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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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North Allegheny’s Jared Orwell (center) celebrates with Ryan Dougherty (6) and J.T. Montross after driving in a run against Pine-Richland in a PIAA Class 6A quarterfinal Thursday, June 6, 2019, at La Roche University.
PIAA baseball committee wants games added to regular season
Pennsylvania high school baseball teams could play a few more regular-season games next season, if the PIAA baseball steering committee gets its wish.

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Central Catholic baseball’s Will Ray commits to Wake Forest
July 9, 2019
Central Catholic’s Will Ray is the lastest WPIAL baseball recruit heading south.

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Pine-Richland pitcher Tommy Beam (22) competes against Penn-Trafford April 2, 2019 at Pine-Richland.
Pine-Richland pitcher Tommy Beam commits to West Virginia
July 5, 2019
Pine-Richland pitcher Tommy Beam, who helped the Rams win a WPIAL title this spring, committed Friday to West Virginia.

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West Allegheny’s Hendrick selected to High School All-Star Game
Austin Hendrick, a rising senior at West Allegheny and a Mississippi State baseball verbal commit, will compete in the inaugural High School All-Star Game on Saturday at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

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Trinity’s Riley DeRubbo scores over Penn-Trafford’s Bella Long during their WPIAL Class 5A first round playoff game Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at Mt. Lebanon High School.
Trinity basketball’s Riley DeRubbo adds St. Francis offer
June 30, 2019
Trinity’s Riley DeRubbo, who missed most of her junior basketball season after knee surgery, has added another Division 1 offer.

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Franklin Regional’s Palmer Jackson hits his second shot on Hole 17 during the PIAA West Region Golf Championships Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Tom’s Run Golf Course in Blairsville.
Palmer Jackson named Tribune-Review Westmoreland Boys Athlete of the Year
June 29, 2019
Franklin Regional senior Palmer Jackson has played some of the top golf courses across the United States.

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Fox Chapel baseball eager for 2020 season
June 28, 2019
Fox Chapel baseball coach Jim Hastings felt his team made some strides this past season.

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Blackhawk pitcher Brendan McKay delivers to the plate against Montour at Chippewa Park.
Ex-Blackhawk baseball star Brendan McKay making major league debut
As the Trib’s player of the year in 2014, Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay was asked to predict where he saw himself in five years.

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Peters Township baseball coach Joe Maize talks to his players after an inning in a practice game at Peterswood Park baseball field on Jun. 4, 2011.
Peters Township’s Joe Maize resigns as baseball coach after 35 years
June 25, 2019
A sign in Joe Maize’s game room reminds visitors that “Baseball Lives Here,” an item he picked up while visiting Cooperstown, N.Y.

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West Allegheny’s Hendrick shines at summer showcases
West Allegheny outfielder/pitcher Austin Hendrick continues to make a name for himself as one of the best hitters in the 2020 MLB Draft.

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