Westmoreland County Softball Roundup Wednesday

Norwin shutout by Seneca Valley; Franklin Regional defeats Latrobe; GCC edges Brentwood

Thu Apr 25, 2024 - 10:25PM

Dan Flickinger Dan Flickinger
Seneca Valley scored twice in the sixth inning to down Norwin 2-0.Seneca Valley scored twice in the sixth inning to down Norwin 2-0.

Last Updated: Thu Apr 25, 2024 - 12:26AM

Westmoreland County softball game recaps from Wednesday, April 24th 2024:

Seneca Valley 2 Norwin 0   LISTEN BROADCAST

Seneca Valley scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning to win 2-0 and survive an upset bid by Norwin in Section 1-6A play. With one out and two runners on, McKenna Gross ripped a triple to centerfield to give the Raiders the lead. The Knights (7-7, 6-6) were limited to four hits in the contest but two were triples off the bats of Bailey Snowberger and Rachel Minteer. Both were stranded at third base, however. Seneca Valley standout pitcher Lexie Hames started but was removed from the circle after working just two innings. Abby Kalkowski pitched five scoreless frames to earn the win for the Raiders (13-0, 10-0).

Hempfield Area 6 Canon-McMillan 1

Hempfield Area plated three runs in the bottom of the third inning en route to a 6-1 win against visiting Canon-McMillan in a Section 1-6A tilt. Leading the Spartans nine-hit charge was Allie Cervola and Maggie Howard both of which collected two hits, including a double each, one run scored plus an RBI. Claire Mitchell also supplied two hits and scored twice. Riley Miller worked five innings allowing one run on three hits to pick up the win. She fanned six batters. Julia Varhola tossed two scoreless innings of relief. Kiersten Williams homered for the Big Macs (4-6, 4-6).

Franklin Regional 10 Greater Latrobe 8

In a game that featured 18 runs, 22 hits and four errors, Franklin Regional outlasted Greater Latrobe 10-8 to claim a Section 2-5A win. The game was tied at 2-2 in the early stages but the Panthers scored four times in the third inning and then added on runs in the fourth and fifth innings to seize control. Adrianna Martz and Iyarah Hicks each collected two hits and drove in two runs for Franklin Regional (7-7, 4-4). Toryn Fulton added a two-run homer. Sarah Blossey finished with three hits, including a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored to pace the Wildcats (6-7, 5-3). Chloe Lancaster was the winning pitcher.

Penn-Trafford 10 Kiski Area 2

Penn-Trafford jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and went on to defeat Kiski Area 10-2 in a Section 2-5A match up. Mackenzie Cox homered and Lorryn Sepe doubled in a run for the Warriors (8-4, 6-2). Allison Pokrant added two RBIs while Kylie Anthony went 2-for-2. Jadyn Pellis struck out 11 batters and walked none in a complete game victory for P-T. Mackenzie Rainey singled and scored a run for the Cavaliers (2-10, 2-6).

Elizabeth Forward 11 Belle Vernon 1

Belle Vernon suffered its second loss of the season to first place Elizabeth Forward, falling at home 11-1 in Section 2-4A. The Warriors scored at least one run in six of seven innings. Katie Sokol hit a solo homer to provide the lone run for the Leopards (11-4, 6-4). Julia Resnik went deep twice for Elizabeth Forward (10-1, 8-0).

Greensburg Salem 6 Albert Gallatin 1

Greensburg Salem plated five runs in the third inning to take control of the game and secure a 6-1 Section 2-4A victory at Albert Gallatin. The Golden Lions had 13 hits on the day with Gionnah Ruffner leading the attack finishing 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored. Alle Scarpa recorded three hits, including a double, and picked up the win in the circle allowing one unearned run and striking out 13 for Greensburg Salem (4-9, 2-6). Patty Redinger added a pair of hits and scored twice. Leah Meyers put up two hits for the Colonials (1-9, 1-8).

Freeport 5 Burrell 2

Freeport brought in four runs in the bottom of the first inning and went on to beat Burrell 5-2 in a Section 1-3A game. Pyper Ferres finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and knocked in a run for the Bucs (8-4, 6-2). Abby DeJidas had four hits for the Yellowjackets (6-5, 3-3) while winning pitcher Sydney Selker struck out 14 batters.

Ligonier Valley 4 South Allegheny 2

Ligonier Valley trailed 2-0 for the majority of the game but rallied to score four runs in the top of the seventh inning to defeat South Allegheny 4-2 in a Section 3-3A showdown. Down to their final out, Bella Dolton ripped a two-run single to left field to tie the game and then the Rams pulled ahead on a Marlee Miller two-run single. Cheyenne Piper allowed two runs on five hits in seven innings while striking out 11 for Ligonier Valley (9-1, 6-1). Angelina LaGuardia drove in both runs for the Gladiators (5-7, 3-5).

Mt. Pleasant 13 Derry Area 1

Danica Trainer went 4-for-4 with a home run, double and three RBIs leading Mount Pleasant to a 13-1 triumph over visiting Derry Area in Section 3-3A action. In addition to Trainer, Gracie Etling collected three hits and two RBIs while Madyson Hart finished with two hits, including a double, and drove in a pair for the Vikings (8-6, 4-4). Haylee Myers drove in the lone run for the Trojans (2-10, 0-7). Trainer struck out 10 in five innings to register the victory.

Valley 3 Shady Side Academy 0

Greensburg Central Catholic 7 Brentwood 6

Grace Kindel had three hits, including two doubles, and two runs scored to help power Greensburg Central Catholic past Brentwood 7-6 in Section 2-2A. Aside from Kindel, Makenzee Kenney went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored for the Centurions (5-3, 5-3). Julianna Saxion recorded the win in the circle. Paige Boehm homered, drove in two runs and scored twice for the Spartans (3-7, 2-6).

Jeannette 11 Saint Joseph 1

Jeannette took advantage of seven walks and three errors by Saint Joseph to claim an 11-1 win in Section 3-1A. Jaidyn Born finished with a double and three RBIs for the Jayhawks (7-0, 6-0) while Grace Stein and Gianna Casino each knocked in a pair of runs. Stein was the winning pitcher as she fanned 13 batters in five innings of work.