Baseball

Section-title aspirations driving Burrell baseball
April 19, 2018
Mark Spohn didn't waste words as he outlined what Burrell needs to do to achieve its goals in the Section 1-3A baseball race. andquot;Just keep

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Penn-Trafford moves baseball, softball games to Sunday at Seton Hill
Spring has lost its way and winter refuses to release the area from its icy clutches. We get it. For nearly a month, the sideways

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High school roundup for April 19, 2018: Shaler baseball tops Pine-Richland on walk-off in 10th inning
Nick Rispoli hit an RBI double to score Colin Harger in the 10th inning and give Shaler a 1-0 win over No. 2 Pine-Richland in

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Burrell baseball leans on 2-out lightning to defeat rival Valley
April 18, 2018
The Burrell baseball team scored four runs in the top of the second inning of Wednesday's Section 1-3A game at rival Valley. As it turns

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Short-handed Franklin Regional tops Latrobe for 4th straight victory
Franklin Regional baseball was down a couple starters, got outhit, had a trio of errors in one inning, and had to use its ace pitcher

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Freeport baseball rallies past Knoch for Section 1-4A victory
Freeport first baseman Matt Charlton used the word andquot;resilientandquot; multiple times to describe his team following a five-run outburst in the seventh inning that led

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Pusateri tosses complete game as North Hills baseball tops Fox Chapel
Joey Pusateri did it with his bat and his arm Wednesday afternoon as North Hills defeated Fox Chapel, 8-3. The senior was 2 for 3

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Blackhawk baseball, Hempfield softball stay atop Trib 10 power rankings
April 17, 2018
Every Tuesday during the 2018 WPIAL baseball and softball season, the TribLive High School Sports Network will release weekly Power Rankings. These rankings have zero

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Westmoreland County pitchers take the spotlight early in season
andquot;This one's for you, dad.andquot; Belle Vernon junior righthander Cole Naylor said he uttered those words to himself seconds before he took the mound Saturday

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Strong defensive effort guides Bethel Park baseball past Canon-McMillan
April 16, 2018
Three batters into their baseball game for the top spot in Section 3-6A, Bethel Park trailed Canon-McMillan, 2-0. Then, the Black Hawks got defensive and

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Diamond Drills: Serra Catholic’s Brian Dzurenda on the lost art of bunting
April 15, 2018
Baseball and softball find their charm in that both can be very simple in nature — pitch the ball, hit the ball, catch the ball.

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This Week on the Trib Live High School Sports Network
The forecast may still be a bit shaky, but our coverage of spring high school sports continues to be rock solid this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network. Section play continues in our coverage of WPIAL baseball and softball along with WPIAL girls and boys lacrosse and WPIAL boys volleyball, plus another […]

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Westmoreland high school week ahead: Week of April 16, 2018
MONDAY Baseball Section 2-6A baseball is expected to produce a tight race that lasts late into the season, so every matchup is important. One of

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High school baseball, softball rankings for week of April 15, 2018
April 14, 2018
rankings Baseball Class 6A 1. Butler, 6-0, 3 2. Pine-Richland, 6-2, 1 3. Hempfield, 6-1, — 4. North Allegheny, 4-2, 2 5. Canon-McMillan, 6-2, 5

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High school roundup for April 14, 2018: Upper St. Clair’s Casey, Zhang combine on no-hitter
Aochem Zhang and Andrew Casey combined for a no-hitter to lead Upper St. Clair (9-2) to a 13-1 win over Brashear (0-3) in five innings

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Baseball, softball players committing as underclassmen a polarizing topic
Tyler Wiederstein knows he has a baseball scholarship waiting for him at Michigan in about three years. But the sophomore pitcher and second baseman from

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Chartiers Valley baseball leans on senior-heavy roster
Like every other baseball team in the WPIAL, Chartiers Valley is behind in its development thanks to the persistent damp, wintry weather. Coach Curt Cairns

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No. 2 Steel Valley baseball rebounds against No. 5 Burrell
After a tough loss at Valley earlier this week, Steel Valley's next trip along the Route 56 bypass was more fruitful. The Ironmen, ranked No.

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High school roundup for April 13, 2018: North Hills baseball topples No. 1 Mars
April 13, 2018
Joey Pusateri threw a five-hitter with seven strikeouts to lead North Hills to a 4-1 win over No. 1 Mars in a Section 1-5A baseball

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Thomas Jefferson baseball sets sights on playoff berth
With Mother Nature's cooperation, the Thomas Jefferson baseball team is gearing for a return trip to the WPIAL playoffs this season. After advancing to the

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