Baseball

Seton LaSalle’s Dan Boehme celebrates his RBI triple with head coach Mike Wagner during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game against Serra Catholic Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Wild Things Park.
Baseball, softball coaches suggest changes to improve high school game
April 25, 2021
The games of baseball and softball have many nuances — many rules and regulations, many intangibles.

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High school roundup for April 24, 2021: TJ’s Paige Truax homers in 7th to beat Baldwin
April 24, 2021
Paige Truax hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning to lift Thomas Jefferson to a 4-3 victory over Baldwin (1-5) in nonsection softball Saturday.

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Apollo-Ridge senior Jake Fello bats during practice on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Apollo-Ridge High School.
George Guido: Apollo-Ridge baseball halts Serra Catholic’s long streak
The Apollo-Ridge baseball team ended Serra Catholic’s 34-game home winning streak Monday with a 5-4 victory over the Eagles at Boston Field.

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Norwin’s Landon DiBeradin drives in two runs with a double during the third inning against North Allegheny on Friday, April 23, 2021, at Norwin High School.
WPIAL Baseball Rankings: April 24, 2021
Class 6A

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Fox Chapel’s Jacob Patterson takes a throw at shortstop during a game against Hampton on April 19, 2021, at Hampton High School.
Junior Jacob Patterson leading the way for Fox Chapel baseball
Every baseball coach wants a player such as Fox Chapel junior Jacob Patterson.

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High school roundup for April 23, 2021: Beaver’s List throws no-hitter in battle of unbeatens
Payton List threw a seven-inning no-hitter with 17 strikeouts to lead Beaver to a 13-0 victory over OLSH in a nonsection battle of undefeated WPIAL softball teams Friday afternoon.

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Norwin’s Ryan Scavnicky celebrates his walk-off base hit with Jayden Walker in the bottom of the seventh innining to defeat North Allegheny, 7-6, on Friday, April 23, 2021, at Norwin High School.
In Class 6A showdown, Norwin stings North Allegheny on Ryan Scavnicky walk-off single
April 23, 2021
North Allegheny baseball coach Andy Heck told his team after Friday’s nonsection game at Norwin that he wouldn’t be surprised if the top two teams in Class 6A will meet again later this season.

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Highlands’ Tanner Nulph can’t get the tag on Armstrong’s Caden Rupert in the third inning Friday, April 23, 2021, at Armstrong High School.
Armstrong baseball team ‘steals’ victory from Highlands
Armstrong’s track team was on the road Friday.

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The 2021 Bethel Park baseball team.
Bethel Park chasing another section baseball title and more
Bethel Park baseball is striving for a banner season in 2021.

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Norwin pitcher Sydney Lokay delivers against Belle Vernon on March 17.
High school roundup for April 23, 2021: Sydney Lokay helps Norwin slam Seneca Valley
Winning pitcher Sydney Lokay helped her own cause in the most dramatic way possible Thursday afternoon, hitting a grand slam to spark Norwin to a 9-7 Section 2-6A softball victory over Seneca Valley.

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Norwin’s Angelina Pepe runs to third base during a game against Belle Vernon on March 17.
Trib 10: Softball shakeup in weekly power rankings
April 22, 2021
The winds of change that had the temps bouncing up and down last week were calm in the Trib 10 baseball rankings, but strong again in the district softball power rankings.

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Knoch pitcher Gavin Phillips delivers against Highlands on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Harrison.
A-K Valley baseball notebook: Knoch on winning streak
After losing two straight to Highlands at the beginning of their season, Knoch has put together a little winning streaks turned things around during the past two weeks.

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Deer Lakes junior pitcher Justin Brannagan throws a pitch against East Allegheny on April 20, 2021.
Deer Lakes baseball answers questions with sizzling start
Deer Lakes baseball coach Josh Tysk wasn’t sure how potent the Lancers offense would be this season.

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Westmoreland County baseball notebook: Special season might be in store for GCC
One game was all it took for Greensburg Central Catholic to realize it has some promising potential at the plate.

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Penn-Trafford pitcher Tyler Hoover delivers against Norwin on April 9, 2021, at Penn-Trafford High School.
Penn-Trafford baseball shows flair for the dramatic with early-season wins
Penn-Trafford still is finding its identity as the baseball season nears the halfway mark.

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Norwin’s Nick Fleming scores past Penn-Trafford catcher Jakob Haynes on April 9.
Trib HSSN State Baseball Rankings for April 21, 2021
April 21, 2021
The 2021 Trib HSSN state baseball rankings continue to be in a state of flux.

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New Castle’s Dom Fornataro scores past Quaker Valley catcher Zeke Hendricks during their game on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Esmark Field.
High school roundup for April 20, 2021: Montour’s Mia Arndt hits for cycle
Mia Arndt hit for the cycle to lead Montour to an 11-1 Section 3-4A softball victory over Hopewell (2-7, 0-6) on Tuesday. Giacinta Labrie went 3 for 4 with three RBIs and Angelina LaMarca tripled and drove in a pair for the Spartans (5-3, 4-2).

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Shaler pitcher Miguel Hugas throws against South Fayette on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
Shaler baseball tops South Fayette on 10th-inning balk
April 20, 2021
As Shaler and South Fayette’s battled it out for a second straight day, the question became which team would blink first as their Section 3-5A game went into extra innings.

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High school roundup for April 19, 2021: Blackhawk baseball wins wild one to stay unbeaten
Anthony Malagise gave up a three-run homer to Matt Luchovick in the top of the seventh, but got his revenge in the bottom of the inning, hitting an RBI single and scoring on a wild pitch to lead Blackhawk to a 6-5 win over Montour in Section 2-4A baseball Monday.

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Hopewell’s Roman Gill toes the rubber against Ellwood City on Monday, April 19, 2021.
Motivated Hopewell baseball tops Ellwood City, shares section lead
April 19, 2021
In 2019, then-sophomore Roman Gill was a key part of a Hopewell team that reached the WPIAL Class 3A championship game. In fact, he was on the mound trying to save the game for the Vikings when Steel Valley rallied and eventually won, 5-4 in eight innings.

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