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Baseball: Greensburg C.C. beginning to break out

Written by Brad Everett on .

One of the contenders for the Class AA Section 4 title has stepped up its game.

A 1-2 start in the rearview mirror, Greensburg Central Catholic has won three of its past four games. The Centurions are now 4-3 overall and entered Monday's play with a 2-1 section record, which put them just behind Steel Valley (5-0, 3-0) and Shady Side Academy (3-3, 2-0).

A trip to South Carolina in late March saw the Centurions stumble in two of their three games, but since coming back north, the number in the win column has ascended, as well. The team's recent run included wins against South Allegheny (12-10), Greensburg Salem (8-1) and Southmoreland (9-0).

The Centurions' only loss in the last two weeks came at Steel Valley, 12-4, last Thursday. The Centurions led, 4-1, in that game, only to see Steel Valley score 11 unanswered runs to run away with the win.

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Boys Lacrosse: Greensburg C.C. top-rated area team

Written by Joe Koch on .

There are 45 teams competing in high school boys lacrosse in Western Pennsylvania. Seven of them compete in either Division 1 or Division 2 and three of them playing in Independent schedule which is where teams that are getting familiar with the sport compete.

At present, Greensburg Central Catholic is the top-rated boys team at No. 17 with a record of 4-2. Franklin Regional is two places behind at No. 19, and Central Catholic is ranked No. 20. The Vikings might have an issue with the rankings. Although they are 1-3, their lone victory was a 10-5 victory over Greensburg Central.

Greensburg Central has a tall task today. The Centurions hit the road for a game today at Kiski Prep. The Cougars play a prep school schedule, but they do play several WPIAL teams. Kiski visited Indiana on Friday, and those two teams meet again later in the season. Kiski's final WPIAL opponent will be against Sewickley Academy on May 10.

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Baseball: Greensburg C.C. a challenger for section title

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Drew Karpen profiles the Greensburg Central Catholic baseball team.

"Not many high school players have the opportunity to participate in such an extravaganza as Greensburg Central Catholic and Greensburg Salem did on Sunday.

The Centurions and Golden Lions played in the inaugural Armed Forces Game on the campus of Seton Hill University in front of family, friends and the Seton Hill baseball team.

"It was great from all standpoints," Greensburg Central Catholic coach Anthony Marley said. "We played right after Seton Hill's doubleheader. We had raffles throughout the game. Both teams were wearing camo jersies. We want to make that an annual game. We want to play that crosstown rival.""

 

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Alumni Update - Ben Webb (Saint Vincent)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Ben Webb was 10-for-19 at the plate last week, hitting at a .526 clip with nine RBIs, six runs scored, threeWebb SVC doubles, three sacrifice flies, two walks and a stolen base. The sophomore from Greensburg Central Catholic currently leads all Bearcat hitters and ranks third in the league with a .419 average.


His performance earned him PAC Hitter of the Week.

 

(photo courtesy of Saint Vincent College)

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Boys Lacrosse: Greensburg C.C. has big game at Quaker Valley

Written by Joe Koch on .

Following Friday's emotional game at Pittsburgh Central Catholic, the Greensburg Central Catholic Centurions make the trek to Ohio River Boulevard on Monday for a game with Quaker Valley.

The match is a huge one for both teams, as both were 3-0 entering their respective games on Friday. While the Centurions were visiting the Vikings, Quaker Valley was meeting Bloomfield Hills, Mich., that same day. After playing Quaker Valley, Bloomfield Hills visits Erie Cathedral Prep on Sunday.

Going into the weekend, Quaker Valley was the No. 4 boys team in Laxpower.com's rankings for Western Pennsylvania teams. Heading into the Bloomfield Hills game, the Quakers have defeated Shaler (12-7), Aquinas Academy (15-8) and Knoch (18-4).