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High school roundup for April 19, 2021: Blackhawk baseball wins wild one to stay unbeaten
April 20, 2021
Anthony Malagise gave up a three-run homer to Matt Luchovick in the top of the seventh, but got his revenge in the bottom of the inning, hitting an RBI single and scoring on a wild pitch to lead Blackhawk to a 6-5 win over Montour in Section 2-4A baseball Monday.

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Hopewell’s Roman Gill toes the rubber against Ellwood City on Monday, April 19, 2021.
Motivated Hopewell baseball tops Ellwood City, shares section lead
April 19, 2021
In 2019, then-sophomore Roman Gill was a key part of a Hopewell team that reached the WPIAL Class 3A championship game. In fact, he was on the mound trying to save the game for the Vikings when Steel Valley rallied and eventually won, 5-4 in eight innings.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for week ending April 18, 2021
California High School senior Payton Conte knows the game of baseball. His father Mike is in his 25th season as head coach at Cal (Pa.).

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Seton Hill recruit Orr leads McGuffey past Southmoreland
McGuffey broke into the TribHSSN Class 3A baseball rankings Sunday at No. 5.

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Hampton’s Brock Mattiuz is mobbed by teammates after driving in the winning run during the eighth inning against Fox Chapel on Monday, April 19, 2021, at Hampton High School.
Talbots top Fox Chapel in extra innings to earn key section victory
Redemption was the name of the game Monday night at Hampton High School as the Talbots topped Section 2-5A opponent Fox Chapel, 4-3.

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Hempfield’s Ryan Firmstone scoops up a ball hit by Franklin Regional’s Trevor Bmcic in the second inning on Friday, March 26, 2021 at Haymaker Park.
Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for week ending April 18, 2021
April 18, 2021
Coming into last week, the Hempfield team had split its first four Section 2-6A games and was 2-4 overall.

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Gateway’s Angelo Ross bats against Penn-Trafford on Tuesday, April 12, 2021, at Penn-Trafford High School.
Gateway baseball determined to join playoff race in second half of season
As the Gateway baseball team continues to find its way in what is turning out to be a competitive Section 1 in Class 5A, coach Mark Wardzinski likes the resolute attitude of his players. They’re determined to keep building on the positives and working to smooth any bumps in the road along the way.

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High school roundup for April 17, 2021: Butler athletes star at TSTCA Invite
April 17, 2021
Led by sprinter Guinness Brown, hurdler Emma Lehman and thrower Sarayne Forbes, Butler athletes put on a show at the TSTCA Invite on Saturday at West Mifflin.

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Norwin first baseman Jayden Walker smiles during the Knights’ game against Penn-Trafford on Friday, April 9, 2021, at Penn-Trafford High School.
Trib HSSN Baseball Rankings: April 17, 2021
Class 6A

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Plum pitcher Colin Solinski delivers against Mars on Monday, April 12, 2021, in Adams.
Plum baseball ‘resilient and tough’ in early-season stretch
When Plum baseball coach Carl Vollmer looked back at the Section 2-5A series against Mars from April 12 and 13, he didn’t see perfection.

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Norwin’s Ryan Scavnicky celebrates with Jayden Walker after scoring during an April 9 game against Penn-Trafford.
No. 1 Norwin hoping execution catches up to expectations
With the No. 1 ranking in the WPIAL — the No. 4 mark in the state in Class 6A — and enough college-level talent to beat the band, Norwin has earned the right to walk around with bravado.

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Shady Side Academy baseball focused on winning section title
The Shady Side Academy baseball team has a goal in mind.

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Sewickley Academy sophomore Adin Zorn (left) had a .643 batting average four games into the season.
Hot bats leading Sewickley Academy baseball to fast start
The fence at James E. Swartz Memorial Field in Freeport went up three days before St. Joseph and Sewickley Academy faced off April 13 in a Section 3-A matchup, and it didn’t take long for Panthers shortstop Adin Zorn to christen it.

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High school roundup for April 16, 2021: Elizabeth Forward softball makes statement
April 16, 2021
Winning pitcher Kailey Larcinese struck out 12, homered and drove in four runs as Elizabeth Forward made a statement with a 14-3 victory over West Mifflin in a matchup of top teams in Section 2-4A softball Friday afternoon.

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South Fayette’s Tyler Pitzer celebrates his RBI triple against Upper St. Clair on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Boyce Mayview Park.
High school roundup for April 15, 2021: Pitzer slugs South Fayette past Upper St. Clair
April 15, 2021
Tyler Pitzer singled, doubled and tripled and Ryan McGuire drove in two runs to lead South Fayette to a 9-3 nonsection baseball victory over Upper St. Clair on Thursday afternoon.

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Franklin Regional’s Thomas Nicely celebrates his RBI double against Latrobe on Tuesday.
Trib 10: Top teams keep spots as baseball, softball power rankings shuffle
As section play kicked into full gear and Mother Nature cooperated, there was plenty of action on the baseball and softball district diamonds since the inaugural HSSN power rankings were released last week.

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Plum pitcher Colin Solinski delivers against Mars on Monday, April 12, 2021, in Adams.
A-K Valley baseball notebook: Plum captures back-to-back section victories in exciting fashion
The Plum Mustangs have gotten off to a perfect section start, and they’ve done so in a dramatic way.

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Fox Chapel’s Thomas Koch gets a lead off of first base during a practice drill on April 15, 2021.
Fox Chapel baseball opens season with resiliency, confidence
Heading into this season, Fox Chapel baseball coach Jim Hastings wasn’t sure how his roster would shape up after a year off due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Norwin pitcher Luke Savage celebrates after getting a strike out to end the sixth inning against Penn-Trafford on Friday, April 9, 2021, at Penn-Trafford High School.
Westmoreland high school baseball notebook: Jeannette players learning while taking their lumps
It has been one wild ride this season for Jeannette baseball, which is enduring a down year but taking it in stride.

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Mason Basinger struck out 15 in 11 innings pitched through Southmoreland’s first four games.
Southmoreland baseball taking remarkable resurgence in stride
When Southmoreland upset No. 5 Waynesburg to open the WPIAL baseball season, the Scotties did not have a ticker-tape parade through downtown Scottdale.

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