HSBaseball/Softball


High school highlights: Vikings lock up playoffs

The Hopewell Vikings began the baseball season 0-5. Since then, they've been unbeatable.

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 Gateway’s Danniele Taylor slides into second before the tag from Penn Hills’ Victoria DeVito Thursday. Gateway won the Class AAAA Section 2 softball game, 19-3.

High school highlights: Bethel Park routs Canon-McMillan in softball

The Black Hawks were dominant Thursday as they snatched the Class AAAA Section 4 lead from the No. 2 Big Macs, 14-4, in five innings.

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 Senior Jared Beach, a Gannon University recruit, provides pitching depth as well as an offensive threat for Canon-McMillan.

South Xtra: Deep pitching staff keeps Big Macs in contention

When the baseball schedule gets really busy — as it usually does by the end of the season — Canon-McMillan should still be in good shape.

3 days ago


South Xtra: Seton-LaSalle finds a winning formula on softball field

Like most district teams, the Rebels are finding it difficult to get their games played, but when they do, they make them county.

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 Greensburg Central Catholic's Jake Nesser follows through on a single during a game April 15 against Monessen. The Centurions are off to a strong start atop Section 2-A.

East Xtra: Centurions have been single-minded

Greensburg Central Catholic baseball team has been dominating since dropping to Class A.

3 days ago


 West Allegheny’s Marla Kirkpatrick delivers a pitch during the WPIAL Section 2-AAA softball game against Montour last Saturday at West Allegheny High School.

West Xtra: Coach's return sparks West Allegheny softball team

After a couple of seasons away from the team, coach Mindi McFate is happy to be back on West Allegheny’s bench.

3 days ago


North Xtra: Mars out to repeat '14 drive

Planets’ softball team hoping late crunch in the end leads to another postseason run.

3 days ago


Baseball statistical leaders

Through Sunday, April 19, 2015

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Softball pitching leaders

Through Sunday, April 19, 2015

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 Central Catholic's Sam Heaps works against Mt. Lebanon's Owen Chamberlin Tuesday night. Mt. Lebanon rolled to an easy 17-3 victory.

High school highlights: Central Valley tops Beaver

The Underdog Warriors got redemption for a blowout loss earlier in the season by upsetting the top-ranked Bobcats.

5 days ago


 Brendan McKay on the mound for Louisville.

Dual threat: Former Blackhawk standout McKay opening eyes at Louisville

From Blackhawk High School to the University of Louisville, Brendan McKay continues to shine

5 days ago


Note to Baseball Coaches

Statistical leaders needed

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Note to Softball Coaches

Pitching leaders needed

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High school highlights: Plum baseball beats Franklin Regional for fifth win in a row

Plum used another superb pitching effort Friday to take sole possession of the WPIAL Class AAAA Section 4 lead.

1 week ago


North Xtra: Expectations high for North Hills

Taste of success last year fuels baseball team’s hunger for return to postseason.

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 Senior Zach Salmon has stepped up and is among the top pitchers for the West Mifflin baseball team this season.

South Xtra: West Mifflin picks up where it left off last season

Despite some heavy graduation attrition, West Mifflin is a factor in the Section 4-AAA title race once again.

1 week ago


South Xtra: South Allegheny has the look of a contender

Showing the ability to come from behind, South Allegheny has been impressive in the early going.

1 week ago


South Xtra: Elizabeth Forward a factor in section title race

The Warriors have had an impressive run in the early going this softball season.

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 Franklin Regional pinch-runner Levi Trapanotto, left, is tagged out in a run down by Plum first baseman, Nick Stotler, right.

East Xtra: Franklin Regional shrugs off 'idle time'

After slow start due to weather, baseball team heats up in a hurry.

1 week ago


East Xtra: Yough riding arm of Mularski

Junior pitcher showing practice makes perfect for softball team.

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East Xtra: Burrell sophomore enjoys breakout year

After battling injuries last season, Nicole Scherer becoming one of the top sprinters in the WPIAL.

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West Xtra: Montour sophomore baseball standout is sold on LSU

Though he’s just a sophomore, Trent Vietmeier has already decided where he’d like to attend college . . . and play baseball.

1 week ago


West Xtra: Ellwood City off to sizzling start in softball

After dropping from Class AAA to AA, Ellwood City has quickly risen to the top of the section standings.

1 week ago


High school highlights: Steel Valley tops No. 1 Seton, 2-1, in baseball

Winning pitcher Brandon Donovan pitched all eight innings and struck out 19, and Alex Ligeros went 4 for 5 with two RBIs to lead the

1 week ago


 Penn Hills second baseman, Alexis Guy, left, forces out Fox Chapel's Allison Arnone, right, Tuesday.

High school highlights: Butler does it in ninth

A double by Luke Baranchak helped Butler down North Allegheny in a crucial Class AAAA Section 1 game Tuesday.

1 week ago


 Upper St. Clair third baseman Kevin Marthinsen, left, cannot apply a tag in time as Bethel Park’s Colin Loughman steals safely.

High school highlights: Mt. Lebanon cooks up win in baseball against Peters Township

Austin Kitchen struck out 15 in six innings to help Class AAAA No. 1 Mt. Lebanon win, 14-4, against No. 5 Peters Township in Section 5.

1 week ago


West Xtra: 'Seniority system' has Central Valley poised to make a run in baseball

With a boatload of seniors, Central Valley hopes to challenge for a section title in baseball.

2 weeks ago


West Xtra: Burgettstown deals with a step up in softball competition

A power in WPIAL Class A softball last year, Burgettstown is handling a step up to ’AA’ quite well so far this spring.

2 weeks ago


 Senior Andrew Mueller, pulling in a fly ball during a game against Penn Hills last year, gives Shaler Area an experienced hand in the outfield and a reliable throwing arm on the mound.

North Xtra: Shaler shaping up as a contender

Titans enjoy a fast start to the 2015 baseball season.

2 weeks ago


 Liz Scherer has been a leader at North Allegheny, both at the plate and behind it as catcher.

North Xtra: North Allegheny showing its flexibility

Softball team off to fast start with the help of several different lineups.

2 weeks ago


 Keystone Oaks' Nick Riggle, taking a pick-off throw as Charteirs Valley's Nick Cane dives back to second base during a game last season, will be counted on as much for his pitching as his defensive work this season for the Golden Eagles.

South Xtra: Keystone Oaks chalks up a big victory

By defeating defending WPIAL Class AA champion Steel Valley, Keystone Oaks let it be know that it is a serious contender this spring.

2 weeks ago


 Penn-Trafford catcher Scott Koscho, a Naval Academy commit, will be looked upon for senior leadership this season by the Warriors. Hempfield's Joey DeFloria slides safely into home in a game last season.

East Xtra: Penn-Trafford looks to end section-title drought

New baseball coach Dan Miller has a plan for Warriors.

2 weeks ago


East Xtra: Plum has recipe for success

Using different starting pitchers has translated into victories for Mustangs’ softball team.

2 weeks ago


 Central Catholic baseball coach Frank LaCava, who has a strong background in catching, has been sending his catchers to play collegiately at the Division I level on a regular basis.

East Xtra: For Central Catholic, it all starts behind the plate

Domenic DeRenzo is the latest to follow the catching pipeline to Division I college baseball.

3 weeks ago


East/South Xtra: Last year's youth movement could pay dividends for Serra

Qualifying for postseason is not enough for this Serra Catholic baseball team.

3 weeks ago


East Xtra: Hempfield eager to return to playoffs

After missing postseason last year, softball team returns seven starters as it tries to regroup.

3 weeks ago


 Blackhawk's Dante Parente, a Clarion recruit, will be splitting time between first base and pitching this season for the Cougars.

West Xtra: Despite McKay's departure, Blackhawk still rates as WPIAL contender

An outstanding pitcher has departed the scene, but don’t count the Cougars out.

3 weeks ago


West Xtra: After winning AA softball title in '14, Beaver steps up a class

Beaver won the WPIAL Class AA softball title a year ago, but the Bobcats have moved up to AAA this season.

3 weeks ago


 Tyler Garbee, a University of Akron recruit, returns as the ace of the Quaker Valley pitching staff.

North Xtra: Quaker Valley has bigger plans

After some success in 2014 and with the return of pitcher Tyler Garbee, baseball team is looking to improve.

3 weeks ago


 Shaler pitcher Brianna Dobson is a key returnee for the softball team, with a 17-4 record and 1.32 ERA on the mound last season while batting .514 at the plate.

North Xtra: Shaler locked and loaded for the season

Softball team returns every starter from last season’s WPIAL Class AAAA championship team.

3 weeks ago


 Seton-LaSalle pitcher Liam Sweeney delivers against Brashear this season. Sweeney also plays third base and had a team-high 24 RBIs last season.

South Xtra: Veteran Seton-LaSalle looks like a WPIAL contender

The WPIAL Class AA runner-up last year, Seton-LaSalle has enough back to make another serious run at a title.

3 weeks ago


 Senior Tara Fowler returns as the ace of the Canon-McMillan pitching staff.

South Xtra: Despite attrition, Big Macs still look strong on softball field

Three key starters from last year’s WPIAL runner-up softball team have graduated, but Canon-McMillan is still a contender.

3 weeks ago


 Baldwin’s Vince Persichetti slides safely into home past Mt. Lebanon’s Sam Maxwell Wednesday. Mt. Lebanon won, 7-5.

High school highlights: Seneca Valley softball knocks off top-ranked Shaler

Seneca Valley handed defending WPIAL Class AAAA softball champion Shaler its first loss of the season Wednesday.

3 weeks ago


High school highlights: Elizabeth Forward softball cruises to win

The Elizabeth Forward softball team made a statement Tuesday by hammering defending WPIAL Class AAA champion Thomas Jefferson.

3 weeks ago


High school highlights: Combined no-hitter lifts West Allegheny

Three pitchers, zero hits, one non-section victory for the Class AAA No. 1 Indians against Class A No. 5 Bishop Canevin Monday.

3 weeks ago


Canon-McMillan suspends high school baseball coach

Frank Zebrasky, Canon McMillan baseball coach since 2-009, is under review for student misconduct during a team trip to South Carolina.

3 weeks ago



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