Baseball

Penn Cambria’s Perrone tosses gem in 15-0 rout

LILLY — Tanner Perrone came a walk away from a perfect game, and Salvador Cabrera went 2-for-2 with four RBIs as Penn Cambria belted visiting Cambria Heights, 15-0, in a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference contest in high school baseball action on Saturday. Perrone helped his own cause by ...

Showalter, Bearcats take down Central

The Central baseball team is quite familiar with Huntingdon ace Jared Showalter. The lanky right-hander shut down the Scarlet Dragons in the District 6 Class 3A finals to give the Bearcats the gold medal a year ago before they squeaked out a win against him in the PIAA semifinals on their way ...

Altoona rolls past Rangers

Due to the bad weather that has plagued the region this spring, Forest Hills hadn’t had a chance to stand on a baseball field until Friday. Altoona’s Ian Yon gave the Rangers an unpleasant welcome. The junior tossed a one-hit, complete-game shutout in the Mountain Lions’ 5-0 victory ...

Marauders pound out 13 hits in advancing

When the 16th different batter a team sends to the plate can lace a three-run double to the gap, that squad probably has a pretty deep lineup. Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic continued its early-season offensive firepower with a 15-4 triumph over Northern Bedford in the first round of the Curve ...

Penn Cambria, Cambria Heights win in walk-off fashion

LILLY — Mason Ronan tripled and scored on an error on the play to give Penn Cambria a walk-off 9-8 win in 10 innings over Bishop Carroll in high school baseball Friday. Salvador Cabrera had two hits and three RBIs for Penn Cambria, while Richard Perrone picked up the win. Evan Becquet ...

Hite sparks Penn Cambria to win

CRESSON — Dallas Hite doubled twice, tripled, knocked in three runs and scored three times as Penn Cambria cruised by Johnstown, 11-4, Thursday in high school baseball action. Winning pitcher Mason Ronan struck out 11, walked three and scored three times, while Ashton Buck tallied two RBIs ...

Walker, Showalter help Bellwood stay unbeaten

CLAYSBURG — Troy Walker had four hits, including a pair of doubles, and also drove in two runs, while Jack Showalter belted a three-run homer, to lead Bellwood-Antis to a 16-1 Inter-County Conference North Division six-inning mercy-rule victory over host Claysburg-Kimmel in high school ...

Huntingdon holds on to defeat Rams

SPRING MILLS — A six-run second inning turned out to be enough for Huntingdon in its 10-9 win at Penns Valley Tuesday in high school baseball action. Alex Mykut cleared the bases with a double in the inning and Drew Weglarz added a solo home run as the Bearcats improved to 3-0. HUNTINGDON ...

Bellwood, Claysburg romp

BELLWOOD — Travis Luensmann went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI to help Bellwood-Antis improve to 2-0 with a 12-2 victory over Moshannon Valley in high school baseball Monday. Winning pitcher Mark Stewart had a pair of hits and scored a run. Jack Showalter doubled among his two ...

Bearcats score in eighth to notch big league win

BELLEFONTE — Landon Fisher singled in Alex Mykut with two outs in the eighth inning to help Huntingdon edge Bellefonte, 4-3, in high school baseball action on Friday. Jared Showalter’s two-out RBI single in the top of the seventh inning had pushed the game into extra innings. Ben Briggs ...

B-A’s big fifth inning enough to beat Tyrone

TYRONE — Bellwood-Antis scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning Saturday afternoon en route to a 3-2 win over Tyrone in a season-opener for both teams in high school baseball action. The Blue Devils got solo RBI efforts from Trent Walker, Ian McFarland and Travis ...

Penns Valley tops Claysburg-Kimmel

SPRING MILLS — Tom Kauffman drove in three runs, and Cameron Shaffer and Matthew Tobias knocked in two apiece to lead Penns Valley to a six-inning 13-3 victory over Claysburg-Kimmel in high school baseball action on Friday Penns Valley improved to 1-1. Claysburg, which dropped its season ...

Lions drop opener

RICHMOND, Va. — Altoona opened its season Friday and ran into a tough pitcher in Maddison Furman of St. Christopher’s, who’s headed to VCU to play college ball, in a 7-0 setback. Furman had a no-hitter for 5 • innings before Cody Becker broke it up. The Mountain Lions had just four ...

College signings: Nathan Everhart: Thiel baseball

Name: Nathan Everhart High school: Altoona Area High School Hometown: Altoona Sport: Baseball Position: Pitcher, outfielder College choice: Thiel Other colleges considered: Chatham Why I picked Thiel College: “It’s a small school with the programs I’m interested in, and I feel ...

Year of the championship

More than perhaps any other year in recent memory, the calendar year 2017 brought something special for just about every sports fan in the Altoona Mirrorás readership area. Name the sport, and there was a corresponding honor or accolade for an athletic team or individual. Penn State ...

2017 in review

JANUARY n The Penn State football team loses a heartbreaker in the Rose Bowl, 52-49, to USC on a last-second 46-yard field goal. n Penn State’s Chris Godwin and Garrett Sickels announce they will leave early for the NFL Draft. Teammate Marcus Allen announces he will return for his senior ...

Panthers’ Ronan switches to Pitt

Mason Ronan averaged five innings per start this spring for the Penn Cambria baseball team, so going the distance wasn’t a problem. He just didn’t want to make his family and friends go the distance to watch him pitch in college. So, Ronan, the Panthers’ rising senior left-hander, ...

Penn Cambria senior Ronan invited to national baseball showcase

Some of the best Major League Baseball prospects from high schools all over the United States annually compete in two national feature showcases, the East Coast Pro Games in Tampa, Fla. and the Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif. This summer, Penn Cambria Area High School’s standout ...

2017 Mirror baseball all-stars

FIRST TEAM Tyler Peterson C Sr. Hollidaysburg Notable: Seton Hill recruit batted .329 with five doubles and 16 RBIs for District 6 Class 5A champs while handling a very balanced Tiger pitching staff. Joey Padula 1B Sr. Bellwood-Antis Notable: Big-time run-producer who scored 25 runs ...

Szynal, 3 Tigers honored by CPL

Central Penn Baseball League champion Hollidaysburg was well represented in the 2017 league all-stars that were announced recently. Hollidaysburg coach Jon Szynal was selected as the coach of the year, and Golden Tigers infielders Lennox Pugh and Cory Storm, and pitcher Sam Servello were ...