Central PA Notebook: (Week of May 13 - 19)



By Jake Oswalt
Eastern PA Area Scout

With playoff action kicking into full gear this week, this will be the final installment of the Central PA Notebook for 2013. Today we take a look at the top hitting and pitching performances from the final week of the regular season.

Top Hitting Performances

  • Ross DirienzoSomerset’s Ross Dirienzo went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBI in a 17-1 win over Richland on Monday.

  • North Star’s Tony Strasiser went 4-for-5 with two doubles, three runs, a home run and five RBI in a 19-0 win over Conemaugh Valley. The senior also went 2-for-3 with a grand slam, four runs and four RBI in a 16-9 win over Meyersdale to win the WestPAC Championship on Tuesday.
  • North Star’s Shane Supanick went 2-for-2 with a home run, four runs and four RBI in a 19-0 win over Conemaugh Valley.
  • Bishop McCort’s Luke Williams went 2-for-2 with a home run, three runs scored and three RBI in an 11-1 win over Richland.
  • Bishop McCort’s Nathan Neiderhiser went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored in an 11-1 victory over Richland.
  • Central’s Bradi Moore went 3-for-3 with a triple and three RBI in a 10-0 win over Southern Huntingdon in the first round of the District 6 AA playoffs.
  • Bellefonte’s Douglas Dietrich went 4-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in a 7-6 loss to Tyrone on Wednesday.

 Top Pitching Performances

  • North Star’s Tony Strasiser threw a five-inning one-hitter and struck out ten in a 19-0 win over Conemaugh Valley on Thursday in five-innings.

  • NeiderhiserBishop McCort’s Nathan Neiderhiser got the complete game victory in an 11-1 win over Richland. The lefty allowed an unearned run, walked three and struck out nine in the victory.
  • Williamsburg’s Austin McMonagle threw a complete game no-hitter in a 3-0 win over Tussey Mountain on Tuesday. McMonagle walked six but struck out 15 and also went 2-for-2 at the plate.
  • Central’s Ethan Lewis pitched a two-hitter in a five-inning 10-0 win over Southern Huntingdon in the first round of the playoffs on Thursday. The junior lefty allowed two singles, walked one and struck out seven in five innings.
  • Altoona’s Ben Wyland threw a three-hitter in a 3-1 win over Mifflin County on Wednesday. Wyland struck out two and walked just one in the complete game victory.

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