Riverside to pitch for record in PIAA softball final

Written by Brad Everett on .

Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Brad Everett previews the PIAA softball championships.Click her to read his story.

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"Kirsten Wilson said her grandfather once asked her to sign a photo of herself, which, of course, she did.

But, when opposing teams have wanted to score some runs against Wilson and her Riverside teammates in the PIAA playoffs, the answer continues to be a resounding "No!"

When Riverside (22-0) takes on Brandywine Heights (26-2) today in the PIAA Class AA softball championship, the Panthers will try to become only the second WPIAL team to win the title without giving up a run in any of their PIAA playoff games.

The Panthers also are seeking their first PIAA title, which would make them the first team from the WPIAL to win a PIAA championship with an undefeated record since Bishop Canevin in 1999."

(Photo: Canon-McMillan's Alayna Astuto is 24-0 on the season and will be on the mound against Neshaminy in the Class AAAA final today. Photo by Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)