Greensburg Tribune-Review high school roundup: Penn-Trafford shuts out Hempfield
Penn-Trafford kept its hopes alive for a Section 2-AAAA title Friday with a 2-0 victory over No. 4 Hempfield. The Spartans (10-3, 7-2) lead Section 2 by a half game with three contests remaining.
Ross Orgera, making his first start since returning from injury, struck out seven in 4 1⁄3 innings and earned the win. Tyler Smith struck out six to earn the save for the Warriors (9-4, 6-2), who lost to Hempfield, 7-6, on April 8. Penn-Trafford has won seven straight games and has four section games left.
Connellsville 11, Kiski Area 9 — Michael Parlak had three hits and two RBI as Connellsville (6-5, 4-5) won in Section 1-AAAA. Jack Emmerling had three hits for Kiski Area (2-10, 2-6).
Norwin 10, Albert Gallatin 0(6 inn.) — Tyler Dubovich, Luke Haines, Cody Sabol and Casey Rebosky all had extra-base hits, and Norwin (7-5, 6-3) rolled in a Section 2-AAAA matchup.
Mt. Pleasant 5, Derry 3 — Mitch Matlas had a two-run single to key a four-run burst in the sixth inning as Mt. Pleasant (6-7, 3-5) won in Section 2-AAA. Tyler Mellors earned the win after striking out six and scattering five hits in seven innings.
Greensburg Salem 7, Laurel Highlands 5 — Pat Boyer had three hits and earned the victory as Greensburg Salem (5-8, 4-4) picked up a Section 2-AA win.
Drew DeBerry had three hits for Laurel Highlands (4-9, 2-6).
Belle Vernon 6, Ringgold 1— In Section 4-AAA, Adam Ferita improved to 5-0 with seven strikeouts in a complete-game victory for Belle Vernon (9-6, 5-4). Matt Callaway had two RBI for the Leopards.
Greensburg C.C. 12, Shady Side Academy 11 — Garrett Brooks had four hits and three runs as Greensburg Central Catholic (6-3, 6-3) won in Section 4-AA. Shady Side Academy scored two runs in the seventh, but Corey Marshall struck out the final batter to earn the win for GCC.
Jeannette 16, South Allegheny 1 (4 inn.) — Michael Wise went 3 for 3 with four RBI, and Jordan Edmunds had four hits and four RBI as Jeannette (6-4, 5-3) rolled to a Section 4-AA victory. Tony Mash earned the win.
Steel Valley 11, Southmoreland 3 — Jesse Cantley earned the win as Steel Valley (6-4, 6-2) cruised to a Section 4-AA win. Andrew Chuba had three hits for Steel Valley.
Frazier 8, Monessen 3 — Jaime Fell homered and earned the win as Frazier (5-7, 3-4) was victorious in Section 2-A.
Greensburg C.C. 13, East Allegheny 3 — Julia Lang and Sierra Mathos each had three hits, and Liana DeNino had three RBI as Greensburg Central Catholic (9-3, 8-1) won in Section 4-AA.
Monessen 10, California 0(5 inn.) — In Section 2-A, Shelby Minardi earned the win as Monessen (7-7, 5-6) cruised to victory.
Cara Grogan homered for the Greyhounds.
Ligonier Valley 10, United 0 — Breanne Wallace had three hits, including two doubles, as Ligonier Valley (6-1, 6-1) won in Heritage Conference play.
Courtney Lear and Courtney Frappier each had two RBI.
Latrobe 8, Seneca Valley 3 — Shelby Noel had three RBI and earned the victory to lead No. 2 Latrobe (11-2) to a nonsection victory.
Ashley Perillo went 3 for 4 with an RBI for the Wildcats.
Norwin 9, Mt. Pleasant 4 — Maddy Wensel had two doubles, Nikki Ingel had four hits, and Lauren Long added three hits, as Norwin (7-5) won a nonsection game.