The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

May 17, 2013

Local sports in brief 5/18/2013


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JOHNSTOWN — Men's golf

SFU sits in 14th place at regional

PULLMAN, Wash. – The St. Francis men’s golf team carded a score of 314 Friday during the second round of the NCAA Regional to remain in last place at Washington State’s at Palouse Ridge Golf Club.

The Red Flash sit in 14th place, 25 strokes behind Princeton.

Top-ranked California leads the tournament at 35-under par and holes an 11-stroke advantage of second-place Southern California.

Shane Crampton paced St. Francis during the second round with a score of 77. He ranks 75th out of 75 golfers competing. Jeff Chastel is St. Francis’ highst-ranking golfer in 66th place with a two-day score of 151.

The final round concludes today.

In other news, St. Francis coach Derek Tyson was honored by the Northeast Conference as its Coach of the Year and sophomore Kevin Fawcett earned first-team all-conference honors.

In his first season as Red Flash coach, Tyson – a former assistant golf pro at Sunnehanna Country Club – guided the Red Flash to their third conference championship.

Fawcett placed second at the NEC Championship and posted three top-five finishes and eight top-15 placements. His scoring average for the season was 75.8.

Softball

High school

Rockwood 4, Meyersdale 3: In Rockwood, Sam Emert brought Kayla Phillippi home with the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning.

The Red Raiders led 3-2 entering the inning when Phillippi’s RBI single brought a tie. Then Emert, who had been intentionally walked in three previous at-bats, foiled another walk attempt when she reached for an outside pitch and singled to score Phillippi.

Kylie Putman had two hits and an RBI for the Rockets while catcher Laurel Lalone had a hit and scored a run.

Emert was the winning pitcher with 11 strikeouts.

Meyersdale pitcher Savannah Leonard  struck out 10 and had a hit, a run scored and an RBI. Emily Schrock had a hit and scored, and Brittania Oakes had a hit and an RBI.



Somerset 11, Bedford 8: In Somerset, Maddie Ream and Syd Geary collected a pair of hits, including a triple and three RBI each, for the Golden Eagles.

Sam Shaffer singled three times for Somerset while Alyssa Turkovich went 3-for-3 with three RBI for Bedford. Ashley Rose had a pair of singles.



Bellwood-Antis 3, Westmont Hilltop 1: In Bellwood, Emily Nagle had two hits on Thursday, including a double, and scored a run while Taylor Payne picked up the win with 11 strikeouts as the Blue Pirates advanced from the first round of the District 6 Class A playoffs.

Kaitlin Mical, Tori Parlock, Alyssa Miller and Megan Zolnosky had a hit each for the Hilltoppers. Mical drove in a run and Parlock scored one. Parlock threw a complete game, striking out three.



Baseball

High School

Meyersdale 4, Conemaugh Township 2: In Meyersdale, Gabe Yoder went 3-for-3 with two runs and a double, and Lance Leydig had two hits with a solo homer in the 17-1 Red Raiders’ home win.

Steve Haer had two hits and was the winning pitcher. Conemaugh Township’s Adam Naugle went 3-for-4 and drove in both of his team’s runs. Dillon Boyer and Bruno Rosa each had two hits.



Windber 9, HOPE for Hyndman 7: In Windber, Shawn Kaiser went 3-for-3 with a double to lead the Ramblers’ 12-hit attack in their season finale.

Michael Barbe tripled and Bryce Spak doubled for Windber (8-12). Steve Moxim pitched a complete game.

Hope for Hyndman (11-9) scored five runs in the second inning to take a 6-0 lead.

Saltsburg 6, Bishop Carroll 5: In Saltsburg, Mitchell Yard had a home run and Brody Dioda hit a three-run triple to lead the Trojans in a first-round District 6 Class A playoff game on Thursday.

Zach Farabaugh and Kenny Weiland had two hits each for the Huskies. Farabaugh drove in three runs while Weiland doubled twice and Scott Lucas had a double.

The Huskies’ Josh Surkovich took the loss with four strikeouts and four walks.



College

Pitt-Johnstown’s Warner honored: Pitt-Johnstown junior second baseman Jake Warner earned first-team honors for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association of America All-Atlantic Region and Daktronics All-District II.

A two-time selection to the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference team, Warner led UPJ in batting average (.420), hits (74), runs (46), RBI (40) and totals bases (99). His batting average ranked seventh in Division II.

Pitt-Johnstown junior catcher Kyle Morrow and junior outfielder Zach Vignero, a Johnstown native, were each honorable mention all-region selections.

Morrow hit .350 with eight doubles, four home runs and 31 RBI in addition to scoring 35 runs. Vignero batted .403 with 14 doubles, three triples, three home runs and 29 RBI.