High school roundup: Elizabeth Forward beats No. 5 TJ
Cary Lamkin led off the bottom of the ninth with a double and later scored on Jake Terrick's sacrifice fly as Elizabeth Forward topped Class AAA No. 5 Thomas Jefferson, 3-2, at home in Section 4 play Monday.
Ryan Wardropper pitched two innings of relief and struck out three to snap Elizabeth Forward's two-game losing streak. The Thomas Jefferson bats were held to their lowest run-total in five games since a 11-4 loss to South Park on April 3.
North Allegheny 2, New Castle 1 — Matt Waugaman's two-run home run in the top of the fourth inning led the Tigers (6-3, 2-2) in Section 1-AAAA.
Penn-Trafford 9, Latrobe 5 — Tyler Smith and Josh Brammell each hit a two-run home run for Penn-Trafford (3-4, 2-2) in its Section 2-AAAA win.
Bethel Park 17, Canon-McMillan 4 — Logan Corrigan, Ryan Dodson and Corey Lazor each had three hits and three RBI to lead Class AAAA No. 1 Bethel Park (9-2, 2-2) in Section 5.
Brashear 3, Mt. Lebanon 2 — Chris Hawkins doubled and score, as Brashear (4-3, 1-2) scored three runs in the first inning en route to a Section 5-AAAA win.
Hopewell 7, West Allegheny 0 — Clayton Covalt pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing five hits and three strikeouts, as Class AAA No. 1 Hopewell (11-0, 4-0) won in Section 1. Covalt was also 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBI.
Blackhawk 7, Montour 0 — Brendan McKay threw a complete-game shutout with 11 strikeouts to lead Blackhawk (3-3, 2-1) in Section 1-AAA.
Indiana 2, Derry 1 — Sean Thompson pitched a complete game with 12 strikeouts and allowed one run to lead Indiana (7-2, 4-1) to a Section 2-AAA win.
Quaker Valley 7, New Brighton 1 — Jake Pilewicz struck out four in 6 2⁄3 innings as Quaker Valley (7-0, 5-0) won in Section 1-AA.
Neshannock 1, Riverside 0 — Tyler Falk got the win after striking out three for Class AA No. 1 Neshannock (7-1, 4-1). Scoreless in the fifth, Falk stole second, reached third on a passed ball and later scored on a dropped third strike call.
Greensburg C.C. 6, Southmoreland 1 — Sean Bialecki pitched a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts as the Centurions (3-3, 3-2) won in Section 4-AA.
Serra Catholic 13, Clairton 3 — Marty Slovonic was 3 for 3 with three RBI and Serra Catholic (8-1, 3-0) cruised in a five-inning, Section 2-A victory.
Pine-Richland 11, North Hills 1 — Maura Kelly went 3 for 4 with a double and three RBI to lead Pine-Richland (5-1, 5-1) in Section 3-AAAA.
Canon-McMillan 10, Upper St. Clair 0 — Kirsten Rush went 2 for 3 with a home run and four RBI, and Class AAAA No. 1 Canon-McMillan (6-1, 6-0) cruised in Section 4.
Trinity 11, Montour 4 — Tiffany Clark pitched a complete game and the Hillers (7-0, 7-0) beat Class AAA No. 4 Montour (6-4, 5-2) in Section 2.
Deer Lakes 2, Burrell 1 — Tiffany Edwards' double tied the game and a single by Hannah Blinn brought home Maria Taliani for the defending WPIAL champs as top-ranked Deer Lakes (7-0, 6-0) took over sole possession of first place in Section 3-AA. Losing pitcher Claire Fisher had two singles and an RBI for Burrell (6-1, 6-1).