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Shenango pitcher Shane Cato celebrates with Santino Campoli after defeating Seton LaSalle, 2-1, in the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week: June 7, 2021
June 6, 2021
Shenango had a fantastic regular season, winning 16 of 18 games, including the final 14 while outdistancing the rest of a tough Section 2-2A by two games.

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New Castle pitcher Rocco Bernadina delivers the final pitch against Montour in his one-hitter to win the WPIAL Class 4A championship game on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week: June 7, 2021
Billy Cook was sitting in unfamiliar territory last week. He was calling the shots as New Castle head coach in a WPIAL baseball championship game.

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Hempfield coach Tim Buzzard talks with Christian Zilli before his tying double against Central Catholic during a WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinal on May 22, 2021, at West Mifflin High School.
Hempfield baseball’s PIAA journey begins in Erie against McDowell
Tim Buzzard and his Hempfield Area baseball team are starting to get used to extended seasons.

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Members of the Riverview baseball team and fans cheer on the Raiders against Union during the WPIAL Class A championship game on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
Alle-Kiski Valley PIAA baseball capsule for June 7, 2021
PIAA baseball playoffs

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Hempfield pitcher Phil Fox delivers against North Allegheny during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
Westmoreland PIAA baseball capsules for June 7, 2021
PIAA baseball playoffs

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Leechburg’s Tatum Verner drives in a run against Mapletown during a WPIAL Class A quarterfinal. Leechburg’s softball team is making its 13th appearance in the PIAA playoffs.
George Guido: A-K Valley teams set to open PIAA baseball, softball playoffs
June 5, 2021
There are four A-K Valley teams ready to enter the PIAA softball/baseball playoffs Monday at three sites.

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Franklin Regional pitcher Brian Pirone delivers against Bethel Park during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
Westmoreland H.S. notebook: Local baseball, softball players earn honors
Westmoreland County was well represented on the Big 5/6 Conference all-section baseball and softball teams.

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Bethel Park pitcher Eric Chalus delivers against Franklin Regional during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
‘Championship atmosphere’ made WPIAL finals memorable for Bethel Park baseball
WPIAL Class 5A runner-up.

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Franklin Regional’s Andrew Muraco celebrates his walk-off hit to defeat Bethel Park, 2-1, in the bottom of the seventh inning of WPIAL Class 5A championship game on Tuesday.
Trib HSSN Baseball State Rankings for June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021
A historic shuffling of the deck in the Trib HSSN state baseball rankings as the district playoffs conclude and the state playoffs begin.

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Franklin Regional head coach Robert Saddler gets the water jug from Timmy Quinn after defeating Bethel Park, 2-1, in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
Franklin Regional baseball team sets new goals as PIAA playoffs begin Monday
This isn’t the Franklin Regional baseball team’s first foray into the PIAA playoffs.

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Shenango’s Gabrial Yanssens drives in the winning run against Seton LaSalle during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
PIAA reveals 1st-round sites, times for state baseball playoffs
The PIAA on Friday released sites and times for next week’s first-round games in the state baseball playoffs.

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Franklin Regional’s Andrew Muraco celebrates his walk-off hit to defeat Bethel Park, 2-1, with Timmy Quinn (2) and Jordan Suvak in the bottom of the seventh inning of WPIAL Class 5A championship game Tuesday.
Trib 10: WPIAL champs take top spots in baseball, softball power rankings
June 3, 2021
Twelve newly minted district champions have been crowned, and they are not only hoisting gold, they are also taking up the top six spots in the weekly Trib 10 power rankings.

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Members of the Riverview baseball team and fans cheer on the Raiders against Union during the WPIAL Class A championship game on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
Riverview baseball savors unexpected run to WPIAL championship game
The Riverview Raiders hadn’t been to the WPIAL championship game in 20 years, and no one necessarily expected them to get there in 2021 either.

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Hopewell’s Ty Eberhardt scores on a squeeze play past South Park catcher Derek Kalafatis during the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
WPIAL baseball teams set for PIAA playoffs
The 2021 WPIAL baseball playoffs are now in the books with six new champions crowned and the order of district teams set for the PIAA postseason.

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High school roundup for June 2, 2021: McGuffey baseball earns state tournament bid
June 2, 2021
Winning pitcher Jake Orr went 6⅔ innings, giving up one run and striking out 10, and hit an RBI double in the fifth inning to lead No. 4 McGuffey to a 2-1 victory over No. 2 Avonworth in the Class 3A baseball consolation game Wednesday afternoon.

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New Castle pitcher Rocco Bernadina hoists the championship trophy with teammates after defeating Montour in the WPIAL Class 4A final on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
New Castle’s Rocco Bernadina mows down Montour in WPIAL Class 4A championship
New Castle owns the most boys basketball titles in WPIAL history, and the football team ranks third on the league’s all-time championships list.

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Hopewell’s Ty Eberhardt (left) celebrates with Anthony LaSala after driving in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning of the WPIAL Class 3A championship game against South Park on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
Hopewell survives roller-coaster Class 3A final, beats South Park for 4th WPIAL title
Two years ago, the Hopewell Vikings coughed up a three-run lead in the bottom of the seventh inning against Steel Valley in the WPIAL Class 3A championship game.

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The Shenango baseball team celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Seton LaSalle, 2-1, in the WPIAL Class 2A final on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Wild Things Park.
Shenango stuns Seton LaSalle for 1st WPIAL baseball title
Shenango senior Gabe Yanssens accused Seton LaSalle players of talking too much smack on social media before Wednesday’s WPIAL Class 2A baseball championship game.

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Kailey Larcinese delivers a pitch against Yough on April 26.
High school roundup for June 1, 2021: Elizabeth Forward softball moves on to states
June 1, 2021
Anna Resnik had two hits and an RBI and winning pitcher Kailey Larcinese scattered six hits and struck out five to lead No. 1 Elizabeth Forward to a 4-3 victory over West Mifflin in the Class 4A consolation game Tuesday, giving the Warriors the WPIAL’s third and final spot in the PIAA playoffs.

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The North Allegheny baseball team celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Hempfield, 4-0, in the WPIAL Class 6A final on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Wild Things Park
North Allegheny ace shuts down Hempfield, leads Tigers to record 8th WPIAL title
Hempfield got an early look at right-hander Kyle Demi a few weekends ago, but that sneak peek at the North Allegheny ace didn’t help much Tuesday night.

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