High school roundup for May 16, 2018: Cornell wins 1st playoff game in program history
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 11:00 PM
The Cornell baseball team made history Wednesday, and Hayden Hoffman played a key role.
The junior pitcher struck out 16 batters as the Raiders defeated West Greene, 5-0, in a WPIAL Class A first-round game at Peterswood Park to claim the first playoff victory in program history.
Jackson Clark had two RBIs, and John Salvitti knocked in one for the Indians.
No. 7 Wayneburg (9-5) had scored the final five runs of the game. Kyle Blasco had two RBIs in the loss.
Shenango 2, Bishop Canevin 1 — No. 5 Shenango (13-7) edged No. 12 Bishop Canevin (8-8) in a WPIAL Class 2A first-round game at Chippewa Park. Shenango will play No. 4 Carmichaels (11-5) in the quarterfinals.
Hannah Bradfield and Natalie Klaas each had three hits for No. 12 Hampton (8-9).
Connellsville will play No. 4 Franklin Regional in the quarterfinals.
Hayleigh Karcher plated two runs on an infield single, and Bella Bucy singled in another run.
Chartiers-Houston 15, Northgate 0 (3 inn.) — Kaci Alderson homered twice, and Kasey Scears was 3 for 4 with four RBIs to lead No. 2 Chartiers-Houston (15-2) to a WPIAL Class 2A first-round victory at West Allegheny. Kaitlyn Dittrich threw a one-hitter with five strikeouts.
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