With perennial power Greensburg Central Catholic in its section, the Jeannette Jayhawks know that winning a section title won't be an easy task.
But this Jeannette team is no pushover, and the Jayhawks could have the parts in place to make a run at the section crown and perhaps make a deep run in the WPIAL playoffs.
A playoff team the past two seasons, Jeannette will try to extend its postseason streak to three this spring. So far, so good. The Jayhawks are 3-1 overall and have won their two Class 1A Section 2 games by scores of 12-2 and 11-1.
After getting little production from its offense in a 5-0 non-section loss to 3A Burrell, Jeannette has seen its bats come alive the last three games. After thumping West Greene, 12-2, the Jayhawks returned to the field two days later and outlasted Springdale, 14-11. Tyler Elliott had three hits and four RBIs and Mike Pompei chipped in three RBIs against West Greene. Pompei and Brendt Billeck each went 3 for 4 against Springdale. The Jayhawks blasted Mapletown, 11-1, Monday.