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Local roundup: QV baseball remains unbeaten

| Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald
Quaker Valley's Matt Delie winds up for a pitch during a game against Southmoreland Sunday, April 7, 2013, at PNC Park.

The Quaker Valley baseball team kept control of Section 1-AA with wins over Carlynton, 5-0, and Brentwood, 9-3, last week.

The Quakers jumped ahead of the Cougars early April 22, scoring two runs in the bottom of the fourth, and never looked back. Jake Pilewicz gave up only one hit and struck out 11. Matt Delie recorded a double.

The Quakers fell behind the Spartans, 3-1, on Friday but a five-run fourth inning — thanks in part to a TJ Kuny two-run single — gave them the lead. Pilewicz recorded the win on the mound for Quaker Valley and also smacked two doubles.

The wins improved Quaker Valley to 9-0 in section play and 12-0 overall. Sewickley Academy, meanwhile, picked up a nonsection win over Eden Christian, 16-1, and a Section 5-A win over Cornell, 2-1, to improve to 7-2 overall and 5-1 in Section 5-A.

The Panthers had no trouble with Eden on April 22, jumping ahead early and never looking back. Sam Duerr had four hits and five RBI.

The Raiders took a 1-0 lead over the Panthers on Friday but Sewickley Academy responded with runs in the fourth and seventh for the win. Christopher Dick got the win on the mound and recorded five strikeouts.

Boys lacrosse

Quaker Valley recorded a pair of wins last week to continue its control of Division II, Section 3. The Quakers defeated Knoch, 15-11, and Aquinas Academy, 14-7. The wins improved the squad to 7-2 overall and 3-0 in the section. Quaker Valley is tied with Mars on top of the standings. The Quakers end their season with a home game against the Planets on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Sewickley Academy fell to Shady Side Academy, 12-8, and Mt. Lebanon, 10-7, to drop to 2-9 overall and 1-2 in Division I, Section 1. The Panthers will head to the MSLCA Tournament in Worthington, Ohio this weekend where they will face the Buckeye State's Thomas Worthington and Dublin Scioto.

Girls lacrosse

Sewickley Academy recorded a 1-1 mark at the Cleveland Heights Tournament in Ohio this past weekend. The Panthers defeated Cleveland Heights, 11-10, on Friday but fell to Shaker Heights, 10-7. on Saturday.

Earlier in the week the team fell lot Pine Richland, 13-8, and Seneca Valley, 10-9, in overtime. The losses dropped the Panthers to 4-4 in Division I, Section 2. Sewickley Academy trails Pine-Richland (8-0), Seneca Valley (7-1) and North Allegheny (4-3-1) in the section standings.

Sewickley Academy is scheduled to face the Tigers on Tuesday at 4:15 p.m.

Quaker Valley finished last week in fifth place in the Division I, Section 2 standings with a 2-5-1 mark. The Quakers defeated Latrobe, 17-3, and Fox Chapel, 9-5, last week but also fell to Seneca Valley, 8-7, and Shady Side Academy, 16-8.

Middle school track

The Quaker Valley Middle School track teams finished on top of the standings at the Mars Junior High Invitational last week. The boys squad finished in first while the girls came in second.

Amos Luptak and Zach Skolnekovich finished in first and second place, respectively, in the mile. Luptak also finished the 800-meter with a time of 2:08 — a new school and meet record.

Noah Berry medaled in three events — first in the triple jump, second in the long jump and third in the hurdles.

The girls were led by Alana Davidson, who finished first in the high jump and triple jump. Lucie Kubinski finished third in the mile, with a time of 5:30.

College track

Edinboro junior Tabitha Bemis competed in the college women's triple jump competition at the 119th Penn Relays last week at the University of Pennsylvania. The Quaker Valley grad ended up in 22nd with a jump of 34 feet, 2 inches. The leap is second best in the PSAC this year. It is second only to her jump of 39-2.25 recorded earlier this season at the Charlotte 49er Classic.

College golf

The Carnegie Mellon men's golf team hosted its annual invitational last week at the Longue Vue Country Club in Verona. The Tartarns finished in first place with a score of 315.

Junior Ian Banor was the individual medalist at the event after he finished with a 3-over par 73. The Sewickley Academy grad leads the program with nine career invitational wins.

Nathan Smith is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at or via Twitter @NSmith_Trib.

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