Westmoreland campus clippings: Collin Liberatore shining at Indiana State
Collin Liberatore has been dealing, as they say. The big right-hander has found a groove in the Indiana State rotation and is taking full advantage of his opportunity.
Liberatore, a Greensburg Central Catholic product who began his college career at Pitt before transferring, is 8-0 this season and has garnered conference accolades.
He was named the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week. The redshirt junior struck out a career-high 10, allowed just two hits and walked one over eight innings in a 7-2 win over Southern Illinois. He retired seven straight before departing that game.
Liberatore has a 2.00 ERA and has given up 16 runs in 72 innings. He has 49 strikeouts and 19 walks and has gone at least 72⁄3 innings in his last five starts.
IUP: Freshman outfielder Nick DiAndreth (Hempfield) is hitting .341 with 20 runs and 16 RBIs in 25 starts for the Crimson Hawks (14-25, 7-15 PSAC).
Teammate J.P. Pellis (Greensburg Central Catholic), a junior pitcher, is 1-2 in nine appearances with 19 strikeouts and 22 walks. Pellis pitched five strong innings, allowing two hits, in a 5-3 win over Shippensburg.
Saint Vincent: Senior Bobby Finn hit his 11th home run of the season to set a single-season record for the Bearcats in an 11-4 win over Waynesburg. Junior Shane Fajt (Yough) also homered in the win for SVC (19-16, 11-10 PAC).
WCCC: The Wolfpack swept a pair of games against Butler County Community College, 8-6 and 6-5. Freshman Tyler Kuhns (Latrobe) went 4 for 4 with two doubles in the first game, and sophomore Trevor Nelson pitched a complete game and helped his cause with two hits, and freshman Randall Joseph had two RBIs in Game 2.
Seton Hill: Anybody who followed Seton Hill women’s lacrosse in recent years will know the name Courtney Grove.
Now, Griffins field hockey fans will know it, as well.
The 10th-year coach of the lacrosse team recently was hired as the new field hockey coach.
She left Seton Hill in 2011 to become a lacrosse assistant at Marquette for two years but returned to Seton Hill in 2014 and has led the lacrosse team since.
Grove is a native of Boyertown and played college lacrosse at Duquesne. A Latrobe resident, she led the Seton Hill lacrosse team to the PSAC Tournament four times in the last five years. The Griffins (9-6, 7-3) are in third place this season.
Grove led Seton Hill to a 14-win season in 2015 and a trip to the PSAC semifinals — its best year.
Hillsdale: Sophomore catcher Maddie Stoner (Hempfield) is hitting .301 with eight doubles, nine runs and 24 RBIs for the Chargers (19-25, 13-10 GMAC).
Pitt-Greensburg: Sophomore Krysta Bayus pitched a one-hitter to lead the Bobcats (9-27, 5-11 AMCC) to a 1-0 victory over Pitt-Bradford in the regular-season finale.
Saint Vincent: After earning the No. 1 seed, Saint Vincent will host the four-team PAC Tournament on Thursday and Friday in Latrobe. The Bearcats (25-13, 13-3) have not hosted since 2012 and will be seeking their first conference title since 2016.
The other teams are No. 2 Thiel, No. 3 Westminster and No. 4 Geneva, the last of which will play Saint Vincent at noon Thursday. Thiel and Westminster open play at 10 a.m. The tournament is double-elimination.
Slippery Rock: Redshirt freshman Adeline Nicholson (Southmoreland) belted two home runs, one in each game, of a doubleheader sweep of Mercyhurst. Nicholson leads the Rock with six homers and 30 RBIs.
Westmoreland County C.C.: Five players earned All-WPCC recognition: sophomores Brianna McCully, Alexis McKnight, Hope Hixson and Chelsy Frock (Mt. Pleasant), along with freshman Megan Monzo (Hempfield).
McCully is hitting .500 and has 18 RBIs. McKnight has a team-best .560 average and 23 RBIs. Hixson leads the team with 18 runs scored and six doubles and has seven complete games. Frock has a .450 average and 19 RBIs, and Monzo is hitting .476 with a home run and 10 runs in just seven games.
Saint Vincent: Junior Ben Price became the 21st player in program history to score 100 career points during a 12-5 win over Thiel.
Seton Hill: The top-seeded Griffins (11-3) will open the GMAC Tournament at noon Thursday at home against No. 4 Walsh. Mercyhurst and Lake Erie will play in the other semifinal at 3 p.m., with the winners meeting at noon Saturday.
Seton Hill is ranked seventh in the USILA Division II poll.
Saint Vincent: Freshman Joey Smith was named PAC Rookie of the Week. Smith had 10 goals and seven assists in two games for the Bearcats (4-7, 4-3). She has 42 points this season (21 goals, 21 assists).
Saint Vincent: Senior Jimmy Dolan shot shot a final-round 75 for a 54-hole total of 223 and finished tied for fifth with senior teammate Nate Yackovich at the PAC championships at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, W.Va. SVC finished third in the team standings.
Men’s track & field
Saint Vincent: Junior Will Greene won two events at the PAC championships: the 1,500 meters (4 minutes, 7.59 seconds) and the 5,000 (15:36.21).
Women’s track & field
Grove City: Senior Elizabeth Donahoe (Franklin Regional) won the 800 in a time of 2:24.54 to finish second at the PAC Championships.
Saint Vincent: Junior Jessica Brinker became SVC’s first women’s champion at the PAC championships, winning the 3,000 steeplechase in 11:57.84.
Pitt-Greensburg: Freshman Turner Price (Penn-Trafford) was voted the AMCC player and newcomer of the year.
Price and junior teammate Vaughn Hunkele were selected to the All-AMCC second team at No. 1 doubles.
Price played every match this season at No. 1 singles and doubles. He finished 11-3 (6-0 vs. AMCC opponents) at singles and earned straight-set matches in all but two matches in the spring season.
Price and Hunkele went 5-1 in AMCC play.
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .