Name: Jarrett Imler
Athlete of the week achievement: Imler pitched six innings of scoreless ball, scattering six hits while going 1-for-2 at the plate with an RBI in last Monday’s 3-1 win over Huntingdon in the PIAA Class 3A ...
By Philip Cmor
UNIVERSITY PARK — There’s usually a moment of truth for any unlikely sports hero, and Preston Karstetter’s came in the bottom of the second inning of Thursday afternoon’s PIAA Class 3A baseball championship game against Holy Redeemer.
UNIVERSITY PARK — When they finally got to the part of presenting the Central seniors with the PIAA Class 3A baseball trophy at Medlar Field, it looked like the whole team was coming over to accept it.
After all, the Scarlet Dragon roster includes 11 ...
If you’d have asked Josh McKnight back in March to go out and do something on June 15, he would have had to decline.
McKnight, you see, already had other plans.
Although the high school baseball season hadn’t even started, McKnight, who already knew what it took to reach the PIAA ...
Who: Holy Redeemer Royals (4-1, 16-4) vs. Central Scarlet Dragons (6-2, 23-3
Where: Medlar Park at Lubrano Field, University Park
When: Today, 3 p.m.
The coaches: Holy Redeemer—Chris Ritsick (Record unavailable, 13 years overall, 12 years at Holy Redeemer); Central—A.J. Hoenstine ...
UNIVERSITY PARK — Never a flame-thrower, Jarrett Imler was doing his best impersonation of one of those jugglers who work with lit torches in Monday’s PIAA Class 3A baseball semifinal game.
He kept playing with fire. But he never got burned.
Imler and Central’s pitching stayed red ...
DILLSBURG — Say what you will regarding Steve Conlon’s Bellwood-Antis Blue Devils and how they play the game of baseball, but whether they win, lose or somehow find a way to draw they do keep things mighty, mighty interesting.
Right up until the final out.
And while Monday’s PIAA ...
CRESSON — Thanks to unlikely hero Jack Ritchey, the Huntingdon Bearcats have advanced to the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class 3A state baseball tournament.
Ritchey, only a freshman, doubled home Ben Briggs in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Huntingdon a 6-5 win over Mount Pleasant on ...
DILLSBURG — Creating opportunities at various times during the all-or-nothing contest, Bellwood-Antis cashed in just often enough.
Newport, on the other hand, did not.
Guess which team is moving on?
Sawyer Kline scattered eight hits over six-plus innings and struck out nine, while Joe ...
EVERETT — Phillip Dull can touch 90 mph with his fastball and already has accepted a baseball scholarship to West Virginia as a high school junior, so it takes a special kind of opponent not to be intimidated, physically or mentally.
Central’s Jarrett Imler is that kind of player.
PUNXSUTAWNEY — To say Phillip Dull and Ty Diehl have played together since they were knee-high to a grasshopper might be a little trite, if not a serious overstatement. But they played enough baseball together since T-ball to experience a great deal of winning, losing and growing ...
By John Enrietto
For the Mirror
SLIPPERY ROCK — Two bad innings can’t ruin a season.
But they can end one.
Hollidaysburg allowed four runs in the first inning and five in the fifth in dropping a 10-6 decision to Cathedral Prep in a PIAA Class 5A sub-regional baseball game Thursday ...
It’s one thing to win a title once, even back-to-back.
The Juniata Valley baseball team, though, has now done it for a third straight year in the District 6 postseason.
The Green Hornets took control from the first inning and never looked back as they captured their third straight ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Name: Elliot Mast
High school: Cyber School at Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School
High school team: Altoona Area
Positions: Outfield, infield
College choice: Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Md.
Other colleges considered: Western Carolina, ...
Name: Cory Storm
High school: Hollidaysburg Area
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 ...