Delweld 3, Martella’s Pharmacy 2: Marcus Shippey held Martella’s Pharmacy to one hit and struck out seven while Zach Solarczyk singled in the game-winning run in the seventh to help Delweld remain unbeaten on Wednesday.
Ian Helsel, Josh Staniscia, Josh Robinette and Devon Fritz each had two hits in the win at Roxbury Park.
Matt McMillen led off the Martella’s third with his club’s lone hit.
Delweld 3, First Commonwealth 1: Matt Martin’s two RBI led the way for Delweld as it topped First Commonwealth Bank in Tuesday’s late game at Point Stadium. Austin Sleek went 2-for-2 for Delweld, which received a combined two-hitter from Ben Legath and Brad Ditzler.
Cody Mickus and Jay Pudliner each had a hit for First Commonwealth.
Bedford 13, Cernic’s 2 (5): In Johnstown, a seven-run rally in the fifth helped the guest Hurricanes bring an early end to their contest at Franklin Field.
Isaac Stern (three runs), Koby Blevins and Isaac Kline each had two hits for Bedford.
Johnny Sheesley doubled and drove in a run for Cernic’s.
Ebensburg 10, Portage 6: In Revloc, Scott Lucas, Josh Surkovich, Tom Howell, Troy Templeton and Caleb Palko each had two hits and host Ebensburg scored three runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings to down Portage.
Charles Miller had two hits to lead Portage.
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.
Pirates power past Brewers
Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday night.
Harrison’s two-run drive down the left field line off Rob Wooten (0-1) was the second of his career as a pinch hitter.
Jackets preparing for Game 2
The Columbus Blue Jackets don’t feel they’re doomed after blowing a two-goal lead in a Game 1 loss of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
“It’s not about missed chances, or feeling sorry about it,” goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky said at Thursday’s optional workout, 13 hours after falling 4-3 in Pittsburgh.
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Jennerstown Speedway gearing for May open
Jennerstown Speedway released a very ambitious schedule on its website and continues to prepare for its 2014 reopening.
The track is set to hold a practice day for drivers as well as an open house and media day on April 26.
‘Hawks already building toward next season
Jason Spence used up his cell phone’s battery on a trip from Johnstown to his parents’ home in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Once the Johnstown Tomahawks coach got to his destination, Spence had to get creative to secure cell service across the border.
Dominant Cueto drops Pirates in matinee
That playoff loss in Pittsburgh last year? Johnny Cueto never thought about it much. So getting a chance to shut out the Pirates in a rematch wasn’t any more special.
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