Playing in arguably the toughest section in Class AAA provides little room for error for teams with realistic postseason hopes.
Chartiers Valley fell to 1-1 in Section 3 after an 8-3 loss to Montour last Monday, but the Colts regrouped by winning three games in a row to improve to 4-1 and earn a share of the section lead with defending WPIAL champion West Allegheny. Montour is 3-1 and South Fayette 2-2.
The Colts, who are 8-3 overall, arrived at that point after notching wins against Trinity, West Allegheny and South Fayette.
In a 5-4 win against Trinity, Dante Panucci's RBI double in the seventh gave the Colts the win.