Berkley Hills 17-12
Altoona Rail Birds 4-2
LILLY – Berkley Hills Renegades pounded out 30 hits in a pair of five-inning interleague games against the winless Altoona Rail Birds on Saturday.
In the first game, Dan Gray had four hits and drove in two and Dylin Brooks added a home run and four RBIs for the Renegades, who also got a home run and a run batted in from Luke Trotz.
Jud Bussard had two hits for the Rail Birds.
In Game 2, Ryan Uhl and Trotz both had two hits and two RBIs for Berkley Hills (20-7).
Zach Croft had two hits and an RBI for Altoona.
Laurel Auto Group 6-11
Altoona Sheetz 5-4
ALTOONA – Laurel Auto Group moved above the .500 mark with a doubleheader sweep against Altoona Sheetz at Juniata.
In the first game, Matt Kochasik got the victory on the mound while Joe Fearer and Ryan Bills each had two hits for Laurel.
Jordan Swope and Nate Clancy had two hits apiece for Sheetz.
In the second game, Ryan Bills and Cullen Schimminger each had two hits for Laurel Auto Group (14-13).
Sheetz’s Ty Black had two hits and Ian Ralston reached base twice.
Red Bull 3-10
Martella’s Pharmacy 2-11
HOLLIDAYSBURG – Martella’s Pharmacy split a pair of close games against Altoona’s Red Bull.
In the first game, Brian Laurito hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth to score Nick Pope for a Red Bull win.
Pope, Nick Carothers and Jake Stern were all 2 for 4 and Jordan DeLuca was 2 for 3 for Altoona.
Dan Abbenante and Tony Strasiser had the lone hits for Martella’s.
In the second game, Martella’s turned the tables, led by a two-run home run in the sixth from Matt McMillen, who was 2 for 4.
Pat Gully was 2 for 3 with an RBI and scored twice while Brian Weightman was 2 for 3 and scored a run for Martella’s.
For Red Bull, Carothers was 2 for 5 and scored twice while Pope was 3 for 4.
Nittany Oil 5-7
CRESSON – Stone Rice struck out eight batters, and Delweld collected 20 hits to win the second game of an interleague doubleheader and earn a split with Altoona’s Nittany Oil at Mount Aloysius.
Eric Weyant, Ian Helsel, Drew McCabe, Zach Solarczyk and Ben Legath each had three hits in the win. Josh Staniscia and Joel Polites had two hits apiece.
Nittany Oil’s Justin Taylor had three hits and Ryan Hill had two hits.
In the opener, Solarczyk doubled and scored twice and Devin Pritts had a two-run triple for Delweld.
Nittany Oil’s Cody Henderson tripled. Kyle Schneider had nine strikeouts.
Third-period outburst gives Pens 3-1 lead
Sidney Crosby was careful not to get too far ahead of himself after helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rout the Ottawa Senators for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Liriano dominant in third start with Bucs
Francisco Liriano’s fastball is going where he wants it to. The Pittsburgh Pirates are following suit.
Miller improving, but cautious about return
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Senators relish chance to even series with Penguins
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Snider’s grand slam lifts Bucs over Cubs
Travis Snider took a pregame pep talk from his manager to heart. Relaxed and with a clear head, he delivered a crucial sixth-inning home run for the second time in five games.
Humbled Steelers ready to forget offseason
Troy Polamalu walked off the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice field on Tuesday with rookie safety Shamarko Thomas hanging on the veteran safety’s every word.
Palmer to leave UPJ women’s position
Sasha Palmer will embark on a new chapter as a women’s basketball coach next month.
Sumney added to SFU men’s coaching staff
St. Francis men’s basketball coach Rob Krimmel filled a vacancy on his coaching staff Monday with the hiring of Mike Sumney as an associate head coach.
Goalie Anderson gives Senators a chance
Craig Anderson has his game back, and just in time to give the Senators a chance.
Ottawa rallies to top Pittsburgh
Colin Greening scored 7:39 into double overtime, and the Ottawa Senators rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins that cut their series deficit to 2-1 on Sunday night.
Daniel Alfredsson got Ottawa even 1-1 by scoring a short-handed goal with 29 seconds left in regulation just after the Senators pulled goalie Craig Anderson for an extra skater.
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