Greensburg Tribune-Review roundup: Hempfield tops Latrobe in 8th inning

| Thursday, May 2, 2013, 9:18 p.m.

Hempfield scored three times in the top of the eighth inning and held off a rally in the bottom half to secure a 4-3 victory over Latrobe in Section 1-AAAA play Thursday.

Hope Pehrson earned the victory for No. 4 Hempfield (14-4, 9-3).

Shelby Noel homered for Latrobe (12-3, 10-2).

Elizabeth Forward 2, Belle Vernon 1 — Ashley Hoak hit the game-winning RBI single to score Jessica Guffey in the bottom of the seventh as No. 3 Elizabeth Forward (13-3, 9-3) won in Section 3-AAA.

Southmoreland 13, Yough 2 — The Scotties (6-7, 6-6) scored eight runs in the third inning on their way to a Section 3-AAA win over the host Cougars (7-9, 5-7). Kristen Suhan was the winning pitcher for Southmoreland.

Greensburg Salem 15, Derry 0 (4 inn.) — Taylor Mehan had three hits, including two home runs, as No. 1 Greensburg Salem (15-1, 12-0) completed an undefeated season in Section 4-AAA.

Claire Oberdorf homered and doubled, and Jayne Oberdorf allowed just two hits in the win for the Lions.

Frazier 13, California 1 (5 inn.) — Alexis Livingstone doubled twice, and Monica Joseph tripled and singled as Frazier won in Section 2-A. With the win, the Commodores (15-2, 13-1) clinched a share of the section title with Carmichaels.

Andrea Lash and Alexus Eicher each had two singles for Frazier. Lash tossed a four-hitter to earn the win.

Jeannette 15, St. Joseph 2 (5 inn.) — A nine-run second inning propelled Jeannette (13-3, 10-2) to its 12th consecutive victory and a Section 3-A title. Winning pitcher Nicole Hall allowed two hits and doubled. Jeannette finished tied with Leechburg (10-3, 10-2), but the Jayhawks won both meetings against the Blue Devils.

Connellsville 9, Mt. Pleasant 6 — Emily Keslar had two doubles and earned the victory as Connellsville (7-8) won in nonsection play. Jade Tressler homered for Mt. Pleasant (11-7).


Latrobe 7, Penn-Trafford 3 — Ray Sowinski homered, and Josh Keefe earned the win as Latrobe (7-8, 6-5) scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth en route to a victory in Section 2-AAAA. Ryan Marasti had three hits for Penn-Trafford (11-5, 8-3).

Greensburg Central Catholic 15, Southmoreland 8 — Andrew Lipniskis singled twice and tripled, and Collin Liberatore had a pair of doubles for the Centurions (10-4, 8-3) in a Section 4-AA win. Matt Oleyar had three singles in victory.

Jeannette 19, Wilkinsburg 1 (3 inn.) — In nonsection play, Jordan Edmunds had three hits and earned the win, and Michael Wise homered to guide Jeannette (7-6) to victory.

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