Hawks sweep South Fayette

Look to do the same against Peters


Tyler Krchmar

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

Dinari Clacks, Staff Writer

The baseball season in western Pennsylvania is in full swing as the calendar burns through April. As the weather warms so does the momentum for the Black Hawks baseball team.

Last week, they swept the South Fayette Lions in a two-day back-to-back series one at the nest and the other on the road. This was one of the most highly anticipated games in the section as both teams are slated as favorites not just to claim the section but the WPIAL crown this summer.

The first game was played Tuesday afternoon and Evan Holewinski, the Kent State commit, took the mound for the Black Hawks against South Fayette’s Tyler Pitzer, a South Carolina baseball commit. Both are considered not only top pitchers in the section but all of the Wpial.

Again, Holewinski did more than just pitch in this one hitting another homerun and adding a double and single. His bat wasn’t the only one with success though as the whole team was finding barrels all evening long.

Petras had three hits, Chalus had two, and Vargo, Goelz, and Nuttridge all recorded doubles in the game. This batting onslaught led to a dominant 8-3 win for the Hawks in the first game.

The second game played Wednesday evening was just as thrilling for Hawks fans. Evan LeJeune took the start on the bump for the Hawks and pitched three innings before being relieved by Edner and then Schein.

All three pitchers combined to give up just three runs as Chalus and Goelz both had three hits.

The Hawks swept the series with a 5-3 win against the previously ranked No. 1 team in South Fayette.

The Hawks now move to 4-0 in section play and 6-3 overall on the season. Their next game is another two-game section dual against Peters Township. They will play Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Purkey Field and then again on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Peterswood Park.