Archive - Sports Article
May 11th, 2012
With the score knotted up at 5-all in the bottom of the seventh inning and two runners on for the Crusaders and no outs, Brookville intentionally walked ECC's Ivan Wortman to load the bases during a contest played at Berwind Park on Friday afternoon. After striking out the next batter, Brookville pitcher Brock Beitz threw four straight balls to Jack Herzing, giving the Crusaders the 6-5 win on a walk-off walk that scored Brock McCullough.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen and Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders took home titles on Thursday afternoon at the 2012 Elk County Varsity Track and Field Meet hosted by the Johnsonburg Area High School.
In the boys' meet, St. Marys finished with 90 points, followed by ECC with 61 and Johnsonburg with 38. In the girls' meet, Elk Catholic ended the day with 100 points, while Johnsonburg had 62 and St. Marys 27.
DuBOIS â€“Â The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis squad defeated the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen 4-1 at the DuBois Area High School tennis courts to claim the 2012 District 9 AA Boys' Tennis Team Championship on Wednesday afternoon in a match played under threatening skies that ultimately transitioned to a light drizzle just as the final match was finishing up.
Wednesdayâ€™s Kane at Elk County Catholic softball game was suspended in the top half of the fourth inning due to unplayable field conditions.
The game was suspended in the top half of the fourth inning with the Lady Wolves leading by a 1-0 score. They had the bases loaded at the time.
Abbey Bauer started on the mound for Elk, giving up three hits, walking two and striking out three. Kyla Hoag started on the mound for Kane, giving up one hit, walking one and striking out six.
Faced with the looming threat of rain on Monday afternoon, the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team made quick work of the Sheffield Lady Wolverines, blanking them 18-0 in three innings in a contest played at Benzinger Park.
"We were happy to get all of our players into the game and finish before the rain returned, although it did put a 'damper' on senior night festivities," said ECC coach Joe Coroso. "This was one of those games where everyone contributed."
ECC scored seven in the first and 11 in the second while holding Sheffield scoreless.
SMA hosts Brookville today
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team raised their record to 11-3 on the season Monday with a 15-0, three-inning victory over the Bradford Lady Owls at the SMAHS softball field.
The Lady Dutch used the one-hit pitching of freshman Andria Copelli to record the win. Copelli gave up a single in the top of the first inning. She walked two and struck out six.
Rylee Lundgren worked the three innings for Bradford, giving up 10 hits, walking three and striking out two.
The St. Marys Area track and field teams hosted the DuBois Area squads Monday afternoon at Dutch Country Stadium.
The DuBois squads swept the meet, as the Beavers beat the Dutch 84-65 and the Lady Beavers downed the Lady Dutch 117-31.
For the Dutchmen, Gideon Woelfel was a triple winner as he won the 800 and 3200 runs and was a member of the winning 1600 relay.
Brian Merritt and Trenton Schreiber were double winners. Merritt won the 200 dash and was a member of the 1600 relay. Schreiber won the triple jump and was a member of the 1600 relay.
The Johnsonburg Rams put in another dominating effort on Saturday morning at Berwind Park, shutting out the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen 7-0 to win the 2012 Elk County Boys' Baseball Tournament title.
The Rams spread their runs out over their six times at bat, scoring one in each of the first two innings, two in the third, and three in the sixth.
Johnsonburg assistant coach Jim Holmberg credited his team's good pitching and defense with contributing to their victory in this year's tournament.
ECC hosts Bradford this afternoon
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team defeated the Ridgway Elkers by a 4-3 score Saturday afternoon at Berwind Park to take third place in the Elk County Baseball Tournament.
The Crusaders, now 9-5 on the season, will play host to the Bradford Owls this afternoon at Berwind Park. Game time is scheduled for 4:15 p.m.
ALTOONA - The ECC track and field teams participated in the West Central Coaches Meet that was held on Friday, May 4 at Mansion Park in Altoona. The meet is one of central Pennsylvaniaâ€™s largest track and field invitationals, with over 50 AA and AAA schools taking part.