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April 1, 2014

Bishop McCort prevails over Westmont

JOHNSTOWN — Bishop McCort’s Brad Coleman earned a win with two strikeouts and gave up seven hits on Tuesday to help thwart Westmont Hilltop 11-3 in a game moved to Point Stadium because of field conditions. 

“Brad Coleman gave us another excellent start,” said Bishop McCort coach Chris Pfeil, whose team is 2-1. “He held them down until we were able to punch a few runs across the board.”

The Crimson Crushers’ Blake Wade went 2-for-5 and scored three runs. 

Nathan Neiderhiser hit two singles, scored three runs and had two RBI in the LHAC win. 

“It’s a great bounce-back win for us coming off a tough extra-inning loss,” Pfeil said, referring to a 7-5, nine-inning loss to Somerset on Saturday.

“Westmont is probably one of the most underrated teams in the area. They’ve got a really good offensive lineup. To be able to hold them down was a good start.”

The Hilltoppers’ Noah Gordon was 2-for-3 with a double and RBI. TJ Smith also hit a double and scored a run in the loss.

“We gave them too many extra outs,” said Westmont coach Paul Knupp. “They were able to take advantage of that.”

Westmont Hilltop gave up 11 hits and committed four errors in its first loss of the season.

“As the season progresses, we’ll get better,” Knupp said. “If we cut down our mistakes, we’ll play some better baseball.”

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