Valley News high school roundup: Highlands baseball wins suspended game
A one-day suspension of play gave the Highlands baseball team's opponent, Valley, time to revive after a poor start, but the Golden Rams held on to the lead they established before the weather became a factor in the Section 5-AAA matchup.
Highlands won, 10-5, Wednesday after play resumed in the third inning. It led, 6-1, Tuesday evening before rain ruined playing conditions. Valley (1-6, 0-4) scored two runs each in the fifth and sixth innings, and Highlands (3-3, 2-2) added four runs in the sixth.
Tyler Alworth singled twice, scored twice and drove in three for the Golden Rams, and Ryan Richards, in addition to earning the pitching win, hit a two-run triple in the sixth.
Parker Shearon doubled during a three-hit day, and Dom Guzzi doubled and drove in a run for Valley, which finished with 10 hits to Highlands' eight.
Knoch 5, Kittanning 0 — Caleb Thorn and Andy Fritz provided all the offense Knoch needed in a Section 5-AAA win over Kittanning.
Thorn doubled twice, singled and drove in two runs, and Fritz doubled, singled twice and had three RBI for the Knights (4-4, 3-1). Pitcher Taylor Sharer earned the shutout win.
Liam Doms singled twice for Kittanning (1-7, 0-4).
Deer Lakes 10-13, Summit Academy 0-1 — In the shutout win, Kevin Begley doubled twice and drove in two runs, and John Carnprobst held Summit Academy (0-6, 0-6) to one hit in the Section 3-AA win for Deer Lakes (8-2, 6-0). During the other half of the doubleheader, Josh Plocki struck out nine and did not allow a hit.
Zach Hudicek had three hits including a home run and drove in three runs, and Jimmy Feil also had three hits, including a double.
North Catholic 4, Springdale 3 — Shane Haggerty's two-run single in the bottom of the seventh pushed North Catholic (2-4, 2-1) past Springdale (3-4, 1-2) in Section 4-A.
Adam Lock and Austin Kline each doubled for the Dynamos, who had nine hits to North Catholic's three but also committed four errors.
Woodland Hills 8, Kiski Area 7 — A four-run bottom of the sixth for Woodland Hills (4-5) was a sufficient answer to the three runs scored by Kiski Area (2-6) in the top of the inning.
Doug Donatelli and Brandon Smail each doubled twice, and Troy Glendenning doubled once for Kiski Area, which had nine hits but also seven errors. Woodland Hills finished with four hits and no errors.
Valley 19, Apollo-Ridge 7 — Jolene Barry led the offensive charge with a two-run triple for Valley (3-4, 3-4) in the Section 3-AA win. Alyssa Ruffini hit a two-run double, while Courtney Toney picked up the win for Valley (3-4, 3-4). Dana Speranza singled in a run and scored twice for Apollo-Ridge (2-6, 2-6).
Leechburg 11-17, Ellis School 0-6 — In the five-inning shutout victory, pitcher Kenzie Young did not allow a base runner and had 10 strikeouts. Miranda Reesman led the Leechburg (7-1, 7-1) offense with three doubles. In the other half of the doubleheader, Lindsey Rowe earned the win as pitcher, tripled and drove in four runs. Reesman homered, and Alli Oberdorf finished with four hits. The Ellis School (0-6, 0-6) had one hit.
Hampton 4, Kittanning 1 — Kittanning (3-4, 3-3) finished with eight hits to Hampton's five, but the Talbots (3-3, 3-3) came out on top in the Section 5-AAA contest.
Courtney Edwards went 2 for 2 with an RBI single in the bottom of the first for Kittanning.
Hampton's Allison Clifford had the game's only extra-base hit, a double.