Daily News roundup: Greater Allegheny falls in USCAA Series opener
Penn State Greater Allegheny will have to take the long road to win the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Small College World Series.
In its opening game of the double-elimination tournament Monday at Pullman Park, PSGA dropped a 4-0 decision to Selma (Ala.) University. Selma right fielder Robert Brown went 3 for 3 with two RBI and a run scored.
Lions freshman starting pitcher Zack Krivda went six innings, allowed nine hits, struck out six and did not issue a walk.
Earlier in the day, Krivda (McKeesport, freshman outfielder Alente Johnson (Rochester), sophomore outfielder Zach Zeroski (West Allegheny) and pitcher Evan James (Penn-Trafford) were named second-team All-Americans.
Penn State Greater Allegheny is serving as the host school for the tournament.
High school baseball
Penn-Trafford 10, Norwin 5 — The Knights came in with an outside shot to earn a share of their fifth consecutive Section 2-AAAA title but could not hold onto an early 3-0 lead.
Serra Catholic 4, Homer-Center 2 — Chad Hazaga struck out four in three innings to lead Class A No. 2 Serra Catholic (16-1) in a nonsection game.
Mt. Pleasant 11, Yough 8 — The Cougars had an opportunity to move into sole possession of second place in Section 3 but will have to settle for a tie with Derry and their first WPIAL Class AAA playoff berth since 2007.
High school softball
West Mifflin 14, Upper St. Clair 0 (5 inn.) — Syd Zalice hit three doubles, and Crystal Cook allowed only two hits to help the Titans to a nonsection win. West Mifflin already has locked up a spot in the Class AAA playoffs for the first time since 1998.
Steel Valley 12, Keystone Oaks 8 — Melissa Cerda doubled and homered to support freshman pitcher Maddie Cotter, who struck out seven in a complete game nonsection win for the Ironmen.