Baseball

Franklin Regional’s Zach Seaman (right) high-fives Mathew Fitzmaurice after they scored against Cathedral Prep during their PIAA Class 5A first-round game June 3. Franklin Regional won 13-4.
Brotherly bond helps create special season for Franklin Regional baseball
June 14, 2019
The Franklin Regional baseball team found its inspiration when players showed up one day for practice, and a dead frog was in the dugout.

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Serra Catholic’s Mark Black reacts while Devon Prep celebrates winning the PIAA Class 2A championship game June 14, 2019.
Devon Prep avoids Serra star Mark Black in 7th, dashes Eagles’ PIAA title hopes
UNIVERSITY PARK — Devon Prep challenged Serra Catholic star Mark Black three times Friday, but with two outs in the seventh and first base open, there was no reason to take that chance again.

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Beaver senior Zach Hansen walks from the field as Selinsgrove players celebrate after the final out of the Bobcats’ 7-4 loss in the PIAA Class 4A state championship game Friday, June 14, 2019, at Penn State University.
‘Nightmarish’ inning costs Beaver in PIAA championship loss to Selinsgrove
UNIVERSITY PARK — This season was mostly a dream come true until the fifth inning Friday, which felt quite the opposite.

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Serra Catholic’s Jayden Mertz (5) and Mark Black (9) return to the dugout following Black’s two-run home run to open the scoring in a win over Avonworth on May 20, 2019, at Boyce-Mayview Park.
Serra Catholic won’t take Devon Prep lightly despite team’s 11-13 record
Serra Catholic’s state championship opponent brings an 11-13 record into the contest.

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Serra Catholic starter Alex Glumac delivers to the plate in the second inning against Neshannock on June 6, 2019, at Shaler.
WPIAL baseball and softball teams gearing up for shots at PIAA gold
June 12, 2019
The PIAA baseball and softball championship matchups are set, and five WPIAL teams – Beaver and Serra Catholic for baseball and Penn-Trafford, Elizabeth Forward and Frazier for softball – will attempt to bring home state titles.

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One poor inning sinks state title hopes for North Allegheny baseball
June 11, 2019
GREENE TOWNSHIP — North Allegheny’s strong season vaporized in one nightmarish inningin the PIAA Class 6A baseball semifinals at Greene Township Park. Central Bucks South tallied nine runs in the bottom of the sixth to grab an 11-6 victory and a berth in the state finals Friday at Penn State’s Medlar Field.

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Beaver’s Harrison Pontoli (10) celebrates with Jack Yanssens of scoring during their PIAA Class 4A semifinal against East Pennsboro Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Mount Aloysius College.
Beaver’s bats stay hot in PIAA semifinal win over East Pennsboro
CRESSON — The Beaver baseball team’s hit parade has one more stop: State College.

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Serra’s Eli Kite (13) and Pat Brennan celebrates with catcher Mark Black after beating Seton LaSalle Tuesday, June 11, 2019 during PIAA 2-AA baseball semifinals at West Mifflin Area High School.
Serra Catholic avenges WPIAL loss to Seton LaSalle, earns 4th trip to PIAA finals
The game began with Mark Black’s haymaker on the first pitch and ended with Pat Brennan’s web gem on the last as Serra Catholic defeated Seton LaSalle, 4-3, Tuesday in a PIAA Class 2A semifinal at West Mifflin.

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Beaver’s Michael Champ is greeted at home plate by teammates after hitting a home run against Blackhawk during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Wild Things Park.
PIAA postpones all baseball, softball semifinals involving WPIAL teams
June 10, 2019
The PIAA postponed many of Monday’s baseball and softball semifinals because of weather to Tuesday, including all involving WPIAL teams.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week
June 9, 2019
The Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week is Serra Catholic junior pitcher Alex Glumac, who won twice last week in the first two rounds of the state playoffs.

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Final 4 (plus 1) in penultimate Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings
June 8, 2019
Halfway through the state baseball playoffs, we present the next-to-last edition of the Trib HSSN PIAA baseball rankings.

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Penn-Trafford’s Mario Disso celebrates his RBI base hit during the third inning of the WPIAL Class 6A championship game against Pine-Richland Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Wild Things Park.
Penn-Trafford baseball reflects on historic season of success
Five years ago, Penn-Trafford baseball coach Dan Miller went through an interview process with the message that the Warriors were three to five years away from competing for a WPIAL title. Miller wasn’t lying.

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Seton LaSalle pitcher Drew Lafferty delivers against Serra Catholic during the WPIAL Class 2A final Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Wild Things Park.
Baseball semifinal sites, times: WPIAL Class 2A finalists rematch at West Mifflin
June 7, 2019
Twelve days after Seton LaSalle defeated Serra Catholic in the WPIAL championship, the section rivals will rematch in the state semifinals.

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North Allegheny’s J.T. Montross (left) celebrates with Joey Colella after scoring next to Pine-Richland pitcher Tommy Beam during their PIAA Class 6A quarterfinal Thursday, June 6, 2019, at La Roche University.
North Allegheny capitalizes on errors to defeat rival Pine-Richland
June 6, 2019
Twelve errors in three games will eventually catch up to any baseball team, even a talented WPIAL champion.

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Serra Catholic starter Alex Glumac delivers to the plate in the second inning against Neshannock on June 6, 2019, at Shaler.
Brennan powers Serra Catholic past Neshannock in PIAA quarterfinals
With teams intentionally walking standout catcher Mark Black regularly in the playoffs, Serra Catholic baseball coach Brian Dzurenda decided to move him from third in the order to the leadoff spot, which put Pat Brennan in Black’s old spot.

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Franklin Regional baseball eliminated in PIAA quarterfinals
GREENE TOWNSHIP — Franklin Regional’s dream baseball season came to an end in the PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal round as it lost to Lampeter-Strasburg, 7-2, at Greene Township Park in Scotland on Thursday.

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Beaver offense again shines in PIAA quarterfinal win over New Castle
The Beaver Bobcats couldn’t have picked a better time to put their offense in high gear.

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Seton LaSalle’s Drew Lafferty bats against Laurel in the PIAA quarterfinals June 6, 2019, at Shaler.
Lafferty fans 12 as Seton LaSalle edges Laurel in PIAA quarterfinals
Seton LaSalle freshman Drew Lafferty is not a big strikeout pitcher. Entering the Rebels’ PIAA quarterfinal game against Laurel, he had 44 punch outs in just over 42 innings pitched.

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Franklin Regional’s Zach Seaman (17) high-fives Mathew Fitzmaurice after they scored against Cathedral Prep during their PIAA Class 5A first round state playoff game Monday, June 3, 2019, at Neshannock High School. Franklin Regional won, 13-4.
Franklin Regional ‘revved up’ for PIAA quarterfinal matchup
June 5, 2019
Michael Klingensmith led off first base after drawing a walk in the top of the first inning in Monday’s PIAA first- round game when Cathedral Prep pitcher Colin Kelly made a pick-off throw to first.

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Seton LaSalle’s Dan Boehme celebrates his home run with Drew Lafferty during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game against Serra Catholic Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Wild Things Park.
WPIAL Class 2A baseball teams find success in PIAA tournament
In Class 2A of the 2019 PIAA baseball playoffs, five letters provide the answer to how the west was won.

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