Berkley Hills 5, Ophthalmic Associates 3: At Roxbury, Nate Campbell went
2-for-2 with two runs, a double and one stolen base in Berkley Hills’ win on Tuesday.
Matt Kastelic also tripled for the Renegades.
Ryan D’Andrea threw all but the seventh inning when Brady Wright came on in relief.
The trio of Greg Martin, Matt Hogue and Brent Barron threw the game for Ophth-almic Associates.
Michael Flyte also went
1-for-2 with two walks and two runs.
Laurel Auto 10, First Commonwealth 0: At Point Stadium, Zach Zimmerman, Ben Webb and Gordon Barr each had two hits as Laurel Auto downed First Commonwealth Bank in five innings in the late game.
Winning pitcher Ryan Bills had three hits and drove in two runs to help his cause.
Luke Trotz had two hits for First Commonwealth.
Claysburg 2, Bedford 0: At Bedford, Trey Claar had two hits for Claysburg.
Claysburg pitchers Kasy Hamm, Michael Mock and Tyler Ickes held Bedford to one hit.
Bedford pitcher Dylan Downs and Ty Black gave up six hits.
Black took the loss and gave up both runs in the seventh inning.
The victory gave Claysburg the top seed in the double-defeat elimination playoffs that open tonight with four games, all at 5:30 p.m.
Claysburg will take on No. 8 Lilly at the Revloc field while No. 5 Ebensburg is at fourth-seeded Bedford on the one side of the bracket.
On the other side of the bracket, No. 2 Patton hosts seventh-seeded Richland and
No. 6 Portage is at third-seeded St. Michael.
In all matchups, the team that has had fewer home games in the playoffs will be the home team.
If both teams have had the same number of home games, the higher seed is home.
This year, the top four seeds had the option to choose home or away for their first-round game.
Claysburg is the only team that chose to begin the playoffs on the road.
All playoff games will be seven innings and Saturday and Sunday games will begin at 3 p.m.
- Local Sports
Brewers top Pirates in game highlighted by dustup
Ryan Braun homered in the ninth inning to tie it, then Khris Davis hit a home run in the 14th that put Milwaukee ahead for good.
Yet those were hardly the big blows that attracted all the attention Sunday in the Brewers’ 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Football team ends boycott of embattled coach
Minnesota State University-Mankato’s football team has ended its boycott of reinstated head coach Todd Hoffner, who successfully fought child pornography charges and other misconduct accusations that removed him from the job for 20 months.
Hoffner said he assured the players, who refused to take the practice field Wednesday, that interim coach Aaron Keen, who led the team in Hoffner’s absence, will continue in a major role with the team.
Game 3 pivotal for both teams
Not so long ago, the Columbus Blue Jackets were the worst team in the NHL.
Now they’re heading home for tonight’s Game 3 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series with the star-studded Pittsburgh Penguins, hoping to make even more history.
Blue Jackets outlast Pens in double-OT
Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury stuffed the initial shot by Cam Atkinson but Calvert stood all alone at the left post and wristed a shot into the open net to even the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at one game each.
Brewers rally to clip Pirates
Ryan Braun hit two homers, including a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 Saturday night.
Braun has five home runs this season after being suspended for the last 65 games of 2013 following Major League Baseball’s investigation into the Biogenesis drug scandal.
Area runners gearing for Boston Marathon
The time was 12:15 p.m. It was Monday April 19, 1897. Tom Burke had drawn a line across the dirt road with his foot. Eighteen men gathered near Metcalf’s Mill in Ashland, Massachusetts.
UPJ takes one, drops second
John Fees’ spring baseball season accurately mirrors that of his Pitt-Johnstown team.
Fees started slow, losing his first four decisions, but has rebounded nicely in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division.
Brewers ward off late Pirates rally bid
Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Friday night.
Lohse (3-1) improved to 11-2 in his career against the Pirates, allowing one earned run in a win against them for the second time in six days.
Drama lacking sans Tiger
If professional golf saw its future at Augusta National last weekend, the sight had to be worse than choking on a 5-foot putt.
The course was there in all its splendor.
Penguins are wary of spunky Blue Jackets
Sidney Crosby is used to the attention. It comes with the territory when you’re the best hockey player in the world.
Still, the Pittsburgh Penguins star knows the spotlight becomes more acute in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
- More Local Sports Headlines
- Brewers top Pirates in game highlighted by dustup