Augenstein leads BP to upset over Hempfield in first round of WPIAL baseball playoffs

Russell Finelsen, Assistant Editor

Corey Augenstein pitched a complete game, and the varsity baseball team upset Hempfield, 3-0.

The game was played at Gateway High School on May 14.

Augenstein pitched all seven innings and gave up no runs. He struck out 13 batters and only gave up seven hits in the game. He also only walked three, and earned the win.

#13 BP (12-7) was led offensively by Jon Scarsella, who had a double in the game.

#4 Hempfield (14-7) could not generate offense. And, even when they did get hits, they could not score their runners.

Matt Tarabek pitched for Hempfield. He pitched five innings, struck out three, and walked none. He also only allowed three runs; however, the damage was already done.

This was Tarabek’s first loss of the season.

The game was scoreless in the first three innings of play. However, in the top of the fourth, BP got on the board with their first run. They later scored two insurance runs in the top of the sixth.

BP generated three runs, but only had four hits. Scarsella had one of the hits.

Hempfield had a whopping four errors in the game, leading to BP’s runs. On the other hand, BP only committed one error.

BP advances to the second round of the playoffs. Their next opponent is Fox Chapel. They will square off on May 18 at 4:30 p.m. at West Mifflin High School. Hempfield is out of the playoffs.