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Softball: Greensburg Salem's season ends in PIAA semifinals

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the Greensburg Salem softball team.

"When members of the Class of 2014 reached the varsity level of Greensburg Salem softball four years ago, the program had never been to the state playoffs.

Four years later the PIAA tournament seems as though it's part of the Lions' schedule now.

That is what happens when you qualify for states three consecutive seasons.

The three consecutive PIAA tournament berths are just one of the many accomplishments the eight seniors left behind when their careers ended Monday night after a 3-2 loss in the PIAA semifinals to Springfield-Delco."

 

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Softball: Greensburg Salem edged in PIAA semifinals

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The Greensburg Salem softball team lost to Springfield-Delco, 3-2, in Monday's PIAA Class AAA semifinals. Click here to read the story.

"Deuces have been wild for the Greensburg Salem softball team. For the fourth consecutive postseason game, Greensburg Salem scored two runs.

But this time, a deuce didn't give the Lions a winning hand.

Greensburg Salem lost to Springfield-Delco, 3-2, in the PIAA Class AAA semifinals Monday afternoon at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg. The loss kept the Lions from making it to a state championship game for the first time.

This game went the same way as most of Greensburg Salem's postseason games. In other words, it was a one-run game. The Lions (18-3) played seven WPIAL and PIAA playoff contests, and six were decided by one run."

 

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Softball: Greensburg Salem seeks trip to PIAA final

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Greensburg Salem has been on a mission to return to the PIAA championship ever since losing in the quarterfinals last season. That mission intensified when the Golden Lions lost in the WPIAL semifinals. In the PIAA playoffs, Greensburg Salem got past District 10 champion Warren, 2-0 before extracting revenge on Thomas Jefferson, the WPIAL champion, which eliminated them in the WPIAL playoffs. Greensburg Salem got past the Jaguars, 2-1, to reach the PIAA semifinals where it will face District 3 champion Springfield Delco on Monday at Messiah College at 4 p.m. The winner advances to the PIAA Class AAA championship on Friday to play either District 11 champion Bethlehem Catholic or District 12 champion Lansdale Catholic.

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Photo Journal: Softball PIAA AAA Championship - Greensburg Salem vs. Thomas Jefferson (June 5)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

June 5, 2014, Baldwin High School hosts the PIAA AAA Softball Championship featuring Thomas Jefferson vs. Greensburg Salem.  In a passionate match Greensburg Salem prevails to become the champions, narrowly defeating Thomas Jefferson 2-1.

Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service

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Softball: Greensburg Salem primed to get over hump

Written by Craig Meyer on .

Craig Meyer profiles the Greensburg Salem softball team.

"Last season, the Greensburg Salem softball team was a hard-to-control force.

The Golden Lions won 22 of their first 24 games, often in overwhelming fashion, on their way to the program's first WPIAL championship, an eight-run win.

Because of that, Jody Morgan believed. The longtime coach saw everything she needed to know her team could be something special, that it could win a state championship.

Ultimately, that vision never played out like she imagined, as Greensburg Salem's bats fell silent in the PIAA quarterfinals in a 1-0 loss to Fort LeBoeuf."