This week: Dobnak played a vital role in undefeated South Park winning the WPIAL Class AAA baseball championship with a 4-3, nine-inning victory Tuesday against Hopewell. He was 3 for 3 with a two-run home run and a double. He was the winning pitcher, working the final 22/3 innings and striking out four. He also was the winning pitcher in a 1-0 victory against Keystone Oaks in the semifinals.
Check this out: Dobnak, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound senior, is 9-0 this season and is also hitting better than .350 with four home runs. He also plays third base and left field, is a four-year starter and will play next season at Alderson-Broaddus College, an NCAA Division II program in Philippi, W.Va.
• Your coach [Steve Bucci] said he never talked about going undefeated. Did the players mention it much? Ahhh, not really. We might have mentioned it here and there, but we didn't pay much attention to it.
• But you have to admit, going undefeated adds a little more to this title? Yeah, it's pretty awesome. This is South Park's first title and to be one of ... what? ... five undefeated teams [since 1979], that's pretty awesome.
• It was a late-starting game and went extra innings. Were you able to do anything to celebrate? Actually, as soon as we got home, we all went to Eat'n Park. I got to bed around 3, but had to go to school in the morning for graduation practice. That was pretty tough.
• Do you have a summer job? Actually, I deliver pizza for Italian Village Pizza.