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Neshannock’s Miley Anderson celebrates her single against Bentworth during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at Cal (Pa.).
This week on Trib HSSN for week of June 3, 2024
June 2, 2024
All the gold has been handed out in the WPIAL spring sports postseason. Now the attention turns to the final two weeks of the school year with the start of the state playoffs this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Burrell pitcher Stevie Hasson threw a complete-game shutout against Neshannock in the WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinals.
Burrell returns to PIAA baseball playoffs for 1st time since 2010
Current Burrell baseball players were 4 years old or younger when the program made its most recent trip to the PIAA playoffs.

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Franklin Regional pitcher Max Bernadowski fires a pitch in the WPIAL Class 5A third-place game May 29, 2024.
Penn-Trafford, Franklin Regional ready for PIAA baseball playoffs to begin
The Penn-Trafford and Franklin Regional baseball teams have never won a PIAA title. One of them is hoping to break through this year.

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Penn-Trafford catcher Ian Temple carries the WPIAL championship trophy from the field after the Warriors defeated Bethel Park in the Class 5A final on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at Wild Things Park.
Westmoreland County PIAA baseball playoff capsules: Games for Monday, June 3, 2024
PIAA baseball playoffs

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Penn-Trafford’s Brayden Stone celebrates his RBI double during the fourth inning against Bethel Park during the WPIAL Class 5A championship game on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at Wild Things Park.
Trib 10: Baseball, softball power rankings look different after WPIAL title games
June 1, 2024
The curtain has come down on the 2024 WPIAL diamond playoffs as six baseball and six softball teams are wearing the golden crown.

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North Allegheny’s Mason Smith celebrates after hitting a home run against Mt. Lebanon during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game Wednesday.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania High School Baseball Rankings for June 1, 2024
There are a plethora of changes to the weekly Trib HSSN state baseball rankings with the district playoffs in the books and the state postseason starting Monday.

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Franklin Regional pitcher Max Bernadowski has an earned run average of 2.70 with 20 walks and 60 strikeouts in 46<sup>2</sup>⁄<sub>3</sub> innings. He also contributes at the plate. He’s hitting .318 with 21 hits and 14 RBIs.
Bernadowski pitches Franklin Regional into PIAA tournament
May 31, 2024
When the PIAA Class 5A baseball playoffs begin Monday, there is a good chance senior Max Bernadowski will be on the hill.

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Avonworth’s Mason Metz scores the go-ahead run against Riverside during the 14th inning of the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at Wild Things Park.
PIAA announces 1st round sites, times for 2024 baseball playoffs
Plum and Seneca Valley will host doubleheaders Monday in the first round of the PIAA baseball playoffs.

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OLSH’s Quinn Santelli is tagged out by Riverview’s Miles Duncan during a WPIAL Class 2A quarterfinal game May 20.
Riverview baseball team reflects on WPIAL playoff run
May 30, 2024
Riverview baseball coach Bill Gras said the mood was somber — as would be expected — after his team’s 1-0 loss to No. 2 Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in the WPIAL Class 2A quarterfinals May 20 at Seneca Valley.

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Seton LaSalle’s Roman LoNero makes a running catch in shallow right field against Serra Catholic during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at Wild Things Park.
PIAA 1st-round opponents set for WPIAL baseball qualifiers
The 2024 WPIAL baseball playoffs are in the books with six champions crowned Tuesday and Wednesday at Wild Things Park in Washington.

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North Allegheny pitcher David Posey hoists the WPIAL championship trophy with his teammates after pitching a no-hitter to defeat Mt. Lebanon in the Class 6A final on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at Wild Things Park.
North Allegheny’s David Posey turns tables, no-hits Mt. Lebanon for WPIAL Class 6A baseball title
May 29, 2024
David Posey wasn’t the starting pitcher drawing no-hit talk before the WPIAL finals, yet the North Allegheny senior walked off the mound at Wild Things Park with a zero on the scoreboard.

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Frankin Regional third baseman Blake Bertucci tags out West Allegheny runner Logan Lambert in the fourth inning of the WPIAL Class 5A third-place game Wednesday at Ross Memorial Park in Washington.
Franklin Regional beats West Allegheny on clutch Luke Williams hit in Class 5A 3rd-place game
Sometimes missed opportunities can come back and haunt a team.

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North Catholic pitcher Tommy Schafale (26) hoists the WPIAL championship trophy with his teammates after defeating Indiana in the Class 4A final on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at Wild Things Park.
North Catholic surges past Indiana to claim WPIAL Class 4A baseball crown
After hitting a one-out triple in the second inning, North Catholic’s Josef Safar flexed his right bicep and pointed at it while staring at his teammates in the dugout.

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Bryce Wright gets ready to throw during a WPIAL Class A first-round game against Springdale on May 14.
High school roundup for May 29, 2024: Avella claims state playoff spot in Class A baseball
Winning pitcher Bryce Wright allowed one hit and no earned runs and struck out seven in 6⅔ innings while adding a single, double and two runs scored to lead No. 6 Avella to a 6-2 victory over Carmichaels in the WPIAL Class A baseball third-place game Wednesday.

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Seton LaSalle pitcher Mark Weber (38) hoists the WPIAL championship trophy with his teammates after defeating Serra Catholioc in the Class 2A final on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at Wild Things Park.
Underdogs from Seton LaSalle top Serra Catholic again to repeat as WPIAL Class 2A baseball champs
Nothing could stand in Seton LaSalle’s way of repeating as WPIAL Class 2A champion.

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Penn-Trafford head coach Lou Cortazzo gets doused with the water cooler by Tyler Freas and Zach Feldman after defeating Bethel Park in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at Wild Things Park.
Timely hitting, squeeze bunt helped Penn-Trafford claim 1st WPIAL baseball title
When opportunities were presented Tuesday, the Penn-Trafford baseball team capitalized on them in the WPIAL Class 5A championship game at Wild Things Park.

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Mt. Lebanon’s David Shields celebrates with teammates at the dugout after scoring against Seneca Valley during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at Boyce-Mayview Park.
2024 WPIAL Class 6A baseball championship preview: Mt. Lebanon vs. North Allegheny
2024 WPIAL Class 6A baseball championship

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The Penn-Trafford baseball team celebrates with the WPIAL championship trophy after defeating Bethel Park in the Class 5A final on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at Wild Things Park.
Penn-Trafford gets past Bethel Park in Class 5A final to capture 1st WPIAL baseball title
Penn-Trafford used a four-run fourth-inning rally to claim its first WPIAL baseball title Tuesday, defeating Bethel Park, 4-3, in the Class 5A championship game at Wild Things Park.

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Chartiers Valley’s Lily Duffill competes during the 2024 season.
                                Chartiers Valley’s Lily Duffill
High school roundup for May 28, 2024: Lily Duffill’s grand slam sends Chartiers Valley to states
May 28, 2024
Lily Duffill’s grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning gave No. 4 Chartiers Valley the lead for good in a 6-4 victory over No. 11 Blackhawk in the WPIAL Class 4A softball third-place game Tuesday.

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Avonworth pitcher Cooper Scharding is mobbed by teammates after defeating Riverside in the WPIAL Class 3A championship game on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at Wild Things Park.
Avonworth dethrones Riverside in marathon 14-inning WPIAL Class 3A title game
A 14-inning game in the WPIAL finals is almost unthinkable, but Avonworth catcher Mason Metz thought the outcome might go down as the biggest surprise from Tuesday night’s marathon.

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