High school roundup: Hempfield tops Norwin in 8 innings
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Dom Mori's two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning lifted Hempfield over host Norwin, 4-3, in the Section 2-AAAA opener for both schools Monday.
Mori's homer gave Hempfield (4-0, 1-0) a 4-2 lead and came off reliever Nick Amendola, who hit a solo homer for Norwin in the bottom of the eighth, the fifth home run of the game.
Solo shots by Joey DeFloria in the first and Erick Loucks in the second helped Hempfield take a 2-1 lead into the seventh inning, when Norwin (2-1, 0-1) tied it on a one-out, RBI single by Dom Farina, scoring JJ Matijevic.
Matijevic also homered for Norwin in the first after DeFloria had given Hempfield a 1-0 lead.
Penn-Trafford 2, Kiski Area 1 — Tyler Smith pitched a complete game and struck out seven to lead Penn-Trafford (4-0, 1-0) in its Section 2-AAAA opener.
Quaker Valley 2, Carlynton 1 — Tyler Garbee got a Section 1 win for Class AA No. 2 Quaker Valley (2-0, 1-0) after pitching a complete game with 11 strikeouts.
South Side Beaver 7, Seton-La Salle 1 — Kyle McLaughlin went 1 for 3 with a home run and four RBIs, and Mason Wilcoxen and Nolan Lamont all homered for South Side Beaver (4-0, 1-0) in Section 1-AA.
Shenango 5, Beaver Falls 0 — Brent McCormick went 1 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs to lead Shenango (1-2, 1-0) in Section 5-AA. Tyler Booher struck out eight for the Wildcats.
Serra Catholic 10, Springdale 0 — John Fazio went 3 for 4 with three RBIs, and Cole McComb pitched a complete game with 12 strikeouts, as Class A No. 4 Serra Catholic (1-2) won a nonsection game.
Chartiers Valley 6, Bethel Park 5 — Libby Chidlow had three hits, including two in the bottom of the seventh, and Chartiers Valley (2-1, 2-1) rallied from a five-run deficit to win in Section 4-AAAA. Chidlow was the catalyst of a six-run inning by leading off the bottom of the seventh with a single and later singling home Amanda Gross for the game-winning run.
Canon-McMillan 16, Mt. Lebanon 3 — Five Canon-McMillan players finished with three hits, and the Class AAAA No. 1 Big Macs (3-0, 3-0) remained unbeaten in Section 4. Abby McCartney (four RBIs), Tara Fowler, Olivia Lorusso, Ashley Buggey and Brittney Crawford all had three hits for Canon-McMillan.
Blackhawk 13, Central Valley 0 — Bridgette Shaffer tossed a complete game and struck out seven to lead the Cougars (2-0, 1-0) in their Section 1-AAA opener. Shaffer also had four hits for Blackhawk.
Montour 6, West Allegheny 4 — Kristen Trohaugh had three RBIs to lead the Spartans (2-4, 1-2) in Section 2-AAA.
South Fayette 2, Ringgold 1 — Ashley Iagnemma pitched a complete-game, one-hitter and struck out 14 to lead South Fayette to a Section 2-AAA win. Sara Jubas had a solo home run for the Lions (3-0, 2-0).
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