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Latrobe Wins in Legion Playoff Opener

Eric Shaffer collected three hits and had three RBI to lead Latrobe American Legion to a 15-3 victory over West Hempfield Saturday in Game 1 of the District 31 playoffs.

Game 2 of the series is at 1 p.m. today at West Hempfield's Lint Field.

Latrobe broke open a close game with a six-run third inning. Latrobe banged out 16 hits, including a double by Shaffer and triples by Ben Emminger and Zack Kenly.  "We squared some balls up well," Latrobe manager Jason Bush said. "We jumped on them early and we kept them at bay. Max (Henry) also had a good game." Henry struck out 13 and walked only one in six innings.

» Bushy Run 6, Hempfield East 5 — Nick Bergamasco hit a solo homer in the third inning to snap a 3-all tie, and Bushy Run edged Hempfield East in Game 1 of the best-of-3 series at Hempfield Area High School.

Game 2 is at noon today at Penn-Trafford.  Al Olesko was the winning pitcher. He scattered 11 hits.

Ryan Bills had three singles for Hempfield East.


• Murrysville 9, Irwin 3 — Josh Staniscia pitched five strong innings and also went 4 for 4 with three runs scored to lead Murrysville to a 9-3 victory over Norwin in Game 1 of their best-of-3 District 31 playoff series.  Nick Hoffman went also 2 for 3 with an RBI to lead the Eagles' 15-hit attack.  Game 2 will be played at noon today at Norwin High School.

• Greensburg 18, Kiski Valley 7 - John Szmed banged out three hits, including two doubles, and Dan Zerbini had three hits as Greensburg pounded out 17 hits in Game 1 of its best-of-3 series.  Game 2 is at 10:30 a.m. today at Greensburg Salem High School.  Tyler Garrone had four hits, including a home run and double, for Kiski Valley.  Steve Tucci and Ben Yasika each hit doubles to support winning pitcher Nate Sphon.  Greensburg scored at least one run in the first six inning