District college notes: Pitt-Greensburg tennis takes second in AMCC

Paul Schofield
| Thursday, May 1, 2014, 9:02 p.m.

The Pitt-Greensburg men's tennis team fell to Franciscan, 5-4, in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference finals Sunday.

The doubles team of Tyler Fox and Matt Kimmel were victorious, and David Cenkner, Kimmel and Fox earned singles wins.

Cenkner handed Franciscan's Paul Jarzynka his first loss of the season, winning 6-3, 6-2.

The team finished 9-3.

Shoemaker throws perfect game

Sophomore left-handed pitcher Matt Shoemaker (Latrobe) struck out nine of 15 batters and pitched a five-inning perfect game for Westmoreland County Community College in its 12-0 victory against Butler County Community College.

The Wolfpack swept the doubleheader by winning the second game 12-1.

SHU's Marizzaldi, players honored

Seton Hill baseball coach Marc Marizzaldi was named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Coach of the Year Tuesday, and pitchers Jesse Cooper, Mike Bittel and outfielder Cody Herald were named first team all-stars.

Shortstop Brendan Costantino was named to the second team.

Herald is the second-leading hitter on the team, finishing the regular season with a .356 average. He has a team-high 12 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 28 RBIs.

Bittel finished the regular season with a 7-2 record and a 2.18 ERA and Cooper had a school record 14 saves.

Costantino hit .314 for the Griffins this regular season with 32 RBIs, 36 runs scored and 33 stolen bases.

Avampato breaks own record

Cal (Pa.) senior Chris Avampato (Greensburg Salem) broke his school record in the hammer throw and registered a pair of top-five finishes Saturday at the Paul Kaiser Classic in Shippensburg.

Avampato placed second in the hammer throw with a heave of 50.30 meters (165-0.5 feet), as it marked the first time in school history a thrower eclipsed the 50-meter mark.

He previously set the school record in the event last spring and set the school mark in the weight throw during the indoor season. Avampato also improved his qualifying mark for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championships and finished third in the discus throw with a personal-best distance of 47.17 meters (154-9.25 feet).

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