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COLLEGE BASEBALL: Allegheny rallies to avoid sweep
It looked like a sweep was in order ... then it wasn’t, and was, and wasn’t again.
H.S. VOLLEYBALL: Panthers heed coach’s advice in win
SAEGERTOWN — Justin Johnson’s pre-game pep talk was concise and to the point.
“Pass the ball,” he said, as the Saegertown boys volleyball team prepared to take on Maplewood on Thursday night in a Region 1 match. “Play defense.”
H.S. BASEBALL: Sailors slip past Blue Devils
STONEBORO — Four no-hit relief innings by Brandon Persch and Logan Snyder and a clutch two-out two RBI double by Shane Whitehouse to break a 4-4 tie in the sixth inning completed Lakeview’s come-from-behind 6-4 victory over visiting Cambridge Springs in a non-region showdown between to Single A opponents on Thursday.
“Our pitching has been giving us a chance to win all year,” Lakeview coach Bill Beith said. “That’s all you ask out of a pitcher.”
H.S. SOFTBALL: Panthers too much for Conneaut
LINESVILLE — As Saegertown coach Mark McKissock prepared to hand his lineup over to umpire Bill Dithrich on Wednesday afternoon, he looked across the way to where his former ace Stephanie Baer stood.
“You know I remember when you were right here on this lineup card,” McKissock said to Baer. “Right here at No. 1.”
H.S. BASEBALL: Eagles rally in sixth to beat Rockets
LINESVILLE — Another day, another comeback for the Conneaut baseball team.
For the third time in four victories this season the Eagles found themselves mired in a deep hole early in a ball game only to somehow climb out of it.
H.S. SOFTBALL: Bears pick up crucial region win, end losing skid
Union City is used to being right in the mix of things when it comes to competing for a region championship in softball.
H.S. SOFTBALL: Tigers hang on behind Smith's stellar pitching performance to down Bulldogs
Not every aspect of Maplewood’s game was clicking on Monday.
H.S. BASEBALL: Bulldogs grab first run-shortened win of the season, top Tigers 10-0
Facing a Class A team with just one win on the season, Meadville head baseball coach Bruce Stewart was hopeful that his Bulldogs would be able to handle Maplewood.
COLLEGE BASEBALL: AC rallies to win in 10th innings, salvage split
The rest of Eric Brandt looked normal. His right arm, however, appeared all Hulked out due to the bulging bags of ice wrapped tightly along its length.
The arm had certainly earned it. The Allegheny junior’s right appendage worked through nine innings — some of them quite long — during the second game of the Gators’ North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader against Wooster, Saturday at Robertson Athletic Conference.
H.S. BASEBALL: Northcott commanding on mound to lead Cards
UNION CITY — If, as Crash Davis said in the movie “Bull Durham,” strikeouts are fascist; then go ahead and call Ryan Northcott ‘Mussolini.’
The Cochranton senior worked only five innings, but found time to strike out 10 of the 18 batters he faced, leading up to a 7-1 victory by the Cardinals over Region 3 Class A opponent Union City on Friday.
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