The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


April 27, 2014

Local Sports Briefs 4-27-14

JOHNSTOWN — Softball

Northern Cambria Tournament

Bishop Carroll 12, Northern Cambria 0 (5): In Northern Cambria, Abby Simmons fired a five-inning perfect game, striking out 10 Colts batters as the Huskies hammered their way through the first round of the Northern Cambria Tournament.

Simmons also aided her cause with a first-inning grand slam, two hits and six RBI on the day. Sarah Gomish tallied two RBI while Courtney Link had two hits for Bishop Carroll. 

Bishop Carroll 11, Cambria Heights 3: In Northern Cambria, the Huskies’ Sarah Gomish and Gina Spinner (three RBI) each hit home runs as Bishop Carroll topped LHAC rival Cambria Heights in the final. Courtney Link collected three hits in the win while teammates Ellie Yahner, Brooke Mento and Gomish each had two hits. Spinner had three RBI while Gomish and Taylor Rake each had two RBI.

Penn Cambria Tournament

Penn Cambria 11, Central Cambria 1: In Cresson, Kelly Yusko went 4-for-4 with two doubles and knocked in a run to help lead the Panthers to victory over the Red Devis in their hosted tournament. 

Penn Cambria’s Makenzi Macintosh had two hits with three RBI and Riley Anderson tallied two RBI in the championship game.

Central Cambria’s Michelle Hildebrand hit a triple to spark her squad. 

Greater Johnstown 11, Bishop McCort 8: In Cresson, the Trojans’ Lexi Lindrose recored 12 strikeouts in a win over the Crimson Crushers in the Penn Cambria Tournament consolation game. 

Lindrose also hit an RBI triple to aid her cause. Greater Johnstown’s Tara Bicko went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a run batted in. Madison Mckee hit a double, scored a run and had three RBI. 

Bishop McCort’s Shannon Schneeberger hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning.

Penn Cambria 10, Greater Johnstown 2: In Cresson, the Panthers’ Makenzi Macintosh hit a double and had four RBI to help defeat the Trojans in a first-round game of the Penn Cambria Tournament.

Penn Cambria’s Allie Reese went 4-for-4 with a double and knocked in a run.  Riley Anderson hit a double and a triple.  The Panthers’ Kelly Yusko earned the win with four strikeouts and gave up five hits.

Greater Johnstown’s Tara Bicko had two singles. 


Conemaugh Valley 14, Rockwood 0 (6): In Rockwood, Mikayla Lint struck out 12 batters allowed a hit in the sixth – to the Rockets’ Kaci Pritts – and went 4-for-5 in the Blue Jays’ six-inning win over Rockwood.

Kaitlyn Stiffler swatted a three-run home run and ended the day with four RBI while Lexi Novak was 4-for-5.


Homer City Tournament

Richland 10, Marion Center 0:  In Homer City,  Richland’s Andrew Frear hit two doubles and scored twice in a five-inning win against the Stingers in the first rounf of the Homer City Classic. 

The Rams’ Jack Shirk and Tyler Mikesic each hit a double and a single.  Jonathan Kutchman hit a double and stole two bases.

Richland 14, Brookville 3: In Homer City, Tyler Mikesic went 3-for-4 with three doubles to help the Rams defeat the Raiders in five innings to claim a tournament title. 

Richland’s Nathan Ziants pitched a complete game with seven strikeouts and gave up only four hits.   Jonathan Kutchman and Jack Shirk each hit two singles in the win.

Mikesic was awarded the tournament MVP. 

Portage Tournament 

Portage 10, Southern Huntingdon 0: In Portage, the Mustangs’ Brandon Vocco had a double, a single and four RBI to help defeat the Rockets in the Portage Spring Classic championship. 

Portage’s Bailey Kerch and Brad Rosemas each hit a single and a home run with three RBI.  Brad Lankey added two singles with a run scored and Tanner Gunther knocked in a run in the win.

Vocco was named MVP of the tournament, as he went 6-for-7 with eight RBI on the day. 


Meyersdale 15, Shanksville-Stonycreek 0: In Meyersdale, the Red Raiders’ Connor Christner and Riley Christner each went 3-for-3 with two home runs and a double in a shutout win against the Vikings.

Connor Christner was aslo credited the win with seven strikeouts and gave up only one hit in the three-inning mercy rule game.  Lance Leydig had two doubles, scored two runs and had two RBI.  Brady McKenzie hit a double and scored two runs. 

Jason Ritchey and Logan White each went 2-for-2 and knocked in a run for Meyersdale.

Shanksville-Stonycreek’s Joe Swank had his team’s only hit.

Somerset 10, Mountain Ridge 0 (5): In Somerset, the Golden Eagles capitalized on seven walks and a hit batsman issued by Miners pitching in a five-inning romp. Alex Dirienzo had two hits and five RBI to pace Somerset.

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