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May 10th, 2011

Crusader baseball holds on for 8-6 win over Bradford

May 10, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Crusaders held on to defeat the Bradford Owls by an 8-6 score Tuesday afternoon at Berwind Park.
After five innings of play, ECC held an 8-1 lead. The Owls scored four in the sixth and one in the seventh making the final score 8-6.
“We held on to win that one,” said ECCHS coach Father Eric Vogt.
“Rick (Pearsall) came in to finish it but it was our timely hitting that won the game. Joe McLaughlin had a clutch two-run double in the fifth inning,” said the coach.

Lady Crusaders shut out Brockway Lady Rovers, 4-0

May 10, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Lady Crusaders picked up their 11th win of the season on Tuesday afternoon at Benzinger Park as they defeated the visiting Brockway Lady Rovers by a 4-0 score. Taylor Schlimm pitched a one-hit shutout for the Lady Crusaders.
Schlimm faced only 24 batters in the game as she recorded five strikeouts while walking none. The only hit against Schlimm was a third-inning single. The other two girls who reached base against Schlimm got on on infield errors.
A. Wright took the loss for the Lady Rovers as she gave up four runs on six hits, struck out one and walked three.

May 9th

Johnsonburg softball wins suspended game over Lady Elkers

May 9, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Ramettes waited nearly a month to finish the game and then they nearly lost it at the end.
Johnsonburg took a five-run lead into the bottom of the seventh inning but the Lady Elkers battled back and had the game-tying run aboard before a groundout ended the game.
The contest was originally halted after three-and-a-half innings April 12 as a torrential downpour in Ridgway halted play with Johnsonburg leading 11-7.

Johnsonburg baseball downs Ridgway, 16-0

May 9, 2011

Johnsonburg baseball won 16-0 in three innings over Ridgway Monday afternoon at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.

Ramettes use pair of big innings to down Lady Elkers softball, 8-3

May 9, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Ramettes used two big innings Monday to surge past the visiting Lady Elkers in an 8-3 victory at Knothole Recreational Park.
Deadlocked in a 2-2 game, the Ramettes exploded for three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and another three in the sixth inning to secure the victory.

St. Marys' Romain wins D9-AA Singles crown

May 9, 2011

DuBOIS - St. Marys Area’s Brandon Romain won the District 9-AA Singles Tennis Championship Monday afternoon at the DuBois Area High School courts.
Romain defeated DuBois Central’s David Gangeware 6-1, 6-1 in the championship match.
Brandon started the day by defeating Brockway’s Fabio Fortunato 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Romain beat DuBois Central’s Kevin Blakely 6-2, 6-0 to reach the finals.
Romain’s teammate Keith Meyer lost in the quarterfinals to Elk County Catholic’s Ben Wortman 6-4, 3-6, 0-6.
Wortman lost in the semifinals to DCC’s Gangewere 6-2, 6-3.

May 8th

Elk County Catholic wins county baseball tournament

May 8, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team captured the 2011 Elk County Baseball Tournament crown Saturday afternoon at Berwind Park by defeating the Johnsonburg Rams by a 10-6 score in the title game.
The Crusaders were able to score at least one run in five of the six innings at the plate.
“We hit the ball when we had to,” said ECCHS coach Father Eric Vogt.

St. Marys downs Ridgway in consolation game

May 8, 2011

ST. MARYS – The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team took third place in the Elk County Baseball Tournament by defeating the Ridgway Elkers by a 10-0 score in six innings Saturday at Berwind Park.
The Dutch used the one-hit pitching of Nate Geist to record the victory over Ridgway. Geist went the distance for the Dutch giving g up only one hit, a single in the top of the sixth, walked four and struck out six.
D.J. Skraba started on the mound for Ridgway going 5 1/3 innings, giving up 11 hits, walking two and striking out three. Zack McKnight faced two batters giving up two hits.

May 6th

Lady Dutch win softball tournament

May 7, 2011

St. Marys used a dominating pitching performance and powerful hitting in a 7-0 win over Elk County Catholic in the championship game of the Elk County Softball Tournament Friday at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway.
"The girls came to play," St. Marys coach Manny Gerarge said. "The girls wanted it, they went out and gave 100 percent. We tell them to leave it on the field and they did."
Rachel Ginther had 13 strikeouts and two walks in a 1-hit shutout. She had a no-hit bid going for 5 2-3 innings until a double from ECC's Anna Hawkins ended that attempt.

Rams go to title game

May 7, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Johnsonburg Rams used 12 hits on their way to a 10-3 victory over the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen in the opening game of the Elk County Baseball Tournament played at Berwind Park.
The Rams will meet the Elk County Catholic Crusaders today at noon in the championship game. Elk Catholic beat Ridgway 8-1 in the second game Friday. St. Marys and Ridgway were to meet at 10 a.m. this morning in the consolation game.
The Rams used strong hitting and aggressive base running to record the victory. Their pitchers, while not overpowering, were able to record the outs.

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