High school roundup: Trinity upsets No. 3 Hampton in 1st-round game
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Dustin Galentine went 3 for 3 with two RBI to help No. 14 seed Trinity upset No. 3 Hampton, 4-3, in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs Monday at Burkett Field in Robinson Township.
Starting pitcher Nick Riotto threw a complete game, allowing three runs on eight hits with eight strikeouts. Pinch runner Tyler Wynsheimer, playing in his first varsity game, scored the winning run in the sixth inning on a Zach Kenny hit.
Trinity (10-8) will play sixth-seeded West Allegheny (16-5) in the quarterfinals Wednesday at a site and time that has yet to be determined.
Blackhawk 2, Mars 0 — Brendan McKay pitched a one-hitter and struck out 16 to lead the Cougars to a win in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs at North Allegheny. Blackhawk (10-6) will play Hopewell in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
Chartiers Valley 2, Belle Vernon 1 — Jake Ritson walked with the bases loaded to score the winning run in the bottom of the eighth to lift the Colts to a win in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs at Upper St. Clair. Matt Mulvihill recorded eight strikeouts for Chartiers Valley (17-4), which will play Keystone Oaks in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
Hopewell 1, Derry 0 — Arion Sepp drove in Ryan Cox from second in the bottom of the seventh to lift the No. 2 seed Vikings (18-3) to a win in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs at North Allegheny. Clayton Covalt picked up the win after pitching a complete game with six strikeouts.
Keystone Oaks 10, Elizabeth Forward 0 — Ryan Ribeau and Taylor Lehman each doubled for the Eagles in their first-round win in the Class AAA playoffs at West Mifflin. Keystone Oaks (15-4) will play its co-section champion Chartiers Valley in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
South Park 10, Yough 0 (6 inn.) — Randy Dobnak pitched a one-hit shutout and took a perfect game into the sixth before South Park won in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs at West Mifflin. Cris Winkler, Justin Dilla and Adam Thompson had doubles for the No. 1 seed Eagles. South Park will play Thomas Jefferson in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
Thomas Jefferson 5, Indiana 4 (11 inn.) — A bases-loaded walk to Eric Fairman forced home Jake Benack with the winning run in the 11th inning to give Thomas Jefferson (13-8) a Class AAA first-round win at Gateway. David Stover worked into the sixth innings and was relieved by Colton Booher. Jon Fouts relieved Booher in the 11th inning and earned the win. TJ will play South Park in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
West Allegheny 8, South Fayette 5 — Adam LaRue and Michael Cummings each went 3 for 3 and scored three runs and one run, respectively, for the Indians in their first-round win in the Class AAA playoffs at Burkett Field in Robinson Township. Trailing, 5-2, entering the fifth inning, West Allegheny used a five-run sixth to break the game open. West Allegheny (16-5) will play Trinity in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
Bethel Park 6, Franklin Regional 3 — Ryan Dobson had a double and drove in three runs for Bethel Park in its first-round playoff victory in at Gateway. The Black Hawks (17-4) will play Seneca Valley in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
Central Catholic 4, Penn-Trafford 3 — Central Catholic took an early 4-1 lead and held off a late Penn-Trafford rally in the first round of the playoffs at CCAC-Boyce. Dom Derenzo had two hits and scored twice for Central Catholic, and Alex Barretta knocked in two runs. The Vikings (17-3) will play Pine-Richland (16-4) in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
North Allegheny 6, Norwin 4 — Jason Monper picked up the win for the Tigers in their first-round playoff game at Shaler. North Allegheny (17-4) will play Plum in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
Plum 2, Shaler 1 — Plum senior pitcher Zac Manuppelli struck out 10, walked four and surrendered two hits as No. 10 seed Plum snapped a six-game playoff losing streak dating back to 2008. Junior shortstop Nick Stotler drove in both Mustangs runs, collecting an RBI single in the first and scoring a run on a ground out in the fifth. Plum (15-6) will play North Allegheny in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
Chartiers-Houston 7, Steel Valley 5 — Dylan Pounds overcame a slow start to strike out seven while driving in the winning run with a fourth-inning single to lead the 11th-seeded Bucs to an upset of the Section 4 champion Ironmen at Upper St. Clair. Steel Valley (12-6) had won seven of its past eight heading into the postseason to capture its first section title since 1994. Chartiers-Houston (12-7), playing its first year in Class AA, will play Shady Side Academy in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
Deer Lakes 2, Seton-La Salle 1 — Deer Lakes (16-3) picked up a pair of unearned runs in the fourth inning and held off No. 13 Seton-La Salle (8-9) in a Class AA first round game at Highlands. Winning pitcher Adam Fredley struck out 10 and allowed three hits before Todd Coleman came on to earn the save. The Lancers (16-3) will play Greensburg Central Catholic in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
Freeport 9, Brownsville 4 — Robbie Miller had four hits, including a triple, for Freeport in its win in the first round of the playoffs at Mt. Pleasant. The Yellowjackets (12-3) will play Quaker Valley in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
Greensburg C.C. 12, New Brighton 11 — Sean Bialecki went 3 for 5 with a double, as Greensburg Central Catholic (12-5) held on to win in the first round of the Class AA playoffs at Hampton. New Brighton (13-5) rallied, scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh, but was unable to tie the game. The Centurions will play Deer Lakes in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
Laurel 1, Washington 0— Brandon Ritchie pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing two hits with 13 strikeouts and hit a double in the fourth inning that brought home the game-winning run for Laurel in the first round of the playoffs at Chippewa Park. Laurel (11-6) will play Beaver in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Quaker Valley 6, Burrell 3 — Tyler Garbee picked up the win for Quaker Valley in its first-round win in the playoffs at Hampton. The Quakers (18-0) will play Freeport in the quarterfinals.
Shady Side Academy 9, Riverside 2 — No. 14 seed Shady Side Academy won its first-round game in the Class AA playoffs in upset fashion at Highlands. Shady Side Academy (13-7) will play Chartiers-Houston on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.
Carmichaels 10, Frazier 0 (6 inn.) — Brandon Lawless pitched five scoreless innings and gave up two hits to go along with seven strikeouts as the Mikes won a Class A first-round playoff game at Mt. Pleasant. Josh Mundell and Ryan Zalar each had two hits and scored two runs for the Mikes. Carmichaels (13-3) will play Western Beaver in a quarterfinal game on Wednesday.
OLSH 12, Monessen 0 (5 inn.) — Winning pitcher Tim Mulvey took a no-hitter into the fifth inning and finished the game, allowing two hits and striking out seven in OLSH's first-round win at Burgettstown. Noah Shahen went 2 for 2 with three RBI and Dan Bechek was 2 for 4 with two RBI. OLSH (17-2) will play Union in the quarterfinals.
Riverview 9, Rochester 4 — Riverview scored four runs in the fourth and fifth innings and rolled to in a Class A first-round win at Fox Chapel. Raiders Jason Anthony and Zach Aber had three RBI apiece. Riverview (15-2) will play California in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
Serra Catholic 3, Springdale 0 — Dan Popovich's two-run single in the top of the fourth inning was all the top-ranked Eagles (17-1) needed in their first-round win at CCAC-Boyce. Winning pitcher Wayne Hydak threw a complete game and struck out 10.
Western Beaver 6, Jefferson-Morgan 5 — Nick Miller picked up the win for Western Beaver in the first round of the Class A playoffs at Chartiers Valley. Western Beaver (15-2) will play Carmichaels in the quarterfinals.
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