Softball

High school roundup for April 14, 2021: Mt. Lebanon softball tops Canon Mac in thriller
April 15, 2021
Elizabeth Kubancek’s third hit of the game was a walkoff two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning to carry Mt. Lebanon to a 7-6 victory over Canon-McMillan in Section 1-6A softball Wednesday afternoon.

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Plum right fielder Brooke Kundla bats during the second inning of Wednesday’s Section 1-4A game against Armstrong. The Mustangs won 9-6.
A-K Valley softball notebook: Plum breaks out bats in return to action
April 14, 2021
Plum players had to wait a week to get the bad taste of a 5-0 loss to Section 1-5A rival Franklin Regional out of their mouths.

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Yough’s Emma Augustine takes part in an early-season 2021 softball game.
Yough softball hitting all the right spots in early going
Yough softball coaches and players often talk about their pitchers “hitting spots.”

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Penn-Trafford pitcher Mia Smith delivers against Connellsville on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Harrison City.
Backed into a corner, Penn-Trafford powers past Connellsville
Penn-Trafford softball coach Denny Little said he didn’t need any motivational speech prior to Wednesday’s first-place showdown with No. 1 Connellsville.

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North Allegheny softball makes short work of Hempfield
Call it stunning. Call it uncharacteristic.

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Southmoreland pitcher Jess Matheny also is one of the team’s top hitters.
Westmoreland softball notebook: Southmoreland returns to winning ways
Southmoreland is off to its best start in five years and could be a challenger to Mt. Pleasant — a section opponent, it just so happens — in Class 3A.

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Fox Chapel junior Mackenzie Borkovich has 77 strikeouts over 44 innings.
Fox Chapel strikeouts specialist Borkovich exceeding expectations
Mackenzie Borkovich logged most of the pitching innings as a freshman for Fox Chapel in 2019.

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Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for April 13, 2021
April 13, 2021
There were big changes in two classifications from the first edition to the second week of the 2021 Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for week ending April 11, 2021
April 11, 2021
In the 25 years between 1976 and 2000, the North Hills softball program won five WPIAL championships.

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Elizabeth Forward’s Kailey Larcinese pitches a throw against Mt. Pleasant in the PIAA Class 4A softball semifinal on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Seton Hill.
Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week for week ending April 11, 2021
In 2019, sophomore Kailey Larcinese of Elizabeth Forward was a dominant pitcher.

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Highlands first baseman Abbie Deiseroth hits a home run during a game against Valley on Monday, April 5, 2021, in Harrison. Highlands won, 10-0.
Trib HSSN Softball Rankings: April 11, 2021
April 10, 2021
Class 6A

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High school roundup for April 10, 2021: South Fayette captures PIAA competitive spirit title
South Fayette earned a state title in the Class 3A large division with a score of 89.97 on Saturday at the PIAA competitive spirit championships in Hershey.

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High school roundup for April 9, 2021: Beaver’s Payton List dominates with arm, bat
Payton List checked boxes all over the stat sheet in Beaver’s Section 3-4A softball victory Friday afternoon.

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The Ligonier Valley bench watches the action against Seton LaSalle on Friday, April 9, 2021.
Ligonier Valley softball stays perfect with shutout of Seton LaSalle
April 9, 2021
Ligonier Valley softball coach Mark Zimmerman is learning on the fly during the Rams’ return to the WPIAL.

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Bethel Park’s Delaney Nagy prepares to deliver a pitch against Mt. Lebanon on Friday, April 9, 2021.
Bethel Park softball fires on all cylinders in rout of rival Mt. Lebanon
Mt. Lebanon knew it had to play a perfect softball game against rival Bethel Park.

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Shaler’s Bethany Rodman throws a pitch against Fox Chapel during their Section 3-5A matchup on April 9, 2021 at Shaler’s Hilltop Field.
Small ball helps Shaler sneak past Fox Chapel in Section 3-5A
The Shaler Area softball team has been showing off its power, but after a one-run loss to West Allegheny earlier this week, coach Tom Sorce said the Titans were going to do whatever they could to push runs across the plate.

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Elizabeth Forward’s Anna Resnik (6) races towards pitcher Kailey Larcinese (8) and catcher Brianna Sersevic (3) to celebrate their 3-0 win over Mt. Pleasant in the 2019 WPIAL Class 4A softball championship game.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 9, 2021: Early season showdown for softball powers
April 8, 2021
Since expansion from four to six classes throughout the PIAA in softball four years ago, two programs have dominated the Class 4A landscape: Belle Vernon and Elizabeth Forward.

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Franklin Regional’s Louie Kegerreis turns a double play against Penn-Trafford on Tuesday.
Trib 10: For the first time in a long time, WPIAL baseball, softball power rankings
It has been two years since we felt the spring power.

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High school roundup for April 8, 2021: Twin brothers square off for section tennis title
In the history of WPIAL tennis, there’s never been a matchup of opponents who knew each others’ games better.

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Greensburg Central Catholic pitcher Emma Henry works out on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at the high school in Carbon.
Greensburg Central Catholic softball off to promising start
April 7, 2021
While three games is a small sample size, it represents a strong start to the Greensburg Central Catholic softball team, and is perhaps a sign of what’s to come for the program.

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