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Colleges notes: Pitt-Greensburg softball players named all-conference

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Thursday, May 16, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

Six players — five freshmen and one sophomore — from the Pitt Greensburg softball team have been chosen for the All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference teams.

Catcher Abigail Dygert and second baseman Morgan Russo, both freshmen, were named to the first team.

Freshman outfielder Caitlin Tobin, a Hempfield High School product, was chosen for the second team, and freshman pitcher Megan Uher, freshman outfielder Emily Banner and sophomore designated player Marley Lafferty were included on the third team.

Dygert batted .349 and led the AMCC with five triples; Russo batted .375 and led the league with 14 doubles; and Tobin paced UPG with a .418 average, 46 hits, 25 runs scored and a .480 on-base percentage.

Uher led the Bobcats on the mound with a 2.04 ERA, 13 complete games and 110 strikeouts in 113 13 innings; Banner batted .353 and led the AMCC with a school-record 29 stolen bases; and Lafferty batted .322 and compiled a pitching record of 6-4 with a team-leading eight relief appearances.

• Carrie Maier, who attended Greensburg Salem High School, and Sarah Swettlen, a Hempfield product, were named to the all-Presidents' Athletic Conference second team in softball.

Maier, a junior pitcher at Waynesburg, posted an 11-10 record with a 2.36 ERA this season. Swettlen, a freshman outfielder, led St. Vincent in batting average (.368), slugging percentage (.737) and extra-base hits (11).

• Four softball players at Seton Hill were named to the all-West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honorable mention list. They are third baseman Brandi Piccolino, shortstop Taylor Swatsworth, pitcher/outfielder Christine Henderson and catcher Alex Alicea.

• Gannon freshman catcher Alyssa Bates, a Hempfield graduate, was named to the all-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference softball first team. She batted .364 with five home runs and 25 RBI.

SHU lacrosse falls in NCAAs

Playing in its first NCAA Division II tournament, the Seton Hill men's team dropped a 16-13 decision to Limestone in a first-round South Region game in Gaffney, S.C.

The Griffins trailed by two goals with about 2 minutes remaining but couldn't overcome the deficit, ending their season 12-4. Matt Delmonico, Dylan Lefebvre and James Delaney scored three goals apiece for Seton Hill.

UPG pitcher tough in defeat

Pitt-Greensburg's Steven Anderson, who attended Hempfield High School, pitched 7 23 shutout innings before La Roche broke through for a 2-0 victory that ended the Bobcats' season with an 18-23 record.

Baseball camp set

The Westmoreland County Community College Summer Baseball Camp for players ages 7-12 will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 10-14 at the college. WCCC coach Mike Draghi will direct the camp, which will offer instruction in skills, drills, conditioning and competition. The cost for Westmoreland County residents is $155, which includes materials, lunch and t-shirt. Registration can be made by calling 800-262-2103.

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