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WPIAL Baseball Playoff Recaps for Friday, May 20th
May 20, 2011
After waiting...and waiting...and waiting for the rain to stop, and with schedule changes here there and everywhere, it was finally time to PLAY BALL Friday with 17 of the 19 First Round games in the WPIAL Baseball Playoffs heard here on the MSA Sports Network. Here are recaps from ALL 19 games played on Friday.

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Rosters Released for 2011 WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Games
May 15, 2011
The WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association announced Thursday the All-Star teams for its 8th Annual All-Star Games. The games are scheduled for Sunday, June 12 at Burkett Field in Robinson Township.

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WPIAL Baseball Playoff Preview
May 14, 2011
The 2011 WPIAL Baseball Playoffs are scheduled to start with First Round diamond action on Tuesday, May 17th followed by the Quarterfinals on Thursday, May 19th. While the weather forecast is shaky for this upcoming week, the postseason baseball will be rock solid with exclusive coverage ONLY here on the MSA Sports Network. Here is a preview of all four classifications.

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FINAL WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League Baseball Standings
May 11, 2011
Here are the FINAL WPIAL and the latest Pittsburgh City League baseball standings through Thursday, May 12th...including the FINAL WPIAL playoff clinchings. The standings will be updated daily throughout the 2011 regular season.

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MSA Sports Ranks the WPIAL Baseball Playoff Teams
May 10, 2011
The 2011 WPIAL Baseball Playoff field is set with 15 teams in Class AAAA and Class AA, 13 teams in both Class AAA and Class A. The brackets will be unveiled by the WPIAL on Friday with the playoffs set to start next week. MSA Sports throws its one and a half cents onto the pitching mound by ranking all of the playoff teams.

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ALL WPIAL BASEBALL and SOFTBALL PLAYOFF GAMES FOR WEDNESDAY PPD
May 9, 2011
A rain filled Tuesday and a forecast for more wet stuff later on throughout Western Pennsylvania has for a second straight day, forced WPIAL officials to pull the plug on a busy day of district baseball and softball postseason play.

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Norwins Rocco Amendola Wins WBCA John Challis Memorial Award
May 8, 2011
The WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association (WBCA) has announced that Rocco Amendola, a senior at Norwin High School, is the recipient of the third annual John Challis Memorial Award. Rocco will be honored at the WBCA's Awards Banquet on June 10, 2011 at the Airport Marriott.

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Schoalstic Notebook
May 7, 2011
India McCoy is bar hopping like few girls have in the history of the WPIAL. McCoy is only a sophomore at Ambridge, but she already has established herself as one of the best high jumpers in league history. On Friday night at the Baldwin Invitational, McCoy tied a meet record by clearing 5 feet 8 inches.

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Baseball – 05/03/2011
May 3, 2011
Here is the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL baseball teams in each of the four classifications for the week of May 2nd. You can check out the latest updated standings daily and log on for the weekly softball rankings every Tuesday here on the MSA Sports Network. WPIAL CLASS AAAA TOP TEN: 1)

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Baseball – 04/26/2011
April 26, 2011
Here is the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL baseball teams in each of the four classifications for the week of April 25th...including a NEW #1 team in Class AA. You can check out the latest updated standings daily and log on for the weekly softball rankings every Tuesday here on the MSA Sports Network. WPIAL CLASS AAAA TOP TEN: 1)

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Scholastic Notebook – 04/25/2011
April 25, 2011
The decision might come as a surprise to some because college interest was starting to pick up in Mason, who led the WPIAL in scoring last season at 33.3 points and scored 64 in one game. Butler University coach Brad Stevens came to watch Mason work out at Highlands last week and requested grade transcripts on Mason. No scholarship offer was made.

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Baseball – 04/19/2011
April 19, 2011
Here is the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL baseball teams in each of the four classifications for the week of April 18th. You can check out the latest updated standings daily and log on for the weekly softball rankings every Tuesday here on the MSA Sports Network. WPIAL CLASS AAAA TOP TEN: 1)

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Scholastic Notebook – 04/16/2011
April 16, 2011
Come late May, dont be surprised if the Elizabeth Forward baseball players turn into Champs champs. The Elizabeth Forward baseball program continues to rise under seventh-year coach Frank Champ. After a breakout season in 2010, the Warriors have been the most dominant Class AAA team so far in 2011.

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Baseball – 04/12/2011
April 12, 2011
Here is the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL baseball teams in each of the four classifications for the week of April 11th...including a NEW #1 team in Class AAA. You can check out the latest updated standings daily and log on for the weekly softball rankings every Tuesday here on the MSA Sports Network. WPIAL CLASS AAAA TOP TEN: 1)

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Scholastic Notebook – 04/08/2011
April 8, 2011
It was in the mid 1970s and young Riverside High School baseball coach Dan Oliastro drafted a letter of resignation. There are 500 reasons why Riverside is glad Oliastro never handed in that letter to the school board. On Thursday, Oliastro won his 500th career game as Riversides coach when the Panthers defeated Beaver Falls, 4-0, in a WPIAL Class AA Section 5 game.

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Baseball – 04/05/2011
April 5, 2011
Here is the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL baseball teams in each of the four classifications for the week of April 4th. You can check out the latest updated standings daily and log on for the weekly softball rankings every Tuesday here on the MSA Sports Network. WPIAL CLASS AAAA TOP TEN: 1)

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Scholastic Notebook – 04/01/2011
April 1, 2011
You've heard of the perfect picture. Alain Girman is the perfect pitcher. Girman is a junior pitcher at Serra Catholic who has been a mainstay on the varsity pitching staff since his freshman year. He still doesn't know what it's like to be a losing pitcher in high school.

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WPIAL Baseball – 2011 Season Preview
March 28, 2011
The first pitch of the 2011 WPIAL baseball season is set to be tossed on Friday, March 25th. While there were no state champions from the district in 2010, Pine-Richland, Hopewell, Beaver Falls and Serra Catholic now begin defense of their WPIAL titles. Here is a rundown of the Preseason Top Ten and players to watch in each classification.

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WPIAL Baseball – 2010 Season Review
March 21, 2011
The 2011 WPIAL baseball season officially begins Friday, March 25th. We will preview the upcoming season later this week, but for now, lets look back at what happened in the 2010 WPIAL baseball season as Pine-Richland, Hopewell, Beaver Falls and Serra Catholic look to defend their district titles. FINAL 2010 WPIAL BASEBALL STANDINGS

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Altoona Curve Win First Ever Eastern League Championship
September 19, 2010
The Altoona Curve clinched its first Eastern League Championship in its 12-year existence with a, 5-2, win over the Trenton Thunder on Saturday night at Waterfront Park. Tony Watson (2-0) notched the win while Jim Negrych went 3-for-5 with three RBI.

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