West Allegheny Baseball Edges Hampton to Reach PIAA Tournament
While the Class 5A Baseball Championship Game was being played out at Wild Things Park on Wednesday night, the consolation game between West Allegheny and Hampton was taken place right next door at Washington & Jefferson’s Memorial Field to see who the final team would be to advance to the PIAA tournament.
After suffering only its second loss of the season in the WPIAL semifinals, West Allegheny with a 6-5 victory against Hampton to extend their season.
The Indians scored the winning run in the bottom of the fifth when freshman Adam Crawford scored on a wild pitch.
Offensively for West Allegheny, junior Shea Downing went 2 for 3 with three RBI and classmate Evan Ferretti belted a home run.
For Hampton, junior Burke Camper went 2 for 4 with two RBI.
Hampton’s season ends with a 16-6 record. West Allegheny improves to 14-2 and will play Cathedral Prep out of Erie, PA in the PIAA first round on Monday.