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District 31 American Legion teams picking up pace

Michael Love
| Sunday, June 10, 2018, 9:30 p.m.
Irwin pitcher Derek Turcovski competes against West Hempfield during a District 31 American Legion baseball game Monday, June 4, 2018, at Norwin.
Louis Raggiunti | For the Tribune-Review
Irwin pitcher Derek Turcovski competes against West Hempfield during a District 31 American Legion baseball game Monday, June 4, 2018, at Norwin.

With all of the area schools out for the summer, the 12 American Legion baseball teams in District 31 are picking up the pace as they head into the second week of the month.

Hempfield East (6-0) remained undefeated Saturday with a 3-2 win over Unity (5-3).

Latrobe (7-2) kept pace with a 3-2 triumph against league newcomer Young Township.

Yough (5-2) is in third place. It bounced back from Wednesday's 5-1 loss to Latrobe with a 5-2 victory over West Hempfield the next night.

Rounding out the standings through Sunday, Jeannette is 3-2 and Bushy Run is 2-2, followed by Kiski Valley (3-4), West Hempfield (2-3), Derry (3-5), Young Township (2-5), Irwin (1-5) and Mt. Pleasant (0-6).

The Kiski Valley-Latrobe game Sunday was rained out.

League play resumes Monday, with a trio of games. Mt. Pleasant takes on Derry at Derry High School, Unity and Irwin meet at Norwin High School, and West Hempfield plays Bushy Run at Penn-Trafford High School.

Sunday's storms and the chance of rain Monday could affect the schedule.

Tuesday's games feature West Hempfield and Latrobe at Latrobe's Legion Keener Field, Bushy Run and Jeannette at Buster Clarkson Field, Hempfield East and Young Township at Bertolino Field and Mt. Pleasant and Irwin at Norwin High School.

All weeknight games are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

Michael Love is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at mlove@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Mlove_Trib.

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