Archive - Apr 2011 - Sports Article
Hayley McGowan's two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning led the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over the Lady Crusaders of Elk County Catholic on Friday afternoon at the Benzinger Park softball field.
The Lady Crusaders took the early lead in the game, but a seventh-inning rally by the Lady Dutch proved to be the difference in a very close, well- played, hard-fought game.
It felt more like football weather than baseball Friday afternoon at Berwind Park, where the Elk County Catholic Crusaders handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen an 8-1 setback.
The Crusaders were the first to get on the scoreboard as they were able to score twice in the second inning and twice in the fourth inning to take a 4-1 lead. They were able to add four runs in the fifth inning.
â€śBen (Daghir) set the tone for the game with his good outing. We were able to get two runs in the second to go on top,â€ť said ECCHS coach Father Eric Vogt.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team handed the Elk County Catholic Crusaders an 8-1 setback in a match held Thursday afternoon at the Benzinger and Memorial Park courts.
"I think one of our problems today was that we weren't able to get any momentum or good solid starts to the matches," said Nick Caggiano, ECCH coach. "St. Marys has a very talented group of individuals."
An abundance of offense was on display at Sandy Beach Recreational Park as St. Marys baseball won 21-11 in five innings over Ridgway Thursday afternoon.
St. Marys scored three or more runs in every inning. Ridgway scored in four of its five innings. The 11 runs in the game was Ridgway's largest output of the season.
"We continue to make strides," Ridgway coach Mark Morelli said. "If we continue to do strides, I think we'll be more competitive than we have been lately. If you play St. Marys, you got to hit every inning because they have a good-hitting team."
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team raised their record to 5-2 on the season with a 9-0 victory over the Ridgway Lady Elkers.
The game was played at Benzinger Park due to unplayable conditions at the SMAHS field.
St. Marys used a five-run, four-hit first inning to take charge of the contest.
â€śWe hit the ball well today but they (Ridgway) played well defensively,â€ť said St. Marys coach Manny Gerarge. â€śWe made good contact today.â€ť
Taylor Schlimm recorded her fifth shutout of the season on Thursday afternoon as she pitched the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders to a 12-0, five-inning victory over the visiting Kane Area High Lady Wolves in a game played at Benzinger Park.
Schlimm faced just 17 batters in the five innings, giving up just two infield hits while striking out 10 and issuing no free passes.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch game with the DuBois Area Lady Beavers was called due to weather conditions after two and a half innings. The Lady Dutch are leading in the game by a 5-2 score.
They had seven hits in the first two innings, with Mandy Gerarge and Kali Quagliani leading the way with two singles each. Rachel Ginther, Savanah Krivonyak and Raelyn Cunningham each had a single to account for the other three hits. Gerarge has three RBIs in the game thus far, while Krivonyak and Cunningham each have one.
Elk County Catholic pounded the softball and had a 13-run second inning en route to a 21-2, 3-inning win over Ridgway Wednesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
ECC had every starter get a hit, the top four hitters combined for nine hits overall.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders and the Ridgway Elkers saw their game Wednesday suspended after 2 1/2 innings due to inclement weather.
The Crusaders were leading by a 10-1 score when the game was called in the top of the third inning after Ridgway finished batting.
The Crusaders had five hits in the limited contest. Kyle Schneider had a double while Ricky Pearsall, Eric Wehler, Luke Daghir and Josh Feldbauer all singled.
Jesse Reynolds, Josh Mitchell and Slade Horner all singled for the Elkers.
The Elk County Catholic track and field teams swept the St. Marys Area squads Thursday in a meet held at the ECCHS track and field complex.
The Crusaders defeated the Dutchmen 86-64, while the Lady Crusaders downed the Lady Dutch 108-42.
In the boysâ€™ meet, Elk Catholic was led by quadruple winners Dan Steudler and Jared Schaut. Steudler won the 400 dash, 800 run and was a member of the 1600 and 3200 relay teams. Schaut won the 200 dash, 300 hurdles, triple jump and was a member of the winning 1600 relay team.