High School Baseball: Trinity surprises Hampton, 4-3

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When Hampton and Trinity met Monday in the WPIAL playoffs, it was expected to be a low-scoring game.

That turned out to be the case, only there was an unlikely winner.

Zach Kenny drove in the winning run with a sixth-inning single to help No. 14-seeded Trinity upset Hampton, 4-3, in a first-round WPIAL Class AAA game at Burkett Field in Robinson.

Nick Riotto pitched a complete game and struck out eight for Trinity (10-8). Riotto gave up only one earned run.

Dustin Galentine led the Hillers with three hits.

Joe Vita struck out five, but was the loser for the Talbots.

Trinity has not given up more than four runs in any of its past 11 games.

Hampton (17-3) saw its streak of 13 consecutive games of allowing two runs or fewer come to an end.

Other Class AAA

• Blackhawk 2, Mars 0: Brendan McKay fired a one-hitter and struck out 16 to help the Cougars (10-6) slip past the Planets (12-8) at North Allegheny. McKay improved to 7-0 with a 0.09 ERA. Blackhawk's Jake Emge had two hits. Mars pitcher Dave Bednar had 13 strikeouts.

• South Park 10, Yough 0: Randy Dobnak threw a one-hitter and Chris Winkler had two hits and two RBIs in helping the No. 1-seeded Eagles (21-0) earn the six-inning win against the Cougars (10-12) at West Mifflin. Nick Yobbi also had two RBIs for the Eagles.

• Hopewell 1, Derry 0: Arion Sepp's single scored Ryan Cox in the seventh to help the No. 2 Vikings (18-3) survive an upset bid against the Trojans (8-9) at North Allegheny. Winning pitcher Clayton Covalt pitched seven scoreless innings.

• Chartiers Valley 2, Belle Vernon 1: Jake Ritson scored on a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth to give the Colts (17-4) a win against the Leopards (11-10) at Upper St. Clair. The Leopards lost four of their final five games.

• Keystone Oaks 10, Elizabeth Forward 0: Winning pitcher Jared Skolnicki allowed four hits and struck out 12 as the Golden Eagles (16-4) rolled past the Warriors (13-7) at West Mifflin. Taylor Lehman had four RBIs for the Golden Eagles, who scored seven runs in the seventh.

• West Allegheny 8, South Fayette 5: The Indians (16-5) rallied from a 5-3 deficit by scoring five runs in the sixth and went on to defeat the Lions (10-9) at Burkett Field. The Indians snapped a 5-5 tie with back-to-back RBI doubles by Shea Beaumont and Brandon Scanlon.

• Thomas Jefferson 5, Indiana 4: Eric Fairman drew a bases-loaded walk in the 11th to lift the Jaguars (13-8) to a victory against the Little Indians (14-5) at Gateway. Jonathan Fouts was the winning pitcher and led the Jaguars with three hits.

Class AAAA

• Hempfield 2, Fox Chapel 0: Zack Martinelli pitched a one-hitter and struck out 18 for the Spartans (18-3) in the triumph against the Foxes (12-8) at Gateway. Fox Chapel's lone hit came on an infield single.

• Bethel Park 6, Franklin Regional 3: Ryan Dodson's three RBIs vaulted the Black Hawks (17-4) to a victory against the Panthers (16-4) at Gateway. The Black Hawks scored all of their runs in the first four innings. Winning pitcher Corey Augenstein gave up one earned run and three hits in five innings.

• North Allegheny 6, Norwin 4: J.T. Zeitler and Jim Divosevic each had two hits and an RBI for the Tigers (17-4) in a win against the Knights (9-8) at Shaler. Winning pitcher Jason Monper upped his record to 5-1 by giving up two hits in 52/3 innings. Casey Rebosky went 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Knights.

• Central Catholic 4, Penn-Trafford 3: Alex Baretta had two RBIs and winning pitcher Grant Gustic gave up two runs in six innings to help the Vikings (17-4) edge the Warriors (13-7) at CCAC-Boyce. Gustic improved to 8-0 this season.

• Pine-Richland 8, Mt. Lebanon 1: The Rams (16-4) jumped to a 4-0 first-inning lead and coasted to a win against the Blue Devils (8-10) at Shaler. Pine-Richland's Zac Hunkele hit a two-run single in the fifth.

• Plum 2, Shaler 1: Zac Manuppelli pitched a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts to help the Mustangs (15-6) edge the Titans (11-10) at Fox Chapel. Nick Stotler had two RBIs for the Mustangs, who had ended the regular season with four losses in five games.

• Canon-McMillan 11, Moon 6: The Section 5 champion Big Macs (12-7) eliminated the Tigers (14-6) at Burkett Field.

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