From Mirror reports
Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School graduate Miranda Merilli completed a successful week for the NYU Polytechnic softball team with a no-hitter.
Merilli, a junior, fired a seven-inning no-hitter, facing one batter over the limit. She struck out nine and walked one in a win over Mount St. Vincent in Skyline Conference play.
For the week, Merilli tossed 18.1 innings, going 3-0 with one save during a 6-0 week for her team. She was charged with one unearned run in the games.
Merilli leads the conference in wins, opposing batting average and ERA, which stands at 1.24.
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Drew Ebersole, a Central High School graduate, belted a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning over the left-center field wall to erase a 3-2 deficit to give Pitt-Johnstown's baseball team a 6-3 win in Wednesday's first game of a doubleheader against Ohio Valley University at Point Stadium.
The Mountain Cats completed the sweep and improved to 15-11 overall with a 5-2 victory in the nightcap. Ebersole completed the day 3-for-6 with the home run, two doubles, five RBIs and three runs scored.
Ebersole went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in an 11-8 win over West Liberty on Saturday at Point Stadium. Hollidaysburg's Nathan Pope scored three runs in the game, and Cambria Heights graduate John Fees improved to 3-2 by working the first four innings.
The Mountain Cats fell to 17-12 with a 9-7 loss to West Liberty on Sunday. Ebersole and Altoona's Josh Adams each drove in a run for UPJ.
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Johnny Shaffer had three hits, scored two runs and had four RBIs in Slippery Rock's doubleheader sweep over Clarion University on Saturday.
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Freshman Derek Nothstein, a Central High School graduate, was named the PSAC Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week on Tuesday by the conference office after recording an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the javelin at VMI.
In his first collegiate competition, Nothstein threw the javelin 202 feet, 8 inches, easily surpassing the NCAA provisional qualifying standard and crushing the previous meet record.
Nothstein followed that with a 196-10 effort at the Fred Hardy Invitational, hosted by the University of Richmond, this past weekend.
Mike Treese, an Altoona graduate, helped the Shippensburg men's 400-meter relay team to a first-place finish recently at Lynchburg, Va.
Treese ran the first leg of the relay and also placed fifth in the 400 dash with a time of 50.2 seconds. He also placed seventh in the 200 with a 22.82.
Treese's 400 relay team and his 400 dash effort both met the PSAC championships qualifying standards.
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Altoona Area High School graduate Chelsea McClellan was among area athletes who stood out at the Eric Kloiber Invitational Track and Field Meet, hosted by Mount St. Mary's, in Emmitsburg, Md.
McClellan, a redshirt freshman at St. Francis University, placed first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.07 seconds, besting the field by .46 seconds. SFU's Christy Staily, a Central graduate, took the top spot in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:05.77, besting the field by nearly 2 seconds.
St. Francis' Catya Gilbert, a Northern Bedford graduate, was fourth in the shot put with a mark of 38 feet, 4 inches, Bishop Guilfoyle graduate Colleen Kelly was sixth in the 5,000-meter run with a 19:37.36, and Northern Bedford graduate Nicole Leach was third in the 400 with a 59.78 and sixth in the 200 with a 26.95.
Robert Morris' Alexis Ebersole, an Altoona graduate, was sixth in the 800 with a 2:30.35 and 15th in the 1500 with a 5:11.14, and Huntingdon's Bethany Ledford, also at Robert Morris, was fifth in the high jump (4 feet, 11 inches) and third in the pole vault (9-8).
Altoona graduate Morgan Hershey, competing for West Virginia Wesleyan, was sixth in the javelin with a 105-7.
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St. Francis' Terry Bookhamer, an Altoona graduate, won the hammer throw with a mark of 165 feet, 1 inch at the Eric Klobier Invitational, hosted by Mount St. Mary's. His throw was more than 9 feet better than the rest of the field.
Bookhamer also finished fifth in the shot put with a 43-7.25 effort.
SFU's Evan Falbo, an Altoona graduate, won the pole vault competition with a height of 13-3.5, which was seventh-best in SFU history, and Chris Fischer of Altoona was seventh in the 1500 run (4:10.73) and 16th in the 800 (2:05.31).
Mike Salguero, a Central Cambria graduate now at Hagerstown Community College, was fourth in the 5,000 meters with a 15:54.49.
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Peter Riley, a 2011 Northern Bedford graduate, won singles and doubles in two recent tennis matches for Grove City College.
Playing No. 1 singles against Waynesburg on Friday, he won, 6-2, 6-3, and in No. 1 doubles, 9-7. Playing No. 1 singles against Thomas More on Saturday, he won, 7-5, 6-2, and in No. 1 doubles, 8-3.
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