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Softball: South Fayette roaring loudly

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Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the South Fayette softball team.

"They have one of the smallest teams -- physically speaking -- in WPIAL Class AAA and one of the youngest teams in the WPIAL.

But the 19-person South Fayette softball team with one senior, one junior, seven sophomores and 10 freshmen do not act their age and do not let size get in their way of chasing a goal -- the first section title in program history.

Through 10 games South Fayette was sitting in second place in Section 2-AAA. Overall the Lions are 9-1 following a 13-7 victory against Montour Tuesday and are 7-1 in section play, a half-game behind first-place Trinity (12-1, 8-1). They'll play the Hillers next Thursday.

"We are leading the section and it has been a long time at South Fayette since that has happened," second-year coach Vic Iagnemma said. "The girls are very focused and excited about how well we are doing. There is still a lot of season left.""

 

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Softball: South Fayette chasing first section title

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Late season games against Trinity and West Allegheny will likely decide whether or not South Fayette can successfully capture the first section title in program history. South Fayette would be wise to not look ahead of this week though, as it must take care of business against Montour (5-5, 4-3) and Carrick (0-7, 0-7). The No. 3-ranked Lions (7-1, 6-1) are atop the Section 2-AAA standings at the time being, ahead of Trinity (9-1, 5-1) and West Allegheny (6-2, 6-2). This week provides a prime opportunity for the Lions to maintain their lead or expand on it if the Hillers or Indians trip up.

South Fayette's lone section setback this season came at West Allegheny. But in a section that has proven that anyone can beat anyone, West Allegheny lost at Montour and at Trinity.

"I hope it comes down to the South Fayette-Trinity game," South Fayette coach Vic Iagnemma said. "But you can't take anyone lightly, Montour, West Allegheny and Trinity are all very good teams. If you look at the rankings in our section, you can see any of those four teams have a shot at the other teams."

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Softball: South Feature Athlete - South Fayette's Ashley Iagnemma

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Name: Ashley Iagnemma
High School: South Fayette
Grade: 11
Sport: Softball

Background Info: A three-year starter at pitcher, Ashley Iagnemma is the lone junior on the South Fayette softball team and a major reason why the Lions began section play with a 6-1 record. She is the daughter of second-year coach Vic Iagnemma. Ashley Iagnemma struck out 12 in five shutout innings against Ringgold, a game in which she also knocked in five runs. She has also shown a knack for stepping up in big games. She pitched a complete-game, one-hitter with 14 strikeouts in a 2-1 win against Ringgold. In a section showdown or first place, Ashley Iagnemma struck out seven while scattering six hits in a 6-4 win over Trinity. She has 77 strikeouts through eight games this season. She struck out 120 as a freshman and 140 as a sophomore.

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Alumni Update: Evan Lestini (Washington & Jefferson)

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HERSHEY, Pa. -- The Washington & Jefferson College men's golf team posted a second-day score of 320 and placed fifth Monday at the two-day Hershey Cup. The Presidents, who were in second place after the opening 18 holes, totaled 625 strokes on the Par 71, 7,061-yard Hershey Country Club East course.

Evan Lestini, a South Fayette graduate, was W&J's top finisher over the two-day event as he tied for 11th place in the 81-golfer field with 155 strokes (76-79). Lestini had 12 pars on his day-two scorecard after recording a pair of birdies and 10 pars on Sunday.

 

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Alumni Update - Sean Lubin (La Roche)

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PITTSBURGH, PA – La Roche Baseball improved to 14-11 overall and 5-1 in the AMCC ConferenceLubin La Roche with a 22-1, 15-3 double-header sweep of Medaille College on Sunday afternoon.

Sean Lubin, a South Fayette graduate, went 3 for 4 with a double, two RBIs, and two runs.

 

(photo courtesy of La Roche College)