Westmoreland County softball notebook: Realignment to shake up sections
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | 9:01 AM
There is plenty of softball left in 2022, but the WPIAL has set the table for next season with its realignment for the new two-year enrollment cycle.
The tell-tale sign? A 16-run first inning.
The big-hitting Panthers won 18-2 in three innings as Toryn Fulton homered twice, including a grand slam, and drove in five. Alex Patberg added four RBIs.
Franklin Regional (9-1) leapt into the TribLive HSSN Class 5A rankings, taking over the No. 3 spot.
Other Westmoreland County teams in the rankings include No. 1 Hempfield (5-0) in 6A, No. 3 Yough (6-1) in 4A, No. 4 Southmoreland (4-1) in 3A, No. 2 Ligonier Valley (5-2) in 2A and No. 3 Greensburg Central Catholic (5-2) in A.
Greensburg Central Catholic junior catcher Isabella Marquez is having a busy spring. In addition to being one of her team’s top hitters and on-field leaders, she is splitting time between softball and track. Marquez competes in the hurdles, high jump, triple jump and pole vault.
Let’s try again
Bailey Kuhns is better known for her exploits on the basketball court, but the Greensburg Central Catholic senior has some softball skill, too.
Kuhns, a Mercyhurst hoops commit, hit for the cycle when GCC thumped Mapletown, 15-0. She drove in four runs.
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Bill by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .
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