Penn-Trafford's bats could not have picked a better time to come alive. The Warriors blasted Norwin 12-2 in six innings in a Section 1-AAAA showdown. The upset win against No. 2 Norwin was fueled by senior shortstop Ashley Yanniruberto. Yanniruberto hit a grand slam. It was a big win for Penn-Trafford considering the opponent and considering that just two days earlier the team lost a heartbreaker, 7-6, at Hempfield.
Latrobe earned a crucial section when at home against Hempfield on Thursday. Latrobe pitcher Meredith Carr fired a complete-game one-hitter, striking out five.
The upset win by Penn-Trafford and added to what should be an exciting race in the second half of the season for the section crown and three playoff berths. Latrobe (6-1, 4-1) and Norwin (5-1, 4-1) remain tied for first place with Penn-Trafford (6-2, 4-2) and Hempfield (3-2, 3-2) in contention with nobody ready to count out Connellsville (2-3, 2-3).