| Sports

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Alle-Kiski roundup: Back-to-back homers in 7th lift Plum softball over Serra

Jason Bridge | Valley News Dispatch
Riverview's Zach Aber hits an RBI single against Apollo-Ridge during the 'Fan Appreciation' game at Riverside Park in Oakmont on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Top high school sports
By Staff Reports
Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 11:21 p.m.

Plum's softball team showed it has a flair for the dramatic.

The playoff-bound Mustangs used back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on Tuesday to edge Serra Catholic, 11-10, in a nonsection thriller.

The solo homers came on the first two at-bats of the inning, the first with the Mustangs trailing, 10-9.

Melissa Leclair led off with a fence-clearing blast to tie it at 10, and Karlie Serakowski followed to give Plum (14-5) the walk-off win over the Eagles (10-6).

LeClair also doubled and drove in three runs. Teammates Jordan Seneca, Ashley Oravetz and Lyndi Garesis added doubles.

Kiski Area 5, Burrell 4 — Kelsey Kinnamon hit a two-run homer to lead Class AAAA Kiski Area (6-9) past Class A No. 5 Burrell (13-4) in a nonsection game. Maddie Antone doubled twice, one to drive in two runs, and Emma Weaver picked up the win for Kiski Area.

Ashley Szymkowiak hit two solo homers for Burrell.

Highlands 17, Ford City 6 (6 inn.) — Gabby Miller went 4 for 4 with two homers, two singles and six RBI as Highlands (8-5) breezed past Ford City (8-9) in nonsection play.

Miller also picked up the win, going all six innings and striking out eight. Cassidy Runyan drove in four runs, including a solo homer and a two-run triple, and Kaylee Simpson chipped in a solo homer for Highlands.

Holly Penn had three hits, including an RBI single, and scored three runs for Ford City.


Burrell 11, West Shamokin 0(5 inn.) — Dustin Maloney's no-hitter helped Burrell (7-8) clinch its 16th straight playoff berth with a Section 3-AA win.

Maloney struck out seven, and Justin Fleck doubled and had two RBI for the Bucs.

Riverview 2, Apollo-Ridge 0 — Anthony Malky pitched a one-hitter for the Raiders (13-2) during the team's fan-appreciation event at Riverside Park. Malky struck out 15 to raise his WPIAL-leading total to 101.

Zach Aber and Kevin Gray each drove in runs in the fourth inning for the Raiders, ranked No. 2 in Class A.

Mitch Johnston doubled for Class AA Apollo-Ridge (9-12).

Fox Chapel 7, Penn-Trafford 4 — Taylor Huber, Bobby Killian and Joe Palumbo had consecutive triples that produced three runs for Fox Chapel (12-7) in a nonsection win over Penn-Trafford (12-6).

Fox Chapel is headed to the Class AAAA playoffs for the first time in six seasons.

Boys tennis

Vincentian 3, Valley 2 — Valley's first loss came in the WPIAL Class AA quarterfinals as the third-seeded Vikings fell to the No. 11 Royals.

The No. 2 doubles tandem of Andrew Macura and Quentin Gatto won in three sets, and Josh Denham earned a victory at No. 3 singles for Valley (15-1). Vikings' No. 1 singles player, Cody Schrecongost, fell to WPIAL singles champion Derek Chen, 6-3, 6-3.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers notebook: Opportunity awaits Boykin
  2. Pirates showing interest in starting pitcher Masterson
  3. Coal industry’s decline chokes Central Appalachian towns
  4. NFL notebook: Jeannette’s Pryor reportedly will sign with Browns
  5. Despite cross-check, Pens’ Crosby expects contact in front of net
  6. Founder of Z&M Cycle Sales in Hempfield killed in Florida motorcycle crash
  7. CPR helps revive Heinz Field worker with cardiac arrest
  8. Steelers’ Roethlisberger remains in concussion protocol
  9. Judge in ex-Massey Energy CEO’s trial pushes jury to reach verdict
  10. Starkey: Tomlin lived in his fears
  11. Monessen lawyer disbarred by state disciplinary board