Alle-Kiski roundup: Riverview grabs share of section title
With a mercy-rule victory at Springdale on Friday, Riverview's baseball team wrapped up a share of its first section title since 2004.
The Raiders (12-2), in their first season back in Class A since 2004, capped Section 4-A play with a 14-1, five-inning win over the Dynamos (5-7, 3-5). They tied North Catholic (7-4, 7-1) for the section crown; the teams split their two games this season.
Winning pitcher Anthony Malky held Springdale to one hit and struck out 14.
Dom Conte went 4 for 4 with two doubles, three RBI and three runs scored. Jason Anthony and Cole Quinio each tripled, and Zach Aber went 3 for 3 with three runs scored.
Valley 12, Kittanning 5 — Valley (3-11, 2-8) picked up its first home win with a six-inning relief effort from freshman Jordan Frame, who limited Section 5-AAA foe Kittanning (3-12, 2-8) to two hits and struck out six. Parker Shearon doubled, drove in five runs and scored twice for the Vikings.
Nick Marzullo went 3 for 4 and had three RBI, and Dom Guzzi doubled as part of his three-hit day.
Ford City 10, Summit Academy 0 (6 inn.) — Dave Lattanzio opened the scoring with an RBI double and struck out nine to keep Ford City (6-7, 6-5) in the Section 3-AA playoff hunt. Mike Fennell added a two-run triple for Ford City, and Aaron Shaner added three hits, including the walk-off single. Summit Academy (1-12, 1-11) finished with four hits and five errors.
Riverview 19, Northgate 2 (3 inn.) — Ashley Bruni, who hit a three-run homer and a three-run triple, finished with seven RBI for Riverview (10-6, 8-4) in the nonsection home blowout of Northgate (0-19, 0-14). Sadie Buscher's grand slam ended the game, and Kasey DeRiggi added a three-run triple. Winning pitcher Hannah Larkin did not allow a hit.
Kittanning 14, Ford City 3 (6 inn.) — Kittanning (8-6) took advantage of an eight-run third inning to down non-section rival Ford City (8-7) in six innings. Nicole Johnson homered and drove in four runs for the Wildcats, and winning pitcher Courtney Edwards also had four RBI. Terra Schall, Alexis Adams, Cassie Merryman and Emily Kutch each doubled for Kittanning, which collected 17 hits.
Track and field
Baldwin Invitational — The Kiski Area foursome of Tyler Lookabaugh, Brent Kennedy, Patrick Miller and Tyler Snider took home gold in the 3,200-meter relay at the Baldwin Invitational, which is recognized as one of the state's deepest meets. With a time of 8:06.31, the Cavaliers edged second-place Butler by more than eight seconds.
Kennedy also won the 3,200 as he edged Fox Chapel's twin brothers Ethan and Colin Martin with a time of 9:13.35.
In the McKinney Mile, an event that showcases the meet's top 1,600-meter runners, Ethan Martin narrowly beat North East's Ryan Smathers for first with a time of 4:17.36. Colin Martin took third, and Kiski Area's Snider placed fourth.
Kiski Area's Tatiana Cloud led the local girls with a second-place finish in the 300 hurdles. Cloud finished .08 seconds behind Latrobe's Maddie Mueseler.
Pine-Richland Invitational — Springdale's Emily Lelis won titles in both hurdle events. She prevailed in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.87 and claimed the 300 hurdles with a time of 45.20 — a new meet record.
Knoch's 1,600 girls relay team, which consists of Katie Bozzo, Ashlyn Carlsson, Emily Robb and Jessica Wise, won their event with a time of 4:17.31.
Fox Chapel's William Saunders won the boys 300 hurdles with a time of 40.19.
WPIAL Class AAA team tournament — Fox Chapel swept Chartiers Valley, 5-0, to advance to the quarterfinals, where it will meet North Allegheny at 3:30 p.m. Monday at North Allegheny High School.