Baseball

North Allegheny’s Cole Young (7) high-fives Logan Andreyko after scoring during their game against Seneca Valley on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in McCandless.
North Allegheny’s talented lineup, rotation aims to ‘prove something’
April 11, 2021
In a way, pitcher Kyle Demi personifies North Allegheny’s mindset this season. He’s a big right-hander with a fastball that can reach 90 mph, but most folks around the WPIAL haven’t seen him throw it.

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Thomas Jefferson baseball to gain experience on the fly
Thomas Jefferson’s baseball roster is a bit misleading.

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Brentwood’s Kevin McCleary pitches against Eden Christian on March 26, 2021.
Brentwood baseball knocking off rust
The Brentwood Spartans experienced a rocky start on the diamond, losing their first three games including back-to-back section defeats to Fort Cherry.

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Baldwin baseball rebuilding project making progress
As Dorothy says repeatedly in the iconic movie “The Wizard of Oz,” there’s no place like home.

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High school roundup for April 10, 2021: South Fayette captures PIAA competitive spirit title
April 10, 2021
South Fayette earned a state title in the Class 3A large division with a score of 89.97 on Saturday at the PIAA competitive spirit championships in Hershey.

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North Allegheny pitcher Kyle Demi delivers during a game against Seneca Valley on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in McCandless.
Trib HSSN baseball rankings for April 10, 2021
Class 6A

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Penn Hills’ Jonah Silverman is a member of the 2021 baseball team and track and field team.
Penn Hills’ Silverman is a student-athlete for all seasons
Jonah Silverman is a unique two-sport athlete at Penn Hills.

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Penn Hills’ Anthony Sciulli throws against Riverview on March 17, 2021 at Wild Things Park.
Penn Hills’ Anthony Sciulli healthy, ready to anchor pitching staff
Anthony Sciulli represents a blueprint for perseverance and overcoming obstacles.

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Jacob McGuire is a sophomore on the 2021 Pine-Richland baseball team.
Sophomore McGuire off to impressive start for Pine-Richland baseball
Jacob McGuire walked off the mound after the final out of Pine-Richland’s 11-0 win in five innings in the season opener against North Catholic happy with his performance.

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High school roundup for April 9, 2021: Beaver’s Payton List dominates with arm, bat
Payton List checked boxes all over the stat sheet in Beaver’s Section 3-4A softball victory Friday afternoon.

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Pete Maund watches the Penn-Trafford baseball game against Norwin from a bench dedicated in the memory of his son, Mac, after it was unveiled on Friday, April 9, 2021, at Penn-Trafford High School.
Penn-Trafford baseball unveils memorial to the late Maclean Maund
April 9, 2021
With a simple gesture, the raising of their caps, players and coaches from rival teams who stood single file along the first- and third-base lines saluted in unison the life of Maclean Maund.

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Norwin’s Eric Chorba (19) celebrates his three-run home run with Ronnie Howard (8), Jacob Kendro (18) and EJ Dunn during their game against Penn-Trafford on Friday, April 9, 2021, at Penn-Trafford High School.
Norwin’s bats wake up in win over Penn-Trafford
Eric Chorba zeroed in on a 1-0 fastball that arrived a touch inside. When it met the business end of his bat and he sent it climbing toward a sun-canvased sky, the Norwin senior was out of his admitted slump and his team was well on its way to another victory.

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Franklin Regional’s Louie Kegerreis turns a double play against Penn-Trafford on Tuesday.
Trib 10: For the first time in a long time, WPIAL baseball, softball power rankings
April 8, 2021
It has been two years since we felt the spring power.

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Deer Lakes pitcher and outfielder Justin Brannagan prepares for the 2020 season.
A-K Valley boys baseball notebook: Hot bats, solid pitching boost Deer Lakes
With a few big bats and some dominant pitching from juniors Justin Brannagan and Jacob Danka, the Deer Lakes Lancers have gotten off to a hot start in 2021.

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Norwin pitcher Zach Potthoff delivers during a scrimmage against Yough on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at Norwin High School.
WPIAL coaches agree: Back-to-back section games ‘more equitable’
Baseball teams that opened WPIAL section play earlier this week had a similar refrain for their opponents: “See you tomorrow.”

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Valley’s John Luke Bailey prepares to throw a pitch against Derry on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
Valley baseball winning arms race in season’s opening weeks
In 2021, pitching will come at a premium as teams will be forced to dive deep into their rotations for back-to-back section games each week.

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Franklin Regional’s Timmy Quinn celebrates with Andrew Muraco after Muraco’s home run against Penn-Trafford on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Penn-Trafford High School.
Westmoreland baseball notebook: Franklin Regional uses simple formula for success
Franklin Regional is winning with a simple formula. One that has produced pure, fundamentally sound baseball.

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Norwin pitcher Zach Potthoff delivers during a scrimmage against Yough on March 17.
Trib HSSN State Baseball Rankings for April 7, 2021
April 7, 2021
The last time we released the Trib HSSN state baseball rankings was nearly 22 months ago.

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Hempfield’s Christian Zilli leads off at first base against Upper St. Clair on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
Hempfield bounces back to earn split with Upper St. Clair
Hempfield not only won a section baseball game Tuesday evening, it also was able to put a check in the box next to the team’s mental toughness.

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North Allegheny’s Spencer Barnett scores during a game against Seneca Valley on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in McCandless.
High school roundup for April 7, 2021: North Allegheny earns split with Seneca Valley
Spencer Barnett doubled and drove in three runs and winning pitcher Kyle Demi struck out eight to lead North Allegheny to an 11-3 baseball victory over Seneca Valley in Section 1-6A Wednesday afternoon.

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