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Wednesday September 17 2014
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Pirates send Tabata to Triple-A

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Struggling outfielder demoted in favor of Gorkys Hernandez

The Pirates have optioned struggling outfielder Jose Tabata to Triple-A Indianapolis.


Tabata, in his third Major League season, is hitting .230 with 3 homeruns and 11 RBI in 252 at bats and has had issues defensively.


Outfielder Gorkys Hernandez has been recalled from Indy to take Tabata's place on the Major League roster.


Hernandez is in his second stint with the Pirates, having gone 2-for-10 with two RBI in nine games from May 18 to June 5. In 64 Triple-A games this season, Hernandez has gone 60-for-224 (.268) with 11 doubles, two triples, two homeruns, 25 RBI and 13 stolen bases. He hit .321 (17-for-53) against left-handed pitchers.

I spent three days late last month visiting 18 high schools across the WPIAL. I drove 533 miles, took hundreds of photographs, shook hands with dozens of coaches, athletic directors and principals and climbed way too many stadium steps. I loved every minute of it, of course.
Editor's DeskFeature OneHigh School
Chartiers-Houston got on the winning side for the first time this season with a 21-14 win over visiting Western Beaver in the Week 3 CoGo's Feature Matchup.
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Ringgold knocked the Knoch Knights from the ranks of the unbeatens with a 20-12 win at Joe Montana Stadium on Friday night in the US Steel Game of the Week.
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The Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2014 season ended last Saturday much the same way their season started in the spring. With lots of promise, with much anticipation, but in the end, in a disappointing finish.
Feature FourSports Bites
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Twenty-two WPIAL football teams will have new coaches pacing the sidelines this season, including a few that will be featured in the CoGo's Feature Matchup this season.
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Several of the most coveted recruits throughout the WPIAL have already made their college decisions, most notably Sterling Jenkins of Baldwin. Others, like Central Valley's Jordan Whitehead, are still being recruited.
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Bill Cherpak misses the way it used to be. Back in the 80’s, when the current Thomas Jefferson High School coach was a player at Steel Valley, the recruiting process wasn’t publicized. It was low-key compared to the present.
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The Mon-Valley has put plenty of athletes on Division 1 football teams over the years, including several who made it to the NFL. There are a few Mon-Valley natives playing D-1 ball this season.
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