Prep Baseball Report

Roundup of WPIAL 2nd Round Action

By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting


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  • Mitchell Machi and James Meeker combined to shut out Plum 5-0. Matt Waugaman's RBI single staked the Tigers to a lead in the 1st inning and North Allegheny pitching took over from there.
  • Greg Martin picked up the win on the hill and led the Hempfield offensed in a 7-3 win over Canon-McMillan.
  • Jamie Switalski 2RHP Jamie Switalski went the distance to pick up the win and J.T. Riley had a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 8th inning to lead Pine Richland to a 4-3 extra-inning win over Central Catholic.
  • In a postseason that had already seen a few notable strikeout performances by star pitchers, Beaver's Austin Logan added his name to the list Wednesday.



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  • Randy Dobnak broke open a scoreless affair with a three-run home run in the 5th inning and Greg Pantuso added a two-run homer in the 6th to lead 3A #1 South Park (22-0) to a 6-0 win over Thomas Jefferson.
  • Hopewell fell in an early 3-1 hole but used a seven run 4th inning to down Blackhawk 13-3. Joe Kunzmann and Tim Hughes each had three RBI for 3A #7 Hopewell.
  • Colin ClausRHP Colin Claus, ranked No. 71 in the PA Class of 2015, pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts to lead West Allegheny to a 4-2 win over Trinity.
  • Ryan Rosato had a two-run single in a four-run 4th inning that would be all the scoring Keystone Oaks needed for a 4-3 win over Chartiers Valley.



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  • Austin LoganRHP Austin Logan, ranked No.168 in the PA Class of 2013, pitched a two-hitter with 17 strikeouts to lead 2A #8 Beaver Area to a 6-0 win over Laurel. Nick Hinman and Matt Rost each had two hits to lead the offense.
  • Jake Kleindl hit a walk-off two-run single with two outs in the 7th inning to lead Shady Side to a 2-1 win over Chartiers-Houston.
  • RHP Jake Pilewicz retired 17 straight hitters during a one-hitter to lead 2A #2 Quaker Valley to a 6-1 win over Freeport.
  • 1B Josh Plocki had a two-out triple to score two runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to lead Deer Lakes to a 4-3 win over Greensburg Central Catholic.



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  • David Glumac had a two-run triple in the 1st inning and three RBI for the game to lead 1A #1 Serra Catholic to a 10-1 win over Bishop Canevin.
  • Josh Luko had two doubles and an RBI to lead California to a 6-4 win over Riverview and Akron recruit RHP Anthony Malky. California capitlatized on nine walks in the game.
  • FalascinoRHP Preston Falascino, a Slippery Rock recruit, struck out 10 to lead 1A #2 OLSH to a 5-1 win over Union.
  • Steve Menich drove in three runs to lead 1A #4 Western Beaver to their their 16th win in a row, a 6-1 victory over 1A #3 Charmichaels.

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