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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Note to Baseball Coaches

Statistical leaders needed

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Note to Softball Coaches

Pitching leaders needed

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 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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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East Xtra: Plum has recipe for success

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

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 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.

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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.

2 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.

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 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.

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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 Steel Valley right-hander Brandon Donovan, one of the WPIAL's top all-around players, returns to anchor his team's pitching staff.

2015 WPIAL Baseball Preview: Star pitchers gone, but key talent returns

A look at the teams and players to watch this season.

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 Canon-McMillan's Abby McCartney was the Post-Gazette's Player of the Year in 2014.

2015 WPIAL Softball Preview: Defending champions are favored once again

A look at the teams and players to watch this season.

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South Xtra: Mt. Lebanon veterans have team focused

Behind pitching ace Austin Kitchen, baseball team is ready to go.

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 Thomas Jefferson's  Rachel Bowers bat­ted .450 last sea­son.

South Xtra: Thomas Jefferson excited about defending title

WPIAL champion softball team ready for another surprising run.

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 In their fi­nal two games of Plum's south­ern trip, Alex Kiriloff (19) picked up five hits against two pitch­ers clock­ing in at 90 and 92 mph.

East Xtra: Plum is ready to move forward

After losing in the WPIAL quarterfinals, Mustangs’ baseball team looks to clear that hurdle.

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East Xtra: Veteran pitcher to anchor Penn-Trafford

Senior Nicole Smith will be key to softball team’s success.

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 Blackhawk girls basketball players celebrate after defeating Archbishop Wood, 46-40, in the PIAA Class AAA championship Saturday at Giant Center in Hershey, Pa.

West Xtra: Blackhawk completes fantastic run to title

One of the most accomplished senior classes in history left a stellar legacy for the Cougars’ girls basketball program.

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West Xtra: OLSH freshmen need to step up

Down three pitchers, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart softball team turns to underclassmen.

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 West Allegheny's Colin Claus had a 9-1 record and 1.76 ERA in the playoffs last year, strik­ing out 81 bat­ters.

West Xtra: West Allegheny eyes return trip to playoffs

Upset victory in last year’s championship inspires baseball team to repeat its efforts.

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North Xtra: Timing is everything for Seneca Valley baseball

Raiders embrace target on their back, ready for another deep run in baseball.

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 Tiffany Edwards is a four-year start­ing pitcher and bats fourth for Deer Lakes.

North Xtra: Deer Lakes all warmed up and ready to go

Nine returning starters make Lancers the team to beat in Class AA softball.

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Wilkinsburg school board cancels baseball season due to lack of players

A sports partnership with Imani Christian Academy for spring sports was not enough to save the baseball program at Wilkinsburg High School.

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 Blackhawk's Brendan McKay pitches against West Allegheny in the WPIAL Class AAA championship Thursday, May 29, 2014.

Where are they now?: Brendan McKay

Blackhawk graduate Brendan McKay's freshman year so far at the University of Louisville is looking a lot like his high school days.

4 weeks ago



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