Baseball

The Highlands softball team won its first section title since 2005 at its new field on the high school campus.
George Guido: Highlands softball team’s new field a hit
May 15, 2021
Highlands is celebrating its first section softball title since 2005, and the Golden Rams did it in the first year of their new field.

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Norwin’s Ryan Scavnicky (7) celebrates with Jayden Walker after scoring during their game against Penn-Trafford on Friday, April 9, 2021, at Penn-Trafford High School.
Westmoreland notebook: Norwin, Hempfield could meet in baseball, softball playoffs
Norwin and Hempfield could meet again in the WPIAL baseball and softball semifinals, and that could mean at least two local teams making the Class 6A finals.

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Brothers-in-law face off for Riverview, Leechburg baseball
A few years ago, Bill Stoops and William Gras, who are brothers-in-law, were sharing the same bench as the head and assistant coach of the Gateway baseball program.

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Plum’s Ashley Polakovic makes a catch in front of Maura Marston during their game against Armstrong on Monday, May 10, 2021, at Armstrong High School.
Plum softball, baseball teams turn attention to WPIAL playoffs
The Plum softball team hadn’t played a game in nearly two weeks when it came back May 10 from a covid pause to face Section 1-5A foe Armstrong in a game crucial to each team’s goal of a section title.

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High school roundup for May 14, 2021: West Allegheny softball grabs share of section title
May 14, 2021
Adriana Vicari-Baker went 3 for 3 with two doubles to lead West Allegheny to an 11-1 victory over South Fayette in Section 4-5A softball Friday afternoon. The win moved West Allegheny into a tie with Chartiers Valley for the section title.

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Norwin’s Nick Fleming scores against North Allegheny on April 23.
Playoff seeds sit well with Norwin, Franklin Regional baseball teams
Nothing seems to bother baseball coaches when it comes to pairings.

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Plum pitcher Brady Dojonovic delivers against Fox Chapel on Monday, May 10, 2021, at Fox Chapel High School.
9 A-K Valley baseball teams learn playoff fate; Plum earns No. 5 seed in Class 5A
This season has been full of ups and downs for baseball teams throughout the Alle-Kiski Valley, but on Friday afternoon, nine teams found out their fate for the WPIAL baseball playoffs.

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Montour’s Matt Luchovick celebrates his two-run double against West Allegheny on Wednesday.
Trib HSSN baseball bracket breakdown
Class 6A

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North Allegheny’s Cole Young rounds the bases after hitting a home run against Norwin on April 23.
WPIAL reveals brackets for 2021 baseball playoffs
After enduring a year with no baseball, the WPIAL playoffs are back.

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North Allegheny pitcher Kyle Demi delivers during a game against Seneca Valley on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in McCandless.
WPIAL bracketology: Don Rebel, Chris Harlan take an early look at baseball playoff pairings
The real brackets for the 2021 WPIAL baseball playoff will be revealed at 3 p.m. Friday on TribLive HSSN.

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West Allegheny’s Colin Marinpetro (26) celebrates with Joseph Pustover Jr. after he scored against Montour on Thursday, May 13, 2021, in North Fayette.
High school roundup for May 13, 2021: Belle Vernon, Elizabeth Forward grab baseball berths
Coming into the final official play date of the WPIAL baseball season, four teams were on the playoff bubble in Section 3-4A.

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North Allegheny shortstop Cole Young takes a throw at second base during a game against Seneca Valley on April 7.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 14, 2021: It’s time for baseball brackets
May 13, 2021
For the first time in two years, it is time to discuss baseball bracketology in the WPIAL.

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Bethel Park pitcher Nate Vargo delivers against Fox Chapel on April 26.
Trib 10: New team takes top spot in baseball power rankings
After weeks of calm waters and few changes, the boats were rockin’ as the regular season came to an unsteady finish this past week.

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Highlands pitcher Jett Slepak delivers against Knoch on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Harrison.
Highlands baseball warming up as WPIAL playoffs approach
Highlands is starting to hit its stride, and with the WPIAL baseball playoffs right around the corner, the timing couldn’t have been better.

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Derry players celebrate after defeating Deer Lakes, 2-1, on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Deer Lakes High School.
Westmoreland high school baseball notebook: Area teams set for WPIAL playoffs
The WPIAL will convene Friday to draw up playoff brackets. The pairings will be announced around 3 p.m. on the Trib High School Sports Network.

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Yough pitcher Vinny Martin delivers during a scrimmage against Norwin on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at Norwin High School.
Young Yough baseball team has grown up fast this season
Yough baseball coach Craig Spisak called his team young and inexperienced when the 2021 season began.

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Riverview’s Luke Migley runs to third base during a game against Sewickley Academy on April 27, 2021.
A-K Valley baseball notebook: Riverview heading to playoffs for first time since 2015
For the first time since 2015, the Riverview baseball team is heading to the WPIAL Class A playoffs.

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North Allegheny’s Joe Manesiotis drives in a run during a game against Seneca Valley on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in McCandless.
Trib HSSN state baseball rankings for May 13, 2021
Three of the classifications combined for six changes in the 2021 Trib HSSN state baseball rankings while the other three combined for only one.

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High school roundup for May 12, 2021: West Allegheny’s Egan no-hits Eden Christian
Cole Egan threw a no-hitter, striking out 12 and walking three, to lead West Allegheny to a 4-0 nonsection baseball victory over Eden Christian (14-4) on Wednesday. Luke Lambert went 3 for 4 and Dylan Grass drove in two runs for West Allegheny (14-3).

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North Catholic’s Drew Doherty (26) fist bumps Brady Alexander after scoring during their game against Knoch on May 4.
WPIAL clinched for May 12, 2021: Baseball teams jockey for last few playoff spots
May 12, 2021
Only a few section games are left with playoff implications as three of the six classifications have their playoff fields set.

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