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Martin hits RBI double in 9th, Pirates stop Nationals 4-3

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rookie Jason Martin hit a tiebreaking double in the top of the ninth inning against Washington’s shaky bullpen, then Felipe V’zquez escaped a bases-loaded jam Sunday to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 4-3 win over the Nationals. The Pirates took two of three and won a ...

Pass first Pitt? Panthers believe the big play is back

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett took the snap, looked to his right and heaved the ball toward the corner of the end zone. When wide receiver Tre Tipton outwrestled a teammate for a 22-yard touchdown, Pickett and Tipton reunited at the goal ...

Bellefonte Track: Raiders show promise at Brookville Invitational

FROM STAFF REPORTS Members of the Bellefonte track and field teams had promising performance at this weekend’s Brookville invitational. No Raider placed first in any events--but numerous athletes had top-10 finishes. GIRLS TEAM Chelsea Robson took second place in the 400-meter ...

Bellefonte defeats BEA in Mountain League baseball, 16-1

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer WINGATE -- Regardless of the records of the teams, or where the games were played, when Bellefonte and Bald Eagle Area met on the baseball diamond, many times the games were tooth-and-nail battles right down to the final out. Unfortunately for BEA ...

Softball: Wildcats’ late rally earns them 15-5 win over Shikellamy

By KENNY VARNER For The Express MILL HALL - They saved the best for last. After battling for five and a half innings against a determined Shikellamy team, the Central Mountain Wildcats softball team blew open the game, scoring eight runs in the bottom of the sixth to win the shortened ...

Sean Clifford making impact at PSU

By CORY GIGER For The Express Sean Clifford knows who he is as a quarterback, and also who he's not. While Tommy Stevens is considered an excellent running quarterback who has to answer questions about his throwing ability, Clifford is viewed, for now at least, as the opposite. He's ...

Bellefonte softball gets 13-0 win over Hollidaysburg

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Bellefonte softball team picked up its second straight win with a 13-0 victory over Hollidaysburg. Mallorie Smith recorded a game-high three hits and notched two RBIs. Emily Pugh recorded a team-high three RBIs, and Lissi Przybyz and Lily Gardner each posted a ...

State High graduate living out collegiate softball dream

By AARON JAMES AJames@LockHaven.com Hannah Shields gets to live out a childhood dream like many of us have imagined. Growing up in State College and idolizing the Penn State softball program inspired Shields to have a stellar high school career at State High. Shields lettered four years as ...

Bellefonte baseball gets blowout win versus Huntingdon Bearcats, 10-0

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE- The Bellefonte baseball team has discovered its rhythm after a sluggish start to the season. The Red Raiders earned their first win of the season Saturday after falling into an 0-3 hole to begin the year. Then on Monday, they shutout ...

CM Baseball: Wildcats fall on road to Williamsport Millionaires, 7-5

By CHRIS MASSE For The Express WILLIAMSPORT-As the second inning concluded, Jon Zayas looked more boxer than pitcher. A painful blister on his foot had popped as he threw that inning and the Williamsport pitcher’s sock became blood-covered. Central Mountain scored four runs that inning, ...

Local Auto Racing Roundup

Jamie Bird For the Express At Port Royal Speedway Blane Heimbach held off Lucas Wolfe and the hard charging Anthony Macri to pick up his 13th career "Weikerts Livestock 410 Sprint Car" victory on Saturday night. Alex Ferree held off a hard charging Andy Haus during the non-stop 25 lap ...

Penguins nearly at full strength as Islanders loom

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan spent a significant portion of his team’s choppy season in search of healthy bodies. Ten players — including stars Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang and goaltender Matt Murray — missed at least 10 games, ...

Schwarber, Cubs beat Pirates 10-0 in Wrigley opener

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO — First, Brad Brach escaped a tough situation. Then Brandon Kintzler, Randy Rosario and Pedro Strop finished the job. Chicago’s beleaguered bullpen stepped up after Jon Lester departed with left hamstring tightness, leading the Cubs over the ...

CM Sports Weekly Recap: Baseball explodes in win versus Shikellamy

By SCOTT BAKER sbaker@lockhaven.com MILL HALL- Spring sports are now in full swing, and despite a washout of events on Friday of last week, there was plenty of action in and around Wildcat land. The Lady Wildcat soft ballers had a rough week, baseball split two games, track and field ...

Knight’s return breathes life into Lock Haven offense

By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express The Lock Haven University football team’s season got off to about the worst start imaginable in 2018. In a 45-0 loss at Division I Duquesne, the Bald Eagles lost starting quarterback Kyle Knight to a torn ACL that occurred late in the fourth quarter. ...

Lady Bucks remain unbeaten with 14-4 win over Benton

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express FARWELL- Just four games into the season, and coming off three dominating performances, the Lady Bucks softball team found themselves in some trouble after the first couple of innings Saturday afternoon when they hosted Benton. Starting pitcher Myka ...

LHU Baseball: Bald Eagles sweep Mansfield

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer LOCK HAVEN -- After a couple of frustrating losses to West Chester last weekend, the Lock Haven University baseball team was hungry for a couple of wins. As for their hunger, the Bald Eagles welcomed Mansfield University to Watkins Field for a ...

LHU Softball: Lady Bald Eagles split doubleheader with IUP

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer LOCK HAVEN -- Over the years, the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Lock Haven University softball teams have gotten together for some hard-nosed battles on the softball field, and Sunday’s meeting at Lawrence Field was just another of those ...

HS Baseball: Raiders get first win of year against Penns Valley, 4-2

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Bellefonte Red Raiders earned their first win of the season Saturday, 4-2, in eight innings against Penns Valley. With the game tied 2-2 in the top of the eighth, Dylan Young recorded a 2-run single to give Bellefonte the lead, 4-2. The Red Raiders out-hit the ...

Bulldogs blowout Wellsboro, 13-0

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Jersey Shore Bulldogs defeated Wellsboro, 13-0, on Saturday. Arizona Shreck was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with a home run and 3 RBIs. Maddie Herman chipped in another home run and 3 RBIs. Jersey Shore (5-0) returns today with a home matchup versus Williamsport.