Sports at a glance
Mounties win softball title
ERIE — The Mount Aloysius softball team captured the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference title on Sunday, thanks to a 5-1 win over Franciscan University in a game played at Penn State Behrend.
Winning pitcher Kara Pisczek pitched four innings of one-hit, no-run ball in relief for the win, improving to 9-1 on the season. She struck out one and did not walk a batter. starter Emily Cochran gave up one run on four hits in three innigns. She struck out one and walked one.
Trailing 1-0 to Franciscan (24-14), the Lady Mounties scored five runs in the fifth. Abby Reitz had two hits and two RBIs to go with two hits and an RBI from Cochran. Courtney Link added a solo RBI.
Mount Aloysius (32-8) out-hit the Lady Barons, 10-5. The Lady Mounties gain an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament, and will find out their opponent this afternoon at 1 p.m. according to the school’s website.
Tomahawks make history
JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Tomahawks clinched a spot in the Robertson Cup Tournament for the first time in franchise history, thanks to a 5-0 win over the New Jersey Titans on Sunday at 1st Summit Bank Arena.
Johnstown, which will head to Minnesota for the Final Four of the Robertson Cup, scored on goals from Pavel Kharin, Cam Hebert, Sam Solensky, Mitchell Hale and Chad Merrill in a game that was 0-0 after one period.
The Tomahawks, who outshot the Titans, 27-18, got a shutout in goal from Carter McPhail.
PennCrest picks up win
Matt Moyer delivered three hits and two RBIs to help PennCrest Bank down Professionals Auto Body, 13-5, in the Altoona Teener Baseball League late Saturday at Seitz Field.
Ethan Brown had two hits and four RBIs for PennCrest.
PENNCREST BANK 13, PROFESSIONALS AUTO BODY 5: Multiple hits–Moyer 3, Brown 2 (PC); Stevenson 2, Bukowski 2 (PAB).
Records: PennCrest Bank (4-0).
Alvarez adds more hardware
LAS VEGAS — Canelo Alvarez added another belt to his collection Saturday night, outworking Daniel Jacobs over 12 rounds to win a unanimous decision in their middleweight title unification fight.
Alvarez was the more active fighter early and held on late to win a close but unanimous decision in the 160-pound showdown before a pro-Alvarez crowd on the Las Vegas Strip.
Two ringside judges scored it 115-113, while the third had it 116-112. The Associated Press scored it 115-113 in favor of Alvarez.
Alvarez was a 5-1 favorite at fight time.
Torrence gets Top Fuel win
COMMERCE, Ga. — Steve Torrence raced to his second straight Top Fuel victory Sunday in the Arby’s NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Torrence, the defending season champion whose first career Top Fuel victory came in Atlanta in 2012, beat Brittany Force in the final with a 3.863-second pass at 320.20 mph. Torrence has 29 career victories, three at the track.
Ron Capps won in Funny Car, and Andrew Hines topped the Pro Stock Motorcycle field.
Capps raced to his first victory of the season and 62nd overall, beating Tim Wilkerson with a 4.068 at 315.34 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.
From Mirror, wire reports