Hawks sweep the week beating two rivals

Dan Del Bene , Staff Writer

The week of April 19 featured the most important set of games thus far in the boys baseball season. The week started off fast with a back-to-back series against Peters Township.

Game one was a pitcher’s duel as sophomore Evan Holewinski threw five innings with zero earned runs and five K’s. David Kessler had two hits and Bo Conrad had a huge two-RBI single to break the game open from a 1-1 tie.

Cody Geddes came in with a two-K’s save to secure the first win of the series 4-1.

Game 2 was a night game at Peterswood Park. Another win by the Hawks would eliminate the Indians from section title contention.

On the mound was ace and Kent State commit Eric Chalus, Jr. who had another strong start. He pitched six great innings totaling nine K’s against one of the most explosive offenses in the WPIAL.

The Hawks broke through with two huge innings putting up big numbers on the scoreboard. David Kessler, Eric Chalus, and Ray Altmeyer had three hits each. John Chalus had two hits and both Altmeyer and Kessler had two RBI’s each.

Nate Vargo came in for the close finishing off Peters sweeping them with a 9-4 win.

This was the first time in many years that the Hawks were able to sweep the season series against Peters Township. BP is a perfect 5-0 in the section at about the halfway mark of the season.

To cap off the week, the Black Hawks played former rival Upper Saint Clair, who is no longer in their section. All areas clicked again for the Hawks as seven scoreless innings were thrown.

David Kessler and Bo Conrad had two hits each. Bo Conrad, Ben Hudson, Nate Vargo, and Shane Hamel all contributed RBI’s.

The final was 6-0 as the boys baseball team was on a tear winning all three games for the week.

The Hawks are now 11-2 on the season at about the midway point of the season. As they stay undefeated in the section, series against Thomas Jefferson and Albert Gallatin are coming up to wrap up the season.