High school roundup: Pine-Richland beats top-ranked Seneca Valley
Shea Sullivan hit a three-run home run, and Dane Berezo had three hits to lead Pine-Richland (3-0) to a 14-11 nonsection win over No. 1 Seneca Valley (0-1) on Wednesday. Zach Spangler took the loss for the Raiders.
Hempfield 10, Norwin 0 (5 inn.) — Joey DeFloria went 3 for 3 with four RBI, including a three-run home run, to lead No. 4 Hempfield (2-0, 1-0) to a Section 2-AAAA win. It was the first regular season loss for Norwin (0-1, 0-1) since May 4, 2010, a span of 35 games.
Derry 4, Laurel Highlands 2 — Derry (2-0, 1-0) scored three runs in the sixth inning to secure a Section 2-AAA win.
Seton-La Salle 4, South Side Beaver 3 — David Boehme allowed three runs on six hits with one walk and seven strikeouts to earn a complete-game win for Seton-La Salle (1-2, 1-0) in Section 1-AA. Fred Lamont had three hits for South Side Beaver (1-1, 0-1).
New Brighton 2, Brentwood 1 (11 inn.) — Chuck Zahn had the game-winning hit in the top of the 11th, as New Brighton earned a Section 1-AA victory. Zahn also allowed three hits with three walks on the mound. Tyelr St. Espirit had four this for New Brighton (3-1, 1-0).
Washington 15, Beth-Center 0 — Jonathan Spina allowed two hits and struck out two in a complete game, as Washington (1-0, 1-0) won a Section 2-AA game. Jordan Mooney had three hits for the Prexies.
Fort Cherry 7, Burgettstown 3 — Matt Heslin was 3 for 3 with three RBI, and Kyle Witzberger was 3 for 4 with an RBI to lead Fort Cherry (1-0, 1-0) to a Section 2-AA win. Heslin also earned the win.
Deer Lakes 4, Burrell 2 — Deer Lakes (1-2, 1-0) needed a three-run seventh inning to erase a 2-1 deficit and defeat Burrell (0-3, 0-1) in Section 3-AA play. Zach Hudecek had three singles for the Lancers.
Greensburg C.C. 21, South Allegheny 2 — The Centurions scored eight runs in the first and fifth innings to seal a Section 4-AA victory. Colin Liberatore struck out four in five innings and earned the win. Eddie Kilkeary had five hits for No. 5 GCC (1-0, 1-0).
Jeannette 4, Southmoreland 3 — Michael Wise delivered a game-winning RBI single in the seventh, as the Jayhawks (1-0, 1-0) won in Section 3-AA.
Sewickley Academy 12, Northgate 1 — Evan Haines had three hits, and Mike Manzinger had two doubles to lead Sewickley Academy (1-1, 1-0) to a Section 5-A win.
Riverview 10, Apollo-Ridge 0 — Nick DiBucci pitched a five- inning shutout, striking out five for Riverview (2-0, 0-0) in a nonsection win. Anthony Malky, Jake Paradise, and Joe Gent each had a double for Riverview.
Jefferson-Morgan 10, Monessen 0 — Jason Dotts had three hits, and Austin Clark was victorious on the mound for Jefferson-Morgan (1-1) in nonsection play.
West Allegheny 4, West Mifflin 1 — In nonsection play, Brendan Scanlon had four hits to lead West Allegheny (4-1) to victory.
Hampton 5, North Hills 3 — Zack Kocak scored the winning run to cap a three-run sixth inning, and Joe Vita picked up the win, as Hampton (2-1) won a nonsection game.
Penn Hills 9, Fox Chapel 4 — Zang Steven had four strikeouts and threw a complete game, as Penn Hills (1-1) won a nonsection game.
Pine-Richland 12, Fox Chapel 1 — Julia Frzier was 3 for 3 with three RBI to lead Pine-Richland (2-0, 2-0) to a Section 1-AAAA win.
Greensburg Salem 1, Mt. Pleasant 0 — Claire Oberdorf homered in the sixth inning to lead host Greensburg Salem (2-0, 2-0) to a Section 4-AAA win. Jayne Oberdorf was the winning pitcher. Ashley Pospisil took the loss for the Vikings (2-1, 1-1).
Thomas Jefferson 8, Southmoreland 1 — In Section 3-AAA, Janelle Allison threw a complete game to lead Thomas Jefferson (1-0, 1-0) to victory. Vanessa Richards homered for Southmoreland (1-1, 1-1).
Boys all-state team
Six WPIAL players found themselves on the first team of their respective classifications when the Pennsylvania Sportswriters boys basketball all-state teams were announced Wednesday.
New Castle senior guard Shawn Anderson (Navy) and Shaler guard Geno Thorpe (Penn State) were picked in Class AAAA.
Montour senior guard Devin Wilson was a first-team selection in Class AAA.
The Beaver Falls guard tandem of senior Drew Cook and junior Elijah Cottrill were Class AA picks, and Lincoln Park forward Elijah Minnie was recognized in Class A.
Beaver Falls coach Doug Biega, whose team won WPIAL and PIAA titles and finished 28-3, was named Class AA coach of the year.
For more on the honorees, check out H.S. Sports Insiders at blog.triblive.com.
Twenty-six senior players from the WPIAL have been selected to play in the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East-West all-star game, to be contested May 5 at Downington High School.
For the full West roster, check out H.S. Sports Insiders at blog.triblive.com.