A five-run fifth inning and another strong start by Gerrit Cole propelled the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday afternoon in front of a sellout crowd at PNC Park.
Even after the graduation of past blue chip prospects like Gregory Polanco and Gerrit Cole, and injuries to future blue chippers like Jameson Taillon and Nick Kingham, the Pirates are still considered to have one of the upper-echelon farm systems in baseball.
Penguins acquire Kessel from Toronto in multi-player trade
The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forwards Phil Kessel and Tyler Biggs and defenseman Tim Erixon from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Kasperi Kapanen, Nick Spaling, Scott Harrington and a 2016 third-round draft pick.
With Steelers veterans like Troy Polamalu, Jason Worilds and Ike Taylor all retired, there are several positions that may not be decided until the team hits Latrobe for training camp in a couple weeks.
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Franklin Regional sophomore Spencer Lee has a chance to be considered the best wrestler the WPIAL has seen since his hero, Cary Kolat, won four state titles with an undefeated record of 137-0 at Jefferson-Morgan in the early 90’s.