Delweld 9, Laurel Auto Group 6: Two home runs from Josh Staniscia, who was
2-for-4, and three RBI from Devin Pritts (2-for-4, two runs) helped Delweld to a victory at Roxbury Park.
Drew Hemminger had three hits and scored twice in the win while Luke Campbell drove in a pair of runs. Eric Weyant and Austin Sleek each went 2-for-4 for Delweld.
Ben Webb doubled and scored a run for Laurel Auto Group, which sent 10 batters to the the plate in the seventh while scoring five runs on two hits, three walks, an error and a hit batsman.
Berkley Hills Renegades 18, First Commonwealth 1: Jay Shirley, Rick Jones and John Jones each had three hits as the Berkley Hills Renegades pounded First Commonwealth Bank in five innings at Roxbury Park. John Jones drove in four runs while Rick Jones scored four times. The Renegades’ Oliver Girman had three RBI and two hits in the win.
Jay Pudliner had two hits and scored First Commonwealth’s lone run in the second.
Bedford 10, Stoystown 6: Visiting Bedford used three RBI from Jake Stover and two RBI apiece from Brad Winegardner and Cory Furry in a win over Stoystown. Bedford, whichj collected 13 hits, received two hits each from Kyle Droz, Winegardenr and Dylan Downs.
Ryan Fyock and Zach Shaulis each had two RBI for Stoystown. Fyock, Shaulis and Nash Walker each had two hits.
Cernic’s 9, Stoystown 5: A four-run rally in the ninth inning pushed visiting Cernic’s to its first win of the season on Wednesday.
P.C. Callahan had three hits and two RBI for Cernic’s, which battled back from Stoystown’s five-run outburst in the first. Hunter Bizak (two runs scored), Justin Hrabosky (two runs, two RBI) and Ean Pringle each had two hits.
Stoystown’s B.J. Spangler reached base four times – one base hit and three walks.
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.
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