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Baseball: Liberatore's gem helps Greensburg C.C. notch big win

Written by Brad Everett on .

Greensburg Central Catholic faced a huge test when it played WPIAL title contender Serra Catholic in its Class A Section 2 opener Saturday.

The Centurions ace helped his team ace that exam.

Collin Liberatore tossed a one-hitter and struck out 11 in leading the visiting Centurions to a 6-0 win. Serra (7-3, 1-1) is ranked No. 3 in Class A and Greensburg C.C. (5-1, 2-0) No. 4.

Liberatore, a a 6-foot-4 senior right-hander, is one of the top pitchers in the WPIAL. He has signed with Campbell University, a Division I school in North Carolina.

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Lacrosse: Greensburg C.C. boys make most with quality

Written by Joe Koch on .

Greensburg Central Catholic High has just 17 players on its boys lacrosse roster. But the Centurions are making the most of their personnel with a 2-3 record after five games. More importantly, Greesnburg Central is 1-0 against rivals from Division 2, Section 1.

That key victory was a 6-5 victory this past Tuesday over Indiana, a WPIAL Division 2 finalist from 2014. Prior to that win, Greensburg Central had lost to Division 1 Seneca Valley (10-0) and two Division 2 non-section rivals -- Moon (10-4) and Mars (16-5). Their other victory was a 12-1 triumph over Freeport, which is playing an Independent schedule.

Greensburg Central played the other WPIAL Division finalist -- defending champion Quaker Valley -- on Thursday. And, they hosted Pittsburgh Central Catholic on Friday.

Following a non-section game against visiting Aquinas on Monday, the Centurions have a big game with Division 2, Section 1 rival Latrobe on Wednesday.

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Softball: Seven RBI performance powers Greensburg C.C.

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

In a wild Section 2-A clash with Geibel Catholic that saw 30 runs scored in only five innings, Greensburg Central Catholic needed all the offensive firepower it could muster to end the game early before the Gators had a chance to fire back. The Centurions (3-2, 1-2) ultimately prevailed 20-10 in five innings against a scrappy Geibel (0-4, 0-3) team in a desperation showdown between two Section 2-A teams seeking their first section win. In a game that featured a number of big offensive performances, nobody had a bigger day than Greensburg Central Catholic's Carolyn Appleby, who had four hits and drove in seven of her team's 20 runs.

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Baseball: East Feature Athlete - Greensburg C.C.'s Cole Reese

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: Cole Reese
High School: Greensburg Central Catholic
Grade: 12
Sport: Baseball
Position: Pitcher

Background: Reese was outstanding on the mound and offensively Monday in leading Greensburg Central Catholic to a 17-0 three-inning home win against Leechburg. Reese was the winning pitcher and did not allow a hit in his three innings of work, while striking out four and walking one. At the plate, Reese tripled and drove in three runs.