Daily News roundup: Thomas Jefferson gets past Ringgold in Section 4-AAA
By Staff Reports
Published: Friday, April 26, 2013, 12:12 a.m.
Colton Booher hit a two-run homer to account for all the offense and also struck out eight in a complete-game victory as Thomas Jefferson (9-6, 5-3) got past Ringgold, 2-1, in a key Section 4-AAA matchup.
With the win, the Jaguars remain tied with West Mifflin for second place behind South Park and in line for a WPIAL playoff berth.
Shady Side Academy 3, East Allegheny 2 — The Wildcats pulled off an upset of Steel Valley in the last week but couldn't get a second as the Indians' Paul McCullough went 2 for 2 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.
Geibel 19, Clairton 17 — The Bears nearly had an answer for everything the Gators threw at them but could not overcome a four-run fifth that gave Geibel an 18-14 lead. Clairton now has lost five of its last six.
Indiana 8, Yough 2 — The Little Indians blew open a close game with a five-spot in the fourth to maintain their one-game lead over Derry in Section 2-AAA and drop the Cougars into third place, two games out.
South Allegheny 3, Southmoreland 2 — Dayton Goodrum came up with a game-winning RBI single in bottom of the seventh to help the Gladiators win their first Section 4-AA game.
Serra Catholic 5, Frazier 4 — The Eagles nearly blew a four-run lead in the bottom of the seventh but held on to remain undefeated against Class A opponents. Serra Catholic (11-1, 6-0) needs two wins in its final four section games to lock up a share of the Section 2 title.
Southmoreland 3, Elizabeth Forward 2 — Anna Marie Gatti earned the win, and Sarah Brown doubled to lead Southmoreland (5-6, 5-5). Courtney Hrabosky tripled for No. 2 Elizabeth Forward (11-3, 7-3).
It was the second time the Scotties defeated the Warriors this season and it dropped Elizabeth Forward out of first place in Section 3-AAA.
West Mifflin 10, Yough 3 — Amanda Leschak had three hits, and Paige Flore was solid on the mound as the Titans took over first place in Section 3-AAA. The Cougars were officially eliminated from the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs for the first time since 2007.
Brentwood 12, East Allegheny 1 (5 inn.) — Miranda Klein had three hits, including a double, and drove in four to help the Spartans hold onto second place in Section 4-AA.
South Park 10, Thomas Jefferson 0 (5 inn.) — Dana Achille allowed two hits as the Eagles clinched a spot in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs.
Serra Catholic 5, West Greene 3 (8 inn.) — The Eagles were pushed to extra innings before Morgan Willaman drove in Allie Taylor for the winning run in the eighth inning. Amy McNeill later stole home for an insurance run.
West Greene didn't have a base runner after the fourth inning.
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