(Photo: Santino Platt and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart secured the program's first trip to the state playoffs this season. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette.)
"This was a season full of first-time accomplishments for the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School baseball team.
Besides the fact the Chargers posted a program-high 18 wins, they made their deepest run in the WPIAL playoffs by reaching the Class A semifinals and then winning the third-place consolation game.
OLSH's third-place finish in the WPIAL also was a first, followed by the program's first trip to the state playoffs. The Chargers then won a PIAA postseason game -- another first for the program -- before bowing out in the quarterfinals, a tough 9-8 loss to Bishop McCort of Johnstown last Thursday.
"It was a lot of firsts," third-year OLSH coach Phil McCarren said. "It was a very special season. It was definitely a huge step for the program.""