The PIAA State baseball and softball tournaments began Monday with 23 central PA school still alive competing for a state championship, games that will be playing in State College beginning Thursday, June 15th. Below are the scores involving WTAJ coverage schools.
Greenwood 8, Meyersdale 0
Bishop Guilfoyle 5, DuBois Central Catholic 8 – 8 innings
– The defending 1A Champions stayed alive Monday with an 8-5 extra inning win over District 6 champion Bishop Guilfoyle. DCC Sophomores Blake Pisarcik and Aiden Snowberger each earned a pair of RBIs. Snowberger also earned the win, pitching an 8-inning complete game. With the Win, Dubois Central Catholic advances to the state quarterfinals where the Cardinals will play Greenwood Thursday. Greenwood defeated Meyersdale 8-0 in its opening round matchup.
Mount Union 7, Wyalusing Valley 3
Bald Eagle 10, McConnellsburg 4
– 18-4 Bald Eagle opened up the state playoffs by hosting 19-5 McConnellsburg. The Eagles bats got off to a blistering start and led 8-0 after two innings. In the opening innings the Eagles hit a pair of home runs and chased the Spartans starting pitcher before completing two innings. The Spartans scratched a few runs and cut the deficit to 8-4, but in the fifth Justin Bisel hit a two run homer, which was his second home run of the game which gave Bald Eagle breathing room. The Eagles will play Karns City in the quarterfinals.
Riverside 3, Tyrone 2
Philipsburg-Osceola 4, Avonworth 3
Punxsutawney 9, Neshannock 1
Bellefonte 10, Latrobe 9
– Bellefonte won their first PIAA state playoff game since 2019 in a 10-9 win over Greater Latrobe. The Raiders got off to a fast start offensively that was paced by a three run homer by Dominic Capperella to go up 6-2 after three innings. The Raiders struck again in the fourth, Alex Ebeling got the bats going with an RBI single to plate Trevor Johnson to extend the lead to 7-2. The next batter in the inning was Braedyn Kormanic who hit an RBI single of his own to put Bellefonte up 8-2. The Raiders then loaded the bases and Capperella hit a two run single to cap off a a four run fifth inning. Capperella led the way offensively with five RBI. Latrobe would make it close at the end thanks to a three run double from Jacob and a two run homer from Logan Bradish, but Bellefonte held on to win by one run.
Glendale 4, Meyersdale 2
Carmichaels 7, DuBois Central Catholic 0
Union 18, Berlin 3
West Branch 8, Elk County Catholic 6
Claysburg-Kimmel 8, Frazier 6
Bald Eagle 1, Muncy 0
– Bald Eagle entered the postseason 16-2 and hosted Muncy. There wasn’t much offense in this one as the Eagles won a tight game 1-0. The Eagles managed only two hits, both of which were by Shae Housel, who also drove in the only run in the game. That was all Sierra Albright needed on the mound as she threw a complete game shutout with seven strikeouts while only allowing four hits. She also got some help behind the plate from Kailey Eckert, who gunned down Chevelle Bauman trying to steal second base to end the game. Bald Eagle will face off with Minersville in the quarterfinals.
Neshannock 9, Penns Valley 0
Everett 15, Laurel 12
Forest Hills 3, Upper Dauphin 1
Chestnut Ridge 4, Southmoreland 1
Montour 5, Bellefonte 2