Baseball

Bearcats overtake Penn Cambria

LILLY — Admirably living up to their nickname, the Huntingdon Bearcats fought, scratched and clawed their way to a victory in the quarterfinal round of the District 6 Class 3A playoffs Friday afternoon. Huntingdon overcame an early 3-0 deficit and a 14-strikeout performance by Penn Cambria ...

Earnest throws complete-game shutout for P-O

PHILIPSBURG — Philipsburg-Osceola’s Josh Earnest turned out a near perfect performance on the mound and at the plate against West Shamokin on Friday at the Don Womer Baseball Complex. Earnest allowed just four hits in seven innings, needing just 93 pitches to get through the game. He also ...

Dragons dominate the Rams

MARTINSBURG — Ligonier Valley’s bus ride to Martinsburg Friday probably took longer than its baseball playoff game with Central. The top-seeded Scarlet Dragons scored nine runs in the first inning and went on to mercy-rule the Rams, 15-0, in a District 6 Class 3A quarterfinal game that ...

Northern Cambria eliminated by Blairsville

BLAIRSVILLE — Earlier this year, Northern Cambria stormed back in a home game against Blairsville to hand the Bobcats one of their three losses this year. The Colts again had an opportunity to stage a come-from-behind win over the Bobcats, but Blairsville ace Ryan Shirley had no intentions ...

Ronan propels Panthers

LILLY — Penn Cambria wrapped up its regular season with a 7-3 victory over Cambria Heights in high school baseball on Wednesday. Mason Ronan smacked a two-run inside-the-park home run in the fifth inning. CAMBRIA HEIGHTS (3): Verdavoir lf 320, Mezzelo ss 312, Bearer p 402, Serafin rf 200, ...

Stevenson clutch for Tigers

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Collin Stevenson’s RBI single scored John Servello in walk-off fashion, as Hollidaysburg edged Mount Union, 8-7, in eight innings Tuesday afternoon in high school baseball action. Lennox Pugh had a double and drove in three runs for the Tigers (16-1), and Cory Storm picked ...

O’Shell has big day for Glendale

ALEXANDRIA — Cierra O’Shell had three hits and drove in three runs to lead Glendale to an 18-0, five-inning win over Juniata Valley Tuesday in high school softball action. The Lady Vikings (15-4) also got three RBIs from winning pitcher Lexi Mulhollen in a game Glendale led, 11-0, after ...

Smith clutch for Scarlet Dragons

MARTINSBURG — Chase Smith’s bases-loaded single in the bottom of the eighth inning drove home the winning run, breaking a 9-all tie and lifting Central to a wild 10-9 victory over visiting Forest Hills in high school baseball action on Monday. Smith collected three hits, including a ...

Central top-seeded in baseball, softball

Central garnered top seeds in two sports as District 6 announced its playoff pairings for Class 3A, 2A and 1A in baseball, all six classes for softball and both classifications in boys volleyball on Friday afternoon. The Scarlet Dragons easily outdistanced seven other entries to nail down ...

Bellwood-Antis pitching stymies Everett’s hitting

BELLWOOD — Travis Luensmann and Sawyer Kline combined on a five-hitter and didn’t allow an earned run as Bellwood-Antis posted its 10th straight win, topping Everett, 3-2, in an Inter-County Conference interdivisional high school baseball game on Friday. Jordan McCracken and Trent Walker ...

Tigers edge Altoona

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Nolan Walters and Brendan Hileman combined on a four-hitter to lead the Hollidaysburg Area High School baseball team to a 6-2 win over Altoona on Wednesday. Walters worked five innings and finished with six strikeouts. Hileman struck out two. Walters was helped by his ...

Bellwood-Antis moves to 13-4

CLAYSBURG — Bellwood-Antis scored nine runs in the top of the first inning and knocked off Claysburg-Kimmel, 11-1, to improve to 13-4 in high school baseball action on Tuesday. Nevin Wood fired a three-hitter for the Blue Devils. Sawyer Kline and Travis Luensmann each had two hits and two ...

Central wraps up another Mountain League title

MARTINSBURG — Winning pitcher Jarrett Imler remained unbeaten at 7-0 by striking out five and walking just one in helping Central clinch the Mountain League title with a 5-1 victory over Bellefonte. Alex Hoenstine, Hunter Liebal and Michael Speck came through with two hits as the Scarlet ...

High school baseball: Mustangs walk off against CT

PORTAGE — Jake Swank delivered a bases-loaded single up the middle for a walk-off win in the seventh as Portage edged Conemaugh Township, 2-1, in high school baseball on Thursday. Swank also got the win on the mound, finishing out the top of the seventh in relief. Devin Foster struck out 10 ...

Guilfoyle holds off Heights rally

PATTON — Bishop Guilfoyle held off a rally from Cambria Heights in the bottom of the seventh to earn a 9-8 victory in high school baseball action on Wednesday. The Highlanders took a 6-5 lead on a three-run home run by Gavin Campbell in the bottom of the sixth, before the Marauders answered ...

Big first inning key for Altoona

Altoona scored eight runs on five hits and four errors in the first inning to race to a 9-1 win over Saint Marys on Tuesday in high school baseball. Casey Sheetz scored twice for the Mountain Lions, who improved to 6-7. Casey Becker picked up the win, striking out six through six innings ...

Swank leads Portage to title

PORTAGE — Tournament MVP Jake Swank went 3-for-3 and drove in five runs to help Portage beat Penn Cambria, 16-9, in the championship game of the 18th annual Portage Spring Classic in high school baseball on Sunday. Nathan Teno and Tom Randazzo each had two hits for the Mustangs in the ...

Green Hornets overcome triple play to beat Williamsburg

ALEXANDRIA — Jack Johnson pitched a complete game for Juniata Valley, striking out six batters while driving in the third run for the Hornets on a bases-loaded single in the sixth to give his team a cushion late in a 3-1 win over Williamsburg in high school baseball Friday. Juniata Valley ...

Smith, McKnight help Central top Bald Eagle

MARTINSBURG — Chase Smith doubled, tripled, scored twice and knocked in two runs, and Josh McKnight went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles to power Central over visiting Bald Eagle Area, 9-4, in Mountain League baseball action Thursday. Larry Corle, Alex Hoenstine and Brady Nicewonger each ...

Pugh’s walk-off single lifts Tigers by Chucks

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Lennox Pugh singled home Brady Walters with no outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to allow Hollidaysburg to claim the walk-off win, 6-5, over Punxsutawney on Wednesday in high school baseball action. Tyler Peterson doubled to lead off the inning, then was pinch-run for ...