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Daily News roundup: Elizabeth Forward baseball can't stop South Park

| Monday, April 29, 2013, 10:48 p.m.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Elizabeth Forward's Cary Lamkin turns a double play, as South Park's Cris Winkler slides into second base during their game Monday, April 29, 2013, at Evans Field in South Park Township.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Elizabeth Forward's Luke Padezan pitches against South Park Monday, April 29, 2013, at Evans Field in South Park Township.

Elizabeth Forward's Luke Padezan accomplished something many have failed to do this year — keep South Park's offense in check.

But it wasn't enough to hand South Park its first loss of the season as the Eagles clinched the outright Section 4-AAA title with a 5-3 win at Evans Field.

Padezan tossed a nine-hitter and limited the heavy-hitting Eagles to five runs, their second fewest this year.

Randy Dobnak earned the win, going the distance and striking out eight. Adam Thompson knocked in a pair with a double and a single.

South Park (17-0, 10-0) received doubles from Carter Grote, Nick Yobbi, Justin Dilla, and Shane Fetsko.

Elizabeth Forward (11-5, 5-4) got a double from Matt Diehl and a home run from Ryan Wardropper.

Norwin 9, Latrobe 7 — Norwin took a big step toward claiming a playoff spot in Section 2-AAAA with a win over Latrobe (6-7, 5-4).

Noah Smith tossed a complete game, striking out six and walking three.

Dom Farina had three hits, and JJ Matijevic a double for Norwin (8-5, 7-3).

Frazier 17, Clairton 2 (3 inn.) — Clairton's faint playoff hopes took a hit with a Section 2-A blowout loss.

Frazier had 16 hits to make a winner out of pitcher Travis Sanner, who allowed only a double to Robert Boatright.

Zach Lorea picked up the loss for the Bears (3-9, 2-6)

Yough 10, Greensburg Salem 0 (6 inn.) — Josh Sterner went 3 for 4 with an RBI and two runs, Eric Borkovich added two hits and two RBI, and Yough (8-7, 6-3) won in Section 2-AAA action.

C.J. Vargo struck out five in six innings for the win.

Softball

Norwin 6, McKeesport 3 — Nikki Ingel had three hits, including two doubles, and Norwin (8-5) won the nonsection game.

Dom Clark had two hits for No. 5 McKeesport (13-3). It was McKeesport's first loss to a Quad-A team this year.

Penn-Trafford 5, Yough 1 — Lex Ryan knocked in a pair of runs with two hits, and Penn-Trafford (10-5) won the nonsection game.

Nicole Smith earned the win, allowing only a pair of hits.

Macy Mularski (7-8) was saddled with the loss.

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