INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA announced the 55 Division III Baseball Tournament participants on Monday morning. The participants will compete in eight regional tournaments, including the Mideast Regional Tournament set for May 18-22 at Don Schaly Stadium at Marietta College.
Penn State Altoona was given the No. 7 seed in the Mideast Regional bracket and will face No. 2 seed Heidelberg University in the opening round of the tournament on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
The Lions (28-11) are coming off of an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship victory this past weekend, their second-ever AMCC title. Heidelberg (33-11) is the ninth-ranked team in Division III according to last Sunday's D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25 Poll.
Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec
Altoona’s Mitchell Snyder goes up to block the spike of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s Ben Kasun in high school volleyball Monday.
The loser of the contest will play at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, while the winner will play at 1 p.m.
Servello leads Lions
Phil Servello's 15 service points, 14 assists and 13 digs propelled Altoona over Bishop Guilfoyle, 25-20, 25-11, 23-25, 25-18, in high school boys volleyball at the AAHS Fieldhouse on Monday night.
Jeremy Swartz and Mitchell Snyder combined for 25 kills as the Mountain Lions moved to 9-3. The Marauders fell to 4-12.
ALTOONA: Servello 15, Swartz 11, McGarvey 10, Snyder 6, Gingrich 4, DeGennaro 4, Baumgartner 1.
Team records: Altoona (9-3); Bishop Guilfoyle (4-12).
JV: Altoona, 25-16, 25-12.
Ian Luther and Corey Simpson each drove in two runs, and teammate Joe Smith added two hits, as C&G Savings Bank beat Altoona Lions, 13-6, in an Altoona Teener Major baseball game at Seitz Field.
The Lions, who led 5-2 after two innings, got two hits from Tommy Walter.
SCORE BY INNINGS
Altoona Lions410 100 0 - 6 5 2
C&G Savings203 440 X - 13 6 2
2B-Suckinos, Walter (L), McCaulley (CG). Multiple hits - Smith (CG) 2. RBI-Walter 2 (L), Chadbourn, McCaulley, Luther 2, Simpson 2, Macharola (CG). WP-Huber. LP-Boslet. SO-Huber 5, Smith 1 (CG), Fink 4, Walter 2, Weston 1 (L). BB-Huber 5, Luther 3 (CG), Fink 6, Boslet 3, Walter 5, Weston 2 (L).
Records: C&G Savings (4-2), Altoona Lions (1-7).
HOLLIDAYSBURG - Zack Weaver and Max Sheetz had three hits apiece, while Josh Smolko added two as Courtesy Motors clipped Rotary in an 18-17 VFW 13-14-year-old Pony League game at Longer Field. Kyle Murphy had three hits and Zach Simpson two for Rotary.
COURTESY MOTORS 18, ROTARY 17: Multiple hits - Weaver 3, Sheetz 3, Smolko 2 (CM); Murphy 3, Simpson 2, Barton 2 (R). WP-Weaver. LP-Simpson. SO-Weaver 1, Smolko 1 (CM); Simpson 2, Terchanik 1 (R).
Records: Courtesy Motors (3-2), Rotary (0-3).
Only the top two finishers in each event and anyone achieving the state qualifying standard will advance from today's District 6 Class AA Track and Field Championships to the state meet.