Baseball

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
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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Pine-Richland’s Jacob McGuire scores against North Allegheny on Wednesday.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 5, 2022
May 5, 2022
In a game with no clock, time is running out on WPIAL baseball teams outside the playoff bubble.

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High school roundup for May 5, 2022: Mt. Lebanon softball wins section title with comeback win
Brooke Boehmer hit the game-tying three-run homer and Mary Langston followed with the game-winning RBI double as Mt. Lebanon scored four runs in the top of the seventh to beat Canon-McMillan, 9-8, and clinch the Section 1-6A softball title outright Thursday.

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East Allegheny’s Jax Jurisic smiles at second base after his RBI double against Greensburg Central Catholic on Thursday at GCC.
East Allegheny tunes up for baseball playoffs with nonsection win over Greensburg CC
Fresh off its first section title since 1999, upstart East Allegheny used Thursday’s nonsection baseball game at Greensburg Central Catholic for extra reps.

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Zach Balog has played a solid left field for Highlands.
Highlands baseball hitting stride as playoffs approach
Coming off last year’s success, a three-game section losing streak in April isn’t the way Highlands wanted to start its baseball season.

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Southmoreland shortstop Anthony Govern makes a play against Yough on Monday in Herminie.
Westmoreland County baseball notebook: Southmoreland takes giant leap into playoffs
Senior shortstop/pitcher Anthony Govern said this season was “playoffs or bust” for Southmoreland.

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Norwin’s Ty Stecko bats against Upper St. Clair on April 26 , 2022, at Norwin.
Stecko taps power potential for Norwin baseball team
Ty Stecko remembers when his baseball bat seemed to weigh more than he did.

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Canon-McMillan’s Taylor Eckles connects on a bases-clearing double during a 2021 WPIAL Class 6A semifinal against Norwin.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 5, 2022: 6A softball powers vie for section title
May 4, 2022
The Section 1-6A softball championship will be decided Thursday when Mt. Lebanon visits Canon-McMillan.

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Montour’s Brock Janeda dives for a ground ball behind second base during a game against Quaker Valley on April 8.
Trib 10: Top teams stay the same but plenty of changes in baseball, softball power rankings
Finding power late in the baseball regular season can be a tough ask at times.

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Norwin’s Jake Kendro (18) celebrates his solo home run against Upper St. Clair on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Norwin High School.
                                Norwin’s Jake Kendro (18) celebrates his solo home run against Upper St. Clair on April 26.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 4, 2022
In a game with no clock, time is running out on WPIAL baseball teams outside the playoff bubble.

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Teammates greet North Allegheny’s Erik Sundgren at home plate after his two-run homer against Pine-Richland on Wednesday in McCandless.
High school roundup for May 4, 2022: North Allegheny, Pine-Richland share section title
Aaron Posey hit a two-run triple in the first inning and Erik Sundgren belted a two-run home run in the fourth, leading North Allegheny to an 8-4 victory over Pine-Richland on Wednesday, clinching a split of the Section 1-6A title.

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Yough starting pitcher James Shoman earned the victory against Southmoreland on Tuesday after not allowing an earned run on four hits in seven innings.
Yough tops Southmoreland to win section baseball crown outright
Yough relied on the strong pitching of James Shoman and timely hitting to down Southmoreland, 7-1, on Tuesday to clinch the Section 4-3A championship.

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North Allegheny pitcher Jack Baumgartel delivers against Central Catholic on April 22.
WPIAL baseball playoff clinchings through May 3, 2022
In a game with no clock, time is running out on WPIAL baseball teams outside the playoff bubble.

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