Lady Cougars shut out GCC, 8-0
TribLIVE Sports Videos
The Charleroi girls' softball team rebounded from two straight losses by shutting out visiting Greensburg Central Catholic, 8-0, in a Section 4 AA contest Thursday.
The Lady Cougars (5-2, 3-1) went to work quickly against GCC (0-5, 0-5), scoring three runs in the bottom of the first inning.
The hosts then tacked on three more runs in the third to up the lead to 6-0.
Lady Cougar pitcher Jen Tilghman came within one out of pitching a no-hitter as she gave up a single to GCC's Liana Denino with two outs in the top of the seventh inning.
Tilghman struck out five batters and didn't issue a walk.
Charleroi banged out 13 hits in the win as Morgan Riley led the hit parade with a triple and two singles.
Jordan Swarmer also had three hits for Charleroi while Kaitlyn McCann had four RBI and Lynsey Wright knocked in a pair of runs.
Serra 19, Monessen 2
The Lady Greyhounds (1-6, 1-5) got stung early as Serra (4-3, 3-3) exploded for 10 runs in the first inning en route to the five-inning Section 2 A rout.
Serra sent 15 batters to the plate in the first inning with nine reaching base by errors. The Lady Eagles had just three hits in the big inning.
“We made 13 errors in the game and I don't think I had a team make 13 errors back when we didn't win a game,” said Monessen coach Bo Teets.
“I thought after last year we would be better, but it hasn't worked out that way,” Teets added. “I guess we have to just put this behind us and try to get better each and every day the rest of the season.”
Monessen managed just three hits with Cara Grogan getting them all. Grogan had a single, double and triple and scored both Lady Greyhound runs.
Frazier 14, California 4
Kelsey Holp smacked a pair of doubles and knocked in four runs as the Commodores (5-2, 5-1) defeated visiting California in Section 2 A.
Hannah Kline had four hits, including two doubles and Alexus Eicher also posted a double and finished with three hits. Winning pitcher Monica Joseph struck out four.
Lizzy Wohar doubled and Rachel Wilkinson added two singles for the Trojans (0-7, 0-7). Losing pitcher Tori Demo had three strikeouts.
Charleroi 16, Fort Cherry 9
The Cougars (4-3, 3-1) came from behind to beat the Rangers (0-4, 0-4) in Section 2 AA.
Charleroi trailed 6-0 early and cut the deficit to 6-5 when the Cougars erupted for 11 runs in the sixth inning.
In the big sixth, Charleroi sent 16 batters to the plate.
The Cougars pounded out 11 hits with Matt DeMoss getting a double and single and teammates Matt Freeman, Matt Szerszen and Sam Miceli all adding two singles.
“We didn't play very well early on, but it was nice to see us come back and get the win,” said Charleroi coach Luke Mollis.
T. Jefferson 8, Ringgold 2
The Rams (3-3, 0-3) dropped their third straight in Section 4 AAA.
Ringgold managed just three hits off TJ's Nicco Marcheleta, including a double by Connor Garry.
“We're going through a tough time because of all the games and our pitching is really thin,” said Ringgold coach Mike Sikorski.
The Rams play again today, hosting first-place West Mifflin.
Jeff Oliver is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
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.
- Hempfield offense, pitching deliver in WPIAL semifinal victory
- Spring really sprung for area sports teams
- Trib Cup: Monessen softball had year of firsts
- Deer Lakes senior Gozzard delivers when it counts
- Deer Lakes’ own field of dreams — North Allegheny
- BVA rallies to earn spot in title game
- Late explosion carries Yough to finals
- Heavy-hearted Jefferson-Morgan uses 5 home runs to top No. 2 Frazier
- Deer Lakes softball reaches WPIAL Class AA title game after routing Steel Valley, 10-0
- High school roundup: Big inning carries Yough to title game
- Southmoreland softball perseveres in playoff win over Hampton