Scoreless streak reaches 51 in win

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Another game, another shutout for Brendan McKay.

McKay, a senior pitcher at Blackhawk, stretched his scoreless streak to 51 innings Wednesday when Blackhawk defeated visiting Central Valley, 7-0.

McKay's streak dates to the 2013 season. He needs only one more shutout inning to move into the top 10 for longest streaks nationally. Against Central Valley, McKay pitched a two-hitter, struck out 15 and walked one, all in front of about 8-10 major league scouts.

"They said he was hitting 90 [mph]," Blackhawk coach Bob Amalia said.

For the season, McKay is 4-0. In 27 innings, he has 64 strikeouts and has allowed only seven hits. He is 26-1 for his career.

Joe Campagna and Chase Migliore each had two hits against Central Valley.

Other top baseball games

■ Class AAAA No. 1 Baldwin (9-0, 6-0) raced to a nine-run first-inning lead and went on to defeat host Plum (9-4, 4-2), 12-6, in Section 3. Winning pitcher Alex Pantuso struck out 11. Teammate Zach Murray homered.

■ Matt Rafferty, John Harper and Vince Augustine each had three RBIs to push Seneca Valley (4-7, 3-3) past visiting North Hills (5-6, 2-4), 14-4, in six innings in Class AAAA Section 1.

■ Connor Perry homered and had three RBIs for host Norwin (9-2, 6-2) in an 8-7 victory against Kiski Area (5-6, 2-6) in Class AAAA Section 2.

■ Nolan Lamont struck out 10 to pick up the win and Walt Riggs went 3 for 3 with three RBIs to help Class AA No. 3 South Side Beaver (11-1, 8-1) roll to a 10-0, six-inning win against visiting Brentwood (4-6, 2-6) in Section 1.

■ Burrell's Ryan Sowol and Cody Wolfe each had three RBIs in leading the host Bucs (6-5, 3-4) to a 13-0, five-inning win against West Shamokin (2-7, 2-4) in Class AA Section 3.

■ Alex Pane fired a one-hitter and went 3 for 3 with two RBIs for host Springdale (4-5, 4-1) in a 9-0 win against Eden Christian (0-9, 0-6) in Class A Section 4.

Walk-off winner

■ Tanner Ambrose singled home Jack Allman in the seventh to give host Quigley Catholic (3-7, 2-4) an 11-10 win against Aliquippa (0-6, 0-6) in Class A Section 3.

Baseball top performer

■ Fort Cherry's Alex Babirad homered three times and drove in seven runs to lead the host Rangers (2-7, 2-6) to a 16-9 win against Burgettstown (4-7, 3-6) in Class AA Section 2.

Top softball games

■ Riplee Burkhart earned the win by striking out 10 and went 4 for 4 with four RBIs in leading host Penn Hills (4-4, 3-4) to a 10-5 win against Oakland Catholic (1-6, 1-6) in Class AAAA Section 2.

■ Jesse Reed's three-run homer sparked a six-run third for host Knoch (7-3, 5-2) in a 9-3 win against Kittanning (1-7, 1-5) in Class AAA Section 5.

■ Kim Burdette hit a two-run homer and two-run double to help Class A No. 5 Shenango (9-2, 7-1) deal No. 1 Neshannock (6-1, 6-1) its first loss, 4-2, in Section 4. The visiting Lancers saw their 35-game section win streak snapped.

■ Winning pitcher Katie Tarr had 17 strikeouts and Morgan Ellek had seven RBIs to lead Class A No. 2 Burgettstown (10-4, 8-0) to a 16-3 win at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (3-5, 2-5) in Section 1.

Softball top performer

■ Casey Farkasovsky threw a two-hitter and added two home runs and four RBIs to push Class AA No. 2 Beaver (9-0, 9-0) to a 16-0, five-inning win at Laurel in (6-4, 6-3) in Section 5.


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