Somerset 5, Patton 4
SOMERSET – Ross Dirienzo hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to give Somerset a narrow win over Patton on Tuesday in Cambria County League action.
Dirienzo was 2 for 5 with two RBIs while Brent Barron was 3 for 4, including a solo home run in the fifth, for unbeaten Somerset (20-0), which also got a 2-for-4 outing from Alex Dirienzo.
Brandon Crawford was 2 for 5 with a run batted in and Dylan Corl was 2 for 4 and scored twice for Patton (13-7). Jarid Ivory hit an RBI-double in the seventh that tied the game and forced the extra innings.
CLAYSBURG – Presley Swope struck out five with three walks, scattered three hits and allowed just one earned run as Claysburg downed Bedford.
Swope hit a double for Claysburg (18-3) while Jake Stern had a triple for Bedford (15-6).
Lilly 11, Portage 7
PORTAGE – Shane Hartline threw a complete game as Lilly downed Portage.
Hartline and Jordan Fuller were both 3 for 5 for Lilly.
Tyler Nesbella, Bailey Kerch, Spencer Price and Brandon Vocco all had two hits for Portage.
Richland tallied nine runs in the fourth and fifth innings for a come-from-behind win over Stoystown.
Cameron Kaminsky was 2 for 2 with a double, sacrifice fly and four RBIs while Jake Wissinger belted two doubles and drove in two runs to lead the 56ers (6-12). Tyler Zabrucky, Steve Moxim and Kris Brown all doubled and added two hits each for Richland.
Cody Kiser had two hits, including a double, and Andrew Glessner had two RBIs for Stoystown (9-11).
St. Michael 0
REVLOC – Ryan Woo threw a complete-game shutout as Ebensburg defeated St. Michael.
Jared Bowers had two hits and Josh Bracken drove in two runs for Ebensburg, while Cody Mickus was 2 for 2 for St. Michael.
St. Francis adds Dorsett to staff
LORETTO – The St. Francis University football team and head coach Chris Villarrial announced the addition of Sam Dorsett to the staff.
“Sam is a great addition to our staff,” Villarrial said.
“He remains one of the best running backs in conference history and he has proven himself as a coach developing great running backs at Robert Morris.”
Dorsett will work mainly with the SFU running backs and becomes the third former Colonial player on the staff at St. Francis, joining Jake Nulph and Coyln Haugh.
The Red Flash also recently hired Scott Benzel as their defensive coordinator after he had spent the previous nine seasons on the Colonials’ staff. Dorsett’s hiring comes after Brian White left the program due to personal reasons.
The Auxiliary of Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center will host the 25th annual Conemaugh Classic Golf Tournament on Monday at Sunnehanna Country Club with lunch beginning at 11 a.m. and a shamble format shotgun starting at 12:30 p.m.
Dinner and awards will follow the tournament at 6 p.m.
To register or make a donation, call the auxiliary office at 534-5985. All proceeds will benefit projects within the Conemaugh Health System.
Kush wins at Ebensburg CC
EBENSBURG – Johnstown’s Adam Kush won the boys age 10-12 Pine Valley Division of the North East Junior Tour stop held at Ebensburg Country Club on Monday.
Kush fired a 90 to finish two strokes ahead of Altoona’s Andrew Ferguson.
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.
Locke grinds through as Pirates blank Astros
Jeff Locke didn’t have his best stuff Sunday. He didn’t need it to shut down the majors’ worst team.
Locke allowed three hits over seven innings, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates won for the eighth time in 10 games, 1-0 over the Houston.
Locke (4-1) won his fourth straight decision and gave up one run or fewer for the fifth time in his past eight outings. He struck out four and walked three.
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District 5 gets set to jump into the baseball and softball playoffs this week.
Class A softball opens with four games on Wednesday, all set for 4:30 p.m.
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George Roberts and his Kent State University teammates reached a familiar destination on Saturday afternoon, but took a somewhat different route in winning their third consecutive Mid-American Conference (MAC) regular-season title.
Astros beat Bucs in extra innings
Jason Castro led off the 11th inning with a double and scored the go-ahead run on a close play at the plate as the Houston Astros topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Saturday night.
Senators offense to get boost vs. Pens
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