With the first PIAA baseball championship in school history, the Bellefonte baseball team has been named the Centre Daily Times Athletes of the Week.
The Red Raiders defeated Susquehanna Township 2-0 on Friday afternoon at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park for the Class AAA title. The program had never been past the state semifinals before this season.
Dom Masullo pitched a complete-game, five-hit shutout in the final, and Tyler Kreger had an RBI single to drive in the winning run.
After starting the year with a 1-7 record, Bellefonte (16-11) got hot at the right time, rolling off nine straight wins and outscoring opponents 44-17. In the PIAA tournament, the Raiders beat Chartiers Valley 2-1, Cathedral Prep 1-0 and Hamburg 5-4 to make it to the championship game.