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Dutch tennis team defeats Elk Catholic 8-1 Friday

April 15, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team improved to 2-0 on the season with an 8-1 victory over the Elk County Catholic Crusaders Friday afternoon in a match played at the SMAHS courts.
At first singles, Dutchman Nathan Hansen defeated Shane Mancuso 6-0, 6-3.
At second singles, SMA’s Brandon Romain defeated Ben Wortman 6-1, 6-0.
Dutchman Keith Meyer won his match 6-0, 6-0 over Nate Dattoli at third singles.
At fourth singles, Dutchman Dylan Wiesner defeated Scott Reichard 6-0, 6-2.
Thomas Murmann of the Dutch downed Jon Leuschel 6-3, 6-0 at fifth singles.

SMA's Rachel Ginther throws perfect game on Friday

April 15, 2011

St. Marys Area's Rachel Ginther pitched a perfect game on Friday afternoon as the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch recorded a five-inning, 10-0 victory over the Cameron County Lady Raiders at the softball field at St. Marys Area High School.
Ginther faced only 15 batters in the five-inning game, striking out 12 of the 15. Only three batters were able to put the ball in play; two of the hits were infield grounders and one was a fly ball to center field.

Crusaders win via 10-run rule over Elkers

April 15, 2011

Elk County Catholic used two big innings and dominant pitching for an 11-1, 5-inning win over Ridgway Friday afternoon at Sandy Beach Recrational Park.
Ben Daghir threw four innings and gave up three hits, walking none and striking out seven. He was 1-for-2 with two runs scored and one RBI in addition to a walk.

Elk Catholic Lady Crusaders defeat Ridgway 2-0

April 15, 2011

Taylor Schlimm of Elk County Catholic recorded her third straight shutout win as the Lady Crusaders nipped the Ridgway Lady Elkers by a 2-0 score in a softball game played on Friday afternoon at the Benzinger Park field.
Schlimm and Taylor Rosetto of Ridgway were locked in a pitchers' duel through the contest, as both hurlers pitched excellent games. Schlimm gave up four hits, struck out 10 and issued no walks in the game. Rosetto allowed just three hits and struck out 12 while issuing three walks and hitting two batters.

State College hands Flying Dutchmen 11-1 setback

April 15, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team suffered their first loss of the season Friday as the State College Little Lions downed the Dutch by an 11-1 score in five innings at Berwind Park.
This was the Dutchmen’s first complete game, as their game Tuesday against Punxsutawney was suspended after 2 1/2 innings due to unplayable conditions.
The Dutch gave up 12 walks and one hit batsman, which the Little Lions capitalized on.
“We knew pitching and defense would be a soft spot this season,” said St. Marys coach Tony Azzato.

Lady Dutch softball rallies for 4-3 win over Hollidaysburg

April 14, 2011

Rachel Ginther threw a six-hitter on Thursday afternoon as the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team defeated the Hollidaysburg Lady Tigers by a 4-3 score in a game played at the St. Marys Area Softball Field.
Ginther struck out 11 Hollidaysburg batters on her way to the victory and also helped her own cause with a two-run single in the fifth inning to give St. Marys the lead for good in the game.

ECC baseball downs Brookville 11-2

April 14, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team earned their first win of the season with an 11-2 victory over the Brookville Blue Raiders. Originally scheduled to be an away game for the Crusaders, the game was moved to Berwind Park after Brookville's field was determined to be unplayable.
"They played well," said ECCHS coach Father Eric Vogt of the Crusaders' effort. "They got the lead and they kept it and I think Jack (Herzing) set the tone. I think he had like seven out of nine strikeouts. He set the tone for the game. We just had some big hits."

Punxsy tennis team edges Crusaders 5-4

April 14, 2011

The Punxsutawney Chucks tennis team edged the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 5-4 score Thursday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
“It was a tough day today, losing a close match to a talented, well-coached Punxsy team,” said ECCHS coach Nick Caggiano.

SMA track and field teams open dual season at Punxsy

April 13, 2011

The St. Marys Area track and field teams opened their dual meet season Tuesday by traveling to Punxsutawney.
The Punxsy squads swept the St. Marys Area teams. The Chucks beat the Dutch by a 91-59 score, while the Lady Chucks downed the Lady Dutch 95-55.
For the Dutchmen, Brian Merritt was a double winner, as he won the 400 and 200 dashes.
Single winners for the Dutch were Jonathan Prechtl in the 100 hurdles, Gideon Woelfel in the 3200 run, Tyler Mancuso in the pole vault and Jimmy Werner in the discus.

Lady Crusader softball defeats Sheffield Area 13-0

April 12, 2011

Taylor Schlimm pitched a one-hitter to open the softball season for the Lady Crusaders of Elk County Catholic on Tuesday afternoon at the Benzinger Township softball field. The Lady Crusaders handed the visiting Sheffield Lady Wolverines a 13-0 setback in a game that was ended after four-and-a-half innings due to the 10-run rule.
Schlimm was the winning pitcher for the Lady Crusaders on Tuesday as she held the Lady Wolverines to just one hit, a second-inning single to right field. Schlimm recorded 10 strikeouts on her way to the victory, while giving up four walks.

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