Berkley Hills 11 Altoona 3
A 10-run fourth inning helped league-leader Berkley Hills Renegades overcome a two-run deficit and go on to a win over Altoona’s Nittany Oil Minit Mart Tuesday night in the opener of a doubleheader at Point Stadium.
John Jones had two hits and drove in two runs and winning pitcher Ryan Dandrea struck out seven in the seven hitter.
Brandon Myers hit a double for Altoona.
Delweld 3-5 Martella’s 2-4
Delweld continued its ascent toward the top spot in the league standings, sweeping a doubleheader over Martella’s Pharmacy on Monday night at Point Stadium.
In the first game, Josh Staniscia was 2 for 3 with a triple, a run scored and a run batted in for Delweld, which also got a 2 for 4 outing with two RBIs from Drew McCabe.
Dan Abbenante was 3 for 4 with a double and Matt McMillen was 2 for 4 with a double for Martella’s.
Jimmy Stenger was 2 for 3 and Brian Weightman went 2 for 2.
In the second game, Ian Helsel was 4 for 4 with a double, a run scored and a run batted in for Delweld. Eric Weyant went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored, Logan Brown was 2 for 3 and Staniscia had two sacrifice flies, driving in two runs.
Abbenante was 2 for 3, driving in a run for Martella’s, which scored three unearned runs in the third on a three-base error to deep right center by Luke Williams.
CLAYSBURG – Claysburg overcame an early deficit to down visiting Richland in Cambria County League action on Tuesday.
Trey Claar led the way with a 3 for 4 outing that included a triple with three RBIs for Claysburg. Logan Stern was 3 for 5 with two doubles and three RBIs while Ian Ebersole went 3 for 5 with a run batted in.
For Richland, Robert Varner had two his and drove in a run.
Claysburg (17-1) will head to unbeaten Somerset at 6 tonight to try to avenge its only loss.
St. Michael 7
ST. MICHAEL – Undefeated Somerset exploded for five runs in the third inning, highlighted by a two-run home run by Jake Nickelson, in a win at St. Michael.
St. Michael scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to get to within one, and had two runners on base when the game ended.
Nickelson led Somerset with three hits and five RBIs. Pat Blough had three hits and Drew Heminger added two.
Ryan Wilson had two hits for St. Michael.
Cernic’s 13, Portage 5
PORTAGE – Curtis McClain hit a three-run home run and Chris Horten pitched a complete-game win as Cernic’s defeated Portage.
Spencer Price had three hits for the hosts, who also got two hits each from Evan Price, Tyler Nesbella and Blake Swires.
Four solo home runs lead Reds past Pirates
Todd Frazier wasn’t going to let left-hander Francisco Liriano get another fastball by him. He guessed right and hit one a long way.
Laurel Auto belts way to victory
Zach Heide’s two-run home run cleared the Screen Monster in left field at Point Stadium and kick-started Laurel Auto Group’s scoring in its 8-2 victory over Ketrow Insurance Monday night in a AAABA league game.
Bruins blank Blackhawks, take 2-1 series lead
Tuukka Rask shut out the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals on Monday night and got enough help from the Bruins' offense to do it without another exhausting overtime.
Former Penn St. players support Paterno family lawsuit
About 325 former Penn State players and coaches have signed a statement supporting the lawsuit filed by the family of former coach Joe Paterno and other former players seeking to overturn NCAA sanctions against the football program for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
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Hawkeyes product Ihm pulls away from field for Sunnehanna victory
When NCAA runner-up Rick Lamb made four birdies over a six-hole stretch during the fourth round of the 60th Sunnehanna Amateur Tournament for Champions, he couldn’t help but notice every time he looked at the leaderboard, Lamb failed to pare down his deficit.
When Cory Whitsett, who recently helped Alabama win a national championship and was competing in his third Sunnehanna Amateur, birdied Nos. 3 and 4 Sunday morning, the fast start wasn’t one to savor.
Lamb’s inability to make a move and Whitsett’s lack of optimism can directly be attributed to one thing – the steady, patient play of Steven Ihm.
Sunnehanna notebook: Putting critical to success at Amateur
Cory Whitsett capped his third round at the 60th Sunnehanna Amateur Tournament for Champions with a lengthy par putt.
Whitsett topped himself to end Sunday’s fourth and final round with a birdie putt from approximately 35 feet in No. 18.
Pirates get past Dodgers
Rookie Gerrit Cole won again, getting home run help from Pedro Alvarez and pitching the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 Sunday.
Cole (2-0) allowed three runs on seven hits and no walks in 5 2/3 innings. The top pick from the 2011 draft won in his big league debut last week.
CORY ISENBERG | The long and the longer of Lantzy game
The 43rd Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star football game on Friday at Greater Johnstown’s Trojan Stadium highlighted the outstanding gridiron talent of this crop of senior athletes throughout the region.
The move to Friday night doesn’t seem to have dampened the enthusiasm of the crowd, which was outstanding on Friday night, including a 50-50 drawing of over $600.
For the most part, the game itself seemed to go off with few hitches, but there are still some tweaks that I would like to suggest.
Ihm captures Sunnehanna title
Steven Ihm held or shared the lead in each of the first three rounds at the 60th Sunnehanna AmateurTournament for Champions.
For Sunday’s final round, Ihm continued his dominance.The University of Iowa product shot a blistering 4-under 31 on the front nine to seize a commanding lead that Ihm would not relinquish in winning the tournament with an 8-under 272.
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