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Top-ranked Blackhawk cruises to victory

| Friday, April 13, 2012, 10:02 p.m.
Valley's Katrina George dives for the ball and makes the catch during the game against Knoch at Valley High School on April 13, 2012. Knoch won, 7-0.
Erica Hilliard  |  Valley News Dispatch
Valley's Katrina George dives for the ball and makes the catch during the game against Knoch at Valley High School on April 13, 2012. Knoch won, 7-0. Erica Hilliard | Valley News Dispatch

Matt Emge hit a grand slam, and Sean Hupp had a two-run home run to lead No. 1 Blackhawk (9-0, 4-0) to a 17-1, Section 1 win over Central Valley in five innings Friday. Adam Rousseau earned the win.

Seneca Valley 12, Pine-Richland 5 — Sam Fragale had a triple and home run to lead Class AAAA No. 3 Seneca Valley to a Section 1 win. Zach DeTillio earned the win by striking out eight batters for Seneca Valley (7-1, 3-0). Zach Sharrer had two doubles for Pine-Richland (6-3, 2-2).

Canon-McMillan 6, Baldwin 2 — Frank Fortunato hit a two-run home run in the sixth to lead Canon-McMillan (3-6, 1-2) to a Section 3 win. Kevin Forrester threw a complete game, allowing six hits and striking out four.

West Allegheny 11, New Castle 4 — Tyler Amedure, Anthony Carter, Shea Beaumont and Chris Allison had doubles to lead West Allegheny (7-2, 3-1) to a Section 1-AAA win.

Beaver 11, Ambridge 7 — Christian Herstine collected six RBI in one inning to lead Beaver (6-2, 3-0) to a Section 1-AAA win.

North Catholic 7, Avonworth 5 — Jake Miller had a double, triple and three RBI in a Section 4-A win for North Catholic (4-2, 2-1).

Freedom 10, South Fayette 6 — Francis O'Connor hit a grand slam in the fifth inning to lead Class AA No. 4 Freedom (6-2, 4-0) to a Section 1 win over South Fayette (4-5, 3-1).

Serra Catholic 13, Freeport 0(5 inn.) — Wayne Hydak struck out five and threw a two-hitter to lead Class A No. 1 Serra Catholic (7-1) to a nonsection win.

Seton-La Salle 12, Sto-Rox 1 — Devin Reddy went 2 for 4 with a three-run home run and five RBI for Seton-La Salle (5-3, 2-1) in a Section 1-AA victory. Alex Borofski earned the win.

Softball

Elizabeth Forward 6, Thomas Jefferson 5 — Kelsey Havel had a double, home run and three RBI to lead Class AAA No. 4 Elizabeth Forward (8-2, 3-1) to a Section 3-AAA win.

Pine Richland 17, North Hills 2 (4 inn.) — Alyssa Clark hit a grand slam and finished with six RBI for Class AAAA No. 4 Pine Richland (8-2, 3-2) in a Section 3-AAA win.

McGuffey 5, Chartiers Valley 1 — Casey Weiss had 12 strikeouts, and Elyse Stoner had two doubles to lead McGuffey (7-2, 3-1) to a Section 2-AAA win.

Hockey

Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 2 – Trevor Gooch scored with three minutes left to lead Philadelphia to victory at the America's Showcase at RMU's Island Sports Center. A.J. Coleman and Justin Sabilla scored for Pittsburgh (1-2).

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