Baseball: Latrobe not short on exceptional arms

Published on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 7:10 am

For Latrobe, ascending to the No. 1 ranking in WPIAL Class 5A has been as easy as 1-2-3. OK, so maybe it hasn't exactly been easy, but having a terrific one-two-three punch of starting pitchers has unquestionably ...

Baseball: It's rivalry week for West teams

Published on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 7:10 am

... the kind of rivalry games that draw crowds no matter the record. The backyard brawl games start Tuesday when Blackhawk visits Hopewell. These baseball teams have been rivals on the baseball diamond in ...

Baseball: After hitting rough patch, Hampton back on track

Published on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 7:10 am

Less than two weeks ago, Hampton was undefeated in Class 5A Section 1 and looked like the team to beat. That was before the Talbots dropped back-to-back games against Mars and North Hills and fell into ...

Baseball: That's why you play 'em all

Published on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 7:00 am

Against the WPIAL other than Freedom, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart has won all 11 of its games and has not allowed more than two runs in any one game and only five in total. Against Freedom, though, the ...

Baseball: Knoch continues to sizzle

Published on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 7:00 am

After a couple of stumbles out of the gate, Knoch has found some traction and is within spitting distance of first place Deer Lakes in Class 4A Section 1. After losing their first two games, the Knights ...

Alumni Update - Joey Lopez (Clarion)

Published on Monday, 01 May 2017 12:23 pm

GREENSBURG, Pa. -  The Clarion University baseball team dropped both decisions in a Sunday afternoon twinbill against the Seton Hill Griffins, dropping game one by a score of 19-3 and game two ...

Alumni Update - JJ Matijevic (Arizona)

Published on Monday, 01 May 2017 12:00 pm

PALO ALTO, Calif. – The Arizona Wildcats fell in the series finale versus Stanford on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 3-1 decision to the Cardinal at Sunken Diamond.   The Cardinal completed ...

Alumni Update - Tyler Reis (Waynesburg)

Published on Friday, 28 April 2017 12:21 pm

Tyler Reis continues to swing a red hot bat for Waynesburg, which went 4-1 last week to move into fifth place in the PAC standings. He he hit .524 (11-of-21) with two home runs, two doubles, a triple, ...

Alumni Update - Andrew Giesey (Thiel)

Published on Friday, 28 April 2017 12:15 pm

GREENVILLE, Pa. - Thiel College freshman catcher Andrew Giesey was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Rookie of the Week Monday afternoon. Giesey hit .411 (6-of-16) with two doubles, ...

Baseball: For some teams, new rule changes strategy

Published on Friday, 28 April 2017 6:00 am

Sarah Spencer takes a look at how baseball coaches from smaller schools feel about the new PIAA pitch count rule. (Photo: Greensburg Central Catholic's Jack Liberatore is well aware of the new pitch count ...

High School Baseball Notebook (April 28, 2017)

Published on Friday, 28 April 2017 6:00 am

Sarah Spencer has this week's High School Baseball Notebook. (Photo: Latrobe and Jared Kollar posted an ERA of 1.77 and WHIP of 1.187 through their first 11 games. Peter Diana/Post-Gazette) "Blackhawk ...

Baseball: Post-Gazette Rankings (April 28, 2017)

Published on Friday, 28 April 2017 6:00 am

Here are this week's Post-Gazette baseball rankings. (Not including Thursday's games) WPIAL CLASS 6A 1. Pine-Richland 12-2 2. North Allegheny 10-2 3. Canon-McMillan 9-4 4. Norwin 10-2 5. Penn-Trafford ...

Athletes of the Week (April 28, 2017)

Published on Friday, 28 April 2017 6:00 am

This week's Athletes of the Week are Pine-Richland pitcher Ryan Okuda and South Park pitcher Justine Dean. (Photo: Pine-Richland's Ryan Okuda is the Post-Gazette's Athlete of the Week. Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette) ...