WPIAL baseball playoffs roundup for May 22: Brownsville upsets No. 1 Riverside
By: Staff Reports
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 8:30 PM
The Brownsville baseball team is ready to party like its 1999.
Rocco Frisco had two RBIs, and Brody Bagwell, DJ Zimcosky and Colton Dellarose all had two hits as No. 4 Brownsville defeated No. 1 Riverside, 6-5, in a WPIAL Class 3A semifinal at Washington & Jefferson's Ross Memorial Park.
The Falcons (13-2) advanced to the championship game for the first time since 1999 and will play No. 2 Avonworth next week at Wild Things Park.
Drew Speicher had two RBIs for No. 1 Riverside (16-2), the two-time defending WPIAL champion. Riverside will play South Side Beaver in the consolation game.
Avonworth 13, South Side Beaver 2 (6 inn.) — Winning pitcher Ryan Felter was 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs, and Jax Miller was 2 for 4 with four RBIs to lift No. 2 Avonworth (17-4) to a WPIAL Class 3A semifinal win at Washington & Jefferson. Jacob Jaillet was 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs for the Lopes.
North Allegheny 3, Bethel Park 1 — Luke Trueman threw a four-hitter with six strikeouts as No. 10 North Allegheny (12-9) won a WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinal at Boyce-Mayview Park. C.J. Weller and Trueman each had RBIs for the Tigers, who will play Hempfield in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Boyce-Mayview.
Justin Meis took the loss despite striking out 16 batters for No. 2 Bethel Park (17-4).
Mars 6, Laurel Highlands 2 — Mitchell Schultz hit a three-run home run, and Anthony Michalski was 2 for 3 as No. 5 Mars (14-5) won a WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal at West Mifflin. Jon Wetherhold also doubled home a run for the Planets. Frank Craska scattered seven hits with six strikeouts to earn the win.
Mason McManus homered for No. 4 Laurel Highlands (16-4).
South Fayette 1, Hopewell 0 — Nolan Lutz drove in the only run of the game with a double in the second inning to give No. 3 South Fayette (16-5) a WPIAL Class 4A semifinal victory at Burkett Complex. Tyler Bedillion threw a three-hit shutout with five strikeouts.
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic 9, Neshannock 2 — Luc Madonna was 3 for 4 with an RBI, and Robby Randolph was 2 for 3 with three RBIs as No. 2 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (17-5) won a WPIAL Class 2A semifinal at Burkett Complex. Joe Alampi threw a five-hitter with seven strikeouts to earn the win.