Alumni

Ryan Fritz has continued his habit of jumping really, really high at the collegiate level for Penn State, recently finishing third at the Big Ten championships with a jump of 7-1.25, Fritz' best mark of the season.

The GoPSUsports.com Web site had this to say about the Octorara alumnus:

"Among the young Lions, perhaps the brightest star is freshman Ryan Fritz. The top-ranked high jumper in the nation in high school, Fritz came to Happy Valley with great promise and did not disappoint. The All-Big 10 second-teamer dominated the event all season, placing first in three meets and never finishing out of the top three."

In softball, the Octorara contingent at Seton Hill is playing well, too. From the Seton Hill Web site:

"The women's softball team recorded their first doubleheader sweep of the year over Clarion. The Griffins won game 1 by the score of 5-3 and game 2 by the score of 12-3 to improve to 4-5 on the season.

In game 1, Christina Vanderpool threw a complete game and Meredith Benson knocked in three runs to lead the Griffins to the win. Holly Thomas was 3-4 with Brittany Patton, Amber Dietelbach and Jaime Clark each adding two hits.

Brittany Patton led the Griffins on the mound and at the plate in game two. Patton threw a complete game on the hill and was 4-5 with 3 RBI's at the plate. Heather Patton was also 4-5 at the plate in the game. The Griffins return to action at St Vincent on Wednesday."

Baseball

I know, I know. This is the year that someone finally takes the Braves down in the NL East. I just can't bring myself to pick against them.

NL East: 1. Braves 2. Mets 3. Phillies 4. Nationals 5. Marlins

NL Central: 1. St. Louis 2. Houston 3. Chicago 4. Cincinnati 5. Milwaukee 6. Pittsburgh

NL West: 1. Padres 2. Dodgers 3. Giants 4. Diamondbacks 5. Rockies

AL East: 1. New York 2. Toronto 3. Boston 4. Baltimore 5. Tampa Bay

AL Central: 1. White Sox 2. Indians 3. Twins 4. Tigers 5. Royals

AL West: 1. Oakland 2. Los Anaheimgeles 3. Seattle 4. Texas

NL: Cardinals over Mets

AL: Oakland over Chicago

World Series: Cardinals over Oakland

Feel free to contact Bill Rudick at 717-786-6095 or brudick@epix.net to report any sports news or to comment on anything regarding sports in the Post Ledger.

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