Baseball

High school roundup for May 12, 2021: West Allegheny’s Egan no-hits Eden Christian
May 13, 2021
Cole Egan threw a no-hitter, striking out 12 and walking three, to lead West Allegheny to a 4-0 nonsection baseball victory over Eden Christian (14-4) on Wednesday. Luke Lambert went 3 for 4 and Dylan Grass drove in two runs for West Allegheny (14-3).

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North Catholic’s Drew Doherty (26) fist bumps Brady Alexander after scoring during their game against Knoch on May 4.
WPIAL clinched for May 12, 2021: Baseball teams jockey for last few playoff spots
May 12, 2021
Only a few section games are left with playoff implications as three of the six classifications have their playoff fields set.

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Norwin upended Franklin Regional, 18-2, in four innings on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 in North Huntingdon.
Norwin baseball batters Class 5A No. 1 Franklin Regional, 18-2
Norwin had lost two section games in a row and was looking to recharge its battery – and its bats — against Franklin Regional in a nonsection baseball game that had some extra shine to it.

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Mt. Lebanon and Thomas Jefferson square off on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
Bethel Park baseball tunes up for playoffs with shutout of Thomas Jefferson
Bethel Park finished off a perfect section season with a 15-0 whitewash of playoff-bound Thomas Jefferson on Wednesday.

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High school roundup for May 11, 2021: Shaler softball takes section title on walk-off winner
May 11, 2021
Cam Murphy hit a two-run home run and Natalie Spears delivered the game-winning two-run double as Shaler rallied to score four runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat North Hills, 9-8, and capture the Section 3-5A softball title Tuesday afternoon.

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North Allegheny’s Joe Manesiotis scores during a game against Seneca Valley on April 7.
WPIAL clinched for May 11, 2021: Handful of baseball bids still on the table
While most WPIAL baseball teams are now done with section play, there are still some that have a section game or two or even three remaining.

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Yough baseball sweeps Southmoreland in doubleheader
It has been a wild baseball season for the teams from Yough and Southmoreland. Weather and the coronavirus have postponed or canceled games and forced players to sit.

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Derry pitcher Josh Ulery celebrates after the final out in a 2-1 win over Deer Lakes on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Deer Lakes High School.
Derry captures first section title since 1992 with a 2-1 victory over Deer Lakes
The last time Derry won a section title in baseball, current coach John Flickinger was a senior in high school.

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Baldwin’s Fletcher Hindman (4) celebrates his home run with Colton Brain during their game against Mt. Lebanon on April 27, 2021, in Baldwin.
South Hills notebook: Injuries pile up for Baldwin baseball
Baldwin’s baseball team has been stung hard by the injury bug this season.

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Fox Chapel’s Tommy Fravel steps on the bag for an out against Plum on Monday.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 11, 2021: Baseball, softball showdowns at crunch time
No more rain. No more wet fields. No more excuses. For those teams healthy enough to play, there are only a few days left to get section games in before the softball brackets are released Thursday.

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High school roundup for May 10, 2021: New Castle pitcher throws no-hitter but loses to Blackhawk, 1-0
May 10, 2021
Rocco Bernadina threw a no-hitter but ended up as the losing pitcher as Blackhawk defeated New Castle 1-0 in Section 2-4A baseball Monday afternoon.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for May 10, 2021
The Laurel Highlands baseball team is once again enjoying success on the diamond. Coming into the final week of the regular season, the Mustangs have clinched a Class 4A playoff spot and have won 10 of their 14 games.

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North Allegheny’s Spencer Barnett scores during a game against Seneca Valley on April 7.
Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for May 10, 2021
Playing in his first varsity high school baseball season, sophomore Spencer Barnett is either tied or in second place behind junior Cole Young for the lead in most of North Allegheny’s offensive categories.

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Fox Chapel’s Dante DiMatteo celebrates his RBI double next to Plum’s Christian Brown during the fifth inning of their game on Monday, May 10, 2021, at Fox Chapel High School.
Fox Chapel upends Plum and keeps section title hopes alive
For four innings Monday, the Fox Chapel baseball team couldn’t find a way to produce a run.

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Bethel Park’s Jason Nuttridge drives in a run against Fox Chapel on Monday, April 26, 2021, at Fox Chapel High School.
WPIAL reveals updated postseason plans for spring sports playoffs
If covid-related cancellations leave section standings unsettled, the WPIAL will have its steering committees determine which teams make the playoffs this spring.

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This week on Trib HSSN: Week of May 10, 2021
May 9, 2021
The spring sports regular season concludes as we set the stage for the postseason this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Caden Norcutt and his Plum teammates face Fox Chapel today in a showdown of the top two teams in Section 2-5A.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for May 10, 2021
The final week of the WPIAL baseball and softball regular season could use some good weather after a week of washouts pushed some teams to the brink of make-up games.

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New Castle’s Anthony Miller celebrates his RBI double against Quaker Valley on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Esmark Field.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 9, 2021
While some WPIAL baseball teams are done with section play, most still have section games remaining.

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Sewickley Academy sophomore Adin Zorn (8) bumps fists with Sewickley Academy coach Andrew Petruska during a game this season.
Sophomore Adin Zorn helps lead Sewickley Academy to baseball playoffs for 1st time since ’16
Before the coronavirus pandemic canceled Sewickley Academy’s baseball season last year, Panthers coach Anthony Garofalo saw then-freshman Adin Zorn hitting in the cage and knew he would play a big part in the team’s future.

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South Fayette coach Ken Morgan makes a lineup change with the home plate umpire during a game against Upper St. Clair on April 15, 2021, at Boyce Mayview Park.
South Fayette baseball coach makes clutch catch
In his days as a baseball player and now as the head coach at South Fayette, Ken Morgan delivered plenty of big hits, clutch plays and some winning lineups.

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