Adam Bleday

2013 Titusville High School graduate Adam Bleday (14) pitched a scoreless inning for the Quad Cities River Bandits during Thursday’s season opener against the Cedar Rapids Kernels.

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Adam Bleday opened up his 2018 minor league baseball season with a scoreless inning of work on the mound in his first appearance with the Quad Cities River Bandits, on Thursday.

Bleday, a 2013 Titusville High School graduate, pitched a 1-2-3 inning against the Cedar Rapids Kernels, which included a strikeout. The southpaw was able to get the number one prospect in the Minnesota Twins organization, according to, Royce Lewis, to ground out to end the top of the fifth inning of the River Bandits’ 2-0 home loss.

“It felt great, and I was confident with my stuff,” Bleday told The Herald. “I’m just trying to apply what we learned in spring training, and trust my stuff.”

Quad Cities started out the season 0-2 since Thursday’s MiLB opening day. Friday’s and Sunday’s games were postponed.

Humanic named to All-Academic team

WOODLAND, Calif. — Malissa Humanic was one of 10 University of Hawaii track and field student-athletes to be named as a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Track All-Academic honoree for the 2017-18 academic year.

According to the University of Hawaii’s website, “In order to be selected to the all-academic list, student-athletes have reached at least the sophomore academic level and maintain a 3.00 or better cumulative grade point average, having completed one full academic year and competed in 50 percent or more of competitions.”

Humanic has maintained a 3.40 GPA during the academic year. 

J.J. Bleday out with oblique injury

NASHVILLE, Tenn — Vanderbilt outfielder J.J. Bleday suffered an oblique injury on March 30 prior to the team’s first game of a three-game series against the University of Florida.

Bleday, a former Titusville High School student, has missed the Commordores’ last seven games, in which the team has gone 2-5. According to team sources, there is no timetable for his return and he has yet to be cleared to play.

Vanderbilt (19-13 overall, 7-5 SEC) will host Western Kentucky on Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m.

Mattocks makes 2nd appearance for Gannon

INDIANA — Tyler Mattocks made his second varsity appearance for the Gannon Golden Knights baseball team during his freshmen campaign on Saturday.

In the second game of a doubleheader against I.U.P., Mattocks came on to pinch-hit in the top of the fifth inning with the bases loaded and one out. The 2017 Maplewood High School graduate took four straight balls to plate home his third RBI of the season. Gannon went on to sweep the doubleheader by scores of 6-3 and 20-9, respectively.

Mattocks also made his mark in Gannon’s JV opener against the Fredonia State Blue Devils on March 28. He went 2-4 at the plate, driving in a pair of runs on two singles, and taking a walk. 

The Golden Knights (18-10 overall, 8-4 PSAC) will host the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown for a doubleheader on Friday, beginning at 1 p.m.

Wright makes 3rd appearance for Allegheny

OBERLIN, Ohio — Wyatt Wright made his third relief appearance for the Allegheny College baseball team during the nightcap of Wednesday’s doubleheader against Oberlin College.

Wright, a 2016 graduate of Maplewood High School, pitched the ninth inning of the Gators’ 10-2 victory. The sophomore surrendered an unearned run, while walking two batters and striking out one.

Allegheny (8-13 overall, 3-3 NCAC) will host Fredonia State on Wednesday, at 3 p.m.

Worley, Lions race at Mount Union

ALLIANCE, Ohio — Rebecca Worley and the Penn State Behrend women’s track and field team competed at the John Homon Invitational at Mount Union University over the weekend.

Worley, a 2016 graduate of Maplewood High School, took 17th in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 19:36.47.

The Lions will take part in the Westminister Invitational on Saturday, which begins at 10 a.m.

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