Stokes’ first career hits help Pirates finally solve Reds

Stokes’ first career hits help Pirates finally solve Reds
By JOHN PERROTTO Associated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Troy Stokes Jr. drove in runs with each of his first two major league hits, JT Brubaker pitched six strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-2. Two days after making his debut, Stokes hit an RBI single in the fourth inning and doubled in a run in the eighth. Brubaker allowed one run on five hits as he won for the first time in four starts. The Pirates had lost eight striaght games to the Reds. Cincinnati’s Jesse Winker had a home run and two doubles.

High School Baseball & Softball Schedule: May 11, 2021

BASEBALL

Section 2 (4A)
4:00 pm Ambridge at Quaker Valley
4:00 pm Beaver Area at Central Valley
4:00 pm Blackhawk at New Castle
Section 1 (3A)
4:15 pm Ellwood City at Mohawk
4:00 pm Freedom at Hopewell
Section 2 (2A)
4:30 pm Aliquippa at South Side Beaver
6:30 pm Aliquippa at South Side Beaver
4:00 pm Riverside at Shenango
Section 1 (1A)
4:00 pm Western Beaver at Union
Section 3 (1A)
3:45 pm Sewickley Academy at Leechburg
Non-Conference
4:30 pm West Allegheny at Avonworth

SOFTBALL

Section 4 (5A)
4:00 pm Trinity at West Allegheny
3:30 pm Western Beaver at Moon
Section 3 (4A)
4:15 pm Hopewell at Beaver Area
Section 2 (3A)
4:15 pm Ellwood City at Beaver Falls
3:45 pm Quaker Valley at Keystone Oaks
Section 1 (2A)
5:15 pm Chartiers-Houston at Our Lady of Sacred Heart
Section 4 (2A)
2:00 pm Freedom at New Brighton
4:00 pm Laurel at Riverside
Section 1 (1A)
3:30 pm Rochester at Cornell

Todd Frazier, 2-time All-Star hitting .086, cut by Pirates

Todd Frazier, 2-time All-Star hitting .086, cut by Pirates
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two-time All-Star infielder Todd Frazier has been cut by the Pittsburgh Pirates after hitting .086 in 13 games. The team designated him for assignment Monday. The 35-year-old had just three hits in 35 at-bats with no home runs and four RBIs. The Pirates made the move to open a roster spot for outfielder Ben Gamel, who was claimed off waivers from the Cleveland Indians. The Pirates signed Frazier to a minor league contract after he spent last year’s pandemic-shortened season with the Texas Rangers and New York Mets. The 11-year veteran has a .241 career average with 218 home runs.

Naquin, Barnhart lead Reds to 14-1 rout of Pirates

Naquin, Barnhart lead Reds to 14-1 rout of Pirates
By JOHN PERROTTO Associated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler Naquin homered and drove in four runs, Tucker Barnhart keyed a six-run fourth inning with a two-run double and the Cincinnati Reds rolled to a 14-1 victory over the skidding Pittsburgh Pirates. Naquin’s three-run shot came in the seventh inning, bounced off the right-field foul pole and made it 11-1. He also doubled home a run during the fourth-inning outburst. Barnhart’s double to left-center field was the big blow in the fourth as the Reds snapped a 1-all tie. The Pirates lost for the ninth time in 11 games.

High School Baseball & Softball Schedule: May 10, 2021

BASEBALL

Section 3 (5A)
7:00 pm Moon at West Allegheny
Section 2 (4A)
4:00 pm Central Valley at Beaver Area
4:00 pm New Castle at Blackhawk
4:00 pm Quaker Valley at Ambridge
Section 1 (3A)
4:00 pm Hopewell at Freedom
4:30 pm Mohawk at Ellwood City
7:00 pm New Brighton at Beaver Falls
Section 2 (2A)
4:00 pm Shenango at Riverside
Section 1 (1A)
5:00 pm Cornell at Our Lady of Sacred Heart
7:00 pm Cornell at Our Lady of Sacred Heart
4:00 pm Union at Western Beaver
Section 3 (1A)
4:45 pm Leechburg at Sewickley Academy

SOFTBALL

Section 4 (5A)
7:00 pm West Allegheny at Upper St. Clair
4:00 pm Western Beaver at Trinity
6:00 pm Western Beaver at Trinity
Section 3 (4A)
4:15 pm Hopewell at Blackhawk
Section 2 (3A)
3:30 pm Beaver Falls at Keystone Oaks
5:15 pm Beaver Falls at Keystone Oaks
4:15 pm South Park at Quaker Valley
Section 1 (2A)
5:15 pm Chartiers-Houston at Our Lady of Sacred Heart
Section 4 (2A)
4:00 pm Laurel at Riverside
3:45 pm Mohawk at New Brighton
Section 1 (1A)
4:00 pm Union at Rochester
Non-Conference
3:45 pm Central Valley at South Fayette

Anderson solid, Pirates hold on, end Cubs’ 5-game win string

Anderson solid, Pirates hold on, end Cubs’ 5-game win string
By SARAH TROTTO Associated Press
CHICAGO (AP) — Tyler Anderson pitched eight solid innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates held off the Cubs in ninth 6-5, ending Chicago’s five-game winning streak. Wilmer Difo had three hits and drove in three runs as the Pirates won for just the third time in their last 20 games at Wrigley Field. Held to two runs and four hits by Anderson, the Cubs made it close in the ninth. Chicago scored three times before pinch-hitter Javier Báez grounded out with a runner on second to end it.

High School Baseball & Softball Schedule: May 7, 2021

SOFTBALL

Section 4 (5A)
4:00 pm Moon at West Allegheny
Section 3 (4A)
4:00 pm Hopewell at Montour
Section 1 (2A)
5:00 pm Our Lady of Sacred Heart at Sto-Rox

BASEBALL

Section 3 (5A)
4:30 pm Moon at West Allegheny
Section 2 (4A)
4:00 pm Blackhawk at Central Valley
Section 1 (1A)
3:00 pm Western Beaver at Avella
Non-Conference
5:30 pm Northgate at Our Lady of Sacred Heart

Carter scores career-high 4 goals, Penguins blast Sabres 8-4

Carter scores career-high 4 goals, Penguins blast Sabres 8-4
By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Carter scored a career-high four goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins moved back into first place in the crowded East Division with an 8-4 victory over Buffalo. Jared McCann had a goal and two assists for Pittsburgh. Brian Dumoulin, Sidney Crosby and Kasperi Kapanen also scored for the Penguins. Pittsburgh moved two points ahead of Washington for the top spot in the East. The Capitals, however, have three games remaining. The Penguins have just one, their regular-season finale against the Sabres.

High School Baseball & Softball Schedule: May 6, 2021

BASEBALL

Section 3 (5A)
4:15 pm West Allegheny at Moon
Section 2 (4A)
3:45 pm Ambridge at Montour
5:00 pm Ambridge at Montour
4:15 pm Beaver Area at Quaker Valley
Section 1 (3A)
4:00 pm Beaver Falls at New Brighton
Section 2 (2A)
4:00 pm Laurel at Riverside
Non-Conference
5:30 pm Beth-Center at Our Lady of Sacred Heart
4:00 pm Ellwood City at Shenango
4:00 pm Northgate at Rochester
4:30 pm Western Beaver at South Side Beaver

SOFTBALL

Section 4 (5A)
3:45 pm Moon at South Fayette
Section 3 (4A)
4:15 pm Ambridge at Central Valley
4:15 pm Blackhawk at Beaver Area
Section 2 (3A)
4:00 pm Ellwood City at South Park
7:00 pm Quaker Valley at Avonworth
Section 4 (2A)
4:00 pm Mohawk at Riverside
Section 1 (1A)
4:00 pm Rochester at South Side Beaver

Cronenworth, Padres beat Pirates 4-2 to win series

Cronenworth, Padres beat Pirates 4-2 to win series
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jake Cronenworth hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the sixth inning and the San Diego Padres beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 to take two of three. Mark Melancon pitched the ninth for his big league-leading 11th save. Craig Stammen (2-1) got the final out of the sixth for the win in relief of Yu Darvish. Cronenworth’s go-ahead hit came a half inning after Darvish surrendered a 2-0 lead and was chased with the score tied at 2. Darvish didn’t factor in the decision but struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings while allowing two runs, six hits and one walk.