Joe Bendel profiles Chartiers Valley graduate Josh Lapiana, who is now a baseball standout at the University of Utah.
"In a do-or-die NCAA Regional this past Sunday, Josh Lapiana was front and center for the University of Utah baseball team.
His powerful left arm got him through 4⅔ innings, but it wasn't enough to stave off highly regarded Tulane in an eventual 4-1 loss in front of 7,751 in Oxford, Miss.
The result was not what the sophomore from Chartiers Valley High had hoped for, but it in no way diminished a Cinderella run for Utah, which won the Pac-12 Conference after being picked to finish last.
The Utes went 9-1 in Lapiana's 10 conference starts and avoided the bottom of the standings for the first time in their five years as a Pac-12 member."