Baseball: Perfect 10 for unbeaten California

April 16, 2014

Aaron Previsky was 4-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI to power undefeated California to a 14-1 victory over host Bentworth in a six-inning non-section game Wednesday.

California (10-0) led 1-0 in the fourth inning, when it broke open the game by scoring five times. The Trojans added eight more rusn in the sixth inning.

Winning pitcher Garritt Woodburn threw a five-hit complete game. Ronnie Baron had a double for the Trojans and Josh Luko contributed three singles and two RBI.

Losing pitcher Jake Rothka had a double for Bentworth (6-5).

• Jordan Mooney’s single in the bottom of the seventh inning drove in Lincoln Key with the winning run as Washington rallied for a 6-5 victory over Bolivar-Richburg (N.Y.) at Ross Memorial Park.

Bolivar-Richburg is the alma mater of Washington & Jefferson College baseball coach Jeff Mountain.

Bolivar-Richburg broke a 4-4 tie by scoring a run in the top of the seventh inning. Washington (7-3), however, started its comeback by drawing a pair of walks. A single by winning pitcher Connor Bedillion drove in pinch-runner Isiah Perry to tie the score at 5-5.

Mooney followed with his game-winning single.

Bedillion pitched the final two innings, striking out four.

Reston Pettit had a big game for Bolivar-Richburg with a double and triple.

• Bolivar-Richburg scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge Beth-Center, 6-5, at Ross Memorial Park.

Gary Burdick doubled and winning pitcher Stevie Pierce went the distance to earn for Bolivar (4-2).

Tyler Ross and losing pitcher Lane Zekir doubled for Beth-Center (2-6).

• Zach Fodor had a pair of hits and drove in a run as West Mifflin outlasted Belle Vernon, 2-1, in a Section 4-AAA game.

Kyle Oakes earned the win, while Fodor got a save for West Mifflin (5-1, 7-2).

Dylan Peitrantoni took the loss for Belle Vernon (2-3, 6-3), which got doubles from Parker Lynn, Cody Menges and Jordan Zilka.

• Tim Swoope doubled and drove in four runs as Peters Township topped Shaler, 7-0, in a non-section game.

Phil Mary threw five scoreless innings to earn the win for the Indians (7-3), who also got doubles from Phil Piscarcik and Jack Bittel.

Jim Hughes and Justin Eified doubled for Shaler.



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