Softball

Bishop Canevin’s Bella DeMark scores behind Greensburg Central Catholic’s Anna Vitale during first round WPIAL A Softball action at Fox Chapel Area High School.
Signal Item softball preview: Teams hoping to improve on last season’s performance
March 14, 2020
As softball season nears, the three Carnegie-area teams are focused on making the playoffs.

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Kiski Area senior Brooke Bires works on her swing during a practice on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
Kiski Area softball hungry for bounce-back season
March 13, 2020
Last season didn’t go as expected for the Kiski Area softball team, which battled a lot of adversity along the way.

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Hampton infielder Tanner Gill takes a late throw during a scrimmage game against Butler March 12, 2020.
Future of spring sports season will be considered Monday by WPIAL board
The PIAA already postponed the end of winter sports season, but now spring sports might also be in danger.

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HIghlands softball expecting to have breakout season
March 11, 2020
Rachel Blackburn needs infield work, and she knows it.

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Hempfield pitcher Callie Sowers celebrates after the final out of a PIAA Class 6A quarterfinal against McDowell on June 6, 2019, at North Allegheny High School.
Pieces in place for Hempfield softball’s quest for 6th straight WPIAL crown
March 10, 2020
Even by Hempfield’s lofty standards, last year was somewhat of a surprise.

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Freeport’s Savana Urik competes during practice for the 2020 season March 7, 2020.
Freeport confident heading into softball season with small but talented roster
When Freeport softball takes the field this year, there’s a good chance there will only be 11 players on the team.

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New coach Bates hopes to steer young Greensburg Salem softball team in right direction
March 9, 2020
Former Hempfield softball standout Alyssa Bates steps in this season as coach at Greensburg Salem after a two-year stint as an assistant with the Golden Lions.

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Greensburg Central junior Jaden Cox will be counted on as a team leader this season.
Pieces in place for Greensburg Central Catholic softball
March 8, 2020
The Greensburg Central Catholic softball team made a return trip to the WPIAL playoffs in 2019, a nice bounce back from a one-win season.

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Deer Lakes softball coach Rick Cerra watches his team work out Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Deer Lakes High School.
New Deer Lakes softball coach Cerra hopes to build on program’s success
For the first time in 15 years, the Deer Lakes softball team will begin a season with a new coach.

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New look, same goals for Burrell softball team
March 7, 2020
It’s a new season with a new coach, new uniforms and a newly revamped home field.

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Senior shortstop Mariah DeRiggi is one of Franklin Regional’s returning players.
Franklin Regional softball blending youth, experience
Franklin Regional’s softball team is hoping to carry its momentum from last season.

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Gianna Copelli will be Derry’s leadoff hitter this season.
Derry softball’s playoff-victory hunt turns to new coach DePalma
March 6, 2020
Derry’s softball team will embark on a new era with first-year coach John DePalma at the helm.

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Belle Vernon third baseman Vanessa Porter tags out McKeesport’s Elisabeth Dansak on a stolen base attempt April 4, 2019.
Belle Vernon softball hopes following formula results in WPIAL playoffs return
March 5, 2020
The formula to success for the Belle Vernon softball team is simple.

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Ligonier Valley senior pitcher Jane Garver is a Robert Morris recruit.
Ligonier Valley’s Garver, Southmoreland’s Miller sign with RMU softball
January 10, 2020
Robert Morris University recently announced the signing of seven students to softball scholarships. Among the group are two student-athletes from Westmoreland County.

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Westmoreland high school notebook: Weather slows work on Penn-Trafford baseball field
January 4, 2020
Look to the right while cruising up the driveway to Penn-Trafford High School, and it is clear change is happening at the baseball field.

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North Hills players celebrate after winning the 2019 slow-pitch softball title.
North Hills wins slow pitch softball title
November 14, 2019
The North Hills girls slow pitch softball team hoisted its first Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Softball League title after defeating Plum, 12-8, in the championship game at Tillbrook Field in Irwin last month.

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Elizabeth Forward shortstop Anna Resnik loses the ball as West Perry’s Tiara Johnson slides into second base in the bottom of the seventh inning of the PIAA Class 4A state championship game Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Penn State University.
Elizabeth Forward’s Resnik chooses Robert Morris
November 4, 2019
Elizabeth Forward’s Anna Resnik has decided where she’ll play collegiate softball, and she won’t have to travel too far to do so.

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Westmoreland H.S. notebook: Yough softball coaching job reopens
November 2, 2019
Yough is looking for a softball coach — again.

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Norwin’s Bailee Bertani hits a two-run double in front of Bethel Park catcher Shayna Postler during the second inning of their WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinal Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Gateway High School.
Norwin softball standout Bailee Bertani chooses Robert Morris
October 26, 2019
Bailee Bertani said she always dreamed of playing softball at the Division I level.

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Westmoreland notebook: Belle Vernon freshman’s research project catches eye of WNBA
October 5, 2019
Viva Kreis fell for basketball at a young age.

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