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Westmoreland campus clippings: Big week for Saint Vincent baseball

Bill Beckner
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Saint Vincent College near Latrobe

Saint Vincent senior Bobby Finn tied a school record when he hit three home runs in the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday against Chatham in a 20-3 victory.

Finn finished 4 for 5 with six RBIs for the Bearcats (10-3, 3-0), who had 19 hits in the win. Junior Stone Holtzman went 3 for 5 with three RBIs in the win, and Nick Lacava also had three RBIs.

Junior Jimmy Malone was named PAC Pitcher of the Week. He allowed seven hits in a 3-0 victory over Chatham. He improved to 3-0 with a 2.96 ERA this season.

Freshman Casey Jones was named PAC Rookie of the Week. Jones struck out all three hitters he faced in an 8-3 win over Chatham, and gave up two earned runs and struck out seven in a 20-3 victory over Chatham. Jones is 4-0 and is tied for the conference lead in strikeouts with 29.

Pitt: Senior outfielder Connor Perry (Norwin) is leading the Panthers is batting average (.338), home runs (5), hits (25), runs (22) and total bases (46). He had a two-home run game against Virginia.

Pitt-Greensburg: Sophomore Ben Green was named AMCC Player of the Week and sophomore Andy Prentice AMCC Pitcher of the Week. The Bobcats went 4-1 behind the duo. Green hit .462 with three home runs, 11 RBIs, 11 runs, four runs and three RBIs.

Prentice went 2-0 and allowed one run over seven innings of relief.

Softball

Penn State: Freshman Bailey Parshall (Belle Vernon) pitched her first collegiate shutout as the Nittany Lions blanked Michigan State, 3-0. Parshall struck out four for her sixth win of the season. She has 116 Ks this season.

Saint Vincent: Sophomore Alona Sleith (Yough) picked up PAC Hitter of the Week honors as she led the Bearcats to five wins. She went 3 for 3 with two runs and two RBIs in a 9-1 win over La Roche. During an eight-game stretch, she went 11 for 25 with seven runs and four RBIs. She leads the PAC in hits, runs, doubles and RBIs.

Freshman pitcher Celia Knappenberger was named PAC Pitcher of the Week after she registered two wins and a save. She allowed six earned runs across 25 innings and struck out 21. Knappenberger threw a five-hit shutout and fanned eight in a 3-0 victory against Juniata.

Her 40 Ks and 1.49 ERA are tops in the PAC.

Seton Hill: Sophomore Skyla Greco was named PSAC West Pitcher of the Week. She led the Griffins to a two-game sweep of Wheeling Jesuit, including a no-hitter in the second game, a 3-1 victory. Greco (6-4) has struck out 43 in 55 2/3 innings for Seton Hill (13-7).

In the first game against Wheeling Jesuit, an 8-3 victory, sophomore Jenna Osikowicz (Hempfield) went 4 for 4 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Men’s track & field

Seton Hill: Senior Paul Sturm won the hammer throw (45.41 meters) and junior John Orlando finished first in the 100-meter dash (10.99 seconds) at the Cal (Pa.) Early Bird Invitational.

Women’s track & field

Cal (Pa.): Junior Abigail Lake (Penn-Trafford) finished third in the 100-meter hurdles (15.6 seconds) at the Early Bird Invitational and qualified for the PSAC Championships.

Seton Hill: Senior Lexi Stevenson posted a pair of first-place finishes at the Cal U Early Bird Invitational, winning the hammer throw with a mark of 39.989 meters, and the shot put (13.22 meters). Freshman TerryLee Talasky won the 400-meter dash in 59.77 seconds.

Women’s golf 

Westminster: Freshman Jocelyn Behr (Franklin Regional) was named PAC Rookie of the Week. Behr tied for 31st (102-94) at the Marietta Pioneer Open.

Women’s rifle

Morehead State: Freshman Katie Frye (Derry) was named to the Ohio Valley Conference All-Newcomer Team for smallbore rifle. Frye qualified for the Junior Olympics in air rifle and smallmore rifle. Morehead finished the season ranked No. 9 nationally.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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