Latrobe, Yough, Bushy Run advance in District 31 American Legion playoffs
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 | 10:32 PM
Latrobe swept the best-of-three series, 2-0. It will play the winner of the Young Township and Murrysville series. Young Township leads the series, 1-0. Game 2 at Murrysville was postponed because of weather.
Young Township and Murrysville are scheduled to play 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Haymaker Park.
Logan Gustafson led the Jethawks attack by going 4-for-4. Grant Dowden was 3-for-3, while Ben Anderson tripled and Jake Bradish and Vinny Amatucci each doubled.
Shane Evans had a double for Hempfield East.
Latrobe snapped a scoreless game with four runs in the fourth inning. It added three in the fifth and four more in the sixth. The game was called after six innings because of the 10-run rule.
Jim Shoman picked up the save in relief of Sean Royer. Yough committed seven errors.
“We were lucky to win,” Yough coach Craig Spisak said. “But Sean and the defense settled down and played well. It was a sloppy game.”
Nate Wilkins and Christian Park each went 3-for-4. Park had two RBIs. Wilkins hit a triple.
Ryan Sickenberger had a triple for Unity. Andrew Person took the loss.
Yough will play Bushy Run in the semifinals, which begins Saturday.
Derry banged out five hits in the second inning and scored six runs to grab a 6-2 lead.
Gio Scott tripled, singled and had three RBIs. Liam Hileman had three hits.
A bases-loaded double in the fifth inning by Gavin Berardi tied the score, 7-7.
In the sixth inning, Zach Hoffman walked, stole second and scored on Ryan Scavnicky’s second hit of the game.
Jake Chrise was the winning pitcher.
Josh Ulery had a triple and single for Derry.
Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Paul by email at email@example.com or via Twitter .
More Baseball• WPIAL rules North Catholic baseball player ineligible after transfer
• While awaiting head coach, Gateway baseball team prepares for ’24 season
• Recruiting process takes Freeport pitcher Michael Hanz to the place he belongs
• Norwin notebook: Former Knights baseball standout wins Palomino World Series
• PONY League World Series begins in Washington County