Softball

Yough advances to semifinals on Mance's walk-off single

Elizabeth Forward softball coach Harry Rutherford knew his team was in trouble when Yough shortstop Hannah Bach began the bottom of the seventh inning with ...

WPIAL softball playoffs roundup: North Allegheny shuts out Canon-McMillan

North Allegheny will get its rematch. The fourth-seeded Tigers scored a run in the first and third innings to capture a 2-0 victory over No. 5 ...

Stoner's 2 homers fuel Hempfield softball's quarterfinal win

Madison Stoner stepped to the plate and remembered the advice she always received from her father and her coaches. "They told me that when a pitcher ...

Laurel freshman pitcher Ruperto stymies defending WPIAL champion Deer Lakes

Just like that, much earlier than in the past, it's time to the roll the credits on softball season at Deer Lakes. Before another trip to ...

Freeport-South Park softball game postponed

Freeport's first WPIAL softball quarterfinal appearance since 2012 will wait another day. Inclement weather Monday forced the postponement of the Yellowjackets' Class AA quarterfinal against South ...

Peters Township softball team soars with young lineup

It has been a year of change for the Peters Township softball team. The Indians started the season with a new coaching staff and an influx ...

Deer Lakes volleyball, softball shine at this time of year

In many ways, this time of year at Deer Lakes is no different than at any other school. There's prom, concerts, finals, even a little ...

A-K Valley softball quarterfinal playoff capsules

Class AA Quarterfinals No. 2 Deer Lakes (16-4) vs. No. 7 Laurel (15-4) 4 p.m. Monday at Seneca Valley • Coaches: Craig ...

Confidence soaring for Freeport girls

With her team's first postseason victory in four years hanging in the balance, just 20 minutes after it seemed in the bag, Freeport pitcher Kristie ...

Senior tradition of success continues at Deer Lakes

Deer Lakes softball can hit with authority, play steady defense and lean on dependable pitching. The team shows a discipline that can only come from ...

Pine-Richland softball makes 8-game improvement over last season

From last season to this one, the Pine-Richland softball team increased its overall win total by eight games. The Rams' jump from a three-win season ...

Steel Valley softball outlasts Burrell for 1st round win

As Burrell's Paige Beattie raced toward third base to complete a one-out triple in the bottom of the eighth inning, Steel Valley pitcher Maddie Cotter ...

Fox Chapel softball caps season in 1st round

The Fox Chapel softball team saw its season come to a close May 16 after it fell to Canon-McMillan, 9-2, in a WPIAL Class AAAA ...

Seton-La Salle softball team ends season on strong note

The Seton-La Salle softball team ended its 2016 season on an impressive five-game winning streak. The Lady Rebels strung together section victories against Shady Side Academy ...

Young Seneca Valley softball team excited for next season

A young lineup hindered the Seneca Valley girls softball team's progress this year. However, next season, the youthful roster is expected to be a strength as ...

Home run in 8th seals Mt. Pleasant win over Indiana

It took Mt. Pleasant sophomore Chloe Poulich time to figure out Lauren Bertig's changeup. When she finally did, it proved to be Indiana's undoing. Poulich homered ...

Seniors lead defending champion Deer Lakes to 1st-round win

Deer Lakes softball players had to warm up three times Wednesday because the first-round playoff game before their's went to extra innings. It was worth the ...

Small ball carries No. 11 Freeport to quarterfinals

For much of the season, Freeport relied on home runs for offensive success. The team that finished the regular season with 20 long balls didn't have ...

WPIAL softball playoffs roundup: Southmoreland tops Central Valley in 10th

Katie Troisi-Clark smacked a two-run single in the bottom of the 10th inning as No. 4 Southmoreland claimed a 6-5 walk-off victory over No. 13 ...

Penn-Trafford softball takes down North Hills on walk-off

After her team battled back from a four-run deficit late in a WPIAL Class AAAA first-round playoff softball matchup against North Hills, Penn-Trafford junior Miranda ...

Chartiers-Houston takes advantage of Leechburg errors in 1st-round win

Leechburg's accomplishment of making the WPIAL softball playoffs 30 straight years carries with it an air of mystique. The coaches and players know just getting ...

WPIAL softball playoffs roundup: Latrobe shuts out No. 10 Bethel Park

No. 7-seeded Latrobe scored four runs in the first inning and continued to put the pressure on No. 10 Bethel Park en route to a ...

Schleicher has sensational season for Baldwin softball team

She strung together one of the most remarkable regular seasons in Baldwin softball history. Jaimie Schleicher, a senior first baseman and Pitt-Greensburg recruit, hit an ...

Plum softball concludes season with playoff loss to North Allegheny

Plum head softball coach Jim McGrath knew his underdog Mustangs would go into Monday's WPIAL Quad-A first-round game against No. 4-seed North Allegheny with some ...

Thomas Jefferson rolls into WPIAL Class AAA softball playoffs as top seed

The Thomas Jefferson softball team — seeded No. 1 for the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs — is well-stocked offensively, as the Lady Jaguars hit ...

Gateway softball team ends season with positive efforts

Last year, the Gateway softball team was close to capturing the Section 2-AAAA championship before a tough 2-1 loss to Franklin Regional in the section ...

Serra touts playoff power pair with baseball, softball teams

Serra Catholic's softball team completed the regular season unbeaten. The squad wants to keep it that way in the WPIAL Class A tournament, too. The Eagles' ...

Tough season provides learning curve for QV softball

The bad news for the Quaker Valley softball team is that this season did not go the way they had hoped. Against tough Section 2-AAA opponents ...

Catchers playing crucial roles for playoff-bound A-K Valley softball teams

Deer Lakes senior catcher Sarah Blinn is headed to Morehead State in Kentucky to study veterinary technology. She said she might join the school's equestrian ...

A-K Valley softball playoff capsules

Class AA No. 2 seed Deer Lakes (15-4) vs. No. 15 Carmichaels (11-8) 4 p.m. Wednesday at Hampton Community Park Winner plays: Laurel ...

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