A-K Valley campus clippings: Iellimo, Keibler help Mount Aloysius baseball advance
A pair of Alle-Kiski Valley natives helped Mount Aloysius win a wild game at the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference tournament.
Sophomore Jeremy Iellimo (Valley) and redshirt junior Sam Keibler (Kittanning graduate) had three hits each for the Mounties on Monday as the team rallied from an early nine-run deficit to beat Alfred State, 14-13, in 11 innings in the deciding game of a best-of-three AMCC first-round series.
Keibler had a two-run homer and four RBIs. Iellimo had an RBI and scored twice.
Mount Aloysius advanced to the double-elimination portion of the conference tournament, where the Mounties will face top-seeded La Roche on Thursday.
Allegheny: Sophomore Tyler Hettich (Freeport) helped the Gators reach the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament for the first time since 2015 after contributing two RBIs in an 8-6, come-from-behind win over DePauw in the season finale Sunday. Hettich’s pinch-hit, two-run single in the eighth inning cut DePauw’s lead to 6-3. He scored later that inning and again in the ninth, finishing 2 for 2 with two RBIs and two runs. He also hit his first homer of the season, a two-run shot, in an 18-9 win over Kenyon earlier in the week.
Seton Hill: Redshirt junior Chris Law (Knoch) was named to the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Confererence West Division’s first team Tuesday. Law hit .327 during the regular season with six doubles, three triples, two homers and 19 RBIs.
Westminster: Freshman Dawson Porter (Armstrong) was named Presidents’ Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week for two consecutive weeks in April. Porter closed the season with a 13-game hitting streak. He led the Titans with a .484 season batting average, contributing four doubles, a triple, two homers and 10 RBIs.
Allegheny: Freshman Alex Lawson (Fox Chapel) finished tied for fourth at the NCAC championships at Westbrook Country Club in Mansfield Country Club. Lawson shot a 2-under-par 70 in the final round, notching an eagle and four birdies.
Gannon: Juniors Maria Taliani (Deer Lakes) and Rachel Tanilli (Deer Lakes) made the All-PSAC West first team, Tanilli as an outfielder and Taliani as an at-large player. Taliani, who also was named all-PSAC West last season, was hitting .317 with four homers, 13 doubles and 29 RBIs, ranking second on the team in the latter two categories. Tanilli, an all-PSAC pick for the first time, was hitting .298 with eight homers, five doubles, two triples, 20 RBIs and eight stolen bases.
Mount Aloysius: Freshman Emily Cochran (Highlands) picked up two AMCC laurels in a three-day span. She was named the league’s newcomer of the year Wednesday for her season at the plate and in the circle. She has a .386 batting average, four doubles and 15 RBIs as a hitter and an 8-1 record, one save and 2.20 ERA as a pitcher. Monday, Cochran was named the AMCC Player of the Week after helping the Mounties win their second consecutive conference tournament title. Cochran hit .455 in Mount Aloysius’ three tournament games and drove in what proved to be the winning run in the Mounties’ 5-1 victory over Franciscan in the championship game.
Penn State Behrend: Senior Katie Gozzard (Deer Lakes) was named to the AMCC second team Wednesday, her first all-conference recognition. Gozzard hit .393 in her final collegiate season with nine doubles, three triples, two homers and 34 RBIs, the latter of which ranked fourth in the conference. She struck out four times all season.
Pitt-Johnstown: Sophomore Kristie Radvan (Freeport) was named to the All-PSAC Central Division first team as a first baseman. Radvan ranked among the Mountain Cats’ offensive leaders in several categories, tying for the team lead with three homers and 29 RBIs. She hit .330 with 10 doubles, 38 hits and had a .386 on-base percentage and .496 slugging percentage.
Track and field
Ashland: Redshirt freshman Elizabeth Weimer (Burrell) placed seventh in the shot put with a throw of 13.11 meters at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships. She added a ninth-place finish in the discus with a throw of 41.63 meters.
Clarion: Junior Letizia Collini (Kiski Area) finished third in the Slippery Rock Last Chance Meet, clocking a time of 2 minutes, 23.56 seconds.