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PIAA baseball and softball: First Round

In Baseball, Bishop McCort, Chestnut Ridge, District 5, District 6, LHAC, North Star, Northern Cambria, PIAA, Softball, WestPAC on June 2, 2009 at 6:35 am

The region was well represented in the first round of the PIAA baseball and softball championships.

The Bishop McCort and North Star baseball teams, as well as the Northern Cambria softball team all moved on with victories Monday afternoon. Unfortunately, Chestnut Ridge softball was knocked off, keeping the day from being a total success.

For more on the North Star victory, be sure to check out this post.

Matt Kastelic saved the day for District 6 champ Bishop McCort with a ninth-inning single as the Crimson Crushers won 6-5 over Carmichaels.

McCort gets ugly win in first round (The Tribune-Democrat)

Northern Cambria softball topped Fannett-Metal 4-3. Each team scored three times in the first inning, but the pitchers took control from there as the Colts’ Cass Kollar earned the victory.

Northern Cambria outdeuls opponent (The Tribune-Democrat)
Strategy, execution pay off for Lady Colts (Altoona Mirror)

The only downside was the loss of District 5 champion Chestnut Ridge, which fell 7-4 to District 7 runner-up Sto-Rox. It was the first loss of the year for the Lions, who racked up 22 victories, but didn’t have a senior on the team.

Sto-Rox eliminates Chestnut Ridge (The Tribune-Democrat)
Ridge rally falls short (Altoona Mirror)
Unbeaten season ends for Chestnut Ridge softball (WJAC-TV)

Also, check out these stories from other games from around the area, including the loss of District 5 baseball champion Northern Bedford:

NBC runs into tough pitcher (Altoona Mirror)
Golden Tigers baseball blanked (Altoona Mirror)
Claysburg softball earns thrilling victory (Altoona Mirror)
Bald Eagle falls in PIAA baseball playoffs (WJAC-TV)

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