Get the brooms! Hawks sweep Panthers


Tyler Krchmar

Evan Holewinski takes the mound in game vs. Connellsville on April 25, 2022.

Dinari Clacks, Staff Writer

Bethel Park versus Upper St. Clair is a naturally made rivalry with both schools being mere minutes away from one another. This boiled over to Boyce Mayview Park on Monday night and at Perky Tuesday afternoon. The section foes faced off in a two-day series with immense seeding implications.

As the sun set over the USC Rec Center, both teams itched for the first pitch. The stands and fence line were filled with parents and students.

On the bump for the Hawks was their ace in senior Evan Holewinski, but Holewinski’s impact was not limited to the mound as in his first at-bat he cracked a two-run bomb to give the Hawks the early lead.

Holewinski then protected this lead by throwing all seven innings striking out nine and giving up zero runs.

The Hawks added one more run to make the score 3-0 through some crucial hitting from seniors Coby Goelz and Nate Vargo, who both had two hits on the night.

While the pitching Monday night was a one-man show, Tuesday was the exact opposite but with a similar result.

Senior Evan Lejune started on the bump for the Hawks before being relieved in the fourth after four scoreless innings and two strikeouts.

Junior Jack Edner replaced Lejeune giving the Hawks one-and-two-thirds innings before Sebastien Schien closed up the game.

But the Hawks were nowhere near one-sided Tuesday night as the bats were working.

Going into the fourth with no runs, Senior Coby Goelz smacked a two-run bomb to open the scoring for the Hawks.

Sophomore Ryan Petras added a double before scoring the game-winning run in the seventh.

Chalus and Holewinski also contributed both recording two hits on the afternoon as the Hawks walked it off 3-2 against the Panthers, sweeping the series.

The Hawks now stand at 4-3 on the year and are climbing the section standing every week. Their next contest is away Tuesday, April 11 against rivals South Fayette at 4 p.m.