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North Allegheny's baseball semifinal loss is a heartbreaker

Written by Brad Everett on .

North Allegheny fell one win short of an appearance in the PIAA baseball finals. Brad Everett recaps the Tigers season in the North Zone. Click here to read this story.

"Over the course of 10 weeks, a span which included 27 games, the North Allegheny baseball team built a strong, consistent resume in the rigors of Class AAAA baseball.

Entering the PIAA semifinals, the Tigers had won 22 games and 18 of their past 19, a dominant tear that brought them from a middling 4-3 team to the sought-after status as the premier squad in Western Pennsylvania.

Tuesday at Somerset, just a game away from playing for the PIAA championship, North Allegheny's dream of a state title vanished with a single swing of the bat from Lower Dauphin's Jake Shellenberger, whose walk-off home run in the 10th inning pushed the Falcons past the Tigers."