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Ridgway Major League softball opens play

June 17, 2012

The Ridgway major league (11-and-12 year old division) softball team opened all-star play Sunday afternoon with a 6-5 loss to Brookville at the Ridgway Little League fields along Grant Road.
Ridgway held a 5-4 lead entering the bottom of the sixth inning before Brookville would score a pair of runs as the designated home team to take the victory. Alissa Watterson started the inning with a walk. After a strikeout, Brookville starting pitcher Karlie McManigle would hit a short single to first. Watterson moved to third on a bad throw, putting two runners on for Brookville.

Wilcox Legion downs Bradford, 7-0

June 11, 2012

WILCOX – The Wilcox American Legion baseball team remained undefeated on the season with a 7-0 victory over Bradford Monday night at Jones Township Community Park.
Wilcox (3-0) took the lead in the second inning and never looked back as Bradford could only record two total hits off of three Wilcox pitchers.
"Pitching, everybody did real well," Wilcox coach Jeff Peterson said. "It was a nice mix of the three."

Crusaders crushed by Bishop McCort 17-0 in Western Final

June 11, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY – "The only disappointment tonight was that we didn't show our best," said ECC baseball coach Tom Zampogna following the Crusaders' 17-0, six-inning loss to the Bishop McCort Crushers on Monday afternoon in Punxsutawney. "Whether we lost or won isn't so much the disappointment-- it's the fact that I know we've got a better team than what we brought to the field tonight."
Zampogna's remarks summed up the Crusaders' efforts in the PIAA Class A Western Final match-up.

Fannett Metal eliminates Lady Crusaders from ‘A’ tourney

June 9, 2012

LORETTO – The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team saw their season come to an end Friday afternoon at St. Francis University in Loretto, where they suffered a tough 2-1 loss to the Fannett Metal Lady Tigers.
Elk Catholic ended the season with a fine 20-4 record. They were the District 9 Class A champs and won the Elk County Tournament.

Crusaders edge Lancers 4-3 to advance to semifinals

June 7, 2012

INDIANA – The Neshannock Lancers may have had more fans in the stands and around the field at Thursday afternoon's quarterfinal contest at the White Township Recreation Complex in Indiana, but the Elk County Catholic Crusader squad made enough noise both on and off the field to keep the momentum in their favor as they pulled off a 4-3 victory to advance to the PIAA Class A baseball championship semifinals.
Jack Herzing went the distance on the mound for the Crusaders, giving up three hits, walking two, and striking out seven.

Streich drafted in sixth round by Athletics

June 6, 2012

A lifelong dream became reality for Seth Streich on Tuesday.
Streich, a junior at Ohio University, was selected in the sixth round with the 199th overall pick by the Oakland Athletics on the second day of the MLB Draft.

Lady Crusaders advance in PIAA playoffs over Sto-Rox

June 4, 2012

BROCKWAY - The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class A softball tournament with a 6-2 victory over the Sto-Rox Vikings Monday afternoon at the Brockway Area High School field.
The Lady Crusaders will meet District 5 champion Fannett Metal Thursday at a site and time to be announced. Fannett Metal defeated District 7 runner-up Carmichaels 12-1 Monday.

Crusaders advance with 6-2 win over West Middlesex

June 4, 2012

SLIPPERY ROCK – It was cloudy and cool Monday afternoon at Jack Critchfield Park at Slippery Rock University for the PIAA Class A baseball championship opening-round game between West Middlesex and Elk County Catholic, but the Crusaders' bats were hot and so was sophomore Brandon Schlimm's pitching as ECC led all the way for a 6-2 victory.

Wilcox Legion wins season opener

June 4, 2012

WILCOX – The Wilcox American Legion baseball team overwhelmed Smethport for an 11-0, 5-inning victory Monday night at Jones Township Community Park in the season opener of American Legion play.
Wilcox put the throttle down with a 7-run third inning after already establishing a 3-0 lead in the second inning.

Lady Crusader softball wins District 9-A crown

May 31, 2012

KERSEY - The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team captured the District 9 Class A championship by defeating the Brockway Lady Rovers by a 4-0 score Thursday afternoon at the Fox Township Community Park in Kersey.
The Lady Crusaders used a two-run home run by Lyndsey Trumbull in the second inning and a two-run double by Michelle Imbrogno in the sixth inning to account for their four runs.

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