High school roundup: Penn-Trafford baseball drops rival Norwin
Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 10:09 PM
Tyler Horvat struck out 10 and allowed three hits in six innings to guide Penn-Trafford to a 7-0 victory over rival Norwin in Section 2-6A baseball Saturday afternoon.
The Warriors (6-3, 4-1) moved into second place in Section 2 behind Hempfield.
Norwin dropped to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in section play.
West Allegheny 7, Moon 0 — In Section 2-5A, Logan Malatak went 2 for 3 with three RBIs, and three West Allgeheny (6-0, 6-0) pitchers combined for a four-hit shutout against Moon (5-3, 5-1). Shea Downing picked up the win, giving up one hit in 3 2⁄3 innings, before Ryan Dorste and Luke Lambert stepped in for the final 3 1⁄3 innings.
Belle Vernon 3, Uniontown 2 —Joe Sabolek scattered eight hits, allowed two runs and struck out four to lift Belle Vernon (6-1, 6-1) to a Section 3-4A win. Garrett Greco had two hits for the Leopards.
Greensburg Salem 8, Derry 1 — Jonathan Borbonus struck out seven and threw a three-hitter as Greensburg Salem (6-3, 5-2) won its fourth consecutive game by defeating Derry (2-8, 1-7) in Section 1-4A. Jack Oberdorf and Matt Wicker each went 2 for 4 with two RBIs.
Yough 5, Highlands 0 — Dom Koch pitched a one-hit shutout as Yough (3-5, 3-5) defeated Highlands (2-6, 2-5) in Section 1-4A. Koch struck out five and walked two, and Caden Kastronis provided the offense with three hits, three runs scored and two stolen bases.
Mohawk 7, Beaver Falls 2 — Brett Bobin went 4 for 4 with three runs scored to lead Mohawk (1-7, 1-6) to a Section 2-3A win against Beaver Falls (3-5, 2-4). Jose Leslie knocked in three runs, and Tyler Cummings struck out five for the complete-game win. Curtis Pagley hit a solo home run in the loss.
Mt. Pleasant 5, Charleroi 1 — Jared Wagner struck out 11 in 6 2⁄3 innings to lead Mt. Pleasant (3-3, 3-2) to a Section 3-3A win over Charleroi (7-3, 4-3). Wagner added a double, and teammate Mike Secosky doubled and drove in three runs.
Hempfield 7, Central Catholic 4 — Justin Wright was 2 for 4 with two RBIs as Hempfield won a nonsection game. Isaiah DiAndreth added a double for the Spartans. Hempfield (10-2, 5-0) also won a Section 2-6A game, 13-5, over Penn Hills.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 13, Sewickley Academy 1 — In nonsection play, Jeff Zick doubled and homered to lead OLSH (5-5) to victory over Sewickley Academy (0-5) in five innings. Nick Merriman picked up the win, striking out nine in five innings.
Seneca Valley 8, Canon-McMillan 0 — Brett Steinle doubled, tripled and drove in two runs, and teammate Drew Robertson hit a solo homer run as Seneca Valley (8-4) shut out Canon-McMillan (8-4) in a nonsection game. D.J. Alway picked up the win, pitching 6 1⁄3 innings and striking out five. The win was Seneca Valley's fifth consecutive.
Plum 7, Kiski Area 6 — Olivia Wendell singled home Alyssa Schofield in the bottom of the eighth inning to cap off Plum's Section 1-5A come-from-behind victory over Kiski Area (3-5, 3-5). Wendell went 3 for 6 with three RBIs, and Francesca Beighley went 4 for 5. Courtney Moyer and Kasandra Cessna each went 3 for 4 for Kiski Area. Plum (6-4, 5-4) trailed 6-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning.
Beaver 16, Central Valley 0 — Lexi Dawson and Bailey Nicol each went 4 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs to lead Beaver (4-1, 4-1) to a four-inning Section 3-4A win over Central Valley (6-2, 6-2). Dawson added two doubles, and Devyn Tritsch had three RBIs and picked up the win on the mound.
Butler 9, Highlands 3 — Faith Hansotte had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in two runs as Butler (2-6) beat Highlands (0-4) in a nonsection contest. Lauren Hesidenz added two doubles and three RBIs.
Elizabeth Forward 4, Frazier 1 — Kaylee Ludwick had a home run as four of Elizabeth Forward's hits went for extra bases in its nonsection win over Frazier (7-4). Kailey Larcinse doubled and picked up the win pitching for Elizabeth Forward (10-1).
Track and field
The Ligonier Valley boys team won the Appalachian Invitational at United. The Rams had 97 points to edge Purchase Line (93) and Windber (79).
LV's Avery Arnone won the 200-meter dash (23.36 seconds) and 400 (51.57). Mack Ankney won the pole vault (13 feet). The boys 400 and 1,600 relays also finished first.
On the girls side, the Ligonier Valley 3,200 relay earned first place.