High School Baseball: Franklin Regional prevails, 17-16

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It was a baseball game with a final score resembling a football game.

One could say Nick Vento kicked the winning extra point.

Vento singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning to give host Franklin Regional a 17-16 victory Wednesday against Class AAAA No. 2 Central Catholic.

The Section 3 rivals combined for 46 hits.

"I've never seen a game like this in my entire life. It was unbelievable," Franklin Regional coach Bob Sadler said.

Danny McGrath went 5 for 6 and scored four runs for Franklin Regional (13-3, 7-2). Vento had three hits and three RBIs.

P.J. DeMeo hit two home runs for Central Catholic (13-3, 8-1).

Other top baseball games

• Canon-McMillan (10-6, 7-2) won its sixth game in a row, 15-4, in five innings at Class AAAA No. 1 Bethel Park (14-3, 6-3) in Section 5. Brandon Kildare had a home run and four RBIs for the Big Macs.

• Brandon Pouch's go-ahead home run in the seventh helped visiting West Allegheny (13-4, 5-3) stun Class AAA No. 1 Hopewell (15-2, 7-1), 4-3, in Section 1.

• Brendan McKay pitched a three-hitter and set a school single-game record with 18 strikeouts to lead Blackhawk (7-5, 5-3) to a 1-0 Class AAA Section 1 win at Montour (7-10, 2-7).

• Winning pitcher Jared Skolnicki struck out 18 in eight innings for Class AAA No. 5 Keystone Oaks (12-4, 7-2) in a 3-2 victory against visiting South Fayette (8-8, 5-4) in Section 3.

• Alec Ferrari pitched a two-hitter with 14 strikeouts to propel host Chartiers-Houston (10-6, 8-4) to a 4-0 win against Bentworth (8-5, 7-5) in Class AA Section 2.

Baseball top performer

• Springdale's Adam Lock went 5 for 5 with three home runs and seven RBIs in leading the Dynamos (4-6, 2-4) to a 14-7 Class A Section 4 win at St. Joseph (2-10, 1-6).

Top softball games

• Madison Steinkircher's sixth-inning single drove in the winning run for Pine-Richland (9-4, 8-4) in a 5-4 triumph at Class AAAA No. 3 Shaler (10-5, 9-3) in Section 3.

• Jayne Oberdorf struck out 18 for Class AAA No. 1 Greensburg Salem (14-1) in a 1-0 victory against visiting Belle Vernon (8-11) in a non-section game.

Softball top performer

• Kaitlin Klinchock hit a grand slam in the seventh to lift Mt. Lebanon (5-9, 5-8) to an 8-6 win at Baldwin (8-7, 7-6) in Class AAAA Section 4.

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First Published May 2, 2013 4:00 AM

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