Baseball

Neshannock coach Mike Kirkwood celebrates his team’s win against Quaker Valley during the WPIAL Class AA Championship on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Consol Energy Park in Washington. Neshannock won 4-0.
Longtime Neshannock baseball coach Mike Kirkwood resigns
January 18, 2020
After 32 years, baseball is about to look very different in Lawrence County.

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West Allegheny senior baseball player Austin Hendrick practices Jan. 13, 2020, at West Allegheny.
West Allegheny’s Austin Hendrick next WPIAL standout who could join MLB ranks
January 15, 2020
West Allegheny’s Austin Hendrick tells a story about hitting baseballs two years ago with Neil Walker, the former Pine-Richland player and first-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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West Allegheny senior baseball player Austin Hendrick is projeced by one mock draft to go to the Pirates with the No. 7 overall pick this summer.
Will Pirates use 1st-round pick on West Allegheny’s Austin Hendrick?
January 13, 2020
West Allegheny baseball star Austin Hendrick, ranked as the top high school bat in the country, is expected to hear his name called early in this summer’s MLB Draft.

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South Fayette’s Eli Snider (right) celebrates with Nolan Lutz after a touchdown against New Castle. Snider, who also plays baseball, will compete at the Under Armour All-American Preseason baseball Tournament over the weekend of Jan. 18 in Mesa, Ariz.
Seton Hill-bound South Fayette senior set for prestigious All-American baseball event
January 10, 2020
Baseball has always been Eli Snider’s first love.

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Westmoreland high school notebook: Weather slows work on Penn-Trafford baseball field
January 4, 2020
Look to the right while cruising up the driveway to Penn-Trafford High School, and it is clear change is happening at the baseball field.

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Serra’s Alex Glumac (left) celebrates with Mark Black after hitting out the first pitch of the game against Seton LaSalle Tuesday, June 11, 2019, during the PIAA Class 2A baseball semifinals at West Mifflin Area High School.
Top 19 of ’19: Trib HSSN breaks down the top stories of the year — No. 14
December 18, 2019
The 2019 high school sports season is nearly in the books.

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Latrobe’s Michael Noonan and Norwin’s Jayden Walker fight for a rebound Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 at Greater Latrobe High School.
Norwin standout Walker to miss 1st month of basketball season
November 24, 2019
Norwin junior Jayden Walker is expected to miss the first month of basketball season as he recovers from surgery on his left labrum.

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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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