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Baseball: Section 5-AAAA title, playoff spots up for grabs

Written by Brad Everett on .

As the regular season hits its stretch run, four teams continue to battle for three playoff spots in Class AAAA Section 5.

Bethel Park (8-2) is in the best shape and, with one more win, can clinch at least a share of the section title. Meanwhile, Peters Township (8-3) still has title hopes, and Mt. Lebanon (7-4) and Canon-McMillan (6-4) are jostling for a playoff berth. Baldwin (4-6), Upper St. Clair (4-7) and Carrick (0-11) have been eliminated from playoff contention.

Here is how each team finishes up their section schedules:

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Lacrosse: Mt. Lebanon, Peters Township play for section lead Wednesday

Written by Joe Koch on .

Conference titles are best decided in head-to-head competition. And that's just what's going to happen at 8 p.m. Wednesday when Mt. Lebanon meets Peters Township in a crucial Division 1, Section 1 game. Both teams enter the game with matching 3-0 section records. Mt. Lebanon is 8-4 overall, and the Blue Devils recently handed Mike Ermer his 100th career victory as the team's coach. The Blue Devils will have a solid tune-up going into this game as they play host to Pine-Richland in a non-section game at 8 p.m. Monday. Mt. Lebanon finishes the season on May 11 at archrival Upper St. Clair on May 11.

Peters Township is 7-4 overall. The Indians enter Wednesday's game after visiting Thomas Worthington on Friday and Pickerington Central today.

Following Wednesday's game, the Indians finish the season with non-section games with Seneca Valley on May 6 and North Allegheny on May 13 wrapped around their section finale with visiting Bethel Park on May 11.

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Baseball: South Stat Leaders (Apr. 26, 2016)

Written by Brad Everett on .

The Post-Gazette published statistical leaders last Thursday. Here are the top performers among South area schools. Statistics are through Apr. 17.

BATTING
(Minimum 22 at-bats)
Name, School - AB - H - Avg
Nick Riggle, Keystone Oaks - 27 - 18 - .667
Easton Klein, Brentwood - 20 - 11 - .550
Dante Panucci, Chartiers Valley - 31 - 17 - .548
Stephen Kazalas-Kelley, Keystone Oaks - 21 - 11 - 524
Andrew Wheeler, Upper St. Clair - 33 - 17 - .515
Evan Hannan, Belle Vernon - 33 - 17 - .515
Ben Visnesky, Serra Catholic - 34 - 17 - .500
Brady Gulakowski, Chartiers Valley - 32 - 16 - .500
Tanner Piechnick, Canon-McMillan - 26 - 13 - .500
Josh Mavilla, Charleroi - 20 - 10 - .500
Austin Veatch, Brentwood - 20 - 10 - .500
Eddie Jenkins, Mt. Lebanon - 29 - 14 - .483
Tyler Miller, South Park - 25 - 12 - .480
Jordan West, Washington - 25 - 12 - .480
Joe Kraft, Steel Valley - 23 - 11 - .478
Alex Mundy, Peters Township - 34 - 16 - .471
Ryan Anselmino, Serra Catholic - 34 - 16 - .471
Jordan Zilka, Belle Vernon - 34 - 16 - .471
Adam Morris, South Park - 35 - 16 - .457
Dylan Procopio, Keystone Oaks - 22 - 10 - .455

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Sports Town South Week in Review (Apr. 17-23)

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