Pirates stun PM in playoffs

CLYMER – Williamsburg scored two runs in each of the first two innings as it went on to defeat Penns Manor, 7-2, in the first round of the District 6 Class A baseball playoffs on Friday.

Austin McMonagle had three hits and drove in three runs for the Blue Pirates, and also struck out 11 to earn the victory on the mound.

Tyler Shaw added three hits and two RBIs for Williamsburg, as it advancedto play top-seeded Portage on Monday.

“It was good to jump on them quick,” Williamsburg coach Mark Welch said. “It got them down early. If we keep it up, we have a chance to give Portage a good game.”

WILLIAMSBURG (7): Houk p-2b 421, Carper cf 422, Au. McMonagle p-ss 313, Shaw c-p 413, Dishong ss-c-3b 400, Verbonitz 3b-2b 300, Paisley rf 200, Kensinger rf 200, Hughes lf 300, McCall lf 010, Kauruter 1b 300. Totals – 32 7 9.

PENNS MANOR (2): Kawalski cf 400, Hnatko 1b 301, Ruddock 3b 311, Grimoldi p 311, Hamilton rf 201, Stupie 2b 200, Conway c 200, Templeton lf 201, Hildebrand ss 300. Totals – 24 2 5.


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E-Dishong, Hildebrand, Ruddock 2. 2B-Au. McMonagle, Shaw, Ruddock. RBI-McMonagle 3, Shaw 2, Houk, Verbonitz, Hamilton, Grimoldi. WP-Au. McMonagle. LP-Grimoldi. SO-Au. McMonagle 11, Houk, Shaw, Grimoldi 4. BB-Au. McMonagle 2, Houk 2, Grimoldi.


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SAXTON – Tinesha Curfman tossed a complete-game shutout, allowing just three hits, as Tussey Mountain defeated Chestnut Ridge in high school softball.

McKenna Curfman tripled, and Erica Reffner went 4-for-4 for the Lady Titans, as they locked up the fourth seed in the District 5 playoffs.

Jennifer Carthew was the hard-luck loser for Chestnut Ridge, allowing just eight hits and two earned runs.


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3B-M. Curfman. Multiple hits-Reffner 4, Brumbaugh 2 (TM). RBI-Zelanko, M. Curfman, T. Curfman (TM). WP-T. Curfman. LP-Carthew. SO-T. Curfman 4, Carthew 3. BB-Carthew 2, T. Curfman 1.

Records: Tussey Mountain (12-6).

Altoona Teener Major

Mark Fanelli had five hits and four RBIs for Postal Express as it defeated Professionals Auto Body, 14-4, in an Altoona Teener Major game at Seitz Field.

Gage Harper added three hits for Postal, while Nathan LaMark chipped in three RBIs.


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2B-Fanelli 2, Harper, Hord (PE); N. Walters (PA). Multiple hits – Fanelli 5, Harper 3, Hord 2, Huber 2, Snowden 2 (PE). RBI-Fanelli 4, LaMark 3, Huber 2, Hord, Grine (PE); Walters, Seager (PA). WP-Bernard (PE). LP-Helsel (PA). SO-Bernard 3 (PE); Helsel 5, Walters 2 (PA). BB-Hord 2, Bernard 3 (PE); Helsel 4, Walters 5 (PA).

Records: Postal Express (3-3); Professionals Auto Body (1-6).

11 area volleyball players honored

The Mid-State Boys Volleyball League recently released its all-star squad for the 2014 spring season and it features 11 players out of a possible 15 from the Mirror coverage area.

Making the team for Altoona were seinors Josh Huber and Kody Clawson, along with juniors Brett Koelle, Eric Wineland and Adam Borst.

Representing Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic were seniors Jamey Brumbaugh, Ben Kasun, Nick Little and Damon Rickens.

Making the team for Central was seinor Matt Price, while Northern Cambria’s Zach Lee, a senior, also made the squad.

Rounding out the group were DuBois’ Jake Kriner, Hunter Lydick and Josh Sanko, along with Forest Hills’ Kevin Ickes.