H.S. roundup: North Allegheny softball edges Hempfield
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 11:20 PM
Alaina Whipkey hit an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth inning to break a tie, and the No. 1-ranked North Allegheny softball team held on to defeat Hempfield, 4-3, in Section 2-6A on Wednesday.
Rachel Martindale gave North Allegheny a 3-0 lead with a three-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Hempfield tied the score 3-3 on a three-run homer by Jessica Persin in the top of the fifth inning.
Winning pitcher Ashley Adams struck out six for North Allegheny (10-1, 8-1). Callie Sowers struck out seven for Hempfield (6-5, 6-3).
Connellsville 8, Franklin Regional 0 — Jenna Hixson had three hits and three RBIs, and Connellsville (6-3, 5-2) earned a key victory in Section 1-5A.
Winning pitcher Mia Burd held Franklin Regional (6-5, 5-3) to four hits and struck out 8.
Mallory Halleck had a double and triple for Franklin Regional.
Penn-Trafford 9, Albert Gallatin 8 (8 inn.) — For the second consecutive game, No. 1 Penn-Trafford needed a late rally to pull out a win.
The Warriors (9-0, 8-0) scored in the bottom of the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly by Morgan Nedley.
Albert Gallatin (3-6, 3-5) tied the score 8-8 in the top of the seventh inning on a three-run home run by Abby Vance.
Emma Armstrong homered for the second consecutive game for Penn-Trafford during a five-run sixth inning. Hannah Allen had a three-run hit during the inning for the Warriors.
Mt. Pleasant 6, Indiana 2 — Sydney Kanuch hit a two-run home run, and No. 1 Mt. Pleasant rolled in Section 1-4A.
Mt. Pleasant had 11 hits, including a triple and five doubles. Haylie Brunson had two doubles for the Vikings (10-0, 6-0).
Indiana fell to 6-4, 3-3.
Yough 3, Highlands 0 — Kierra Waywood threw a six-hit shutout and struck out 10 to lead Yough to a Section 1-4A victory.
Waywood had three hits, including a double. Hannah Christner and Savannah Manns also doubled for the Cougars.
Manns had two RBIs.
Latrobe 10, Armstrong 0 — Jordan Tallman threw a two-hit shutout and struck out 13 to lead Latrobe to a Section 1-4A victory.
Ashley Noel had two hits and three RBIs. Makayla Munchinski had three RBIs for the Wildcats.
Derry 15, Valley 1 — Alanna Meloy hit a grand slam to pace Derry to a rout of Valley in Section 1-3A.
Maddie Berger had three hits for Derry (3-6, 3-3).
Norwin 13, Fox Chapel 1 — Makenzie Mihalko had three hits, including a double, and three RBIs to lead Norwin (7-3, 6-2) to a Section 2-6A victory.
Sara Russell had three hits, including a triple, for the Knights.
Winning pitcher Sydney Lokay allowed two hits and struck out eight.
West Greene 20, California 2 — The top-ranked Class A Pioneers scored 15 runs in the first inning en route to a three-inning victory in Section 2-A.
Kaitlyn Rizor drove in three runs for the Pioneers (8-3, 5-0).
Montour 10, Chartiers Valley 0 — A three-run homer by Ona Lee Tomczak sparked Montour (6-4, 6-2) in Section 3-5A.
Ringgold 9, Uniontown 0 — Nate Pajak tossed a one-hit shutout, and Bob Boyer and Koby Bulbagh each had three RBIs, and Ringgold (6-3, 5-1) won in Section 3-4A.
Boyer and Bulbagh each had two doubles.
Wyatt Rishel had the only hit for Uniontown (2-5, 2-4).
Derry 6, Indiana 5 — Ryan Hood’s two-run walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored two runs, and Derry (3-5, 2-4) picked up a needed victory in Section 1-4A.
Indiana (0-11, 0-6) had rallied in the top of the seventh inning to take a 5-3 lead.
Josh Ulery and Hood each had two hits for the Trojans.
Branden Kanick had three hits, including a double, and two RBIs for Indiana.
Greensburg Salem 15, Mt. Pleasant 3 — The Golden Lions used an eight-run third inning to snap a 3-3 score and rolled to a Section 1-4A victory.
Winning pitcher Matt Wicker went 4 for 4 with two home runs and six RBIs for Greensburg Salem (8-1, 4-1). Jack Oberdorf had a triple, single and three RBIs.
Joe Shrum had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs for Mt. Pleasant (4-5, 3-3).
Charleroi 3, Southmoreland 2 (8 inn.) — Andrew Eckels singled home the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Charleroi (4-5, 2-3) a Section 3-3A victory.
Anthony Govern and Brok Potoka had two hits for Southmoreland (2-7, 0-5).
Shane Barber doubled for the Cougars.
Highlands 4, Knoch 3 — Noah Gillette helped Highlands overcome eight errors by pitching five innings, allowing only three unearned runs and adding a pair of RBIs in a Section 1 victory over Class 4A No. 4 Knoch (7-2, 3-2).
Gillette had two strikeouts and did not walk a batter.
Highlands (7-4, 3-3) scored twice in each of the first two innings and held off a late comeback attempt by the Knights, who scored twice in the fourth and once in the fifth. Gavin Phillips took the loss, pitching five innings with two strikeouts.
Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Paul by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .