Last Updated: Wed Apr 26, 2023 - 12:19PM
Westmoreland County high school baseball recaps from Tuesday, April 25th 2023:
Norwin 5 Pittsburgh Central Catholic 4 LISTEN BROADCAST
Ryan Orosz allowed just one hit over 5.1 innings on the mound, as the host Knights edged Pittsburgh Central Catholic 5-4. Orosz earned the W, allowing two runs, issuing seven walks, and striking out seven batters. Jake Auld went 1-for-2 with a two-run double and a walk, Nolan Ryan went 1-for-3 with a two-run single, and Chris Slatt went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for Norwin. The Vikings rallied after trailing 5-0, scoring twice in the sixth, and twice more in the seventh, but the potential tying and go-ahead runs were stranded as Mason Lisovich recorded the final five outs for the Knights. In avenging Monday’s loss, Norwin moved to 5-6 in Section 2-6A, while the Vikings dropped to 5-6.
Yough 11 Mount Pleasant 1 WATCH BROADCAST
Zander Aird and Jack Sampson hit back-to-back triples to start the bottom of the first inning and Yough's offense never stopped in an 11-1, 5-inning mercy rule victory against Mount Pleasant in a Section 4-3A contest. After plating two runs in the first, the Cougars added three more in the third then scored six runs on six hits in the fifth inning to end the game. Sampson, Carson Pasinski, Dom Maroney, Bobby Etze, Milan Aujay and Aidan Werner all finished with two hits each for Yough (11-3, 8-0). Aujay drove in four runs with a pair of RBI singles. Freshman Nate Bell was the winning pitcher. He allowed one run on four hits and struck out five in his five innings of work. Cole Chatfield drove in the only run for Mount Pleasant (4-7, 3-5). The Cougars clinched a WPIAL playoff spot with the victory.
Mount Lebanon 3 Hempfield Area 0
The Spartans were stifled in a 3-0 road loss against Mount Lebanon. Tyler Smith and Chase Smith combined on the shutout for the Blue Devils, while Daniel Clevenger notched a pair of doubles. In the defeat, Dylan Firmstone collected a pair of hits for Hempfield Area. While Hempfield Area fell to 7-4 in Section 2-6A, Mount Lebanon ascended to 6-5.
Franklin Regional 6 Armstrong 0
Scoreless through eight innings, the Panthers exploded in the ninth to claim a 6-0 extra-innings victory at Armstrong. Franklin Regional starting pitcher Max Bernadowski tossed 7.2 innings, allowing just three hits and issuing two walks, while striking out 15 batters. Chase Lemke went 1-for-4 with three RBIs for FR, while Blake Bertucci posted a 2-for-3 effort at the plate with a run scored and a walk. With the win, Franklin Regional moved to 6-2 in Section 1-5A, while the River Hawks dropped to 6-4.
Penn-Trafford 11 Penn Hills 1
Tommy Kalkstein and Evan DelSignore each worked three effective innings on the hill in leading the Warriors to a 11-1 home victory in six innings at the expense of Penn Hills. With the triumph, PT improved to 5-3 in Section 1-5A, while the Indians remained winless at 0-10. The Penn-Trafford pitching duo combined to permit just two hits while striking out eight. Brady Lane and Tyler Freas each notched two-run singles, while Brayden Stone, Dylan Grabowski, and Chuck Fontana also provided RBIs for the Warriors.
Greater Latrobe 4 Uniontown 0
Riley Smith threw a four-hit shutout, as the host Wildcats ousted Uniontown Area 4-0. Smith allowed four hits, didn’t issue a walk, and fanned four batters in the victory. Offensively, Louie Amatucci went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, while Eli Boring, Tyler Fazekas, and Dante Basciano collected two hits apiece for GL. The contest was scoreless until the Wildcats scored twice in the bottom of the fifth, and tacked on two more in the sixth. Greater Latrobe moved to 7-1 in Section 2-4A, clinching at least a share of the section title, while the Red Raiders fell to 5-3.
Kiski Area 7 Knoch 2
Nate Witt had a pair of hits, including a double, and produced three RBIs to propel the Cavaliers to a 7-2 home victory against Knoch. With the triumph, Kiski Area elevated its mark to 5-2 in Section 4-4A, while the Knights dropped to 2-5. Jake Smith earned the win on the bump for KA, as he recorded six strikeouts over six innings.
Belle Vernon Area 13 Albert Gallatin 2
Four different players smacked extra-base hits in leading the Leopards to a lopsided 13-2 victory on the road at Albert Gallatin. Austin Hoffman had a double and three RBIs, while Adam LaCarte, Jake Gedekoh, and Seth Tomalski also provided doubles for Belle Vernon Area. Courtesy of their second decisive win in as many days, the Leopards improved to 4-4 in Section 2-4A, while the Colonials dropped to 0-8.
Derry Area 9 Burrell 4
Nate Papuga worked five strong innings in earning the victory for the Trojans, who bested homestanding Burrell 9-4. Papuga allowed just two hits and three unearned runs, Colin Bush went 1-for-4 with two RBIs, and Cason Long and Nate Gray each had a pair of hits for Derry Area. Juston Hyland provided a double, scored a run, and walked for the Buccaneers. With the triumph, the Trojans moved to 4-4 in Section 3-3A, while Burrell dropped to 4-6.
Waynesburg Central 12 Southmoreland 0
The Scotties were limited to one hit in a five-inning 12-0 blowout loss on the road against Waynesburg Central. The Raiders received a stellar outing on the hill from Mason Switalski, who registered the shutout. Kadin Keefer had the only hit for Southmoreland. The Scotties fell to 1-9 in Section 4-3A, while Waynesburg Central improved to 4-4.
Pine-Richland 13 Greensburg Salem 2
Playing against a Class 6A foe, the host Golden Lions fell 13-2 to Pine-Richland in a nonsection clash. Braedon Leatherman provided both RBIs for Greensburg Salem. For the Rams, Jacob McGuire collected two runs batted in.
Greensburg Central Catholic 12 Apollo-Ridge 0
The Centurions rebounded from Monday’s loss to overwhelm homestanding Apollo-Ridge 12-0. Greensburg Central Catholic hurlers Anthony Grippo and Grant Miller combined for the shutout, while Miller added three RBIs at the plate and Sean Walker drove in a pair of runs. GCC, which has clinched a WPIAL playoff berth, improved to 6-2 in Section 3-2A, while the Vikings fell to 3-7.
Riverview 10 Ligonier Valley 6
Despite a pair of RBIs each from Duncan Foust and Tyler Smith, the Rams came up short on the road in a 10-6 loss against Riverview. With the defeat, its fourth straight in section play, Ligonier Valley dropped to 5-5 in Section 3-2A, while the Raiders improved to 7-1. Luke Migely and Jack Loughren had two RBIs apiece for Riverview.
Serra Catholic 13 Jeannette 1
The Jayhawks had no answer for Joey DeMoss, who blasted two homers and a double, compiling six RBIs to guide Serra Catholic to a 13-1 home victory. Consequently, Jeannette tumbled to 1-7 in Section 3-2A, while the Eagles soared to 7-1.
East Allegheny 1 Valley 0
Eden Christian Academy 17 Monessen 1