Baseball

New baseball coach Carr taking to Freeport

Ed Carr doesn't have the fondest baseball memories of Freeport. A former player at Penn Hills, Carr's high school career ended when the Indians lost to ...

High school notebook: PIAA champs earn all-state honors

The Hempfield and Yough softball teams made program history by claiming PIAA titles earlier this month. Several members of those teams were recognized for their ...

Plum's Kirilloff signs with Twins

Plum outfielder Alex Kirilloff, the No. 15 pick in June's Major League Baseball draft, officially signed with the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. The deal includes a ...

Timing is right for Keystone Oaks baseball coach after strong season

On the heels of a successful nine-year tenure that included appearances in three of the last four WPIAL Class AA playoff semifinal fames, Keystone Oaks ...

Vincentian Academy captures 1st PIAA baseball title

UNIVERSITY PARK — Vincentian Academy's Christian Fedko circled the bases three times Friday, just at a more methodical pace than usual. The ...

Boyertown topples Plum in PIAA Class AAAA championship game

The Plum baseball team made the two-hour trek east to State College on Thursday hoping to bring home the program's first-ever state championship and the ...

Plum brothers key cogs in Serra Catholic baseball machine

In Serra Catholic baseball's 6-3 victory over top-seed Greensburg Central Catholic on June 1 that gave the Eagles the WPIAL Class A championship, sophomore Zack ...

PIAA postpones championships featuring Vincentian baseball, Hempfield softball

With inclement weather in the forecast Thursday in State College, the PIAA postponed three baseball and softball championship games until Friday. Vincentian Academy will play Meyersdale ...

Kirilloff's roots grew throughout A-K Valley

Alex Kirilloff signed a baseball for his parents' wedding anniversary Oct. 20, 2009. That day, he spent a long batting practice with his father, Dave, at ...

PIAA baseball finals preview: Vincentian, Plum seeking 1st state titles

The Vincentian baseball team began the season with five team goals — make the playoffs, win the section, qualify for the state tournament, win the ...

Seton-La Salle baseball team led by four .400 hitters in 2016

There were four .400 hitters on the Seton-La Salle baseball team this season. The Rebels were led offensively by Jimmy Wheeler (.450), Nico Popa (.426), Jared ...

Plum's Kirilloff says draft support a blessing

Alex Kirilloff called it one of the best days of his life. Early in the afternoon last Thursday, he helped the Plum varsity baseball team punch ...

Mustangs reach PIAA title game

The Plum baseball team can clinch history Thursday with a state championship on the line at Penn State University. The Mustangs' memorable season will come to ...

Riverside run ends in PIAA semifinals

Bishop McCort's baseball season didn't start off with the look of a team that would be playing for a state championship. But the Johnstown school ...

Cyterski throws 1-hitter to lead Vincentian to 1st PIAA title game

Mark Cyterski's teammates call him "Cy," more a nod to his last name than a reference to the legendary Major League Baseball pitcher and namesake ...

Plum baseball team plows into PIAA Class AAAA title game

All season, teams attempted to dethrone the Plum baseball team. But Monday, in a PIAA Class AAAA semifinal, the Mustangs continued to show why they ...

After 22 years, Graczyk resigns post as Freeport baseball coach

Chris Graczyk said the Freeport baseball team was like a second family to him, and he will miss it, but home is where his heart ...

Plum's Kirilloff, Pitt's Zeuch drafted in 1st round

Alex Kirilloff had an opportunity to watch the MLB Draft in person Thursday. Instead, Plum's 6-foot-2, 195-pound, power-hitting outfielder spent it the way he always ...

PIAA tournament roundup: Riverside posts 6th postseason shutout

Riverside's dominating run continued Thursday with yet another postseason shutout. The WPIAL champion Panthers (22-2) haven't allowed a run in six playoff games after toppling ...

Plum shuts out Hempfield to reach PIAA semifinals

It had been 18 years since a Plum baseball team advanced to the semifinals of the PIAA playoffs. In 1998, the Mustangs captured the WPIAL Class ...

Big inning leads Serra Catholic to state semifinals

All it took was one inning and a little bit of pressure. And just like that, for the second consecutive game, Serra Catholic was able to ...

Defending state champ Neshannock ousted in PIAA quarterfinals

Sometimes, a team has to roll the dice to advance in the PIAA playoffs. Bishop McCort coach Chris Pfeil saw an opportunity to break a ...

PIAA baseball roundup: Plum advances; Blackhawks loses

Catcher Alex Terrell and right fielder Ethan Winesburgh went 1 for 3 with a double and RBI each to lead Plum (23-1) to a 3-2 ...

Walk-off squeeze bunt leads Serra baseball into PIAA quarterfinals

Noah Kinser bunts a lot: in practice, in games, enough that he considers himself the best at it on Serra Catholic's roster. He likely won't face ...

Hempfield again gets best of rival Norwin to win 1st PIAA playoff game

About the only thing that went wrong for the Hempfield baseball team Monday was its mode of transportation to the PIAA Class AAAA playoff game ...

PIAA baseball roundup: Fedko's double in 13th leads Vincentian to win

Christian Fedko hit an RBI double in the top of the 13th inning to lead Vincentian Academy to a 4-3 victory over DuBois Central Catholic ...

WPIAL baseball teams shift focus to state playoffs

Moments after his team dropped the WPIAL Class AAA baseball championship game to Chartiers Valley on Tuesday, Blackhawk coach Bob Amalia asked his team one ...

Early playoff loss doesn't define season for Quaker Valley

Quaker Valley coach Dave Bogats has been around baseball long enough to understand that sometimes the game can just get away from you. According to Bogats, ...

Fast start vaults Norwin to 1st WPIAL title since 1960

The Norwin baseball team brought Plum's undefeated run to a halt with a 7-3 victory in the WPIAL Class AAAA title game Wednesday night at ...

Serra claims 3rd WPIAL title by topping rival Greensburg C.C.

Serra Catholic pitcher Ben Davis was only supposed to throw two innings in the WPIAL Class A championship game Wednesday. He was one of four pitchers ...

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