Last Updated: Tue Apr 25, 2023 - 12:13PM
Westmoreland County high school softballl recaps from Monday, April 24th 2023:
Franklin Regional 10 Penn-Trafford 0 LISTEN BROADCAST
A pair of home runs by Lexie Patberg, including a first-inning grand slam, catapulted the Panthers to a 10-0 road victory in five innings at Penn-Trafford. Franklin Regional jumped out to a 5-0 advantage after the first, while Toryn Fulton added a two-run blast in the second inning, and Madison Nguyen and Patberg went back-to-back in the fifth to extend the lead. In addition to Patberg’s 3-for-3 effort with five RBIs, Fulton and Sydney Jackson each contributed two hits. Carli Ramchandran notched the shutout victory for FR, as she permitted just two hits. Emma Hauck and Lorryn Sepe collected the hits for the Warriors. While the Panthers bolstered their mark to 5-2 in Section 2-5A, the Warriors stumbled to 2-5.
Norwin 15 Baldwin 5
Three different players homered for the Knights in their 15-5 shellacking of homestanding Baldwin. Emma Novotnak, Isabella Deering, and Madie Kessler all launched home runs for Norwin, which extended its winning streak to eight games. Consequently, the Knights improved to 10-1 in Section 1-6A, while the Highlanders dropped to 0-11.
Armstrong 10 Greater Latrobe 1
The homestanding Wildcats could not silence the bats of Armstrong, as the River Hawks cruised to a 10-1 victory. The loss dropped Greater Latrobe to 5-2 in Section 2-5A, while Armstrong remained unblemished at 7-0. Kayla Williams provided the offense for GL, as she delivered an RBI single in the fifth inning. Emma Paul blasted a pair of home runs and compiled five RBIs for the River Hawks, who led 9-0 after three innings, while Cam Sprankle permitted just four hits in earning the win in the circle.
Kiski Area 16 Gateway 0
Riley Musco and Mackenzie Favero each contributed three RBIs, while a pair of Cavaliers pitchers tossed a no-hitter in a 16-0 three-inning victory at home against Gateway. Hannah Simpson and Alyssa Perona combined to hold the Gators hitless in the abbreviated contest. Kiski Area improved to 2-5 in Section 2-5A, while Gateway tumbled to 0-7.
Belle Vernon Area 14 Greensburg Salem 2
Katie Sokol posted five RBIs in propelling the Leopards to a 14-2 home victory against Greensburg Salem. While Katie Sokol notched two doubles, Gracie Sokol delivered a home run and a pair of runs batted in. Olivia Kolowitz earned the win in the circle for Belle Vernon Area, as she fanned nine. In the setback for the Golden Lions, Paige Storkel and Katana Schade each homered. While the Leopards moved to 7-1 in Section 2-4A, the Golden Lions dropped to 3-5.
Yough 3 Ligonier Valley 1
With offense at a premium, Adoria Waldier launched a home run to spark the Cougars’ 3-1 victory at home against Ligonier Valley. With the win, Yough improved its mark to 5-2 in Section 3-3A, while the Rams fell to 4-3. Abbey Zuraw added a double for Yough.
Southmoreland 10 Mount Pleasant 1
The duo of Gwen Basinger and Kaylee Doppelheuer combined for five RBIs in leading the host Scotties to a convincing 10-1 victory against Mount Pleasant Area. Basinger doubled and drove in three runs, while Doppelheuer smacked a two-run double for Southmoreland. Conversely, Gianna Stanek had a two-hit effort for the Vikings. The Scotties moved to 5-1 in Section 3-3A, while the Vikings fell to 4-3.
Derry Area 17 South Allegheny 6
The Trojans enjoyed an offensive outburst in a 17-6 win against homestanding South Allegheny. Sophia Doherty cleared the fence for Derry Area, while Cassidy Dunlap contributed three RBIs in the triumph. In the process, the Trojans notched their first victory in Section 3-3A, improving to 1-5, while the Gladiators dropped to 1-6.
Burrell 5 Valley 4
Katie Armstrong racked up 14 strikeouts in leading the Buccaneers to a 5-4 triumph on the road against neighboring Valley. In addition to her work in the circle, Armstrong also doubled for Burrell, as did Sabrina Hoover and Jenna Morrison. In the defeat, Morgan Dunkel homered for the Vikings. With the W, Burrell ascended to 4-2 in Section 1-3A, while Valley fell to 1-5.
Greensburg Central Catholic 13 Apollo-Ridge 12
Scoring four times in the sixth inning, the Centurions rallied for a 13-12 victory against Apollo-Ridge in an abbreviated game at Seton Hill University. The contest was called due to darkness in the bottom of the sixth after GCC gained the lead. Macee Magill provided the winning single for GCC, while Emma Henry homered early in the stanza. The Vikings opened the scoring with five runs in the top of the first, but Greensburg Central Catholic scored nine unanswered to pull ahead. AR regained the advantage in the fourth, though, and keyed by a home run by Camdyn Kowalczyk in the fifth extended to a 12-9 edge. The Centurions improved to 4-1 in Section 2-2A, while Apollo-Ridge dropped to 5-3.
Jeannette 12 East Allegheny 1
The dominant pitching of Grace Stein and a potent offense propelled the Jayhawks to a lopsided 12-1 victory against East Allegheny in nonsection play. Stein registered 13 strikeouts, while Autumn LaVella and Oceana Felipe-Sirnic posted RBIs for Jeannette.
Monessen 12 St. Joseph 10