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Mercyhurst baseball eliminated from NCAA Tournament

By Staff Reports
Cal Poly Pomona scored a run in each of the first three innings, more than enough to keep Mercyhurst’s struggling offense at bay, and the Lakers were eliminated from the NCAA Division II World Series with a 5-1 loss Wednesday. Mercyhurst, the PSAC West champion, managed just five runs in three ...

District college notebook: Uniontown grad Sanner makes history for Seton Hill
By Jeff Vella
TOP PERFORMERS NCAA Division II track and field championships • Seton Hill senior Mallory Sanner (Uniontown) placed third in the javelin Saturday in Allendale, Mich., ...
Jeannette grad Hall makes impact during freshman season with Carlow softball
By Brian Knavish
It was a memorable softball season for Nicole Hall, but next season could be one filled with even more memories. Hall, a Jeannette High School graduate, just wrapped up her freshman season on the Carlow University softball team. She came to Carlow expecting to contribute some as a freshman, but she ended ...
Another All-American finish for Slippery Rock javelin thrower, Gateway grad Taylor
By Michael Love
Sam Taylor, a junior at Slippery Rock University and a Gateway graduate, repeated as an All-American in the javelin Saturday at the NCAA Division II ...
Tampa pitcher silences Mercyhurst in NCAA Division II College World Series
By Staff Reports
Tampa pitcher Chase Sparkman struck out eight and went the distance Tuesday night to defeat Mercyhurst, 3-1, in the NCAA Division II baseball World Series in Cary, N.C. Jake Marinelli staked the Lakers to a 1-0 lead in the second inning with a solo home run. Tampa received RBIs from Andrew ...
College notes: Va. Tech’s Green named indoor track MVP
By Paul Schofield
Latrobe native Hanna Green was named Indoor Track and Field Indoor Most Valuable Player and was nominated as best female athlete at Virginia Tech. She, along with numerous other athletes, was honored at the university’s inaugural Gobblers award show recognizing top athletic moments and performance of 2015. Green was the Atlantic Coast ...
Campus clippings: Barto named PSAC’s top freshman golfer
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Matt Barto graduated from Leechburg as the valedictorian of his senior class. Now he’s the top freshman golfer in his college conference. Barto capped a memorable ...
Cal (Pa.) softball loses slugfest; season comes to an end
By Scott Wright
OKLAHOMA CITY — Sunday night’s rematch between Cal (Pa.) and Dixie State (Utah) at the NCAA Division II softball championship was exactly the opposite of the first meeting — except for the result. Three days after they combined for one run in a Dixie State victory, both teams scored in bunches ...
Mercyhurst wins opener at NCAA D-II baseball championships
By Staff Reports
Brendan Cox’s singled home Ryan Siegel in the top of the 11th inning and Mercyhurst went on to defeat Truman State, 3-1, on Sunday in the opening round of the NCAA Division II baseball championships in Cary, N.C. Siegel, a Freeport product, hit a one-out single in the 11th and stole ...
Cal U softball rallies to remain alive in NCAA D-II tournament
By Scott Wright
OKLAHOMA CITY — Cal (Pa.) coach Rick Bertagnolli admitted he was drawing from oft-uttered coaching cliches for a description of his team’s two-game performance Saturday in the NCAA Division II softball tournament. “The heart that they have, they don’t ever give up,” he said. “You hear those cliches all the time, ...
Grove City’s Fritz keeps collecting hits
By Jerry Clark
Being one of the top five batters in the nation, the leading hitter in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference was not sure he would play baseball ...
Cal U softball team trying to stay alive in NCAAs
By The Valley Independent
California University’s softball team will try to stay alive in the NCAA Division II Softball National Championship Saturday when the Vulcans take on Central Missouri. No. 21 Cal U (41-12) and Central Missouri (49-15) will meet at 10 a.m. in Oklahoma City. The time was changed because of weather concerns. The good ...
Penn Hills grad lifts La Roche baseball into playoffs with stellar year
By Ed Phillipps
Back in 2011, Walt Hadjuk was a senior on the Penn Hills baseball team with a few options in front of him. Both Point Park ...
Cal (Pa.) blanked in NCAA softball championship opener
By Scott Wright
OKLAHOMA CITY — Cal (Pa.) opened the NCAA Division II softball championship facing a task 29 other teams had failed to accomplish. Dixie State pitcher Michelle Duncan was unbeaten in her past 29 decisions, and the Vulcans didn’t fare any better Thursday evening. Duncan didn’t allow a hit over the final ...
College notes: Guy continues to set vault records at Virginia
By Paul Schofield
Hempfield graduate Bridget Guy cleared 12 feet, 6 inches to capture her first PIAA Class AAA pole vault title. Guy hasn’t stopped rising. The University of Virginia freshman continues to rewrite the record books, clearing 13-5¾ at the ACC Championship and finishing fourth. Guy now owns Virginia’s indoor and outdoor freshman records. ...
Cal (Pa.) resumes quest for 3rd NCAA softball title
By John Harris
Led by Hall of Fame coach Rick Bertagnolli, Cal (Pa.) opens the NCAA Division II softball championships at 6 p.m. Thursday against Dixie State (Utah) in Oklahoma City. The Vulcans (41-11), who won the Atlantic Super Regional over West Virginia Wesleyan, advanced to the NCAA championships for the sixth time ...