The season didn't end the way they had hoped, but the Latrobe Wildcats had a very solid season that earned them the No. 1 seeding entering the WPIAL Division II tournament.
Latrobe swept through Division II, Section I with an unblemished record of 12-0, and that mark stayed perfect through the first round of the WPIAL tournament when the Wildcats topped Baldwin 13-8 in a first-round game. But Latrobe had to settle for an overall record of 16-1 when the Wildcats lost to Blackhawk 10-6 in the WPIAL semifinals.
During the season, Latrobe won four games by double-digit margins. The Wildcats had several close calls, starting with a 9-7 victory over Fairmont, W.Va., Senior in the season opener. They also edged Butler, 9-6, Ellis, 16-12 and Hempfield, 10-6. But until they Blackhawk, Latrobe did not taste defeat.
Section rivals Hempfield and Ellis also qualified for the WPIAL tournament. Both teams lost in the first round. Hempfield fell to Blackhawk, 14-4, and eventual WPIAL champion ousted Ellis, 18-2.