High school roundup: Franklin Regional opens section play with victory
Nicole Berardinelli hit a two-out bloop single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh that scored Kaelin Jackson for the game-winning run to give Franklin Regional a 2-1 win over Norwin in Section 1-AAAA on Tuesday night.
“This was a big win for us to come out and win our first section game of the year,” FR coach Jim Armstrong said. “The girls were all really excited to play. We're pretty happy to start off like this.”
Norwin (0-2, 0-2) led, 1-0, heading into the bottom of the sixth, before Mary Komandt led off with a solo home run. Dana Bacharach picked up the win for the Panthers (4-1, 1-0) after striking out six in a complete game.
Pine-Richland 3, Butler 1 — Sigita Ivaska had a pair of doubles and Julia Frazier and Maura Kelly each had one as the Rams (1-0, 1-0) won in Section 3-AAAA.
Shaler 13, North Hills 2 — Brianna Dobson got the win after striking out six in seven innings for Shaler (2-0, 2-0) in Section 3-AAAA. Dobson had three hits, including a home run.
Greensburg Salem 14, Albert Gallatin 1 — Jayne Oberdorf allowed one run on two hits and struck out seven to lead Class AAA No. 1 Greensburg Salem (1-0, 1-0) in Section 1. Claire Oberdorf had three hits and was a triple shy of a cycle for the Lions.
Elizabeth Forward 8, West Mifflin 4 — Portia McBride pitched a complete game and struck out five to lead the Warriors (4-0, 1-0) in their Section 3-AAA opener.
Southmoreland 4, Belle Vernon 2 — Anna Gatti pitched a complete game and struck out 12 for Southmoreland (1-0, 1-0) in Section 3-AAA. Kelsey Kuhns was 3 for 3 with a double and triple and had an RBI and a run scored for Southmoreland.
South Park 8, Yough 2 — Dana Achille pitched a complete game and struck out seven to lead the Eagles (1-1, 1-1) in Section 3-AAA.
Keystone Oaks 17, Quaker Valley 5 — Kiersten Badzgon went 3 for 5 a home run, grand slam and seven RBI, while striking out six for Keystone Oaks (1-0, 1-0) in Section 1-AA.
McGuffey 8, Waynesburg 4 — Cassie Weiss pitched a complete game and struck out seven to lead the Highlanders (1-0, 1-0) to a win in Section 2-AA.
Freeport 16, West Shamokin 11 — Taylor Massart homered twice, doubled twice and singled for Freeport in their Section 3-AA win. Massart had five RBI and Alyssa Meta had four RBI for Freeport (1-0, 1-0).
Ford City 19, Shady Side Academy 1 — Karlee Smith drove in five runs on two hits, including a triple, as Ford City rolled to their first Section 3-AA win. Jenna Wolsonovich also tripled and drove in four runs. Andrea Markilinski struck out six to pick up the win for Ford City (1-0, 1-0).
OLSH 7, Seton-La Salle 0 — Jason Lanoy had a double and two RBI and Class A No. 1 OLSH (2-2) won in nonsection play. Preston Falascino got the win after striking out nine in six innings.
Hopewell 8, Chartiers Valley 0 — Clayton Covalt worked eight innings and struck out three to lead Class AAA No. 2 Hopewell (5-0) to a nonsection win.
California 16, Uniontown 6 — Josh Luko had a three-run double to lead Class A No. 5 California (4-2) in a nonsection win.
Serra Catholic 15, East Allegheny 0 — Wayne Hydak went 3 for 3 with a double and five RBI and Serra Catholic (3-0) won in three innings in a nonsection game.
Fox Chapel 4, Woodland Hills 1 — Chad Bartlett pitched 5 2⁄3 innings and struck out six to lead Fox Chapel (1-1) in a nonsection win.
Hopewell senior Shatori Walker-Kimbrough was selected as the Pennsylvania Sportswriters Class AAA player of the year Tuesday and named first-team all-state for a third straight season. She was among seven WPIAL players selected to the first team in their respective classifications. For more on the honorees, check out H.S. Sports Insiders at blog.triblive.com.