Softball: Big boppers dot Hempfield lineup

Published on Monday, 08 May 2017 7:10 am

On paper, this year's Hempfield softball club looks a lot like last season. Both teams were dominant throughout the regular season. Last year's club won section, WPIAL and PIAA titles. This year's Hempfield ...

Softball: Thomas Jefferson postseason bound once again

Published on Monday, 08 May 2017 7:10 am

The Thomas Jefferson softball program has experienced volatility like very few in recent memory. The team's first WPIAL softball title in history was sandwiched around seasons with no playoff trips. A ...

Softball: West Allegheny clinches outright section title

Published on Monday, 08 May 2017 7:10 am

The wave West Allegheny is riding is an impressive one. Of course, there is the 17-game winning streak that the Indians call their 2017 season. The unbeaten team has also clinched the outright Class 5A ...

Softball: Sewickley Academy on track to share section title

Published on Monday, 08 May 2017 7:10 am

Sewickley Academy and Union are two softball programs familiar with one another. A year ago the teams met in the WPIAL Class 1A first round. The Scotties prevailed, 3-1. This season after WPIAL realignment, ...

Softball: Seton-LaSalle riding eight-game winning streak

Published on Monday, 08 May 2017 7:00 am

Seton-LaSalle is one of the hottest teams in the WPIAL right now. After starting the season 2-2, the Rebels (10-2, 9-1) have not lost since. They are riding an eight-game winning streak that propelled ...

Softball: Class 4A Section 2 setting up for furious finish

Published on Monday, 08 May 2017 7:00 am

Only 3.5 games separate the first-place team in Class 4A Section 2 with the sixth-place team. That is going to set up a furious finish over the final week of section schedule where teams either have one ...

Softball: Deer Lakes to host de facto section title game

Published on Monday, 08 May 2017 7:00 am

For all intents and purposes, the Class 3A Section 1 title race will come down to one game. Deer Lakes (11-1, 7-1) and South Allegheny (10-1, 7-1) have been locked in a tie for first place most of the ...

Alumni Update - Rachel Marx (Washington & Jefferson)

Published on Friday, 05 May 2017 12:36 pm

NEW CONCORD, Ohio – The Washington & Jefferson softball team concluded its 2017 road schedule at Muskingum on Sunday, April 30, falling in both games of its nonconference doubleheader, 8-5 and 11-3 ...

High School Softball Notebook (May 5, 2017)

Published on Friday, 05 May 2017 6:00 am

Ed Phillipps has this week's High School Softball Notebook. (Photo: Morgan Ryan has shown she's more than just a pitching ace at Hempfield. The Notre Dame recruit is now the school record-holder in home ...

Softball: Lampe twins put West Greene on sports map

Published on Friday, 05 May 2017 6:00 am

Joe Bendel profiles West Greene softball players Madison and McKenna Lampe. (Photo: After leading a successful basketball campaign, West Greene twins Madison and McKenna Lampe are now working their ...

Softball: Post-Gazette Rankings (May 5, 2017)

Published on Friday, 05 May 2017 6:00 am

Here are this week's Post-Gazette softball rankings. (Not including Thursday's games) WPIAL CLASS 6A 1. Hempfield 17-0 2. Canon-McMillan 9-2 3. Baldwin 10-2 4. Seneca Valley 12-4 5. Bethel Park 9-3 ...

High School Highlights (May 4, 2017)

Published on Thursday, 04 May 2017 5:00 am

North Hills beats Mars in 12 innings (Photo: Central Catholic's Marshall McGraw (32) slides under the glove of Butler catcher Justin Stewart for a run Wednesday in Butler. Central Catholic defeated Butler, ...

Alumni Update - Tiffany Edwards (Point Park)

Published on Wednesday, 03 May 2017 2:22 pm

OWENSBORO, Ky. –  Point Park University softball faced a tough adversary before even stepping into the playing field Saturday – the weather. The game one start time was delayed two hours, and ...

Alumni Update - Kelsey Feeney (Pitt-Johnstown)

Published on Wednesday, 03 May 2017 2:14 pm

Kelsey Feeney's two-run home run proved to be the game-winner in a 3-1 Pitt-Johnstown Senior Day victory over Indiana University (PA) in Saturday's first game of a PSAC doubleheader at V.E. Erickson ...

Alumni Update - Abrielle McCartney (Robert Morris)

Published on Wednesday, 03 May 2017 12:30 pm

Moon Township, Pa. – The Robert Morris University softball team dropped a set of makeup games to Wagner College, 10-2 and 9-2, Monday afternoon at North Athletic Complex. The loss drops the Colonials ...

Alumni Update - Jaimie Schleicher (Pitt-Greensburg)

Published on Wednesday, 03 May 2017 12:00 pm

HAMBURG, N.Y. - The Pitt-Greensburg softball team split its final regular-season conference doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Hilbert, falling 2-1 in the opening game and earned a split of the two ...

Alumni Update - Olivia Gumbita (Gannon)

Published on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 12:00 pm

Gannon Softball clinched the regular season PSAC West Division title on Sunday (April 30). The Lady Knights secured the title with a sweep of Slippery Rock, 10-1 and 4-2. In game one, Olivia Gumbita, ...

Alumni Update - Erika Aughton (Grove City)

Published on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 12:00 pm

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College softball team rallied from an early deficit in the opener for a 3-2 victory and then cruised to a 4-0 win in the nightcap for a doubleheader sweep of Hiram ...

Alumni Update - AJ NIchols (Penn State-Behrend)

Published on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 12:00 pm

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend softball team clinched the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) regular-season championship and the top seed for playoffs with 10-2 and 13-3 five-inning ...