High school roundup: West Allegheny knocks off No. 1 Hopewell
By Staff Reports
Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 10:18 p.m.
Brandon Pouch's solo home run in the top of the seventh inning provided the go-ahead run, as No. 5 West Allegheny earned a 4-3 win over No. 1 Hopewell in Section 1-AAA play Wednesday.
Shea Beaumont also homered for West Allegheny (13-4, 5-3). Stefan Mrkonja and Logan Johnston had home runs for Hopewell (15-2, 7-1).
Hempfield 5, Connellsville 1 — Greg Martin hit a three-run double and earned the victory on the mound, as Hempfield (12-3, 8-2) won in Section 2-AAAA.
Penn-Trafford 15, Albert Gallatin 2 (5 inn.) — Mark Merlino went 2 for 4 with a home run and four RBI, as Penn-Trafford (11-4, 8-2) clinched a playoff berth in Section 2-AAAA. Brendan Reddy also homered for the Warriors.
Baldwin 10, Gateway 6 — Alex Pantuso went 2 for 2 with four RBI, and Dylan Finocci and Jordan Gitzen each had three RBI to lead Baldwin (5-9, 4-5) to a Section 3-AAAA win.
Moon 5, Shaler 0 — Mason Prickett went 3 for 3 with three RBI, as Moon (11-4, 6-3) locked up a playoff spot in Section 4-AAAA.
Canon-McMillan 15, Bethel Park 4 (5 inn.) — Brandon Kildare went 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBI as Canon-McMillan (10-6, 7-2) clinched at least a share of the Section 5-AAAA title. Jared Beach also homered for the Big Macs. No. 5 Bethel Park (14-3, 6-3) managed just four hits.
Mt. Lebanon 10, Brashear 3 — Zack Bahm hit a grand slam in the third inning, as Mt. Lebanon (7-10, 6-3) clinched a playoff spot in Section 5-AAAA.
Ambridge 6, Central Valley 4 — Colton Gossett struck out eight batters in a complete-game victory for Ambridge (8-6, 3-5) in Section 1-AAA.
Greensburg Salem 3, Mt. Pleasant 2 — Grant Mularski's single drove in the winning run in the sixth inning, as Greensburg Salem (6-9, 5-5) won in Section 2-AAA.
Indiana 13, Uniontown 2 (5 inn.) — Sean Thompson tripled, and Zach Schultz doubled, as Indiana (13-3, 9-2) won in Section 2-AAA.
Yough 4, Laurel Highlands 2 — With two on in the bottom of the seventh, Brad Bisko made a diving play and threw out the runner at first to end the game, as Yough (9-8, 7-4) clinched a playoff berth in Section 2-AAA.
Elizabeth Forward 4, Ringgold 3 — Jake Terrick hit three singles and Elizabeth Forward (12-5, 6-4) won in Section 4-AAA.
Hampton 2, Knoch 0 — Ben Vey struck out seven and allowed one hit, as Hampton (13-2, 9-0) won in Section 5-AAA.
Quaker Valley 6, South Side Beaver 0 — Jake Pilewicz had a double and two RBI, and Tyler Garbee threw a complete-game two-hitter with six strikeouts, as No. 3 Quaker Valley (14-0, 11-0) won in Section 1-AA.
Serra Catholic 15, Clairton 0 (3 inn.) — The Eagles scored 12 runs in the first inning en route to a Section 2-A win. Brandon Coddington had three hits and earned the win for No. 3 Serra Catholic (14-1, 9-0).
Springdale 14, St. Joseph 7 — Adam Lock had five hits, including three home runs, as Springdale (4-6, 2-4) won in Section 4-A.
Mt. Lebanon 8, Baldwin 6 — Kaitlin Klinchock went 2 for 4 with two home runs and six RBI to guide Mt. Lebanon (5-9, 5-8) to a Section 4-AAAA win.
Riverside 15, Freedom 0 (3 inn.) — Kirsten Wilson allowed one hit and struck out seven to lead No. 3 Riverside (12-0, 12-0) to a Section 5-AA win. She also went 2 for 2 with three RBI.
Sto-Rox 8, Bishop Canevin 3 — In Section 1-A, Aimee Miller doubled and earned the win, as No. 5 Sto-Rox (11-3, 10-2) was victorious.
Vincentian 7, Riverview 0 — Kim Corcoran struck out 11 and allowed three hits in a complete-game victory for Vincentian (7-4, 7-4) in Section 3-A. Danielle Melvin homered and tripled for the Royals, and Kelsey Hunter had three hits.
Neshannock 10, South Side Beaver 1 — Rayanna Furst had four hits, as No. 1 Neshannock (14-1, 13-0) clinched the Section 4-A title.
Greensburg Salem 1, Belle Vernon 0 — Melissa Wagner's RBI single in the bottom of the seventh drove in Alyssa Milligan, as No. 1 Greensburg Salem (13-1) won a nonsection game. Jayne Oberdorf had 18 strikeouts and allowed two hits in the victory.
Keystone Oaks 9, Allderdice 4 — In nonsection play, Kiersten Badzgon earned the win for Keystone Oaks (9-2).
West Greene 5, Avella 1 — Bailey Bennington allowed one hit and struck out 15 to lead West Greene (10-7) to a nonsection win. She set the school's single-season strikeout record with 150 so far this year.
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