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Greensburg roundup: West Point 10-11 softball team defends state championship

| Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:09 p.m.
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The state champion West Point 10-11 softball all-stars include, from left, Katelyn Ross, Emily Lebin, Katelyn Legg, Abby Fox, Emma Glosner, Maura Harbaugh, Anna Mitchell, Emily Schmucker, Hanna Vucin and Emma Coletta.

The West Point Little League 10-11 softball all-star team claimed its second consecutive state title Wednesday after earning a 7-3 victory over Nittany Valley at the tournament in Berwick.

Abby Fox pitched a complete game, allowing three runs on three hits while striking out 12.

“Abby pitched an incredible game,” coach Kelly Harbaugh said. “We also got great play from Emily Lebin, Emma Coletta and Emma Glosner.

West Point also received two hits and two RBIs from Maura Harbaugh.

West Point cruised through the state bracket with wins over Nittany Valley, 1-0, Lower Perkiomen, 9-0, and Nanticoke, 10-5, en route to the finals.

“It felt good to do it again,” Harbaugh said. “We produced when we had to.”

Junior Legion baseball

Hempfield East 12, Albion 0 (5 inn.) — Led by Austin Butler's five-inning, one-hit shutout, Hempfield East won the championship game of Pennsylvania Junior Legion Western Regional Tournament in Punxsutawney.

Hempfield East was led at the plate by Zach Kokoska, who collected three hits with two RBIs, and Zayne Zalich had two hits and three RBIs.

“Our pitching was outstanding the entire tournament,” Hempfield East coach Mike Gaffney said. “Austin was terrific again.”

Hempfield East moves on to the state tournament in Bethlehem, where it fill face Wayne at 5 p.m. Saturday.

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