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Redbank Valley falls in District 9 quarterfinals

By Staff Reports
Redbank Valley’s 122-mile road trip didn’t have a win at the end of it. Brandon Brabham pitched the complete game and struck out eight to send ...

After capturing 3rd straight section title, Hempfield baseball falls short in opening round
By Alex Oltmanns
As the 2015 WPIAL postseason began, the Hempfield baseball team was hoping a repeat performance of last season was not in its future. But unfortunately, after ...
Back to ‘A’ title game for California
By Bill Hughes
The California Area Trojans are headed back to familiar territory. Wednesday at Ross Memorial Park in Washington in a WPIAL Class A semifinal, the Trojans downed ...
Junior Stobert helps No. 2 Knoch reach WPIAL title game for 1st time
By Doug Gulasy
The WPIAL’s new baseball playoff format forced Knoch to use No. 2 pitcher Alex Stobert in its WPIAL semifinal game Wednesday. Then again, with the ...
BV Area leads 2-AAA All-Section list
By Jeff Oliver
Belle Vernon Area made a late charge to get into the WPIAL baseball playoffs. And judging by the results of the Section 2 AAA All-Section Team, chances of the Leopards being in the playoff chase the next couple of years look pretty good. That’s because BVA placed seven players on the team ...
Pitt-bound Cyphert leads Cranberry into District 9 finals
By Jerin Steele
Karns City had seen Cranberry’s Dylan Cyphert before, but that was when the Berries were in Class A. With Cranberry (13-4) moving up to Class AA this year, the Gremlins knew they would have a tough battle on their hands facing the standout senior pitcher in the playoffs. Not only was Cyphert ...
Serra Catholic baseball team falls to Cal in WPIAL Class A semifinals
By Bill Hughes
California is headed back to familiar territory. The Trojans downed Serra Catholic, 6-4, on Wednesday to make it to their second consecutive WPIAL Class A title game, where they will try to win a second straight title. “This was a good game,” Cal coach Nick Damico said before turning his attention to ...
Knoch’s baseball success story years in the making
By George Guido
The Knoch Knights are the WPIAL’s newest baseball powerhouse, starting the playoffs as a No. 2 seed, winning a semifinal game for the first time in their baseball history Wednesday and preparing for an initial championship game appearance next week. But Knoch is anything but an overnight sensation. The title-game drive took ...
Norwin posts 3rd straight shutout, reaches WPIAL finals
By Chris Harlan
Add seven more to Norwin’s scoreless innings streak. With a three-hitter from senior starter Nick Amendola, the Knights shut out a third straight playoff opponent ...
GCC baseball team wins, reaches WPIAL Class A title game
By Nathan Smith
For most of its WPIAL Class A semifinal showdown with Bishop Canevin, the Greensburg Central Catholic baseball team’s bats were silent. But when it mattered, ...
Neshannock pulls past Steel Valley, reaches WPIAL baseball finals
By Kevin Lohman
For the first time since 2012, Neshannock will be playing for the WPIAL Class AA championship. It was a team performance for the Lancers (15-5), with eight of the team’s nine batters recording hits and seven players chalking up an RBI to defeat defending champ Steel Valley, 10-2, in the semifinals ...
WPIAL baseball playoffs roundup: Quaker Valley edges No. 1 Keystone Oaks
By Staff Reports
Tyler Garbee’s RBI single in the top of the eighth inning earned No. 5 Quaker Valley a semifinal victory and a shot at a WPIAL title. Garbee’s hit plated Adam Pilewicz and QV made it stand up in the bottom of the inning to seal a 3-2 win over top-seeded Keystone ...
Knoch headed to baseball championship
By Bill Beckner Jr.
The Knoch baseball team advanced to the WPIAL championship game for the first time in school history with a 2-0 victory over Montour in the Class AAA semifinals today at West Mifflin. Junior righthander Alex Stobert pitched a complete game, allowing just two hits, for the second-seeded Knights (18-2). Stobert recorded ...
Ligonier Valley unable to come back from deficit
By Peter Turcik
After winning 10 of their last 11 games, the Ligonier Valley High School baseball team hosted Penn Cambria in the opening round of the District ...
Eisel, Kozarian keys to Baldwin’s baseball future
By Brian Knavish
After making it to the WPIAL Class AAAA championship last year, the Baldwin baseball team narrowly missed the playoffs this season. However, even without a postseason run, there still is plenty of excitement around the program. Two Baldwin players — outfielder Chris Eisel and shortstop Jon Kozarian — were named all-section, ...
Jayhawks’ playoffs run comes to a close
By Dave Moio
Jeannette baseball is on the rise, but like many teams that go from zero to playoffs, the Jayhawks hit a speed bump. That speed bump, the ...
Jeannette players among few to have won baseball playoff game
By Kristie Linden
Michael Pompei is thankful that he attends such a small school — it’s given him a chance to play playoff baseball even though he’s an ...
Mistakes costly for Seneca Valley in playoff loss to Central Catholic
By Chris Harlan
For the first time in five years, the WPIAL baseball championship won’t include Seneca Valley. The Raiders could call that a mistake. With an ...
Karns City recovers to reach District 9 finals again
By Matt Grubba
It is back to the District 9 finals for Karns City softball. Gremlins pitcher Taylor Downs allowed two earned runs in seven innings and drove in ...
Knoch baseball advances to semis for 1st time with win over Blackhawk
By William Whalen
Alex Stobert saved Knoch’s season. With Knoch down by a run with two outs in the sixth inning, the junior doubled to shallow center to put ...
Greensburg Central rolls past Carmichaels
By Paul Schofield
What Carmichaels baseball coach Dickie Krause feared the most entering the WPIAL Class A playoffs last week showed in the quarterfinals Tuesday at Latrobe. Krause said ...
Small ball carries day for Bethel Park in win over Fox Chapel
By George Guido
In a game that had its share of baseball oddities, good old-fashioned small ball carried the day. No. 13-seeded Bethel Park used a single, a bunt, a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly for the decisive run as the Black Hawks edged Fox Chapel, 2-1, in a WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinal ...
WPIAL baseball playoffs roundup: Norwin upsets No. 1 Mt. Lebanon
By Staff Reports
John Driggers threw a shutout as No. 9 Norwin upset top-seeded Mt. Lebanon, 7-0, in a WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinal Tuesday at Upper St. Clair. The senior pitcher recorded two strikeouts but held Mt. Lebanon (15-3) to one hit over the final three innings. “We play better when we’re not supposed ...
Shaler blanks Plum behind senior pitcher Potock’s three-hitter
By George Guido
No one should be surprised that Shaler and Plum played a baseball game decided by one run. For the seventh time in the past nine ...
High school roundup: Bishop Canevin tops Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic
By Staff Reports
Justin Dix tossed a complete-game shutout as No. 14-seeded Bishop Canevin edged No. 6 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, 1-0, in the WPIAL Class A baseball ...
Serra Catholic tops Jeannette in WPIAL quarterfinals
By Karen Price
Jeannette’s first playoff run after a four-year drought ended Monday with a 4-3 loss to No. 5 Serra Catholic at Latrobe in the WPIAL Class ...
Steel Valley rallies for 8 runs in final inning to knock off Brownsville
By Kevin Lohman
For the first six innings of his team’s WPIAL Class AA quarterfinal matchup against Brownsville, Steel Valley coach Tim Vickers likely was pondering a melancholy ...
A-K Valley baseball games postponed
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Rain and thunderstorms wiped out several WPIAL baseball playoff games Monday, including two involving A-K Valley teams. Both local games were moved to Tuesday at the same locations. No. 2 seed Knoch (16-2) will play No. 7 Blackhawk (12-4) at 4 p.m. at North Allegheny in the Class AAA quarterfinals. No. 5 ...
Cal opens defense of title with 3-1 win
By Jeff Oliver
It had been 11 days since the defending WPIAL Class A baseball champion California Area Trojans had played a baseball game. So, after Monday’s 3-1 win ...
Latrobe’s battle with adversity boosts team’s experience level
By Devon Moore
Latrobe baseball coach Matt Basciano and his team faced challenges this season early and often. Not much later, and more often than not, they came ...
Redbank Valley baseball team prepares for long District 9 jaunt
By Matt Grubba
Redbank Valley baseball came a long way this year, but its reward is having to travel a long way to start the playoffs. The No. 6 Bulldogs (9-7) will make their first District 9 playoff appearance since winning the Class AA title in 2010 when they go on the road to ...
Steel Valley baseball, softball teams await playoff foes
By Kevin Lohman
After winning their first-round matchups by one run apiece, the Steel Valley baseball and softball teams will each enter the second round of WPIAL Class ...
Serra baseball team hoping to get past Jeannette’s Mash
By Devon Moore
The Serra Catholic baseball players see the banners and trophies every day they walk into school to remind them of their great tradition and success. In their next playoff matchup, they will see an opponent on the mound to remind them of their most recent failures. Monday at 4 p.m. ...
Baseball quarterfinal games to be played Monday
By Tribune-Review
Class AAAA quarterfinals No. 2 Plum (19-2)  vs. No. 10 Shaler (16-4) 2 p.m. Monday at Fox Chapel Winner plays: No. 3 Seneca Valley ...
Trib Cup: Blackhawk baseball ready for postseason run
By Alex Oltmanns
Winning three of its last four regular season games by a lone run, the Blackhawk baseball team appeared ready for the close-natured games that playoff baseball typically brings. So when first-round opponent Deer Lakes mounted a late three-run rally, the Cougars were well-equipped to close out the game. After allowing three runs ...