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Latrobe grad Pagliei garners PSAC pitcher of week honors

Bill Beckner Jr.
| Monday, March 5, 2018, 4:06 p.m.
Latrobe's Ashley Pagliei pitches during a softball game at Hempfield on Friday, April 22, 2016. Hempfield won 7-1.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Latrobe's Ashley Pagliei pitches during a softball game at Hempfield on Friday, April 22, 2016. Hempfield won 7-1.

Former Latrobe pitcher Ashley Pagliei didn't waste any time giving the rotation at Pitt-Johnstown a boost.

The freshman was named PSAC Central Division Pitcher of the Week after she picked up her first collegiate win over the weekend. Pagliei tossed a complete-game five-hitter, allowing one earned run with three strikeouts in a 2-0 loss to Georgian Court in Clermont, Fla.

It was a strong debut for a core of Westmoreland-area players at UPJ.

Freshman Olivia Porter (Southmoreland) went 3 for 4 with one RBI, and freshman Ali Belgiovane (Hempfield) drove in a run as the Mountain Cats opened the season with a 6-5, 8-inning loss to Urbana.

In all, there are six Westmoreland-area players on the UPJ roster. The others are freshman Bree Ginther (Penn-Trafford), freshman first baseman Stacey Walling (Hempfield) and senior pitcher Melissa Wagner (Greensburg Salem).

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at bbeckner@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BillBeckner.

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