Neshannock, Ellwood City win WPIAL baseball crowns
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Two high school baseball teams from Lawrence County won WPIAL championships today at Consol Energy Park in North Franklin.
In the Class A championship, Neshannock defeated California, 5-0. Earlier in the Class AA final, Ellwood City edged neighboring rival Riverside, 9-7. A third WPIAL championship game is being played tonight between Seneca Valley and Mt. Lebanon.
In the Class AA final, Ellwood City jumped to a 7-1 lead, but had to hold off a Riverside comeback. Riverside cut the lead to 7-6 in the fifth inning. Seth Mley, Anthony Carusone and Gregg Lynn all had two hits for Ellwood City.
In the Class A championship, Alex Strittmatter pitched a complete-game shutout to give Neshannock its second consecutive title. Strittmatter pitched a five-hitter and struck out 10. The game was scorless after three innings before Neshannock scored single runs in the fourth and fifth before adding three in the sixth.
First Published May 30, 2012 8:33 pm