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Alumni Update - Hunter Bigler (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

INDIANA, PA – After posting a season in which he registered a perfect fielding percentage and 93Bigler IUP putouts, IUP outfielder Hunter Bigler has been named a 2014 Atlantic Region Gold Glove winner.

Bigler, a Trinity graduate, joins Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East comrades Kurt Seiders of Millersville and Chris Knott of East Stroudsburg in the outfield on the nine-man team.

Getting most of his starts in centerfield, the sophomore earned the start in 33 of the team's 41 games, appearing in three additional games. He did not register an error all season, making 98 catches with 93 putouts and five assists.

In addition to his play in center, Bigler also made two appearances on the mound, finishing the season with a record of 1-0 and a 1.80 earned run average. He surrendered five hits in his 5.0 innings of work, allowing one earned run while striking out four.

 

(photo courtesy of Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

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Softball: Trinity-Uniontown offers interesting first-round matchup

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Trinity and Uniontown have both brushed aside the disappointment of second-place finishes in their respective sections and injuries and now both will have to wait until the weather cooperates. The previously scheduled WPIAL Class AAA first-round title for Thursday has been pushed back to Monday.

No team may be more eager to return to the field than No. 5 Trinity (15-2). Trinity saw its eight-game winning streak and hopes of a shared section title come to an end after a 10-0 loss to South Fayette. The loss denied the Hillers a share of the Section 2-AAA title and after weather postponements, forces the team to ride into the playoffs on a bitter one-game losing streak.

"Obviously we are a little disappointed in not winning the section," Trinity coach Shawn Gray said. "The big thing I stress to them is you can't change the past. We have to take one game at a time."

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Softball: Spirits unbroken for Trinity, Uniontown

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the Trinity softball team.

"Trinity enters the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs with a chip on its shoulder. Uniontown's pitcher enters the playoffs with broken bones in her face.

The two teams have brushed aside injuries and the disappointment of second-place finishes in their respective sections and will meet today at 4 p.m. at Hempfield in a first-round game.

No. 5 seed Trinity (15-2, 10-2) ended its eight-game winning streak and hopes of a shared section title after a 10-0 loss to South Fayette. The loss denied the Hillers a share of the Section 2 title and, after weather postponements, forces the team to ride into the playoffs on a bitter note.

"Obviously we are a little disappointed in not winning the section," Trinity coach Shawn Gray said. "The big thing I stress to them is you can't change the past. We have to take one game at a time.""

 

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Alumni Update - Ashley Morran (Point Park)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

PITTSBURGH -- The 2014 All-KIAC Softball Team was announced by the conference on Monday (May 5), and shortstop Ashley Morran, first baseman Karen Mao and starting pitcher Hannah Harley made the all-conference team from Point Park.

The All-KIAC Softball Team had 17 players selected, and voting was done by the KIAC softball head coaches last week at the KIAC Tournament. There were four infielders, six outfielders, two catchers and five pitchers named. There was not an All-KIAC Second Team named.

Morran was in contention for getting the KIAC Player of the Year award for the second season in a row, but that honor went to freshman catcher Shelby Lucas of KIAC regular season and tournament champion IU Southeast (41-10, 25-3 KIAC).

Point Park finished the year at 26-17 overall and went 19-8 KIAC to place second in the regular-season standings and take the No. 2 seed in the KIAC Tournament. The Pioneers had their season come to an end with an 0-2 showing at the conference tourney.

Morran, a senior shortstop from Washington, Pa., and Trinity High School, had another great year at the plate hitting .364 with 14 doubles, 11 homers and 47 RBIs in 43 games. She led the KIAC in home runs, doubles and RBIs and was fourth in slugging percentage at .706.

Morran was 17th in the KIAC in batting average although only three players had more hits than the 52 that she totaled. Of those 52 hits, 36 of them went for extra bases.

For her career as a four-year starter, the 2012 and 2013 NAIA Honorable Mention All-American's statistics over 166 games include a .363 batting average, 40 home runs, 174 RBIs, 186 hits, 137 runs and a .699 slugging percentage.

 

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Track: Trinity’s Wehrle takes throwing events at West Mifflin

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Trinity’s Tyler Wehrle had a successful Big South Invitational at West Mifflin last Wednesday.

The Hillers senior won the discus with a throw of 122-3, which was more than nine feet farther than his teammate and second-place finisher, Matt Gabriel.

Wehrle also won the shot put with a top throw of 43-7 ¼. Thomas Jefferson’s Anthony Rash finished second at 41-2 ½.

Wehrle’s best throw in the shot put this season, 46-3, is good for 13th in the WPIAL Class AAA this season.