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College notes: Latrobe grad helps WCCA baseball win tournament title

Paul Schofield
| Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7:48 p.m.

The Westmoreland County Community College baseball team captured its seventh consecutive Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference title Sunday.

Sophomore pitcher Matt Hogue (Latrobe) tossed a complete game in a 5-1 semifinal victory against CCAC-Boyce on Saturday, and Bobby Thompson (Blairsville) went 4 for 6 with five RBIs as WCCC rallied to defeat Butler County Community College, 18-10, in the finals.

Butler CCC led 8-1 in the third inning, but WCCC scored 13 consecutive runs, including eight in the seventh.

WCCC will play in the NJCAA Division III Region XX tournament at Prince George Community College in Maryland.

Seton Hill earns berth in NCAA DII softball tourney

The Seton Hill softball team earned its first invitation to the NCAA Division II tournament.

The Griffins were one of 42 at-large teams picked for the tournament.

Seton Hill (30-11-1) will travel to the Buckhannon, W.Va., sub-regional and play West Virginia Wesleyan (35-8) at 2:30 p.m. Friday. West Chester (41-14) will battle Concord (33-17) in the other game.

The other Atlantic Region sub-regional will be at Cal (Pa.). The Vulcans (35-10) face Saint Augustine (20-12), and Gannon (28-14) battles Charleston (36-12).

Christine Henderson is one of the big reasons for Seton Hill's success.

The Ligonier Valley graduate leads the team with a .417 batting average with a team-high 65 hits and 16 doubles. She has scored 32 runs and has 33 RBIs.

She also is 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA.

Freshman infielder Ashley Perillo (Latrobe) is hitting .361 with 22 RBIs.

Sophomore outfielder Kaity Finley (Latrobe) helped Cal win the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference title.

She batted .397 with a team-high 62 hits. She scored 36 runs and had 11 RBIs.

SVC's Tonzo sets school track record

St. Vincent junior Vince Tonzo set a new school record in the 800 meters at the Jesse Owens Invitational, hosted by Ohio State University.

Tonzo, competing against a field made up almost exclusively of NCAA Division I runners, finished second in his heat and sixth overall among a field of 33. He was timed in 1 minute, 51.39 seconds.

Bearcats men come up short in lacrosse finals

The St. Vincent men's lacrosse team fell to Transylvania, 12-5, in the championship game of the Ohio River Lacrosse Conference over the weekend.

The Bearcats got off to a slow start, falling behind 5-0 by the end of the first quarter, and the team never recovered.

Greg Gonzalez took the loss in the net, registering 12 saves.

St. Vincent ended the season 9-7.

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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