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Baseball: Mt. Lebanon, Bethel Park take aim at semifinal berths today

Written by Brad Everett on .

Based off of seeding, Mt. Lebanon was a pre-tournament favorite to reach the WPIAL Class AAAA championship, while Bethel Park was a longshot to even win its first-round game.

Both have now reached the quarterfinals, and with wins today would actually meet in the semifinals.

After storms forced the teams to postpone their quarterfinal games Monday, they'll both be in action today. Mt. Lebanon, the No. 1 seed, will play No. 9 Norwin at Upper St. Clair at 4 p.m. Bethel Park, the No. 13 seed, will take on No. 5 Fox Chapel at West Mifflin at 4 p.m.

Mt. Lebanon (15-2) has won 13 of its past 14 games, the only loss being a non-section defeat to Seneca Valley the final game of the regular season. The Blue Devils had a first-round bye. They'll now play Norwin (13-4), which defeated North Allegheny, 1-0, in the opening round.

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Baseball: 2015 South Final Regular Season Stat Leaders

Written by Brad Everett on .

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

BATTING
(Minimum 30 at-bats)
Name, School - AB - H - Avg
Brandon Donovan, Steel Valley - 44 - 29 - .659
Jonathan Spina, Washington - 44 - 25 - 568
Errict Tedrow, Charleroi - 41 - 22 - 537
Connor McWilliams, Brentwood - 36 - 19 - .528
Alex Ligeros, Steel Valley - 57 - 30 - .526
Danzel McKinley-Lewis, Seton-LaSalle - 31 - 16 - 516
Liam Sweeney, Seton-LaSalle - 39 - 20 - .513
Jacob Greco, Beth-Center - 39 - 20 - .513
Jo Jo Ruffolo, Monessen - 50 - 25 - .500
Carson Rebel, Seton-LaSalle - 39 - 19 - .487
Josh Mavilla, Charleroi - 32 - 15 - .469
Brandon Mayfield, Brentwood - 47 - 22 - .468
Tyler Paranzino, Brentwood - 45 - 21 - .467
Eric Coholan, Thomas Jefferson - 59 - 27 - .458
Nico Popa, Seton-LaSalle - 42 - 19 - .452

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Softball: Serra, Bishop Canevin to meet in surprising quarterfinal matchup

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

A pair of first-round upsets has produced an unlikely WPIAL Class A quarterfinal matchup. No. 12 Serra Catholic (12-3) used an early-inning surge to upend No. 5 Shenango (14-5), 10-7 while No. 13 Bishop Canevin (7-5) had a similar fast start in their upset of No. 4 Leechburg (13-2). Now the two unlikely quarterfinalists will meet Monday at North Allegheny at 4 p.m.

Serra scored all of its runs in the first two innings. Winning pitcher Sam Andrekanic helped her cause at the plate with a 4 for 5 performance including two RBIs. The Crusaders used a two-run single by Kaitlin Sonson and a stifling defense to edge the Blue Devils. Winning pitcher Kylee Sonson fired a three-hitter to snap Leechburg's 13-game winning streak.