Local standouts thriving on college diamonds

A pair of Warren County graduates helped Thiel College rack up a 4-1 record over the last week.

Youngsville grad Jake Marino and Warren grad Tanner Teconchuk each played pivotal roles in helping the Tomcats pick up wins over Bethany and Saint Vincent.

Marino went 6-18 at the plate over the five game span, scoring three runs and driving in three runs as well. Marino is now hitting .326 in 95 at bats and has also stolen four bases.

Teconchuk picked up a win on the mound for Thiel, pitching 6.1 innings in a 8-4 win over Bethany on Saturday. Teconchuk struck out four and allowed three earned wins while improving his record to 2-2.

Kyle Hunt went 3-6 at the plate during a pair of wins for Pitt-Bradford over AMCC foe Hilbert on Tuesday. Hunt drove in three runs in game one in a 15-5 win, and drove in two more in game two, an 11-6 win. Hunt is now batting .286 for Pitt-Bradford, who is 9-18 overall and 4-5 in AMCC play.

Warren graduate Tanner Stanz continued his strong season on Tuesday, picking up a win in LaRoche’s 5-4 victory over Washington and Jefferson. Stanz pitched 5.2 innings, giving up two earned runs and striking out two. Stanz now has a 1.48 ERA over 30.1 innings, second lowest in the AMCC. LaRoche is now 24-6 overall and 10-0 in AMCC play.

Warren grad John White and Youngsville grad Bryce Sherrard have both been solid contributors for Jamestown Community College this year, and both performed well during a doubleheader on Tuesday against Niagara Community College.

White pitched a complete game against Niagara in game one, but was the hard luck loser in a 3-1 loss. White allowed only one earned run while striking out six and allowing six hits for the Jayhawks. White now has a 3.93 ERA in 34.1 innings pitched on the year.

Sherrard went 2-6 at the plate during the doubleheader, and now has a .310 batting average in 29 at bats on the season.

Eisenhower grad Casey Vincent pitched six efficient innings on Friday, but was tagged with the loss in a 4-1 setback to Wagner. Vincent struck out four while allowing five hits and four earned runs in the second game of a doubleheader.

Vincent now has a 4.79 ERA in 47 innings pitched for the Bonnies.

Warren grad Alexa Bupp had a big week for the Penn State Behrend softball team.

Bupp went 4-6 during a doubleheader sweep of conference opponent Mount Aloysius on Saturday. The shortstop doubled twice, walked twice, and scored two runs for the Lady Lions. Bupp then went 1-4 with a triple in a 13-0 win over Medaille on Tuesday. She also pitched an inning, striking out the side in order.

Bupp now carries a .370 batting average, and has knocked in 20 runs on the season. She also has a 1.18 ERA in 23.2 inning pitched.