Berkley Hills 5, Ophthalmic Associates 3: At Roxbury, Nate Campbell went
2-for-2 with two runs, a double and one stolen base in Berkley Hills’ win on Tuesday.
Matt Kastelic also tripled for the Renegades.
Ryan D’Andrea threw all but the seventh inning when Brady Wright came on in relief.
The trio of Greg Martin, Matt Hogue and Brent Barron threw the game for Ophth-almic Associates.
Michael Flyte also went
1-for-2 with two walks and two runs.
Laurel Auto 10, First Commonwealth 0: At Point Stadium, Zach Zimmerman, Ben Webb and Gordon Barr each had two hits as Laurel Auto downed First Commonwealth Bank in five innings in the late game.
Winning pitcher Ryan Bills had three hits and drove in two runs to help his cause.
Luke Trotz had two hits for First Commonwealth.
Claysburg 2, Bedford 0: At Bedford, Trey Claar had two hits for Claysburg.
Claysburg pitchers Kasy Hamm, Michael Mock and Tyler Ickes held Bedford to one hit.
Bedford pitcher Dylan Downs and Ty Black gave up six hits.
Black took the loss and gave up both runs in the seventh inning.
The victory gave Claysburg the top seed in the double-defeat elimination playoffs that open tonight with four games, all at 5:30 p.m.
Claysburg will take on No. 8 Lilly at the Revloc field while No. 5 Ebensburg is at fourth-seeded Bedford on the one side of the bracket.
On the other side of the bracket, No. 2 Patton hosts seventh-seeded Richland and
No. 6 Portage is at third-seeded St. Michael.
In all matchups, the team that has had fewer home games in the playoffs will be the home team.
If both teams have had the same number of home games, the higher seed is home.
This year, the top four seeds had the option to choose home or away for their first-round game.
Claysburg is the only team that chose to begin the playoffs on the road.
All playoff games will be seven innings and Saturday and Sunday games will begin at 3 p.m.
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.
Penguins rally to wear out Jackets
Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night.
Beau Bennett and Matt Niskanen scored power-play goals 45 seconds apart in the second period, erasing Pittsburgh’s two-goal deficit.
Series serves as reunion for former Chiefs personnel
Not so long ago, Bob McElligott, like most Western Pennsylvania hockey fans, would savor a long Pittsburgh Penguins playoff run.
The Somerset native followed the Pens’ Stanley Cup-winning teams in 1991 and 1992.
Malkin nearing return
The Columbus Blue Jackets are the closest NHL team to the Pittsburgh Penguins, at least geographically. The two franchises are separated by 185 miles of highway.
Reds swing way past Pirates
Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole's winning streak and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays.
First, the NL Central rivals completed a game that was suspended in the sixth inning because of rain the previous night.
Pitt ends its spring practices
No trip to a local high school.
Pirates edge out Reds in suspended game
After all those home runs and an overnight delay, it was settled by a single.
Andrew McCutchen doubled and came around on Russell Martin’s single in the seventh inning on Tuesday, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates an 8-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the completion of a game that spanned two days and 10 home runs.
WestPAC relays go to Windber boys, Berlin girls
Rain showers and dropping temperatures put a damper on Monday’s WestPAC Relays at Berlin Brothersvalley High School.
For the Berlin girls and the boys from Windber, however, discomfort was not much of a factor.
The Mountaineers won their third straight relay title while the Ramblers reclaimed the title from defending champ Shade.
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