Pinch-runner Josh Gray scored from second base on an errant pickoff attempt in the bottom of the fifth inning Thursday to provide the winning run for Chartiers-Houston in a 3-2 Section 2-AA victory over Burgettstown.
Ryan Mele picked up the win in the pitchers’ duel, allowing just two hits while striking out nine for the Bucs (3-1, 4-1).
Sam Hockenberry was the hard-luck losing pitcher for Burgettstown (2-1, 3-2) allowing only two hits and striking out seven.
• Tim Fraysier scattered five hits over seven innings, striking out seven, as Avella topped Mapletown, 7-1, in a Section 1-A game.
Santino Paris had a double and three RBI, while Derek Allen also doubled for Avella (1-1, 2-1).
Ben Boone doubled for Mapletown (0-2, 1-4).
• Lincoln Key tossed a three-hitter to help send Washington past Bentworth 6-1 in a Section 2-AA game.
Key struck out three and walked three for Wash High (4-1, 5-3). Jonathan Spina went 3-for-4 with two RBI.
Jake Rothka doubled for Bentworth (1-4, 5-4).
• Phil Pisarcik went 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs and three RBI to help Peters Township take a 10-0 five-inning win from Brashear in Section 5-AAAA.
Tyler Schmidt, Tim Swoop, and Phil Mary each smacked a double for the Indians (2-1, 4-3). Steve Yuran allowed three hits and struck out four.
Mike Zwigart doubled for Brashear (0-2, 2-3).
• Hayden Orler threw a one-hit shutout and Justin Foreman hit a grand slam in South Fayette’s eight-run second inning as the Lions defeated host McGuffey 10-0 in a five-inning Section 3-AAA game.
The win keeps South Fayette (5-3 overall) unbeaten in the section at 2-0. Orler struck out seven and had a no-hitter until McGuffey’s Danny Orr singled in the fifth inning. Logan Sharp had a double for South Fayette.