Baseball

Top-seeded Latrobe survives scare in Westmoreland County summer baseball playoffs
July 27, 2020
Top-seed Latrobe took advantage of four Mt. Pleasant errors to score four unearned runs in a 5-3 victory on Monday in the Westmoreland County American Baseball League playoffs.

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Seneca Valley pitcher Conner Carney throws a pitch Monday against Kiski Area during the Western Pennsylvania Summer Baseball League playoffs.
Seneca Valley takes advantage of big inning to cruise past Kiski Area in WPBL playoffs
Sometimes all it takes is just one inning, and on Monday in the first round of the Western Pennsylvania Summer Baseball League playoffs, Seneca Valley took full advantage of that.

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Mt. Pleasant baseball wins, secures playoff berth for county tournament
July 26, 2020
Mt. Pleasant doubled its win total for the season Sunday in the Westmoreland County American Baseball League by playing its most complete game of the season.

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Kiksi Area baseball coach Aaron Albert meets with his team after their senior night on Friday.
Kiski Area, Freeport baseball honor senior classes with one final matchup
July 24, 2020
The Kiski Area and Freeport baseball seniors grew up playing against each other, and when the coronavirus pandemic canceled their final high school season earlier this year the two teams didn’t think they’d get an opportunity to face off again.

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Derek Hald of Kiski swings at a pitch during the opening game of the Freeport Invitational tournament Tuesday, July 21, 2020 against Mercyhurst.
Grateful for the opportunity, Kiski Area’s Derek Hald taking advantage of summer baseball
July 21, 2020
Kiski Area catcher Derek Hald is making up for lost time.

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The new baseball scoreboard at James E. Swartz Sr. Memorial Field in Freeport Borough is ready for this week’s Freeport International Baseball Invitational.
Minus international players, FIBI forges ahead with full schedule of baseball
July 20, 2020
For nearly four months, Freeport International Baseball Invitational officials closely monitored updates on the coronavirus pandemic.

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Norwin’s Nick Fleming (3) is congratulated by coach Mike Liebdzinski after hitting a three-run homer against Plum on May 3, 2019.
Norwin’s Nick Fleming catching eye of Division I baseball programs
July 17, 2020
Nick Fleming did not have a junior baseball season at Norwin because the PIAA canceled fall athletics due to health concerns over the coronavirus.

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Highlands Summer Rams suspend activities due to player testing positive for covid-19
July 11, 2020
The Highlands Summer Rams of the Western Pa. Summer Baseball League have suspended activities for two weeks after a player tested positive for covid-19.

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Latrobe rallies for ninth straight victory in Westmoreland County baseball summer league
July 9, 2020
Sometimes you win games. Sometimes you get a gift.

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Manager Jason Bush and the Latrobe Legion team take on Hempfield East on June 20, 2019, at Pitt-Greensburg.
So far, so good as Westmoreland County summer baseball league hits season’s midpoint
July 8, 2020
It’s the halfway mark for most teams in the Westmoreland County American Baseball League, and things are going as smooth as league director Jason Bush could expect.

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While the temperatures in early March were chilly for catcher Jordan Stancovich, he and other players on the Monroeville Gators summer baseball team are enjoying the chance to play Western Pennsylvania Baseball League games in the hot July weather.
Gateway players glad to compete in thriving summer baseball league
July 7, 2020
Born out of the cancellation of the spring high school season and the summer American Legion schedule, the Monroeville Gators, a group of players from Gateway and one from South Fayette, have mixed the fun of playing summer baseball with a focus on winning games in the Western Pennsylvania Baseball League.

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Kiski’s Billy Perroz eyes an outside pitch that he takes to right field for a second-inning three-run triple against Valley Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Valley High School.
Kiski Area Golden Cavs take extra precautions in return to their home field
Since the start of the Western Pa. Baseball League season, the Kiski Area Golden Cavs have played games on the road.

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Plum’s A.J. Collins drives in a pair of runs with a base-loaded single during the fifth inning against Independent Players on Monday, June 29, 2020, at Valley High School in New Kensington.
Plum bats stay dangerous in WPBL victory
June 29, 2020
A six-run fifth inning turned out to be the difference for Plum in an 11-7 victory over the Independent Players in Western Pennsylvania Baseball League action Monday at Valley High School.

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Plum’s Denny Ayres slides into third base with an RBI triple next to Independent Players third baseman Dylan Geibel on Monday, June 29, 2020, at Valley High School in New Kensington.
Getting chance to play is great, but Plum’s WPBL team gunning for a title, too
Denny Ayres is getting ready to attend West Virginia with a mechanical and aerospace engineering course of study.

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Kiski starting pitcher Ryan Rametta throws against the Indpendent Players on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Valley High School.
Kiski Area taking advantage of opportunities provided by WPBL
Kiski Area baseball coach Aaron Albert and the Cavaliers were excited for the 2020 baseball season.

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West Allegheny baseball player Austin Hendrick
Report: West A’s Austin Hendrick signs $4 million contract with Cincinnati Reds
June 26, 2020
Former West Allegheny star Austin Hendrick signed with the Cincinnati Reds on Friday.

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Summer Rams pitcher Jett Slepak throws to the Independent Players’ Phillip Walsh (Burrell) in the second inning of a Western Pennsylvania Baseball League game June 24, 2020, at Valley High School.
Western Pa. Baseball League gives Summer Rams seniors last chance to take field together
Highlands baseball coach Jeff Campbell was heartbroken knowing his players were not going to have their high school season when schools were shut down in late March in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Kiski’s Billy Perroz eyes an outside pitch that he takes to right field for a second-inning, three-run triple against the Independent Players in WPBL action Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Valley High School.
Golden Cavs hold off late surge to start WPBL season 2-0
June 25, 2020
When the Kiski Area Golden Cavs took on Gateway last Thursday in the Western Pennsylvania Baseball League, they didn’t score until the fourth inning.

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Valley’s Issac Kelley can’t get to a ball hit by Highlands’ Dom Fellows in the sixth inning Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Valley High School.
Mix-and-match Independent Players are ready for busy summer
The Independent Players summer baseball team looks like it is going to have a busy summer.

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Seth Helgert scores the Summer Rams’ first run in the top of the first of a Western Pennsylvania Baseball League game against the Independent Players on June 24, 2020, at Valley High School.
Tanner Nulph, Summer Rams prevail in WPBL opener
June 24, 2020
Tanner Nulph first helped the Summer Rams at the plate in Wednesday evening’s Western Pennsylvania Baseball League game at Valley High School.

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