Baseball: Daniel Pobereyko does it all for Bishop Noll; Wheeler cruises to rout
By Brian Gertsch Post-Tribune correspondent May 23, 2013 11:04PM
Bishop Noll's Daniel Pobereyko (left) is congratulated by teamate Anthony Fundukian after Pobereyko threw a strikeout to end the first inning against Whiting during the Whiting baseball sectional game held at Oil City Stadium in Whiting on Thursday May 23, 2013. | Charles Mitchell~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: June 25, 2013 6:35AM
WHITING — After being postponed a day, thanks to inclement weather, Class 2A Sectional 33 got underway with a doubleheader Thursday evening.
In the nightcap, Bishop Noll topped Whiting 9-1.
Whiting struck first on an RBI single from A.J. Veloz.
Matt Dvorscak for the Oilers gave a nice pitching performance early, and finished with six strikeouts.
Bishop Noll broke the game open in the fourth inning when starting pitcher Danny Pobereyko cranked an RBI double to the gap in left-center to tie the game 1-1. Noll took the lead 3-1 in the fourth when Angel Figuera brought in Poberereyko on a single. The Warriors added two more runs in the fifth inning.
The Noll bats came alive in the sixth as the Warriors scored four runs in the inning. The frame was highlighted by Larry Crisler’s triple. He scored on the play on a throwing error.
The player of the evening was without a doubt Pobereyko, who got it done every way he could. He finished with three RBI and nine strikeouts as he tore through the Oilers lineup.
As Bishop Noll looks to defend its sectional title, the Warriors advance to play Wheeler on Friday.
The Bearcats absolutely dominated Bowman Academy in Game 1, winning 29-1.
The game got out of hand early as the Bearcats scored five runs in the first inning. Wheeler (14-13) looked great in the opening frame, only to top that by plating 18 runs in the third. The entire Bearcats lineup came around to bat twice and they sent 24 batters to the plate total in the third inning.
Wheeler got a very impressive pitching performance from freshmen Jake LaFever, who pitched a complete game and finished with 10 strikeouts. Riley Smith had a terrific night at the plate, going 4-for-4 with two doubles and a triple.