Baseball: PIAA Playoff Roundup (June 9, 2017)

Published on Friday, 09 June 2017 6:00 am

WPIAL title rematch set in PIAA Class 4A Blackhawk has nearly as many aces on its pitching staff as a deck of cards, so there's never any panic when a starter struggles out of the gate. That stockpile ...

High School Baseball Notebook (June 9, 2017)

Published on Friday, 09 June 2017 6:00 am

Sarah Spencer has this week's High School Baseball Notebook. (Photo: Freedom's Nick Henderson, left, and Zach Greene were key reasons why the team made its first appearance in the WPIAL championship game. ...

Athletes of the Week (June 9, 2017)

Published on Friday, 09 June 2017 6:00 am

This week's Athletes of the Week are Latrobe baseball player Jared Kollar and Hempfield softball player Autumn Beasley. JARED KOLLAR Latrobe The past week: Kollar pitched a four-hitter and struck out ...

Baseball: 2017 PIAA Class 5A Quarterfinal Preview

Published on Wednesday, 07 June 2017 4:00 pm

While all three WPIAL teams competing in the PIAA Class 6A field lost in the first round, two Class 5A teams are alive and well, and the two will square off Thursday in a quarterfinal game. WPIAL champion ...

Baseball: 2017 PIAA Class 4A Quarterfinal Preview

Published on Wednesday, 07 June 2017 4:00 pm

There's still hope for a PIAA semifinal showdown between WPIAL teams. You can thank the three teams in Class 4A for that. Blackhawk, South Park and Hopewell all won their first-round games and will ...

Baseball: 2017 PIAA Class 3A Quarterfinal Preview

Published on Wednesday, 07 June 2017 4:00 pm

A year ago, Riverside won a WPIAL title and made it to the PIAA semifinals. The Panthers are one win away from matching that feat. A spot in the semifinals will be on the line when Riverside (19-1) ...

Baseball: 2017 PIAA Class 1A Quarterfinal Preview

Published on Wednesday, 07 June 2017 4:00 pm

Greensburg Central Catholic was the No. 8 seed in the WPIAL playoffs, but ended up advancing all the way to the championship game. The Centurions are now on the doorstep of a PIAA semifinal berth. There ...

Baseball: PIAA Playoff Roundup (June 7, 2017)

Published on Wednesday, 07 June 2017 6:00 am

WPIAL 6A teams out of state playoffs There won't be a WPIAL representative in the first ever PIAA Class 6A championship game next week. In fact, there won't be a WPIAL team in the second round. Pine-Richland, ...

Baseball: PIAA Playoff Roundup (June 6, 2017)

Published on Tuesday, 06 June 2017 6:00 am

West Allegheny bats booming against Cathedral Prep (Photo: Sharpsville catcher Joe Bornes tags out Ellwood City's Blaze Chambers in the fourth inning of a PIAA Class 3A playoff game at Slippery Rock University ...

Baseball: 2017 PIAA Class 6A Playoff Preview

Published on Monday, 05 June 2017 7:50 am

... No previous winners. This is all uncharted territory. With the expansion of baseball from four to six classifications this season, there are no defending champions and no previous finalists. Everything ...

Baseball: 2017 PIAA Class 5A Playoff Preview

Published on Monday, 05 June 2017 7:50 am

Latrobe has waited a long time to get to the top of the heap in WPIAL baseball. While Arnold Palmer was winning WPIAL and state golf championships in the 1940s, the Wildcats could not bring home a title. ...

Baseball: 2017 PIAA Class 4A Playoff Preview

Published on Monday, 05 June 2017 7:50 am

If this were softball, where a pitching staff need only be one player deep, there might be a different favorite in this class. Hopewell (14-10) has probably the hottest pitcher in the playoffs in junior ...

Baseball: 2017 PIAA Class 3A Playoff Preview

Published on Monday, 05 June 2017 7:50 am

An upset in the District 10 championship has added some intrigue to the PIAA Class 3A playoffs. Riverside (18-1) is looking to become the first team to ever win five PIAA titles but faces a major task ...

Baseball: 2017 PIAA Class 2A Playoff Preview

Published on Monday, 05 June 2017 7:50 am

When California won its last WPIAL championship in 2014, the Trojans were bounced from the PIAA playoffs in the first round. They hope history doesn't repeat itself this season. Fresh off its fifth ...

Baseball: 2017 PIAA Class 1A Playoff Preview

Published on Monday, 05 June 2017 7:50 am

Jeannette won its first WPIAL baseball championship last week. The Jayhawks hope their first PIAA playoff victory comes Monday. Jeannette has been one of the biggest surprises of this year's postseason ...