Augenstein leads varsity baseball to victory over Baldwin, clinches playoff spot

Russell Finelsen, Assistant Editor, Sports Editor

Corey Augenstein pitched a complete game, and the varsity baseball team (6-6, 9-7) beat Baldwin, 7-2, and clinched a playoff spot.

Augenstein only allowed two runs and five hits while striking out nine hitters.

“Corey is Captain America. That’s what I call him. He put the team on his back,” Bethel Park coach Tony Fisher said to the Post-Gazette.

On the offensive side for BP, Bo Williams had three hits. In addition, Joe Zufall and Zac Forsyth had two RBIs. Furthermore, Luke Haley hit a double in the game.

Jon Kozarian hit a double for Baldwin (6-6, 8-6).

BP secured the playoff spot with the win over Baldwin even with identical section records. BP advanced due to their 2-0 season record over Baldwin after a 1-0 win on April 17 and their most recent victory.

BP earned the third and final playoff spot in Class AAAA Section 5. Mt. Lebanon (12-0, 15-1) and Canon-McMillan (9-3, 13-4) got the other two playoff spots in the section.

The win got BP to a .500 conference record. In addition, the team is guaranteed at least a .500 record in all games.

BP’s latest victory over Baldwin ended their section schedule for the season. However, BP still has two non-conference games left. BP will face Chartiers Valley at home on May 5 at 4 p.m. Then, in the season finale, BP will travel to McKeesport for a game against the Tigers on May 7 at 4 p.m.

Good luck to the Black Hawks as they aim to win their last two games.