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Summary of high school sports on March 27, 2024: Derry defeats Freeport in extra innings

Collin Barkley went 2 for 5 and hit the go-ahead two-run double in the ninth inning as Derry outlasted Freeport, 5-2, in extra innings to complete a Section 3-3A baseball sweep.

Collin Barkley was 2 for 5 and hit the go-ahead two-run double in the ninth inning as Derry outlasted Freeport, 5-2, in extra innings to complete a Section 3-3A baseball sweep.

Cason Long was the winning pitcher for the Trojans (2-1, 2-0).

Malik Febinger and Michael Hanz collected two hits each for the Yellowjackets (0-3, 0-2).

Bishop Canevin 17, Sewickley Academy 2 – Jackson Maddix doubled and collected four RBIs, Quentin White doubled and knocked in three runs and winning pitcher Kyle Olszewski tripled in a pair of runs as Bishop Canevin (2-0, 2-0) blew out Sewickley Academy (0-2, 0-2) in Section 3-A. Cooper Wentz doubled for the Panthers.

Butler 7, Baldwin 0 – Boden Lenyk hit a two-run double, Liam McElroy doubled in a run and winning pitcher Nolan Stefaniak slapped a double as Butler (2-0) shut out Baldwin (0-3) in nonsection play.

California 13, Mapletown 3 – Spencer Petrucci drove in four runs, Niko Georgagis followed with three RBIs and Kris Weston was 4 for 4 with an RBI as California (2-2, 2-0) beat Mapletown (1-3, 0-2) in Section 1-A. A.J. Vanata drove in a run for the Maples. Logan Hartley added two RBIs for the Trojans.

Eden Christian 10, Clairton 0 – Noah Emswiler tripled and finished with three RBIs, Charlie Wolf doubled and drove in a run and Brady Hull got the win for Eden Christian (3-0, 2-0) in Section 3-A. Daevon Gaynor went 1 for 2 for Clairton (1-3, 0-2).

Franklin Regional 11, Penn Hills 0 – Winning pitcher Maxwell Bernadowski struck out nine and drove in three runs while N.J. Ramchandran had two RBIs to lead Franklin Regional (4-3, 2-0) to a Section 1-5A shutout win over Penn Hills (0-2, 0-2). Owen Sinclair doubled in a run and Brady Yarabinetz smacked a double for the Panthers

Frazier 4, Beth-Center 2 – Dalian McManus drove in a run and Brant Alekson got the win as Frazier (1-1, 1-1) had a combined no-hitter in a Section 1-2A win. Preston Bebout knocked in a run for Beth-Center (2-2, 1-1).

Greensburg Central Catholic 15, Ligonier Valley 2 – Ian Shipley homered, doubled and drove in five runs, Anthony Grippo homered and doubled, collecting four RBIs, and Sean Walker doubled twice and knocked in a run as Greensburg Central Catholic (3-1, 2-0) defeated Ligonier Valley (1-3, 0-2) in Section 3-2A. Winning pitcher Tyler Samide struck out 10, and Grant Miller doubled in a run for the Centurions.

Hempfield 15, Blackhawk 4 – Adam Hess, Carson Shuglie, Max Short and Chase Sikorski each had two RBIs and winning pitcher Dylan Firmstone hit a double as Hempfield (3-0) rolled to a nonsection win. Carter Davis had a two-run double for Blackhawk (0-1).

Hopewell 7, Keystone Oaks 0 – David Medich struck out 15 in a complete-game, one-hit shutout as Hopewell (3-1) defeated Keystone Oaks (0-3) in a nonsection win. John Vescio doubled and knocked in a pair of runs for the Vikings. Jake Laporte had the only hit for the Golden Eagles.

Jeannette 17, Woodland Hills 0 – Brayden Luttner doubled and drove in four runs, Kenny Himes added four RBIs and Nick Rattigan doubled in a run as Jeannette (2-0) scored 10 runs in the fifth and cruised to a nonsection win over Woodland Hills (0-2). Winning pitcher Wyatt Schaeffer struck out six in four innings for the Jayhawks.

Kiski Area 8, Gateway 7 (9 inn.) – Dimitri Spagnola hit a triple, Tylar Hanley hit a double, and Jake Smith got 3 hits with an RBI as Kiski Area (2-1) scored due to a mistake in the top of the ninth to defeat Gateway (0-3) in a nonsection game. Noah Colberg hit a double to bring in two runs for the Gators.

Mars 5, Knoch 1 – Charles Bickel, the winning pitcher, brought in four runs and Shane Klinefleter was 2 for 2 with an RBI to lead Mars (1-0) past Knoch (1-2) in nonsection play. Braden Wozniak hit a triple and Aidan Jones hit a double for the Knights.

McGuffey 9, Southmoreland 5 – Mason Piatt hit a double and brought in three runs for McGuffey (2-1, 2-0) in a Section 4-3A win over Southmoreland (0-4, 0-2). Cameron Dames and Samuel Stout each had a double and 2 RBIs for the Highlanders. Ty Keffer singled, doubled and brought in a run for the Scotties, and Cole Teets singled three times.

Mt. Lebanon 1, Seneca Valley 0 – Nolan Smith got 2 hits with an RBI and Graham Keen pitched Mt. Lebanon (2-1) to a nonsection win over Seneca Valley (0-1). Ryan Piekutoski hit a triple for the Raiders.

Norwin 13, Connellsville 2 – Norwin had 16 hits and won against Connellsville in five innings. Benjamin Geissler, Keegan Carr, Matthew O’Neil, Nate Siberman, Ty Cupp, and Nolan Ryan each got 2 hits for the Knights (2-0). Matthew Firestone had a two-run single for Connellsville (1-3).

Pine-Richland 5, North Catholic 2 – Anthony Mengine brought in two runs, Jake Waddell got 2 hits, and Drew Boivin got the win while Nathan Kush got the save for Pine-Richland (3-1) in nonsection play. Tommy Koroly hit a double to bring in a run for North Catholic (0-1).

Plum 6, Armstrong 5 – Colin Watson, Ryan Lafferty, and Jack Anderson each got three hits to lead Plum (4-1, 2-0) past Armstrong (1-2, 0-2) in Section 1-5A. Watson and Lafferty hit two doubles. Anderson and Lafferty brought in 2 runs each. Mason Schrecengost hit a solo homer for the River Hawks.

Ringgold 8, Trinity 7 (8 inn.) – Demetri Lowe got 3 hits, including a walk-off two-run single, to help Ringgold (2-1) win in a nonsection game. Alex Kolano hit a double and had two RBIs while Eddie Frizzell got the win for the Rams. Matthew Robaugh hit a solo home run and Gibson Havanis hit two doubles for Trinity (1-1).

Shady Side Academy 10, Deer Lakes 1 – Brady Trischler pitched a one-hitter and Soren Cooper homered and brought in three runs to lead Shady Side Academy (1-0, 1-0) in a Section 3-3A win. Josh Valinsky and Matt Long hit a single and a double. Valinsky got three RBIs, while Long got two. Ryan Cochran singled for Deer Lakes (2-1, 0-1).

Union 5, Rochester 1 – Dayne Johnke got the win as Dennen Bowen brought in a run and Rocco Galmarini hit a double for Union (2-0, 2-0) in a Section 2-A win over Rochester (0-3, 0-2).


Armstrong 12, Freeport 0 – Isabel Prazenica hit two doubles and Shelby Cloak hit a two-run homer for Armstrong (2-0) in a nonsection win. Abby DeJidas, Megan Grolemund, and Kelly Schmidt hit a single each for Freeport (2-1). Jessica Pugh, Emma Paul, Natalie Ziegler, and Jordyn Klingensmith also hit a double each for the River Hawks.

Butler 6, Norwin 1 – Shylee Karenbauer had a perfect game, including a triple, and Lily Vicari doubled and had two RBIs to help Butler (2-1, 1-1) win in Section 1-6A. Josey Michalski hit a home run for Norwin (2-2, 1-1).

Connellsville beat Latrobe 5 to 4. Kira Jansen scored the deciding run for Connellsville (4-1) in a nonsection victory. Sarah Blossey hit a two-run homer for Latrobe (1-2). Cali Leichliter hit a home run and Tagan Basinger doubled for the Falcons.

Deer Lakes won 7 to 0 against Kiski Area. Maddie Kee went 3 for 4 with a double and had five RBIs for Deer Lakes (2-1) in a nonsection win over Kiski Area (0-3).

Derry won 7 to 4 against Apollo-Ridge. Callie Crause hit a double and Maizie Legge had two RBIs for Derry (1-2) in a nonsection win. Jocelyn Snyder doubled for Apollo-Ridge (0-2).

Hempfield won 8 to 0 against Mt. Lebanon. Lauren Howard had a 3 for 4 performance and had two RBIs while Claire Mitchell tripled and brought in two runs for Hempfield (2-0, 2-0) in a Section 1-6A win. Sarah Stroh doubled for Mt. Lebanon (0-3, 0-1).

Knoch won 11 to 6 against Mars. Brynne Smith, Kaila Purcell and McKenna Brailey each hit a double for Knoch (1-2) in a nonsection victory. Laura Craska hit two doubles and Marlee Fraser went 4 for 5 with four RBIs for Mars (1-4).

Leechburg won 22 to 7 against St. Joseph. Grace Richards hit a triple and Ava Richards and Danica Sopcak hit a double each for Leechburg (2-1, 1-0) in a Section 3-A victory. Maria Kuhns and Anna Kreinbrook had two RBIs each for St. Joseph (0-1, 0-1).

Ligonier Valley won 3 to 1 against Burrell. Natalie Bizup had a perfect game, with three hits in three at-bats, and Sydnee Foust tripled to lead Ligonier Valley (3-0) to a nonsection win. Braelyn Jones doubled for Burrell (1-2). Cheyenne Piper struck out 16 for the Rams.

McKeesport won 10 to 1 against Steel Valley. Kendal Bercik had three doubles and four RBIs and Ryenn Thomas doubled for McKeesport (3-1) in a nonsection win. Abby Curran hit a double for Steel Valley (1-2).

Mohawk won 7 to 2 against Sharpsville. Alivia Hare hit a triple and Addy Moskal and Aricka Young hit a double each for Mohawk (2-0) in a nonsection victory over Sharpsville.

North Catholic won 10 to 9 against Montour. Clare Kotwica hit a home run and Natalie Rushak hit a RBI double for North Catholic (4-0, 1-0) in a Section 3-4A win. Shania Cope and Hailey Staub hit a home run each for Montour (0-1, 0-1).

Plum won 8 to 2 against Franklin Regional. Jaiden Gentile hit a double and triple and Danielle Pici, Liana Yusko and Riley Stephens hit a double each to lead Plum (2-1) to a nonsection win. Toryn Fulton went 3 for 3 with a double for Franklin Regional (2-3).

Rochester won 12 to 6 against Carlynton. Madi Henry hit two doubles, Hannah Pittman doubled and Emily Weese had four RBIs to lead Rochester (2-1, 1-0) to a Section 1-A win. Carlee Hughes doubled and had two RBIs for Carlynton (0-2, 0-1).

Southmoreland won 15 to 0 against Valley. Amarah McCutcheon had a perfect game, going 3 for 3 with a home run and four RBIs, Mikaela homered and Brooke McBeth hit a double to lead Southmoreland (5-0) to a nonsection win. Jessica Staraniec singled for Valley (0-4).

Thomas Jefferson won 7 to 3 against West Mifflin. Taylor Karpac hit three doubles and Zoe Krizan doubled and had two RBIs to lead Thomas Jefferson (1-2) to a nonsection win. Taylor Krivanek doubled for West Mifflin (2-2).

Uniontown 4, Albert Gallatin 1 – Ava Livingood got 2 hits in 3 at-bats including a double and drove in 2 runs to help Uniontown (1-0, 1-0) win in Section 2-4A. Mya Glisan and Mia Myers also hit a double each for Albert Gallatin (0-2, 0-1).

Girls lacrosse

North Hills 21, Freeport 3 – Hailey Coyne scored eight goals and Abigail Krogmann scored seven to lead North Hills past Freeport in Section 2-3A. Madeleine Korbel also scored three times for the Indians.

Norwin 16, Hempfield 0 – Gia Fernandez and Ava Wilson each scored four goals to lead Norwin to a Section 1-3A win over Hempfield.

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