Megan Ryan covered Friday's PIAA Class AAA championship between Trinity and Bethlehem Catholic.
(Photo: Trinity High School catcher Kim Dunst (11) tags out Bethlehem Catholic High School's Bailey Deschler (6) in the 6th inning in the PIAA Class AAA Softball Championship June 12, in State College, Pa. Trinity lost 2-0. Craig Houtz/Special to the Post-Gazette)
"University Park, PA — At the end of the PIAA Class AAA state championship Friday at Penn State, the Trinity players all joined hands on the field and sang their school's alma mater to the supporters in the stands.
It was a bittersweet song, as Trinity lost 2-0 to Bethlehem Catholic in the Hillers first title game appearance. There was a one and a half hours rain delay in the sixth inning. But there were still more smiles than tears postgame from the senior-heavy squad.
"What a run, though," senior shortstop Olivia Gray said. "Honestly as a senior, I didn't expect to go this far. So to be here is a surreal feeling. ... And to spend it with my best friends since I was six is even more humbling."
Trinity (20-6) faced a team in Bethlehem Catholic (19-7) that was able to find chinks in the Hillers' solid defense and put up a wall the Hillers couldn't find a way around. In fact, this was the first time all season Trinity didn't score a single run in a game."