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High school roundup: No. 2 Hempfield softball team betters top-ranked Canon-McMillan

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Friday, April 5, 2013, 10:12 p.m.
 

In a rematch of the 2012 WPIAL Class AAAA softball title game, Hempfield gained a little revenge over defending champion and top-ranked Canon-McMillan with a 17-6 nonsection victory Friday night.

The Big Macs (2-1) jumped out to a 6-0 lead, but No. 2-ranked Hempfield scored 14 runs on 13 hits in the bottom of the third to take control. Kasey Kolick was 3 for 4, including a grand slam in the third, for Hempfield (3-1). Taylor Bartlow threw a complete game to earn the win and also had a three-run home run in the fifth to seal the mercy-rule victory.

Penn-Trafford 4, Connellsville 2 — Jess Zavolta had three hits, and Frankie Ponziani threw a complete game with five strikeouts to guide Penn-Trafford (3-2, 2-1) to a Section 1-AAAA victory.

Plum 11, Woodland Hills 6 — Jordan Seneca and Ryle Handyside each homered, and Jess Bitsura earned the win as Plum (2-0, 2-0) rolled in Section 2-AAAA play.

Fox Chapel 4, North Hills 3 — Kaylee Pistorius homered, and Isabella Bungo scattered four hits in a complete game for Fox Chapel (1-2, 1-2) in Section 3-AAAA.

Shaler 10, North Allegheny 0 (6 inn.) — Hayley Stedeford had three hits, and Brianna Dobson allowed just two hits in a complete-game victory for Shaler (4-0, 4-0) in Section 3-AAAA.

West Allegheny 8, Ringgold 0 — Brianna Lach struck out six in a complete-game win for West Allegheny (2-1, 2-1) in Section 2-AAA.

Southmoreland 7, Elizabeth Forward 4 — Rikki Brown had three hits, and Briana Bunner homered to lead Southmoreland (3-2, 2-2) to a Section 3-AAA win. Portia McBride took the loss for No. 2 Elizabeth Forward (5-1, 2-1).

South Park 9, Thomas Jefferson 0 — Dana Achille hit three home runs and allowed just two hits in a complete-game victory for South Park (4-1, 4-1) in Section 3-AAA.

Trinity 8, Montour 7 — Olivia Gray had two doubles and three RBI, including a fifth-inning hit that knocked in the game-winning run, as Trinity (1-0, 1-0) won in Section 4-AAA. Stephanie Seibert homered for No. 3 Montour (4-3, 3-1).

Seton-La Salle 10, Avonworth 0 (5 inn.) — Lauren Zola struck out 12 batters and allowed two hits as No. 4 Seton-La Salle (3-0, 3-0) won in Section 1-AA.

Serra Catholic 5, West Greene 4 — Hailey Havrilla had three hits, including a walk-off single in the seventh to lead Serra Catholic (4-1, 3-1) to a Section 2-A win.

Monessen 17, Mapletown 0 (4 inn.) — Shelby Minardi struck out eight en route to a no-hitter for Monessen (3-2, 1-2). She also had three RBI in the Section 2-A win.

Sto-Rox 15, Avella 0 (4 inn.) — Aimee Miller struck out three en route to a no-hitter in leading Sto-Rox (2-1, 1-0) to a Section 1-A win. Kiona Banks homered for the No. 3 Vikings.

Riverview 10, Jeannette 2 — Ashley Bruni and Nikki Anderson each had four hits, and Hannah Larkin threw a complete game to lead Riverview (2-1, 2-0) to a Section 3-A win.

Springdale 20, Ellis School 4 — Shannon Franks had four hits and drove in four runs as Springdale (1-2, 1-2) broke a 34-game losing streak dating to 2010 with a Section 3-A win.

Neshannock 17, Rochester 0 (3 inn.) — Madison Shaffer struck out all nine batters she faced as No. 1 Neshannock (3-0, 3-0) won a Section 4-A contest.

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Hempfield 10, Kiski Area 0 — The No. 2 Spartans (3-0, 2-0) got a home run from Luke Fox and a complete-game two-hitter from Greg Martin in a Section 2-AAAA win. Martin also had four RBI.

Thomas Jefferson 12, Ringgold 4 — In Section 4-AAA, Jared Carranza and Eric Fairman hit grand slams, and Joe McHugh also homered to lead the Jaguars (3-3, 1-1) to victory.

Seton-La Salle 15, Avonworth 13 — In Section 1-AA, David Boehme homered twice, Matt Wilke had a home run and Sam Kostyak had four hits to lead Seton-La Salle (2-2, 2-0).

Riverside 4, Beaver Falls 2 — Ross Maietta hit a go-ahead home run in the sixth to give No. 1 Riverside (4-2, 1-1) a win in Section 5-AA.

Hopewell 10, New Castle 0 (5 inn.) — Tim Hughes hit a grand slam, and Mitch Bufalini allowed just one hit as No. 2 Hopewell (6-0) won a nonsection game.

South Park 7, Franklin Regional 4 — Nick Yobbi struck out nine batters and scattered four hits in six innings to lead the No. 5 Eagles (8-0) to a nonsection win. Shane Fetsko homered and doubled for South Park.

Moon 4, Ambridge 0 — Andy Grace allowed just one hit and struck out two in a complete-game, nonsection victory for Moon (3-1). Mason Prickett hit a two-run single in the third for the Tigers.

 

 
 


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