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’Cats pound Juniata in DH sweep

April 14, 2013
The Altoona Mirror

HUNTINGDON - The Huntingdon baseball team improved to 4-2 Saturday afternoon, thanks to a twinbill sweep, 12-0 in five innings and 17-2 in three innings, over Juniata High School in a doubleheader played at Juniata College.

In the opener, Devon Claar pitched a five-inning no-hitter. Claar struck out six and walked no one. The Bearcats won the game with a seven-run fourth inning.

Bryant Weller had three hits and an RBI for the winners, who also got two hits and an RBI from Rhett Stetchock, and two RBIs each from Adam Everhart and Jonathan Wagner.

Wagner had a big game in the nightcap. The freshman went 4-for-4 with a grand slam and seven RBIs.

Huntingdon, which scored eight times in the first, also got two hits and two RBIs from Logan Fisher and two RBIs from Leif Brown.

HUNTINGDON 12, JUNIATA 0 (5)

JUNIATA (0): Zearfaus cf 200, Eberle p 100, Laudenslager p 000, Sweitzer 3b 200, Ruble ss 200, Swartz lf 200, Berry 1b 100, Ward ph 100, Treaster dh 100, Snyder c 100, Boyer rf 100, Nealman ph 100, Rupert 2b 100. Totals - 17-0-0.

HUNTINGDON (12): Wagner 2b 411, Stetchock rf 322, Fisher rf 000, Cook cf 221, Price c 310, Weller 1b 313, Everhart dh 311, Shaver lf 000, Heaton 3b 211, Foster ss 120, Claar p 210. Totals -23-12-9.

SCORE BY INNINGS

Juniata000 00X X - 0 0 3

Huntingdon320 7XX X - 12 9 1

E-Sweitzer, Ruble 2, Heaton. 2B-Weller, Everhart. 3B-Cook. RBI-Wagner 2, Stetchock, Cook, Weller, Everhart 2, Heaton. WP-Claar. LP-Eberle. SO-Claar 6, Eberle 2. BB-Eberle 3, Laudenslager 4.

Records: Juniata (1-4), Huntingdon (3-2)

HUNTINGDON 17, JUNIATA 2 (3)

JUNIATA (2): Zearfaus cf 211, Swartz p-c 100, Treaster dh 201, Rupert 2b 000, Ruble ss 200, Boyer rf 100, Berry 1b 010, Laudenslager 3b 100, Mabel lf 100, Snyder c 100, Leonard p 000. Totals - 11-2-2.

HUNTINGDON (17): Wagner lf 434, Stetchock p 200, Shaver ph 111, Cook cf 221, Price 3b 200, Speck 2b 111, Weller 1b 111, Nead ph 110, Everhart dh 110, Brown c 111, Fisher rf 222, Foster ss-2b 221, McLaughlin ph 000, Farr 3b-ss 020. Totals -20-17-12.

SCORE BY INNINGS

Juniata011 XXX X - 2 2 0

Huntingdon809 XXX X-17 12 1

E-Cook. 2B-Wagner. HR - Wagner. RBI-Wagner 7, Shaver, Brown 2, Fisher 2. WP-Stetchock. LP-Swartz. SO-Stetchock 2, Swartz 2. BB-Swartz 4, Leonard 3.

Records: Juniata (1-5), Huntingdon (4-2)

Mountain Lion JVs take fifth

DERRY - Frank Perehinec had 15 kills, 19 digs and five blocks, and Adam Borst added 11 kills to go along with 19 digs as Altoona finished third in pool play and fifth overall out of 15 teams at the Derry JV volleyball tournament.

Malachi Hamilton led the Mountain Lions with 14 service points, while Eric Wineland dished out 34 assists.

Altoona lost in the quarterfinals to Derry, 25-17. In pool play, the Lions beat Baldwin, 25-22, 25-15, lost to North Allegheny, 25-14, 25-15, lost to Latrobe, 25-13, 25-21, and downed Penn Hills, 25-18, 25-16.

PC juniors win own invite

GALLITZIN - The Penn Cambria's girls junior high volleyball team won the championship at the eighth annual Penn Cambria Junior High Tournament by beating the Bishop Carroll Lady Huskies - 25-22 , 25-18 - to earn the title.

Carroll knocked off top-seeded Park Forest, 26-24, to advance to the final against Penn Cambria after defeating Spring Cove, 25-9, in the quarterfinal. Penn Cambria defeated Bellwood-Antis, 25-9, in the quarterfinal.

Penn Cambria went 6-2 in pool play, defeating Northern Cambria, Hollidaysburg while splitting with Park Forest and Spring Cove. Penn Cambria beat Bellwood-Antis in the quarters, and Mount Nittany in the semifinals.

Bishop Carroll went 5-3 in pool play, defeating Penn Cambria No. 2, and Ligonier Valley, while splitting with Bellwood-Antis. The Lady Huskies lost two sets to Mount Nittany, 23-25 and 26-27.

Bishop Carroll's Jordyn Platt had 63 assists and 41 service points, while Hannah Cotchen added 46 kills, and Rebecca Kwisnek added 45 service points.

Hollidaysburg was eliminated in pool play. Madison Clapper had nine kills and 18 service points for the Lady Tigers.

Hollidaysburg juniors split

MILESBURG - The Hollidaysburg junior high softball team split a twinbill at Bald Eagle Area, winning the opener, 14-0, while dropping the nightcap, 15-2.

Winning pitcher Mikayla Focht gave up one hit, struck out seven and did not walk a batter. She had four hits, including a two-run homer, as well as scoring four runs. In the 15-2 loss, Katie Capella had a hit and scored a run for the Lady Tigers, who are now 2-4.

Noye cards hole-in-one

TYRONE - Tim Noye Jr. carded a hole-in-one on the Sinking Valley Country Club's 10th hole on Thursday. It was witnessed by John Stiffler.

Flick, Derman triumph

HOLLIDAYSBURG - Brenda Flick had the longest drive and best score on even holes, and Linda Derman had the longest putt at the first Sylvan Hills Ladies Golf Association event on Tuesday.

Newbill named Lions' MVP

UNIVERSITY PARK - Sophomore D.J. Newbill was named Penn State basketball's John Lawther Most Valuable Player Award winner Friday as the team handed out awards before several hundred supporters at the annual post season banquet sponsored by the Penn State Hoops Club.

"I thought the team was the best team it could be by the end of the year. Unfortunately, it didn't show up in the win column, but we were battling and we were right there," Penn State coach Patrick Chambers said. "I felt that we finished the season playing our best basketball and that's my goal as a coach."

PSU was 10-21 this past season.

 
 
 

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