Track: Baldwin’s Lachut vaults to WPIAL title

Written by Brad Everett on .

No athletes competing in the WPIAL individual championships feel more at home than the ones who compete for Baldwin, the school which annually host the event.

Last Thursday, Nick Lachut showed there's no place home.

Lachut captured the pole vault title at the WPIAL Class 3A championships. A junior, Lachut posted a winning vault of 14-9. That edged teammate Dave Johnston and Hempfield's Zach Sattiaux, both of whom went 14-6.

Baldwin has had some excellent pole vaulters over the years, and Lachut became the fourth from the school to win a WPIAL boys title since 1995. Bob Reynolds won in 1995 and 1996, Paul Hecht won in 2002 and Ron Walter in 2005. A year ago, Johnston placed fourth and Kevin Khuu fifth.


Alumni Update - Abbey Suhoski (Seton Hill)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

After closing out their season at the PSAC Tournament last week in Quakertown, the Griffin softball teamSuhoski SHU learned that four of its players were named to the All PSAC West team.  

Redshirt junior pitcher Amanda Huff, junior outfielder Paige Hertzog, junior third baseman Ashley Perillo and redshirt junior first baseman Abbey Suhoski were all named to the team.

The All PSAC teams were announced by the league on Monday afternoon. It is the first PSAC award for all four of the student athletes.

Suhoski, a Baldwin graduate, wrapped up her career with another solid season. She finished the year hitting .298. Abbey tied for the team lead with three homers and 22 RBI. She also added 14 runs scored and seven doubles. She was nearly perfect in the field with just two errors in 299 chances.


(photo courtesy of Seton Hill University)


Alumni Update - Tyler Holland (Pitt-Greensburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GREENSBURG - The Pitt-Greensburg baseball team came to a close Monday afternoon as it dropped both games in the AlleghenyHolland PGU Mountain Collegiate Conference First Round series to Mt. Aloysius at Bobcat Park.

Pitt-Greensburg ends the 2017 campaign with an 18-13 overall record and earned the no. 3 seed in the AMCC Tournament with a 10-6 mark in conference play.

Tyler Holland, a Baldwin graduate, belted three more home runs in the doubleheader against the Mounties, which gives him 11 for the season. His 11 home runs are a new Pitt-Greensburg single-season record.


(photo courtesy of University of Pitt-Greensburg)


Softball: South Feature Athlete - Baldwin's Taylor Dadig

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Name: Taylor Dadig
School: Baldwin
Grade: 11
Sport: Softball
Position: Shortstop

Background: Baldwin junior Taylor Dadig has established herself as one of the top players in the WPIAL. Others are taking noticed, too. Dadig has already made a verbal commitment as a junior to play at George Mason in the Atlantic-10 Conference. So far this season she is batting .598. Dadig is a three-year starter for the Highlanders and has started at shortstop since her freshman year.


Alumni Update - Jaimie Schleicher (Pitt-Greensburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

HAMBURG, N.Y. - The Pitt-Greensburg softball team split its final regular-season conference doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Hilbert,Schleicher PGU falling 2-1 in the opening game and earned a split of the two games, taking game two, 7-1.


Pitt-Greensburg will enter next week's Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament as the No. 4 seed, where it will take on the No. 5 seed. The 2017 AMCC Tournament starts next Friday, May 5 at Penn State Behrend.

Freshman ace Jaimie Schleicher, a Baldwin graduate, went the distance in both games, striking out eight in the opener and tied a career-high with nine k's in the second game. 


(photo courtesy of University of Pitt-Greensburg)