High school roundup: Fox Chapel comes from behind to beat Penn-Trafford
The Fox Chapel baseball team will make its first appearance in the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs in seven years, and coach Michael Frank is pleased with the comeback victory the Foxes fought for Tuesday.
Down 4-0, Fox Chapel rallied in the second inning to beat Penn-Trafford, 7-4, in their nonsection season finale.
“We made some mistakes in the second inning to give them a chance to gain that four-run lead,” Frank said. “We made some minor adjustments, and the kids battled the whole time and we just started chipping away.”
Trailing, 4-2, in the bottom of the fifth, Taylor Huber, Bobby Killian and Joe Palumbo hit back-to-back-to-back triples, sparking a three-run inning that put the Foxes (12-7) ahead for good. Jacob Pilarski came on in relief in the fifth and pitched three scoreless innings to pick up the win.
Laurel Highlands 11, Mt. Pleasant 1 (5 inn.) — Colin McKee tossed a complete game and struck out nine to lead Laurel Highlands (6-12, 3-9) in Section 2-AAA.
Quaker Valley 10, Seton-La Salle 3 — Tyler Garbee struck out four in five innings and Christian Miller had two RBI and the No. 1 Quakers (17-0, 14-0) won in Section 1-AA.
Burrell 11, West Shamokin 0 (5 inn.) — Dustin Maloney's five-inning no-hitter helped Burrell (7-5, 7-8) clinch its 16th straight playoff berth in a Section 3-AA win. Maloney struck out seven and Justin Fleck doubled and had two RBI in the win for the Bucs.
Bishop Canevin 7, Monessen 1 — Bishop Canevin (7-4, 7-3) sent nine runners to the plate in the first inning and scored five runs en route to a Section 2-A victory. Monessen's loss allowed Frazier (7-9, 5-5) and the Greyhounds (6-10, 5-5) to qualify for the WPIAL playoffs.
Franklin Regional 12, Penn Hills 2 — Brandon Nania went 2 for 2 with a triple and a home run to lead Franklin Regional (15-3) in a nonsection game.
Latrobe 8, Derry 2 — Anthony Monteparte went 2 for 3 with three RBI and the Wildcats (8-9) won a nonsection game.
Riverview 2, Apollo-Ridge 0 — Anthony Malky pitched seven scoreless innings en route to a nonsection win for the Raiders (13-2). His 15-strikeout performance raised his season total to 101 strikeouts in 54 innings. Zach Aber and Kevin Gray each drove in runs in the fourth inning.
Blackhawk 6, Mohawk 1 — Cody Bain pitched a complete game and struck out seven for Blackhawk (9-6) in its nonsection win.
Hempfield 4, Pine-Richland 3 — Nolan Beresford scored on Luke Fox's bunt in the seventh for what proved to be the game-winning run for No. 4 Hempfield (15-3) in nonsection play.
Highlands 17, Ford City 6 (6 innings) — Gabby Miller went 4 for 4 with two homers, two singles and drove in six runs as Highlands (8-5) cruised in nonsection play. Miller also picked up the win, going all six innings and striking out eight. Cassidy Runyan drove in four runs, including a solo home run and a two-run triple.
Latrobe 8, Greensburg C.C. 0 — Shelby Noel had a three-run home run, and Kaity Simley went 3 for 4 with an RBI for the No. 2 Wildcats (14-3) in their nonsection win. Olivia Gumbita struck out 10 in the win.
South Park 12, Hampton 2 (6 inn.) — Meghan Pavlick had a double, triple and three RBI and the Eagles (13-5) won in nonsection action.
Seneca Valley 8, Mars 0 — Alyssa Panza went 4 for 4 with two RBI and scored three runs for the Raiders (9-7) in a nonsection game.
Hopewell 9, Moon 4 — Carmen Fisher and Terasa Crabtree each had three RBI for the Vikings (3-14) in their nonsection win.
Greensburg Salem 12, Indiana 2 (6 inn.) — Kelly Hutchinson went 2 for 4 and hit a three-run home run to lead No. 1 Greensburg Salem (17-1) in nonsection play. Jayne Oberdorf picked up the win.
Chartiers-Houston 7, South Fayette 4 — Toni Spoussey picked up the win after striking out six batters for No. 2 Chartiers-Houston (16-0) in its nonsection win. Ashley Iagnemma struck out eight for South Fayette (9-8).