High school roundup for May 16, 2022: North Allegheny blanks Peters Township

Monday, May 16, 2022 | 9:17 PM

Anne Melle threw a four-hit shutout with five strikeouts and no walks to lead North Allegheny to an 8-0 victory over Peters Township in a first-round WPIAL Class 6A softball game Monday.

Sydni Junker and Reagan Deitrick homered and Annalyn Isaacs doubled for the seventh-seeded Tigers (11-9), who will meet No. 2 Mt. Lebanon in Wednesday’s quarterfinals.Sami Bewick had two hits for Peters Township (7-10).

Fort Cherry 11, Carlynton 4 – Heather Coughenour, Dana Sinatra and Aaliyah Nardozi tripled and Carman Lucas and winning pitcher Adryonna Herbst doubled to lead No. 16 Fort Cherry (5-9) to a preliminary round win in Class 2A. The Rangers will meet No. 1 Neshannock in a first-round game Wednesday. Tanner Kephart tripled for Carlynton (4-11).


Connellsville 6, McKeesport 0 – Beau Bigam threw a complete-game four-hitter with 12 strikeouts to lead No. 16 Connellsville (11-10) to a preliminary round win in Class 5A. James Domer went 3 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs for the Falcons, who will meet top-seeded Peters Township in a first-round game Tuesday. Mason May and Kace Shearer each singled and doubled. Brady Boyle doubled and walked for McKeesport (7-10).

Boys lacrosse

Penn-Trafford 17, Pine-Richland 8 – Carter Green scored five goals to lead No. 10 Penn-Trafford past No. 7 Pine-Richland in a WPIAL Class 3A first-round game, giving the Warriors the first playoff win in program history.

Bennett Dupilka registered four goals and Braeden Mastine added a hat trick for the Warriors, who will visit No. 2 North Allegheny in Wednesday’s quarterfinals. Cooper Zancosky and Zachary Sporrer scored twice for Pine-Richland.

The game was delayed for 30 minutes between the first and second quarters due to lightning in the area.

In other first-round Class 3A boys games, No. 5 Upper St. Clair beat No. 12 Canon-McMillan, 16-6, to earn a date with No. 4 Peters Township, and No. 11 Seneca Valley upset No. 6 Bethel Park, 12-7, to move on to face No. 3 Shady Side Academy.

Girls lacrosse

Plum 16, Seton LaSalle 3 — Rayla Smith had seven goals and 11 draw controls to lead No. 6 Plum to a Class 2A first-round win over No. 11 Seton LaSalle, the first playoff victory in program history. The Mustangs, who improved to 14-3, will meet No. 3 Hampton in Wednesday’s quarterfinals.

Quaker Valley 14, Franklin Regional 3 – Chase Kriebel and Shannon Von Kaenel scored three goals apiece as No. 7 Quaker Valley defeated No. 10 Franklin Regional in a Class 2A first-round game. The Quakers will meet No. 2 Mars in Wednesday’s quarterfinals. Emily Reiner made 10 saves for Quaker Valley.

In other girls Class 2A first-round matchups, No. 8 Aquinas Academy topped No. 9 South Fayette, 12-6, and will meet No. 1 Blackhawk in the quarterfinals. No. 5 Chartiers Valley handled No. 12 Oakland Catholic, 20-4, to set up a meeting with No. 4 Indiana.

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