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Daily News roundup: Steel Valley wins slugfest over GCC

| Friday, April 5, 2013, 10:27 p.m.

Greensburg Central Catholic was supposed to have a team that could run away with the Section 4 championship and have a shot at winning the WPIAL Class AA baseball title.

Steel Valley put an early kink into those plans Friday afternoon as the Ironmen (2-1, 2-0) moved into a tie with Jeannette for first place with a 17-16 victory over the Centurions. Greensburg Central Catholic (1-1, 1-1) led, 9-3, after two innings but allowed 10 runs in the final two and could not come back.

Jesse Cantley picked up the win in relief as Derek Morrison had three hits, including a double, to lead the 13-hit Ironmen attack.

Clairton 15, Wilkinsburg 0 (4 inn.) — Zach Lorea allowed only two hits, and Clairton (1-2) took advantage of six Tigers errors to post its first win of the season. The Bears had played their first two games in the Forest Acres Classic in South Carolina.

Derry 4, Yough 3 — Luke Spisak had an extra-base hit for the Cougars (2-2, 1-1), who committed five errors in a Section 2-AAA loss. Yough trailed, 2-0, early and came back but couldn't do it again.

Shady Side Academy 10, East Allegheny 2 — The Wildcats (0-5, 0-2) are still looking for their first win after the Indians duo of Coleman Strohm and Eric Larkin threw a combined one-hitter.

Elizabeth Forward 19, Serra Catholic 1 (4 inn.) — In a matchup of previously undefeated teams, the Warriors (6-0) used a 14-run third inning to blow open a 1-1 game and send the Eagles (4-1) to defeat.

Ryan Waredropper and Carry Lamkin each homered for Elizabeth Forward in its nonsection victory.

Norwin 10, Connellsville 0 (6 inn.) — Noah Smith struck out the first seven batters he faced and finished with nine as he helped the Knights (1-1, 1-1) to their first Section 2-AAAA win of the season.

Southmoreland 5, South Allegheny 2 — The Gladiators (2-3, 0-2) scored two runs in the top of the seventh, but it wasn't enough to mount a comeback against the Scotties in a Section 4-AA matchup.


Serra Catholic 5, West Greene 4 — Hailey Havrilla had three hits, including a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh, to lead Serra Catholic (4-1, 3-1) to a Section 2-A win.

Plum 11, Woodland Hills 6 — Jordan Seneca and Kaitlyn Mallik each homered as Plum (2-0, 2-0) downed Woodland Hills (0-1, 0-1) in Section 2-AAAA play.

Plum broke the game open with a five-run seventh inning. Seneca had three hits, including two doubles, and three RBI.

South Park 9, Thomas Jefferson 0 — The Jaguars (1-3, 1-3) continue to find tough sledding in Section 3-AAA as they were held to two hits by Eagles pitcher Dana Achille, who also hit three home runs.

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