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District college notebook: La Roche junior Ferguson becomes school's all-time strikeout leader

| Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 10:11 p.m.
Shane Ryan, Penn State swimmer
Pete Madia | Pitt Athletics
Maggie Sevilla, Pitt softball
Duquesne athletics
Clare Hurley, Duquesne lacrosse player
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Jake Horew, Point Park baseball
Waynesburg athletics
Ben Shorthouse, Waynesburg baseball

TOP PERFORMERSLa Roche

• Junior Tyler Ferguson threw a no-hitter and became the Redhawks' all-time strikeout leader to help his team to a doubleheader sweep of Penn State Behrend on Monday. Ferguson struck out 10, passing Jeff Butterworth (172).

Pitt

• Redshirt sophomore infielder Maggie Sevilla batted .471 last week with three homers and nine RBIs and was named Pitt's first ACC Player of the Week.

Duquesne

• Junior lacrosse player Clare Hurley had a combined eight goals in two games last week, helping the Dukes extend their winning streak to eight. Hurley has 24 goals for Duquesne (9-1), which is off to its best start since 2001.

Point Park

• Freshman Jake Horew (Chartiers Valley) improved to 5-0 with a win in relief against West Virginia State on Tuesday. He allowed a homer after not giving up an earned run in his first 31 13 innings. His ERA is 0.28.

Waynesburg

• Junior Ben Shorthouse (Franklin Regional) went 4 for 5 with three RBIs and five runs in a 16-10 victory over St. Vincent on Friday.

St. Vincent

• Senior golfer Derek Lingafelt (Penn-Trafford) shot a 2-under-par 70 to earn medalist honors at Saturday's Tam O'Shanter Invitational. The Bearcats won the team title, finishing 14 strokes ahead of Thiel's “Blue” squad.of NOTE

• Mercyhurst junior pitcher Dan Altavilla (Elizabeth Forward) followed up his no-hitter with a shutout of Gannon on Thursday, giving him three shutouts in his past four starts.

• West Virginia senior pitcher Sean Carley improved to 5-0 this season with a complete-game victory over Baylor on Sunday.

• W&J senior first baseman DJ Michalski (Canon-McMillan) went 4 for 6 with a career-best six RBIs in a 12-10 victory in 10 innings against No. 11 Marietta on Thursday.

• Chatham senior pitcher Anne Marie Brnardic (Deer Lakes) struck out a school-record 12 in a 7-4 victory over Franciscan on Friday.

• Penn State sophomore swimmer Shane Ryan broke his school record in the 100 backstroke and placed second at the NCAA championships. He also earned first-team All-American honors in the 100 freestyle by placing fourth.

• Edinboro junior basketball player Valerie Majewski was a second-team selection on the Division II Bulletin All-America team. Gannon senior Jen Papich (Fox Chapel) was an honorable mention selection for the second consecutive season, becoming a four-time All-American. On the men's side, junior Adam Blazek was a first-time choice on the NABC Division II All-America team and an honorable mention selection on the Bulletin All-American team.

• Mercyhurst senior hockey player Christine Bestland was named to the USCHO.com third team. Robert Morris freshmen Jessica Dodds and Brittany Howard were selected to the all-rookie team.

• Edinboro senior Tabitha Bemis (Quaker Valley) was named PSAC Indoor Field Athlete of the Year for the third consecutive year.

Roz Fornari retired after 21 years as Penn State Behrend's women's basketball coach. She went 347-214 and is the program's all-time leader in wins.

• Clarion's Austin Matthews was named Eastern Wrestling League Freshman of the Year.

— Jeff Vella

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