Laurel Auto Group 3
Josh Staniscia had two doubles, scored twice and drove in two runs to lead Delweld over Laurel Auto Group in the first game Tuesday at Point Stadium.
Ryan Matsko tripled for Laurel.
Berkley Hills 8 Martella’s 0
Ryan Dandrea allowed one hit in six innings and Dylin Brooks had three hits and an RBI in Berkey Hills’ shutout of Martella’s Pharmacy in the late game at the Point.
John Jones homered and drove in three for the Renegades.
Laurel Auto Group 12 Martella’s 11
Laurel Auto Group used a 10-run outburst in the third inning to hang with Martella’s Pharmacy, and got a towering single by Anthony Piccolini in the seventh to triumph in Monday’s late game at Point Stadium.
Laurel’s Kevin Mitrisin walked with the score tied at 11 in the bottom of the seventh. He moved to second on a passed ball and third on a groundout to the pitcher by Tanner Kulback.
Then, Piccolini sent a shot to the 400-foot mark in right center to score Mitrisin and end the game.
Piccolini scored two runs. Kulback and Dylan Woisonovich drove in a pair each. Avery Sandor singled twice and scored two runs, and Cullen Schimminger tripled.
Martella’s catcher Pat Gully doubled and scored three runs. Dan Abbenante doubled, scored twice, drove in a run and stole two bases. Brian Weightman doubled, tripled and scored two runs.
Matt McMillen’s two hits included a double and two RBIs, and Tony Strasiser drove in two.
CAIRNBROOK – J.D. Weyant threw a one-hitter, striking out seven in a Bedford victory at Stoystown.
Brad Winegardner was 2 for 3 with a double, scoring twice for the Hurricanes (8-1). Wes Foor and Kyle Diehl were both 2 for 4 with Foor providing two RBIs while Sean Leister was 3 for 4 for Bedford.
Lance Blough had Stoystown’s lone hit, an RBI-double in the second inning.
St. Michael 5
PORTAGE – Spencer Price had three hits, two RBIs and scored twice in a narrow win over St. Michael.
Evan Price and Bailey Kerch each had two hits and scored twice while Shane Baker drove in two for the hosts.
Spencer Ivock had a hit and scored twice for the Saints, who also got a hit and two RBIs from Brenden Valko.
Claysburg 8, Lilly 3
LILLY – Visiting Claysburg improved to 12-1 with a win over Lilly.
Robert Swope was 2 for 3 while Trent Forshey and Zach Cox were both 2 for 4 with Forshey doubling and driving in two runs and Cox hitting a triple.
Josh Vinglish and Simon Itle were both 3 for 4 for Lilly (3-5).
EBENSBURG – Winning pitcher Dylan Corl went 4 for 5 to lead Patton past host Ebensburg in a game that had 12 errors.
Ryan Woo led Ebensburg with a 4 for 4 effort, while Justin Monito finished 2 for 4.
Somerset 15 Meyersdale 5
SOMERSET – Michael Flyte was 3 for 4 with a three-run home run and five RBIs as Somerset downed Meyersdale in five innings to remain unbeaten (11-0).
Brent Barron was 3 for 3 and scored three runs while Ross Dirienzo was 3 for 4 and also scored three for Somerset, which also got a 2 for 3 outing with three RBIs from Pat Blough.
Ty Mayhugh was 2 for 2, drove in two runs and scored two runs while Alex Caton drove in two runs for Meyersdale.
Track and Field
Lumley sixth at outdoor meet
Richland High School’s Paige Lumley competed at the New Balance National Outdoor Championship Meet held this past weekend in Greensboro, N.C.
Lumley was sixth in the triple jump with a jump of 39 feet, 8 3/4 inches. The finish gave her All-American status for the 2012 outdoor season.
The Richland graduate twice broke the state record in the triple jump at the PIAA Championships before finishing second. She was also second in the 100 hurdles and sixth in the 300 hurdles.
Nate Davis of Windber (1996) was chosen Assistant Coach of the Year in the Great Lakes Region in a vote of his coaching peers.
Davis, an assistant with the women’s program at Wisconsin, received the honor for the third time in five years at Wisconsin. He swept the award for both the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2010.
Davis coaches the Badgers’ sprints, hurdles, jumps and multi-event groups and had five qualifiers for the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships, including a nation’s best three qualifiers in the heptathlon. Wisconsin was the first program since 2001 to advance three athletes to the NCAA championships in the heptathlon.
Spisak ends season
at East Regional
Duquesne junior distance runner Jim Spisak wrapped up the 2012 season with a 13th place finish in the 5,000 meter run at the 2012 NCAA East Regional at the University of North Florida.
Spisak, who finished with a time of 14:12.87, was one spot shy of qualifying for the NCAA Championship. The top five runners from each of the two heats advanced as well as the next two best times. He had the eighth-best time in the 48-runner field, but the seven ahead of him were all in his heat.
The former Bishop McCort standout broke two school records during the season with his time of 13:50.44 in the 5,000 at the Colonial Relays and with his time of 3:48.01 in the 1,500 meter run at the Bison Outdoor Classic.
Martella's Pharmacy fashions six-inning victory over Rail Birds
Through three scoreless innings at Point Stadium, the Altoona Rail Birds held their own against Martella’s Pharmacy in a AAABA League interleague contest.
But Martella’s patience at the plate and aggressiveness on the base paths turned a close game into a 10-run mercy rule affair on Tuesday.
Pirates ruin Latos’ winning streak
Pedro Alvarez singled home a pair of runs in the first inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended Mat Latos’ streak of 21 regular-season starts without a loss, beating the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 on Tuesday night.
Latos (6-1) hadn’t lost a regular-season game since last August, setting a club-record streak of avoiding defeat. He couldn’t overcome Pittsburgh’s three-run first inning.
Checkered flag falls at Dog Hollow
There will be no more howling in the hollow.
Through social media, Dog Hollow Speedway in Strongstown - located close to the Indiana/Cambria county line - announced on Monday evening that it would no longer be in operation.
- Local baseball in brief 6/19/2013
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.
- Local baseball in brief 6/18/2013
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.
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