Softball

Outcome this year a lot different

By Philip Cmorpcmor@altoonamirror.comSTRATTANVILLE - When Everett met up with Moniteau in last season's PIAA Class AA softball playoffs, the District 5 champion Lady Warriors rallied from a six-run deficit and advanced to the second round with an 8-7 victory in nine innings.To ask for history ...

Hornets playing at Mount Aloysius

The PIAA has announced the sites and times for Monday's first-round state baseball and softball playoff games, and only two of the five teams from the Altoona Mirror coverage area will be playing within District 6 or District 5.District 6 Class A baseball champion Juniata Valley will be at ...

Lady Mounties capture 12th district title

UNIVERSITY PARK Accustomed to taking home the District 6 Class AA championship trophy and sometimes the PIAA state title trophy, the Philipsburg-Osceola softball team hadn't won a District 6 title since 2013.In fact, the Lady Mounties were turned away from their 12th district title in 2014 by ...

Extra-inning thriller doesn’t go B-A’s way

UNIVERSITY PARK - Taylor Shildt had been coming through in white-knuckle situations all afternoon for the Bellwood-Antis Lady Blue Devils.Perhaps the most poise the senior right-handed pitcher showed came when she had to relive the disappointment just moments after Bellefonte scored the winning ...

B-A puts four on first team

Bellwood-Antis infielders Maddie Miller and Laycee Clark, pitcher Taylor Shildt and designated player Caroline Showalter were each named to the Inter-County Conference North Division All-Star team, which was announced recently.Everett had five players named all-stars for the league's South ...

Defensive woes doom Lady Panthers

BEDFORD - Meyersdale needed only three hits and a little help from Northern Bedford's defense to defeat the Lady Panthers, 6-4, in a District 5 Class A semifinal softball game on Tuesday at Bedford Area High School.Isabella Miller got the Red Raiders on the board with an RBI double in the first ...

Lady Rockets end Glendale’s season

FLINTON - "Keep the line moving'' has become a fashionable term in just about every level of baseball and softball these days.It refers to the importance of teams getting runners on base, moving them along the bases by extending innings, and ultimately, having them score runs.Southern ...

Claysburg-Kimmel ousted by Lady Jays

JOHNSTOWN - The Claysburg-Kimmel High School softball team's season ended Thursday with an 8-1 loss to Conemaugh Valley in the District 6 Class A semifinals.SCORE?BY?INNINGSClaysburg-Kimmel000 100 0 - 1 5 2Conemaugh Valley350 000 x - 8 10 1Records: Claysburg-Kimmel (13-7); Conemaugh Valley ...

BEA still owns hex on Central

MARTINSBURG - It's tough to beat the same team twice, but to do it three times in the same season is a real rarity.Chalk up that feat to the Bald Eagle Area High School girls softball team, which knocked off Mountain League rival Central for the third time on Thursday afternoon.The Lady Eagles ...

Lady Mounties punch ticket to title game

PHILIPSBURG - It might have felt good at the time, but in the long run, the worst thing Mark Zimmerman's Ligonier Valley softball team could have done was give Philipsburg-Osceola a wakeup call once it had tied the score at 2-2.Because the Lady Mounties responded with a four-run rally that gave ...

Lady Warriors three-peat

BEDFORD - A moderately steady rain waterlogged the Bedford Area High School softball field at around 6 p.m. Thursday and forced stoppage of the District 5-AA championship game between Everett and Chestnut Ridge.After play had been suspended for about a half-hour, the umpiring crew called the ...

B-A back in title game

BELLWOOD - The Bellwood-Antis girls softball team moved up to Class AAA last season and surprised many District 6 followers by knocking off Bellefonte in the tournament championship game.The Lady Blue Devils blanked Somerset, 2-0, in the 6-AAA semifinals Wednesday at the George O. Martin ...

Eshelman hits, pitches Lady Panthers to win

HYNDMAN - Northern Bedford softball coach Christa Moyer said she trusted her team too much to panic after the Lady Panthers fell behind 3-1 in the first inning of their District 5 Class A playoff game against class power HOPE for Hyndman.Northern Bedford scored four unanswered runs and survived ...

Altoona drops pitcher’s duel to Huskies

LEWISTOWN - The Altoona Area High School softball team's outstanding first season under head coach Beth Campbell came to an end Wednesday afternoon when host Mifflin County prevailed in a 1-0 pitcher's duel over the Lady Lions in a District 6-AAAA semifinal softball playoff game.Right-hander ...

Bellefonte stops Huntingdon’s run

BELLEFONTE - The Bellefonte Lady Raiders blanked the Huntingdon Lady Bearcats by the final of 8-0 at sun-splashed O'Leary Field in the District 6 Class AAA softball semifinals Wednesday.For Bellefonte, the win over Huntingdon completed the season hat trick, as the Lady Raiders won both regular ...

Tussey Mountain falls to Meyersdale for second straight year

MEYERSDALE - Tussey Mountain fell to Meyersdale Area for the second straight year in the first round of the District 5 Class A softball tournament.This year's 4-1 loss was another tough setback as the Lady Titans out-hit the homestanding Lady Raiders but had critical errors, and all the close ...

Young pitches Altoona into AAAA semifinals

DuBOIS - The Altoona softball team used a dominant performance from junior pitcher Alexa Young, and a big day from the top half of its lineup, to blank DuBois, 8-0, Tuesday in a District 6-9 Class AAAA quarterfinal game.Altoona, the No. 5 seed, and fourth-seeded DuBois, had split their regular ...

Eagles edge Tigers

SOMERSET - The Hollidaysburg Lady Golden Tigers knew they were a scrappy team with a record that didn't show how good of team they really were.They used every ounce of that scrappiness, but still fell short Tuesday to Somerset in a 10-8 loss in District 6 Class AAA softball playoffs."Somerset ...

Lady Vikings top Colts for first playoff victory since 1992

FLINTON - The Glendale softball team has been waiting a long time for a playoff win.While it wasn't always pretty, the Lady Vikings and third-year head coach Phil Barroner crossed another goal off their checklist with a District 6 Class A quarterfinal win over seventh seeded Northern Cambria, ...

Barnett leads Tussey to win

SAXTON - Faith Barnett pitched a complete game shutout, allowing just two hits, as Tussey Mountain won its District 5 Class A softball playoff play-in game over ninth-seeded Berlin Brothersvalley, 5-0, Tuesday.The eighth-seeded Lady Titans, who will travel to top-seeded Meyersdale today at 4:30 ...