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High school roundup: West Alegheny tops No. 1 Blackhawk

| Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 9:54 p.m.

Colin Claus tossed a complete game and West Allegheny pulled off the upset of top-ranked Blackhawk with a 2-1 victory Wednesday.

Claus struck out seven and scattered four hits. The host Indians (13-4, 6-4 Section 1-AAA) scored both runs in the third.

Chase Migliore had two hits and an RBI for the Cougars (11-2, 8-2), who saw their seven-game winning streak end.

Penn-Trafford 6, Latrobe 0 — Tyler Smith allowed four hits and struck out 12 in a complete-game victory that sealed the third and final playoff spot for No. 4 Penn-Trafford (15-4, 8-4) in Section 2-AAAA.

New Brighton 9, Carlynton5 — A five-run sixth inning helped New Brighton (10-6, 9-4 Section 1-AA) get by Carlynton (3-13, 3-11) for its fourth consecutive win.

Beaver Falls 7, Mohawk 6 — Cordell Cummings smacked three hits, including a double, and Beaver Falls (4-12, 3-11) halted a seven-game losing streak by outlasting Mohawk (5-10, 4-9) in Section 5-AA.

Bishop Canevin 13, Geibel0 — Tyler Lampus and Cameron Kohan combined for a no-hitter to help Bishop Canevin (10-3, 8-2) clinch a share of the Section 2-A title.

Central Catholic 5, Shaler 1 — Alex Baretta had two hits, including a triple as Central Catholic (12-4) picked up its sixth consecutive victory. Shaler (12-6) was led by Sam Ireland, who had a pair of hits and a triple in the nonsection game.

Moon 6, Hopewell 0 — Austin Hoffman and Mason Prickett each homered during a six-run seventh inning that propelled Moon (12-3) past Hopewell (3-13) in nonsection play.

OLSH 9, Avella 2 — Keifer Bishop and Dan Becheck each had two RBIs to lead OLSH (13-5) past Avella (7-4) for the nonsection win.

Plum 5, Seneca Valley 1 — Plum scored five runs in the first three innings and held on for a nonsection win against Seneca Valley (6-10). Mike Maleski doubled and drove in two runs and Dante Palmieri doubled, drove in a run and scored another for the Class AAAA No. 5 Mustangs (14-5).

Softball

Hampton 5, Highlands 4 — Breanna Lent, who went 4 for 4 with a double, scored from third on a fielder's choice in the bottom of the seventh to win it for Hampton (5-7, 5-5 Section 5-AAA).

Charleroi 5, South Allegheny4 — Charleroi (10-3, 8-1) won its first Section 4-AA title in 22 years with a run scored on a fielder's choice in the bottom of the seventh.

Beaver 1, Seton-La Salle 0 — Class AA No. 2 Beaver (13-0) scored an unearned run in the bottom of the third to snap No. 5 Seton-La Salle's (10-2) eight-game win streak.

Blackhawk 3, West Allegheny2 — The Cougars (10-3, 8-2) used a three-run fourth inning to get by Class AAA No. 5 West Allegheny (10-5, 8-4), which has lost three of its past four, in a nonsection matchup.

West Mifflin 1, McKeesport0 — Paige Flore fired a two-hitter with 13 strikeouts and two walks to lead the Class AAA No. 4 Titans (16-2) to their ninth straight win.

Tennis

The WPIAL team tennis championship matches were postponed until Thursday. In Class AAA, Mt. Lebanon will play Shady Side Academy at 3 p.m. Sewickley Academy will play Mars at 2 p.m. Both matches are at North Allegheny.

Track and field

Lists of qualifiers for the WPIAL Class AAA and AA track and field championships, scheduled for May 15, can be found at www.wpial.org.

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