Daily News roundup: McKeesport shuts out Allderdice
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McKeesport (14-3, 11-0) rebounded from its first loss to a Class AAAA team this season with a resounding, 16-0 victory against Allderdice on Tuesday, a win that locked up the outright Section 2 title for the first time since 2010.
Including the win over the Dragons, the Tigers have outscored their last four section opponents, 59-6, and have racked up a stunning 165 runs in 17 games, an average of 9.7 per game.
McKeesport fell to Norwin on Monday, 6-3.
Norwin 4, Connellsville 0 — Maddy Miller tossed a four-hit shutout to keep the Knights' WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs hopes alive. Norwin (9-5, 6-5) must win at Penn-Trafford (11-5, 7-4) on Thursday to earn a third-place tie with the Warriors and a postseason berth.
Elizabeth Forward 9, Thomas Jefferson 1 — Caitlyn Arico had three hits, including a double and a home run, while senior pitcher Portia McBride allowed just three hits as the Warriors (12-3, 8-3) locked up second place in Section 3-AAA.
Steel Valley 4, Brentwood 1 — Maddie Cotter struck out 12 and Skyler Vinay had three hits, including a double, to lead Steel Valley (9-4, 7-3) into a second-place tie with the Spartans in the Section 4-AA finale for both schools.
Frazier 7, Serra Catholic 3 — Serra Catholic (9-5, 8-5) jumped out to a 3-0 lead and couldn't hold on in a Section 2-A loss. Despite the defeat, the Eagles remain in third place in Section 2 and have already locked up a WPIAL Class A playoff berth.
Baldwin 5, McKeesport 4 — The Highlanders scored four runs in the bottom of the first, then held on for a Section 3-AAAA victory over the Tigers. McKeesport (3-10, 1-7) has lost its last four games.
Derry 6, Yough 4 — Ryan Rick's RBI double in the seventh inning brought in the go-ahead run for the Trojans, which remained a game behind Indiana for the Section 2 lead. Despite the loss, Yough (8-8, 6-4) remains locked into third place in the section and needs one win in its final two section games to earn a WPIAL Class AAA playoff berth.
Greensburg Central Catholic 16, East Allegheny5 — East Allegheny fell 2 1⁄2 games behind GCC for the third and final playoff spot in Section 4-AA with the loss to the Centurions.
Adam Jacko went 3 for 3 with a RBI, while Ryan Kearns hit a two-run homer and Tyler Holby added a triple and a single.
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