Baseball

High school roundup for May 7, 2021: Chartiers Valley’s Mangan rips walk-off 3-run homer
May 7, 2021
Zoe Mangan hit a walk-off three-run home run to lift Chartiers Valley to an 8-6 victory over South Fayette in Section 4-5A softball Friday.

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High school roundup for May 6, 2021: Latrobe freshman throws 2 no-hitters in 1 day
May 6, 2021
Freshman Kayla Williams threw two no-hitters in the same day, striking out 12 in each game of a doubleheader as Latrobe swept Gateway (0-10, 0-7) in Section 2-5A softball Thursday.

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Bethel Park catcher Sandra Soltes hits against Shaler on March 26.
Trib 10: Teams solidifying positions in baseball, softball power rankings
There were no changes from last week’s Trib 10 baseball and softball power rankings.

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Seneca Valley’s Alex Mortier tags out Butler’s Brady Gavula at second base on Tuesday.
WPIAL clinched for May 6, 2021: Baseball teams making last pitch for playoff spot
Some WPIAL baseball teams are done while most others still have some section series games remaining.

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Norwin and Upper St. Clair square off Thursday, May 6, 2021.
Upper St. Clair baseball clinches playoff spot with gutsy win over Norwin
Senior Max Mandler pitched the final two innings and delivered a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the eighth inning as Upper St. Clair came back twice to beat Norwin, 6-5, and finally clinch a WPIAL baseball playoff berth.

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Latrobe’s Drew Clair is hit by a pitch with the bases loaded during the first inning against Penn-Trafford on Thursday, May 6, 2021, in Harrison City.
Latrobe baseball team makes most out of few chances in win over Penn-Trafford
Latrobe’s offense took a break Thursday, but the Wildcats baseball team still managed to beat Penn-Trafford for a second consecutive day.

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Freeport freshman Matt Corfield throws a pitch during a game against Burrell on April 26, 2021.
A-K Valley baseball notebook: Freeport rallies past Highlands for first section win
The Freeport Yellowjackets haven’t had too many bright spots this season, but at times, coach Ed Carr’s team has shown exactly what it might be capable of in the future.

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Hampton’s Cam Marshalwitz throws a pitch against Plum on Thursday, May 6, 2021.
Hampton holds off Plum to punch ticket to playoffs for 4th straight year
After multiple late-inning comebacks this season, including against Hampton on Tuesday, the Plum baseball team finally ran out of magic Thursday.

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Greensburg Central Catholic players (top, from left), Zach David, Alex Miller, (front) Ryan Appleby and Max Kallock.
Greensburg Central Catholic’s baseball title hopes renewed
Greensburg Central Catholic baseball had serious postseason expectations last year, as in, we can win the WPIAL and PIAA kind of expectations.

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Ligonier Valley’s Grant Dowden takes batting practice on March 24, 2021, in Ligonier.
Westmoreland high school baseball notebook: Ligonier Valley closes in on playoff spot
Ligonier Valley is on the verge of securing a playoff spot in its first season playing in the WPIAL.

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Plum’s Ethan Kircher bats against Mars during a game on April 12, 2021, in Adams.
Plum backstop Ethan Kircher comes through in the clutch
The Plum baseball team has fashioned a strong record this spring, overall and in Section 2-5A, and senior catcher Ethan Kircher has been at the center of the action.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Trevor Turkovich tags out Baldwin’s Colton Brain during their game April 27.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 6, 2021: Plenty of playoff possibilities in Section 2-6A
May 5, 2021
There might be a little scoreboard watching between a pair of Section 2-6A high school baseball games Thursday.

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High school roundup for May 5, 2021: Ligonier Valley’s Griffin throws 8th no-hitter to secure section title
Maddie Griffin threw her eighth no-hitter of the season, striking out 13, to lead Ligonier Valley (13-1, 10-0) to a 10-0 victory over Steel Valley (6-6, 6-5) in five innings Wednesday to clinch the Section 2-2A softball title. Payton LaVale, Haley Boyd and Cheyenne Piper each had two hits and two RBIs for the Rams.

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North Catholic’s Drew Doherty celebrates as he scores against Knoch on Tuesday.
WPIAL clinched for May 5, 2021: Baseball playoff spots still up for grabs
Some WPIAL baseball teams are done, while most others still have some section series games remaining.

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Franklin Regional’s Daniel Luko scores past Latrobe catcher Logan Short on April 13.
Trib HSSN State Baseball Rankings for May 5, 2021
May Day, May Day! That may have been the call of distress from several teams who in the first week of May, lost their spot in the 2021 Trib HSSN state baseball rankings.

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Norwin pitchers Zach Potthoff (left) and Jacob Bazala celebrate with catcher Landon DiBeradin after defeating Hempfield on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at Norwin High School.
Norwin baseball team blanks Hempfield, clinches tie for section title
The Norwin baseball team clinched at least a tie for the Section 2-6A title Wednesday behind a strong pitching performance from Jake Bazala and timely hitting.

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Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair square off Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
Mt. Lebanon baseball tops rival Upper St. Clair after wild 7th inning
Mt. Lebanon scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning and then survived a bases-loaded no-outs situation in the bottom of the inning to beat Upper St. Clair, 4-3, Wednesday afternoon.

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Steel Valley and South Allegheny square off Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
South Allegheny baseball splits with Steel Valley to earn 1st playoff berth since 2007
May 4, 2021
South Allegheny has been waiting 14 years to return to the WPIAL baseball playoffs, so they were OK waiting another game.

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Butler’s Conner McTighe celebrates his RBI double against Seneca Valley on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Pullman Park in Butler.
High school roundup for May 4, 2021: Butler baseball completes sweep
Colin Patterson doubled and homered to lead Butler to 7-4 victory over Seneca Valley on Tuesday, sweeping a Section 1-6A series.

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North Catholic’s Sean Dewey celebrates his two-run double next to Knoch’s Angelo DeLeonardis during the seventh inning of their game on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Pullman Park in Butler.
North Catholic baseball slugs its way past Knoch in section battle
Aside from a two-run double in the top of the second inning, Knoch held North Catholic in check for a majority of Tuesday’s Section 1-4A baseball game.

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