Late-inning heroics from Luke Robinson led Waynesburg to come-from-behind victory over host Seton-La Salle, 10-9, Friday.
With the Section 3-AAA game tied 8-8 in the sixth inning, Robinson hit a go-ahead, two-run home run to put the Raiders on top. A Seton-La Salle (0-2, 2-4) comeback wasn’t out of the question in a back-and-forth contest, but Robinson entered to pitch in the bottom half of the frame, pitching the last two innings to earn the win. The sophomore allowed one run in two innings, striking out five batters and walking two.
After Waynesburg (1-0, 1-0) scored a run in each of the first two innings, the Rebels took the lead with four runs in the second and one run in the third. The Raiders regained the lead with two in the fourth and four in the fifth. Before Robinson’s two-run homer in the sixth, Seton-La Salle scored three in the bottom of the fifth.
Trey Rohanna led Waynesburg with three hits — two singles and a double — and two RBI, while Nick Zator hit two triples and knocked in two runs.
Fort Cherry 14, California 0: An 8-run seventh inning capped a 14-0 victory by Fort Cherry over California in a Section 1-AA game.
Hunter Terpack went 3-for-4 with two doubles and 4 RBI for the Rangers (2-0, 2-0). Max Paterni went 3-for-3 with 3 RBI and Blake McElheney, Mark Parmigiani and Jacob Tkach each had a double.
California is 1-2, 1-1 in the section.
Bentworth 15, Mapletown 8: Bentworth knocked 15 base hits, including exemplary performances from Jacob Maimone and Justin Kisner, to outscore visiting Mapletown 15-8.
Maimone hit a double and a two-run home run, totaling three RBI on the day, and Kisner went 4-for-4 with two RBI.
After Bentworth (1-2) put up 11 runs in the first three innings of the non-section contest, Mapletown battled back to scored eight in the following three innings. Bentworth then put the game out of reach when the Bearcats scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Dylan Rush and Chuck Lash both hit doubles for the Maples (0-2).
Isiah Russell was the winning pitcher for the Bearcats, tossing three scoreless innings with four strikeouts.
Belle Vernon 13, McGuffey 3: In Belle Vernon’s season-opener, Max Gauden pitched and hit the Leopards to a 13-3 mercy-rule win over Section 3-AAAA opponent McGuffey.
After the Leopards started the season with three postponements, Gauden didn’t allow an earned run in four innings to earn the win. The junior gave up three hits and three unearned runs, walking no batters and striking out three.
Gauden also led the Belle Vernon (1-0, 1-0) offense, hitting one of the team’s two doubles. Joe Sabolek knocked the other double for the Leopards.
Without scoring in the first two innings and falling behind 1-0, the Leps scored six runs in the third, four in the fourth and three in the fifth.
Lane Wilkerson took the loss for McGuffey (0-1, 2-2), striking out one and walking two.
South Fayette 8, Hopewell 5: After trailing 5-3 heading into the bottom of the third inning, South Fayette exploded for five runs, which was all the Lions needed as they coasted to an 8-5 win over Hopewell.
Hopewell scored two runs in the top of the first before South Fayette (1-0, 1-0) answered back to take the lead with one in the first and two more in the second. The Lions were able to outscore Hopewell (1-1, 3-4) despite being outhit 10 to eight.
Tyler Bedillion led the Lions on the mound, striking out two batters in five innings.
Charleroi 10, Frazier 9: In a back-and-forth, extra-inning contest, Charleroi came out on top against Frazier, 10-9, to remain undefeated.
Frazier (1-1) took a 5-0 lead after the first two innings, but the Cougars took the lead with six runs in the third inning. The Commodores scored two in the fourth to retake the lead, but the Cougars answered back with two runs of their own. Frazier scored two runs again the next inning, and Charleroi (4-0) scored one to tie the game at 9-9.
The Cougars won the game on an eighth-inning walk off.