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Daily News roundup: Greater Allegheny falls in USCAA Series opener

| Monday, May 6, 2013, 11:39 p.m.

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.

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