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Haslett a sophomore sensation for Ambridege softball team

Written by Nick Tolomeo on .

Ambridge sophomore pitcher Kelly Haslett pitched well beyond her years this season and she continued that tradition in the playoffs. Haslett tossed a no-hitter in a first-round win over No. 14 Laurel Highlands (7-10) on Tuesday in a WPIAL first-round matchup.

Haslett was able to induce ground balls when need be and for the most part kept the ball in the infield while also striking out seven. It was only the second time Laurel Highlands had been shutout this season.

The third-seeded Bridgers improved to 14-3 overall as they head to the WPIAL quarterfinals where they will meet No. 11 South Park (14-5) out of Section 2.

Last season Ambridge reached the WPIAL quarterfinals where it fell to a team out of Section 2, Elizabeth Forward.