Baseball

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 ...

Community deserves to celebrate

Summertime in Martinsburg looks a lot like the movie “The Sand Lot,” set in 1962, when boys played baseball every night until the street lights came on. With tree-lined avenues, meticulously manicured lawns, and beautiful community pool, you could almost see Smalls, Squints, Bennie the ...

Imler sacrifices for team

Name: Jarrett Imler School: Central Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball 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 ...

Karstetter comes up big for Scarlet Dragons

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com 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. Central ...

Victory puts stamp on seniors, program

Commentary 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 ...

Dragons take aim at first state championship

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 ...

PIAA Class 3A championship preview capsule

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 ...

Dragons one win away: Central advances to state title game

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 ...

Bellwood’s comeback falls short

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 ...

Freshman Ritchey hits walkoff double for Bearcats

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 ...

Devils hang on, advance

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 ...

Central flexes muscle

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. “I ...

Ridge knocks off Karns City to advance

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 ...

Hollidaysburg’s baseball season comes to an end

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 ...

Green Hornets win third straight title

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 ...

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 ...