District 5 Tournament
Bedford 3, HOPE for Hyndman 2: In Hyndman, Jack Bittner and James Jeffries each nabbed singles victories and the tandem of Cory Black and Kevin McDaniel secured Bedford’s lone doubles victory in a District 5 Class AA team semifinal. Bittner trumped the Hornets’ Tyler Clites 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 while Jeffries topped Jordan Bingman 6-2, 6-4.
Chris Gibbner was HOPE for Hyndman’s singles winner. The Hornets’ nabbed a doubles victory from Tanner Clites and Seth Cook.
The other 5-AA semifinal between Tussey Mountain and Windber was not completed Wednesday. Bedford will face the winner of today’s completed match at 2 p.m. in Windber.
District 6 Tournament
Westmont Hilltop 4, Bishop McCort 1: In Johnstown, the Hilltoppers advanced to the District 6 Class AA championship where they will face either Juniata or Bishop Guilfoyle this afternoon.
Jeremy Burnheimer and Ben Katz picked up singles victories for Westmont Hilltop, which swept the doubles portion with Jon Wagner and Michael Arcurio teaming up for a win. Sam Whitlow and Eric Kmett paired up for Westmont Hilltop’s other doubles win.
The Crimson Crushers’ Kevin Tomkowski had his squad’s lone win.
North Star 10, Windber 6: In Windber, the Cougars remained unbeaten with a 12-hit outburst against the Ramblers.
Tony Strasiser homered for North Star (16--0) and Shawn Supanick tripled. Brantley Rice and Derek Mullen each doubled. Brady Walker pitched six innings and combined one a four-hitter with Elijah Knupp.
Windber is 7-10 overall.
Greater Johnstown 8, Forest Hills 6: In St. Michael, the Trojans scored six unanswered runs and picked up their third consecutive win by beating Forest Hills. The game was picked up in the second inning with Forest Hills leading 4-2. It was the completion of a game started April 10.
Zak Sherman pitched the final six innings for the Trojans (6-10). Brody Loboi and Shawn McLean finished with two RBI apiece. Jeremy Updyke tripled and Grant Noon had two hits.
Ryan Wilson drove in two runs for the Rangers (4-14).
Bishop Carroll 9-21, Forest Hills 6-11: In Revloc, a three-run home run by Kenny Weiland boosted the Huskies to a high-scoring victory in Game 1 of a Tuesday doubleheader.
Scott Lucas (two RBI), Raymond Watt and Brandon Martinazzi each had two hits in the win.
Forest Hills’ Gavin Oswalt, Spencer Ivock and Sam Vought each had two hits.
The Huskies kept the offense hot in Game 2, using a 10-run fifth inning on their way to a six-inning win over Forest Hills. Weiland had two hits and five RBI while Lucas was 4-for-5 with three RBI. Martinazzi had three hits and three RBI while Ryan Caretti had three hits.
Bryan Miller had two of the Rangers’ five hits.
Penns Manor 9, Northern Cambria 2: In Northern Cambria, the Comets’ Megan McCunn held the Colts at bay with nine strikeouts and four hits allowed. McCunn also had two hits and two RBI for the victorious guests.
Jenna Lecorchick had two hits for Northern Cambria, which issued 11 walks to Penns Manor batters.
Windber 7-1, North Star 5-11: In Windber, after a comeback bid in Game 1 fell short, the Cougars rallied to pick up their first win of the season in a five-inning Game 2 triumph.
The Ramblers’ Sarah Hartman had three hits and was a home run short of the cycle in the first game and teammate Hanna Tomlinson scored two runs. Morgan Canin was 2-for-3 with three RBI for the Cougars as Tiffany Forney and Emily Gavel each had two hits.
In Game 2, Megan Berkey had two hits and four RBI to guide North Star. Courtney Schrock had two hits in the win. Windber’s Morgan Moore tripled and scored in the fifth.
Rockwood 1, Shanksville-Stonycreek 0: In Rockwood, Belle Hager came home on Kayla Phillippi’s two-out single in the seventh gave the Rockets a shutout win. Rockwood pitcher Sam Emert struck out 10 and allowed just three hits while batterymate Laurel LaLone had two of her squad’s four hits.
The Vikings’ Kayla Stockenus struck out seven and Amanda Strucky had two hits.
Richland 15, Bishop Guilfoyle 0 (3): In Johnstown, Alyssa Diamond, Courtney Syfert and Ashley Swansboro each finished with three hits as the Rams slugged their way to an easy win over the winless Marauders (0-15).
Diamond tripled and scored three times. Syfert also tripled and scored twice. Sam Hauser hit two triples and scored two runs, while Holly Mishler also scored twice for Richland (12-4).
Freshman Abby Miller allowed one hit – a single to Danielle Rudolph with two outs in the top of the third inning.