Fueled by a big day from junior outfielder Molly Welsh, Bethel Park stayed very much alive in the tightening playoff race in Section 4-AAAA. Welsh had a home run and a triple as the Black Hawks knocked off No. 5 Baldwin, 12-5. The win allowed Bethel Park to run its winning streak to three. During the winning streak, the Bethel Park bats have been firing on all cylinders. The team scored 14 at Upper St. Clair and 15 at Brashear before the 12-run output against Baldwin. Including a 17-0 win over Mt. Lebanon earlier in the season, Bethel Park has reached double digit runs in four of its six games.
The Section 4-AAAA race is now as wide open as any in the WPIAL. Canon-McMillan (5-2, 5-1) clings to a half game lead in the section ahead of Chartiers Valley (5-2, 5-2). Baldwin (5-2, 4-2), Bethel Park (4-2, 4-2) and Peters Township (4-5, 4-2) are all tied for third.