Baseball

Norwin's baseball team must hit the road

The Norwin High School baseball team will be playing all of its games away from home next spring because of unsafe conditions in the outfield, ...

Bogats named Quaker Valley baseball coach

Though just hired as Quaker Valley's baseball coach earlier this month, Dave Bogats often uses collective pronouns such as "our" and "we" when describing the ...

Fox Chapel baseball captures fall league title

The Fox Chapel baseball team will carry a huge momentum builder over into the spring of 2016. Coach Michael Frank's Foxes won the Western Pennsylvania ...

Burgeoning fall baseball league wraps up busy schedule

The game had a feel of a mid-October classic — snowflakes flying, the wind kicking up. And the balls were just jumping off the bats. It ...

Plum baseball's Kirilloff continues to perform for scouts

Plum senior Alex Kirilloff hopes to continue raising his profile among professional baseball scouts this weekend as he takes part in a select workout for ...

College coaches get glimpse of area talent at West Mifflin baseball showcase

On a day when the Pirates secured home field for the National League wild-card game, a sizable group of aspiring young baseball players not far ...

W.Pa. Fall Baseball League continues growth ahead of annual showcase

In 2007, the Western Pennsylvania Fall Baseball League began operating with six teams. Since then, membership has swelled to 72. "I'm really proud of it," said ...

Knoch's Stobert commits to successful Florida junior college

Alex Stobert went to his grandparents' house Friday for a visit and to announce — to those who didn't already know — where he is ...

Florida trip a learning curve for West Mifflin's Saus

When Cory Saus arrived at the Florida Baseball Academy in Jacksonville on a two-month stint to play for its 18U showcase team, it didn't take ...

Elizabeth Forward pitcher Martell builds momentum as prospect

First there was J.J. Hoover. Then came Dan Altavilla. Could Garrett Martell be the next Elizabeth Forward pitcher to move up in the ranks? "Of all the ...

Ringgold still looking for girls basketball, baseball, softball coaches

The "Help Wanted" sign for coaches at Ringgold is getting dusted off yet again and is on display as the district is still seeking new ...

Mt. Pleasant baseball coach Hudzema resigns

Tom Hudzema, who coached the Mt. Pleasant baseball team since 2009, resigned the position over the weekend. Hudzema coached the Vikings for seven seasons, compiled ...

Spisak hired to coach Yough baseball

Craig Spisak has been around youth baseball for most of his life. He spent the past 16 years as an assistant baseball coach at Yough (13 ...

Kittanning's Keibler, Freeport's Kelley named Leader Times Baseball, Softball Players of the Year

Kittanning's Keibler and Freeport's Jess Kelley have been selected as the Leader Times Baseball and Softball Players of the Year PLAYER OF THE YEAR ...

Central Catholic's DeRenzo named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year

PLAYER OF THE YEAR DOMENIC DERENZO Central Catholic, Senior, Catcher When Central Catholic's season ended, Domenic DeRenzo hurried off to Martha's Vineyard for a ...

Greensburg Central Catholic's Liberatore named Greensburg Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year

PLAYER OF THE YEAR COLLIN LIBERATORE Greensburg Central Catholic, senior, pitcher/First baseman Collin Liberatore was a big reason why Greensburg Central Catholic won its ...

Knoch's Shinsky named Valley News Dispatch Baseball Player of the Year

Player of the Year Cole Shinsky KNOCH, JR., P/1B Despite making all kind of program history this spring, the Knoch baseball ...

California Area duo selected for junior all-star game

California Area baseball players Louden Conte and K.C. Zajicek have been selected to participate in a Juniors Showcase Game at Consol Park in Washington, Pa. The ...

Freeport grad Gearhart finds home in South Carolina as coach

Dennis Gearhart's intention after graduating from Waynesburg University in 2007 was to take a teaching job in the south for a couple of years and ...

Steel Valley's Donovan focused on college baseball career

Brandon Donovan is growing up in a hurry. Just weeks removed from his senior year, the Steel Valley product already was acting like a college riser. ...

Knoch's title-winning season will impact program's future

Knoch coach George Bradley frequently cites teams like Blackhawk, Shaler and West Allegheny as the model baseball programs in the WPIAL because of their longstanding ...

Steel Valley's Vickers named Daily News Coach of the Year

About that lineup overhaul at Steel Valley. Following a 2014 baseball season in which the Ironmen captured a WPIAL championship and earned a spot in the ...

State champion Knoch traces success to players backing up teammates

To Knoch sophomore center fielder Dom Bucko, his decision to dive for Tyler Ksiazek's line drive in the bottom of the fourth inning of the ...

Knoch wins 1st PIAA baseball championship

UNIVERSITY PARK — For once, Knights will wear a crown. Knoch put the finishing touches on a historic season, winning the first state title in school ...

Fraschetti K's 11 to give Neshannock its second state title

UNIVERSITY PARK — Neshannock's Frank Fraschetti threw a three-hit shutout in Friday's state championship. He struck out 11 in the hot afternoon sun, a dominant ...

Gorman: Knoch baseball believed in Bucko

UNIVERSITY PARK — Cole Shinsky couldn't believe his eyes when he watched Knoch centerfielder Dominick Bucko dive for a ball only to see it bounce ...

Shady Side Academy baseball team rises to occasion

Once again, the regular season ended with a trip to the WPIAL Class AA playoffs for the Shady Side Academy baseball team. Though the trek ...

PIAA Class AAA baseball championship notebook: Long wait over for Knoch assistant

UNIVERSITY PARK — Knoch assistant coach Steve Hall was part of the school's first baseball team in 1990 as a player. Now he has a championship ...

Mars baseball team ready to reload

The WPIAL Class AAA baseball playoff brackets have not been kind to Mars lately. Two years ago, the Fightin' Planets fell to Blackhawk and ace ...

Previewing the 2015 PIAA baseball and softball championships

Below is a look at the PIAA baseball and softball championship games involving WPIAL teams. Class AAA baseball Knoch vs. Abington Heights Noon ...

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