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BASEBALL

Johnstown Collegiate League

Tuesday

Paul Carpenter Capital Advisors 11, O 0 (5): Jayden Taitano had a home run and five RBIs as first-place Paul Carpenter beat O in five innings at Roxbury Park.

Taitano was one of four Paul Carpenter hitters to record two hits and two runs with Noah Sweeney, Nick Fleming and Jace Cappelinni joining his pace. Zach Seaman followed up in two runs.

Martella 6 Pharmacy, Laurel Auto 1 Group: At Cresson, Joe McGowan had two hits and three RBIs while Andrew Weaver and Troy Emert each had two hits for Martella’s Pharmacy as he overcame an early 1-0 deficit with six unanswered runs.

Christian Zilli had three hits for Laurel Auto Group.

Monday

O 7, Paul Carpenter Capital Advisors 1: At Mount Aloysius College, Colton Cornell scattered three hits while striking out six in six innings as O clinched a playoff berth with a win over regular-season champion Paul Carpenter.

Tanner Kobal and Branden Kanick each had two hits with a double each to lead O. Connor Helm, Jake Shope and Kolson DeSocio each had two hits.

Nate Davis, Tim Quinn and Jackson Kozlavac each had a hit for Paul Carpenter.

Martella 5 Pharmacy, Laurel Auto 1 Group: At Roxbury Park, Jake Felton had two braces, scored twice and drove in a run as Martella’s Pharmacy beat Laurel Auto Group.

Michael Marinchak pitched four innings, striking out nine and walking three. Jared Dowey pitched the last three frames, whipping up seven batters and walking none.

Martella’s Pharmacy pitchers combined to strike out 16 batters and walked just three.

Brady Yard and Nick Roell each completed a one-two finish for Laurel Auto Group.

Eastern League

Flying squirrels 6, curve 4: At Altoona, Richmond scored five times in the top of the first inning against Altoona starter Carmen Mlodzinski as she hung on for a series-opening win at Peoples Natural Gas Field.

Mlodzinski was lifted after 2/3 innings in favor of JC Flowers, who went 4.1 innings without scoring without allowing a hit on three strikeouts.

Austin Roberts allowed a run over two innings with four strikeouts before Enmanuel Mejia threw two scoreless frames to end the contest.

The Curve’s Connor Scott drove home two runs in a 2-on-4 game while Liover Peguero went 2-on-2 with two walks. Jared Triolo went 2 for 5 in the loss.

Scott delivered RBIs with a single in the second and a double in the eighth.

Matt Fraizer also followed up two-pointers for Altoona.

Altoona had 11 hits in the loss and left 10 on base.

Blake Rivera of the Flying Squirrels made his first save with a flawless ninth.

SOFTBALL

West Suburb Teams Head to State Tournament

The 12-Under (Majors) and 14-Under (Juniors) West Suburban Little League girls each qualified for the Pennsylvania Championship Tournament.

The 12-U team won the District 11 Tournament and Section 4 Tournament to become one of seven teams to compete for a state title.

The 12-U team will play at Indiana (Pennsylvania) Optimist Park on Wednesday against Section 2 winner Bullskin II.

The Under-14 team won District 11 and Section 4 to advance to Berwick in Columbia County. West Suburban will face Plymouth.

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