Baseball: Baldwin emerges as section title threat

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Drew Karpen profiles the Baldwin baseball team.

2014 0417 Baldwin Baseball(Photo: Senior Nick Bernick provides a reliable and experienced right arm for the Baldwin Highlanders pitching staff. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

"Just when they started to feel comfortable in their new surroundings, the Baldwin Highlanders will have to pack up and leave.

Last year was Baldwin's first year in Class AAAA Section 3 and it was a season to forget. The Highlanders ended the campaign with a 5-12 record.

This year is a totally different story. The Highlanders are in the beginning stages of their second -- and what will become their final -- season in this section before they move back to their old "home" in Section 5.

Baldwin could not have jumped out to a faster start, sitting at 5-0 and 3-0 in section play."


Alumni Update - Abbey Suhoski (Seton Hill)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Greensburg, PA- Seton Hill's softball team drops a PSAC West double header Sunday afternoon toSuhoski SHU California University of Pennsylvania 12-0 and 4-1. SHU slips to 16-12 overall and 6-10 in PSAC play.

Cal U scored 12 unanswered runs on 14 hits against Seton Hill in Game 1.


Abbey Suhoski, a Baldwin graduate, earns two hits on two at bats for the Griffins.

(photo courtesy of Seton Hill University)


Track: Jackson, Smorey lead Baldwin at Butler Invite

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Baldwin has two returning WPIAL champions in Gary Jackson and Luke Smorey.

And last Friday, the duo led the Highlanders again.

Smorey won the javelin, an event in which he placed third in the state last season. It was the second straight week he won the event, after also taking first at the TSTCA Championships at West Mifflin.

Jackson was an all-around star for the Highlanders. He took second in the long jump, second in the triple jump, sixth in the high jump and finished 15th in the 400. He is the defending WPIAL champion in the triple jump. 


Baseball: Surprise, surprise -- Baldwin turning heads

Written by Brad Everett on .

Central Catholic, Franklin Regional and Plum finished 1-2-3 in Class AAAA Section 3 a season ago, and those three were expected to be at the head of the class again this season.

That was until Baldwin threw a curveball.

Heading into the week, Baldwin was 5-0 overall and stood alone atop the section standings with a 3-0 record. The Highlanders have already matched their win total from last season when they finished 5-12 (4-6).

Baldwin, coached by Dan Caponi, has been winning games convincingly, too. The Highlanders have outscored their three section opponents, 27-5. That includes triumphs against Franklin Regional (13-2), Plum (5-2) and McKeesport (9-1). The Highlanders own non-section wins against Penn Hills (5-3) and Mt. Lebanon (9-6).