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Daily News roundup: Norwin baseball falls to Franklin Regional in shootout

| Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 10:18 p.m.

Norwin scored nine runs in the bottom of the first but couldn't hold on as Franklin Regional's Brandon Nania hit a grand slam and drove in five to lead the Panthers (8-2) to a 15-14 come-from-behind victory over the Knights (4-3).

Cody Stanoscek racked up four hits, including three doubles, while Arizona recruit J.J. Matijevic pounded out a pair of two-baggers as part of his three-hit game, but it wasn't enough as Norwin's three-game winning streak came to an end.

Serra Catholic 15, Monessen 0 — Wayne Hydak struck out seven in six innings of work, while Dylan Kugler lashed four hits to help the Eagles (9-1, 4-0) retain their hold on first place in Section 2-A. Serra Catholic has scored at least 13 runs in each of its last three games.

Yough 7, Laurel Highlands 0 — C.J. Vargo tossed a complete-game four-hitter and struck out five to help the Cougars (4-5, 3-2) move into third place in Section 2-AAA.

Elizabeth Forward 10, Ringgold 7 — Luke Badezan pitched a complete game and struck out nine, while Ryan Wardropper went 3 for 4 with two RBI to lead the Warriors to the Section 4-AAA win. Elizabeth Forward (9-2, 3-2) moved into third place.

Southmoreland 13, East Allegheny 9 — The Wildcats (1-7, 1-3) allowed seven runs in the second inning and fought back to get into the game, but the Scotties (4-6, 1-4) were too much. Ryan Coles went 4 for 5 with two doubles in the East Allegheny loss.

Softball

West Mifflin 6, South Park 1 — Paige Flore allowed nine hits, but the Titans defense came up big as West Mifflin (10-1, 7-1) remained alone in first place in Section 3-AAA

Flore struck out two and walked just one.

Yough 11, Belle Vernon 1 (5 inn.) — Allie Harvey doubled twice as part of her three hits and Cassidy Pearce had three singles to support pitcher Macy Mularski as the Cougars (7-3, 5-3) moved into a tie with South Park for third place in Section 3-AAA.

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