(Photo: Allderdice players mob winning pitcher Kevin Silvio, bottom, after defeating Brashear in the City League baseball championship Thursday at PNC Park. Allderdice came from behind to win, 4-2. Lake Fong/Post-Gazette.)
"It only seems fitting that the team that has dominated the City League for the past half-decade will go out as the last champion in its history.
Allderdice beat Brashear, 4-2, Thursday at PNC Park to claim its fifth consecutive City League title, and the final one before the league's baseball teams move to the WPIAL next season.
"We talked at the beginning of the season about going out with five consecutive championships," Allderdice coach Jon Parker said. "It's really significant that we've done this now with guys that don't know anything besides winning."
The Dragons plated three runs in the top of the seventh to come from behind and claim the trophy, but not without some controversy.
Junior third baseman Braden Hoffer tied the score, 2-2, on an RBI single to right, and was standing on second base when Hunter Mervis came in to pinch-hit. Mervis hit a soft ground ball back to Brashear pitcher Regis Sauer, who threw to third to catch Hoffer in a rundown."