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High school roundup: North Hills baseball tops Fox Chapel

| Friday, April 12, 2013, 9:21 p.m.
Erica Hilliard | Valley News Dispatch
Plum's Brian Albert misses the tag on Central Catholic's Joel Shaffer during the baseball game Friday, April 12, 2013 at Plum High School.
Erica Hilliard | Valley News Dispatch
Central Catholic's PJ Demeo celebrates a triple as Plum's Nick Stotler hands off to Zac Manuppelli during the third inning of the baseball game Friday, April 12, 2013, at Plum High School.

Cameron Lawson went 2 for 4 with three RBI, and Kenny Knight had a two-run triple to lead North Hills (5-4, 1-1) to an 8-7 win over Fox Chapel in Section 1-AAAA play.

Taylor Huber had three hits, including a triple for Fox Chapel (4-3, 2-1).

Baldwin 11, McKeesport 1 (5 inn.) — Alex Pantuso struck out eight in five innings to help Baldwin (2-5, 1-2) to a Section 3-AAAA win. Chris Eisel had a two-run double for the Fighting Highlanders.

Central Catholic 13, Plum 7 — Alex Barretta homerd and doubled, as No. 5 Central Catholic (5-2, 2-0) scored a Section 3-AAAA win. Nick Stotler had three hits for No. 4 Plum (7-2, 2-1).

Franklin Regional 10, Gateway 0 — Justin Johnson struck out four batters and allowed two hits in a complete-game victory for Franklin Regional (7-1, 3-0) in Section 3-AAAA.

Woodland Hills 4, Allderdice 1 — Jake Jessel struck out 12 batters and allowed just one hit in a complete-game victory for Woodland Hills (2-5, 1-2) in Section 4-AAAA.

Hopewell 10, Ambridge 2 — Joe Kunzmann allowed four hits and two walks while striking out eight in six innings to earn a Section 1-AAA victory for No. 1 Hopewell (10-0, 3-0).

Greensburg Salem 2, Mt. Pleasant 1 — Pat Boyer hit a two-run double in the sixth to lift the Lions (1-5, 1-3) to a Section 2-AAA victory. Boyer struck out seven and went the distance to get the win. Tyler Mellors took the loss for the Vikings (3-5, 1-3).

South Park 9, West Mifflin 5 — Carter Grote went 3 for 3 with a triple and two RBI and Nick Yobbi and Chris Winkler each added two RBI to guide No. 3 South Park (11-0, 4-0) to a Section 4-AAA win. Greg Pantuso had three hits for the Eagles. A.J. Olasz homered for West Mifflin (6-3, 2-1).

Riverview 5, North Catholic 1 — Anthony Malky pitched a complete-game one-hitter with 15 strikeouts to lead Riverview (5-0, 2-0) in a Section 4-A win. Malky, Nick Dibucci, Jake Paradise and Joe Gent each had two hits. Paradise hit an RBI double and drove in another run. A bloop single to right field in the top of the fifth scored the only run for North Catholic (1-4, 1-1).

Softball

Penn-Trafford 9, Connellsville 4 — Cassie Szymd homered and had four hits, as Penn-Trafford (6-4, 4-3) won in Section 1-AAAA.

Central Valley 14, Hopewell 7 — In Section 1-AAA, Brenna Cepull had three hits and three RBI to lead Central Valley (2-4, 2-3) to victory. Jamie Moore homered for Hopewell (0-6, 0-5).

Steel Valley 18, East Allegheny 0 (3 inn.) — Chelsea Rohan went 3 for 3 with four RBI and Skyler Vinay was 3 for 4 with three RBI, as Steel Valley (2-2, 2-2) won in Section 4-AA. Maddie Cotter earned the win after allowing one hit and striking out five in three innings.

Sewickley Academy 12, Northgate 0 (6 inn.) — Freshman Savannah Henry allowed one hit and struck out seven batters to lead Sewickley Academy (2-4, 2-3) to a Section 1-A win.

Jefferson-Morgan 7, Serra Catholic 3 — Reagan Rush had three hits to guide Jefferson-Morgan (5-5, 3-5) to a Section 2-A win.

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