Daily News roundup: Steel Valley baseball takes over first
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The Steel Valley baseball team continued its surprising season with a 9-2 win over Shady Side Academy to take over first place in Section 4-AA at the midway point of the season.
Brandon Donovan pitched 61⁄3 innings, allowing four hits and two runs while striking out seven as Steel Valley handed Shady Side Academy its first section loss of the season. Matthew Hoesch and Jesse Cantley led Steel Valley's (5-3, 5-1) nine-hit attack. Patrick Jobes knocked in a pair of runs for the Ironmen.
Steel Valley broke open a close game with five runs in the fourth inning.
Serra 6, Canevin 1 — Serra jumped out to a 3-0 lead by the second inning then put the game away with three runs in the fifth as the Eagles won their fifth straight to take a commanding lead in Section 2-A. Dan Popovich knocked in four runs for Serra (9-1, 5-0), who took a two-game lead in the section. Wayne Hydak, Dylan Kugler and Parker Janosko doubled for the Eagles. Chad Hazaga picked up the win as he went the distance, striking out nine and walking one.
East Allegheny 13, South Allegheny 6 — Ryan Coles went 4 for 4 with two RBI, and Ryan Kearns added three hits, including a three-run homer, and five RBI as East Allegheny (2-8, 2-4) climbed within 11⁄2 games of a playoff berth in Section 4-AA. Adam Jacko improved to 2-1 on the year as he didn't allow a run while striking out nine in six innings of relief. South Allegheny (2-7, 0-6) got two hits, including a double from Dylan Papson.
Penn-Trafford 7, Norwin 0 — Tyler Smith allowed four hits and collected three hits as Penn-Trafford (5-4, 4-2) dumped rival Norwin (4-4, 4-2) in Section 2-AAAA. Luke Smeltz added three hits for the Warriors, while J.J. Matijevic doubled for Norwin.
Belle Vernon 9, Elizabeth Forward 7 — Elizabeth Forward (9-3, 3-3) blew a 3-0 first-inning lead and dropped a key Section 4-AAA game at Belle Vernon (7-4, 4-2). Dom Francia hit a three-run homer to give Matt Callaway the win. EF was led by Luke Padezan's four hits and Justin Bakewell's two doubles. EF made six errors.
McKeesport 5, Gateway 3 — McKeesport (2-6, 1-3) snapped a five-game losing streak and picked up its first Section 3-AAAA win of the year.
McKeesport 10, Oakland Catholic 0 (5 inn.) — McKeesport remained unbeaten with a Section 2-AAAA win. McKeesport (10-0, 7-0) scored eight runs in the second inning. Jess Beitler picked up the win as she gave up three hits and struck out seven. Vanessa Falce tripled and homered, while Mai Gooden, Casey Dansak and Beitler doubled.
Steel Valley 5, South Allegheny 3 — Steel Valley (5-2, 4-2) put up five runs in the first, and Maddie Cotter made it stand for a key Section 4-AA win. Cotter struck out 10 and scattered six hits in picking up the victory. Cotter, just a freshman, snapped a 22-inning scoreless streak in the seventh. Casey Hartnett doubled for Steel Valley.
Carmichaels 15, Serra 3 (6 inn.) — Carmichaels (13-1, 9-0) rolled out to an early lead and cruised to a Section 2-A win over Serra (6-4, 5-4). Erica Burns picked up the win as she struck out six and helped her own cause with five hits. Serra collected nine hits but was hurt by six errors.
Norwin 6, Franklin Regional 1 — Nikki Ingel had three hits, and Maddy Miller and Nikki Beardinelli doubled to lead Norwin to a Section 1-AAAA win. Miller picked up the win for the Knights (4-4, 5-4).
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