High school roundup for May 22, 2024: Lexie Hames fans 18 as Seneca Valley moves into WPIAL finals

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024 | 9:26 PM


Lexie Hames threw a one-hitter with 18 strikeouts and no walks to lead No. 2 Seneca Valley to a 7-1 win over No. 6 Canon-McMillan (7-12) in the WPIAL Class 6A softball semifinals Wednesday.

Kara Pasquale had three hits, including a double, and an RBI and Abby Kalkowski doubled and drove in a pair for the Raiders (20-1), who will meet No. 5 Norwin in the WPIAL finals.

Chartiers-Houston 3, Carmichaels 2 – Ella Richey doubled and homered and winning pitcher Meadow Ferri struck out nine as No. 3 Chartiers-Houston (17-2) rallied for a win in the Class A semifinals. The Bucs took the lead in the seventh when Sydney English, who went 3 for 3, hit a one-out single and her pinch runner, Aubree Randolph, scored on a wild pitch. Chartiers-Houston will meet No. 1 Union in the WPIAL finals. Carys McConnell doubled and drove in two runs and Kaitlyn Waggett had two hits for No. 2 Carmichaels (15-3).

Elizabeth Forward 7, Chartiers Valley 2 – Addy Nigut went 3 for 3 with two RBIs and Carlee Soukup drove in three runs to lead top-seeded Elizabeth Forward (19-1) in the Class 4A semifinals. Julia Resnik led off the bottom of the fifth with a single and later scored on an error to give the Warriors a 3-2 lead they did not relinquish. Shelby Telegdy struck out 10 in six innings. Julia Johnson worked a perfect seventh to close it out for Elizabeth Forward, which will meet No. 2 Hampton in the WPIAL finals. Lily Duffill singled and hit a two-run homer for No. 4 Chartiers Valley (16-4). Marta Gualazzi also had two hits for the Colts.

Hampton 10, Blackhawk 0 – Marissa Snyder threw a five-inning no-hitter, striking out five, and also drove in a pair of runs as No. 2 Hampton (17-3) ended the Cinderella run of No. 11 Blackhawk (9-8) in the Class 4A semifinals. Charlotte Lomb homered and Mackenzie Reese doubled and drove in a pair of runs for the Talbots, who will meet No. 1 Elizabeth Forward in the WPIAL finals.

Union 10, West Greene 0 – Mia Preuhs threw a six-inning, three-hit shutout with seven strikeouts and helped her own cause with a home run for top-seeded Union (20-1) in the Class A semifinals. Irelyn Fisher also homered, Mallory Gorgacz doubled twice and drove in a run, and Olivia Williams had two hits and two RBIs for the Scotties, who invoked the 10-run rule with a six-run sixth. Union will meet No. 3 Chartiers-Houston in the WPIAL finals. Emmaline Beazell doubled for No. 5 West Greene (13-7).

Boys lacrosse

Hampton 16, Penn-Trafford 5 – Levi Whitfield scored four goals as No. 4 Hampton (12-7) earned a spot in the state playoffs with a win over No. 3 Penn-Trafford (15-6) in the Class 2A third-place game. Eli Schwartzbach and Joey Nelson had hat tricks and Porter Kelly and Brody Eichas scored two goals each for the Talbots. Gavin Weaver had three goals and Braedan Mastine scored twice for the Warriors.

Girls lacrosse

Penn-Trafford 13, South Fayette 12 – Georgia Vislocky scored four goals and Lily Crenshaw added three as No. 4 Penn-Trafford defeated No. 7 South Fayette, 13-12, in the Class 2A third-place game to earn a spot in the state tournament. The Warriors trailed 6-3 after one quarter, scored five unanswered goals to take an 8-6 lead and held off a South Fayette comeback bid late. Sophia Green, Ayla Moffa and Avery Bosack each scored twice for Penn-Trafford (17-3). Cesa Pusateri scored three goals and Anastasia Frommeyer, Liliana Caruso and Brooklyn Spruit each scored twice for South Fayette (13-8).

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