Saturday, May 25, 2019
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NCAA Baseball
Super Regional
Saturday
Wash & Jeff 5
Misericordia 4
(W&J wins series, 2-0)

Friday
Wash & Jeff 8
Misericordia 3

Frontier League
Gateway 8
Wild Things 4

MLB
LA Dodgers 10
Pirates 2

Cincinnati 6
CHI Cubs 5

Washington 12
Miami 10

San Diego 6
Toronto 3

Detroit 9
NY Mets 8

Cleveland 3
Tampa Bay 1

Houston 4
Boston 3

Philadelphia 6
Milwaukee 4

Minnesota 11
CHI White Sox 4

Atlanta 5
St. Louis 2

Colorado 8
Baltimore 6

Oakland 6
Seattle 2

Texas 4
LA Angels 3

Arizona 18
San Francisco 2

W&J Sweeps Misericordia, Returns to College World Series
DALLAS, PA -- Washington & Jefferson (37-11) jumped in front 3-0 in the first inning and never trailed as the Presidents completed a sweep of Misericordia, 5-4, to win the Super Regional and earn a berth in the NCAA Division III College World Series. The first four W&J hitters singled to open the game with James Artale and Adam Moore driving in runs. After a sacrifice bunt, Spencer Howell lofted a sac fly to right to put the Presidents up 3-0. The Cougars (35-13) got on the board in the bottom of the inning with the first of three two-out RBI hits in the game. Tyler Holzapfel singled in Parker Abate who had been hit by a pinch. Another hit batter set the table in the second and Kenny Jarema pulled Misericordia to within 3-2 with a two-out single. The teams traded runs in the fouth. Nick Guercio singled with one out for W&J. Dante Dalesandro followed an out later with a double. Guercio scored on a wild pitch. In the bottom half of the inning, Shane Hughes singled. Billy Kerwein lined to third but the ball was dropped for an error. A sacrifice bunt and Sean Boylan's RBI groundout made the score 4-3. The Presidents used Artale and Moore singles and a wild pitch to score the ultimate game-winning run in the seventh. The Cougars got a gift run in the bottom of the eighth. With W&J closer Clay Martin on the mound and two outs, pinch-hitter Santo Guinta popped up in front of the mound. None of the W&J infielders caught the ball with Guinta ending up at second. After a walk and a wild pitch, Jarema singled home the final run of the game. Martin got a grounder to short and two flyballs to centerfield to end the game, spaking a W&J celebration.

Michael Zito (3-1) got the win, allowing just an unearned run and three hits in relief of the starter Nick Drake. Martin pitched the final three innnings, charged with an unearned run on three hits, one of them the Guinta double that landed 35 feet from home plate. Misericordia starter Tom Jacob took the loss, touched up for four runs, all earned, on eight hits of the first four innings. Dalesandro, Artale, Moore and Joey Bolick each had two hits for W&J in winning an eighth-straight post-season game.

The Presidents will find out Sunday their first-round opponent for the College World Series in Cedar Rapids, IA. Only one of the eight Super Regionals needed the third game as UMass-Boston topped New England College, 6-2, in their decisive game. Babson, Chapman, Birmingham-Southern, Webster, Heidelberg, Johns Hopkins and W&J each won two straight games to advance. Action starts Friday with four games at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The tournament is a two-pool double-elimination format with the pool winners playing in a best-of-three championship series. We'll have all of W&J's College World Series action on WJPA-AM (1450) and Listen Here!

Dodgers Thump Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) - David Freese hit a grand slam off opener Michael Feliz and Cody Bellinger added his 18th homer, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-2 on Friday night. The Pirates gave Feliz his first major league start in 157 career appearances in an effort to address their injury-riddled starting rotation. The move backfired. Feliz recorded just one out and exited after Freese sent a pitch into the first row of seats in right-center field for his fourth homer of the season and third career grand slam. Bellinger, whose 45-game on-base streak ended Wednesday, kick-started another one by hitting a two-run shot in seventh off Geoff Hartlieb. By then the Dodgers had things well in hand. Bellinger finished 1 for 5, and his major league-leading batting average dipped to .389. Walker Buehler (5-1) cruised after being given the early cushion. Buehler worked six innings, allowing one run and five hits. Kevin Newman had an RBI double for Pittsburgh. First baseman Josh Bell, who began the day leading the majors with 47 RBIs, went 1 for 4 but it wasn't nearly enough for the Pirates. Pittsburgh lost its seventh game by at least eight runs when Feliz - named the starter a few hours before first pitch as Pittsburgh scrambles to find answers for a rotation missing Jameson Taillon and Trevor Williams - failed to keep the Dodgers in check. The surprise decision to start Feliz initially threw Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts off balance. He switched his platoon-heavy lineup three times before settling on one he hoped would be effective against the right-handed Feliz and left-handed Steven Brault, who Roberts correctly figured would come in whenever Feliz exited. The tinkering worked. Matt Beatty led off with a single, Max Muncy followed with an RBI double and Justin Turner singled to put runners on the corners. Feliz managed to handle Bellinger but then walked Corey Seager to load the bases for Freese. The speakers at PNC Park briefly blasted Freese's walk-up song, a tribute of sorts to the veteran third baseman who played two-plus seasons in Pittsburgh before being traded to Los Angeles last summer. Freese returned the kindness by ripping a laser just over the fence for his first grand slam since May 17, 2013, while playing for the St. Louis Cardinals. Feliz left for Brault, who gave up two runs while grinding through 5 2/3 innings. Buehler threw 74 of his 99 pitches for strikes and worked his way out of minor trouble in the second and fifth innings to win for the first time in three starts.

WPIAL Baseball/Softball Finals Set
The WPIAL Championship Game match-ups are set. Thursday, the League will announce the times for those plus the PIAA Qualifiers. B
aseball championships are scheduled for Wild Things Park May 28-29. Softball finals are scheduled for Peterswood Park May 29-30.
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WPIAL Finals (Softball / Baseball)
Tuesday, May 28

5A #5 Shaler vs. #6 Laurel Highlands, 2:30 pm at Wild Things Park
1A #1 California vs. Quigley Catholic, 5 pm at Wild Things Park
3A #4 Steel Valley vs. #2 Hopewell, 7:30 pm at Wild Things Park

Wednesday, May 29
1A #1 West Greene vs. #3 Union, 12 noon at Peterswood Park -- WJPA-AM (1450)
3A #6 Keystone Oaks vs. #1 Avonworth, 2:15 pm at Peterswood Park
2A #4 Seton-La Salle vs. #2 Serra Catholic, 2:30 pm at Wild Things Park
5A #10 West Allegheny vs. #4 Connellsville, 4:30 pm at Peterswood Park -- WJPA-AM (1450)
4A #4 Blackhawk vs. #6 Beaver Area, 5 pm at Wild Things Park
6A #1 Penn-Traffod vs. #2 Pine-Richland, 7:30 pm at Wild Things Park

Thursday, May 30
2A #5 Frazier vs. #3 Laurel, 12 noon at Peterswood Park
4A #1 Mt. Pleasant vs. #2 Elizabeth-Forward, 2:15 pm at Peterswood Park
6A ##1 North Allegheny vs. #3 Hempfield, 4:30 pm at Peterswood Park

PIAA Qualifiers
Tuesday, May 28

1A Jeff-Morgan vs. Leechburg, 4 pm at Peterswood Park

PIAA First Round
Monday, June 3

2A #1 Chartiers-Houston at D-10 Champion or D-9 Champion

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Pirates Baseball
WJPA-AM (1450)

May 24-26
Pirates vs.
LA Dodgers
Saturday 6:50 pm
Sunday 12:35 pm

May 27-29
Pirates at
Cincinnati Reds
Monday Game 1 1:45 pm
Monday Game 2 6:45 pm
Tuesday 6:15 pm
Wednesday 12:10 pm
(pre-empted by
WPIAL Championshps)

Wednesday
WPIAL Softball
1A Championship

West Greene vs. Union
(at Peterswood Park)
WJPA-AM (1450)
11:50 am--Listen Here!

WPIAL Softball
5A Championship

West Allegheny vs.
Connellsville
(at Peterswood Park)
WJPA-AM (1450)
4:20 pm--Listen Here!

May 30-June 2
Pirates vs.
Milwaukee Brewers
Thursday 6:40 pm
Friday 6:40 pm
Saturday 3:40 pm
Sunday 12:35 pm

June 4-6
Pirates vs.
Atlanta Braves
Tuesday 6:40 pm
Wednesday 6:40 pm
Thursday 12:10 pm

June 7-9
Pirates at
Milwaukee Brewers
Friday 7:45 pm
Saturday 3:45 pm
Sunday 1:10 pm

June 10-13
Pirates at
Atlanta Braves
Monday 6:55 pm
Tuesday 6:55 pm
Wednesday 6:55 pm
Thursday 11:45 am

June 14-16
Pirates at
Miami Marlins
Friday 6:45 pm
Saturday 5:45 pm
Sunday 12:10 pm

June 18-19
Pirates vs.
Detroit Tigers
Tuesday 6:40 pm
Wednesday 6:40 pm

June 21-23
Pirates vs.
San Diego Padres
Friday 6:40 pm
Saturday 3:40 pm
Sunday 12:35 pm

June 25-27
Pirates at
Houston Astros
Tuesday 7:45 pm
Wednesday 7:45 pm
Thursday 1:45 pm

June 28-30
Pirates at
Milwaukee Brewers
Friday 7:45 pm
Saturday 7:50 pm
Sunday 1:10 pm

July 1-4
Pirates vs.
Chicago Cubs
Monday 6:40 pm
Tuesday 6:40 pm
Wednesday 6:40 pm
Thursday 3:40 pm

July 5-7
Pirates vs.
Milwaukee Brewers
Friday 6:40 pm
Saturday 3:40 pm
Sunday 12:35 pm

July 8-11
MLB All-Star Break

July 12-14
Pirates at
Chicago Cubs
Friday 1:55 pm
Saturday 1:55 pm
Sunday 1:20 pm

July 15-17
Pirates at
St. Louis Cardinals
Monday 7:50 pm
Tuesday 7:50 pm
Wednesday 12:50 pm

July 19-21
Pirates vs.
Philadelphia Phillies
Friday 6:40 pm
Saturday 6:40 pm
Sunday 12:35 pm

July 22-25
Pirates vs.
St. Louis Cardinals
Monday 6:40 pm
Tuesday 6:40 pm
Wednesday 6:40 pm
Thursday 12:10 pm

July 26-28
Pirates at
New York Mets
Friday 6:45 pm
Saturday 6:45 pm
Sunday 12:10 pm

July 29-31
Pirates at
Cincinnati Reds
Monday 6:45 pm
Tuesday 6:45 pm
Wednesday 12:10 pm


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Steelers Football
WJPA-AM (1450)
Saturday, Aug. 17
Steelers vs.
Kansas City Chiefs
5:30 pm

Sunday, Aug. 25
Steelers at
Tennessee Titans
6:00 pm

Thursday, Aug. 29
Steelers at
Carolina Panthers
5:30 pm

Sunday, Sept. 8
Steelers at
New England Patriots
6:20 pm

Sunday, Sept. 15
Steelers vs.
Seattle Seahawks
12:00 noon

Sunday, Sept. 22
Steelers at
San Francisco '49ers
2:25 pm

Mon, Sept. 30
Steelers vs.
Cincinnati Bengals
6:15 pm

Sunday, Oct. 6
Steelers vs.
Baltimore Ravens
12:00 noon

Sunday, Oct. 13
Steelers at
Los Angeles Chargers
6:20 pm

Sunday, Oct. 20
Bye Week

Monday, Oct. 28
Steelers vs.
Miami Dolphins
6:15 pm

Sunday, Nov. 3
Steelers vs.
Indianapolis Colts
12:00 noon

Sunday, Nov. 10
Steelers vs.
Los Angeles Rams
2:25 pm

Thursday, Nov. 14
Steelers at
Cleveland Browns
6:20 pm

Sunday, Nov. 24
Steelers at
Cincinnati Bengals
12:00 noon

Sunday, Dec. 1
Steelers vs.
Cleveland Browns
2:25 pm

Sunday, Dec. 8
Steelers at
Arizona Cardinals
2:25 pm

Sunday, Dec. 15
Steelers vs.
Buffalo Bills
12:00 noon

Sunday, Dec. 22
Steelers at
New York Jets
12:00 noon

Sunday, Dec. 29
Steelers at
Baltimore Ravens
12:00 noon

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