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District college notes: Pitt-Greensburg's Uher wins honor

| Thursday, March 27, 2014, 9:16 p.m.

Pitt-Greensburg sophomore softball pitcher Meghan Uher was named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Uher posted an impressive 0.50 ERA in two starts last week and allowed only seven hits and one earned run while striking out 16 batters as she went 1-1.

In a 3-1 victory over Grove City, Uher went seven innings, allowing one run and striking out nine batters. Uher also went 2 for 3 (.667) at the plate.

UPG blanks Penn State Fayette

Pitt-Greensburg pitcher Jeremy Kopacko had an exciting homecoming Saturday.

The junior pitcher, a native of Brownsville in Fayette County, pitched four scoreless and hitless innings while striking out nine in helping UPG to a 12-0 victory over Penn State Fayette.

Seton Hill takes 3 of 4 from UPJ

Strong pitching helped the Seton Hill baseball team open Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference season by winning three of four games against Pitt-Johnstown.

After dropping the opener of the four-game series 3-2, Seton Hill won the next three games 4-1, 6-1 and 5-1.

Brett Sullivan, Mike Bittel and Brad Schnelle were the winning pitchers, while Alex Haines allowed only two earned runs in a 3-2 loss.

Seton Hill is now 14-9 overall and 3-1 in the PSAC West.

Taylor Schmidt is leading Seton Hill with a .405 batting average. He has a team-high 30 hits, scored 17 runs and had 12 RBIs. Cody Herald is tied with the team lead in RBIs with 13. He's hitting .370 with a team-high nine doubles.

Brendan Costantino is hitting .305 with 17 runs scored and 12 RBIs, while Nick Sell has 13 RBIs and 21 hits.

Piche named to ECAC honor roll

Seton Hill junior attackman Marc Piche made the weekly honor roll for ECAC player of the week. Last week, Piche had two goals and three assists in the Griffins' loss to Limestone College.

He also has 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 total points through five games.

In Lax Magazine's recent Division 2 lacrosse poll, the Griffins are ranked sixth nationally. The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association ranked the Griffins seventh with 91 points behind sixth-place Dowling, which earned 99 points.

Paul Schofield is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at pschofield@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Schofield_Trib.

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