Baseball

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
June 5, 2019
In Class 2A of the 2019 PIAA baseball playoffs, five letters provide the answer to how the west was won.

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Hempfield pitcher Callie Sowers celebrates one of her strikeouts with Hanna Pavsek (2) and Jessica Persin during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game against North Allegheny.
PIAA softball/baseball capsules for games of Thursday, June 6, 2019
Thursday’s games

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WPIAL duo selected for all-star baseball classic
Freeport junior Jarrett Heilman and South Fayette sophomore Ryan McGuire will represent the WPIAL on the Pennsylvania roster for the Big 26 Baseball Classic on July 25-28 in Harrisburg.

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Freeport’s Coulton Stewart makes a catch on the warning track on a ball hit by Franklin’s Connor Rakow during PIAA playoff action Monday, June 3, 2019 at Slippery Rock University.
Trip to PIAA playoffs a major boost for Freeport baseball program
June 4, 2019
In the hours after Freeport baseball’s 3-2 PIAA Class 3A first-round loss to Franklin on Monday at Slippery Rock University, one in which the Knights rallied with two runs in the bottom of the seventh, the Yellowjackets players and coaches received dozens of calls, texts, emails and Twitter messages of support in the midst of what were feelings of heartbreak over the outcome.

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Pine-Richland’s Matt Wood celebrates his triple with head coach Kurt Wolfe against Penn-Trafford during the WPIAL Class 6A championship game Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Wild Things Park.
Baseball sites, times: North Allegheny, Pine-Richland rematch in quarterfinals
Section rivals Pine-Richland and North Allegheny will rematch Thursday in a PIAA Class 6A baseball quarterfinal at LaRoche College.

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WPIAL teams pile up offense in first round of PIAA playoffs
WPIAL teams didn’t skimp on the offense in the opening round of the PIAA baseball and softball playoffs.

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Pine-Richland’s Matt Schietroma (7) hoists the WPIAL Class 6A championship trophy with his teammates.
Pine-Richland defeats Penn-Trafford to claim 6th WPIAL baseball title
With Wild Things Park stuck under a layer of rain clouds, Penn-Trafford and Pine-Richland waited an extra day to play their WPIAL baseball championship.

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4 days after winning WPIAL baseball title, Shaler’s emotional postseason run ends
June 3, 2019
When Shaler’s championship season ended abruptly Monday, baseball coach Brian Junker gathered his players in right field and simply told them “thank you.”

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Franklin Regional’s Mike Klingensmith is greeted by teammates at the dugout after scoring 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 baseball advances with win over Cathedral Prep
It often has been said good things come to those who wait, and Franklin Regional baseball proved that in a couple of ways Monday.

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PIAA baseball playoffs roundup: North Allegheny takes down McDowell
Cole Young smacked two home runs and a double, and Anthony Hattrup knocked in three runs to lead North Allegheny to a 10-2 victory over District 10 champion McDowell in the opening round of the PIAA Class 6A baseball playoffs Monday at Ainsworth Field in Erie.

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Wilson edges Penn-Trafford in PIAA baseball playoffs
District 3 champion Wilson scored twice in the bottom of the fourth inning and held off Penn-Trafford’s rally in the fifth en route to a 6-5 win in the first round of the PIAA Class 6A baseball playoffs Monday afternoon in Fredericksburg.

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Freeport starting pitcher Jarrett Heilman throws against Franklin during PIAA playoff action Monday, June 3, 2019 at Slippery Rock University.
Franklin rallies past Freeport on walk-off single in PIAA 1st round
The Freeport baseball team was no stranger to close games, especially in this year’s postseason.

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District champion stand atop Trib HSSN state baseball rankings
June 2, 2019
With the district playoff complete, here are the weekly Trib HSSN state baseball rankings prior to the first pitch of the 2019 state playoffs.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week
The Trib HSSN Team of the Week is Shaler, which climbed from the No. 5-seed in Class 5A to win it first WPIAL baseball title in two decades.

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North Allegheny shortstop Cole Young makes a play against Bethel Park during their WPIAL Class 6A consolation game May 28, 2019, at W&J.
TribLive High School Sports Network broadcasts for week of June 3, 2019
With the district playoffs in the rear-view mirror, the final event of the 2018-19 school year begins this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Penn-Trafford’s Cade Patterson celebrates after scoring during a WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinal against Upper St. Clair Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at West Mifflin High School.
Penn-Trafford baseball seeks storybook ending at PIAAs
Dan Miller gathered his Warriors in right field at Wild Things Park moments after they watched Pine-Richland receive the WPIAL Class 6A championship trophy.

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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.
Westmoreland baseball/softball preview capsules: Games of Monday, June 3
PIAA playoff previews

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Freeport senior Evan McCrea holds up Darlene in celebration of a run scored during a home game last month.
Freeport baseball hopes unofficial mascot keeps hanging around
After delivering the winning hit in last Wednesday’s 1-0 PIAA-clinching victory over Keystone Oaks in the WPIAL Class 3A third-place game, Freeport junior Bradyn Clark came back to the dugout and rubbed Darlene’s ears for continued good fortune.

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Freeport-Franklin state playoff game holds unique draw for husband, wife
When Tom and Ericca Haynes attend Monday’s PIAA Class 3A first-round baseball game between Franklin and Freeport, they will have familiarity to both sides of the proceedings.

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Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week
June 1, 2019
The Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week is Seton LaSalle junior Daniel Boehme, who put together one of the best offensive performances in WPIAL championship history.

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