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Baseball: Moon limps to finish

Written by John D'Abruzzo on .

John D'Abruzzo profiles the Moon baseball team.

2015 0515 Moon Baseball(Photo: Brian Casper was a standout at third base for Moon Area this season, batting .412 with a team-high 14 RBIs. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

"Things just didn't work out this season for Moon Area's baseball team.

One year after advancing to the PIAA Class AAAA playoffs following a win in the WPIAL's third-place consolation game, the Tigers failed to qualify for postseason play for the second time in four years.

"It's not that we didn't play well this year," veteran Moon coach Dom Santeufemio said. "We had some guys who could hit the ball well and we had some great pitching, but we just had some bad luck."

Moon completed its regular season with a 12-6 overall record. After opening the year with six consecutive wins, the Tigers struggled during the heart of its section schedule and lost six key games during the month of April before ending up 4-6 in highly competitive Section 1-AAAA."

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Track: Sprinters highlight successful day for Moon at WPIAL qualifiers

Written by Justin Criado on .

As they have all season, the Moon sprinters have been the team's strongest, most consistent group, and that was the case at this year's WPIAL individual qualifiers.

Jared Baggett qualified for the championships Thursday at Baldwin in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles, while Jamar Sherrill did so in the 200 and 400.

All three relay teams also qualified.

For the girls, Anna Marsh, Laura Geldmaker and Ciara Cavitt all qualified for the 800. The girls 400 and 3,200 relay teams also qualified.

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Track: West Feature Athlete - Moon's Jared Baggett

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Name: Jared Baggett
School: Moon
Grade: 12
Sport: Track

Background: Baggett claimed second place in both the 110- and 300-meter hurdles with times of 14.90 and 39.63, respectively, at the Baldwin Invitational. Baggett also placed third in the triple jump with a distance of 42 feet, 2.25 inches, and placed with a relay team, which was enough to earn MVP honors.

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Track: Moon boys have strong showing at Baldwin Invitational

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Led by its sprinters, the Moon boys team claimed the team title at the Baldwin Invitational.

Senior Jared Baggett claimed second place in both the 110- and 300-meter hurdles with times of 14.90 and 39.63, respectively. Baggett also placed third in the triple jump with a distance of 42 feet, 2.25 inches, and placed with a relay team, which was enough to earn MVP honors.

Senior Jamar Sherrill placed second in the 400 with a time of 50.52, while Ryan Vargo won the long jump with a distance of 21 feet, 10.50 inches.

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Track: Moon boys win MAC championships

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Moon totaled 69.33 points, while Mars landed in second with 65 points and Shenango in third with 48.

Jamar Sherrill took second place in the 200-meter dash (22.86). Ambridge's Isaac Elliot (22.67) was the only runner to bear him.

Jared Baggett also faced a similar outcome. He took second in the 110-meter hurdles, behind Mars' Ori Rinaman.

Senior Ryan Vargo took third in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump. Dante Petrella also took a fourth-place finish in the shot put.

Aaron Belsky (discus ) and Max Doerr (javelin) also took bronze medals.