Softball

HIGH SCHOOL

Penns Manor 13 Northern Cambria 12

CLYMER – Megan McCunn took the win in relief Wednesday after scoring the winning run in the eighth inning to knock Northern Cambria from the ranks of the unbeaten.

McCunn reached base on a walk and scored on a wild pitch with one out. The Comets forced extra innings when they scored a run in the seventh for a tie at 12.

Penn’s Manor’s Annette Marshall doubled twice and scored two runs, Casey Laney had three hits and McCunn had two hits.

Mindy Bernard had three doubles for the Colts.

Amy Lieb reached base five times, singled twice and scored three times.

Kelly Lieb also reached base five times, scoring four runs.

Conemaugh Valley 12 Ferndale 0

Holly Glass struck out seven and walked none, scattering five hits as Conemaugh Valley shut out host Ferndale in six innings.

Bobbie Sue Kist and Glass each contributed three hits with a double apiece for the Blue Jays, who remain unbeaten.

Jill Held had two hits for the Yellow Jackets.

Southern Fulton 4 Chestnut Ridge 3

WARFORDSBURG – Indians pitcher Marley Elbin struck out six and worked her way out of multiple jams throughout Southern Fulton’s win over Chestnut Ridge.

Taylor Morton collected three hits while teammate Jordan Dineen had two hits in the victory.

The Lions’ Alexis Corle was

2 for 2.

Baseball

HIGH SCHOOL

Ferndale 8 Conemaugh Valley 7

Mike Dorchak and Mikey Hockensmith were both 2 for 3 as Ferndale held off visiting Conemaugh Valley for a WestPAC win.

Dorchak added a double and two RBIs while Hockensmith had two runs batted in and scored twice for the Yellow Jackets (4-5), who got a

2-for-4 outing with a double and two runs scored from Ian Helsel.

Chris Horten was 2 for 2 with two RBIs and Jeremy Yanko scored three times for the Blue Jays (6-4).

Tuesday

Meyersdale 9 Salisbury-Elk Lick 5

SALISBURY – Tyler Mayhugh homered while Justin Donaldson, Alex Caton and Andrew Lenhart each had two hits to spark a key WestPAC-South win for Meyersdale on Tuesday.

The Elks made 12 errors during the contest.

Dan Brown had two hits for Salisbury-Elk Lick.

COLLEGE

UPJ drops two road games at Concord

BECKLEY, W.Va. – Concord built a four-run lead after three innings in Game 1 and shut out Pitt-Johnstown 4-0 to open Wednesday’s doubleheader.

Concord completed the sweep with a 4-3 win in the nightcap. 

Drew Westover  hit a solo home run, and Mike Palkovitz added three hits in Game 2 for Pitt-Johnstown, now 20-21 overall and 13-13 in the WVIAC Northern Division.

In Game 1, Concord scored two runs each in the first and third innings and went on to defeat the Mountain Cats 4-0.

BASKETBALL

St. Francis coach resigns

LORETTO – St. Francis University men’s basketball coach Don Friday has resigned after four seasons, the school said Wednesday.

“I want to thank Don for his service to St. Francis and especially to our men's basketball program,” said Athletic Director Bob Krimmel. “He is passionate about the game and brought his energy to work every day. The Red Flash family wishes him every success as he moves forward to new opportunities in his life.”

Friday was named the 20th head coach in program history on May 14, 2008, succeeding Bobby Jones. During his four seasons in Loretto he compiled a 32-86 record and guided his teams to back-to-back Northeast Conference postseason berths in 2009-10 and 2010-11.

Associate coach Rob Krimmel, who recently completed his 12th season on the Red Flash staff, will assume responsibility for the program’s day-to-day operations.

HOCKEY

NAHL team eyes Johnstown

Mark Lee, the owner of the Alaska Avalanche, a North American Hockey League team, confirmed Tuesday afternoon that discussions are in place to relocate the Tier II Junior A hockey franchise from Palmer, Alaska, to Johnstown, according to a newspaper report.

“It breaks my heart to have to move the team. But in two playoff games, we barely had over 300 people for both games,” the paper quoted Lee as saying.

The Avalanche hosted the final two playoff games of a best-of-5 first-round series with the Wenatchee Wild. The league website reported a total of 373 fans for the first game and 173 for the final game of the series, which Alaska lost 2-1 in overtime.

BASEBALL

Mount player earns honor

PITTSBURGH - For the second time this month, Mount Aloysius’ Mike Godissart was named the AMCC’s Pitcher of the Week.

Godissart entered in the final inning of Game 2 against Pitt-Greensburg to retire two batters and help the Mounties secure the win. He then came back two days later to throw a complete game victory against Medaille College.

He totaled 12 strikeouts and just one walk in eight innings pitched during the week.

The Chestnut Ridge H.S. graduate also earned conference pitcher of the week honors for the week of April 5. He is 5-5 on the season and is leading Mount Aloysius in earned run average.

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