High school roundup: McKay's no-hitter leads Blackhawk past West Allegheny in 9 innings
Blackhawk's Brendan McKay (33) watches as his teammates celebrate a walk-off base hit by Joe Campagna (12) in the bottom of the ninth inning against West Allegheny Monday, May 6, 2013, at Chippewa Park. McKay pitched a nine inning no-hitter, as Blackhawk won, 1-0. Photo by Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
By Staff Reports| Monday, May 6, 2013, 9:57 p.m.
Joe Campagna singled home Rich Rowe in the bottom of the ninth to give Blackhawk a 1-0 win over West Allegheny in Section 1-AAA on Monday.
The clutch hit secured a complete-game no-hitter for Blackhawk pitcher Brendan McKay, who had 14 strikeouts and improved to 6-0 this year and 21-1 for his career.
McKay has been nearly unhittable this season, striking out 85 batters and compiling an ERA of 0.15.
Connellsville 6, Albert Gallatin 0 — Trevor Farrell pitched a complete game and struck out 15 to lead Connellsville (7-7, 5-7) to a Section 2-AAAA victory. Brock Bonadio went 3 for 4 with an RBI, and Ty Henry and Grant Witt each had a pair of RBI.
Penn-Trafford 10, Norwin 5 — Ross Orgera was the winning pitcher and went 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBI for Penn-Trafford (12-5, 9-3) in its Section 2-AAAA win.
Hempfield 7, Latrobe 4 — Zack Martinelli picked up the win and helped Hempfield (15-3, 11-2) lock up the Section 2-AAAA title.
Greensburg Salem 4, Derry 1 — Pat Boyer struck out 12 and had two RBI to lead Greensburg Salem (7-10, 6-6) in Section 2-AAA.
South Park 5, Ringgold 2 — Randy Dobnak struck out four in two innings, and the No. 1 Eagles (20-0, 12-0) picked up a school-record 20th victory after winning in Section 4-AAA.
Shane Fesko was 1 for 3 with a triple and two RBI, and relief pitcher Jake Bywalski set the school record with his fourth save.
Thomas Jefferson 6, West Mifflin 3 — Colton Booher threw a one-hitter, and Jon Fouts went 3 for 4 with an RBI to lead the Jaguars (12-7, 8-4) to a Section 4-AAA win, which kept West Mifflin (10-8, 6-6) out of the WPIAL playoffs.
South Side Beaver 10, Carlynton 0 (5 inn.) — Nolan Lamont pitched a complete-game shutout with nine strikeouts and had three hits in leading South Side Beaver (8-7, 7-7) in Section 1-AA.
Seton-La Salle 12, Brentwood 1 — Carson Rebel picked up the win for Seton-La Salle (7-7, 7-5), which clinched a playoff berth in Section 1-AA.
Fort Cherry 5, Chartiers-Houston 4 — Matt Heslin went 3 for 3 with an RBI to lead Fort Cherry (7-10, 7-7) in Section 2-AA.
Burrell 8, Apollo-Ridge 2 — Senior Ben Pish allowed five hits, struck out nine and drove in three runs to lead the Bucs in Section 3-AA. In order to keep its streak of 16 consecutive playoff berths alive, Burrell (6-8, 6-5) must defeat West Shamokin on Tuesday.
Greensburg C.C. 11, Jeannette 8 — Garrett Brooks went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBI to lead Greensburg C.C. (11-4, 9-3) in Section 4-AA.
Sto-Rox 13,Bishop Canevin 0 (5 inn.) — Josie Buckley went 3 for 4 with an RBI, and Class A No. 5 Sto-Rox (13-4, 12-2) won in Section 1-A.
Riverside 1, Neshannock 0 — Kirsten Wilson pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing just one hit with two walks and 11 strikeouts for Class AA No. 3 Riverside (14-0) in its nonsection win. Madison Shaffer pitched a complete game in the loss, allowing one run on two hits with a walk and 12 strikeouts for Class A No. 1 Neshannock (15-2).
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