Monday's Westmoreland County Baseball Round Up

Hempfield holds off Canon-McMillan; Latrobe blanks Albert Gallatin; Greensburg Salem falls to McGuffey

Tue Apr 18, 2023 - 11:06AM

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Westmoreland County high school baseball recaps from Monday, April 17th 2023:

Hempfield 7 Canon-McMillan 6

The Spartans scored four runs in the first inning, and held off a late rally to oust Canon-McMillan 7-6 at Wild Things Park in Washington. As a result, Hempfield Area moved atop the standings in Section 1-6A at 6-1, while the Big Macs dropped to 5-2. Winners of six in a row, the Spartans jumped out to an early advantage on an RBI single by Carson Shuglie. Later in the first, Shuglie and Gage Wheaton scored on wild pitches, and Max Short also delivered a sacrifice fly. Hempfield extended its lead to 7-1 in the fifth, as Dylan Firmstone provided an RBI single, and Short had a two-run hit. Spartans pitcher Jack Kurdziel worked effectively into the sixth, earning the win. The Big Macs scored three times in the seventh to account for the final score.

Mount Lebanon 10 Norwin 0

The Knights were stifled offensively and had no answers for the Mount Lebanon bats in a 10-0 outcome in five innings. The host Blue Devils received a one-hit shutout effort on the hill from Matthew Delvaux, who racked up eight strikeouts. Nolan Smith posted three RBIs for the Blue Devils. With the defeat, Norwin dropped to 3-4 in Section 2-6A action, while Mount Lebanon improved to 3-4.

Fox Chapel 4 Franklin Regional 2   WATCH BROADCAST

Fox Chapel scored three times in the top of the seventh inning to defeat Franklin Regional 4-2 in a Section 1-5A contest at Haymaker Park. With the game tied at 1-1 in the sixth inning, Cole Brinker came through with a RBI double to right field to put the Panthers in front 2-1. The lead was short lived, however, as the Foxes plated three runs in the seventh on a RBI single from Mitchell Esptein, a sacrifice fly off the bat of Benny DeMotte and a double steal. Franklin Regional had the tying runs on base in the bottom of the seventh but a strikeout of Chase Lemke ended the threat. Brinker, along with Brady Yarabinetz, each finished with two hits for Franklin Regional which dropped to 7-3 overall and 3-2 in section play. Blake Bertucci allowed just one run in 5 2/3 innings and received a no-decision. Fox Chapel improves to 6-4, 6-1 in Section 1-5A.

Greater Latrobe 12 Albert Gallatin 0

Wildcats hurler Riley Smith tossed a five-inning shutout in guiding homestanding Greater Latrobe to a 12-0 whitewash of Albert Gallatin. Smith permitted just three hits in his outing, striking out eight. Offensively, the Wildcats were bolstered by Tyler Fazekas, who homered, while Jacob Cramer and Louie Amatucci each tripled, and Logan Bradish provided a double. Consequently, Greater Latrobe improved to 4-1 in Section 2-4A, while the Colonials fell to 0-5.

Mount Pleasant Area 16 Brownsville Area 1

The Vikings exploded for 11 runs in the first inning, as they cruised past Brownsville Area 16-1. In the prolific offensive showing, Cole Chatfield, Connor Drzal, and Brady Poole each doubled and plated three runs apiece. The host Vikings improved to 2-3 in Section 4-3A, while the Falcons dropped to 1-6.

McGuffey 5 Greensburg Salem 2

The Golden Lions suffered their first section setback, as they were ousted by host McGuffey 5-2. As a result, Greensburg Salem dropped to 6-1 in Section 4-3A play, while the Highlanders moved to 4-1. In the defeat, Tyler Martin went 3-for-3 with an RBI for GS. For McGuffey, Samuel Stout and Jake Ross each compiled two runs batted in.

Serra Catholic 8 Ligonier Valley 2

The Rams’ six-game winning streak was snapped in an 8-2 home loss against Serra Catholic. Eagles pitcher Zach Karp went the distance, permitting five hits while striking out 10. Additionally, Joey DeMoss registered three RBIs for Serra. For Ligonier Valley, Colin Smith doubled. The Rams dropped out of first place in Section 3-2A at 5-2, while the Eagles improved to 4-1.