Hermitage hosting state LL 11-U tournament

Hermitage Little League is hosting the Pennsylvania State 11-U All-Star Championships starting today at the local complex. Games today are slated for 11 a.m then 2, 5 and 8 p.m. Sunday games are at noon, 2:30, 5 and 8. The tournament will continue through Friday.

 Section champions include:

• Section 1: DuBois

• Section 2: Norwin

• Section 3: Keystone

• Section 4: State College

• Section 5: Abington

• Section 6: Pennridge

• Section 7: South Middleton 

• Section 8: Aston Middletown 

Hermitage 9-10 stars in Section 2 title tilt today

Hermitage 9-10 Minor Division Little League All-Stars defeated Ingomar, 2-0, in the Section 2 semifinals to advance to the title game today. 

The locals were led by the strong right arm of Taco Verroco who fired 5 no-hit innings backed by impressive defensive. Verroco struck out 8 batters while not allowing a hit through 5 innings. Sean Cummings came in relief in the 6th inning to get 3 consecutive outs for the save.

Cummings’ single in the top of the 3rd, followed by Roman Golub’s bunt and a throwing error scored Cummings for a 1-0 lead. Andrew Miller’s sacrifice fly that scored Golub from 3rd for  2-0 lead. Jack White had the other hit for Hermitage, which will face the winner of West Point and Ingomar in the Section 2 championship game at 7 p.m. today. The winner advamces to the state championship.

Wells offering reward for the capture of his brother’s killer

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State and NFL player Beanie Wells is offering a $5,000 reward for the capture of the person who gunned down his brother. Akron police said 31-year-old Joel “Joey” Wells was found in a driveway in Akron on Thursday morning. He had been shot in the head.

Police are continuing to look for the driver of the getaway car and other leads, but have not named a suspect. Police said Joel Wells apparently was taking his infant daughter to day care when he stopped at a friend’s house in East Akron, where he was shot.

Summit County Crimestoppers also is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the killer. Others from the Columbus area are adding to the reward money, Beanie Wells said.