Baseball

New coach promises change for Penn Hills baseball program
November 14, 2019
Rodney Stubbs, who has been involved with Penn Hills baseball for the past four seasons, is looking to change the program’s culture as he takes over as head coach this coming spring.

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Freeport starting pitcher Jarrett Heilman went 9-2 with a 0.67 ERA last season.
Standout Freeport pitcher Jarrett Heilman gives verbal commitment to Mercyhurst
November 11, 2019
Jarrett Heilman is busy preparing for his final high school baseball season with a Freeport, which returns numerous starters and key contributors from last spring’s run to a Section 1-3A title and the PIAA playoffs.

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Westmoreland H.S. notebook: Yough softball coaching job reopens
November 2, 2019
Yough is looking for a softball coach — again.

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Coach Dennis Reist (left) has organized a “Day with the Pitt Panthers” as GCC will partner with Pitt to take 80 children from the Shadyside and LaRosa Boys and Girls Clubs to the Panthers’ men’s basketball game Feb. 9 against North Carolina State at Petersen Events Center
Former coach leaves, new coach named in GCC baseball program
November 1, 2019
There has been a change at the top of the Greensburg Central Catholic baseball team.

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Plum defeated Montour, 5-0, in the Western Pennsylvania Fall Baseball League varsity championship game Oct. 20, 2019 at Norwin.
Plum tops Montour to claim fall baseball league title
October 21, 2019
Plum shut out Montour, 5-0, Sunday afternoon at Norwin to capture the Western Pennsylvania Fall Baseball League’s varsity title.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Ella Zambruno chips onto the green on Hole 18 during the WPIAL Class AA girls golf championship Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Diamond Run Golf Club.
5 things to watch at the PIAA regional golf tournament
October 14, 2019
The PIAA Class AAA and AA West Regional Golf Championship will take place Tuesday at the Chestnut Ridge Resort’s Tom’s Run Golf Course in Blairsville.

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Norwin’s Kendro gives verbal commitment to Tennessee
October 8, 2019
An impressive workout at a summer showcase will afford Jake Kendro the opportunity to showcase his talents at the highest level of college baseball.

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Penn Hills’ Cole Yeager hit .302 during his junior season in 2019.
Penn Hills baseball’s Cole Yeager headed to Marietta College
October 3, 2019
Senior Cole Yeager had a baseball bat and ball in his hands at 2 years old, and the sport has played a critical role in his life up to this point. With his final season for Penn Hills approaching, Yeager has made a decision on where he will continue his athletic career.

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South Park coach Steve Bucci congratulates Brenden Gray (10) after he hit a two-run home run against Quaker Valley during a WPIAL first-round playoff game May 15, 2019 at Seneca Valley.
Baseball coach Steve Bucci leaves South Park for alma mater Baldwin
October 2, 2019
Baseball coach Steve Bucci, who owns both WPIAL and state titles, is leaving South Park for Baldwin, his alma mater.

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Norwin’s Alex Gabauer jumps over Penn Trafford’s Bobby Lane during a run-down in the second inning Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Norwin High School.
Norwin infielder Alex Gabauer commits to Penn
September 18, 2019
Alex Gabauer always wanted to attend an Ivy League school, and to have an opportunity to play baseball there when he arrived.

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Kiski’s Billy Perroz reacts to a play against Laurel Highlands on Thursday, May 16, 2019 in the WPIAL first round class 5A playoffs at Seton Hill University.
Perroz’s baseball-heavy summer pays off with commitment to IUP
August 25, 2019
Kiski Area senior Billy Perroz has been playing so much baseball this summer that, at times, coach Aaron Albert has told him he has been playing too much.

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Penn-Trafford’s Anthony Sherwin scores on a single by Luke Fabac in the first inning against Hempfield on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Seton Hill University in Greensburg.
Penn-Trafford’s Sherwin to play baseball at Bucknell
August 22, 2019
Anthony Sherwin tried to find a reason to choose a different college. He looked for faults in his leading pursuer. But he kept circling back to more positives.

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West Allegheny’s Hendrick named to USA Baseball 18U national roster
August 19, 2019
West Allegheny’s Austin Hendrick has had an impressive summer.

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Franklin Regional pitcher Andrew Muraco delivers during a WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal against South Fayette Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at West Mifflin High School.
Franklin Regional’s Andrew Muraco commits to Coastal Carolina
August 3, 2019
Andrew Muraco always dreamed of playing Division I baseball but the actuality he could do so began to take shape last year when he was a freshman at Franklin Regional.

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South Fayette’s Ryan McGuire, at left, and Freeport’s Jarrett Heilman celebrate with Pennsylvania’s winner’s trophy after sweeping Maryland at the Big 26 Baseball Classic all-star series in Harrisburg. South Fayette’s Ryan McGuire, at left, and Freeport’s Jarrett Heilman celebrate with Pennsylvania’s winner’s trophy after sweeping Maryland at the Big 26 Baseball Classic all-star series in Harrisburg.
WPIAL duo helps Pennsylvania sweep Maryland in Big 26 Baseball Classic
July 30, 2019
Pennsylvania swept past Maryland in a three-game series over the weekend at the Big 26 Baseball Classic in Maryland, and WPIAL products Jarrett Heilman and Ryan McGuire contributed to the triumphs.

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Pine-Richland pitcher Tommy Beam (22) competes against Penn-Trafford April 2, 2019 at Pine-Richland.
Pine-Richland’s Tommy Beam: WVU ‘really fit my personality’
July 27, 2019
While Pine-Richland baseball player Tommy Beam is only halfway through his high school career, he decided he did not need the next two years to deliberate on his college plans. The Rams standout pitcher cemented his college decision July 5 when he announced on Twitter he had committed to play at West Virginia.

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Freeport’s Jarrett Heilman throws against Deer Lakes on May 8, 2019, at Freeport Community Park.
Freeport’s Jarrett Heilman ready to test himself in Big 26 Classic
July 24, 2019
Jarrett Heilman will be among select company at this weekend’s Big 26 Baseball Classic in Harrisburg.

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PIAA sets pitch-count limit for junior high baseball
July 19, 2019
The PIAA believes junior high baseball players shouldn’t throw as many pitches as high school hurlers, so a separate pitch count was established this week.

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PIAA denies request to add games to baseball regular season
The high school baseball regular season will continue to have a 20-game limit after the PIAA denied a request to add more contests.

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Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2018-19 baseball season
July 13, 2019
Winning PIAA championships in baseball is becoming increasingly harder for WPIAL teams.

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