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Fox Chapel baseball team’s defense responds, keys win over Kiski Area

By George Guido
It looked as if Fox Chapel was headed for a frustrating Section 3-AAAA loss Friday, punctuated with baserunning miscues. Instead, a bases-loaded single by junior designated ...

High school roundup: OLSH baseball extends winning streak to 8
By Staff Reports 9:21 p.m.
Santino Platt threw a complete game, striking out seven and allowing six hits, to lead OLSH to a 6-2 win over Bishop Canevin (2-3, 2-1) in a Section 5-A baseball game Saturday afternoon. OLSH (8-4, 5-0) started the season 0-4 before reeling off eight straight wins. Southmoreland 17, Derry 3 …
High school roundup: Central Catholic tops Shaler
By Staff Reports
Chase Trautman singled home Dom DeRenzo in the top of the seventh inning to break a scoreless tie and give Central Catholic a 1-0 Section 3-AAAA victory over Shaler on Friday. Trautman went 2 for 2, making him the only player in the game to have multiple hits. The Vikings improved ...
Greensburg high school roundup: Norwin edges section rival Penn-Trafford
By Staff Reports
Norwin scored a run in each of the first three innings and held on late to beat Class AAAA No. 5 Penn-Trafford, 4-3, Friday in ...
Daily News roundup: Elizabeth Forward baseball knocks off BVA
By Staff Reports
Chris Tokar’s RBI single that plated Greg Sutek in the bottom of the fifth inning proved to be the difference in Elizabeth Forward’s Section 4-AAA triumph over Belle Vernon in a baseball game Friday. Anton Rearick had two hits, two RBIs and a double for the Warriors (6-4, 3-4). Justin Ivill counted ...
Valley Independent roundup: Ringgold falls to South Park, Cal Area dominates
By The Valley Independent
The Ringgold baseball team started out with a bang Friday as Nick Fowkes slugged a solo homer in the first inning. But that would be the ...
Gorman: Donovan’s Ks rule day
By Kevin Gorman
The plan was for Brandon Donovan to pitch backwards, using his nasty curve and slider to set up a fastball that touches in the low 90s. “It was an illusion, if you will,” Steel Valley coach Tim Vickers said. “His fastball looked every bit of 91-92 mph at that point. ...
Trib Cup: Win over rival Blackhawk highlights impressive season for Central Valley
By Alex Oltmanns
The Central Valley baseball team’s 7-6 win over Blackhawk on Wednesday was more than just an average mid-season win. Not only was it the Warriors’ eighth victory of the season, already equaling their win total from a year ago, but it also marked the first time in program history that ...
West Mifflin softball edges Ringgold
By Staff Report
Lauren Ackerman had three hits, and Amber Cook scattered three hits over four innings to lead West Mifflin (6-4, 3-4) to a 10-6 win over Ringgold in a Section 3-AAA softball contest Thursday. The Rams (1-8, 0-7) had eight hits with Taylor Myers getting three and Hayle Fosbrink and Lauren Gohacki ...
Norwin baseball uses 2-out hitting to double up Connellsville
By Jason Black
There were plenty of opportunities to score runs in Wednesday’s Section 2-AAAA baseball game between Connellsville and visiting Norwin. The difference in the game was ...
Roundup: Belle Vernon Area holds off Ringgold, 3-1
By Jeff Oliver
It’s been four years since Ringgold has managed more than two section baseball wins in one season. And the Rams have shown a penchant for coming ...
Wins not satisfying No. 1 Quaker Valley baseball
By Gary Horvath
After Monday’s 6-4 win over WPIAL Section 1-AA opponent Avonworth, Quaker Valley baseball coach Todd Goebel made it clear to his team that winning isn’t ...
High school roundup: Donovan strikes out 19 as Steel Valley tops No. 2 Seton-La Salle
By Staff Reports
Brandon Donovan allowed eight hits and struck out 19 batters over eight innings, as No. 3 Steel Valley earned a 2-1 victory over No. 2 Seton-La Salle in a Section 4-AA baseball game Wednesday, a rematch of last year’s WPIAL title game. In the bottom of the eighth, Alex Ligeros hit ...
Daily News roundup: Steel Valley’s Donovan shines in victory
By Staff Reports
Brandon Donovan allowed eight hits and struck out 19 batters over eight innings, as No. 3 Steel Valley earned a 2-1 victory over No. 2 Seton-La Salle in a Section 4-AA baseball game Wednesday, a rematch of last year’s WPIAL title game. In the bottom of the eighth, Alex Ligeros hit ...
Greensburg high school roundup: Derry defeats Mt. Pleasant on walk-off in 8th
By Staff Reports
Josh Bauer hit an RBI single in the eighth inning to give Derry a 5-4 walk-off victory over Mt. Pleasant in a Section 2-AAA baseball ...
HS athletes of the week: Athletes prepare for Butler Invite
By Tribune-Review
Forty-two teams and more than 1,300 athletes will be in attendance Friday at the 51st Butler Invitational at Butler High School. “We are really excited about the quality that our meet continues to attract,” Butler girls coach John Williams said. Fox Chapel (boys) and Shaler (girls) are the defending team ...
Defending WPIAL champ California again off to impressive start at 8-1
By Paul Schofield
When players put on a maroon and gold baseball uniform at California High School, they wear a sense of pride. California baseball has been a staple ...
Riverview baseball team hits stride after slow start
By Doug Gulasy
Riverview baseball coach Rich Griser is like a scientist this season, experimenting with his lineups to try to find the right fit. Although early results ...
Connellsville baseball clips Penn-Trafford
By Jason Black
The Connellsville and Penn-Trafford baseball teams were put to a mental test even before they took the field for Tuesday’s Section 2-AAAA game at Connellsville. ...
Knoch continues hot streak in section play, beats Freeport 4-2
By Doug Gulasy
An important week for Knoch is off to a good start. The Knights (6-1, 4-1) won their second Section 5-AAA game in as many days Tuesday afternoon, dispatching Freeport, 4-2, at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler. With another key game remaining Friday against Mars, Knoch is looking for a strong finish ...
High school roundup: Bethel Park tops Peters Township
By Staff Reports
Joe Zufall struck out eight batters and also collected two hits, including a solo home run, to lead Class AAAA No. 4 Bethel Park (4-2, 2-1) to an 11-6 victory over Peters Township in a Section 5-AAAA baseball game Tuesday. Phil Mary had the lone extra base hit for Peters …
Greensburg high school roundup: Walk-off single sparks Hempfield past P-T
By Staff Reports
Kelsie Hendrick singled home pinch-runner Alexa DeFrank with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, and No. 4 Hempfield edged No. 5 Penn-Trafford, …
Daily News roundup: Bayus’ no-hitter sparks Steel Valley
By Staff Reports
Krista Bayus tossed the first no-hitter of the season for Steel Valley, which earned a 15-0 win over Brentwood (1-5, 1-3) in four innings in ...
Woodburn, California shut down rival Carmichaels
By Jeff Oliver
Before the start of the baseball season, California Area coach Nick Damico said that if pitcher Garitt Woodburn could harness his control, he had the ...
High school roundup: North Allegheny edges No. 2 Shaler
By Staff Reports
A big game from Liz Scherer gave North Allegheny a 3-1 win over Shaler in a Section 3-AAAA softball matchup Monday that featured two top-five ...
Today’s California Area-Carmichaels game moved
By Tribune-Review
California Area’s Section 1-A baseball showdown with Carmichaels has been moved to California. Today’s game will start at 4:15 p.m. ...
Kittanning baseball finally plays at home field, edges Yough, 3-2
By Matt Grubba
A 24-day wait to play its first home game was worth it for the Kittanning baseball team. Nash Matson scored from third base on a wild ...
Monessen stuns Jeannette in seventh
By Jeff Oliver
There’s an old saying in sports that proclaims the game isn’t over until it’s over. On Monday, Monessen showed it was true with an unlikely, controversial, ...
Ringgold rallies to beat Elizabeth Forward
By The Valley Independent
Ringgold spotted Elizabeth Forward a 4-0 lead after two innings in their Section 4-AAA baseball game Monday. However, it wasn’t a sign of things to come ...
Daily News roundup: South Allegheny stays unbeaten
By Staff Reports
Brandon Ruffing fired a complete game, striking out nine, to lead South Allegheny to a 5-4 victory over Steel Valley in a Section 4-AA baseball ...
Greensburg high school roundup: Monessen comes from behind to top Jeannette
By Staff Reports
With two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday, Joe Ruffolo legged out an infield single that led to two runs for Monessen ...
Butler baseball team looking to make it two in a row
By Joe Sager
Butler captured its first baseball section championship in more than two decades last season. Now, the Golden Tornado are looking to capitalize on that momentum and ...
Kiski Area baseball uses experience together to contend in section play
By Doug Gulasy
The Kiski Area baseball team considers itself at least nine months ahead of many opponents. Its roster is composed mostly of players who competed for last ...
High school roundup: Extra-inning homer propels Hopewell baseball past Blackhawk
By Staff Reports
Christian Piroli belted a home run in the 12th inning to lead Hopewell to a 4-3 victory over Blackhawk in a Section 1-AAA baseball game Saturday. Piroli also doubled for Hopewell (3-4, 3-0). Joe Campagna had three hits, including a homer, for Blackhawk (3-2, 1-1). Yough 8, Greensburg Sa lem ...
North Allegheny’s Failla headlines newest WPIAL Hall of Fame class
By Jerry DiPaola
Paul Failla’s passion was football, but when Willie Stargell gives you his can of root beer and Andy Van Slyke offers a ride in his ...
Daily News roundup: West Mifflin baseball, softball teams victorious
By Staff Reports
Kevin Dulak went 3 for 3 with a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead West Mifflin to a 12-2 victory in five innings over Elizabeth Forward in a rainy Section 4-AAA baseball game Thursday afternoon. Zach Salmon earned the victory, allowing three hits and striking out four for ...