High school roundup: Baldwin defeats Central Catholic to stay undefeated
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 3 2⁄3 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).