Joey Pusateri will major in film and television when he begins college at DePaul University in Chicago this fall. If Pusateri is searching for a movie idea, all he will have to do is look back on a warm, late-May evening his senior season. It was the night his hit gave his school its first WPIAL championship. With one out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning, Pusateri — who had only five hits all season — lined a 3-2 pitch to right-center field that scored Ta
It was the era of bell-bottomed pants and 45-cent per gallon gasoline.
It was 1974 — the last time North Hills made the WPIAL baseball finals.
It was so long ago that West View Park was still around.
But North Hills is headed to Washington's Wild Things Park Wednesday for the Class 5A finals against Mars at 5 p.m.
The Indians (19-3) qualified for the championship game with an 11-4 victory over West Allegheny Thursday night in the semifinals.
“It's been a blast,” six
Every player on North Hills’ roster knew the stakes entering the playoff game Tuesday against Franklin Regional. Blame social media, coach Randy Miller said after the game. It had been 11 years since the Indians previously won a playoff game. But thanks to a burst of runs in the first inning, in addition to a strong game on the mound by senior pitcher Joey Pusateri, North Hills now can wave goodbye to that drought. North Hills scored four runs in the opening inning and cruis
It was a long wait, 44 years in fact, since North Hills last made it to the WPIAL baseball semifinals back in 1974. The Indians didn't wait long at all to cement their spot in the title game. North Hills scored early, poured on the runs late and defeated West Allegheny, 11-4, in a WPIAL Class 5A semifinal at North Allegheny. North Hills will take on Mars in the title game at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Wild Things Park. “Were not done yet,” said North Hills coach Randy Miller. “This
North Hills Indians Varsity put up four runs in the first on its way to a 7-1 victory over Franklin Regional on Tuesday. The big inning was thanks to a single by Garret Barto, a groundout by Tanner Schmitt, and a double by JT Mazula. North Hills Indians Varsity got on the board in the first inning when Barto singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Joey Pusateri got the win for North Hills Indians Varsity. He allowed two hits and one run over seven innings,
West Allegheny scored three runs in the fifth inning, but North Hills Indians Varsity still won 11-4 on Thursday. Austin Hendrick and Shea Downing each had RBIs in the frame. North Hills Indians Varsity secured the victory thanks to six runs in the fifth inning. Steven Miller, JT Mazula, Alex Glatz, and Jordan Pitchford all drove in runs in the frame. In the first inning, North Hills Indians Varsity got their offense started when Mazula tripled on a 1-2 count, scoring two r
North Hills Indians Freshman stayed in it until the end, but Seneca Valley pulled away late in a 5-4 victory on Friday. North Hills Indians Freshman was down 2-1 in the top of the fifth inning when Jake Rebel singled on a 3-1 count, scoring two runs. North Hills Indians Freshman lost despite out-hitting Seneca Valley nine to seven. Seneca Valley got things moving in the first inning, when an error scored one run for Seneca Valley. Mortier was the winning pitcher for Seneca V
Seneca Valley scored three runs in the fourth inning. Seneca Valley's big inning was driven by singles by Smith and Edkins and a double by Moore. Malak took the win for Seneca Valley. He surrendered one run on four hits over three innings, striking out two. Baer threw one and one-third innings in relief out of the bullpen. Baerrecorded the last four outs to earn the save for Seneca Valley. Jake Rebel took the loss for North Hills Indians Freshman. He allowed seven hits and
FIRST TEAM NAME SCHOOL GRADE POSITION Phil Conti Hampton Senior Infield Alex Miles Fox Chapel Senior Infield Frank Craska Mars Senior Infield Steven Miller North Hills Senior Infield Dawson Porter Armstrong Senior Outfield Jordan Pitchford North Hills Senior Outfield Casey Marshalwitz Hampton Junior Outfield Joey Pusateri North Hills Senior Pitcher Will Bednar Mars Junior Pitcher Burke Camper Hampton Junior Catcher Garret Barto North Hills Senior Designated Hitter See more: h
Even though North Hills Indians Freshman gave up three runs in the third inning, they still defeated Plum 8-5 on Thursday. Miller, Brown, and Gentile each had RBIs in the big inning. Plum got things moving in the first inning, when Miller reached on a dropped third strike. North Hills Indians Freshman pulled away for good with three runs in the third inning. In the third Max Sharp drew a walk, scoring one run, Robert Dickerson singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run, and Jos