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Alumni Update - Kellie Hutchinson (Pitt-Greensburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

BUFFALO, NY - The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference has released their 2016 All-Conference teams with four BobcatsHutchinson PGU earning distinction. The conference's coaches have named senior shortstop Morgan Russo, freshman second baseman Kellie Hutchinson, and sophomore right fielder Katlyn Keenan to the second team

Hutchinson, a Greensburg Salem graduate, earns her first All-AMCC selection as part of a strong middle-infield tandem along with Russo.  Hutchinson finished tied for second on the team with a .315 batting average, tied for first in triples (3), third in hits (41), third in RBI (20), tied for third with doubles (9), and third in slugging percentage(.454).  She would also find herself among the AMCC's top 10 in conference hits (tenth -23) and doubles (10th-6).

 

(photo courtesy of University of Pitt-Greensburg)

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Alumni Update - Brandon Rowland (Pitt-Greensburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

FROSTBURG, Md. - The Pitt-Greensburg baseball team fell in their final postseason tune-up to 17th ranked Frostburg State University 8-Rowland PGU4, but senior starter, Brandon Rowland and his five strikeouts set a new school season best with 59 K's.

Rowland, a Greensburg Salem graduate, surpasses the record of 57 set just a year ago, by Bobcat junior Billy Elliott.

 

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Track: Howard, Monta fuel Greensburg Salem's big day

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Greensburg Salem took home a slew of gold medals from the Pine-Richland Invitational last Friday.

Julia Howard and Lawson Monta both earned two gold medals apiece. Howard won the long jump with a leap of 18 feet, 1 ½ inches before marking 39 feet, 1 inch in the triple jump. Lawson conquered the shot put and discus throws with distances of 57 feet, 5 inches and 155 feet, 6 inches, respectively.

Malia Anderson grabbed gold in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:18.01. Riley Kwiatkowski represented in the 1,600-meter run, breaking the tape in 5 minutes, 13.94 seconds.

For the boys, Frankie King took over in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:58.91. Mark Brown also found his way to the top of the podium in the 3,200-meter run. He finished in 9:38.86.

 

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Track: Greensburg Salem teams fare well at invitational

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Greensburg Salem had a strong showing at the 94th Westmoreland County Coaches Association Invitational. The girls team grabbed third place, while the boys finished fourth.

Julia Howard was a driving force for Greensburg Salem as she broke the meet record in the triple jump, won the long jump, placed fourth in the high jump and helped her team to a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter relay. The senior jumped 38 feet, 8 inches for the triple jump record and the honor of being named the MVP for field events.

Riley Kwiatkowski won the girls 3,200 with a time of 11 minutes, 15.28 seconds. Hope Creamer took second in the 100, crossing the line in 13:08. Malia Anderson grabbed second in the 800 with a time of 2:24.30.

Lawson Monta set a meet record of 60-9 in the shot put and placed second in the discus with a throw of 177-11 ½. Frankie King also grabbed gold, running 2:01.45 in the 800.

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Softball: Experienced manager, young team at Greensburg Salem

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

One of the most experienced managers in the WPIAL, is coaching one of the youngest teams in the WPIAL. And over halfway through the season, Greensburg Salem's players are hardly showing their age. Golden Lions skipper Jody Morgan, now in her 37th season at the helm, has guided her young team to a 6-4 start. Despite starting five freshmen in most games and playing in one of the toughest sections in Class AAA, Greensburg Salem is in the thick of the playoff hunt. After dropping back-to-back games against defending WPIAL runner-up Yough and non-section foe Freeport, Greensburg Salem bounced back with consecutive section wins over Laurel Highlands and Mount Pleasant. The bats came alive for Greensburg Salem as they scored eight against Laurel Highlands and nine against Mount Pleasant. The wins vaulted Greensburg Salem into a three-way for second place with Mount Pleasant (6-2, 5-2) and Southmoreland (6-2, 5-2).

Five freshmen - Rena Caruso, Tiffany Bruzda, Syndney Tressler, Nikki Mellinger and Megan Kallock - all start, and sophomore Emma Mattei is the leading hitter on the team. Caruso pitches, Bruzda, Tressler and Mattei play in the infield, and Mellinger and Kallock are outfielders.