Softball: Neshannock comes up short in frustrating defeat

Written by Craig Meyer on .

Craig Meyer covered Monday's PIAA Class A semifinal between Neshannock and Claysburg-Kimmel.

"Standing along the right field line 15 minutes after the final out had been recorded, Tracy Kimmel was a man resigned to fate.

His Neshannock softball team had just lost a back-and-forth, 5-4 game to Claysburg-Kimmel in the PIAA Class A semifinals, the kind of setback that left questions and hypotheticals.

The opponent's five runs largely came off two hits, ones that were no more than a few inches from being outs."