High school roundup: Baldwin defeats Central Catholic to stay undefeated
TribLIVE Sports Videos
Shut out through the first four innings, Class AAAA No. 2 Baldwin mounted a late-game rally to overcome host Central Catholic, 5-4, Monday in Section 3.
The Fighting Highlanders (8-0, 5-0) got a three-run double from Tom McCarthy. Jordan Gitzen and Chris Eisel drove in the other two runs for Baldwin, which scored three runs in the fifth inning and two in the sixth.
The Vikings (5-3, 2-2) were led by Pat Ferguson, who went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs.
Norwin 9, Connellsville 4 — J.J. Matijevic, Connor Perry and Dom Farina homered to lead fourth-ranked Norwin (8-2, 5-2) past Connellsville (6-8, 2-6) in Section 2-AAAA.
Plum 7, Franklin Regional 4 — The Mustangs (9-3, 4-1) came alive in the bottom of the fifth inning to score five runs and added two more in the sixth in Section 3-AAAA. Plum's Alex Kiriloff and Mike Maleski each doubled.
Waynesburg 3, Keystone Oaks 1 — Brad Nicholls' two-run single in the bottom of the fifth inning broke a 1-1 tie and lifted Waynesburg (5-5, 3-2) over Keystone Oaks (4-4, 2-2) in Section 3-AAA.
Thomas Jefferson 4, Ringgold 0 — Dave Stover scattered five hits and struck out two in a complete-game victory for Thomas Jefferson (7-4, 6-2) in Section 4-AAA play.
Quaker Valley 12, Brentwood 2 (6 inn.) — Tyler Garbee struck out eight and allowed one hit in five innings to lead Quaker Valley (8-2, 6-2) to a Section 1-AA victory.
Freeport 13, Deer Lakes 2 (6 inn.) — Sophomore Nathan Pastorek, pitching in relief, held Deer Lakes (7-4, 4-2) hitless for 32⁄3 innings and went 2 for 3 with two RBIs to lead Freeport (6-4, 6-1) to a Section 3-AA win.
The Yellowjackets scored 11 runs in the fifth and sixth innings combined.
Hempfield 5, Bethel Park 4 — Eric Loucks' single in the bottom of the sixth inning plated Joey DeFloria and Nico Honiker and lifted third-ranked Hempfield (10-3) to a nonsection win over Bethel Park (6-5).
Plum 10, Oakland Catholic 0 — Jordan Seneca collected two hits, including a double, and two RBIs during a Section 2-AAAA rout for the No. 3 Mustangs (9-1, 7-1).
Amanda Dynoske earned the win with four solid innings before Rachael Adamski closed it out with six strikeouts over the final two innings.
Greensburg Salem 6, Mt. Pleasant 1 — Claire Oberdorf went 3 for 4 with a home run and top-ranked Greensburg Salem (7-1, 7-0) built a 6-0 lead after two innings to distance itself from Mt. Pleasant (7-3, 6-1) at the top of the Section 4-AAA standings.
Seton-La Salle 5, OLSH 3 — Lauren Zola fanned 14 and walked none to lead Class AA No. 5 Seton-La Salle (4-1, 4-1) to a Section 1 win.
The Rebels rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to close the game.
Carmichaels 10, Frazier 1 — Class A No. 2 Carmichaels (9-2, 7-1) got 16 strikeouts from pitcher Erica Burns and cruised to the Section 2 win against Frazier (7-3, 7-2).
Valley 15, Indiana 5 (5 inn.) — The Vikings erupted for 10 runs in the bottom of the fifth to break a 5-5 tie and run away with a five-inning victory in a nonsection clash.
Emily Mann paced Valley (5-3), going 3 for 4 with a double and four RBIs.
Hannah Kentorski and Lilly Ackles each doubled and drove home two runs, Megan Jackson added a triple, and Courtney Toney struck out six to pick up the win.
Holly Sottile doubled for Indiana (1-7).
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.