Softball

No. 2-ranked Frazier short on numbers but loaded with talent

By the end of next week, Frazier softball could have as many wins as it has players. Paul Harvey's Commodores are young — nine of ...

Riverview softball stays in playoff race

Riverview wasn't about to let St. Joseph ruin its senior day festivities or its run of success against its Section 3-A foe from just up ...

West Allegheny softball exceeding expectations with 11-1 start

West Allegheny's overhauled softball lineup this season has been nothing short of spectacular. Forced to replace seven starters from a WPIAL quarterfinalist, coach Mindi McFate's Indians ...

High school roundup: Penn-Trafford rallies for win over Latrobe

Megan Little hit a three-run home run and Penn-Trafford scored seven runs in the top of the seventh inning en route to a 13-12 victory ...

Leechburg softball secures WPIAL-record 30th consecutive playoff berth

It's 30 and counting for the Leechburg softball program. The Blue Devils set a WPIAL record Tuesday afternoon by securing their 30th consecutive softball playoff berth ...

Struggles in close games hurt Seneca Valley softball

The softball gods haven't been kind to Seneca Valley this season. Last year, the Raiders were clutch with the game on the line as they were ...

Pittsburgh high school roundup: Turek perfect in Elizabeth Forward's Section 3 win

Sarah Turek threw a perfect game with three strikeouts to lead Elizabeth Forward to a 15-0 win in five innings over Ringgold (4-8, 2-6) in ...

Westmoreland high school roundup: Hempfield softball cruises past Kiski Area

Morgan Ryan allowed one hit while also hitting a home run and driving in three to lead Class AAAA No. 2 Hempfield to 15-0 win ...

Zest for success key for Burrell softball team

Burrell softball is all about energy. High levels of liveliness and giddiness. From pregame to the final out, noise permeates from the Bucs' dugout. Intensity shows ...

Flinn, Kalup propel Thomas Jefferson softball team into first place

Three area softball teams were in contention for WPIAL playoff berths last week at the halfway mark of their section schedule. Thomas Jefferson stood in first ...

Bentworth softball seniors hold unique off-field interests

And the answer is: Washington County Dairy Princess, wild boar hunter, owner and horse trainer at the Meadows. And the question: What unique off-the-field interests do ...

Young lineup steps up for Sewickley Academy softball

After it lost close to the entire starting lineup from its section-winning group year ago, much about the Sewickley Academy softball team was unknown, or ...

Trib Cup: Chartiers-Houston softball motivated by title game loss

As the Chartiers-Houston softball team got off the bus for its game at Jefferson-Morgan last Friday, it got all the motivation it needed with a ...

Pittsburgh high school roundup: West Allegheny rallies to defeat rival Montour

Trailing by four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, West Allegheny rattled off 11 unanswered runs to earn an 11-4 victory over Montour ...

Westmoreland high school roundup: Southmoreland softball knocks off Greensburg Salem

Alexei Belzer picked the perfect time for her first home run of the season. Her solo shot in the bottom of the eighth inning gave ...

Slick defense lifts Burrell in 1st-place softball showdown

Burrell has been trying to cut down on errors this softball season so it doesn't impede the progress of its strong-hitting offense. With a pair ...

Despite early uncertainty, Canon-McMillan softball rounding into traditional winning form

A roster dominated with inexperienced players was perhaps the biggest concern during the preseason for Canon-McMillan softball coach Michele Moeller. More than halfway through the ...

Mularski, pitching depth have Yough softball among WPIAL title contenders

Yough softball reached the WPIAL Class AAA final last season and returned eight starters and 12 letterwinners to its roster. This year's team has six ...

Walk-off sacrifice fly sends Burrell softball past Deer Lakes

Alaina York usually does the catching for Burrell's softball team but she shed the mask and padding and played left field against Deer Lakes, a ...

Pittsburgh high school roundup: Homer in 9th sends Mt. Lebanon past Canon-McMillan

Megan Dietrick belted a home run in the top of the ninth inning to give Mt. Lebanon a 6-5 victory over No. 4 Canon-McMillan in ...

Westmoreland high school roundup: Mt. Pleasant softball rolls past Derry

Ava Gribus had four hits, and Kayla Queer and winning pitcher Meadow Uncapher each had three to guide Mt. Pleasant to a 13-2 victory over ...

Plum softball goals remain after tough loss to Franklin Regional

Plum softball head coach Jim McGrath reminded his players after Friday's tough 8-5 loss to rival Franklin Regional at home that half of the Section ...

Franklin Regional softball ends first half undefeated

The Franklin Regional varsity softball team finished the first half of the Section 2-AAAA slate 6-0 with an 8-5 victory over Plum on Friday following ...

Gators softball team ready for rematch with Fox Chapel

When the Gateway varsity softball team faced Fox Chapel at home in late March, the Foxes came away with a 9-2 victory. Gators head coach Andy ...

Freeport's 'Dirty Dozen' turns heads in Section 3

Maybe it's fitting that Freeport has such a small roster. It plays in WPIAL Class AA's smallest section. Whatever the case, Freeport's "Dirty Dozen" is ...

Alum Pinto molds Latrobe's softball team into winner

As Latrobe softball coach Alexa Pinto watches her third season unfold, the same hope and desire for success is there from her days as an ...

Timely hitting leads Penn-Trafford softball to win over rival Norwin

The Penn-Trafford and Norwin softball teams knew what was on the line when they took the field last week. The winner would hold an advantage in ...

Big hits, young talent leading Bishop Canevin softball to early success

If there was anything she thought her team could do well this season, Bishop Canevin softball coach Karen Seitz-LaFianza said it was hit. The Crusaders had ...

High school roundup: Bethel Park softball team edges Baldwin

Haley Reid went 3 for 5, including a walk-off triple, to lead Bethel Park (7-3, 4-2) to a 9-8 win in nine innings over Class ...

Deer Lakes softball's section, home dominance curtailed by Freeport

Sound told the story. Behind one dugout, loud cheers of glee. Behind the other, stunned silence. Freeport came to West Deer on Thursday and did something no ...

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