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April 14, 2014

Local High School Baseball and Softball Briefs 4-15-14


— Softball

Northern Cambria 16, United 6 (5): In Northern Cambria, Emily Pavelko had two hits, including a two-run homer in the second inning and added a three-run triple as the Colts beat visiting United. Pavelko had five RBI and scored twice.

The Colts capitalized on 13 walks.

Bishop McCort 3, Forest Hills 1: Ricki Conrad scattered four hits and struck out six as Bishop McCort edged visiting Forest Hills.

Conrad helped her own cause with a run-producing single. Kyrsten Vitovich had a two-run double for the Crushers. Forest Hills’ Makena Baumgardner singled, stole a base and scored the Rangers’ lone run.

Blairsville 13, Ligonier Valley 3: In Blairsville, Emily Okapal tossed a one-hitter, Abby Okapal scored three runs and drove in a pair, and Cassidy Edmondson had two hits, two runs and three RBI as host Blairsville defeated Ligonier Valley.

Emily Small drove in two runs for the Bobcats. Ligonier’s Hannah Yeskey had the Rams’ only hit. Ligonier had seven players reach base on walks.

Harmony 6-8, Blacklick Valley 3-3: In Nanty Glo, Sara Maseto and Jen Brink each had two hits for the Owls in Game 1 of a doubleheader sweep of Blacklick Valley. Marina Stiles had three hits for the Vikings, who received two more hits from Nicole Skubik.

In Game 2, Harmony capitalized on 11 Blacklick Valley errors en route and used two-hit efforts from Brooke Sider and Alice Pennington.  Alissa Campbell and Breanna McGhee each had two hits in defeat.

HOPE for Hyndman 10, Windber 0 (6): In Hyndman, Jessica Ringler went 3-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBI in a victory over visiting Windber.

Ringler also pitched a three-hitter. Kadi Cosgrove had two hits, including a triple and two runs for HOPE for Hyndman. Lindsey Shroyer went 2-for-3 with a double and a run batted in.

Hanna Tomlinson was perfect with a single in her lone at-bat.

Penn Cambria 8, Greater Johnstown 2: The visiting Panthers used 10 strikeouts from pitcher Kelly Yusko, who was pretty handy at the plate in a two-hit, two-triple, two-RBI and two-run day. Katie Little (two runs scored), Caitlyn Sheehan, Ashton Hite and Riley Anderson each had two hits for Penn Cambria.

Greater Johnstown scored its runs on a two-RBI triple from Lexi Lindrose.

Shade 11, North Star 3: In Cairnbrook, Lexi Meck tripled and singled twice, and Mikayla Ott had two doubles and a single in Shade’s win over visiting North Star.

Emma Spinelli singled three times, and Kaily Karl had two singles, including her 50th career hit for the Panthers. North Star’s Morgan Cannin doubled and singled, and Aubrey Moss doubled.

Bishop Carroll 12, Richland 0 (6): Visting Bishop Carroll saw Sarah Gomish cross the plate four times on top of her 2-for-4 effort in a six-inning win over Richland. Abby Simmons, who held the Rams to two hits, was also 2-for-4 for the Huskies.

Courtney Syfert and Ally Black had hits for Richland, which commited nine errors.

Cambria Heights 3, Westmont Hilltop 2: In Westmont, Hannah Smithmyer hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, and Cori James pitched a complete game with nine strikeouts and only one walk as visiting Cambria Heights edged the Hilltoppers.

Taylor Hoover went 2-for-2 with a double and one run batted in for Hilltop. Kaylee Grassmyer had nine strikeouts and one walk on the mound for Westmont.


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