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West Mifflin knocks off Elizabeth Forward, 12-6

Ronald Vezzani Jr. | For the Daily News
West Mifflin's Zach Lapko jumps over Elizabeth Forward catcher Will Scott to score a run early in the game Monday, April 8, 2013, at West Mifflin field.

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By The Valley Independent
Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

West Mifflin handed Elizabeth Forward its first loss of the season in a 12-6 Section 4 AAA contest Monday.

The Warriors (7-1, 1-1) scored two runs in the first inning, but watched as the Titans scored five n the bottom of the frame for a 5-2 lead.

West Mifflin (6-2, 2-0) got three hits from Jim Carassanesi, including a double. Carassanesi also stole three bases and scored two runs.

Teammate A.J. Olasz, the winning pitcher, helped his cause with two hits and three RBI.

Olasz is one of the WPIAL's more hotly recruited players.

For five innings, scouts from Penn State, Michigan, Delaware, Ohio, Virginia Commonwealth, Kent State and Canisius pointed their radar guns at Olasz.

EF, which was out-hit 10-9, got a triple from Matt Diehl and doubles from Ryan Thornton, Cary Lamkin and Luke Padezan. Thornton and Steve Welsh each had two hits.

The Warriors trailed 11-2 before scoring two runs each in the sixth and seventh innings.

Bishop Canevin 14, Monessen 1

The Greyhounds (1-5, 0-1) were in a scoreless tie with the Crusaders (1-1, 1-0) before Canevin scored seven runs.

Josh Kucmeroski hit an RBI double for one of Monessen's two hits in the game.

Fort Cherry 11, Charleroi 1

The Cougars (1-5, 0-3) gave up five runs in the third inning and never recovered against the Rangers (3-2, 3-0) in the Section 2 AA contest.

Matt Hislin tossed a two-hitter for Fort Cherry while Kolton Kobrys, John Findling and Alex Babirad all smacked doubles.

Serra 8, Frazier 4

The Commodores (2-4, 0-1) dropped their Section 2 A opener despite a big day from Jaime Fell.

Fell had two doubles and a home run for Frazier, which fell behind 4-2 in the first inning and never caught up.

Winning pitcher Wayne Hydak helped himself with a three-run double in the four-run first inning for Serra (5-1, 1-0).

Washington 14, Bentworth 4

The Bearcats (2-2, 1-2) had a rough day at Washington (4-1, 3-0) in Section 2 AA.

The Prexies scored three runs in the second, three more in the third and tacked on seven in the fifth inning as Jordan Mooney had a double, home run and five RBI.

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