Baseball

No deficit too big for Bedford

BEDFORD — Entering the bottom of the fifth inning of the District 5-9 Class 3A baseball semifinals, Bedford found itself trailing, 12-5, to Chestnut Ridge with its postseason life on the line. The Bisons’ coaching staff gathered the team around, reminding them of one simple message ...

Lewis leads BG to victory

If you missed the first inning of Monday afternoon’s District 6 Class 2A quarterfinal between Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic and Claysburg-Kimmel, you missed a lot. That’s because Marauder pitcher Austin Lewis, on just 90 pitches, tossed a complete-game gem to send the No. 3 seed to the ...

B-A knocks off No. 2 seed

THREE SPRINGS — Travis Luensmann helped get the Bellwood-Antis baseball team into the next round of the District 6 2A playoffs Monday afternoon. Luensmann gave up a first-inning run, then pitched six innings of shutout ball, scattering five hits in the process of a 4-1 victory over Southern ...

Forest Hills knocks out Central in first round

SIDMAN — Adam Cecere is one of the best athletes to ever come out of sports tradition-rich Forest Hills High School. Now a senior, Cecere has secured a Division I baseball scholarship to Wake Forest University after also standing out as a football quarterback and a basketball power forward ...

Playoffs no bother for Tyrone’s Shultz

TYRONE — Rodney Shultz made his first career playoff start on Monday, and he said it was something that he not only had been focusing on since he got to school Monday morning, but since the first game of the season. That focus was evident in his performance, a one-hit shutout, and with the ...

Big third inning lifts Carroll into semifinals

CRESSON — Nine runs in the third inning sealed the deal for the No. 4 Bishop Carroll baseball team Monday against No. 5 Juniata Valley in the District 6 Class 1A quarterfinals. With a 13-3 victory over the Hornets at Mount Aloysius College, the Huskies punched their ticket into the ...

Mtn. Lions, Golden Eagles No. 1 seeds in baseball

A pair of Blair County baseball teams will enter the District 6 playoffs as the top seed. Altoona has earned the No. 1 spot and a bye into the championship game against either Mifflin County or State College in the District 6 Class 6A championship game Wednesday, May 22. Tyrone will be top ...

Altoona’s baseball team romps

Altoona’s A.J. Bardelang allowed just two hits in a five-inning, 12-0 win over Huntingdon in high school baseball action Saturday. Jake Hunter hit a two-run home run, and Ian Yon had two hits and two RBIs. Marcus Day added two hits and an RBI, and Brendan Baney and Aidan Steinbugl each ...

Tyrone continues breakout season

MARTINSBURG — Tyrone’s baseball program clinched its first league title in 27 years earlier this week when it beat Philipsburg-Osceola. In the nearly three decades since the Golden Eagles were champions, Central has played for several state championships and won one two seasons ago. One ...

Lions’ Hartman tosses shutout

Matt Hartman threw a complete-game, five-hit shutout to lead Altoona past Greater Latrobe, 5-0, in high school baseball action at Mansion Park on Thursday. Hartman had nine strikeouts and no walks and also had three hits and scored twice for the Mountain Lions. Ian Yon had a triple, a ...

Altoona volleyball team triumphs

Dalton Keller collected 21 service points, seven kills, six digs and nine aces as Altoona defeated Huntingdon, 25-9, 25-14, 25-11, on senior night at the AAHS Fieldhouse Wednesday night in high school boys volleyball. Chris Ball posted a team-high 18 assists for the Mountain Lions ...

Zinobile picks up 100th career hit

MORRISDALE — Quinn Zinobile went 4-for-4 and had his 100th career hit in the first inning of Juniata Valley’s 13-8 win over West Branch in the Inter-County Conference. Jacob Hensor hit a home run and had three RBIs for the Hornets, and TJ Wilson had three hits and two RBIs. JUNIATA ...

Becker pitches Mountain Lions past Punxsutawney

Cody Becker hurled a six-inning, two-hit shutout Monday afternoon to lead the Altoona baseball team to a 10-0 win over Punxsutawney in high school action at Mansion Park. Becker struck out three and walked two as Altoona improved to 8-6. Punxy fell to 7-8. Jake Hunter had two hits and three ...

Freshman carries Vikings to victory

WESTOVER — Freshman Hanna Noel pitched a complete-game one-hitter on Monday afternoon to lead the Glendale softball team to a 6-0 win at Harmony in high school action. Noel struck out 12 and walked only three in helping the Lady Vikings improve to 16-2. Offensively, sophomore Olivia Reese ...

Servello leads Tigers

HOLLIDAYBURG — Winning pitcher Sam Servello did not allow a hit through 5• innings, and he ended up throwing 100 pitches with 10 strikeouts and also had an RBI double to lead Hollidaysburg past Linsly (W.Va.), 4-1, in high school baseball action on Friday. Logan Margroum had two RBIs in ...

Mountain Lions pack a punch at Punxsy

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Altoona baseball team scored 10 runs in the first inning, then nine more in the fifth inning of a 24-5 win over Punxsutawney on Thursday in high school baseball action. Winning pitcher Ian Yon belted a double and a home run while finishing with three RBIs. Teammate Cameron ...

Bedford earns its 8th win of season

Mercury Swaim, Dylan Arnold and Jared Dowey each had two hits for Bedford in a 6-2 win over Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Wednesday afternoon in high school baseball action at Vets Field. Swaim, a freshman, also had two RBIs. Arnold was the winning pitcher. He struck out four and walked one to ...

Becker’s gem propels Mountain Lions to win

Cody Becker went the distance for Altoona striking out four, walking one and surrendering just two hits in a 5-0 win over Kiski Prep on Tuesday afternoon in high school baseball action. Matt Hartman fronted the Mountain Lions’ attack with two hits and two RBIs, while Marcus Day and Ian Yon ...

Marauders break out the bats in big win over Hilltoppers

The Bishop Guilfoyle baseball team improved to 8-4 Monday afternoon, thanks to a 10-4 win over Westmont Hilltop in high school action at Vets Field. Gaige Reighard tripled twice and drove in two runs in a game the Marauders scored six times in the sixth to break a 4-4 tie. Teammate Dan Potopa ...