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High school roundup: Plum baseball team secures 4th in a row

| Saturday, March 30, 2013, 9:27 p.m.

Junior infielder Mike Maleski powered Class AAAA No. 5 Plum to its fourth straight win Saturday, as the Mustangs downed Kiski Area, 7-3, in a nonsection baseball game at Plum.

Maleski had three hits, including a home run, as Plum (4-0) took a 6-0 lead into the sixth inning.

Will Kirkpatrick added a double for Plum. The game was the season opener for Kiski Area (0-1).

Mt. Pleasant 9, Burrell 8 — Despite scoring four runs in the first inning, Burrell (0-1) couldn't hold off host Mt. Pleasant (2-1).

Eric Clausen went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI for Burrell.

Indiana 9, Deer Lakes 5 — Sean Thompson went 4 for 4 to lead the Little Indians (1-0) to a nonsection victory over Deer Lakes (0-2) at Pullman Park.

Ryan Crepps doubled and Dan Clark tripled for Indiana. Jimmy Fiel doubled for Deer Lakes.

Softball

Deer Lakes 7, Knoch 3 — Leanne Crawford had three hits to power defending WPIAL champion and Class AA preseason No. 1 Deer Lakes (1-0) to a season-opening win over Class AAA Knoch (4-2) at Pullman Park.

Courtney Lubick added a double and two RBI.

Maureen Hutchinson also had a two-base hit for the Lancers.

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