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Pat Rothdeutsch

Pat Rothdeutsch covers Penn State football for The Centre County Gazette. Email him at sports@centrecountygazette.com

Articles by Pat Rothdeutsch

State College upends Altoona for District 6 baseball title State College upends Altoona for District 6 baseball title
1 day ago - Centre County Gazette
ALTOONA — It seems as if six and three are the magic numbers for State College against Altoona this season. Three weeks ago, on May 9, the Little Lions beat Altoona, 6-3, in the two teams' first meeting of the season at Community Fields.State College did it again, by the same 6-3 score on [Read More]
Howard Hawks' Pelka hasn't slowed down with age Howard Hawks' Pelka hasn't slowed down with age
1 day ago - Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — Brian Pelka was finished with baseball. He had moved on from the minor leagues, enrolled at Lock Haven to finish his degree, and, frankly, had no ambition or plans to play any more. But his roommate in college played for Howard in the Centre County Baseball League, and he [Read More]
Recovered ... and on a Roll, State High's Jess Henderson Returns From Injury in Grand Style Recovered ... and on a Roll, State High's Jess Henderson Returns From Injury in Grand Style
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Pat Rothdeutsch
There was a dribbler hit up the first base line and it was when I turned to throw the ball to first that I heard the pop. I planted and turned my body, but my foot stayed right where it was. Immediately, I was like, 'Throw the ball, Jess,' but I couldn't." [Read More]
Lady Mounties beat Bishop McCort Lady Mounties beat Bishop McCort
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — It was all about patience for Philipsburg-Osceola in its District 6 Class AA second-round playoff game against Bishop McCort on May 18.The Lady Mounties and sophomore pitcher Maggie Peck nursed early leads of one run, two runs and then three runs, keeping McCort at bay and [Read More]
State College's Jess Henderson has returned from an injury in style State College's Jess Henderson has returned from an injury in style
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — It is widely known that Mickey Mantle suffered greatly in his career from injuries, but his problems were hard to discern because he made everything look so effortless. There is a story about him that, in one Sunday game late in his career, Mantle hit a long home run in his [Read More]
Lady Mounties warm up for postseason Lady Mounties warm up for postseason
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — As far as playoff warmups go, Philipsburg-Osceola's game against very good Punxsutawney on May 11 fit the bill perfectly.Officially, the game didn't mean anything for the Lady Mounties in the Mountain League or in the District 6 standings.But P-O does nothing halfway. The [Read More]
Penn State bounces back with sweep of Rutgers Penn State bounces back with sweep of Rutgers
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — On one hand, the Penn State baseball team has forgotten about the losses it suffered in a three-game sweep at the hands of Illinois last week. On the other, the Nittany Lions remembered how well they played — and how they did it — against an Illini team that is [Read More]
Henderson one-hits Cumberland Valley in State High win, 1-0 Henderson one-hits Cumberland Valley in State High win, 1-0
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — State College Area High School softball pitcher Jess Henderson was just six outs away from a perfect game against Cumberland Valley on May 5 when the Lady Eagles' Cara Holtzman broke it all up with a clean single to right. Not a problem, though.Henderson simply hit reset, [Read More]
Huntingdon edges P-O in pitcher's duel, 2-1 Huntingdon edges P-O in pitcher's duel, 2-1
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — The Philipsburg-Osceola High School baseball team's season was in serious jeopardy before it was barely two weeks old. P-O got off to a near disastrous start. After a difficult and injury-plagued campaign last year, the Mounties lost their first five games this season, were [Read More]
Lady Mounties belt rival Lady Raiders, 11-3 Lady Mounties belt rival Lady Raiders, 11-3
4 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — Philipsburg-Osceola pitcher Maggie Peck is accustomed to getting major support from the relentless P-O hitters and the leak-proof Mountie defense. And from herself, of course.Hosting Bellefonte on Monday, April 27, Peck pitched a complete game against the Lady Raiders and also [Read More]
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