Fox Chapel had dropped nine baseball games in a row to North Allegheny heading into Monday.
Connor Duquette made sure that number didn't jump to 10.
Duquette hit the decisive home run to give host Fox Chapel a 4-3 win against Class AAAA No. 4 North Allegheny in Section 1.
Chad Bartlett pitched a complete game to earn the win for Fox Chapel (3-2, 1-0), which had not defeated North Allegheny (4-2, 0-1) since 2006.
Matt Waugaman hit a home run for North Allegheny. Both of North Allegheny's losses have been by one run.
Other top baseball games
• Evan Eisner scored on a throwing error in the eighth, enabling host Shady Side Academy (5-1, 2-0) to edge Greensburg Central Catholic (1-3, 1-2), 4-3, in Class AA Section 4.
• Brendan McKay's one-hitter and 13 strikeouts vaulted Class AAA No. 5 Blackhawk (2-2, 1-0) to a 2-0 win against visiting Central Valley (4-2, 0-1) in Section 1. McKay also went 2 for 3 with an RBI.
• Anthony Malky pitched a one-hitter and struck out 11 for Class A No. 1 Riverview (4-0, 1-0) in a 13-3 five-inning win against visiting St. Joseph (0-3, 0-1) in Section 4.
Baseball stars of the days
• Winning pitcher Preston Falascino struck out eight and added two home runs and five RBIs to help Class A No. 5 Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (5-2, 1-0) defeat visiting Northgate (0-3, 0-2), 16-1, in four innings in Section 5.
• Brandon Lawless allowed just one hit and struck out 15 for host Carmichaels (4-1, 1-0) in a 3-0 Class A Section 1 win against Jefferson-Morgan (2-2, 0-1). Lawless also had an RBI.
Top softball games
• An outstanding pitching duel ended when Riverside's Nicole Mansfield drove in the winning run on a suicide squeeze in the ninth to give the Class AA No. 3 Panthers (3-0, 3-0) a 1-0 win against visiting New Brighton (5-3, 1-3) in Section 5. Riverside's Kirsten Wilson pitched a one-hitter and struck out 20. New Brighton's Kiersten Manor allowed three hits and had 16 strikeouts.
• Taylor Mehan's two-run double highlighted a five-run eighth for Class AAA No. 1 Greensburg Salem (5-0) in a 6-2 non-section win at Class AAAA No. 3 Latrobe (4-1).
• Demi Lewin singled home Stacey Capp in the eighth to give host Montour (5-3) a 4-3 non-section win against Class AAAA No. 5 Shaler (4-1).
Softball star of the day
• Erica Latess homered twice in the third and had five RBIs to help Laurel (1-3, 1-3) win at Freedom (0-4, 0-4), 18-8, in five innings in Class AA Section 5. Latess was 4 for 4.
First Published April 9, 2013 4:15 AM