Baseball

High school roundup for April 12, 2019: Central Catholic takes down Butler
April 12, 2019
Top-ranked Central Catholic scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to help secure a 5-2 victory over Butler in a Section 1-6A baseball game Friday night at Kelly Automotive Park.

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10 teams make debut in Trib HSSN state baseball rankings
There were big changes to the weekly Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings with 10 teams falling out of the Top 5 from a week ago.

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Leechburg’s Mario Leonard scores past Springdale catcher Brandon John during their game Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Springdale High School.
High school roundup for April 11, 2019: No. 3 North Allegheny beats No. 1 Seneca Valley
April 11, 2019
The North Allegheny softball team stayed undefeated Thursday afternoon with a key, early-season victory.

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Mt. Pleasant starting pitcher Carolyn Alincic throws against Punxsutawney during PIAA 4-A softball semifinal Monday, June 11, 2018 at St. Francis, Pa.
                                Mt. Pleasant starting pitcher Carolyn Alincic throws against Punxsutawney during PIAA 4-A softball semifinal Monday, June 11, 2018 at St. Francis, Pa.
Westmoreland baseball, softball teams strive to maintain perfect records
Undefeated Island has been a crowded place. While the population dwindled some this week, those remaining don’t want to leave.

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West Allegheny baseball, North Allegheny softball lead Trib 10 power rankings
April 10, 2019
Big changes took place in the TribLive High School Sports Network weekly Power Rankings in both baseball and softball.

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High school baseball roundup for April 10, 2019: No. 2 Mars tops No. 5 South Fayette
Teddy Ruffner homered and had two RBIs, and Tyler Kowalski and Alex Heavner also knocked in a pair of runs as No. 2-ranked Mars defeated No. 5 South Fayette, 7-3, in a Section 2-5A baseball game Wednesday afternoon.

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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.
Maund pitches No. 2 Penn-Trafford to Section 2-6A shutout over rival Hempfield
Maclean Maund said his go-to pitches weren’t working for him. The fastball wasn’t popping and his curve missed its spots.

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Big 6th innings lifts Deer Lakes baseball past No. 4 Burrell
In a game that featured a number of strange plays and extra-base hits, a key was a single that traveled five feet.

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High school roundup: Upper St. Clair edges Baldwin in Section 3-6A
April 9, 2019
Grant Walnoha and Joe Pulit each went 3 for 4 to help Upper St. Clair earn a 7-6 victory over Baldwin in a Section 3-6A baseball game Tuesday afternoon.

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Franklin Regional’s Mike Klingensmith scores on a wild pitch past Fox Chapel pitcher Noah Marks next to Tommy Kegerreis during their game Friday, April 5, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
‘Instant offense’ sparks Franklin Regional baseball to 6-1 start
There’s a new after-school work program for Franklin Regional high school students. Once the final bell rings and classes let out, 15 students head to the ball field and start swinging bats at the aluminum factory.

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Jeannette’s Zack Berginc scores past Southmoreland catcher Brok Potoka on Tuesday.
Jeannette shows toughness in nonsection win over Southmoreland
Baseball coaches will tell you it never hurts to have a little dog in their team.

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Fox Chapel’s Jacob Gruden during batting practice April 4, 2019 at Fox Chapel Area High School.
With arm surgeries behind him, Fox Chapel’s Gruden again playing at high level
A year ago at this time, every one of Jacob Gruden’s throws ended the same way: with the ball going straight down to the ground. He wondered if the same was happening to his once-promising baseball career.

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Norwin’s Alexandra Dillner smiles as she rounds the bases after her second home run during a game against Pine-Richland Monday, April 8, 2019, at Norwin High School.
High school roundup for April 8, 2019: No. 5 Pine-Richland tops No. 3 Seneca Valley
April 8, 2019
Josh Johnson went 3 for 3, including a two-run double in the sixth, as No. 5 Pine-Richland went on the road to defeat No. 3 Seneca Valley, 3-1, in a Section 1-6A baseball game Monday afternoon.

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Norwin’s Logan Liebdzinski (left) runs down Latrobe’s Connor Mondock between second and third base.
Mistakes prove difference as Norwin baseball tops Latrobe
As a scoreless game meandered into the third inning, Norwin figured it might need a fortunate bounce, a break to go its way, if it was going to get a handle on its Section 2-6A baseball opener.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week: Laurel Highlands
April 7, 2019
Laurel Highlands, the Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week for the first week of April, continued its perfect season with three more wins, including a pair of section victories.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week: Hopewell’s Jake McGovern
Jake McGovern

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Penn-Trafford head coach Dan Miller talks to his team during a timeout against Pine-Richland April 2, 2019 at Pine-Richland.
Westmoreland lookahead for Week of April 8, 2019
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Pine-Richland’s Josh Johnson (16) competes against Penn-Trafford April 2, 2019 at Pine-Richland.
High school sports broadcasts on tap this week on Trib HSSN
The mercury is rising as spring sports section play kicks into full gear this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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High school roundup for April 6, 2019: Mt. Pleasant tops Connellsville in 12th inning
April 6, 2019
Autumn Shogan hit a three-run homer in the top of the 12th inning to lead Mt. Pleasant to a 7-4 nonsection win at Connellsville (3-3) on Saturday afternoon.

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Hempfield’s Emma Hoffner drives in a run against Penn-Trafford in the first inning Friday at Seton Hill.
Westmoreland notebook: Bisignani, Pevarnik pair up in tennis
It’s a curious pairing, if nothing else, playing No. 2 doubles for the Latrobe boys tennis team.

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