Baseball

Seton LaSalle’s Brian Vogel Jr. celebrates a home run during a WPIAL Class 2A semifinal against Serra Catholic on Monday, May 25, 2021.
Trib HSSN State Baseball Rankings for May 10, 2022
May 11, 2022
With time running out on the 2022 regular season, the elite baseball teams across the state are trying to put their foot down against wholesale changes to the Trib HSSN state baseball rankings.

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Pine-Richland pitcher Tristan Farrar delivers against North Allegheny on May 4.
WPIAL baseball playoff field set
May 10, 2022
The 2022 WPIAL baseball playoff field is now set with 83 teams ready to battle for six district championships.

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West Allegheny’s Parker Brown (15) smiles as he joins his teammates before their game against Hopewell on Monday.
West Allegheny’s Brown celebrates progress in cancer battle with ‘great moment’ on baseball field
Parker Brown sauntered serenely to the plate, wanting to make an impact. He tightened his Bruce Bolt batting gloves, dug his cleats into the batter’s box and stood with confidence. He focused on winning the battle against Hopewell pitcher Zachary Muzy at Wild Things Park.

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Norwin’s Angelina Pepe runs to third base during a game against Belle Vernon on March 17, 2021, at Norwin High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 10, 2022: Last few playoff spots on the line
With only days left in the regular season, only a couple of playoff spots remain up for grabs before the WPIAL softball playoff field is complete.

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Central Catholic pitcher Cade O’Leary reacts to a play against North Allegheny on April 22.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022
The 2022 WPIAL baseball playoff field is almost set heading into the final days of section play. One more Class 4A team will clinch Tuesday to set the postseason field at 83 teams.

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West Allegheny’s Anthony Raineri celebrates after scoring against Hopewell on Monday.
High school roundup for May 9, 2022: Quaker Valley baseball clinches playoff spot with comeback win
Jack Gardinier homered and drove in three runs and Jimmy Zugal homered and drove in a pair to lead Quaker Valley to a 10-7 victory over Ambridge in Section 2-4A baseball Monday, clinching a spot in next week’s WPIAL playoffs.

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Franklin Regional coach Bobby Saddler (center) talks with his team during Monday’s 10-3 win over Kiski Area in Murrysville.
Franklin Regional baseball adds to win streak, knocks Kiski Area from playoffs
Jack Bridges had been out of the Franklin Regional baseball lineup since early April with an elbow injury.

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A-K Valley senior spotlight: Springdale’s Legend Ausk
This Legend keeps growing.

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West Allegheny players celebrate after defeating South Fayette, 11-10, in the bottom of the 11th inning on Thursday, April 14, 2022, in North Fayette.
WPIAL baseball clinchings, playoff scenarios through May 8, 2022
May 8, 2022
In a game with no clock, time is running out on WPIAL baseball teams outside the playoff bubble.

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Mike Sirianni leads defending champion Quaker Valley into the WPIAL Class 2A tennis semifinals Monday.
What to watch for on Trib HSSN for Monday, May 9, 2022: Baseball, softball, tennis on tap
Welcome to the final week of the WPIAL baseball and softball regular season.

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Hampton’s Vince Matthews drives in a run against Fox Chapel during the second game of a doubleheader on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Fox Chapel Area High School.
This week on TribLive High School Sports Network: Week of May 9, 2022
The sun will be shining bright all week on the end of the spring sports regular season and on some postseason bracketology.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for May 8, 2022
After the 2020 season was shut down, the Mt. Lebanon baseball team returned last spring with a young team that finished 11-8 and lost to Butler in the district quarterfinals.

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Penn-Trafford’s Dylan Grabowski takes a high pitch during a game against Franklin Regional on Monday, April 4, 2022, at Haymaker Field in Murrysville.
Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week for May 8, 2022
Penn-Trafford second baseman Dylan Grabowski loves to golf with his father.

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Penn-Trafford’s Matt Lichota scores past coach Dan Miller during a game against Franklin Regional on April 4.
Penn-Trafford baseball preps for playoffs with sweep of 1st-place Latrobe
When the Penn-Trafford baseball team lost 10-2 in a nonsection game to Plum on April 29, Warriors coach Dan Miller told Mustangs coach Carl Vollmer that he was sorry that his team didn’t put forth their best effort.

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Pine-Richland pitcher Jacob McGuire delivers against North Allegheny on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in McCandless.
Breakthrough season nets share of section title for Pine-Richland baseball
Prior to a high-stakes game against North Allegheny on May 4, Pine-Richland baseball coach Kurt Wolfe told his team there would be a playoff-type feel.

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Plum pitcher Makenzie Lang delivers against Kiski Area on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at Kiski Area High School.
George Guido: Baseball, softball playoff races going down to the wire
May 7, 2022
Two WPIAL playoff slots remain open for local teams as the regular season goes into its final three days.

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Pine-Richland pitcher Jacob McGuire delivers against North Allegheny on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in McCandless.
TribHSSN baseball rankings for May 8, 2022
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Vince Shook is one of Riverview’s top pitchers and hitters, and he helped the Raiders reach the WPIAL Class A championship game last season.
Riverview baseball ready for another playoff run
Riverview and Springdale are rivals in every sport, and baseball this spring is no exception.

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North Allegheny pitcher Connor Smith delivers against Norwin on April 23, 2021, at Norwin High School.
‘Fearless’ Connor Smith emerges as North Allegheny’s ace
Connor Smith likes to experiment with his pitch grips, so when his favorite MLB pitcher shared a splitter setup on a podcast, the North Allegheny right-hander had to give it a try.

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Jeannette pitcher Michael Mason delivers a pitch against Apollo-Ridge on April 26.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 6, 2022: Jeannette baseball could sneak into playoffs
May 6, 2022
A week from Friday, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets on the 2022 district baseball playoffs.

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