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Alumni Update - Zachary Krivda (Penn State-Behrend)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

ERIE, Pa. – Junior Zachary Krivda, Shannon McDonnell (Fayston, VT/Harwood Union) and AJ Nichols have beenKrivda PSUB named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Athletes of the Week, announced on Monday.

Krivda, a McKeesport graduate, earned Pitcher of the Week for baseball. The left-handed hurler picked two wins in his two appearances for the Lions last week. He got the starting nod against Hilbert and tossed 5.1 innings and surrendered nine hits and three runs, zero earned.

Krivda struck out four. He then had a relief appearance against Mt. Aloysius and got a win in five innings of work. Krivda gave up four hits, a walk and a run while striking out one. He posted a combined ERA of 0.87 on the week.

 

(photo courtesy of Penn State-Behrend)

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Alumni Update - Jess Beitler (Point Park)

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SMITHERS, W. Va. – Point Park University softball held WVU Tech to three runs in a KIAC doubleheader Saturday and won both games, 3-1 and 3-2.

Sophomore Jess Beitler, a McKeesport graduate, hit her third home run of the year in the nightcap, putting the Pioneers (8-14, 4-2 KIAC) up 3-0 in the top of the third.

 

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Boys Tennis: McKeesport pair give it a go at section tournament

Written by Keith Barnes on .

A week ago, McKeesport announced it would be suspending its team program for the second consecutive season, but that didn't stop a pair of Tigers from competing in the WPIAL Class AAA Section 3 singles tournament earlier this week.

Junior Zephyr Griffore and sophomore Asher Wasim, the No. 3 and No. 4 players on the team, respectively, opted to compete in the section tournament as independents. Though they were the school's lone representatives, they were overmatched against some of the best players in the WPIAL.

Wasim drew Fox Chapel's Robby Shymansky, the top seed in the section and the No. 1 freshman in the state, and fell in the first round, 10-0, in a pro-set format match. Griffore did not fare much better as he, too, was ousted in the first round, 10-3, by third-seeded Cooper Kann of Shady Side Academy.

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Boys Tennis: McKeesport will not field a team this season

Written by Keith Barnes on .

For the second consecutive year the McKeesport tennis season ended before it even got started.

Last week the Tigers informed the WPIAL that it would be suspending its Class AAA team for at least this year. They did the same thing in the early part of the 2015 season.

McKeesport has not had a PIAA singles champion since Dan Wynn in 1946 and has not had a player qualify for the WPIAL singles tournament since Jake Bezeck was knocked out in the first round of the singles tournament in 2002, and in doubles, Bezeck and Tyler Brandt lost in the Section 5-AAA final and in the first round of the WPIAL tournament.

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Alumni Update - Courtney Patterson (Saint Vincent)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

The Saint Vincent softball team swept a non-conference doubleheader from Penn State Fayette.Patterson SVC

 

The Bearcats took game one 13-0 in five innings, before adding a 16-1 game two win in five innings.


SVC jumped out to a 6-0 lead after one inning and an 11-0 advantage after two innings in game one. The Bearcats added single runs in the top of the third and top of the fifth innings.


Eight different Bearcats accounted for the eight hits. Courtney Patterson, a McKeesport graduate, recorded two RBI in the game one win.

 

(photo courtesy of Saint Vincent College)