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Alumni Update - Tim Johnson (Seton Hill)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GREENSBURG, Pa. - The Seton Hill University football team has selected five captains for the upcoming 2016 season, head coachJohnson SHU Isaac Collins announced Monday, May 23rd. Serving as captains and the team's leaders on and off the field will be Josh Falatovich, Tim Johnson, Jarvis McClam (Laurel, MD), Cameron Knapp (Lancaster, CA), and Christian Strong (Brampton, Ontario).

Tim Johnson, a senior linebacker from Greensburg Central Catholic, missed out of the 2015 season due to injury. In 2014 he appeared in 10 games, finished the season with 71 tackles (37 solo), added 7.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks, blocked one kick and had one interception, had a season high 15 tackles vs Gannon (10/25), added 12 tackles vs Shippensburg (9/5) including 3 tackles for loss, and intercepted a pass vs Cheyney (11/15).

 

(photo courtesy of Seton Hill University)

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Alumni Update - Ben Webb (Saint Vincent)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GREENVILLE, Pa. – The Saint Vincent College baseball team had three student-athletes selected as All-Presidents'Webb SVC Athletic Conference, the league announced.

Senior second baseman Ben Webb and sophomore utility Greg Martin were each lauded as All-PAC Second-Team selections.

Webb, a Greensburg Central Catholic graduate, earned Second-Team All-League honors for the third straight season. The Bearcats' top hitter put together a .393 batting average while driving home 24 runs and scoring 23 runs. Webb collected a team-best 44 hits while slashing eight doubles, a triple and two home runs. The Greensburg, Pa. native had a .463 on-base percentage in 2016.

 

(photo courtesy of Saint Vincent College)

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Baseball: Greensburg C.C. must wait to begin championship hunt

Written by Brad Everett on .

Greensburg Central Catholic kept on saying bye-bye to opponents during the regular season, winning all but three games on its way to the Class A Section 2 title.

It will start the postseason with yet another bye.

Greensburg Central Catholic (13-3) earned the No. 1 seed and an accompanying bye in the WPIAL playoffs. The Centurions were the only Class A team given a bye. They will begin their title defense with a quarterfinal game against the winner of today's first-round game between Bishop Canevin (9-6) and Rochester (9-7). The Centurions defeated Bishop Canevin in last year's semifinals before going on to win their first title.

Led by a powerful offense that includes WPIAL batting leader Tommy Pellis, as well as an excellent pitching staff, the Centurions are understandably the favorite to win the WPIAL crown. The Centurions averaged 12.3 runs per game in 13 contests against WPIAL opponents and didn't give up more than five runs against any of them. Their only losses this season were to St. Joseph's Prep, Jeannette and Mount Pleasant, the latter two defeats coming by one-run margins.

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Baseball: Greensburg C.C.'s Pellis is a hitter for the ages

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Mike White profiles Greensburg Central Catholic baseball player Tommy Pellis.

2016 0513 GreensburgCC Baseball(Photo: Tommy Pellis of Greensburg Central Catholic prepares to take a swing during a game Monday against Mount Pleasant. Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

"So, Tommy Pellis tells this one about catching a 40-pound catfish a few years ago at his secret fishing spot.

LOL. Stop it, Tommy. You're killing us. What a knee slapper. Forty pounds? Now that's a fish story.

What's next, Tommy? You hit .700 for an entire baseball season?

Oh, that's no fish story. It's true.

Pellis is a senior at Greensburg Central Catholic and it's not an overstatement to say he has put together one of the greatest regular seasons of any hitter in WPIAL history. He hit well above .700 this season. No lie."

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Baseball: Greensburg C.C. goes extra innings to pick up big win

Written by Brad Everett on .

Heading into Saturday, Serra Catholic was the only team standing in the way of Greensburg Central Catholic winning another Class A Section 2 title.

It took the Centurions extra innings to do it, but they took down Serra Catholic just like they have every other WPIAL foe this season.

WPIAL batting leader Tommy Pellis had three hits and defending WPIAL Class A champion Greensburg Central Catholic erased an early three-run deficit to defeat host Serra Catholic, 6-5, in nine innings. The win clinched the Centurions the outright section title for the second year in a row. However, the Centurions saw their 23-game section winning streak come to an end after losing to Jeannette, 4-3, on Monday. The loss dropped them to 12-2 overall and 9-1 in the section.

Pellis, a Penn recruit, continues to sizzle. The Penn recruit came into the week batting .750 (33 of 44) with 26 RBIs and 31 runs scored. Fellow senior Zack Skatell is batting .477 with a team-high 30 RBIs and junior Jack Liberatore is batting .425 with 21 RBIs.