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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Bengals make low offer to Hawkins
Johnstown’s Andrew Hawkins grew up with the Cincinnati Bengals while following his older brother Artrell Hawkins Jr.’s NFL career.
The younger Hawkins could see himself wearing a Bengals uniform and playing wide receiver in Cincinnati for years to come. But the Bishop McCort High School graduate knows the business side of the NFL sometimes gets in the way of the storybook ending.
Second place little consolation to contenders
Perspective can be a tricky thing in athletics.
Just ask Richland’s Nico Pecora and Bedford’s Jon Gabriel.
Max Murin won the first 36 matches of his varsity career.
But the Central Cambria freshman was disappointed after he dropped two consecutive bouts on Friday night at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Berlin girls avenge earlier loss to Portage
Berlin Brothersvalley was highly motivated to play Portage on Saturday in their PIAA Class A girls’ first-round basketball matchup at Central Cambria High School.
The Mountaineers, who lost at Portage earlier in the season, held the Mustangs to a single basket in the first half on 1 of 21 shooting Saturday and went on to a 59-42 victory.
Shade girls nip Bishop Carroll
Alexis Meck isn’t the first name that comes to mind when the Shade girls’ basketball team is the topic.
On Saturday, her name was the last in the scorebook as the Panthers edged Bishop Carroll 56-54 in a PIAA Class A first-round game at Pitt-Johnstown’s Sports Center.
Conemaugh Township eliminated
After weathering Summit Academy’s first-half dominance and using the third quarter as a springboard to their first lead of Saturday’s PIAA Class AA boys first-round game, it appeared that District 5 champion Conemaugh Township had solved the Knights.
At the very least, the Indians had frustrated them.
Quaker Valley trips Richland in OT
There were just two shots taken in the overtime on Saturday in the first-round PIAA Class AA boys’ basketball game between Quaker Valley and Richland.
The Quakers had both shots including the game-winner by Winter Fondi with time winding down in a 42-40 victory over the Rams in a nailbiter.
Tomahawks drop key decision
Just two weeks ago, the Johnstown Tomahawks had earned points in five straight games, with four victories during that span.
Not so long ago, Johnstown had moved into a tie for second place in the NAHL North Division.
Pitt slips past Clemson in OT
Lamar Patterson had a career-high 30 points, including a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left, as Pittsburgh overcome a five-point deficit in the final seconds of regulation and beat Clemson 83-78 in overtime Saturday.
Patterson’s 3 with 3 seconds left cut the Tigers’ lead to 67-65.
Robert Morris holds off St. Francis in NEC
Karvel Anderson and Lucky Jones came up big again for top-seeded Robert Morris, with 21 and 18 points, respectively, but clutch free throws by David Appolon preserved a 60-57 victory over sixth-seeded St. Francis in a Northeast Conference semifinal on Saturday.
The Colonials (21-12) advance to Tuesday’s championship for the fifth time in six years, facing fourth-seeded Mount St. Mary’s (15-16).
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