Baseball

Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2018-19 baseball season
July 13, 2019
Winning PIAA championships in baseball is becoming increasingly harder for WPIAL teams.

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North Allegheny’s Jared Orwell (center) celebrates with Ryan Dougherty (6) and J.T. Montross after driving in a run against Pine-Richland in a PIAA Class 6A quarterfinal Thursday, June 6, 2019, at La Roche University.
PIAA baseball committee wants games added to regular season
Pennsylvania high school baseball teams could play a few more regular-season games next season, if the PIAA baseball steering committee gets its wish.

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Central Catholic baseball’s Will Ray commits to Wake Forest
July 9, 2019
Central Catholic’s Will Ray is the lastest WPIAL baseball recruit heading south.

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Pine-Richland pitcher Tommy Beam (22) competes against Penn-Trafford April 2, 2019 at Pine-Richland.
Pine-Richland pitcher Tommy Beam commits to West Virginia
July 5, 2019
Pine-Richland pitcher Tommy Beam, who helped the Rams win a WPIAL title this spring, committed Friday to West Virginia.

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West Allegheny’s Hendrick selected to High School All-Star Game
Austin Hendrick, a rising senior at West Allegheny and a Mississippi State baseball verbal commit, will compete in the inaugural High School All-Star Game on Saturday at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

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Trinity’s Riley DeRubbo scores over Penn-Trafford’s Bella Long during their WPIAL Class 5A first round playoff game Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at Mt. Lebanon High School.
Trinity basketball’s Riley DeRubbo adds St. Francis offer
June 30, 2019
Trinity’s Riley DeRubbo, who missed most of her junior basketball season after knee surgery, has added another Division 1 offer.

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Franklin Regional’s Palmer Jackson hits his second shot on Hole 17 during the PIAA West Region Golf Championships Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Tom’s Run Golf Course in Blairsville.
Palmer Jackson named Tribune-Review Westmoreland Boys Athlete of the Year
June 29, 2019
Franklin Regional senior Palmer Jackson has played some of the top golf courses across the United States.

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Fox Chapel baseball eager for 2020 season
June 28, 2019
Fox Chapel baseball coach Jim Hastings felt his team made some strides this past season.

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Blackhawk pitcher Brendan McKay delivers to the plate against Montour at Chippewa Park.
Ex-Blackhawk baseball star Brendan McKay making major league debut
As the Trib’s player of the year in 2014, Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay was asked to predict where he saw himself in five years.

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Peters Township baseball coach Joe Maize talks to his players after an inning in a practice game at Peterswood Park baseball field on Jun. 4, 2011.
Peters Township’s Joe Maize resigns as baseball coach after 35 years
June 25, 2019
A sign in Joe Maize’s game room reminds visitors that “Baseball Lives Here,” an item he picked up while visiting Cooperstown, N.Y.

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West Allegheny’s Hendrick shines at summer showcases
West Allegheny outfielder/pitcher Austin Hendrick continues to make a name for himself as one of the best hitters in the 2020 MLB Draft.

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Pitching coach Watson takes over Belle Vernon baseball program
June 24, 2019
For Tony Watson, there’s no place like home.

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Steel Valley’s Andre Good celebrates after the final out in a 5-4 win over Hopewell in the WPIAL Class 3A championship game Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Wild Things Park.
Head of the Class: Baseball Player and Coach of the Year for each classification
The WPIAL baseball playoffs were as unpredictable as ever this season with only one top-seeded team winning a title.

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Serra’s Alex Glumac (l) celebrates with Mark Black after hitting out the first pitch of the game against Seton LaSalle Tuesday, June 11, 2019 during PIAA 2-AA baseball semifinals at West Mifflin Area High School.
Serra Catholic’s Mark Black named Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Year
June 23, 2019
The Youghiogheny runs beyond the outfield fence at Boston Field in McKeesport, the home for Serra Catholic baseball.

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Seton LaSalle pitcher Drew Lafferty delivers against Serra Catholic during the WPIAL Class 2A final Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Wild Things Park.
WPIAL’s youth movement shows in 2019 Trib HSSN baseball all-stars
WPIAL baseball has witnessed an influx of talented freshmen in recent years and their arrival is reflected in the Trib 10.

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Freeport’s starting pitcher Jarrett Heilman throws against Burrell Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Freeport Community Park.
Freeport’s Jarrett Heilman named Valley News Dispatch Baseball Player of the Year
June 22, 2019
2019 Valley News Dispatch Baseball All-Stars

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Yough’s Jarret Bach is a Pitt recruit.
Yough’s Bach named Westmoreland Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
2019 Tribune-Review Westmoreland Baseball All-Stars

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Mark Black is congratulated by first base coach Phil Cicco after a first-inning single against Neshannock on June 6, 2019, at Shaler.
Serra catcher Mark Black makes All-America team
June 19, 2019
Catcher Mark Black, who helped guide Serra Catholic to runner-up finishes in the WPIAL and PIAA (Class 2A) this season with his gaudy numbers and behind-the-plate presence, is an All-American.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week shines in PIAA playoffs
June 17, 2019
The Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week is Serra Catholic freshman Nico Eremic, who contributed from the clean-up spot in a PIAA semifinal win and a championship game loss.

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Final Trib HSSN state baseball rankings for 2019 season
June 16, 2019
State champions have been crowned as another season comes to an end with the final edition of the Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings.

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