Baseball

Treese’s walk-off lifts Tigers

It was one of those majestic moments frozen in time, the kind that might play out during a made-for-television sports movie. For senior first baseman Tyler Treese and his Hollidaysburg Area High School baseball teammates, it was a moment, and a memory, that they will cherish forever. With ...

Bearcats upset Central in 3A

The Huntingdon Area High School baseball team entered Saturday afternoon’s District 6 Class 3A championship game against top-seeded Central as the seventh seed with a modest 12-7 record. But Huntingdon proved that numbers, just like appearances, can be quite deceiving. The Bearcats rode ...

Early runs doom B-A in title loss

For the final five innings of Friday night’s District 6 2A championship baseball game against defending champion Bishop McCort, third-seeded Bellwood-Antis outscored the fourth-seeded Crushers. Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, the first two innings at PNG Field were dominated by ...

Free passes doom Lions in final

It’s always been a part of baseball jargon that a walk is as good as a hit. That was certainly the case for State College in the District 6 Class 6A championship game Friday afternoon. State College benefited from 10 walks — including four during a five-run third inning — to defeat ...

Reffner, Martin on first team

EVERETT — League champion Everett placed two players on the Sideling Hill League first-team all-star softball list. First baseman Sydney Reffner and pitcher Jacie Martin were the Lady Warriors voted to the first team. Infielder Brooke Colledge was an honorable mention selection. Chestnut ...

Elliot Mast: Chesapeake College baseball

Name: Elliot Mast High school: Cyber School at Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School High school team: Altoona Area Hometown: Altoona Sport: Baseball Positions: Outfield, infield College choice: Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Md. Other colleges considered: Western Carolina, ...

Cory Storm: Seton Hill baseball

Name: Cory Storm High school: Hollidaysburg Area Hometown: Hollidaysburg Sport: Baseball Position: Shortstop, pitcher College choice: Seton Hill Other colleges considered: Shippensburg, Chesapeake College Why I picked Seton Hill: “I feel that it was the best opportunity for me ...

Nolan Walters: Mercyhurst North East baseball

Name: Nolan Walters High school: Hollidaysburg Area Hometown: Hollidaysburg Sport: Baseball Position: Pitcher College choice: Mercyhurst North East Other colleges considered: Penn State DuBois, Allegany (Md.), Westmoreland Community College Why I picked Mercyhurst North East “To ...

Winning contagious at Central

By Jim Lane For the Mirror MARTINSBURG — When it comes to successful sports programs, few area high schools measure up to Central. The Scarlet Dragon baseball team advanced to the District 6 Class 3A championship by trimming Philipsburg-Osceola, 7-3, in the semifinals Tuesday ...

PNG Field seems a lot like home for Juniata Valley

By Ty R. States For the Mirror ALEXANDRIA — Juniata Valley is a playoff-tested baseball team, owning the last two District 6 Class 1A championships. The top-seeded Green Hornets will get the chance to win a third championship after a 5-0 victory over Claybsurg-Kimmel on Tuesday in the ...

Young Titans take their lumps in loss to top-seeded Township

By Dave Mapes For the Mirror DAVIDSVILLE — A youthful Tussey Mountain High School baseball team lost a 4-1 decision to top-seeded Conemaugh Township Tuesday afternoon in the District 5 2A semifinals. The visiting Titans had several opportunities to deliver on offense, getting men on ...

B-A advances

BLAIRSVILLE — With a lower seed and a road matchup on the docket, coming off a nail-biting finish several days before, most teams would feel pressured knowing a championship berth was at stake. Most teams, though, don’t have a lineup as potent as Bellwood-Antis.’ Nevin Wood overcame a ...

Defensive gem propels Ridge past rival Warriors

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com EVERETT — Chestnut Ridge sophomore Brodie Harbaugh was having his shoulder checked out after the game. “I’m not sure when I did it” Harbaugh said. “I think it was when I was hitting” Must have been. There certainly wasn’t anything ...

Fielding woes contribute to Mustangs’ exit from playoffs

PORTAGE — Giving a team more than three outs in any given inning is a recipe for a game to change hands and slip out of your control. That rule of thumb ended up playing out in Tuesday’s District 6 Class 2A semifinals between top-seeded Portage and No. 4 seed Bishop McCort. Portage ...

Bearcats march into final, will face Central

MIFFLINTOWN — Huntingdon, down 3-2 after four innings, scored three runs in the top of the fifth and rode the arm of relief pitcher Alex Mykut the rest of the way to a 5-3 victory over Juniata in the District 6 Class 3A baseball semifinals Tuesday afternoon. The Bearcats, now 12-7, take on ...

Lions survive Wildcats

Altoona’s Elliot Mast got hit three times by two Mifflin County pitchers in Monday’s District 6 6A semifinal baseball game at Mansion Park. “It’s happened before,” Mast said. “It’s been awhile, but it’s nice when you get on base. Those weren’t hits, but they helped the team ...

Forest Hills dispatches Bedford in semis

SIDMAN — Forest Hills put up four runs in the second inning and rode senior Jared Wehner’s dominant pitching to punch its ticket to the District 6 Class 4A championship game with a 6-0 win over Bedford Monday afternoon. The Rangers (16-5) scored the four runs on five hits, including three ...

Pitching gets Bulldogs in round 2 of playoffs

By Sean Wechtenhiser For the Mirror JOHNSTOWN — A heavy dose of pitching was on the menu in Saturday’s District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal baseball game between Claysburg-Kimmel and Ferndale. The teams had four pitchers combine to allow only 12 hits and four runs, while striking out 21 ...

B-A survives, moving on

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com BELLWOOD — In almost any sport, playoff competition is not much about style points. Winning and advancing are the big items, and the Bellwood-Antis Area High School baseball team checked off both boxes in its District 6 Class 2A ...

Mustangs do just enough to advance

Special to the Mirror PORTAGE — Right-handers Noah Kerch of Portage and Moshannon Valley’s Nick Kitko were locked in a pitchers’ duel in Saturday’s District 6 Class 2A quarterfinal. Behind Kitko, the Black Knights were tied at 1-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh on the road ...