High School Baseball: Berezo's single helps Rams down Raiders


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Pine-Richland baseball player Daane Berezo will be playing collegiately at VCU.

Wednesday, Berezo's favorite letters were RBI and W.

Berezo's bases-loaded single with no outs in the bottom of the seventh inning snapped a tie and gave Class AAAA No. 4 Pine-Richland a 6-5 win against No. 2 Seneca Valley in a non-section game.

Berezo, a VCU recruit, went 3 for 4 and scored two runs for Pine-Richland (5-1), which has won four games in a row.

Andrew Nussbaum went 2 for 3 with two runs and Zach Grguras added a two-run single.

Seneca Valley (1-3), which defeated Pine-Richland in last year's WPIAL semifinals, dropped its third consecutive game.

Other top baseball games

■ Jake Potock pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts to lead host Shaler (3-1) to a 4-3 non-section victory against Plum (3-2). Shaler's Matt Carter had two RBIs.

■ Roberto Gibson drove in three runs to push Class AA No. 1 Quaker Valley (3-0, 2-0) to a 12-3 win at Freedom (0-5, 0-2) in Section 1.

■ Winning pitcher Peyton Fath added three hits, three RBIs and three runs to vault host New Brighton (3-2, 2-0) to a 9-2 victory against Carlynton (0-4, 0-2) in Class AA Section 1.

■ Jason Petter picked up the pitching win and had nine strikeouts in helping Class AA No. 3 Riverside (3-1, 2-0) edge visiting Beaver Falls (1-3, 0-2), 3-1, in Section 5.

■ Dom Conte improved to 3-0 by pitching a four-hitter and striking out 13 in leading Class A No. 3 Riverview (5-0) to a 3-1 win against visiting West Shamokin (0-4) in a non-section game.

Baseball star of the day

■ Rochester's Chaz Verrico tossed a two-hitter and went 3 for 4 with a home run to help the Rams (2-1, 2-0) defeat visiting Union (0-2, 0-1), 10-0, in six innings in Class A Section 3.


■ Katlyn Keenan went 4 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs to help host East Allegheny (1-2, 1-2) outlast Greensburg Central Catholic (0-3, 0-3), 16-15, in Class AA Section 4.

■ Brianna Crawford homered twice and drove in five runs for Jeannette (4-2, 4-0) in a 13-0 six-inning win at Vincentian (0-1, 0-1) in Class A Section 3.

Softball star of the day

■ West Mifflin's Paige Flore struck out 14 and added four hits in helping the Titans (6-1) roll to a 10-0 six-inning, non-section win against visiting Steel Valley (2-1).

Boys lacrosse

■ Cody Sheetz had two goals and two assists to lead Peters Township to a 10-5 win against visiting Sewickley Academy in Division 1 Section 1.

Coaching news

■ Bishop Canevin named Kevin Trost as its boys basketball coach. Trost was a longtime assistant coach at North Hills, but also was the head coach at Carlynton for two seasons.

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