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High school roundup: McKay's no-hitter leads Blackhawk past West Allegheny in 9 innings

Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
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.

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Playoff bound

The following teams have qualified for the WPIAL playoffs:

Baseball

Class AAAA

Section 1

Seneca Valley, North Allegheny, Fox Chapel

Section 2

Hempfield, Penn-Trafford, Norwin

Section 3

Central Catholic, Franklin Regional, Plum

Section 4

Pine-Richland, Shaler, Moon

Section 5

Canon-McMillan, Bethel Park, Mt. Lebanon

Class AAA

Section 1

Hopewell, West Allegheny, Blackhawk

Section 2

Indiana, Yough, Derry

Section 3

Chartiers Valley, Keystone Oaks, Trinity, South Fayette

Section 4

South Park, Thomas Jefferson, Elizabeth Forward, Belle Vernon

Section 5

Hampton, Mars, Knoch

Class AA

Section 1

Quaker Valley, New Brighton, Seton-La Salle

Section 2

Brownsville, Washington, Bentworth, Chartiers-Houston

Section 3

Deer Lakes, Freeport

Section 4

Steel Valley, Greensburg C.C., Shady Side Academy

Section 5

Riverside, Beaver, Laurel

Class A

Section 1

Carmichaels, California, Jefferson-Morgan

Section 2

Serra Catholic, Bishop Canevin, Monessen

Section 3

Western Beaver, Union, Rochester

Section 4

Riverview, North Catholic, Springdale

Section 5

OLSH, Vincentian Academy, Sewickley Academy

Still alive

South Side Beaver (1-AA), Burrell (3-AA), Ford City (3-AA), Frazier (2-AA)

Softball

Class AAAA

Section 1

Latrobe, Hempfield, Penn-Trafford

Section 2

McKeesport, Plum, Woodland Hills, Gateway

Section 3

North Allegheny, Shaler, Pine-Richland

Section 4

Canon-McMillan, Peters Township, Baldwin

Class AAA

Section 1

Ambridge, Blackhawk, New Castle

Section 2

Trinity, Montour, West Allegheny

Section 3

Elizabeth Forward, West Miffiln, South Park

Section 4

Greensburg Salem, Mt. Pleasant, Brownsville, Laurel Highlands

Section 5

Mars, Hampton, Highlands

Class AA

Section 1

Seton-La Salle, Keystone Oaks, OLSH

Section 2

Chartiers-Houston, McGuffey, Bentworth

Section 3

Deer Lakes, Burrell, Freeport

Section 4

Greensburg C.C., Steel Valley, Brentwood

Section 5

Riverside, Mohawk, Beaver

Class A

Section 1

Burgettstown, Sto-Rox, Bishop Canevin, Sewickley Academy

Section 2

Carmichaels, Frazier, Serra Catholic

Section 3

Jeannette, Leechburg, Riverview, Vincentian

Section 4

Neshannock, Shenango,South Side Beaver

Top high school sports

By Staff Reports

Published: 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, Latr obe 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.

Softball

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, Ne shannock 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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