Baseball

No. 1 Plum notches 3rd straight shutout to reach WPIAL title game

Plum got a run in the third and two more in the sixth Tuesday against Hempfield, and they were plenty. Just one run has been ...

Shady Side Academy baseball caps season in quarterfinals

Shady Side Academy, despite fielding a relatively young and experienced team, made it to the quarterfinals of the WPIAL Class AA baseball playoffs. The Indians ...

Quality pitching carried Fox Chapel to postseason

The Fox Chapel baseball team finished with a 14-6 record after falling to Peters Township in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs. ...

Spartans' playoff win one of biggest in team history

Greg Perdziola has been head coach of the Brentwood baseball program for 14 seasons. Brentwood's thrilling 4-2 win over California in the first round of this ...

Chartiers Valley chasing 1st title after topping Mars in semifinals

Chartiers Valley pitcher Cole Horew sprinted to cover first base for the final out, then circled joyfully into the outfield grass and looped behind second. ...

Strong pitching, selective hitting carry Serra Catholic baseball into final

Behind a team effort at the plate and a strong performance by sophomore pitcher Ben Visnesky, No. 2 Serra Catholic outlasted No. 6 Vincentian Academy, ...

Gorman: Super sophs lead Serra Catholic

Serra Catholic had a healthy respect for Vincentian's Fedko brothers, Christian and Kyler, who are every bit the dangerous hitters their gaudy batting averages suggest. ...

No. 14 seed Norwin tops Canon-McMillan, returns to WPIAL baseball title game

Norwin reached the WPIAL Class AAAA baseball championship game for the second consecutive season, and coach Mike Liebdzinski isn't surprised. The No. 14-seeded Knights scored three ...

Top-seeded Greensburg Central Catholic baseball rallies for semifinal win

It wasn't a pretty start for the defending WPIAL champs as fielding miscues and silent bats helped dig No. 1-seeded Greensburg Central Catholic into an ...

High school roundup: Blackhawk takes down No. 10 Knoch

Blackhawk starter Mark Engel threw a four-hitter Tuesday and earned the Cougars a third trip in five years to the WPIAL Class AAA final with ...

Plum's Kirilloff named Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year

Plum senior pitcher/outfielder Alex Kirilloff was named the Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year on Monday. A potential first-round MLB Draft pick, Kirilloff (6-foot-2, 200 ...

Young Seneca Valley baseball team looks to bounce back

It's not often Seneca Valley's baseball team has a rebuilding year. That's what the season turned out to be. Instead of challenging for a WPIAL Class ...

WPIAL baseball semifinals postponed

The WPIAL postponed eight semifinal baseball games Monday because of "very wet field conditions." The games were moved to Tuesday at the same sites, though ...

Coles throws 4-hitter to lead Norwin past rival Latrobe in WPIAL quarterfinals

Prior to his first career WPIAL baseball playoffs victory, Norwin right-hander Chad Coles was hoping his pitches would find the strike zone so his teammates ...

Knoch, Norwin shake off slow starts, earn spots in WPIAL baseball semifinals

George Bradley was unfazed by his team's 4-3 start, but the Knoch baseball coach has been around the game long enough to understand high school ...

Gateway gives No. 2 Pine-Richland a battle in WPIAL baseball playoffs

The Gateway varsity baseball team faced Plum, the No. 1 seed in the WPIAL Quad-A playoffs, twice in Section 4 play this season, so the ...

Plum protects No. 1 seed with pair of shutouts

With its two WPIAL Quad-A playoff victories last week, the Plum varsity baseball team improved to a perfect 21-0 on the season. It also kept alive ...

Late-season struggles prove costly for North Hills baseball

Entering the 2016 season, the North Hills baseball team didn't know where it would find runs. Seven starters had graduated, meaning most of the returning players ...

North Allegheny baseball reflects on opening-round loss

The North Allegheny baseball team generated enough runs to escape with the last playoff spot out of Section 1-AAAA. Failing to continue to find timely hitting ...

Shaler baseball keeps attention on basics, wins section championship

Shaler senior shortstop Alex Ficorilli saw fantastic results from sticking to the plan. When the Titans played unencumbered by outside concerns, they were a fierce ...

GCC sneaks into WPIAL Class A semifinals with 10-inning win over Bishop Canevin

Led by its deep pitching staff and timely hitting by the bottom of the lineup, No. 1 seed Greensburg Central Catholic escaped with a 5-4 ...

No. 4 Hempfield rallies past Franklin Regional

In an attempt to get a run across with one out in the bottom of the sixth Thursday against Franklin Regional, Hempfield coach Tim Buzzard ...

Frazier guides defending champion Knoch past Montour

Knoch's Jeremy Frazier came within one out of a no-hitter Thursday. But a Knights' outburst in the top of seventh inning made certain Frazier didn't ...

High school roundup: No. 2 Riverside tallies 2nd straight shutout

Riverside put together a near-flawless performance Tuesday in a 10-0 win over New Brighton. On Thursday, the Panthers were even better. Adam Jeannette threw a no-hitter ...

WPIAL postpones baseball quarterfinals

Inclement weather and poor field conditions forced the WPIAL to postpone three Class AAAA and four Class AAAA baseball quarterfinal playoff games Wednesday. All seven ...

No. 5 OLSH topples Jeannette to reach quarterfinals

For better or worse, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart was going to run in its WPIAL Class A first-round game. The fifth-seeded Chargers put together ...

No. 9 Peters Township edges Fox Chapel in pitcher's duel

When a balk moved the tying run over to third with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Peters Township pitcher Eric Riotto ...

Keystone Oaks ace Riggle blanks Burrell in playoff opener

Burrell didn't know much about first-round opponent Keystone Oaks when the WPIAL released the baseball playoff brackets. Any amount of research probably couldn't prepare the Bucs ...

Serra ousts Springdale in WPIAL 1st round

Expecting to contend for a playoff spot, Springdale played one of the toughest schedules in WPIAL Class A baseball this season to become battle-tested for ...

High school roundup: Vincentian wins on walk-off walk in 9th

Kyler Fedko drew an eight-pitch walk with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning to score Jimmy Seskey and give No. 6 ...

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