Share This Page

PIAA softball roundup: Wilson's perfect game leads Riverside to opening-round win

| Monday, June 3, 2013, 9:42 p.m.

Kirsten Wilson was perfect Monday afternoon but needed a little help to stay there.

The Riverside pitcher shut down Curwensville, 6-0, in the first-round of the PIAA playoffs at North Allegheny, but it was teammate Logan Snyder who preserved her perfect game. Snyder snared a line drive in the top of the seventh, and Wilson struck out the next two batters to seal the victory.

Wilson, who struck out 13 batters, also went 2 for 3 with two home runs and four RBI, and Snyder was 3 for 4 with an RBI. WPIAL champion Riverside (20-0) will play Ligonier Valley in the quarterfinals Thursday at a site and time to be determined.

Deer Lakes 3, Fairview 1 — Sophomore Tiffany Edwards pitched a complete-game, four-hit shutout and also tripled and drove in two runs for Deer Lakes (19-1), which handed District 10 champion Fairview (22-1) its first loss of the season in a first-round game at Penn State Behrend. Sierra Sarver doubled twice and Rachel Tanilli had an RBI single in the victory for Deer Lakes, which will play District 6 champ Philipsburg-Osceola in the quarterfinals.

Ligonier Valley 6, Chestnut Ridge 5 — Ligonier Valley scored two runs in the top of the seventh to steal a first-round win at Bedford High School. With two outs, the Chestnut Ridge (20-3) shortstop bobbled a grounder from Courtney Frappier, allowing Frappier to reach base and Maddy Grimm to score the tying run. Another error brought Breanne Wallace in for the winning run. Grimm homered for Ligonier Valley (17-4).

Philipsburg-Osceola 4, Chartiers-Houston 1 — Mackenzie Burge struck out 10 batters and earned the win, as District 6 champ Philipsburg-Osceola won a first-round game at Penn State University. The Bucs finished the season 19-2.

Class AAAA

North Allegheny 5, Dubois 3 — Sami Beining threw a complete-game six-hitter, and Christine Scherer went 2 for 4 with two RBI, as North Allegheny (18-5) won a first-round game at Brockway High School. The Tigers will play WPIAL champion Canon-McMillan in the quarterfinals.

Class AAA

Ambridge 5, Hollidaysburg 2 — Lexi Hilzendeger went 2 for 4 with three RBI and Kelly Haslett had three strikeouts in five innings, as Ambridge (17-4) won a first-round game at Penn State University. The WPIAL runner-up Bridgers will play District 3 champ Greencastle-Antrim in the quarterfinals.

Fort LeBoeuf 2, West Allegheny 0 — District 10 champion Fort LeBoeuf scored two runs in the second inning and held on for a first-round win at Penn State Behrend. West Allegheny (13-8) managed two hits in the loss.

Greensburg Salem 2, St. Marys 0 — At Hampton, Greensburg Salem pitcher Jayne Oberdorf tossed a three-hit shutout with 15 strikeouts, and Kellie Hutchinson had two sacrifice flies to score Claire Oberdorf, in a first-round victory at Hampton. Hutchinson had a triple and Claire Oberdorf smacked two singles for Greensburg Salem (22-2), which will play District 10 champ Fort LeBoeuf in the quarterfinals.

Class A

Claysburg-Kimmel 4, Burgettstown 0 — Malisa Coho held Burgettstown (17-6) to just two hits in a complete-game victory for Claysburg-Kimmel in the first round at Penn State University.

Carmichaels 13, Saegertown 9 — Erica Burns threw a complete-game eight-hitter with three strikeouts, and eight starters had at least one hit, as Carmichaels (22-3) won a first-round game at Penn State Behrend. Burns had three hits for the Mighty Mikes, who will play District 6 runner-up Southern Huntingdon in the quarterfinals.

Neshannock 9, Elk County Catholic 1 — At Hampton, pitcher Madison Shaffer and Alexandra Fischer each drove in three runs to lead Neshannock (19-2) to a first-round win. Fischer had three triples, Shaffer a triple, double and single, and Rayanna Furst three hits for the WPIAL champions, who will play District 6 champ Claysburg-Kimmel in the quarterfinals.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.