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Here’s a list of baseball’s unwritten rules

As with all professional sports, Major League Baseball is governed by an official set of rules, covering equipment, the playing field, the details of the game, etc. A fair batted ball bouncing into the outfield stands would be considered a “book rule” double. A base runner interfering ...

AUTO RACING ROUNDUP

It was another weekend that had more races lost to rain than actually got completed. Of course the World of Outlaws Sprint cars were scheduled to run at Lincoln on Wednesday and Williams Grove on Friday and Saturday, so the rain came as no surprise. Mother Nature is an even more fierce ...

PSU Women’s Volleyball announces 2018 slate

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State women’s volleyball Hall of Fame head coach Russ Rose has announced the 2018 schedule for his historic 40th season at the helm. The schedule is highlighted by 15 home matches and three match-ups with fellow 2017 NCAA Semifinalists. The Nittany Lions will open ...

BEA on to next round of Districts after 8-3 win over West Shamokin

WINGATE — After ending the season in an upward swing and making an appearance in the District 6 Class AA playoffs, the Bald Eagle Area girls continue to roll on. Monday night, the Lady Eagles pounded out 17 hits while plating eight runs. Bald Eagle pitcher Madison Peters was sizzling from ...

Baseball

By SKYLAR SMITH Central Mountain Central Mountain baseball has had a strong season already and they plan to continue on with their good season. Sophomore Zane Probst has had a stellar season and has come in for the Wildcats whenever they needed him. Probst is their relief pitcher, and ...

Softball

By MARISSA MOYER Central Mountain The Central Mountain High School softball team is almost all the way through their season. The softball team is doing well this year. They had many wins and some losses. Coach Trew sees a lot of potential within these girls. Since they made it as far as ...

Wildcats finish regular season, begin playoff push this week

By SCOTT BAKER sbaker@lockhaven.com Yanny or Laurel. That was the rage of social media last week but we have better things to address, like Central Mountain sports. It was a fairly light week last week for the Wildcat teams as they finished up the regular season-- yet some ...

Padres squeeze out 8-5 win, take 3 of 4 from Pittsburgh Pirates

By ALAN SAUNDERS AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The San Diego Padres squeezed out a win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Freddy Galvis drove in the go-ahead run in a four-run ninth inning with San Diego's second successful squeeze bunt of the game, and the Padres rallied to beat the ...

Josh Harrison returns to Pirates after 5-week absence

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Harrison has been activated from the disabled list by the Pittsburgh Pirates after missing five weeks with a broken left pinkie, a week less than originally forecast. Harrison started Sunday against San Diego, his first appearance since he was hit by a pitch from ...

Flaherty fans 13 for 1st MLB win as Cards beat Philadelphia Phillies 5-1

By STEVE OVERBEY Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Jack Flaherty struck out a career-high 13 to earn his first major league win and Tyler O’Neill homered as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Sunday. Making his ninth big league start, Flaherty (1-1) gave up just ...

Jersey Shore softball scores three in seventh to topple Williamsport, 5-2

By CHRIS MASSE For The Express Heidi Russell once called Elm Park her playground. It was on that field where the Williamsport pitcher established herself as one of the best in program history, helping the Millionaires capture 1987 and 1989 state championships as her father Bob ...

Three LHU athletes named to All-Region Lacrosse Team

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRAND LAKE, Colo. - Alex O'Herrick , Katie Costanza and Hayley Kilian of the Lock Haven University lacrosse team have all earned All-Region honors. O'Herrick led the way for the senior-trio as she was named to the 2018 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches ...

Racing to the Triple Crown

By Randy Brungard For The Express Justify is now 4-for-4 and heading to Baltimore! The Preakness Stakes is next in line with the second leg of the Triple Crown land mine! NBC will have television coverage starting at 5 p.m., with the Preakness slated for a 6:48 p.m. start. Aging ...

PSU Track and Field: 37 Lions qualify for NCAA Regionals

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State track & field program qualified 37 individuals for the NCAA Track & Field East Preliminary Round. The 2018 NCAA Track & Field East Preliminary Round takes place at the USF Track & Field Stadium on the campus of the University of South Florida ...

Penn State’s McMillan to represent United States Volleyball

UNIVERSITY PARK – For the fourth time in his professional career, Penn State men’s volleyball associate head coach Colin McMillan will represent USA Volleyball, this time as an assistant coach with the 2018 U.S. Boys’ Youth National Training Team. “To see our coaching staff actively ...

PSU Men’s Gymnastics: Roberson earns CoSIDA Academic All-District

UNIVERSITY PARK – Men’s gymnastics redshirt-junior Noah Roberson (Williamsville, N.Y.) was named to the 2018 CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large team, recognizing the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. In his third season ...

PSU Bookstore to serve as Men’s Hockey sponsor

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State Athletics and its multimedia rights holder, Learfield’s Penn State Sports Properties, announced today a heightened relationship with the Penn State Bookstore, which is operated by Barnes & Noble College. For the 2018-19 and 2019-20 collegiate athletic ...

Wildcats and Bulldogs resume suspended game, Shore sweeps series

MILL HALL — The Bulldogs faced adversity entering Thursday’s game. They trailed Central Mountain, 2-1, and rugged-field conditions in Jersey Shore forced the suspended May 3 matchup to be continued in Mill Hall. The game resumed play in the top of the fourth as Jersey Shore rebounded to ...

Central Mountain closes out regular season with 7-2 win over Shamokin

MILL HALL — It’s a wrap. In its season ending game against Shamokin, the Central Mountain Wildcats baseball team took to the field for the last time before the postseason. The Wildcats’ hurler Caleb Shade got the victory. Multiple hitters in the contest were Shamokin’s Quinn ...

Bellefonte baseball opens postseason with win versus Somerset

FROM STAFF REPORTS BELLEFONTE- The Bellefonte Red Raiders baseball team opened the district 6 playoffs with a 5-1 win over Somerset. Adam Armstrong was dominant on the mound. He pitched a complete game and threw eight strikeouts. CJ Funk recorded a game-high 3 hits, including a ...