Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 10 softball all-stars
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Hempfield, Sr., P
The dominant Notre Dame recruit went 22-0 with a 1.00 ERA and 199 strikeouts in 140 innings as Hempfield won its third consecutive WPIAL title and second state title. She also batted .452 with five homers and a team-best 37 RBIs in the clean-up spot. Ryan set a team record with 73 career wins.
Baldwin, Jr., SS
Dadig was on base more often than not. She batted .643, and her defense was key to Baldwin's section title and trip to the WPIAL Class 6A semifinals. Dadig is a George Mason recruit.
Ellwood City, Sr., P
Greco led her Wolverines to their second consecutive WPIAL title, this year in Class 3A. The Seton Hill recruit went 19-1 with 156 strikeouts in 114 innings. She had seven shutouts and a 1.11 ERA.
North Allegheny, So., SS
The Pitt recruit batted .442 with 31 RBIs, 35 runs scored and five home runs for the WPIAL Class 6A semifinalist. Martindale stuck out just four times in 93 plate appearances.
Albert Gallatin, Fr, SS
Paoli batted .506 with 13 home runs and 47 RBIs as Albert Gallatin reached the WPIAL playoffs for the first time since 1996. Her team posted its first winning season since 2005, reaching the WPIAL Class 5A semifinals and the PIAA first round.
Belle Vernon, Jr., P
The Penn State recruit went 20-2 with 246 strikeouts and won the WPIAL Class 4A title. Parshall also batted .416 with 17 RBIs. She posted 10 shutouts and her ERA was 0.52 in 149 innings.
South Park, Jr., 3B
Pavlik led South Park's run to the state Class 3A title with a .595 batting average and 10 home runs. She scored 42 runs, drove in 45 RBIs and also stole 25 bases. Pavlik is a Pitt recruit.
West Greene, Jr, SS
Renner teamed with sophomores Madison Lampe (52 RBIs) and McKenna Lampe (64 runs) to lead powerful West Greene to WPIAL and PIAA Class A titles. Renner, who batted .500, led the team with 58 RBIs and 12 home runs.
West Allegheny, Jr., P
Seamon went 23-3 this season and led the Indians to the WPIAL Class 5A title, the school's first. She also batted .371 with a .489 on-base percentage and scored 21 times. The WPIAL title was her second this year, after also winning in volleyball.
South Side Beaver, Sr., P
Smith went 19-3 and led WPIAL Class 2A runner-up South Side Beaver to a second-place finish in the state playoffs. Smith struck out 198, but also batted .435 with 18 RBIs.