Archive - May 9, 2011 - Sports Article
DuBOIS - St. Marys Areaâ€™s Brandon Romain won the District 9-AA Singles Tennis Championship Monday afternoon at the DuBois Area High School courts.
Romain defeated DuBois Centralâ€™s David Gangeware 6-1, 6-1 in the championship match.
Brandon started the day by defeating Brockwayâ€™s Fabio Fortunato 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Romain beat DuBois Centralâ€™s Kevin Blakely 6-2, 6-0 to reach the finals.
Romainâ€™s teammate Keith Meyer lost in the quarterfinals to Elk County Catholicâ€™s Ben Wortman 6-4, 3-6, 0-6.
Wortman lost in the semifinals to DCCâ€™s Gangewere 6-2, 6-3.
Rachel Ginther pitched a no-hitter on Monday afternoon at the St. Marys Area softball field against the visiting Brookville Lady Raiders. The Lady Dutch won the game in five innings by a 12-0 score. The victory was the 10th of the season for the Lady Dutch.
Ginther was one pitch away from a perfect game, having retired 14 straight batters before issuing a walk to the 15th batter after running the count to 3-2.
"Rachel was definitely in command of her pitches today," said Coach Manny Gerarge of the Lady Dutch. "She was in a zone, as she was throwing strikes."
BROOKVILLE â€” St. Marys Areaâ€™s Ryan Uhl reared back and fired, unleashing a fastball that Brookville's Brandon Bietz couldn't catch up to in the fifth inning Monday in Brookville.
Uhl fanned 12 Brookville (2-8) batters and picked up his first career no-hitter during the Flying Dutchmenâ€™s (6-7) 12-0 win in five innings.
He missed hurling a perfect game after walking the Raiders' Seth Connor in the fourth inning.
Uhl could hardly hide his excitement after the game.