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Greensburg Tribune-Review high school roundup: Penn-Trafford shuts out Hempfield

| Friday, April 26, 2013, 10:00 p.m.
Evan R. Sanders | Daily Courier
Southmoreland's Brian Shaffer keeps the ball from going into the outfield as Steel Valley's Matt Hoesch slides safely into second base in the second inning Friday, April 26, 2013, at Southmoreland.
Evan R. Sanders | Daily Courier
Southmoreland’s Andrew Polakovsky delivers a pitch during the fourth inning against Steel Valley on Friday, April 26, 2013 at Southmoreland High School.

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 13 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.

Softball

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.

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