WPIAL softball playoffs roundup for May 15, 2019: Hempfield beats Baldwin on walk-off

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 10:31 PM


Kelsi Terzolino ripped a one-out single to right in the bottom of the seventh inning to give four-time WPIAL champion Hempfield a 2-1 walk-off win over Baldwin in a WPIAL Class 6A first-round playoff game at Gateway.

Terzolino’s hit scored courtesy runner Erica Orner.

The third-seeded Spartans (14-6) took a 1-0 lead into the seventh before opposing pitcher Adeline Tagg tied it for No. 6 Baldwin (12-4) with a solo home run to center. Taylor LaVale singled to open the seventh for Hempfield.

Cassie Sowers pitched a gem for the Spartans, striking out 12 and walking one in a one-hitter.

Laura Fox had two hits, including a triple, and scored for the Spartans. Emma Hoffner added two hits and Ashley Orischak had a bloop RBI single in the sixth.

North Allegheny 3, Upper St. Clair 2 — Kristen Chomos’ three-run home run in the sixth inning gave No. 1 North Allegheny (14-6) a WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinal victory over No. 8 Upper St. Clair (13-7).

Maddie Andrejcik had two RBI singles for the Panthers.

Seneca Valley 8, Canon-McMillan 4 — Karli Hacker was 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs as No. 7 Seneca Valley (15-5) upset No. 2 Canon-McMillan (12-5) in the Class 6A quarterfinals at North Allegheny.

Mackenzie Baker had two RBIs for the Raiders, who will play No. 3 Hempfield (14-6) in the quarterfinals May 22.

Class 4A

Greensburg Salem 10, Ambridge 3 – Chloe Perkins was 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs to lead No. 11 Greensburg Salem (7-11) to a WPIAL Class 4A first-round upset of No. 6 Ambridge (13-4).

Tiffany Bruzda was 3 for 5 with two doubles and two RBIs, and Nikki Mellinger, Sydney Tressler and winning pitcher Rena Caruso all had two hits for the Golden Lions, who will play No. 3 Knoch (16-1) in the quarterfinals.

Indiana 7, West Mifflin 5 — Sara Zimmerman was 3 for 4 with two RBIs, and Alexis Bonatch also knocked in two runs as No. 10 Indiana (12-8) won a Class 4A first-round game at Latrobe. Winning pitcher Haleigh Zimmerman and Audrey Barbus each had two hits and an RBI.

The Little Indians will play No. 2 Elizabeth Forward (14-3) in the quarterfinals.

Ringgold 9, New Castle 3 — Nya Adams was 2 for 4 with two triples and three RBIs to help No. 9 Ringgold (8-8) win a WPIAL Class 4A first-round game against No. 8 New Castle (6-9).

Leah Jaquay and winning pitcher Jillian Scherer also had two hits and an RBI for the Rams, who will play No. 1 Mt. Pleasant (15-0) in the quarterfinals Monday.

Yough 7, Central Valley 0 — Kierra Waywood tossed a two-hitter with six strikeouts, Savannah Manns was 2 for 4 with two RBIs, and Navaeh Chopp also had two RBIs to help No. 5 Yough (13-5) win a WPIAL Class 4A first-round game at Peters Township.

Hannah Christner was 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Cougars, who will play No. 4 Thomas Jefferson (14-3) in the quarterfinals Monday.

Class 2A

Carmichaels 12, Seton LaSalle 4 — Emily Conklin and Emma Holaren each had three hits and three RBIs as No. 11 Carmichaels (14-5) upset No. 6 Seton LaSalle (11-6) in a Class 2A first-round game at Peters Township.

Gina Ranieri was 2 for 5 with three RBIs, and winning pitcher Kylie Sinn was 4 for 5 with two RBIs.

Chartiers-Houston 15, OLSH 0 (3 inn.) — Karlyn Bayer was 3 for 3 with three RBIs, and Kaci Alderson was 3 for 3 with two RBIs as No. 1 Chartiers-Houston (16-3) won a WPIAL Class 2A first-round game at South Fayette.

Ella Brookman threw a one-hitter with four strikeouts, and Lauren Lober added two doubles and three RBIs for the Bucs, who will play No. 9 Mohawk in the quarterfinals.

Freedom 7, Serra Catholic 0 — Tara Speicher and Ella Jansen each had two hits and two RBIs to guide No. 10 Freedom (15-5) to a Class 2A first-round win over No. 7 Serra Catholic (10-5) at Montour.

Madison Slowinski threw a two-hitter with nine strikeouts for Freedom.

Laurel 16, Riverview 1 (4 inn.) — The defending WPIAL Class 2A champion Spartans jumped on Riverview quick and put the game away early, rolling past the No. 14 Raiders in the first round of the playoffs at Hampton. Brooke Atkins notched two triples and tallied four RBIs, and Vanessa Miller added a triple and knocked in two runs to pace the No. 3 Laurel (17-2) offense.

Kayla Ruperto picked up the win for the Spartans, giving up one hit and striking out eight. Pitcher Alyssa Cappa got the loss for Riverview (8-6), striking out four in three innings.

Mohawk 11, South Side Beaver 2 — Lexi Shiderly was 3 for 4 with two home runs and four RBIs as No. 9 Mohawk (12-6) won a WPIAL Class 2A first-round game at Sewickley Academy.

Trinity Voss threw a four-hitter with 14 strikeouts to record the victory.

Neshannock 10, Bentworth 4 — No. 2 Neshannock (16-3) rolled to a Class 2A first-round win over No. 15 Bentworth (9-12). The Lancers will play Freedom in the quarterfinals.

Vincentian Academy 10, Burgettstown 2 — Sydney Calderaro and Elizabeth Arnold each knocked in two runs to lead No. 4 Vincentian Academy (15-1) to a Class 2A first-round win at Montour. Arnold threw a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts.

The Royals will play No. 5 Frazier in the quarterfinals.

District 6

Ligonier Valley 8, Marion Center 4 — Abi Cmar hit two home runs and had four RBIs to lead Ligonier Valley (17-2) to victory in the Heritage Conference championship game.

Courtney McKlveen was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, and Maddie Griffin had two hits and an RBI. Jane Garver scattered seven hits and had six strikeouts to earn the win.

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