Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Johnstown looks to prolong run

Greater Johnstown's Jeremy Updyke singles to center field during the Trojans' 12-1 win over Obama Academy in Monday's first-round playoff game. Photo submitted by Jerry Updyke

Some scoffed when Greater Johnstown entered the District 6 Class AAA playoffs with a 6-12 record, but the Trojans didn't let that affect them during Monday's quarterfinal game against Obama Academy of District 8.

Greater Johnstown came away with a 12-2 victory to prolong the coaching career of Dee Dee Osborne, who plans to retire after 25 years with the team.

Grant Noon, a promising junior prospect, struck out 13 and pitched a five-hitter. Noon and Jeremy Updyke had three hits and three RBI apiece.

“The kids really played hard. Everybody contributed and we upset the No. 3 seed,” Johnstown coach Dee Dee Osborne told The Tribune-Democrat. “That tells you that we do belong here. It was a team effort, one of the best games I’ve seen these kids play. They were playing defense. They were hitting. All in all, I’m very happy.”

The Trojans play at second-seeded Huntingdon today.

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