Plum set to host inaugural senior all-star softball game

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Monday, June 17, 2024 | 10:33 AM


Many of the top senior softball players in the WPIAL will gather Tuesday evening for an all-star game at Plum High School.

The inaugural Western PA Softball All-Star Game between Team Gold and Team Black is set for 8 p.m., a change from the original 6 p.m. start time.

Players from throughout the WPIAL, many headed to Division I, II and III college programs, will take part in a celebration of the 2024 spring season.

Game officials said the contest is set for at least nine innings.

The spring high school season concluded Thursday and Friday at Penn State. Neshannock finished undefeated (27-0) with a 12-2, five-inning victory Friday over South Williamsport in the Class 2A title game.

Thomas Jefferson won the Class 5A state title Thursday with a 2-1 win in eight innings over Pittston from District 2.

Carmichaels finished as the state runner-up in Class A, and Elizabeth Forward did the same in Class 4A.

Western Pennsylvania Softball All-Star Game

8 p.m. Tuesday, Plum High School

Team Black

Pitchers: Madison Baker, Armstrong; Makenzie Wade, Bethel Park; Madison Brown, Southmoreland; Autumn Boyd, Laurel

Catchers: Alexis Brua, Laurel; Rylee Gray, Avonworth; Lauren Sipple, Penn Hills

First base: Jessie Pugh, Armstrong

Second base: Stephanie Esswein, Mars; Ali Giordano, Neshannock

Third base: Mia Dunleavy, Fox Chapel; Bella Mubel, Shaler

Shortstop: Emma Paul, Armstrong; Shaye Bailey, Freedom; Amarah McCutcheon, Southmoreland

Outfield: Grace Kindel, Greensburg Central Catholic; Autumn Weitzel, Chartiers Valley; Jazalyn Sanders, Woodland Hills; Belinda Bova; Bethel Park; Mykayla Spoonhoward, Yough; London Irish, Penn Hills

Team Gold

Pitchers: Brookelyn Kotch, Norwin; Olivia Zimmerman, Indiana; Kayla Williams, Latrobe; Madisyn Zigarovich, Serra Catholic; Kelsey Ogin, Butler; Sydney Selker, Freeport.

Catchers: Haley Hamilton, Indiana; Gabrielle Perod, Neshannock; Morgan Mosqueda, South Allegheny

First base: Gracie Sokol, Belle Vernon

Second base: Caitlyn O’Farrell, Chartiers Valley

Third base: Josey Michalski, Norwin; Marta Gualazzi, Chartiers Valley

Shortstop: Aricka Young, Mohawk; Abby Dejidas, Freeport; Bailey Snowberger, Norwin

Outfield: Savannah Bodnar, North Hills; Trinity Seibel, Kiski Area; Emma Scanlon, Mt. Pleasant; Jocelyn Scardina, Highlands; Shaylyn Shall, Western Beaver; Mya McGreal, Mohawk

Michael Love is a TribLive reporter covering sports in the Alle-Kiski Valley and the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh. A Clearfield native and a graduate of Westminster (Pa.), he joined the Trib in 2002 after spending five years at the Clearfield Progress. He can be reached at mlove@triblive.com.

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