Baseball

Belle Vernon’s Garrett Greco competes during the 2020 season.
Belle Vernon baseball standout Garrett Greco commits to Gardner-Webb
November 30, 2020
Though Tony Watson has only been at the helm of the Belle Vernon baseball program for a short time, he’s been around senior Garrett Greco long enough to see how hard he’s worked to get to where he is today.

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Norwin’s Jayden Walker celebrates a double during a 2019 game against Latrobe.
With college choice made, Norwin lefty Jayden Walker itching to pitch
November 28, 2020
Jayden Walker was finally ready to pitch again last spring, nearly a year after shoulder surgery to fix a damaged labrum.

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Lincoln Park’s Isaiah Smith, right, battles for the ball against Deer Lakes’ Armend Karpuzi on Friday night, Feb. 14, 2020 in WPIAL basketball playoffs at Fox Chapel High School.
With young roster, Deer Lakes boys are hoping to return to playoffs in 2020
November 26, 2020
After losing nine seniors to graduation, the Deer Lakes boys basketball team will be young in 2020, but the Lancers don’t lack experience.

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Penn Hills’ Josh Zambito signs a letter of intent to play baseball at Maine. He was joined by his parents, Chris and Heather Zambito.
Pro baseball dreams carry Penn Hills catcher to Maine
November 21, 2020
Penn Hills senior catcher Josh Zambito has dreams of playing baseball professionally. Zambito took a step towards that goal by deciding where he was going to play collegiate baseball.

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Franklin Regional’s Andrew Muraco scores against Cathedral Prep during a PIAA Class 5A first-round state playoff game in 2019.
Murrysville Star high school notebook: Franklin Regional baseball standouts pick colleges
National Letter of Intent Day often brings out the best in high school sports programs.

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Blackhawk’s Bob Amalia talks with pitcher Brendan McKay during the 2014 WPIAL championship game.
Blackhawk baseball coach Bob Amalia dies
November 9, 2020
Longtime Blackhawk baseball coach Bob Amalia died Monday after a battle with cancer.

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North Allegheny coach Tim Banner hands the championship trophy over to his team after the Tigers defeated Upper St. Clair, 12-1, in the WPIAL Class AAAA final June 1, 2005, at Falconi Field.
Longtime high school baseball coach Tim Banner dies at 64
September 17, 2020
Tim Banner, the first baseball coach at Chatham University, died on Wednesday.

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Kiski Area’s Jason Baker goes up for a dunk over Connellsville’s Josh Maher during their game Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at Kiski Area High School.
Kiski Area big man Jason Baker to transfer to South Carolina school
August 26, 2020
Kiski Area big man Jason Baker is heading south to chase his dreams.

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The marble bench memorial for late Penn-Trafford baseball player Maclean Maund.
Memorial bench honors late Penn-Trafford pitcher
August 12, 2020
Maclean Maund will forever be memorialized on the Penn-Trafford campus.

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WPIAL suspends Seton LaSalle assistant baseball coach for recruiting
A Seton LaSalle assistant baseball coach is facing a yearlong suspension for violating PIAA recruiting rules.

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The Mudcats are Daily News League 2020 champions.
Mudcats edge Snappers in Game 3 to win 2020 Daily News League championship
August 10, 2020
Eric Fairman may have been at the top of the Mudcats batting order, but on Monday night in the third and deciding game of the 2020 Daily News League championship series, the Thomas Jefferson grad was in the middle of his team’s two rallies.

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Mudcats starting pitcher Greg Frederick prepares to throw in Game 2 of the Daily News League championship series Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020.
Mudcats walk past Snappers to even Daily News League championship series
August 9, 2020
After dropping the opener of the best-of-three Daily News League baseball championship series, the Quinn Construction Mudcats treated the bottom of the first inning of Game 2 like a walk in the park.

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The Yough American Baseball League team took third at the Region 7 Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020.
Yough baseball finishes 3rd at Region 7 tournament
Yough American Baseball League coach Craig Spisak said he couldn’t have been happier about his team’s effort at the Region 7 tournament this weekend.

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Snappers pitcher Josh Lapiana works in the Daily New League championship game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020.
Defending champion Snappers come back to beat Mudcats in Game 1 of DNL Finals
August 8, 2020
Brandon Whitfield had three hits and drove in four runs as the defending champion Snappers knocked off Quinn Construction Mudcats, 7-3, in Game 1 of the best-of-three Daily News League championship series.

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Yough stays alive in Region 7 tournament; Latrobe, Bushy Run eliminated
Yough stayed alive in the Region 7 American Baseball League tournament Saturday at Hollidaysburg by splitting its games.

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Bushy Run falls short in Region 7 baseball tournament
August 7, 2020
Bushy Run failed to hold an early lead and dropped a 6-3 decision to Bedford in the Region 7 American Baseball League Tournament at Hollidaysburg.

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Latrobe stumbles in Region 7 baseball opener
For the third time in four games, the Latrobe pitching staff has allowed 10 or more runs.

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Yough opens regional tournament with walk-off win
Yough walked off with a win to open Region 7 baseball action Friday at Hollidaysburg.

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Western Pennsylvania Summer Baseball League champion Irwin
Irwin rolls to Western Pa. Summer Baseball League championship
When the spring high school sports season was canceled, the Norwin Knights thought they missed out on a chance to contend for a WPIAL baseball championship.

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Bushy Run’s Gio Scott slides under the tag attempt by Latrobe catcher Logan Short in the fourth inning during the Westmoreland County American League Baseball championship Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at Legion-Keener Park in Latrobe.
Bushy Run wins Westmoreland County summer baseball championship
August 5, 2020
Throughout the Westmoreland County American Baseball League playoffs, Bushy Run relied on pitching and solid defense.

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