Opening the season with four section wins, North Allegheny had the inside track on claiming the first ever Class 6A Section 3 title. But as the Tigers are well aware, in a section with Shaler, Seneca Valley, Pine-Richland, North Hills and Butler, nothing comes easy. Just as quickly as North Allegheny ascended to first place in the section, it fell to third after back-to-back losses to North Hills and Shaler.
The Tigers fell 11-4 at home to North Hills, snapping a 16-game winning streak over the Indians and a 15-year home win streak against their neighboring rival. North Allegheny showcased its potential with impressive triumphs outside of the section against Penn-Trafford and Latrobe. In the win against Latrobe, North Allegheny had to rally from a five-run deficit to knock off the Wildcats. Pitcher Brooke Serbin pitched eight innings, striking out three and walking one to earn her fifth win of the season.
But North Allegheny fell to Shaler, 15-10, in a wild affair. Once again North Allegheny showcased its potential with non-section wins against Erie McDowell and Indiana. In the win against Indiana, Rachel Martindale, Anna Pilotta and Kristen Chomos all hit home runs. Sophomore pitcher Ashley Adams fired a shutout while scattering four hits to pick up the win.