WPIAL baseball and softball championships, in photos

A dozen Western Pennsylvania high schools hoisted trophies this week as WPIAL baseball and softball teams┬ácompeted for the league’s championship.

North Hills’ Joseph Pusateri (center) is mobbed by teammates after his walk-off single to beat Mars, 3-2, in 11 innings during the WPIAL Class 5A baseball championship on Wednesday, May 30, at Wild Things Park in Washington. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Belle Vernon’s Bailey Parshall celebrates with her teammates after taking the lead against Elizabeth Forward in the Class 4A WPIAL championship game on Wednesday, May 30, at Seton Hill University. Belle Vernon defeated Elizabeth Forward, 5-4. (Antonella Crescimbeni/Post-Gazette)
Avonworth’s Turner Grau reacts after he tagged Brownsville’s Rocco Frisco out at second base during the WPIAL Class 3A baseball championship on Wednesday, May 30, at Wild Things Park in Washington. Brownsville beat Avonworth, 5-2. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Hempfield players swarm Jessica Persin after she hit a walk-off single in the tenth inning to defeat Latrobe, 2-1, in the WPIAL Class 6A championship game on Wednesday, May 30, at Seton Hill University. (Antonella Crescimbeni/Post-Gazette)
Serra Catholic’s Nate Piontka holds his head as Patrick Brennan pats him after they lost to Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, 5-2, during the WPIAL Class 2A baseball championship on Tuesday, May 29, at Wild Things Park in Washington. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Mars’ Mitchell Schultz reacts after he struck out during the WPIAL Class 5A baseball championship on Wednesday, May 30, at Wild Things Park in Washington. North Hills beat Mars, 3-2, in 11 innings. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
South Fayette’s Christian Gabriel (center) and teammates celebrate with the student section after beating Ringgold, 4-1, during the WPIAL Class 4A baseball championship on Tuesday, May 29, at Wild Things Park in Washington. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Frazier’s Reagan Fedrizzi walks back to the bench while Laurel celebrates their WPIAL Class 2A championship win at Seton Hill University Wednesday, May 30, in Greensburg (Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)
Hempfield’s Allison Podkul runs toward home plate after Jessica Persin hit a walk off single in the tenth inning to defeat Latrobe, 2-1, in the WPIAL Class 6A championship game on Wednesday, May 30, at Seton Hill University. (Antonella Crescimbeni/Post-Gazette)
Brownsville’s Dylan Brosky emerges from the bottom of the dog pile with a scream after beating Avonworth, 5-2, during the WPIAL Class 3A baseball championship on Wednesday, May 30, at Wild Things Park in Washington. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Southmoreland’s Hanna Corvin dives for a ground ball against South Park during the WPIAL Class 3A softball championship on Thursday, May 31, at Seton Hill University in Greensburg. Southmoreland beat South Park, 12-1, in 5 innings. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
West Allegheny’s Britney Wilson (center) celebrates with her teammates after beating Thomas Jefferson, 4-2, during the WPIAL Class 5A softball championship on Thursday, May 31, at Seton Hill University in Greensburg. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Mars’ Jack Anderson and Tyler Kowalkowski bobble a foul ball during the WPIAL Class 5A baseball championship on Wednesday, May 30, at Wild Things Park in Washington. North Hills beat Mars, 3-2, in 11 innings. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
West Allegheny’s Natasha Yarowenko cheers in the dugout during the WPIAL Class 5A softball championship on Thursday, May 31, at Seton Hill University in Greensburg. West Allegheny beat Thomas Jefferson, 4-2. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
North Hills’ Garret Barto leaps over ball boy Brantley Evans during the WPIAL Class 5A baseball championship on Wednesday, May 30, at Wild Things Park in Washington. North Hills beat Mars, 3-2, in 11 innings. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Canon-McMillan baseball players celebrate after beating North Allegheny, 2-1, in the WPIAL Class 6A baseball championship on Wednesday, May 30, at Wild Things Park in Washington. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)