Baseball: Vincentian becomes state royalty

Written by Brad Everett on .

Statewide, Vincentian is most known for its girls basketball program, a perennial power that has won two PIAA titles in recent years.

But last Friday, it was the school's baseball team that completed its ascent to state champion.

Vincentian captured its first PIAA championship when it defeated Meyersdale, 5-2, in the Class A final at Penn State. The Royals became only the fourth WPIAL team to win a PIAA Class A title since the class was formed in 1999. The Royals finished the season with a record of 21-7.

Some might call Vincentian's state championship a surprise considering the Royals didn't even make it to the WPIAL championship. They beat Union in the third-place consolation just to qualify for the PIAA playoffs. But a closer look will tell you that the Royals, even entering the PIAA playoffs, were one of the most talented teams in the state.


Baseball: Vincentian wins PIAA Class A title

Written by Mike White on .

Mike White covered Friday's PIAA Class A championship between Vincentian and Meyersdale.

2016 0618 Vincentian Baseball(Photo: The Vincentian Royals won their first state championship today. Mike White/Post-Gazette)

"UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Three successful sacrifice bunts. A bunt single. Only four hits. Five scoring plays where the ball never left the infield.

And a win.

"It's crazy, isn't it?" said Christian Fedko.

Nah. It's simply the way the Royal family became kings of Class A baseball in Pennsylvania."



Baseball: 2016 PIAA Class A Championship Preview

Written by Brad Everett on .

The game: PIAA Class A championship
The teams: Vincentian vs. Meyersdale
Where and when: Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, Penn State, Thursday, 4 p.m.

Vincentian Royals
Record: 20-7
District finish: WPIAL third place
PIAA championships: None
How they got here: (First round) DuBois Central Catholic, 4-3 (13 innings); (Quarterfinals) Southern Fulton, 4-3 (8 innings); (Semifinals) Serra Catholic, 2-0.


Baseball: Fedko the hero in Vincentian’s marathon win in PIAA opener

Written by Brad Everett on .

Vincentian's Christian Fedko has a promising senior season and college career at UConn ahead of him.

He just isn't ready for his junior season to end quite yet.

Fedko's RBI double in the top of the 13th inning helped Vincentian edge District 9 champion DuBois Central Central Catholic, 4-3, in a PIAA Class A first-round game Monday. The Royals advanced to play District 5 champion Southern Fulton in Thursday's quarterfinals.

Vincentian also got a big game from Fedko's brother, Kyler, who finished with three hits. Nick Kempa was the winning pitcher.


Baseball: Challenging test awaits Vincentian

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Serra Catholic has been able to solve every team it has played this season except for Greensburg Central Catholic.

In their two meetings this year, the Eagles lost to the Centurions, 8-4, and 6-5.

Vincentian (16-6) is hoping to be the only other team to send Serra Catholic (20-2) to a loss.

Despite sharing the Section 4 title with Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, the Royals entered the WPIAL Class A playoffs as the No. 6 seed. Part of the reason for that was Vincentian losing its final three regular season games against North Hills, Avonworth and Butler, but has righted itself in the postseason with wins against Bentworth and Brentwood.