Archive - Sports Article
April 15th, 2011
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team suffered their first loss of the season Friday as the State College Little Lions downed the Dutch by an 11-1 score in five innings at Berwind Park.
This was the Dutchmenâ€™s first complete game, as their game Tuesday against Punxsutawney was suspended after 2 1/2 innings due to unplayable conditions.
The Dutch gave up 12 walks and one hit batsman, which the Little Lions capitalized on.
â€śWe knew pitching and defense would be a soft spot this season,â€ť said St. Marys coach Tony Azzato.
Rachel Ginther threw a six-hitter on Thursday afternoon as the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team defeated the Hollidaysburg Lady Tigers by a 4-3 score in a game played at the St. Marys Area Softball Field.
Ginther struck out 11 Hollidaysburg batters on her way to the victory and also helped her own cause with a two-run single in the fifth inning to give St. Marys the lead for good in the game.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team earned their first win of the season with an 11-2 victory over the Brookville Blue Raiders. Originally scheduled to be an away game for the Crusaders, the game was moved to Berwind Park after Brookville's field was determined to be unplayable.
"They played well," said ECCHS coach Father Eric Vogt of the Crusaders' effort. "They got the lead and they kept it and I think Jack (Herzing) set the tone. I think he had like seven out of nine strikeouts. He set the tone for the game. We just had some big hits."
The Punxsutawney Chucks tennis team edged the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 5-4 score Thursday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
â€śIt was a tough day today, losing a close match to a talented, well-coached Punxsy team,â€ť said ECCHS coach Nick Caggiano.
The St. Marys Area track and field teams opened their dual meet season Tuesday by traveling to Punxsutawney.
The Punxsy squads swept the St. Marys Area teams. The Chucks beat the Dutch by a 91-59 score, while the Lady Chucks downed the Lady Dutch 95-55.
For the Dutchmen, Brian Merritt was a double winner, as he won the 400 and 200 dashes.
Single winners for the Dutch were Jonathan Prechtl in the 100 hurdles, Gideon Woelfel in the 3200 run, Tyler Mancuso in the pole vault and Jimmy Werner in the discus.
Taylor Schlimm pitched a one-hitter to open the softball season for the Lady Crusaders of Elk County Catholic on Tuesday afternoon at the Benzinger Township softball field. The Lady Crusaders handed the visiting Sheffield Lady Wolverines a 13-0 setback in a game that was ended after four-and-a-half innings due to the 10-run rule.
Schlimm was the winning pitcher for the Lady Crusaders on Tuesday as she held the Lady Wolverines to just one hit, a second-inning single to right field. Schlimm recorded 10 strikeouts on her way to the victory, while giving up four walks.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team opened their season Tuesday, but only got 2 1/2 innings in before the game with the Punxsutawney Chucks was suspended with St. Marys on top, 6-3.
The game will be picked up when the Dutch travel to Punxsutawney on May 2.
â€śI was very pleased with the way we played offensively today. We executed well today,â€ť said St. Marys coach Tony Azzato.
â€śOur pitching and defense has some work to do. Punxsy had the bases loaded in two innings, but our pitchers (Bob Vollmer and Kevin Hoy) battled back and they left the bases loaded.â€ť
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team opened their season on Monday by hosting the Brockway Rovers at Berwind Park. The Rovers were able to take advantage of seven Elk Catholic errors on their way to a 7-4 victory over the Crusaders.
â€śAfter two weeks inside you have to be ready to play and we werenâ€™t,â€ť said ECCHS coach Father Eric Vogt.
â€śThey took advantage of our mistakes and thatâ€™s what good teams do. Their pitcher kept us off balance. Thank goodness itâ€™s a long season,â€ť said Father Eric.
The St. Marys Area Dutch tennis team opened their season on Saturday with a 4-3 victory over the Altoona Lions Saturday at Altoona.
â€śIt was nice to finally be able to get out and play our first match of the season. The boys were waiting for this day to finally arrive,â€ť said St. Marys coach Sue Lepovetsky.
At first singles, SMAâ€™s Brandon Romain lost his match 6-2, 6-0 to James Doeing.
At second singles, Keith Meyer of the Dutch defeated Chris Reighard 6-3, 6-3.
Dylan Wiesner of the Dutch won his match in three sets over Tyler Hollingsworth, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team evened their record at 1-1 on the young season with a 6-1 victory over the State College squad in a game played at State College Saturday.
â€śState College is a good hitting team and puts the ball in play, but our defense played well, only committing one error. Our outfield made some nice catches early in the game to keep State College off the board,â€ť said Lady Dutch coach Manny Gerarge.