Baseball

High school roundup for April 14, 2021: Mt. Lebanon softball tops Canon Mac in thriller
April 15, 2021
Elizabeth Kubancek’s third hit of the game was a walkoff two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning to carry Mt. Lebanon to a 7-6 victory over Canon-McMillan in Section 1-6A softball Wednesday afternoon.

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Norwin’s Ryan Scavnicky (7) celebrates with Jayden Walker after scoring during their game against Penn-Trafford on April 9.
Trib HSSN State Baseball Rankings for April 14, 2021
April 14, 2021
Only minor changes were made in the second week of the 2021 Trib HSSN state baseball rankings.

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Penn-Trafford’s Peyton Bigler is late with the tag as Gateway’s Joe Schulte steals third base in the third inning on Tuesday.
High school roundup for April 13, 2021: Penn-Trafford outlasts Gateway in 12 innings
April 13, 2021
Peyton Bigler drew a walkoff bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 12th inning to give Penn-Trafford a 3-2 Section 1-5A baseball victory over Gateway on Tuesday.

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West Allegheny starter Gavin Miller toes the rubber while facing South Fayette on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
West Allegheny handles South Fayette in early season 5A baseball showdown
Top-ranked West Allegheny used clutch hits on offense and a strong performance on the mound to hand South Fayette its first loss of the season.

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Franklin Regional’s Louie Kegerreis gives up a thumbs up to the dugout after driving in two run against Latrobe on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Haymaker Field in Murrysville.
Controversial call, hot hitting help Franklin Regional baseball rout Latrobe
Franklin Regional was as delighted as Latrobe was dejected after a controversial call in the bottom of the fourth inning Tuesday seemed to flip momentum sharply in the Panthers’ favor and sent them on their way to a 13-3, five-inning victory in the second game of the teams’ Section 1-5A baseball series.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 13, 2021: Class 5A baseball powers to square off
April 12, 2021
The race for the top spot in Section 3-5A is looking like a three-team dandy of a chase.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for April 12, 2021: Keystone Oaks’ Jake Slazinski
Welcome to the Year of the Jake.

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Shaler’s Tre Junker (33) competes against Gateway during a 2019 WPIAL playoff game.
Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for April 12, 2021: Shaler
When looking at a new high school season, there is a tendency to peek at the previous year’s champions and see what they have coming back for the new campaign.

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Plum’s Nathan McMasters scores past Mars catcher Teddy Ruffner during their game on Monday, April 12, 2021, in Adams.
High school roundup for April 12, 2021: Held hitless for 6 innings, Plum baseball tops Mars
Held without a hit for six innings, Plum scored four runs on four hits in the top of the seventh inning to defeat Mars, 5-4, in Section 2-5A baseball Monday afternoon.

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Canon-McMillan starter Brandon Adams prepares to pitch to Upper St. Clair on Monday, April 12, 2021.
Canon-McMillan baseball gets past Upper St. Clair in a wild one
Canon-McMillan pulled out a wild victory over Upper St. Clair on Monday afternoon, thanks in part to a wild pitch.

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Knoch senior Brayden Hageter comes set during a Section 1-4A win over Burrell on April 12, 2021.
Knoch senior tosses 4-inning no-hitter to secure first section win of season
Knoch senior Brayden Hageter got more than enough run support Monday at Pullman Park as the Knights took on Section 1-4A opponent Burrell for the first time this season.

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Seton LaSalle’s Nick Vari (1) and Dom Popa hoist the championship trophy after defeating Serra Catholic in the WPIAL Class 2A final May 29, 2019, at Wild Things Park.
WPIAL to finalize spring championship sites, plans return to familiar venues
The WPIAL will finalize its championship sites for spring sports when the board meets Wednesday.

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The Pine-Richland baseball team celebrates with after defeating Penn-Trafford, 7-2, in the WPIAL Class 6A championship game Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Peters Township High School.
Trib HSSN What to Watch for: Monday, April 12, 2021
April 11, 2021
Over the past 10 seasons, there have been two dominant WPIAL baseball teams in the sport’s highest classification that have played in eight district title games, winning six Class AAAA or 6A championships.

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Valley’s new infield, which was overhauled during the coronavirus pandemic canceled season.
Valley baseball field gets ‘complete overhaul’ during pandemic canceled season
The coronavirus pandemic might have stopped the Valley baseball team from playing last season, but head coach Jim Basilone and assistant coach Brad Wood took advantage of the downtime in a big way and gave the Vikings’ home field a makeover.

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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’
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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