LHU selected to NCAA Division II Tournament
INDIANAPOLIS - The Lock Haven University softball team has been selected to the 2012 NCAA Division II Softball Tournament.
The Lady Eagles earned the No. 7 seed and will begin Atlantic Region play on Friday, May 4 at 3:30 p.m. Lock Haven will take on host and second-seeded California (Pa.).
California will serve as the Atlantic 2 Regional host.
No. 3 West Virginia Wesleyan will play Bloomsburg at 1 p.m. on Friday in Region 2's other game.
Kuztown received the top-seed in the Atlantic Region and will host the other three teams. On Friday, KU will play Winston-Salem State and No. 4 IUP takes on No. 5 West Virginia State.
The NCAA Division II Selection Committee selected a total of 64 teams that will compete for the 2012 National Championship. Four teams will participate at 16 different regional sites in a double-elimination format, held May 4-6. Winners will advance to the Super Regionals May 11-12. The finals are set for May 16-19 at Knights Field in Louisville, Kentucky and will be hosted by Bellarmine University and the Louisville Sports Commission.
CM needs extras
to beat DuBois
DUBOIS - The Central Mountain Wildcats baseball team downed DuBois yesterday, 7-6 in extra innings.
The visiting Wildcats got great pitching from Cayden Stover and Philip Holter in the win.
"I am proud of the battle," CM manager Mike Kramer said. "Cayden showed up and threw great against a quality team. We got the runs in when we needed them the most."
Central Mountain will host Huntingdon on Wednesday.
Mountain League Baseball
CENTRAL MOUNTAIN 7, DUBOIS 6 9 INNINGS
C 230 000 101 - 7 12 5
D 400 110 000 - 6 6 1
C: Cayden Stover, Philip Holter (7) and Ryan Hill. D: Ryan Walker, Nathan Lydle (2), Bryson Paulinellie (5) and Derrick Heckathorne. WP - Holter. LP - Paulinellie. HR: D, Nick Bontempo. 2B: C, Stover. D, Heckathorne. MH: C, Stover, Robbie Nicodemus, Brad Walker, Jonny Wise. B, Shawn Sleigh. Record: C 9-3.
Bald Eagle tops
WINGATE - Bald Eagle Area bested Juniata yesterday in Centre County, 12-5.
The Eagles were led by Dylan Womer, who recorded three hits - including a double.
Sophomore Tyler Schall made his first varsity appearance on the mound, throwing six strong innings for the Eagles in victory.
"We did what was needed," BEA manager Jim Gardner said. "We moved Tyler up and he responded well. It was a great game by him today. We have a rough schedule in the next few days and it is nice to have an extra arm in the rotation."
Bald Eagle will travel to Mifflin County on Wednesday.