Softball

The Penn-Trafford softball team was honored for its state championship Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at the state House of Representatives.
Penn-Trafford softball honored by state House of Representatives
September 18, 2019
Penn-Trafford, the floor is yours.

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Latrobe’s Jordan Tallman pitches a throw during a softball scrimmage against Yough on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Greater Latrobe High School.
Latrobe softball pitcher Tallman back in circle, anticipating 2020 season
July 24, 2019
Perhaps the greatest what-if story of the 2019 WPIAL softball season was Latrobe pitcher Jordan Tallman.

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Mt. Pleasant head coach Chris Brunson hits balls for his team while at practice on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Mt. Pleasant High School.
Mt. Pleasant names softball coach Chris Brunson as new athletic director
July 15, 2019
Chris Brunson just finished his first season as the softball coach at Mt. Pleasant.

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Elizabeth Forward Anna Resnik (6), races towards pitcher Kailey Larcinese (8), and catcher Brianna Sersevic (3) to celebrate their 3-0 win over Mount Pleasant, during the WPIAL Class 4A softball championship at Latrobe’s Graham-Sobota Field in Unity Township, on Friday, May 31, 2019.
Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2019 softball season
July 14, 2019
Late-round WPIAL playoff losses can do plenty to motivate teams for the state playoffs.

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Shaler’s Kelsey Cordera will play at Edinboro.
Shaler’s Cordera reaps rewards of switch to 1st base
July 3, 2019
Kelsey Cordera had an opportunity to do some different things during her senior year at Shaler Area.

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Knoch’s Gourley honored by recognition from Pa. softball coaches
July 2, 2019
Monica Gourley collected three hits in four at-bats, one being a triple, and also drove in two runs in the Knoch softball team’s 7-2 victory over Thomas Jefferson in the WPIAL Class 4A third-place game.

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Avonworth’s Sarah Helffrich scores against Keystone Oaks during the 3-A WPIAL softball championship Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Peterswood Park.
Head of the Class: Softball Player and Coach of the Year for each classification
June 24, 2019
Back in the day, when a student did well in the classroom they were sometimes moved to the front of the class.

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Connellsville Area starting pitcher Mia Burd throws against West Allegheny during the 5-A softball championship Friday, May 31, 2019 at Peters Township High School.
Standout pitchers highlight 2019 Trib HSSN softball all-star team
June 22, 2019
The one word that best describes the 2019 WPIAL softball season is dominant.

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Elizabeth Forward’s pitcher Lailey Larcinese (8) during their WPIAL Class 4A softball championship 3-0 win over Mount Pleasant, at Latrobe’s Graham-Sobota Field in Unity Township, on Friday, May 31, 2019.
Elizabeth Forward’s Kailey Larcinese named Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Year
Kailey Larcinese dominated in the pitchers circle for a team that won 19 games in a row, a first WPIAL championship and a runner-up trophy in the PIAA postseason.

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Knoch starting pitcher Amanda Fischer throws against Grove City during PIAA playoff action Monday, June 3, 2019 at Slippery Rock University.
Knoch’s Amanda Fischer named Valley News Dispatch Softball Player of the Year
2019 Valley News Dispatch Softball All-Stars

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week lifts team to state title
June 17, 2019
The final Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week for the 2019 season is Frazier junior Logan Hartman, who was the winning pitcher and contributed offensively as the Commodores won their first PIAA softball championship.

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Final Trib HSSN state softball rankings for 2019 season
June 16, 2019
Six softball teams were crowned state champions last week at Penn State, leaving them at the head of the class in the final edition of the Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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Westmoreland high school notebook: First-time softball champions come up big defensively
Penn-Trafford and Frazier softball teams had a lot in common when they won PIAA softball titles on Friday at Penn State’s Beard Field.

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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 University. Elizabeth Forward defeated Mt. Pleasant 2-1 after eight innings.
Section title. WPIAL title. Goal-oriented Elizabeth Forward now wants state title
June 12, 2019
Prior to the start of this season, Elizabeth Forward softball coach Harry Rutherford approached athletic director Tim Guffey with three goals for his team: Win a section title, a WPIAL championship and state gold.

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Frazier’s Logan Hartman rounds third on her way to scoring the winning run in Tuesday’s PIAA Class 2A semifinal against Cranberry.
‘Last lap’ focuses Frazier for PIAA Class 2A softball championship
Before every practice this season, the Frazier softball team takes a lap around Commodore Park.

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Penn-Trafford’s Morgan Nedley drives in two runs with a bunt base hit during a PIAA Class 5A semifinal against Donegal Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Mount Aloysius College.
Penn-Trafford seniors lead team to 1st PIAA championship game
Penn-Trafford’s historic softball season will continue Friday when the Warriors battle Lampeter-Strasburg for the PIAA Class 5A championship.

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Frazier players celebrate during their PIAA Class 2A semifinal win over Cranberry on Tuesday. Frazier players celebrate their victory over Cranberry in a PIAA Class 2A semifinal Tuesday.
Frazier softball advances to PIAA finals in walkoff fashion
June 11, 2019
A victory an entire career in the making had Frazier coach Don Hartman emotional after watching his daughter Logan cross home plate to give the Commodores their first trip to the PIAA championship game.

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Hempfield’s Jessica Persin reacts after striking out to end the game, as Central Dauphin catcher Hailee Beaver celebrates during their PIAA Class 6A semifinal Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at St. Francis University.
Hempfield softball loses in PIAA Class 6A semifinals
LORETTO — Bob Kalp forced a smile not long after his Hempfield softball team fell just short of yet another trip to the state finals.

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West Greene drops Class A softball semifinal to DuBois Central Catholic
And suddenly, it was over.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week
June 9, 2019
The Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week is West Greene junior Jade Renner, who was the winning pitcher and contributed offensively as well for the two-time defending PIAA Class A champions.

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