Baseball

Altoona comes back from Virginia at 2-1

RICHMOND, Va. — After dropping a 17-2 decision to Benedictine in 41/2 innings Saturday, Altoona was able to hang on for a 7-6 win against Manchester to split a two-game outing in high school baseball action. Elliot Mast hit a three-run homer in the first inning to put the Lions ahead of ...

H.S. baseball: Altoona posts opening win in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. — Altoona scored a run in the seventh to tie and won it in the eighth on a two-out RBI single by Jake Hord for a 5-4 season-opening victory over St. Christopher’s in high school baseball Friday. John Gority’s RBI groundout in the seventh brought the Mountain Lions even and ...

Area duo playing DI together

Now high school seniors, Will Lozinak and Bryce Hensor have played competitive travel-league baseball together since their pre-teen days. Though they’ve been excelling at the sport at different high schools — Lozinak as a pitcher in the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic baseball program, and ...

B-A, P-O head up all-district team

District 6 Class AAA runner-up Bellwood-Antis and PIAA Class AA quarterfinalist Philipsburg-Osceola placed four players apiece on the Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association District 6 all-star team.Outfielder Saige McElwain, first baseman Taylor Shildt, catcher Caroline Showalter and ...

McCort falls short

UNIVERSITY PARK - Ethan Pritchett pitched a complete-game three-hitter to lift Neumann-Goretti to a 3-0 victory over Bishop McCort in the PIAA Class AA baseball championship game on Thursday at Medlar Park at Lubrano Field.The Crimson Crushers got two runners on it both the second and third ...

Younger Hasson lands coaching post in Philly

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School product Jason Hasson was recently named the new head boys basketball coach at West Catholic Prep in Philadelphia.Hasson is the son of one-time Altoona and Bishop Guilfoyle boys basketball coach Paul Hasson.A graduate of St. Vincent's College who also has a ...

Rough 7th inning sinks JV

CRESSON - Sometimes the 21st out in a seven-inning high school baseball game is the toughest to get. The Juniata Valley Green Hornets found out the hard way Monday.Needing only one out to earn a win over Meyersdale in a PIAA Class A first-round state playoff game at Mount Aloysius College, JV ...

Bloop hit, error doom Dragons

PITTSBURGH - Many baseball teams have benefited from a bloop and a blast over the years, a term used for a weakly-hit single followed by a home run.Monday afternoon at Fox Chapel High school, Central fell victim to a bloop and an oops in a 2-0 loss to Riverside in the first round of the PIAA ...

Mustangs battle but come up short against Serra

LATROBE - The Portage Area High School baseball team and its standout senior pitcher, Luke Dividock, put forth the most valiant effort possible against Serra Catholic in Monday afternoon's PIAA Class A first-round playoff game at Latrobe Area High School's plush Graham-Sobota Field.The District ...

Hornets playing at Mount Aloysius

The PIAA has announced the sites and times for Monday's first-round state baseball and softball playoff games, and only two of the five teams from the Altoona Mirror coverage area will be playing within District 6 or District 5.District 6 Class A baseball champion Juniata Valley will be at ...

Golden Tigers can’t hold lead

Hollidaysburg failed to take advantage of an early lead and committed three costly errors in a 7-5 loss to Bellefonte in the District 6 Class AAA final Wednesday at Peoples Natural Gas Field."We knew it was going to be a tight game," Hollidaysburg coach Jon Szynal said. "I thought the team ...

Defense does in Dragons

Over the years, the Central Scarlet Dragons have been known for solid defense. Wednesday was not one of those nights.The Dragons uncharacteristically committed four errors, including three in the first inning when they gave up five unearned runs, and never recovered while losing to Bishop ...

B-A puts four on first team

Bellwood-Antis infielders Maddie Miller and Laycee Clark, pitcher Taylor Shildt and designated player Caroline Showalter were each named to the Inter-County Conference North Division All-Star team, which was announced recently.Everett had five players named all-stars for the league's South ...

Hornets defend title

Juniata Valley's Green Hornets picked the right time to play their best baseball of the season.After losing their final four regular-season games, the defending District 6 Class A champions were seeded only seventh for the 2016 playoffs."When the playoffs came, we just turned the page and got ...

Dividock pitches Portage past Saint Joe’s

PORTAGE - With last season's semifinal loss fresh on their minds, Portage senior right-hander Luke Dividock and his teammates were not going to be denied with a trip to Peoples Natural Gas Field on the line.The Mustangs scored three runs in the first inning and rode Dividock's third postseason ...

Hornets earn spot in 6-A final again

CENTER TOWNSHIP - When Juniata Valley ended its regular season with a four-game losing streak, Hornets coach Don Price knew that he needed to convince his team that was in the past.A draw of the No. 7 seed and a journey to the championship that included matchups with the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds ...

Scarlet Dragons advance

BEDFORD - Central set the tone early and did not look back in its 7-3 victory over Bedford in the District 6 Class AA semifinal baseball playoffs on Thursday.Leadoff hitter Alex Hoenstine hit a home run that cleared the high left-field wall in the top of the first inning, but Central coach A.J. ...

Mounties miss out on early chances in loss to McCort

JOHNSTOWN - With only 10 combined hits in the game, both the Philipsburg-Osceola Mounties and Bishop McCort Crushers had to make their opportunities count.The Crushers converted on their few opportunities, as they defeated the Mounties, 4-0, at Point Stadium and advanced to the PIAA District 6 ...

Lions go punchless in ouster

MILL HALL - After allowing just nine plate appearances and no hits through the first three innings against Altoona in the District 6 Class AAAA baseball semifinals on Thursday afternoon, Central Mountain starting pitcher Alex Garbrick found himself in a rare predicament during the top of the ...

Tigers walk off with win

HOLLIDAYSBURG - Hollidaysburg loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh inning of its deadlocked District 6 Class AAA baseball playoff game against Huntingdon on Thursday.That prompted Huntingdon coach George Zanic to move Jon Wagner from center field to the right side of shortstop Nick ...