Last Updated: Thu Apr 20, 2023 - 1:05PM
Westmoreland County high school baseball recaps from Wednesday, April 19th 2023:
Hempfield Area 11 Canon-McMillan 1 (6 inn.) LISTEN BROADCAST
Hempfield Area now has a two-game lead over Canon-McMillan for first place in Section 2-6A after the Spartans 11-1 victory over the Big Macs in a six-inning, 10-run rule game. Hempfield Area scored four runs in the first two innings and added a tally in the fifth to go ahead 5-0. After Canon-McMillan answered with a single run in the top of the sixth inning, the Spartans put the game on ice by scoring six runs in the bottom of the frame. Leading the attack were Dylan Firmstone and Carson Shuglie who each had two hits. Firmstone scored three times while Shuglie drove in a pair of runs for Hempfield Area (9-3, 7-1). Parker Donsen threw five shutout innings yielding just two hits while striking out seven. The Big Macs record falls to 7-4, 5-3.
Norwin 10 Mount Lebanon 2
Led by a stellar performance by Nolan Ryan, the homestanding Knights outclassed Mount Lebanon 10-2. Ryan homered, doubled, and produced six RBIs, while Keegan Carr went 2-for-2 for Norwin. With its bounce-back effort, Norwin evened its record at 4-4 in Section 2-6A, while the Blue Devils dropped to 3-5.
Franklin Regional 7 Fox Chapel Area 3
Trailing after three innings, the Panthers scored the final five runs of the contest to claim a 7-3 road win at Fox Chapel Area. Brady Yarabinetz paced the offense, as he compiled a 2-for-4 effort with three RBIs and two runs scored, doubling twice. Luke Williams added a pair of RBIs, while Max Bernadowski went the distance on the mound, permitting four hits and three runs, while also going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a triple. FR improved to 4-2 in Section 1-5A, while the Foxes fell to 6-2.
Laurel Highlands 9 Belle Vernon Area 7
Despite a pair of RBIs from Austin Hoffman, the Leopards came up short on the road against Laurel Highlands 9-7. Caleb Yanosky led the Mustangs, as he went 3-for-3 and compiled three runs batted in. With the defeat, Belle Vernon Area dropped to 2-4 in Section 2-4A, while Laurel Highlands improved to 4-2.
Kiski Area 11 Highlands 5
Jake Smith worked five scoreless innings in propelling the Cavaliers to a 11-5 victory on the road against Highlands. Smith allowed just one hit, while fanning nine batters. Offensively, Dom DiNinno and LeBryn Smith led the way, as they each collected a pair of hits and two RBIs. Winners of three straight games overall, the Cavs moved to 3-2 in Section 4-4A play, while the Golden Rams stumbled to a 1-4 mark.
Yough 22 Southmoreland 5
The Cougars provided plenty of offensive fireworks, as they smashed Southmoreland 22-5. Visiting Yough was led by Blake Ulander, who was a homer shy of hitting for the cycle. Additionally, Gavin Roebuck and Matt Sanner contributed two hits and four runs batted in apiece, while Dom Maroney posted three hits and two RBIs. In the defeat, the Scotties were paced by Ty Keffer and Kadin Keefer, who each notched two hits and an RBI. Yough remained perfect in Section 4-3A play, moving to 6-0, while Southmoreland fell to 1-7.
Derry Area 11 Deer Lakes 6
The Trojans posted their second offensive outburst in as many days, overmatching Deer Lakes 11-6. Brady Angus was 2-for-2 with three runs and a pair of RBIs for host Derry Area, while Roman Fridley went 2-for-2 with two runs, an RBI and three walks, and Colin Barkley had an RBI double and a walk. Nate Papuga earned the victory on the mound, pitching into the sixth inning, allowing six hits, five runs, four walks, and five strikeouts. With the win, DA moved to 2-4 in Section 3-3A, while the Lancers dropped to 1-7.
East Allegheny 6 Burrell 3
Unable to cash in on the majority of their opportunities, the Buccaneers sustained a 6-3 setback at home against East Allegheny. With the defeat, Burrell’s mark dropped to 4-3 in Section 3-3A, while the Wildcats remained unblemished at 5-0. The Bucs left 10 runners on base. Tommy Kearns notched a two-run single for East Allegheny, while Michael Cahill worked two scoreless innings to secure the save.
Greensburg Central Catholic 10 Brentwood 1
The Centurions rolled to a 10-1 home victory over Brentwood. With the triumph, Greensburg Central Catholic moved to 5-1 and into a three-way tie atop Section 3-2A, while the Spartans dropped to 1-7. Anthony Grippo blasted a home run and accumulated three RBIs, while Max Kallock and Brody Bothell also each posted three runs batted in for GCC.
Freeport Area 2 Valley 0
Frazier Area 11 Monessen 6