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Baseball: 2015 North Final Regular Season Stat Leaders

Written by John D'Abruzzo on .

Final 2015 Regular Season statistical leaders for WPIAL North area teams.

BATTING
(Minimum 30 at-bats)
Name, School - AB - H - Avg
Chris O'Malley, Avonworth - 48 - 32 - .667
Christian Fedko, Vincentian - 47 - 31 - .660
Alex Osborn, Avonworth - 37 - 24 - .649
Zach Lubick, Deer Lakes - 63 - 38 - .603
Jay Cortese, Vincentian - 63 - 32 - .508
Ian Taylor, Vincentian - 60 - 30 - .500
Chris Law, Knoch - 54 - 27 - .500
Joe Nagel, Sewickley Academy - 48 - 24 - .500
Garret Barto, Vincentian - 40 - 20 - .500
Vince Augustine, Seneca Valley - 31 - 15 - .484
Peyton Russoniello, Quaker Valley - 42 - 20 - .476
Derrick Littlefield, Sewickley Academy - 40 - 19 - .475
Scotty Ventura, Deer Lakes - 74 - 34 - .459
Tyler Pusateri, North Hills - 55 - 25 - .455
Andrew Scherbarth, Shady Side Academy - 42 - 19 - .452

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Lacrosse: Quaker Valley, Shady Side Academy meet in girls semifinals

Written by Joe Koch on .

There are times when the WPIAL lacrosse playoffs feature rematches of regular-season games. That, however, will not be the case when No. 2 seed Quaker Valley meets Shady Side Academy in a semifinal game at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Moon Area High School.

While Quaker Valley rolled to a 19-3 victory over Upper St. Clair in a first-round game played Wednesday, the Indians had a similar result with a 15-4 victory over host Pine-Richland on Thursday.

Shady Side Academy played all of its games in Division 1, Section 1, and the Indians finished the regular season with a 9-3 record. Quaker Valley, conversely, improved to 15-1 with Wednesday's victory. Two of their section triumphs en route to a 12-0 section record came against Pine-Richland. Their only loss was a 12-11 setback to an out-of-state team, Upper Arlington, an Ohio-based team that is the No. 1-ranked team out of 124 teams in Ohio, according to Laxpower.com.

Quakers' coach Nellie Kraus said her team's balance is a big factor in her team's success.

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Lacrosse: North boys, girls teams advance in playoffs

Written by Joe Koch on .

Shaler's won the past two WPIAL Division 2 girls lacrosse championships, and the Titans would like to make it three in a row.

The Titans, 17-1, accomplished the first step in the process with an 18-2 first-round victory over Ellis this past Thursday. The No. 2 seed Titans will meet Moon, a 14-13 winner over Mars at 6 p.m. Tuesday at North Allegheny. Moon advanced with a 14-13 victory over No. 3 seed Mars. The winner of that game meets the winner of the other semifinal featuring No. 1 Latrobe and No. 4 Blackhawk. That game starts at 7:30 p.m., also at North Allegheny. The championship game will be played at 6 p.m. Thursday at Highmark Stadium in Station Square.

The game will be a rematch of the season's opening game that saw Shaler eke out a 12-10 victory over the Tigers. Shaler's only loss was a 13-11 decision to Mars on April 16. Shaler has scored in double digits in all of their games, scoring 20 or more goals on two occasions. Their closest victory margin was an 11-10 victory over Seneca Valley, a Division 1 team.