The Avonworth boys varsity baseball team clinched second place in WPIAL section 3A-2 with a 4-1 home victory over South Side Beaver.
Turner Grau pitched a complete game, giving up only three hits.
South Side took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, scoring an unearned run; they didn’t score again. The Lopes countered with a run of their own, thanks to a Tim Stewart RBI single.
Avonworth took the lead in the third inning when Jax Miller delivered a two-run infield single. Corey Dick followed with an RBI double to the right-center field fence.
The Lopes (8-3, 10-4) close out their season with non-section home games: 4pm Saturday against Serra Catholic, 4:15pm Monday vs. Vincentian Academy, and 4:15 Wednesday (Senior Day), against Our Lady of Sacred Heart.