2013 WPIAL SOFTBALL REVIEW

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Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 12:07 PM


In 2013, hitting and offense was the theme during the regular season was good old fashioned pitching seemed to be the difference in tasting playoff success. In the end, a pair of first time champions were crowned, a defending champ made it two in a row in the district and went on to win state gold and one of the top programs captured a sixth WPIAL crown. Here is a look back at the final standings and results from the 2013 WPIAL and PIAA softball playoffs on the brink of the start of the 2014 campaign.

FINAL 2013 WPIAL STANDINGS:

# – Clinched Section Title
* – Clinched Playoff Berth
x – Eliminated From Playoff Contention

WPIAL Class AAAA:
(SET WITH 13 PLAYOFF TEAMS)

Section 1: (Section Record) (Overall Record)
#-Latrobe Wildcats : (10-2) (15-4)
*-Hempfield Spartans : (9-3) (15-5)
*-Penn-Trafford Warriors : (8-4) (12-5)
x-Norwin Knights : (6-6) (11-7)
x-Connellsville Falcons : (4-8) (8-8)
x-Kiski Area Cavaliers : (3-9) (6-9)
x-Franklin Regional Panthers : (2-10) (7-11)

Section 2: (Section Record) (Overall Record)
#-McKeesport Tigers : (12-0) (16-4)
*-Plum Mustangs : (10-2) (14-6)
*-Woodland Hills Wolverines : (7-5) (8-5)
*-Gateway Gators : (7-5) (7-9)
x-Oakland Catholic Eagles : (2-10) (2-13)
x-Allderdice Dragons : (2-10) (3-15)
x-Penn Hills Indians : (2-10) (2-13)

Section 3: (Section Record) (Overall Record)
#-North Allegheny Tigers : (11-1) (15-4)
*-Shaler Titans : (9-3) (12-5)
*-Pine-Richland Rams : (8-4) (9-6)
x-Seneca Valley Raiders : (6-6) (11-7)
x-Butler Golden Tornado : (4-8) (9-11)
x-North Hills Indians : (3-9) (4-11)
x-Fox Chapel Foxes : (1-11) (3-15)

Section 4: (Section Record) (Overall Record)
#-Canon-McMillan Big Macs : (14-0) (18-1)
*-Peters Township Indians : (10-4) (16-4)
*-BALDWIN HIGHLANDERS : (8-6) (11-8)
x-BETHEL PARK BLACK HAWKS : (7-7) (10-8)
x-Chartiers Valley Colts : (6-8) (6-9)
x-Mount Lebanon Blue Devils : (6-8) (6-11)
x-Brashear Bulls : (4-10) (7-10)
x-Upper St. Clair Panthers : (1-13) (2-14)

WPIAL Class AAA:
(SET WITH 16 PLAYOFF TEAMS)

Section 1: (Section Record) (Overall Record)
#-Ambridge Bridgers : (9-1) (13-3)
*-Blackhawk Cougars : (6-4) (10-5)
*-New Castle Red Hurricanes : (6-4) (8-6)
x-Ellwood City Wolverines : (5-5) (5-9)
x-Central Valley Warriors : (3-7) (6-9)
x-Hopewell Vikings : (1-9) (4-14)

Section 2: (Section Record) (Overall Record)
#-Trinity Hillers : (11-1) (11-4)
*-Montour Spartans : (9-3) (12-6)
*-West Allegheny Indians : (8-4) (10-6)
x-South Fayette Lions : (5-7) (9-8)
x-Ringgold Rams : (5-7) (8-9)
x-Moon Tigers : (4-8) (5-11)
x-Carrick Raiders : (0-12) (1-16)

Section 3: (Section Record) (Overall Record)
#-ELIZABETH FORWARD WARRIORS : (9-3) (16-4)
#-West Mifflin Titans : (9-3) (15-4)
*-South Park Eagles : (7-5) (13-5)
x-Southmoreland Scotties : (6-6) (8-8)
x-Yough Cougars : (5-7) (7-10)
x-Belle Vernon Leopards : (4-8) (8-12)
x-Thomas Jefferson Jaguars : (2-10) (3-12)

Section 4: (Section Record) (Overall Record)
#-Greensburg-Salem Golden Lions : (12-0) (17-2)
*-Mount Pleasant Vikings : (10-2) (11-9)
*-Brownsville Falcons : (7-5) (9-10)
*-Laurel Highlands Mustangs : (7-5) (7-9)
x-Uniontown Red Raiders : (4-8) (5-9)
x-Albert Gallatin Colonials : (2-10) (3-12)
x-Derry Trojans : (0-12) (0-14)

Section 5: (Section Record) (Overall Record)
#-Mars Planets : (7-3) (9-9)
*-Hampton Talbots : (5-5) (7-10)
*-Highlands Golden Rams : (5-5) (8-6)
x-Kittanning Wildcats : (5-5) (10-6)
x-Knoch Knights : (5-5) (9-8)
x-Indiana Little Indians : (3-7) (8-10)
(Hampton wins four way head-to-head tie with Knoch, Kittanning & Highlands)
(Highlands wins three way head-to-head tie with Knoch & Kittanning)

WPIAL Class AA:
(SET WITH 15 PLAYOFF TEAMS)

Section 1: (Section Record) (Overall Record)
#-Seton-LaSalle Rebels : (10-0) (12-1)
*-Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles : (8-2) (10-5)
*-Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Chargers : (5-5) (8-6)
x-Carlynton Cougars : (4-6) (7-8)
x-Avonworth Antelopes : (3-7) (4-10)
x-Quaker Valley Quakers : (0-10) (3-10)

Section 2: (Section Record) (Overall Record)
#-CHARTIERS-HOUSTON BUCCANEERS : (12-0) (16-0)
*-McGuffey Highlanders : (10-2) (14-5)
*-Bentworth Bearcats : (7-5) (9-8)
x-Waynesburg Raiders : (6-6) (9-9)
x-Beth-Center Bulldogs : (4-8) (5-9)
x-Washington Little Prexies : (3-9) (3-10)
x-Fort Cherry Rangers : (0-12) (0-18)

Section 3: (Section Record) (Overall Record)
#-Deer Lakes Lancers : (14-0) (16-0)
*-Burrell Buccaneers : (12-2) (14-4)
*-Freeport Yellowjackets : (10-4) (11-6)
x-Ford City Sabers : (8-6) (8-9)
x-West Shamokin Wolves : (5-9) (5-13)
x-Valley Vikings : (4-10) (5-11)
x-Apollo-Ridge Vikings : (3-11) (3-13)
x-Shady Side Academy Indians : (0-14) (3-14)

Section 4: (Section Record) (Overall Record)
#-Greensburg Central Catholic Centurions : (9-1) (10-4)
*-Steel Valley Ironmen : (7-3) (11-5)
*-BRENTWOOD SPARTANS : (7-3) (9-4)
x-South Allegheny Gladiators : (4-6) (7-7)
x-Charleroi Cougars : (3-7) (4-9)
x-East Allegheny Wildcats : (0-10) (2-12)

Section 5: (Section Record) (Overall Record)
#-Riverside Panthers : (12-0) (15-0)
*-Mohawk Warriors : (10-2) (13-3)
*-Beaver Bobcats : (7-5) (9-7)
x-New Brighton Lions : (6-6) (12-7)
x-Beaver Falls Tigers : (4-8) (5-8)
x-Laurel Spartans : (3-9) (4-14)
x-Freedom Bulldogs : (0-12) (3-13)

WPIAL Class A:
(SET WITH 14 PLAYOFF TEAMS)

Section 1: (Section Record) (Overall Record)
#-Burgettstown Blue Devils : (13-1) (15-4)
*-Sto-Rox Vikings : (12-2) (13-4)
*-Bishop Canevin Crusaders : (9-5) (9-6)
*-Sewickley Academy Panthers : (9-5) (9-7)
x-North Catholic Trojanettes : (6-8) (7-8)
x-Avella Eagles : (4-10) (4-14)
x-Cornell Raiders : (3-11) (5-12)
x-Northgate Flames : (0-14) (0-20)

Section 2: (Section Record) (Overall Record)
#-Carmichaels Mighty Mikes : (13-1) (18-2)
#-Frazier Commodores : (13-1) (16-2)
*-Serra Catholic Eagles : (9-5) (10-6)
x-Jefferson-Morgan Rockets : (7-7) (12-8)
x-West Greene Pioneers : (6-8) (11-9)
x-Monessen Greyhounds : (6-8) (8-9)
x-California Trojans : (2-12) (3-14)
x-Mapletown Maples : (0-14) (1-17)

Section 3: (Section Record) (Overall Record)
#-Jeannette Jayhawks : (10-2) (14-3)
#-Leechburg Blue Devils : (10-2) (11-5)
*-Riverview Raiders : (8-4) (11-7)
*-Vincentian Academy Royals : (8-4) (8-5)
x-St. Joseph Spartans : (3-9) (3-12)
x-Springdale Dynamos : (3-9) (3-12)
x-Ellis School Tigers : (0-12) (0-15)

Section 4: (Section Record) (Overall Record)
#-Neshannock Lancers : (14-0) (15-2)
*-Shenango Wildcats : (11-3) (14-6)
*-SOUTH SIDE BEAVER RAMS : (11-3) (13-4)
x-Quigley Catholic Spartans : (5-9) (6-9)
x-Union Scotties : (5-9) (6-11)
x-Western Beaver Golden Beavers : (5-9) (5-11)
x-Rochester Rams : (5-9) (5-13)
x-Aliquippa Quips : (0-14) (0-19)

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2013 WPIAL SOFTBALL PLAYOFF RESULTS:

All games with (MSA) after the score can be heard archived anytime here on the MSA Sports Network.

2013 WPIAL CLASS AAAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:

Canon-McMillan Big Macs 5 – North Allegheny Tigers 2  (MSA)

WPIAL Class AAAA Consolation:

Hempfield Spartans 9 – Peters Township Indians 5  (MSA)

WPIAL CLASS AAAA Semifinals:

Canon-McMillan Big Macs 5 – Hempfield Spartans 0  (MSA)

North Allegheny Tigers 7 – Peters Township Indians 4  (MSA)

WPIAL CLASS AAAA Quarterfinals:

Canon-McMillan Big Macs 6 – Penn-Trafford Warriors 0  (MSA)

Hempfield Spartans 4 – Shaler Titans 1  (MSA)

Peters Township Indians 1 – Latrobe Wildcats 0  (MSA)

North Allegheny Tigers 7 – McKeesport Tigers 5  (MSA)

WPIAL CLASS AAAA First Round:

Canon-McMillan Big Macs – BYE

Penn-Trafford Warriors 7 – Plum Mustangs 0  (MSA)

Hempfield Spartans 14 – Gateway Gators 0  (MSA)

Shaler Titans 11 – Woodland Hills Wolverines 0  (MSA)

Latrobe Wildcats – BYE

Peters Township Indians 8 – Pine-Richland Rams 4  (MSA)

North Allegheny Tigers – BYE

McKeesport Tigers 11 – Baldwin Highlanders 10  (MSA)
 

2013 WPIAL CLASS AAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:

Greensburg-Salem Golden Lions 8 – Ambridge Bridgers 0  (MSA)

WPIAL Class AAA Consolation:

West Allegheny Indians 5 – West Mifflin Titans 1  (MSA)

WPIAL CLASS AAA Semifinals:

Greensburg-Salem Golden Lions 3 – West Allegheny Indians 2 in 10 Innings  (MSA)

Ambridge Bridgers 5 – West Mifflin Titans 4  (MSA)

WPIAL CLASS AAA Quarterfinals:

Greensburg-Salem Golden Lions 2 – Blackhawk Cougars 0  (MSA)

West Allegheny Indians 1 – Elizabeth Forward Warriors 0  (MSA)

West Mifflin Titans 9 – Trinity Hillers 5  (MSA)

Ambridge Bridgers 4 – South Park Eagles 1  (MSA)

WPIAL CLASS AAA First Round:

Greensburg-Salem Golden Lions 6 – Highlands Golden Rams 5  (MSA)

Blackhawk Cougars 6 – Hampton Talbots 5  (MSA)

Elizabeth Forward Warriors 6 – New Castle Red Hurricane 2  (MSA)

West Allegheny Indians 5 – Mars Fighting Planets 3  (MSA)

Trinity Hillers 13 – Brownsville Falcons 3  (MSA)

West Mifflin Titans 16 – Mount Pleasant Vikings 2

Ambridge Bridgers 10 – Laurel Highlands Mustangs 0  (MSA)

South Park Eagles 11 – Montour Spartans 4
 

2013 WPIAL CLASS AA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:

Riverside Panthers 5 – Deer Lakes Lancers 1  (MSA)

WPIAL Class AA Consolation:

Chartiers-Houston Buccaneers 2 – Beaver Bobcats 0  (MSA)

WPIAL CLASS AA Semifinals:

Deer Lakes Lancers 11 – Beaver Bobcats 7  (MSA)

Riverside Panthers 4 – Chartiers-Houston Buccaneers 0  (MSA)

WPIAL CLASS AA Quarterfinals:

Deer Lakes Lancers 13 – McGuffey Highlanders 3  (MSA)

Beaver Bobcats 7 – Greensburg Central Catholic Centurions 2  (MSA)

Chartiers-Houston Buccaneers 8 – Mohawk Warriors 4  (MSA)

Riverside Panthers 6 – Steel Valley Ironmen 0  (MSA)

WPIAL CLASS AA First Round:

Deer Lakes Lancers BYE

McGuffey Highlanders 5 – Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles 4  (MSA)

Beaver Bobcats 10 – Seton-LaSalle Rebels 3  (MSA)

Greensburg Central Catholic Centurions 9 – Freeport Yellowjackets 1  (MSA)

Chartiers-Houston Buccaneers 10 – Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Chargers 0  (MSA)

Mohawk Warriors 7 – Brentwood Spartans 0  (MSA)

Riverside Panthers 10 – Bentworth Bearcats 0  (MSA)

Steel Valley Ironmen 2 – Burrell Buccaneers 1  (MSA)
 

2013 WPIAL CLASS A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:

Neshannock Lancers 10 – Carmichaels Mighty Mikes 4  (MSA)

WPIAL Class A Consolation:

Burgettstown Blue Devils 9 – Frazier Commodores 4  (MSA)

WPIAL CLASS A Semifinals:

Neshannock Lancers 9 – Frazier Commodores 1  (MSA)

Carmichaels Mighty Mikes 9 – Burgettstown Blue Devils 0  (MSA)

WPIAL CLASS A Quarterfinals:

Neshannock Lancers 14 – Serra Catholic Eagles 0  (MSA)

Frazier Commodores 9 – Shenango Wildcats 2  (MSA)

Burgettstown Blue Devils 2 – South Side Rams 1  (MSA)

Carmichaels Mighty Mikes 15 – Jeannette Jayhawks 0  (MSA)

WPIAL CLASS A First Round:

Neshannock Lancers  – BYE

Serra Catholic Eagles 7 – Bishop Canevin Crusaders 3

Frazier Commodores 3 – Vincentian Academy Royals 2

Shenango Wildcats 7 – Sto-Rox Vikings 6  (MSA)

Burgettstown Blue Devils – BYE

South Side Rams 1 – Leechburg Blue Devils 0  (MSA)

Carmichaels Mighty Mikes 10 – Riverview Raiders 0  (MSA)

Jeannette Jayhawks 11 – Sewickley Academy Panthers 5  (MSA)

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2013 PIAA SOFTBALL PLAYOFF RESULTS:

All games with (MSA) after the score can be heard archived anytime here on the MSA Sports Network.

2013 PIAA CLASS AAAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:

CANON-McMILLAN BIG MACS 4 – Neshaminy Redskins 3 in 12 Innings  (MSA)

PIAA CLASS AAAA Semifinals:

CANON-McMILLAN BIG MACS 3 – Pennsbury Falcons 1  (MSA)

Neshaminy Redskins 3 – North Penn Knights 2

PIAA CLASS AAAA Quarterfinals:

CANON-McMILLAN BIG MACS  5 – NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS 0  (MSA)

Pennsbury Falcons 14 – Cumberland Valley Eagles 3

North Penn Knights 11 – Central Bucks East Patriots 0

Neshaminy Redskins 8 – Daniel Boone Blazers 0

PIAA CLASS AAAA First Round:

CANON-McMILLAN BIG MACS 2 – HEMPFIELD SPARTANS 1  (MSA)

NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS 5 – DuBois Beavers 3

Pennsbury Falcons 13 – Central Dauphin Rams 1

Cumberland Valley Eagles 9 – Mifflin County Huskies 1

Central Bucks East Patriots 10 – Philadelphia Girls School 0

North Penn Knights 1 – Northampton Konkrete Kids 0

Neshaminy Redskins 1 – St. Hubert Bambies 0

Daniel Boone Blazers 4 – Hazleton Cougars 1
 

2013 PIAA CLASS AAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:

Valley View Cougars 5 – Fort LeBoeuf Bison 0

PIAA CLASS AAA Semifinals:

Fort LeBoeuf Bison 4 – AMBRIDGE BRIDGERS 1

Valley View Cougars 6 – Nazareth Academy Pandas 3

PIAA CLASS AAA Quarterfinals:

Fort LeBoeuf Bison 1 – GREENSBURG-SALEM GOLDEN LIONS 0

AMBRIDGE BRIDGERS 5 – Greencastle-Antrim Blue Devils 3

Nazareth Academy Pandas 2 – Bethlehem Catholic Hawks 1

Valley View Cougars 5 – Twin Valley Raiders 3

PIAA CLASS AAA First Round:

GREENSBURG-SALEM GOLDEN LIONS 2 – St. Mary’s Flying Dutch 0  (MSA)

Fort LeBoeuf Bison 2 – WEST ALLEGHENY INDIANS 0

AMBRIDGE BRIDGERS 5 – Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers 2

Greencastle-Antrim Blue Devils 3 – Chichester Eagles 1

Nazareth Academy Pandas 11 – Franklin Towne Charter Coyotes 3

Bethlehem Catholic Hawks 5 – Donegal Indians 2

Twin Valley Raiders 6 – Monsignor Bonner/Archbishop Prendergast Friars 1

Valley View Cougars 5 – Jersey Shore Bulldogs 0
 

2013 PIAA CLASS AA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:

Brandywine Heights Bullets 1 – RIVERSIDE PANTHERS 0  (MSA)

PIAA CLASS AA Semifinals:

RIVERSIDE Panthers 2 – Philipsburg-Osceola Mounties 0  (MSA)

Brandywine Heights Bullets 5 – Holy Redeemer Royals 4 in 10 Innings

PIAA CLASS AA Quarterfinals:

RIVERSIDE PANTHERS  13 – Ligonier Valley Rams 0  (MSA)

Philipsburg-Osceola Mounties 3 – DEER LAKES LANCERS 1

Brandywine Heights Bullets 6 – Pen Argyl Green Knights 0

Holy Redeemer Royals 6 – Conwell-Egan Eagles 3

PIAA CLASS AA First Round:

RIVERSIDE PANTHERS 6 – Curwensville Golden Tide 0

Ligonier Valley Rams 6 – Chestnut Ridge Lions 5

Philipsburg-Osceola Mounties 4 – CHARTIERS-HOUSTON BUCCANEERS 1  (MSA)

DEER LAKES LANCERS 3 – Fairview Tigers 0

Brandywine Heights Bullets 15 – Fleetwood Tigers 0

Pen Argyl Green Knights 9 – Christopher Dock Pioneers 0

Conwell-Egan Eagles 8 – Pequea Valley Braves 1

Holy Redeemer Royals 1 – Warrior Run Defenders 0 in 8 Innings
 

2013 PIAA CLASS A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:

Williams Valley Vikings 13 – NESHANNOCK LANCERS 0  (MSA)

PIAA CLASS A Semifinals:

NESHANNOCK LANCERS 4 – Southern Huntingdon Rockets 1  (MSA)

Williams Valley Vikings 2 – Northeast Bradford Panthers 1

PIAA CLASS A Quarterfinals:

NESHANNOCK LANCERS 6 – Claysburg-Kimmel Bulldogs 1

Southern Huntingdon Rockets 6 – CARMICHAELS MIGHTY MIKES  2 

Northeast Bradford Panthers 11 – Bristol Warriors 3

Williams Valley Vikings 12 – Hyndman Charter Hornets 2

PIAA CLASS A First Round:

NESHANNOCK LANCERS 9 – Elk County Catholic Crusaders 1  (MSA)

Claysburg-Kimmel Bulldogs 4 – BURGETTSTOWN BLUE DEVILS 0  (MSA)

Southern Huntingdon Rockets 5 – Keystone Panthers 2

CARMICHAELS MIGHTY MIKES 13 – Saegertown Panthers 9  (MSA)

Bristol Warriors 12 – Philadelphia Girard Academic Music Program Pioneers 0

Northeast Bradford Panthers 5 – Old Forge Devils 1

Williams Valley Vikings 8 – Bloomsburg Panthers 0

Hyndman Charter Hornets 6 – Greenwood Wildcats 5

 

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