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Softball: 2017 South Photo Recap

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The following photos feature softball teams from the area's South zone. These ran in the Post-Gazette during the 2017 season.

Justine Dean holds the trophy in the air as her teammates rush towards her after winning the PIAA Class 3A championship at Beard Field on Friday, June 16, 2017. South Park High School defeated Pine Grove 4-2.(Photo: Justine Dean holds the trophy in the air as her teammates rush towards her after winning the PIAA Class 3A championship at Beard Field on Friday, June 16. South Park defeated Pine Grove, 4-2. Antonella Crescimbeni/Post-Gazette)


2017 0602 BelleVernon Softball(Photo: Bailey Parshall had nine strikeouts Thursday for Belle Vernon. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

Shelby Morris sheds tears of joy as she lifts the state championship trophy and celebrates with members of the West Greene team.(Photo: Shelby Morris sheds tears of joy as she lifts the state championship trophy and celebrates with members of the West Greene softball team. Antonella Crescimbeni/Post-Gazette)

2017 0516 SouthFayette Softball(Photo: South Fayette celebrates after beating Knoch, 6-4, in nine innings in the first round of the WPIAL Class 4A softball playoffs at North Allegheny. Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)

2017 0609 CharHouston Softball(Photo: Chartiers-Houston's Kaitlyn Dittrich tossed a three-hitter in the Bucs' Upset victory against Moniteau Tuesday. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

2017 0512 BelleVernon Softball(Photo: Belle Vernon's Lexie Church slides safely into home to score the winning run in the 12th inning Tuesday against Yough as the Leopards, ranked No. 2 in WPIAL Class 4A, knocked off No. 1-ranked Yough, 5-4. Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)

2017 0609 SouthPark Softball(Photo: South Park's Justine Dean hits a solo home run in the second inning of the PIAA softball game against Ellwood City. Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)

West Greene freshman Jade Renner pitched like an upperclassman this season, striking out 84 in 114 innings with an ERA of 1.90 in leading the Pioneers to a PIAA Class 1A championship.(Photo: West Greene freshman Jade Renner pitched like an upperclassman this season, striking out 84 in 114 innings with an ERA of 1.90 in leading the Pioneers to a PIAA Class 1A championship. Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)

2017 0331 BelleVernon Softball(Photo: Only a junior, Penn State recruit Bailey Parshall already has made the Post-Gazette All-Area softball team twice at Belle Vernon. Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)

2017 0505 WestGreene Softball(Photo: After leading a successful basketball campaign, West Greene twins Madison and McKenna Lampe are now working their magic on the softball diamond for top-ranked West Greene. Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)

2017 0526 BelleVernon Softball(Photo: Belle Vernon coach Tom Rodriguez is hoping for another team cheer, like the one here after they beat Yough May 9 in 12 innings. Belle Vernon tangles with Yough again, this time with a WPIAL title on the line. Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)

2017 0602 WestGreene Softball(Photo: West Greene hoists the WPIAL Class 3A trophy after defeating Monessen on Thursday. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)