Softball success has been commonplace for the Herald-Standard coverage area in recent years and 2019 continued that trend as local teams accumulated a bushel full of trophies with one PIAA champion, a state runner-up, two WPIAL champions and three district runner-ups to go along with three section winners.
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California returned to the top of the mountain in the WPIAL with a 9-6 victory over Union in the Class A finals for the Trojans’ sixth district championship to highlight the Herald-Standard’s All-Area Baseball Team.
Brandon Donley, who has a 4.3 GPA, is a three-year letterman in baseball under coach Dom DeCarlo. He played a key role in both of the Maples' wins over Geibel Catholic this season with a double and three RBIs on May 3 and the pitching win on May 8. He also was a four-year letterman in footba…
Bentworth's Justin Kisner was the winner of the grand prize, a brand new Mitsubishi Mirage, at the Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi Elite Scholar Athlete Banquet presented by the Herald-Standard at Hugo's Restaurant on Wednesday night.
Mapletown committed six errors, left 13 on base and gave up four runs in the top of the seventh inning, as Jeannette rallied for a 7-3 victory Tuesday evening at Pleasant Valley Elementary School Field.
West Greene and Mount Pleasant were named top seeds as expected, but there were a few surprises among the 14 area playoff teams when the WPIAL softball pairings were released on Thursday.
Hannah Hartley broke open a close game with a two-run triple in the sixth inning as host Mapletown held off Turkeyfoot Valley, 4-1, in a non-section softball battle Monday.
Jade Renner tossed a five-inning no-hitter and drove in four runs to lead West Greene to a 10-0 Section 2-A victory Friday afternoon over visiting Mapletown.
Geibel Catholic led 3-1 after the first inning Friday afternoon, but visiting Mapletown turned up the offense for the Maples' first victory of the season, 18-4.
Mapletown led 9-6 through four innings Wednesday afternoon, but visiting Avella scored eight runs in the final three innings to rally for a 14-9 Section 2-A road victory.
California had only five hits Monday afternoon, but the Trojans received 17 walks to remain undefeated in Section 2-A play with a 15-0 win in three innings against visiting Mapletown.
Mapletown had only three hits, but the combination of California errors and walks led to an 11-1 win in five innings Wednesday afternoon in Section 2-A softball play.
Mapletown scored a run in the top of the first inning, but Monessen countered with seven in the bottom of the inning for a 13-3 victory Wednesday afternoon in Section 2-A action.