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May 6, 2013

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Shenango High pitcher Evan Kendall was tough to solve Saturday.

Kendall tossed a complete-game shutout to lift the Wildcats to a 4-0 nonsection home baseball win over Union.

Kendall (2-2), just a freshman, gave up three hits with a walk and four strikeouts. He added two hits as well.

“Evan has been doing that all season for us,” Shenango coach Mike Othites said. “He’s pitched in some big situations for us and I’m real pleased with how he’s pitched this year.”

Othites was impressed at how well Kendall kept the Scotties (11-5) off balance.

“He doesn’t walk anyone, he throws strikes and he mixes his pitches well; that’s what he did well on Saturday,” Othites said. “Union is a good hitting team and it was a good win for us.”

Shenango tallied six hits as a team. Vince Turco posted two RBIs with a two-run double with the bases loaded in the third inning.

The Wildcats (9-9) scored a run in the first and three more in the third.

Carrington Bell took the loss. Bell worked three innings, allowing four hits and four earned runs with five walks and three strikeouts.

Playoffs on line

in Section 5-AA


Neshannock and Laurel will battle at 4 p.m. today on the Spartans’ home field for a trip to the WPIAL Class AA playoffs.

The Lancers (8-5 section, 11-5 overall), the two-time district Class A champs, moved up to double-A this season. Neshannock must win to clinch third place and a berth in the WPIAL playoffs. If Laurel (8-4, 8-6) wins, the Lancers are eliminated and the Spartans advance.

Laurel could still secure a postseason bid if Neshannock wins today by knocking off Beaver Falls (3-9, 3-11) tomorrow. If that scenario plays out, both the Spartans and Lancers would reach the WPIAL playoffs by virtue of splitting the season series.

The WPIAL is expected to announce the baseball pairings Friday.

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