John D'Abruzzo profiles the South Allegheny baseball team.
"In years past, South Allegheny's varsity baseball team usually struggled once trailing an opponent. Early on this spring, however, the Gladiators already have shown an improvement in that area.
Two weeks ago in a non-section game against Carlynton, South Allegheny fell behind, 5-2, but rallied back with six consecutive runs to secure an 8-5 win on the road against the Cougars.
"If you can play fundamentally sound baseball, anyone can win any game at anytime, but you have to get some breaks along the way," said coach Mark Suckfiel, who is back for his eighth season. "Last year, we learned to compete and you have to compete before you learn to win."
Suckfiel also has witnessed consistency from his players and believes they have a chance to improve on last year's 5-10 campaign."