St. Vincent baseball logs pair of shutouts
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St. Vincent seniors Jared Haller and Gary Gerhardt pitched back-to-back shutouts for the Bearcats on Sunday in a sweep of Westminster (Pa.).
The pair not only mirrored each other on the day, they're from the same Anaheim, Calif. high school.
St. Vincent opened its Presidents' Athletic Conference schedule with a 1-0 victory behind Haller's complete game. It was his first victory in three decisions as he gave up eight hits, struck out eight and walked one.
Gerhardt (2-1), who along with Haller attended Katella High School, pitched a four-hitter and Vince Murphy drove in the only run with a single as St. Vincent won the second game, 1-0.
Gebhardt was named Presidents' Athletic Conference pitcher of the week on Monday and extended his string of innings to 25 without giving up an earned run.
St. Vincent was scheduled to host Grove City on Wednesday.
A pair of St. Vincent men's players earned weekly players of the week awards in the Presidents' Athletic Conference.
Junior Anthony Nemanic won both matches during St. Vincent's 9-0 victory over Thiel to receive the most recent award.
Freshman Dave Cenkner was given the honor after helping the Bearcats to a 5-4 victory over 22-time defending conference champion Grove City.
He defeated Peter Riley, the 2012 PAC player of the year, 6-3, 6-3, in a singles match and combined with Nemanic to win a doubles match, 8-7.
Track and field
Freshman Vincent Tonzo posted victories in his only two events at the California (Pa.) Early Bird Invitational, finishing first in the 800-meter run in 1 minute, 55.88 seconds to qualify for the Bucknell meet in April. He also achored the 1,600-meter relay team that bested a nine-team field in 3:28.60.
Nathan Pennesi, whose 140 career victories at Latrobe High School are one short of the most in school history, earned his first NCAA Championships victory for West Virginia at the 2013 matches in Des Moines, Iowa.
Pennesi, whose father, Richard, is a former WVU wrestler, decisioned Connor Hanafee of Army, 5-3, in the losers' bracket at 141 pounds.
It was the third consecutive appearance in the national tournament for Pennesi, a redshirt junior who was a PIAA runner-up at Latrobe in 2009. Pennesi owns a career record of 76-31 at West Virginia, including 1-6 in NCAA Championships.
Off the field
Jim Berger, a former assistant sports information director at St. Vincent, accepted the position of director of athletics communications at Allegheny College. Berger, who attended St. Vincent and played baseball for four seasons for the Bearcats, most recently served as assistant commissioner of the Colonial States Athletic Conference, based in Aston, Delaware County.
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