Baseball

Franklin Regional’s Louie Kegerreis gives up a thumbs up to the dugout after driving in two run against Latrobe on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Haymaker Field in Murrysville.
WPIAL baseball rankings | May 1, 2021
May 1, 2021
Class 6A

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Plum’s Nate McMasters looks to the dugout after stealing second base in the mud during a game against Mars on April 12,, 2021, in Adams.
Plum baseball looks to finish strong
The Plum varsity baseball team fashioned an unblemished Section 2-5A record through a pair of victories over Penn Hills on April 26 and 27.

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Riverviews’ John Patsey throws against Penn Hills on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Wild Things Park.
Riverview’s Patsey excels in baseball, track during sophomore season
Before his freshman year at Riverview, John Patsey assured himself and his teammates and coaches that he wanted to pursue both baseball and track and field at the varsity level during the spring competition season.

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North Hills’ Robert Dickerson has aspirations of football/baseball career in college
As a two-sport star who hits home runs and scores touchdowns, North Hills’ Robert Dickerson hears the occasional Kyler Murray reference. Older generations go to Deion Sanders or Bo Jackson as their football-baseball icon.

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Hampton junior pitcher Cam Marshalwitz delivers against Fox Chapel on April 19, 2021, at Hampton High School.
Talbots baseball armed for another WPIAL playoff bid behind Kosko, Marshalwitz
A pair of lefties have the Hampton baseball team on the right side of the WPIAL playoff picture.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 1, 2021: WPIAL final rivals collide again
April 30, 2021
It was one of the longest WPIAL baseball championship games in history.

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High school roundup for April 30, 2021: West Mifflin sluggers put on power show
Alyssa Schmidt hit a grand slam and Lauren Yuhas also homered to lead West Mifflin to an 18-10 victory over Belle Vernon in Section 2-4A softball Friday afternoon.

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Hempfield’s Christian Zilli pitches against Penn-Trafford on Friday, April 30, 2021, at Penn-Trafford High School.
Clutch hits, bullpen lift Hempfield baseball past Penn-Trafford
Like sunshine that finally peeked through a slate gray sky to warm up an otherwise wet and windy Friday afternoon, Hempfield shined when it mattered most.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 30, 2021: TJ, West Mifflin renew rivalry
April 29, 2021
Two old rivals will meet in a rare nonsection baseball game to conclude the month of April on Friday afternoon.

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Franklin Regional pitcher Luke Treloar throws against Latrobe on April 13.
Trib 10: Power rankings get a shake-up as crunch time approaches
Three district baseball and softball teams lost their power grip and went slip sliding away from the latest Trib 10 rankings.

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Hempfield’s Ryan Firmstone scoops up a ball hit by Franklin Regional’s Trevor Brncic on March 26.
Westmoreland County baseball notebook: Injuries haven’t slowed Hempfield
Hempfield might be down two key players, but the Spartans don’t seem too concerned about the sky falling any time soon.

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Burrell’s Joey Druga throws a pitch during a game against Freeport on April 26, 2021.
A-K Valley baseball notebook: Burrell heats up with sweep of Freeport
Sometimes, all it takes is one or two wins to boost a team’s confidence, and the Burrell Bucs have experienced that over the past two weeks.

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Knoch pitcher Gavin Phillips throws to first base for a pick-off against Highlands on April 7, 2021, at Highlands High School.
Knoch baseball hitting peak heading into final section series
Every coach hopes to start his time at a program with a win, but new Knoch baseball coach Bradley Bestic had to suffer through three losses before a 5-2 victory over Deer Lakes.

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Derry’s Josh Ulery throws a pitch during a Section 3-3A matchup against the Valley Vikings on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
Offense helps Derry baseball team overcome slow start, get into contention
In between a pair of covid shutdowns — one that is going on now — the Derry baseball team discovered something about itself: It can flat-out score runs.

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Franklin Regional’s Timmy Quinn dives back to home to score after missing the plate during a game against Latrobe on April 13.
Trib HSSN state baseball rankings for April 28, 2021
April 28, 2021
There were more changes to the 2021 Trib HSSN state baseball rankings this week, just not as many as last week.

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Latrobe’s Tucker Knupp rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam against Kiski on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at Kiski Area High School.
Latrobe baseball showcases power in section victory over Kiski Area
Throughout the season, Latrobe coach Matt Basciano has talked to his players about improving certain aspects of their play each time out. Most recently, he has asked the Wildcats to improve at the plate.

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High school roundup for April 28, 2021: West Allegheny softball makes statement
Adriana Vicari-Baker hit a two-run home run in the second inning to spark West Allegheny to a 5-4 victory over Chartiers Valley in a battle of top teams in Section 4-5A softball Wednesday afternoon.

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High school roundup for April 27, 2021: Shaler strikes back, splits with West Allegheny
Brady McGuire and Luke Beran hit RBI singles during a five-run sixth inning to help Shaler to a 7-1 baseball victory over West Allegheny on Tuesday, splitting a Section 3-5A series.

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South Fayette’s Jake Dunay celebrates his RBI double against Upper St. Clair on April 15.
WPIAL Clinched for April 27, 2021: Baseball playoff field starting to fill up
April 27, 2021
Most WPIAL baseball teams are now down to one more week of section series games.

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Mt. Lebanon pitcher Tyler Smith delivers against Baldwin on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
Free passes help Mt. Lebanon sweep Baldwin
Tuesday was a beautiful day in Southwestern Pennsylvania to get out and run, jog or walk around a nearby park.

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