Baseball: North Feature Athlete - Mars' Will Bednar

Published on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 7:50 am

Name: Will Bednar School: Mars Class: 10 Sport: Baseball Position: Pitcher Background: A pitcher for the Planets, he threw a one hitter and struck out nine while walking one to help the team earn a first-place ...

Baseball: No-hitter sends Bethel Park to postseason

Published on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 7:30 am

Bethel Park went into Monday's game against Baldwin knowing that a loss would put its playoff hopes in jeopardy. The Black Hawks left the game with a playoff berth in their back pocket. Bethel Park ...

Baseball: Norwin wins Class 6A Section 2 title

Published on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 7:30 am

Norwin finished just third in its section last season, yet went on to win a WPIAL title. The Knights now have the section title that alluded them last spring. They hope a repeat WPIAL title will come ...

Baseball: Cornell the lone undecided left

Published on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 7:30 am

When the season started, there were some obvious favorites for playoff spots and some definite longshots. Much has been made of the fact that Quigley Catholic is advancing to the WPIAL playoffs for the ...

Baseball: Serra Catholic wraps up outright section title

Published on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 7:10 am

If the Serra Catholic Eagles were any superhero Monday, they would have been The Avengers. After all, they avenged their only section loss of the season and clinched the outright section title. Only ...

Baseball: Peters Township getting it done defensively

Published on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 7:00 am

Going into the season, Peters Township coach Joe Maize felt good about his team's offense and pitching staff, but he wasn't quite sure how strong they would be defensively. Maize is happy with how things ...

Baseball: Mount Pleasant heads into playoffs on a roll

Published on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 7:00 am

Mount Pleasant didn't start off the season in impressive fashion, but a strong finish to the regular season has the Vikings thinking a deep playoff run is possible. Mount Pleasant played its final regular-season ...

Baseball: Several West teams going into playoffs hot

Published on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 7:00 am

Most teams want to reach the postseason playing their best baseball and on a winning streak. Many of the local teams are doing just that – six in fact had winning streaks of three games or more as of Monday ...

High School Highlights (May 9, 2017)

Published on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 5:00 am

Connellsville wins stunner to earn playoff spot (Photo: Pitcher Neal McDermott of Greensburg Central Catholic combined with teammate Antonio Cavallo for a no-hitter Monday against Jeannette. Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette) ...

High School Highlights (May 6, 2017)

Published on Saturday, 06 May 2017 5:00 am

North Catholic holds on for extra-inning win (Photo: Peters Township's Tor Sehnert went 3 for 3 with a home run Friday. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette) Luckily for Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, its game Friday ...

Alumni Update - Tyler Godwin (Waynesburg)

Published on Friday, 05 May 2017 12:00 pm

WAYNESBURG, Pa. – The Waynesburg University baseball team split a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) doubleheader with Thiel on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets couldn't hold a big late lead during ...

High School Baseball Notebook (May 5, 2017)

Published on Friday, 05 May 2017 6:00 am

Sarah Spencer has this week's High School Baseball Notebook. (Photo: Deer Lakes' Zach Lubick has been a leader on the mound and at the plate, batting better than .460. Peter Diana/Post-Gazette) "With ...

Baseball: Chutko is a fixture in North Hills' playoff runs

Published on Friday, 05 May 2017 6:00 am

Sarah Spencer profiles North Hills baseball player Luke Chutko. (Photo: In a time when many athletes focus on one sport, Luke Chutko has been a playoff starter in three sports at North Hills.) "The ...

Baseball: Post-Gazette Rankings (May 5, 2017)

Published on Friday, 05 May 2017 6:00 am

Here are this week's Post-Gazette baseball rankings. (Not including Thursday's games) WPIAL CLASS 6A 1. Pine-Richland 14-3 2. Canon-McMillan 11-5 3. Norwin 11-3 4. North Allegheny 10-5 5. Hempfield ...

Xtra Points (May 5, 2017)

Published on Friday, 05 May 2017 6:00 am

... it's like they're drinking from a fountain of youth. Oliastro and Kotuby are coaching brethren at Riverside High School — Oliastro the baseball coach and Kotuby the boys track coach. Go ahead and call ...