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Saturday, May 14
2011 Varsity Schedule
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4/1 VS New Brighton Area (W15-0)
4/7 VS Ambridge @ Park Field (W 10-0) 
4/9  AT New Castle (L 3-0)
4/11 VS Central Valley 4:00PM (W 7-3)
4/13 AT Hopewell Senior 4:00PM (W 5-3)
4/18 AT Beaver Area 4:00PM (W8-5)
4/20 West Allegheny 4:00PM  (W 6-2)
4/26 VS Moon Area 4:00PM  (L 6-1 in 8 innings) 
4/27 AT Ambridge HS 4:00PM (W 6-2)
4/29 VS New Castle Senior 4:00PM (W 15-9)
5/2  AT West Allegheny 4:15PM  (W3-0)
5/5 VS Hopewell Senior 4:30PM (W 13-5)
5/9 AT Moon Area 4:00PM (W 7-1)
5/11 VS Beaver Area 4:00PM (W 5-4)
5/12 AT Central Valley 4:00PM (W 7-0)
5/17 AT Pullman Park (Butler) vs. Indiana 7:00PM W.P.I.A.L PLAYOFFS round 1.
5/18 AT W.P.I.A.L PLAYOFFS TBA
5/19 AT W.P.I.A.L PLAYOFFS TBA
5/20 AT W.P.I.A.L PLAYOFFS TBA
5/21 AT W.P.I.A.L PLAYOFFS TBA
5/23 AT W.P.I.A.L PLAYOFFS TBA
5/24 AT W.P.I.A.L PLAYOFFS TBA
5/25 AT W.P.I.A.L PLAYOFFS TBA
5/26 AT W.P.I.A.L PLAYOFFS TBA
5/27 AT W.P.I.A.L PLAYOFFS TBA
5/28 AT W.P.I.A.L PLAYOFFS TBA
5/31 AT WPIAL CHAMPIONSHIP TBA


Friday, April 1
ROUSSEAU, MARTIN, McKAY FOOL NEW BRIGHTON!

Adam Rousseau threw 4 innings of shutout baseball as the Blackhawk Cougars won their exhibition opener against New Brighton 15-0. Nick Martin& Brett Alberti had three RBI and Brendan McKay added two hits. Rousseau, Matt Emge, Tyler Damazo, Brandon Mansell, Tyler Craig, and Joey Lopez, added RBI hits. Brad Szopo made a game changing web gem at third base! Steve O'Hara, Brandon Kearney, had their first varsity hit. Vince Duffy made his first varsity appearance and Jordan Belcastro scored his first varsity run.

Beaver County Times Summary

Blackhawk 15, New Brighton 0 Nick Martin and Brett Alberti each had three runs batted in as Blackhawk (1-0) rolled in four innings. Brendan McKay added two hits and Adam Rousseau allowed two hits in four innings for the Cougars.



Thursday, April 7
McKAYE,DAMAZO, KEARNEY, KICK AMBRIDGE
Brendon McKaye pitched 5 shutout inning. striking out seven  Bridgers in a 10-2 victory over Ambridge. McKay also added two RBI. He is the first freshmen to win a varsity game in Blackhawks history! Tyler Damazo had two hits and two RBI. Brandon Kearney added two hits as did senior Captain Brett Alberti. Matt Emge doubled home two runs in the explosive fifth inning. Tyler Thellman reached base twice and stole a base as did Brandon Mansell.  Steve Ohara also reached base twice.Vince Duffy singled in the winning run.

Monday, April 11
Adam Rousseau and Tyler Latsko pitched well in Section Loss

G.J. Senchak limited Blackhawk to three hits, and struck out two as Blackhawk dropped to 1-1 in Section 1-AAA. Adam Rousseau and Tyler Latsko pitched well in the loss. Brendan McKaye reached base three times for the Cougars.

From the New Castle News:“It was a good statement to make and I’m proud of the guys. This was probably the best game we’ve played in my three years here.” - New Castle coach Paul Malley Jr



Tuesday, April 12
Coach Amalia on MSN

MSA Sports Don Rebel, Sam Hall and Mike Azadian co-host a weekly recap of the WPIAL high school baseball scene with coaching guests Bob Amalia of Blackhawk and Brian Dzurenda of Serra Catholic.



Wednesday, April 13
FROSH McKAY FREEZES HOPEWELL

Freshmen Brandon McKay (2-0) struck out 9 Hopewell batters and added two hits as the Blackhawk Cougars (4-1/3-1) beat the Vikings by the score of 5-3. After a Matt Emge web gem on a bunt, McKay put down 10 Hopewell batters in a row! McKay did not walk a batter. Brandon credited the pitch calling of Coach Boyer and the team defense for much of his success. McKay singled home Brandon Kearney in the first. Tyler Damazo singled home Brett Alberti in the fourth. In the fifth Steve O’Hara and Tyler Damazo added an RBI each, aided by another sacrifice by Brandon Kearny. Tyler Thellman doubled in the seventh; Joey Lopez sacrificed Tyler to third and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Kearny. Tyler Craig also added a web gem and a single. Nick Martin also singled to lead off the game. Thellman also added a web gem in the sixth inning. Blackhawk batted out of order for the first time in Coach Amalia’s twelve years; although it wasn’t caught by Hopewell or Coach Basile.

Beaver County Times Report:Staff reports

In 12 years of coaching baseball at Blackhawk High School, coach Bob Amalia has won 170 games, six section titles, appeared in the WPIAL finals four times and won one WPIAL championship. Over the years, Amalia has coached many great players.

Brandon McKay is likely to be one of them.

The freshman left-hander allowed just six hits, struck out nine and did not walk a batter as Blackhawk defeated Hopewell, 5-3, Wednesday in a early-season Section 1-AAA showdown.

"For a freshman, he was outstanding," Amalia said. "He threw strikes, has a good fastball, curve and changeup, and never gets rattled. If he keeps progressing, he can be one of the best we've had here."

McKay, 2-0, also had two hits.

Tim Hughes hit a two-run homer in the fourth to tie the game, but Blackhawk went ahead to stay in the fifth, scoring on two bases-loaded walks.

Blackhawk is 3-1 in the section, 4-1 overall. Hopewell is 4-1 in the section, 7-2 overall.



Tuesday, April 19
HEADLINE FROM THE BEAVER COUNTY TIMES

The Blackhawk baseball team did its best work with two outs Monday, and the result was a come-from-behind victory over Beaver in Section 1-AAA.

The Cougars scored five runs over the final two innings - all with two outs - to rally past Beaver, 8-5, and move to 4-1 in Section 1-AAA. Beaver dropped to 1-4.

In the top of the sixth, with Blackhawk down 5-3 thanks in part to a two-run homer by Beaver's Austin Logan, Matt Emge and Brett Alberti drove in runs with two outs. An inning later, Brendan Kearney had a two-run double, and Emge finished his three-RBI day with a run-scoring double.

Tyler Latsko pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings of relief for the Cougars. When Beaver loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the seventh, Latsko got out of the jam with a strikeout and a popup.

NOTES:Tyler Latsko struck out two batters and didn't allow a walk.Tyler Thellman had three hits as did Brendan Kearney. Kearney, Thellman, and Matt Emge made webgems!



Friday, April 22
Beaver County Times Report of Win Over WA

Blackhawk 6, West Allegheny 2 Brendan Kearney hit a two-run home run, and Brendan McKay pitched a complete game to run his record to 3-0 as Blackhawk (6-2, 5-1) won in Section 1-AAA. McKay added two hits, including a solo homer.

Notes: Shortstop Tyler Thellmen (T-N-T ) had two hits, a baserunning gem and web gem! Zack Hilldebrand had a baserunning gem to score his first varsity run. Juniors Tyler Craig and Matt Emge each smacked doubles. McKay struck out eight WA batters. The Pittsburgh Post Gazzette has the Cougars ranked # 2 in the WPIAL with Elizabeth Forward as #1 and Hopewell at #3. MSA has Blackhawk at #3, behind Mars (#2), and Elizabeth Forward.(#1).



Tuesday, May 3
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW Headlines of McKay's Near Perfection

Blackhawk coach Bob Amalia planned to bring his talented freshman along slowly, giving Brendan McKay a cautious introduction to varsity baseball. Maybe he'd be the team's third pitcher? Maybe bat eighth or ninth?

Not so.

"He's my No. 1 pitcher," Amalia said, "and he bats fifth in the order."

That's because McKay hasn't played like a freshman. The hard-throwing left-hander pitched a one-hit shutout Monday against West Allegheny, earning his fourth win and lowering his ERA to 1.03. In 34 innings, McKay has struck out 40 and walked eight.

In his first outing this spring -- a one-inning stint -- he needed just nine pitches to strike out the side.

"I knew he was going to be good," Amalia said, "but I'd be lying if I told you I thought he was going to this good this early."

The 6-foot-1, 165-pounder has a mid-80s fastball and an exceptional curveball, Amalia said. Only twice in 12 seasons has the coach promoted a ninth-grader to the varsity (the other was junior catcher Matt Emge). Blackhawk already was a good team without McKay, but his emergence has helped make the No. 2-ranked Cougars a contender for the WPIAL title.

"This kid has the potential to be the best kid I've ever had," Amalia said. "If he keeps his head on and continues working, he has that potential."

Against West Allegheny, McKay faced only 22 batters -- one above the minimum -- striking out five and walking none. A third-inning infield single prevented the no-hitter.

A two-run homer by McKay in the top of the seventh inning broke a scoreless tie, helping Blackhawk win, 3-0. McKay leads Blackhawk in batting average (.471), home runs (three) and RBI (12).



 Notes:Tyler Thellman, Matt Emge,Tyler Craig, and Tyler Damazo had webgems. Joey Lopez had three and an RBI!Zach Hildebrand scored another run.

Our deepest condolences to the Family of Brandon Mansell on the passing of their / Brandon’s Grandmother.

 Beaver CountyTimes Sports Staff  Report:

Brendan McKay's hot start to his high school baseball career nearly had a perfect addition. The Blackhawk freshman flirted with a perfect game against West Allegheny, striking out five and allowing just a slow roller to go for an infield hit in Blackhawk's 3-0 win.

McKay had to be at his best, as multiple West Allegheny pitchers held Blackhawk scoreless until the seventh. That's when McKay followed up a Brett Alberti one-out single with a home run.

McKay improved to 4-0 and lowered his ERA to 1.03 for Blackhawk (9-2, 8-2 Section 1-AAA). West Allegheny fell to 5-6, 3-6.



Tuesday, April 26
Beaver County Times Report of Moon Extra Inning Loss

Moon Area 6, Blackhawk 1 Daniel Jeffreys and David Knight each plated runs with singles in a five-run ninth inning as Moon (6-4, 5-3) moved to within a game of Section 1-AAA leaders Hopewell and Blackhawk (7-2, 6-2) with a win in a game suspended from Tuesday.



Saturday, April 30
Beaver County Times Report of Win Over New Castle

Blackhawk 15, New Castle 9 Steve O'Hara pitched five solid innings in relief as Blackhawk overcame an early 6-1 deficit to stay tied atop Section 1-AAA. Tyler Craig drove in three runs, and Tyler Thellman homered for the Cougars (8-2, 7-2).



Tuesday, May 3
Times Report of Coach Amalia & Brett Alberti's Honors

Hall of fame Notes: Mom's the word By Bill Allmann

Times Sports Correrspondent

Timesonline.com

The holiday isn’t until next Sunday, but the 36th annual Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame banquet held Sunday night at The Fez sounded a lot like Mother’s Day as inductee after inductee credited their mother.

“My mother is 90, and she still tells me to my players to keep their eye on the ball, throw strikes and make sure they have the confidence to win,” sad Blackhawk baseball coach Bob Amalia, whose High School and American Legion teams have win 515 of 665 games.

“My parents have been married 70 years and couldn’t make the trip here,” said Riverside softball coach Pam McCarty, who has won more than 90 percent of her section games. “But I still talk to them everyday and they ask what time the game is and they tell me they’ll be cheering, “Go Green,” at game time.”

“My mom was the rock of our family,” said New Brighton’s Jai Hill, whose receiving records still stand at Indiana (Pa.) three decades later. “I have to thank my family for getting to where I am today and when I get a chance to talk to kids today, I tell them the importance of family and getting an education.”

“I have to thank my parents for their years of dedication and teaching me to stay positive and never quit,” said Hopewell’s Mike Kozlina, a four-time high school All-Americn before taking his talents to Texas A&M and Pitt, being named the Male Athlete of the Year at Pitt in 1989.

“I’ve used those same principles in life after swimming.”

“My mom was and still is my number one fan,” said Hopewell’s Tim Shaffer, who started racing go-carts at age 10 and is now one of the top Circuit of Champions drivers.

“For 15 years, my mom was the first person I called in the week and the last person I called every week,” said Aliquippa native and former NFL standout Ty Law. “For 15 years, before every game, she’d tell me to get an interception for Mommy.

“I didn’t get one every game but I tried.”

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

Three local high school athletes were awarded scholarships at the banquet. South Side’s Rachel Hilliard was awarded the $1,000 Wright Buick GMC scholarship. Katelyn Sittler of Ambridge and Brett Alberti of Blackhawk were awarded $500 Hall of Fame Past Presidents Scholarships.

COLLEGIANS RECOGNIZED

Riverside graduate Kayla Kelosky was awarded the Dick Kadis award, signifying the college athlete of the year from Beaver County.

Kelosky didn’t start diving until her sophomore year at Riverside but won three WPIAL and one PIAA title in high school. At Clarion University, she was a three-time NCAA Division II national champion and a three-time diver of the year.

Geneva’s Richard Colick received the Geneva Award. He finished his career as the school’s 10th leading scorer with 1577 points and was a there-time NCCAA All-American.

Cory Wagner, a Center graduate, was recognized as Penn State-Beaver’s outstanding athlete, and Isaiah Prince was recognized as the outstanding athlete from the Community College of Beaver County.

Note: Blessed Mother's Day to all the team's Moms and Grandmothers. They must be awesome moms to raise such outstanding youngmen!



Tuesday, May 3
Beaver County Times Report of Win Over Ambridge

Blackhawk 6, Ambridge 2 Brendan McKay broke open a close game with a two-run single in the fifth as Blackhawk (7-1, 6-1) forged a tie with Hopewell atop Section 1-AAA. Jamie Deane and Joe Savage drove in runs for Ambridge (3-7, 2-6).



Friday, May 6
College choice can wait for Blackhawk's Emge
Mike Bires Times Sports Staff Timesonline.com

CHIPPEWA TWP. -- Matt Emge is in no hurry to decide where he'll play college baseball. He's too busy trying to help his team win a WPIAL championship.

But as the regular season heads down the homestretch, interest in Emge continues to grow.He's a junior catcher at Blackhawk who's already receiving a lot of major-college interest. In fact, assistant coaches from Virginia Tech, Stetston, Penn and Youngstown State showed up Thursday at Park Field to watch Emge and his teammates take on Hopewell in a Section 1-AAA showdown.

Emge made sure those coaches went away delighted with what they saw.

In a 13-5 win that all but clinched a playoff spot for the Cougars, who are now 9-2 in section, Emge put on a monstrous performance.

"Matt's great under pressure," Blackhawk pitcher Steve O'Hara.

At the plate, Emge was 3 for 4 with a walk and three RBIs. In his first at bat, he blasted a double that hit off the left-centerfield wall and knocked in Blackhawk's first run. He also stroked a pair of RBI singles later in the game.

Behind the plate, he gunned down two Hopewell runners who wandered too far off base.

"Yeah, I knew those college coaches were here to see me, and it did make me a little nervous," Emge said. "But it also made me focus more. It really made me concentrate on what I was doing."

"He's everything they say he is," Hopewell coach Joe Colella said. "He's going to make someone a good player, no question about it."

As a sophomore, Emge was a promising two-sport athlete. Beside baseball, he also played football and was Blackhawk's starting quarterback. But last summer, Emge decided that he wanted to concentrate on baseball.

So instead of playing football in the fall, he played for the Allegheny Pirates, an elite all-star team comprised of top high school baseball stars in western Pennsylvania. The Pirates' goal is to help their players "get to the next level" by playing before Major League scouts and college coaches.

Hopewell's Matt Rubino, a senior catcher, also played for the Pirates and will play college baseball at Pitt.

"Playing for the Pirates worked out real well," Emge said. "I played pretty well and I got a lot of recognition."

Beside the four schools that scouted him Thursday, Emge has also received interest from Duke, Stanford, Arizona State, Arizona, Notre Dame and Duke.

Emge, who has a 3.9 grade point average, said he'll probably make a decision on college this summer.

"To tell you the truth, I'm not too worried about that right now," Emge said. "All I'm worried about is helping us win. We all want to win a WPIAL championship."

 

From the Post Gazzette

• Matt Emge and Brendan McKay each had three hits and three RBIs as Class AAA No. 2 Blackhawk (10-2, 9-2) raced to a 13-5 victory against visiting Hopewell (11-5, 7-3) in Section 1.

Notes: Tyler Craig also had 3 hits. Zack Hidebrand scored another run and did Brandon Mansell.



Wednesday, May 11
BEAVER COUNTY TIMES ROUND-UP OF WIN OVER MOON
Cox ensured Hopewell remained within striking distance to try and tie Blackhawk at the top of the standings.

Cox singled in Kevin Kahn with two outs in the bottom of the eighth to give Hopewell a 12-11 win over West Allegheny.

Matt Critchlow drove in six runs, four coming on a second-inning grand slam that tied the game at 7-7. Arion Sepp had three hits and Stefan Mrkonja struck out five in six innings to get the win for the Vikings (12-6, 8-4).

Tommy Forse had three hits for West Allegheny (6-8, 4-8).

MORE BASEBALL

Blackhawk 6, Moon 1 Brett Alberti had two hits, and Brendan McKay pitched seven strong innings as Blackhawk clinched a share of the Section 1-AAA championship for the third straight season. It is Blackhawk's 10th straight year in the playoffs. Moon fell to 8-7, 6-6.

Notes: With Moons 5-0 victory over Hopewell The Cougars are sole owners of the section crown!

Zack Hildebrand made another baserunning gem! Matt Emge picked off another runner at secondbase. No one has stolen a base this season with Matt behind the plate. 



Wednesday, May 11
From the Trib: BLACKHAWK NORTH ?

Mercyhurst success has WPIAL roots

Mercyhurst baseball coach Joe Spano said joining the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference has been the best thing to happen to his program.

Because of the Lakers' success, it'd be understandable if the league's other 13 teams weren't as excited.

Mercyhurst (35-10) won the PSAC's West Division this spring for the second time in three years since leaving the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, doing so with a talented crop of WPIAL players.

"It's been a great move to get into this conference," said Spano, whose team moved up one spot to No. 21 in this week's College Baseball Magazine poll. "It's been very competitive, but it's also been a lot more fun."

The divisional top seed opens the PSAC tournament today against East Stroudsburg (25-16). The double-elimination tournament will be at Johnstown's Point Stadium, with the championship set for Saturday.

Slippery Rock, California (Pa.), the defending champion, and IUP round out the West qualifiers. No. 8 Millersville is the top seed from the East Division, followed by Shippensburg, Bloomsburg and East Stroudsburg.

Given the Lakers' local ties, it wouldn't be a bad idea for Spano to organize a bus to transport his players' families from Pittsburgh to Johnstown. Mercyhurst has 10 WPIAL players on their roster, including four from Blackhawk. That point is not lost on Spano, who has had an easier time recruiting since Mercyhurst moved into the PSAC.

"We were never able to recruit the WPIAL as much as we can now," said Spano, whose team is 50-21 against PSAC opponents over the past three years, including a 16-7 mark this season. "We just couldn't convince kids to come up here and play against teams from Michigan and Western Ohio."

Two of those Blackhawk graduates are outfielder Craig Denman and pitcher Ben Rawding. Denman is fourth on the team with a .340 batting average. He also had 22 RBI and has 14 stolen bases in 15 attempts. Rawding, a former WPIAL pitcher of the year, is 4-1 with a 2.41 ERA and 60 strikeouts.

Pitcher Brad Duffy (Vincentian) is also 4-1. Sam O'Neill (North Allegheny) has a 0.49 ERA and leads the team with two saves.

Another part of the Lakers' success is a less-recognizable WPIAL product. Seneca Valley graduate Eric Aschley wasn't a star in high school, stuck behind future Washington Nationals draft pick and N.C. State hurler Cory Mazzoni and Kyle Helisek, now a three-year starter at Villanova.

"I pitched on senior day, that was about it," Aschley said.

This spring, the former backup shortstop and little-used reliever has a 7-1 record with a 1.47 ERA with two shutouts and has allowed just three extra-base hits -- all doubles -- in 55 innings.

"You can tell he's stepped up, and it's been a big thing for us," Rawding said. "He's definitely proven himself."

So has Mercyhurst. In their division-winning seasons, the Lakers swept a doubleheader on the road to clinch the regular-season title, taking down Cal in 2009 and Slippery Rock at the end of April.

"For it being our first three years in the PSAC, I think we've done pretty well," said Denman, whose team was the tournament runner-up in 2009 and is 3-3 in PSAC tournament games. "Hopefully, we're getting a little bit of a reputation."





 



Thursday, May 12
Beaver County Times Round-up of Beaver Win

Two weeks ago, Central Valley was 3-5 and looking like it was going to miss out on the WPIAL playoffs. Today, the Warriors have secured second place in Section 1-AAA and a postseason berth in their inaugural season.

?Central Valley (8-5) turned its season around with five straight wins. The latest came Wednesday with an 8-5 win over slumping Hopewell (8-6).

Even if they lose today to first-place Blackhawk (11-2), the Warriors are guaranteed second place in the section on the basis of the WPIAL tiebreaker system.

Central Valley didn’t waste any time jumping on Hopewell with a three-run first inning. Its lead increased to 8-1 after Matt Bradford’s three-run home run in the fifth inning.

Hopewell, which has lost six of its last eight games, got homers from Stefan Mrkonja and Joe Kunzmann.

MORE BASEBALL

Blackhawk 5, Beaver 4 It appeared that Beaver (3-10) was on the verge of an upset after Austin Logan’s solo homer in the top of the seventh gave the Bobcats a 4-3 lead. But in the bottom of the seventh, Blackhawk rallied on Joe Lopez’s game-winning two-run double.



Saturday, May 14
RANK SECOND MOST OF SEASON COUGARS GET FOURTH SEED

Rank second by the Tribune Review, Pittsburgh Post Gazette ,and the WPIAL own media outlet, MSA Sports the Blackhawk Cougars got a fourth seed for the WPIAL Tournament. They will play Indiana this Tuesday at Pullman Park 7:00PM.

  WPIAL CLASS AAA - 13 TEAMS: MSA Sports 5/12/2011

1) ELIZABETH FORWARD WARRIORS (18-0)

2) BLACKHAWK COUGARS (13-2)

3) MARS FIGHTING PLANETS (14-1)

4) CHARTIERS VALLEY COLTS (14-4)

5) HAMPTON TALBOTS (14-3)

6) MONTOUR SPARTANS (14-4)

7) GREENSBURG-SALEM GOLDEN LIONS (12-4)

8) CENTRAL VALLEY WARRIORS (10-7)

9) THOMAS JEFFERSON JAGUARS (10-6)

10) MOON TIGERS (10-7)

11) HOPEWELL VIKINGS (12-8)

12) BELLE VERNON LEOPARDS (11-8)

13) INDIANA LITTLE INDIANS (8-10)

 

WPIAL baseball playoffs at a glanceBy Chris Harlan, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Saturday May 14, 2011
Class AAA Defending champion: Hopewell The favorite: One year after losses in the WPIAL and PIAA semifinals, Elizabeth Forward is determined to reach the WPIAL championship game behind star pitcher Dan Altavilla. The contenders: The pitcher-catcher combination of freshman Brendan McKay and junior Matt Emge could carry Blackhawk to a second WPIAL title. In Section 4, Mars and Hampton were 13-1, but the rivals must prove their postseason ability. Strikeout pitchers Sam Mersing of Montour and Bryan Leipold of Chartiers Valley could win a game or two for the Section 3 squads. Don't overlook: Moon, which won the 2009 WPIAL title and was runner-up in 2010, has a solid lineup led by shortstop Brett Hoffman, who's headed to Division I Southeastern Louisiana. Prediction: Elizabeth Forward over Mars 

 

 For the brackets: http://www.msasports.net/brackets_base.asp?div=aaa

 



Friday, May 13
ADAM ROUSSEAU NO-HITS CENTRAL VALLEY!
Adam Rousseau (3-1) threw a no-hitter and struck out 4 batters as Blackhawk rolled over Central Valley 7 to 0. Rousseau allowed three base on ball and the Cougars made two errors as only five Cental Valley players reached base..This was Blackhawk's seventh no-hitter in school history! This was the first time Cental valley was no-hit in their school history.Tyler Craig had a clutch rbi double. Brett Alberti, Brenden Kearney,Nick Martin, and Brenden McKay had  RBI singles. Zach Hildebrant score another run. Vince Duffy was batting and senior Shane Newman was in the on-deck circle when the game was called in the sixth inning due to lightning.

Saturday, May 14
Indiana Stats for 2011

Top of bracket occupies first base bench. Gate sale: $6 Adults ~ $4 students ( finals $8 & $5)
First 10 minutes of infield to the team traveling the LEAST distance Souvenir Shirt orders will be taken
Merchandise order forms are available www.wpial.org


WPIAL CLASS AAA First Round:

#1 Elizabeth Forward Warriors (18-0) - BYE

#8 Greensburg-Salem Golden Lions (12-4) vs #9 Central Valley Warriors (10-7) AT Washington & Jefferson College Sports Complex on Tuesday, May 17th at 4:30pm

#4 Blackhawk Cougars (13-2) vs #13 Indiana Little Indians (8-10) AT Pullman Park in Butler on Tuesday, May 17th at 7:00pm

#5 Chartiers Valley Colts (14-4) vs #12 Belle Vernon Leopards (11-8) AT Boyce-Mayview Complex in Upper St. Clair on Tuesday, May 17th at 2:00pm

#2 Hampton Talbots (14-3) - BYE

#7 Thomas Jefferson Jaguars (10-6) vs #10 Moon Tigers (10-7) AT Boyce-Mayview Complex in Upper St. Clair on Tuesday, May 17th at 5:00pm

#3 Mars Fighting Planets (14-1) - BYE

#6 Montour Spartans (14-4) vs #11 Hopewell Vikings (12-8) AT Washington & Jefferson College Sports Complex on Tuesday, May 17th at 7:30pm



   
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