Baseball

Vincentian Academy captains Mark Yakim, Kyler Fedko and Aidan Thomson hoist the championship trophy after the Royals defeated Southern Fulton, 5-3, in the PIAA Class A state final Friday, June 15, 2018, at Penn State University.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives recognizes Vincentian baseball team
June 21, 2018
The state House of Representatives recognized Vincentian Academy's baseball team for its PIAA championship during a ceremony Thursday in Harrisburg. Speaker of the House Mike

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Plum's Markus Cestra steals second base under Canon-McMillan's Cam Walker during the first inning of their WPIAL semifinal Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at North Allegheny High School.
Plum athletes awarded postseason recognition
The Plum baseball team featured three players who earned first-team all-section honors this season after helping the Mustangs to a 16-5 finish. Senior infielder Marcus

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Kiski Area hires Aaron Albert as baseball coach
A second Coach Albert is taking the reins of a Kiski Area sports team. Aaron Albert, the son of Cavaliers football coach Sam Albert, was

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Shortstop Hailee Culbertson leads the Norwin softball team into the WPIAL playoffs.
Norwin softball players earn postseason honors
June 16, 2018
A pair of Norwin junior softball players were recognized for their efforts this season with first-team honors on the all-section team for Section 2-6A. Infielder

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Canon-McMillan's Brandon Kline (4) celebrates with Nick Seafino after scoring during the PIAA Class 6A state championship game against Bensalem Friday, June 15, 2018, at Penn State University.
7-run inning leads Canon-McMillan to 2nd PIAA baseball title
June 15, 2018
UNIVERSITY PARK — One unforgettable inning sparked a celebration that Canon-McMillan will remember for years. The Big Macs sent 12 batters to the plate in

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South Side pitcher Casey Jones hugs head coach Chip Hunter on the mound next to Luke Woodard during the PIAA Class 3A state championship game against Lancaster Catholic Friday, June 15, 2018, at Penn State University.
Kentucky recruit holds South Side to 1 run in PIAA finals loss
UNIVERSITY PARK — Lancaster Catholic lefty Dillon Marsh lived up to his hard-to-hit reputation. The hard-throwing Kentucky recruit pitched a five-hitter with 11 strikeouts to

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Vincentian Academy wins 2nd PIAA baseball title in 3 years
UNIVERSITY PARK — Vincentian Academy shortstop Kyler Fedko drew fist pumps and hearty high fives for a slick running catch in Friday's fifth inning. It

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Canon-McMillan's Zach Rohaley pitches against Dallastown during a PIAA Class 6A first round playoff game Monday, June 4, 2018, at Wild Things Park.
Bruzdewicz, Rohaley guide Canon-McMillan into PIAA baseball finals
When Tim Bruzdewicz watches Zach Rohaley pitch, he sometimes sees a younger, right-handed version of himself. andquot;I threw a lot like Rohaley as a pitcher,andquot;

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North Allegheny's Caiden Wood runs past third base against Canon-McMillan in the PIAA Class 6A quarterfinals Thursday, June 7, 2018, at Seton Hill University.
Late-season push led North Allegheny baseball to PIAA playoffs
June 14, 2018
Luke Trueman had the ultimate short-term mindset for North Allegheny baseball. All the Tigers wanted to do was figure out a way to stretch out

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Ringgold's Jake Rongaus celebrates as he scores past Valley View catcher Jeremy Boyle during the PIAA Class 4A state championship Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Penn State University.
Ringgold tops Valley View to claim 1st PIAA baseball championship
UNIVERSITY PARK — Ringgold capped off an amazing season by doing the little things that win games. The Rams parlayed solid defense and timely hitting

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South Side pitcher Casey Jones delivers against Brownsville during a PIAA Class 3A semifinal Monday, June 11, 2018, at Wild Things Park.
South Side Beaver aims to complete historic run with PIAA baseball title
The 40-mile drive home to South Side Beaver's campus from Washington andamp; Jefferson following the Rams' lopsided loss to rival Avonworth in the WPIAL Class

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Vincentian Academy's Aidan Thomson delivers against Greensburg Central Catholic during a PIAA Class A semifinal Monday, June 11, 2018, at Wild Things Park.
Vincentian Academy chasing 2nd PIAA baseball title in 3 seasons
Brad Bestic all but shrugged when reminded of the 10:30 a.m. first pitch for Vincentian's appearance in the PIAA Class A baseball finals Friday. Baseball

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Ringgold Area's Jake Rongaus celebrates after tagging out South Fayette's Noah School as he is caught attempting to steal during the WPIAL4-A Baseball championship Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Wild Things Park.
Ringgold baseball to be tested by Valley View in PIAA baseball title game
June 13, 2018
Not many teams get the opportunity to play for a state championship. For the first time in program history, the Ringgold baseball team gets that

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Canon-McMillan baseball coach Tim Bruzdewicz discusses his team's PIAA semifinal victory over Council Rock North on June 12, 2018, at Scotland.
Canon-McMillan earns trip to PIAA baseball finals
June 12, 2018
SCOTLAND — Zach Rohaley had never faced Council Rock North, but the Canon-McMillan right-hander felt like he already knew them at least a little. andquot;Whenever

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West Allegheny coach Bryan Cornell talks about his team's loss to Marple Newtown in the PIAA semifinals June 12, 2018, in Scotland.
West Allegheny baseball allows 1 hit in PIAA semifinal loss
SCOTLAND — West Allegheny starter Austin Hendrick held Marple Newtown to one harmless hit, a leadoff single in the first inning. But his Indians just

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Members of the Ringgold baseball team celebrate a victory over Meadville in the PIAA Class 4A semifinals June 11, 2018, at Neshannock.
Ringgold tops Meadville to reach PIAA Class 4A baseball final
June 11, 2018
The Ringgold baseball team will continue its historic season with a date in the PIAA Class 4A championship game Thursday after a thrilling 3-2 semifinal

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Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic's Ryan Feczko pitches against Rocky Grove in the PIAA semifinals June 11, 2018, at Neshannock.
Rocky Grove inches past CW North Catholic in PIAA semifinals
Baseball is a game of inches. For Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, it was a couple of inches that kept the Trojans from a trip to

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South Side's Nate Statler celebrates his RBI triple next to Brownsville's Rocco Frisco during the fifth inning of their PIAA Class 3A semifinal Monday, June 11, 2018, at Wild Things Park.
South Side Beaver defeats Brownsville, will play in 1st PIAA baseball title game
The South Side Beaver baseball team is heading to Penn State to play for a state title for the first time in school history after

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Vincentian Academy catcher Mark Yakim tags out Greensburg Central Catholic's Alex Miller at home plate during their PIAA Class A semifinal Monday, June 11, 2018, at Wild Things Park.
GCC baseball can’t slow Vincentian’s hit parade in PIAA semis
All season, Greensburg Central Catholic carried a baseball from its 2017 PIAA semifinal loss, hoping for a return to the round and a better result.

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Canon-McMillan starting pitcher Zachary Rohaley celebrates after getting out of the sixth inning after a lead off triple by North Allegheny's Ben Surman during the WPIAL 6-A Baseball Championship Wednesday May 30, 2018 at Wild Things Park.
PIAA alters baseball championship schedule, postpones some semifinals
The PIAA has switched its baseball championship schedule to accommodate school commencements. The Class 5A final is now 6 p.m. Thursday, and the Class 6A

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