4, and three RBI from Devin Pritts (2-for-4, two runs) helped Delweld to a victory at Roxbury Park.
Drew Hemminger had three hits and scored twice in the win while Luke Campbell drove in a pair of runs. Eric Weyant and Austin Sleek each went 2-for-4 for Delweld.
Ben Webb doubled and scored a run for Laurel Auto Group, which sent 10 batters to the the plate in the seventh while scoring five runs on two hits, three walks, an error and a hit batsman.
Berkley Hills Renegades 18, First Commonwealth 1: Jay Shirley, Rick Jones and John Jones each had three hits as the Berkley Hills Renegades pounded First Commonwealth Bank in five innings at Roxbury Park. John Jones drove in four runs while Rick Jones scored four times. The Renegades’ Oliver Girman had three RBI and two hits in the win.
Jay Pudliner had two hits and scored First Commonwealth’s lone run in the second.
Bedford 10, Stoystown 6: Visiting Bedford used three RBI from Jake Stover and two RBI apiece from Brad Winegardner and Cory Furry in a win over Stoystown. Bedford, whichj collected 13 hits, received two hits each from Kyle Droz, Winegardenr and Dylan Downs.
Ryan Fyock and Zach Shaulis each had two RBI for Stoystown. Fyock, Shaulis and Nash Walker each had two hits.
Cernic’s 9, Stoystown 5: A four-run rally in the ninth inning pushed visiting Cernic’s to its first win of the season on Wednesday.
P.C. Callahan had three hits and two RBI for Cernic’s, which battled back from Stoystown’s five-run outburst in the first. Hunter Bizak (two runs scored), Justin Hrabosky (two runs, two RBI) and Ean Pringle each had two hits.
Stoystown’s B.J. Spangler reached base four times – one base hit and three walks.
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Pirates power past Brewers
Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday night.
Harrison’s two-run drive down the left field line off Rob Wooten (0-1) was the second of his career as a pinch hitter.
Jackets preparing for Game 2
The Columbus Blue Jackets don’t feel they’re doomed after blowing a two-goal lead in a Game 1 loss of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
“It’s not about missed chances, or feeling sorry about it,” goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky said at Thursday’s optional workout, 13 hours after falling 4-3 in Pittsburgh.
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Jennerstown Speedway gearing for May open
Jennerstown Speedway released a very ambitious schedule on its website and continues to prepare for its 2014 reopening.
The track is set to hold a practice day for drivers as well as an open house and media day on April 26.
‘Hawks already building toward next season
Jason Spence used up his cell phone’s battery on a trip from Johnstown to his parents’ home in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Once the Johnstown Tomahawks coach got to his destination, Spence had to get creative to secure cell service across the border.
Dominant Cueto drops Pirates in matinee
That playoff loss in Pittsburgh last year? Johnny Cueto never thought about it much. So getting a chance to shut out the Pirates in a rematch wasn’t any more special.
Penguins rally to wear out Jackets
Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night.
Beau Bennett and Matt Niskanen scored power-play goals 45 seconds apart in the second period, erasing Pittsburgh’s two-goal deficit.
Series serves as reunion for former Chiefs personnel
Not so long ago, Bob McElligott, like most Western Pennsylvania hockey fans, would savor a long Pittsburgh Penguins playoff run.
The Somerset native followed the Pens’ Stanley Cup-winning teams in 1991 and 1992.
Malkin nearing return
The Columbus Blue Jackets are the closest NHL team to the Pittsburgh Penguins, at least geographically. The two franchises are separated by 185 miles of highway.
Reds swing way past Pirates
Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole's winning streak and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays.
First, the NL Central rivals completed a game that was suspended in the sixth inning because of rain the previous night.
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