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March 15, 2013

Local sports in brief 3/16/2013

JOHNSTOWN — HOCKEY

Tomahawks in volleyball event

The Johnstown Tomahawks will put away their hockey skates for one night and take their athletic abilities to an entirely different playing surface when they play the Forest Hills School girls volleyball team at 7 p.m. on Monday.

The “Spike Autism” a charity volleyball game organized by three Forest Hills seniors will be played at Forest Hills High.

 Tickets are $2 and may be purchased through the Tomahawks office at 536-4625. The event will benefit ACRP’s Autism Spectrum Disorders Unit.

Keri Ondrejik, Brianna Neff, and Lakin Stiffler organized the charity game as their senior project in order to raise awareness and money for autism spectrum disorders.

BASEBALL

Mount Aloysius notches victory

HARRISBURG – Derrick Capiak threw a complete-game shutout Friday to lead Mount Aloysius to a 1-0 victory at Penn State-Harrisburg.

Capiak struck out 10 and gave up two hits. The Mounties’ lone run came in the ninth when Jesse Bordner’s single scored Connor Powie, who reached on a single and stole second.

Ian Helsel and Alex Martin had two hits each as Mount Aloysius improved to 7-5 and PSU-Harrisburg fell to 2-7.

SOFTBALL

Mounties win pair at tourney

ROANOKE, Va. – Mount Aloysius defeated Cassleton State 9-1 and host Roanoke 4-3 in a doubleheader at the Roanoke College Bash on Friday.

Shelby Kline took the win in the opener with Taylor Mansfield picking up a save. Emily Gearhart and Kaleigh Root had two hits each for the Mounties. One of Gearhart’s was a two-run home run.

The win over sixth-ranked Roanoke was the first victory over a nationally ranked team in the history of the Mount Aloysius softball program.

Kelsey Ickes claimed the win, tossing a seven-inning five-hitter.

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