Baseball

Shaler Area’s Rispoli commits to play baseball at Dayton
November 15, 2018
Nick Rispoli didn't feel he was able to showcase his total skill set during limited action on the mound for Shaler baseball last season. Having an extra year may allow the Titans junior right-handed pitcher to leave a more lasting impression. Stepping into a starting role a year ago may

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Hampton selects Long as new baseball coach
September 28, 2018
After helping North Hills win its first WPIAL title, Steve Long just came off the best season of his high school baseball coaching career. Now,

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WPIAL skips hearing, rules Freeport transfer Harley Holloway eligible
September 25, 2018
The WPIAL canceled Freeport transfer Harley Holloway's eligibility hearing and declared the basketball standout eligible Monday after her previous school withdrew its objection. Kiski Area

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Mars’ Will Bednar switches commitment to play baseball at Mississippi State
September 17, 2018
It is only appropriate that the star pitcher for Mars will be representing the Bulldogs in college because that is what many feel he is

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Pine-Richland’s JD Armstrong made a verbal commitment to High Point.
Pine-Richland’s Armstrong to play baseball at High Point
August 3, 2018
Pine-Richland rising senior J.D. Armstrong has cemented his college plans by announcing his commitment to play baseball at High Point. The Rams shortstop is the

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Mars pitcher Will Bednar (16) competes against North Hills Monday, April 30, 2018, at North Hills.
PIAA increases baseball pitch count, adds official counter for playoffs
July 18, 2018
UNIVERSITY PARK - Five pitches isn't much, but they could be just enough. The PIAA board of directors voted Wednesday to increase the state's high

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Franklin Regional senior Matthew Frey
Frey brothers find success playing summer baseball in Florida
July 14, 2018
Sixteen hours to Jupiter ... Florida. It might sound like the catchy title to a summer blockbuster movie or even the name of a Red

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Maxpreps names Vincentian Academy’s Kyler Fedko as Small School All-American
July 11, 2018
Vincentian Academy's Kyler Fedko added a national baseball honor Tuesday when MaxPreps named him as a Small School All-American. Fedko batted .661 with eight home

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Yough senior Jarett Bach on the radar for college baseball coaches
July 10, 2018
When Jarett Bach pitched for his Yough American Legion team on Saturday at Kiski Valley, two college baseball coaches made the trip to Freeport to

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Gateway coach Bill Stoops and Hampton coach Gary Wilson talk before their WPIAL Class 5A first-round playoff game Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Fox Chapel.
Wilson resigns as Hampton baseball coach
July 6, 2018
There hasn't been much in life that has stopped Gary Wilson from being involved with youth baseball. After walking away from the Hampton baseball team

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Plum head coach Carl Vollmer (center) shares a light moment with his team following their 6-2 win over Marple Newtown in a PIAA Class AAAA semifinal game with Marple Newtown on Monday, June 13, 2016 at Greene Township Park in Scotland, Pa. Plum advances to the state championship game in State College.
Plum baseball coach Carl Vollmer resigns
July 5, 2018
Plum baseball coach Carl Vollmer took a few weeks to think about his resignation, but that didn't make Thursday any easier. andquot;I'll be honest, it's

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Deer Lakes' Jake McCaskey (27) delivers a pitch during their game against Freeport on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Freeport Community Park.
Deer Lakes’ Jake McCaskey named Valley News Dispatch Baseball Player of the Year
June 30, 2018
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Jake McCaskey Deer Lakes, senior, pitcher/shortstop Jake McCaskey tried to picture the scenario: a hitter version of himself against the pitching

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Jeannette's Tre' Cunningham throws against Quigley Catholic during second round 1-A WPIAL action Monday, May 21, 2018 at Fox Chapel High School.
Jeannette’s Tre Cunningham named Tribune-Review’s Westmoreland Baseball Player of the Year
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Tre Cunningham Jeannette, Senior, Pitcher/infielder Jeannette senior Tre Cunningham did his best to get his team back to the WPIAL Class

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Blackhawk pitcher Mike Turconi delivers during a game against Mars on May 9, 2018, at Chippewa Park.
Blackhawk’s Michael Turconi named Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Year
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Michael Turconi Blackhawk, sr., SS/P Michael Turconi is the latest two-way star for Blackhawk coach Bob Amalia, following in the footsteps

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Gateway coach Bob Stoops congratulates Ethan Frenchik after completing a double play against Hampton during a WPIAL Class 5A first-round playoff game Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Fox Chapel.
Gateway baseball, softball players earn postseason plaudits
Five members of the Gateway baseball team were recognized with first-team honors in Section 3-5A after helping the Gators to a 12-6 season. The first-team

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Canon-McMillan baseball coach Tim Bruzdewicz celebrates after winning the 2018 PIAA Class 6A championship.
Bruzdewicz, Fedko named state’s top coach, player by USA Today
June 28, 2018
A state title can shine a spotlight on any community, large or small. It can even come with national recognition. The Canon-McMillan baseball team was

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Ringgold head coach Don Roberts fist bumps pitcher Josh Peters during the PIAA Class 4A state championship against Valley View Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Penn State University.
Ringgold, Canon-Mac baseball celebrated at state Capitol
June 26, 2018
The state champion Ringgold and Canon-McMillan baseball teams were celebrated this week at the state Capitol. The two WPIAL teams were welcomed Monday and Tuesday

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Phil Coffin
North Allegheny baseball assistant Phil Coffin celebrates state bass fishing title
June 24, 2018
Phil Coffin was in South Carolina this week, but the North Allegheny assistant baseball coach wasn't there for the beach. He was there for the

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Aaron Albert
Aaron Albert excited to be ‘home’ coaching Kiski Area baseball
June 22, 2018
Only one school could pry Aaron Albert away from his position as Beaver's baseball coach. And that school came calling. Calling it an opportunity he

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Vincentian Academy's Kyler Fedko (3) celebrates with Aidan Thomson after scoring against Greensburg Central Catholic during their PIAA Class A semifinal Monday, June 11, 2018, at Wild Things Park.
Perfect Game names Vincentian’s Kyler Fedko as Pennsylvania’s top baseball player
Vincentian Academy's Kyler Fedko was named Pennsylvania's baseball player of the year Friday by Perfect Game. The senior shortstop batted .661 with eight home runs,

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