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Connellsville softball team rips LH

| Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Alena Dragovich and Katie Osler each doubled and knocked in a pair of runs, as the Connellsville softball team built a 9-0 lead in the first three innings on its way to an 11-0 victory in six innings over host Laurel Highlands in a nonsection game on Monday.

Allyson Panzella also doubled, and Cassie Show tripled and a singled. Jen Stefano had two singles.

Winning pitcher Erica Bartholow tossed six scoreless innings and gave up just one hit for the Lady Falcons (2-0).

Katelyn Ledgerton took the loss for the Fillies (0-2).

Baseball

Mt. Pleasant 10, East Allegheny 0 -- Joey Fearer pitched a complete game and gave up just two hits, as the Vikings improved to 3-0 with a five-inning nonsection victory over visiting East Allegheny. Fearer struck out five and walked one. Tim Ferree led the Mt. Pleasant offense with three singles and two runs scored. Jeff Welc scored three runs. Brandon Baker tripled in a run. and Alan Wadsworth added a double.

Casey Holshue took the loss for East Allegheny.

Mt. Pleasant opened its season with a doubleheader sweep of South Allegheny on Saturday. The Vikings won the first game, 9-5, then followed with a 17-7 victory in the second game.

Boys tennis

Mt. Pleasant 5, McGuffey 0 -- First-doubles pairing Sean Bradley and Nick Marhefka topped Mike Zatta and Anthony Unigeiueski, 6-1, 6-1, as the Vikings (5-0, 4-0) rolled to a Section 1-AA victory over visiting McGuffey.

"My first doubles team played pretty well," Mt. Pleasant coach Tony Splendore said. "I paired them together and I thought they worked well together. They hit a lot of nice cross-court winners."

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