Plum slow-pitch softball team sweeps opening doubleheader
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The Plum varsity slow-pitch softball team swept a Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Softball League doubleheader from Seneca Valley on Sunday at Seneca Valley's Graham Park.
The Mustangs won the first game of the season-opening doubleheader, 21-20, and claimed the second game, 9-3.
In game one, Plum scored four times in the top of the first before Seneca Valley roared back with five runs in the bottom of the frame.
The game was back and forth with Seneca Valley taking a 12-9 advantage in the fifth.
Seneca Valley led 18-12 heading into the seventh, but Plum exploded for nine runs to take a 21-18 lead.
The Raiders had one last chance, and they scored two runs and almost tied the game. A Seneca Valley runner was tagged out at home to end the game.
Nicolette Giovanetti went 4 for 4 with three runs batted in, while Alyssa Zezza and Brianne DeGore each went 3 for 5.
DeGore collected four RBI.
Camryn McCabe was 2 for 4 with four RBI, and Melissa Colchagie and Sierra McElhose both were 3 for 4.
In game two, there was a pitcher's duel into the fifth inning, as Plum was the home team.
Plum's Megan Bohatch held Seneca Valley off the board for five innings. In the bottom of the fifth, the Mustangs offense came to life and scored nine runs.
Plum sent 14 batters to the plate in the inning and collected four doubles.
Coach Marty DeGore credited the Mustangs defense with making some strong plays.
Offensively, DeGore and Katelin Rombach each had two RBI, and DeGore, Colhagie, Alexa Ferchaw and McElhose doubled to lead the big fifth inning.
The Plum varsity returns to action at home on Sunday against Mt. Pleasant. The doubleheader at the Plum Borough Fields begins at noon.
The Mustangs JV squad opens its season Saturday at North Allegheny. The doubleheader at North Allegheny's Marshall Middle School field begins at 3 p.m.
Michael Love is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5825 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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