Softball

Hempfield Area celebrates beating Baldwin during quarterfinal PIAA 6-A softball action at Greater Latrobe High School.
Hempfield softball thriving in late-inning situations during postseason
June 14, 2018
If the score gets tight late in Friday's PIAA Class 6A softball championship game, don't look for Hempfield to shy away from the moment. Where

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West Greene goes back-to-back for Class A softball title
UNIVERSITY PARK — One thing the West Greene softball team has done over the past few seasons is put the rural Greene County school on

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Apollo Ridges' Emma Rametta is late with the tag on Mohawk's Courtney Upham during first round 2-A WPIAL softball action Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Hampton High School.
Mohawk makes most of 2nd chance in PIAA softball playoffs
Mohawk softball coach Brad Hruska is a sixth-grade math teacher in the school district, and he likes to take lessons from the classroom and apply

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Hempfield coach Bob Kalp hugs pitcher Maddie Uschock after defeating Norwin in a WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on May 23, 3018, at Seton Hill University.
Hempfield coach Bob Kalp, fresh off 400th win, is a model of consistency
June 13, 2018
Asked how he and his veteran coaching staff will prepare for the state championship compared to other games, Hempfield softball coach Bob Kalp answered with

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West Greene's Madison Renner catches the ball against Monessen during the WPIAL Class A softball championship Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Seton Hill University.
West Greene hunting another PIAA softball title against familiar opponent
Before an early-season game at the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, S.C., West Greene softball coach Bill Simms was talking enrollment numbers with the coach

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West Allegheny starting pitcher Ashley Seamon throws against Donegal during first round PIAA 5-A softball playoffs Monday June 4, 2018 at Greater Latrobe High School.
West Allegheny seniors get one last game at PIAA softball final
History may not be the favorite class for the seniors on West Allegheny's softball team. Yet, they're doing a good job writing it. The six

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West Allegheny players celebrate with pitcher Ashley Seamon after defeating Thomas Jefferson in the PIAA Class 5A semifinals June 12, 2018, at Peterswood Park.
West Allegheny softball rallies past Thomas Jefferson in PIAA semifinals
June 12, 2018
Trailing by a run in the top of the sixth inning, Thomas Jefferson hit what felt like a lethal three-run home run that left two-time

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Hempfield softball players cheer on their teammates against Nazareth in the PIAA Class 6A semifinals June 12, 2018, at Norlo Park in Fayetteville.
Orischak’s home run guides Hempfield back to PIAA title game
FAYETTEVILLE — It was Ashley Orischak's turn to be the hero. The Hempfield sophomore hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth

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West Greene's Jersey Wise (3) jumps on to home plate following her two-run homer in the fifth inning against Monessen in the PIAA Class A semifinals Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Peterswood Park.
West Greene defeats rival Monessen to return to PIAA championship game
One step is all the Monessen softball team needed to continue its historical run to a state championship berth. But its nemesis got in the

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Mohawk advances to PIAA Class 2A softball final
June 11, 2018
Kaylee Boring went 3 for 3 with an RBI and Alyssa Young and Courtney Upham also knocked in runs to lead Mohawk to a 3-1

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Southmoreland's Courtney Myers consoles Jess Matheny during the sixth inning against Philipsburg-Osceola during a PIAA Class 3A softball semifinal Monday, June 11, 2018, at St. Francis (Pa.).
Southmoreland’s magical run ends with PIAA semifinals loss
LORETTO — The Southmoreland softball team returned home Monday night after losing its grip on a chance to play for a state championship this season.

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Mt. Pleasant center fielder Addy Kubasky consoles Sydney Kaunuch as Mt. Pleasant loses to Punxsutawney in the PIAA 4-A softball semifinal Monday, June 11, 2018 at St. Francis, Pa.
Mt. Pleasant’s title defense fall short in PIAA semifinals
LORETTO — Mt. Pleasant had allowed one home run all season heading into the PIAA semifinals. So when the second of back-to-back solo blasts by

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Hugs all around for Hempfield Area's Margaret Monzo after hitting a home run in the eighth inning against Baldwin during quarterfinal PIAA 6-A softball action at Greater Latrobe High School.
This Hempfield softball team taking different route to success
June 10, 2018
This Hempfield softball team is in select company within its own program, and it hasn't needed a perfect record to get there. The Spartans always

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Hempfield's Megan Monzo rounds third base during a game against Penn Hills on April 12, 2018, at Hempfield.
Westmoreland PIAA softball playoff preview capsules for games of June 11, 2018
Class 6A Hempfield (22-3) vs. Nazareth (21-4) 4 p.m. Monday, Chambersburg Winner plays: Neshaminy (21-4) or Parkland (23-3) Coaches: Bob Kalp, Hempfield; Tony Cocca, Nazareth

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Monessen's Destiny Habeck hits a double against Union during a PIAA Class A quarterfinal game June 7, 2018, at Peterswood Park.
Westmoreland high school look-ahead: Week of June 11, 2018
MONDAY Four county softball teams and one baseball team will look to continue their runs in the PIAA postseason with semifinal games across the state.

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This Week on the TribLive High School Sports Network – 06/10/2018
The 2017-2018 school year comes to an end as the state baseball and softball postseason concludes this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network. We have coverage of the 2018 PIAA baseball and softball playoffs with Semifinals and Championship game action along with coverage of The Foothills and Ken Lantzy All-Star football games […]

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Mt. Pleasant's first baseman Courtney Poulich (16), finishes a double play, during the WPIAL softball consolation match at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
Mt. Pleasant’s Poulich sisters make softball success a family tradition
June 9, 2018
A cracked lamp is a small price to pay for two Division I college scholarships. Chloe and Courtney Poulich are a few years apart, but

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Baldwin's Taylor Dadig (23) and CAssie Carlson (16) compete against Mt. Lebanon in the WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinals May 21, 2018, at Boyce-Mayview Park.
Baldwin softball players relish experience of playing at Penn State’s Nittany Lion Softball Park
June 8, 2018
Senior catcher Carly Santillo racked up a career-high five RBIs against Mifflin County in the first round of the PIAA Class 5A softball playoffs. Santillo

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Baldwin athletic director Vince Sortino, at his desk area.
Sortino: Baldwin plans to eliminate athletic director position
Baldwin athletic director Vince Sortino, who oversees dozens of sports teams in one of the WPIAL's largest districts, said Friday that the school board plans

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West Allegheny's Natasha Yarowenko cheers with her team after defeating Thomas Jefferson during the WPIAL Class 5A softball championship Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Seton Hill University. West Allegheny won 4-2.
PIAA softball pairings: 2 WPIAL finals rematches scheduled Monday
Eleven days after West Allegheny and Thomas Jefferson met in the WPIAL Class 5A finals, the two softball teams will rematch in the PIAA semifinals.

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