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May 5th, 2014
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusaders remain perfect with a 13-0 record, but the Johnsonburg Rams gave them a run for their money on Monday afternoon in a close game at Berwind Park that saw ECC edge Johnsonburg 4-3.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team raised their record to 7-4 on the season with a 12-3 victory over the Johnsonburg Ramettes Monday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
Elk Catholic used a six-run second inning to their advantage.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team captured the 2014 Elk County Baseball Tournament crown by defeating the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen by an 11-2 score in the championship game Saturday afternoon at Berwind Park.
The last time Elk County Catholic and Johnsonburg met on the softball field in Ridgway, the Ramettes came away with a 2-1 win as each team had three hits.
Saturday's game boasted several similarities in regulation until the Lady Crusaders exploded with four runs in the top of the eighth inning to secure a 7-3 win in the first round of the Elk County Softball Tournament.
Cole Peterson struck out 17 and the Johnsonburg Rams scored two runs in the first, four in the second, and one in the sixth to shut out the Ridgway Elkers 7-0 in the consolation game of the Elk County Tournament on Saturday morning at Berwind Park.
"It was a good game," said Johnsonburg head coach Jeff Peterson. "We're both young teams. They struggle just like we do."
Johnsonburg softball took a 9-2 rain-shortened victory over Brookville in the consolation game of the Elk County Softball Tournament Saturday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
The game was ultimately called in the top of the sixth inning due to increasing rain and worsening field conditions.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders advanced to the championship game of the 16th annual Elk County Baseball Tournament with a 12-2, five inning victory over the Ridgway Elkers Friday afternoon at Berwind Park.
The Crusaders will meet the St. Marys Flying Dutch today at noon at Berwind Park in the championship game while the Elkers are to meet the Johnsonburg Rams at 10 a.m. this morning in the consolation game.
Much of Friday's Elk County Tournament opening round matchup between the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen and Johnsonburg Rams was an offensive struggle as the game was scoreless until the bottom of the fifth inning as the Rams were able to push through their lone run. It seemed like that might be the only score of the day as both teams continued to strand base runners, but then the Dutchmen put together an impressive rally in the top of the seventh, coming from behind to win 3-1.
The Ridgway high school trap shooting team took on four area opponents in recent trap shooting action.
Ridgway took on St. Marys North in a recent trap shooting match on April 16. St. Marys North won 124-106 over Ridgway in the overall match.
For St. Marys, Troy Caskey had the top score with a mark of 23. Eric Uhl was next with a 22 and Noah Werner finished with a 21. Doug Watkavitch had a 20 while Tyler Donachy and Josh Eckert finished with scores of 19. The top six scores counted for both sides.
Johnsonburg hosted the annual Junior High Invitational Saturday at Johnsonburg Area High School.
The 4x100 relay team of Maddie Cowan, Cassidy King, Emily Fullum and Erica DeLullo won the race, set a meet record and broke a 20-year-old school record with a time of 54.72 at the invite Saturday.