Brian Hustava scored four goals, powering surging Bentworth to a 9-2 victory over Monessen in Section 4-A on Tuesday.
Jerzy Timlin added two goal for Bentworth (4-2, 5-3), and Josh Ambrose, Alex Bayne and Landon Urcho each had one goal. The Bearcats have won three of their last four matches.
- Nate Witkowsky had a hat trick to help McGuffey snap a five-game losing streak as the Highlanders defeated South Allegheny, 5-0, in a Section 1-AA match.
Dalton Kuhn had a pair of goals and Elijah Jones added four assists for McGuffey (2-5, 2-5), which led 1-0 at the half.
South Allegheny falls to 0-5 in the section and 0-8 overall.
- Cullin Woytovich and Eben McIntyre each scored four goals as Charleroi shutout Uniontown, 11-0, in a non-section game.
Jace Kepich had a hat trick for Charleroi (5-0, 6-0), which has outscored opponents 43-2 this season.
- Matt Bucha, Dominic Hancq and Nathan Boardley all scored two goals as Chartiers-Houston defeated Section 4-A foe California, 7-1.
Austin Arnold added one goal and four assists for Chartiers-Houston (2-2-1, 5-2-1), winners of three of its last four matches.
Evan Robinson-Fisher scored the lone goal for California (0-5, 2-6).
- Gavin Benson scored three goals, leading Waynesburg to a 4-0 victory over visiting Beth-Center in Section 3-AA.
Benson scored the first two goals of the game and completed the hat trick after the Raiders’ Tyler Switalski gave the home team a 3-0 advantage.
Goalkeeper Chase Henkins had to make eight shutout in the shutout.
Beth-Center fell to 4-2 in the section and 5-4 overall. Waynesburg moved ahead of the Bulldogs in the section standings at 4-1. The Raiders are 5-3 overall.
- Niko Apodiakos scored 26 seconds into the match and Belle Vernon kept Greensburg Salem scoreless for a 3-0 shutout victory in Section 3-AAA.
Apodiakos scored again in the second half along with Daniel Sassak for the Leopards. T.J. Watson made six saves to earn the win for Belle Vernon (5-0, 8-0).
It is the third consecutive loss for Greensburg Salem (1-5, 1-6).
- Elijah Cincinnati scored a goal in the first half and Trinity’s defense made sure it was enough as the Hillers edged Ringgold 1-0 in Class 3A Section 3.
Goalkeeper Colby Thomas helped Trinity to its fourth shutout of the season.
The loss snapped a three-game winning streak by Ringgold (3-2, 5-4). Trinity (3-1, 4-2) moved ahead of Ringgold in the section standings.
- Giuseppe Croce broke a tie by scoring on a penalty kick and Mt. Lebanon added an insurance goal late in the match to beat Canon-McMillan 3-1 in a showdown for first place in Class 4A Section 2.
Mt. Lebanon (5-0-0, 5-1-1) scored first but Canon-McMillan (3-1-1, 6-2-1) tied the score in the second half on a goal by Joey Fonagy.
Croce’s penalty-kick goal gave Mt. Lebanon a 2-1 lead and Erich Bosch contributed an insurance goal for the Blue Devils.
- Jake Ference scored two goals, including the game-winner with 15:40 remaining, as Peters Township slipped past Baldwin 2-1 in Class 4A Section 2.
Ference gave PT (1-2-1, 1-3-2) a 1-0 lead off an assist from Dom Sambucco, but Baldwin’s Tai Guzzi scored late in the first half to tie the score.
Franciscan added two goals early in the second half that built onto their comfortable halftime lead to defeat Washington & Jefferson, 6-1, in a non-conference match.
Six different players scored for the Barons, including Kevin Herrmann’s goal less than one minute before the first half ended to make it 3-1.
W&J’s Junior Mensah snapped a three-match scoreless streak with a goal in the 41st minute.
With the loss, the Presidents fall to 2-4.
Pony World Series nominated for regional Emmy
The championship game of the 2018 Pony League World Series that aired live on AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh received a nomination for a regional Emmy award. The game was produced by Pikewood Sports, a division of West Virginia Radio Corporation.
The game, featuring Chinese Taipei against Long Beach, Cal., and was played Aug. 15, 2018, was selected under the live sports category by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Mid-Atlantic Chapter. Chinese Taipei won the game 3-1.
Dan Lohmann served as executive producer. The broadcast was produced by Roger Lenhart and directed by Scott Bartlett. Aaron Shackelford was associate producer/replay supervisor and Bill Blaker served as technical manager.
The announcers were longtime former Pittsburgh Pirate play-by-play voice Lanny Frattare and analyst Ernie Galusky. Tony Caridi served as the television host.
“PIkewood Sports has helped take our event and share it with the world,” says Bob Gregg, president of World Series Tournament Inc, which manages the Pony League World Series for Pony Baseball and Softball Inc. “The Dick’s Sporting Goods Pony League World Series has never looked better than it does on-air and online. The professionalism, innovation and commitment to putting out the best look shows in every single broadcast.”