Charleroi Area girls keep hitting, 11-5
TribLIVE Sports Videos
The 2014 softball season is shaping up to be special for the Charleroi Area Lady Cougars, and in more ways than one.
Sophomore Jaidyn Fronzaglio celebrated her “Sweet 16” birthday Thursday, and her teammates put on a sweet display at the plate as the Lady Cougars (7-2, 5-1) pounded out 15 hits en route to an 11-5 Section 4-AA win over Brentwood (5-4, 3-3).
“I am happy with that,” first-year Charleroi Area coach Trey Tilghman said of the offensive production. “We had 16 hits (Wednesday against section co-leader Steel Valley) and 15 more today.
“We need to keep it going.”
The final score was closer than the game actually was as Brentwood did not score until it tallied five runs, four unearned off of four Charleroi errors, in the fifth and sixth innings.
“We have to clean it up a little,” Tilghman said of the four late errors and six overall in the game. “For us to make the playoffs and do well, we have to play good defense.”
Charleroi made two errors in the top of the first and Brentwood loaded the bases with only one out, but junior pitcher Jen Tilghman, the coaches daughter, struck out consecutive batters to end the Brentwood threat.
Tilghman limited the guests to six hits while striking out 12 batters and giving up a single walk.
The junior mixed in a masterful curve ball and unhittable changeup to go with her fastball as Brentwood finished with only one solid hit, a sixth inning inside the park home run by senior Alexis Gaughan.
“Jen pitched well and she has all year,” Trey Tilghman said of his daughter. “When we hit like this and she is pitching well, we will be tough to beat.”
Charleroi scored twice in the first inning and scored six more times in the second inning to grab control of the contest.
Tilghman admitted he was a little worried about a letdown after such an emotional win Wednesday, but those fears subsided quickly.
“I was concerned until we started to hit right away,” he said.
Anjie Tilghman and Morgan Riley (triple and two singles a piece), and Carina Gottheld (double and two singles) all had three hits while Jordan Swarmer (double and single) and both Sydney Toth and Lynsey Wright (two singles each) all collected a pair of hits.
Riley led the way with three RBI for the Lady Cougars who head to Monessen for an exhibition game Monday and return to section play Wednesday when they are at East Allegheny.
Bill Hughes is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media..
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 softball motivated after missing playoffs
- Greensburg Central Catholic softball hopes to bounce back in Class A
- Geibel softball excited for return after 4-year hiatus
- Previewing the 2015 WPIAL softball season
- High school roundup: Yough edges Trinity in 9 innings
- High school roundup: Moon downs defending champion West Allegheny
- Expectations high for Gateway softball
- Frazier softball optimistic heading into season
- Southmoreland’s Bunner looks forward to opportunity at RMU
- Plum softball looks to top unprecedented 2014 season
- Seton-La Salle softball aiming for 5th straight section title