Glynn Academy’s baseball team solidified its Sweet 16 spot on Thursday as the Terrors swept Grovetown to advance.

Much like Game 1, where the Terrors tallied 17 hits, they added 10 more in Game 2 to combine for 27 total. Those hits gave the Terrors a 6-3 win after coming back from an early lead by Grovetown.

“I’m just really proud of the guys for the way they competed offensively in both games,” Glynn Academy coach Trent Mongero said. “We swung the bat well up and down the lineup. We had 10-plus hits, I think, in each game, and just really different guys stepping up at different times.”

Blake Wood got the start for the Terrors in Game 2 as he lasted 4.1 innings giving up two runs on one hit while striking out six and walking four batters.

Shaun Munoz came in for relief and pitched the final 2.2 innings. He gave up just one run on two hits while striking out four batters.

“Blake threw very well in Game 2, and Shaun does what he does. It was just a complete team effort. We had numerous guys stepping up in different ways, and it was just a lot of fun. So we’re looking forward to heading to the Sweet 16 next Wednesday.”

Munoz came in for relief in both games for the Terrors on Thursday. Mongero said that’s what his role was initially supposed to be, but due to some injuries, he ended up starting.

Now that they’re playing doubleheaders in the state playoffs, Munoz is back to being the closer. With such a unique throwing style, it seems he could be an asset for the Terrors as the playoffs continue.

“Our goal is to change his role back to more relievers like he did tonight,” Mongero said. “We’ll probably maintain that going forward, but he’s certainly a guy that it’s nice to give him the ball and know he’s going to compete his rear end off — just like the other guys are. He’s got that little extra difficult release point that kind of gives most teams fits.”

Tom Echols continued his strong performance from the first game at the plate as he went 2-of-3 in Game 2 with two RBI. Gus Gandy also went 2-of-3 at the plate and collected one RBI. Tyler Motos went 2-of-4 at the plate with one RBI as well.

The Warriors struck first as they scored off a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first. Glynn tied it up 1-1 after Gandy scored on an error.

The Terrors offense got rolling in the fifth as they scored three runs. Wood led off the inning off with a single, followed by a single from Tyler Devlin.

Joe Cutia hit a one-out single, and then Spence Hartman got intentionally walked. Echols hit a single to score Devlin and Cutia to make it 3-1. Gandy singles it to score Hartman and add another run.

Grovetown added two runs in the bottom of the

SEWICKLEY – Dropping down to Class A and into a new section, South Side’s softball team faced a lot of uncertainty heading into the season.

So far, the Rams don’t have much to worry about, though. They’re 4-0 overall and 3-0 in Section 1 after Wednesday’s 30-0 win at Sewickley Academy. Entering the game, South Side had outscored its foes, 30-2. That differential increased significantly against the Panthers (0-4 overall and section).

“We didn’t get to play at all last year and that would have been our first season in Single-A. Coming in this year, we didn’t know any of the teams or any of the players. Some of the girls, here and there, knew some girls from travel teams. But, we’re unsure of most of them,” South Side coach Amy Pieto said. “I think the girls are having a lot of fun and that’s great.”

Sewickley Academy's Kat Allen (right) jumps to attempt to catch a wild throw while South Side's Sage Tellish (left) ducks during the third inning Wednesday evening at Frick Field in Sewickley.

The Rams were a perennial playoff team in Class 2A. They hope to continue that tradition in Class A.

“We’re just trying to stick to it and get as far as we can and playing hard,” South Side shortstop Ashely Trillow said.

The team’s hot start has it ranked among the WPIAL’s top squads.

“It’s exciting. It’s just a start to our journey,” South Side pitcher Laney Lewis said. “The team chemistry is amazing. We all get along really well. It’s a lot of fun.”

South Side’s red-hot offense has produced at least nine runs in all four of the team’s games.

“It feels good,” Trillow said. “We’ve been practicing a lot and hitting a lot in practice, trying to get as many swings in as we can. I feel like we’re a pretty good team and we’ve very close. We just try to hype each other up as much as we can.”

South Side's Grace Woodling (3) recoils after being hit by a pitch thrown by Sewickley Academy's Maddy Miller during the first inning Wednesday evening at Frick Field in Sewickley.

Trillow led the way at the plate against Sewickley Academy. She had three doubles and a single and drove in four runs. Lewis swatted three singles and drove in five runs, while Lily Shychuck had three singles and an RBI. Josie Patoksy tripled and doubled and drove in three runs in the squad’s 18-hit attack.

“We have hitters throughout our lineup, which is good,” Lewis said. “If somebody is down, we pick each other up somewhere else in the lineup.”

The Rams don’t appear to have many weaknesses at the plate, which bodes well for the squad’s goal of winning a section championship, making a deep playoff run and returning to a WPIAL title game for the first time since 2017.

“We all have our moments where we don’t do as great, but I feel that we lift each other up and everyone gets on the same page and we start doing well,” Trillow said. “I think it’s all about teamwork with us.”

Lewis struck out nine as the game was halted after three innings. She’s teamed with Madi Fischer to give South Side two strong options in the pitching circle this year.

South Side's Laney Lewis pitches to Sewickley Academy's Kat Allen during the second inning Wednesday evening at Frick Field in Sewickley.

“Laney does a great job every time she’s