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2017-2018 Game Summaries

Tigers Bow Out In WPIAL Quarterfinals To Norwin, 2-1

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The North Allegheny softball team dropped a 2-1 decision to the Norwin Knights in the WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinals on Monday evening at Fox Chapel High School. Norwin broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the seventh on an RBI double by Alex Brentzel to provide the margin of victory for the fifth-seeded Knights. Norwin senior pitcher Natalie Krzywiec went the distance for the victory, allowing one run with one strikeout and three walks.

The fourth-seeded Tigers stuck first in the bottom of the first inning for the early lead. Junior Kristen Chomos reached on a two-out single and scored moments later on an RBI double by Ashley Adams for a 1-0 lead. Chomos went 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored, earning her Wright Automotive Player of the Game honors.

In the top of the second inning, Norwin knotted the score at 1-1 on a two-out infield single by Leah Yoder that scored Shae Gillham from third base. Both teams had their chances to break the tie during the course of the game but the defense from both sides made crucial plays to keep the game deadlocked until Norwin took the lead for good in the seventh inning.

Adams tossed a complete game for the Tigers but suffered the loss, permitting only two runs with two strikeouts and three walks. On offense, senior Anna Pilotta went 2-for-3 with two singles and junior Brooke Serbin reached base twice with a walk and a single, and laid down a sacrifice bunt in the sixth inning.

Following Monday’s result, Norwin improves to 12-6 overall and advances to the WPIAL semifinals for a date with top-seeded Hempfield. North Allegheny’s season concludes with a 14-8 record.

This season marked the Tigers’ 19th consecutive appearance in the WPIAL playoffs under head coach Rick Meister. In a season that began with adversity before the team even took the field for its first game, we congratulate coach Meister and the entire North Allegheny softball team for a tremendous 2018 season.

Softball vs. Norwin, 5-21-18

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WP - Natalie Krzywiec LP - Ashley Adams

Tigers Outlast Black Hawks For First Round Win, 6-5

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The fourth-seeded North Allegheny Tigers bounced the 13th-seeded Bethel Park Black Hawks from the WPIAL Class 6A playoffs with a 6-5 victory at Peterswood Park on Tuesday afternoon. The Tigers built a 6-1 lead by the fourth inning and fended off the feisty Black Hawks to advance to the WPIAL quarterfinals to face the Norwin Knights.

Tuesday’s first round matchup was the first meeting between the two teams since April 5, 2010. The Tigers won that contest 12-3 and got a jump start toward another win over BP with big innings in the third and fourth frames.

In the third inning, North Allegheny took a 2-0 lead on the strength of an RBI groundout by Ashley Adams and an RBI double by freshman designated hitter Chloe Szczepaniak. Bethel Park trimmed the score to 2-1 in the top of the fourth thanks to an RBI single by Cheyenne Hamel.

North Allegheny stretched the lead to five runs with a four-run bottom of the fourth. All of the action in the fourth came after two outs as Shannon Hamm doubled and Dana Manz singled her home for a 3-1 lead. Following a Kristen Chomos walk, Adams singled to score Manz to improve the lead to 4-1. Then Szczepaniak crushed a two-run double off the left centerfield fence to balloon the lead to 6-1, Tigers. With two doubles and three RBI’s on the day, Szczepaniak was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Game.

The Black Hawks made things interesting in the fifth inning and cut the score to 6-4 when Reagan Milliken doubled home two runs and Elaine Drahusz followed with an RBI single. In the top of the sixth, BP crept closer on a solo homer by Gianna Sciullo to bring the score to 6-5, Tigers.

Bethel Park came no closer as Adams shut the door in the seventh inning with a 1-2-3 frame to finish off a WPIAL first round victory. Adams went the distance for the win and struck out five on the day. Bethel Park’s Delaney Nagy started the game and took the loss, permitting six runs in 3.2. innings of work.

With the win, North Allegheny vaults to 14-7 overall, while Bethel Park ends the year with a 10-6 record. The Tigers will take on Norwin at a site, date and time to be determined.

Softball vs. Bethel Park, 5-15-18

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WP - Ashley Adams LP - Delaney Nagy

Tigers Fall to Spartans on Hempfield Senior Night, 7-2

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The North Allegheny varsity Softball Team traveled to Hempfield to compete with the Spartans on Senior Night at Kalp Field. The Tigers struck first with a two-run top of the first inning, but Hempfield starter and eventual winning pitcher Maddie Ushock shut down the NA scoring the rest of the way to pick up the win in a complete game performance.

The Tigers atypically struggled with walks and defense in the contest, giving the Spartans multiple scoring opportunities as the game progressed. For the Tigers, Sophia Dollard took the loss in the circle. The loss drops the Tigers to 13-7 overall while maintaining their 9-1 Section 3-AAAAAA record. Hempfield also finished section play at 9-1, and now has an overall record of 15-3 on the season.

Both teams will await their playoff pairings to be announced by the W.P.I.A.L. on Thursday, May 10th.

 

Serbin’s Blast Leads Tigers Past Tribe

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On Thursday evening at NASH Field, it was Senior Night as North Allegheny took on Section 3-6A rival North Hills, but it was junior Brooke Serbin who stole the show with a dramatic three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth to propel the Tigers past the Indians, 6-3, in an exciting game that completed section play for NA.

North Hills tallied three runs in the top of the second inning. That was the only scoring until NA got one run in the bottom of the fifth to narrow the gap to two. In the bottom of the sixth, the Tigers took the lead for the first time on Serbin’s shot into the left field bleachers. Following the home run, NA tacked on two more important insurance runs and starter sophomore Sophia Dollard, who pitched a complete game, shut down North Hills in the top of the seventh to complete a one-hit performance and secure the victory.

For the Tigers, extra base hits were registered by freshman Lauren Haywood, junior Kristen Chomos, and Dollard, each of whom doubled. For her home run, Brooke Serbin was named Wright Automotive Player of the Game by the North Allegheny Sports Network broadcast team.

The win completes section play for the champion Tigers, whose section record elevated to 9-1 and brought the overall record to 13-6.

Congratulations to the NA Seniors, Shannon Hamm, Dana Manz, Madison Petschke, and Anna Pilotta, all of whom started the game and had at least one plate appearance.

Softball vs. North Hills, 5-3-18

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WP - Sophia Dollard LP - Anna McNickle

Tigers Declaw Panthers, 12-3

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On Wednesday afternoon, the North Allegheny Varsity Softball Team travelled to Upper Saint Clair for a non-section contest and returned with their twelfth win of the season by earning a 12-3 decision over the Panthers. USC struck first with a two-run bottom of the first, but NA answered loudly in the top of the second by tallying six runs to take a lead that was never relinquished. USC added a run in the fourth, but NA scored four in the sixth and two in the seventh to arrive at the final total.

Junior Brooke Serbin went all seven innings to pick up the win, while Daniel Orendi took the loss in the circle. Offensively, senior Shannon Hamm led the Tigers with a 3-for-5 performance that included three RBIs. Sophomore catcher Lauren Harris also had a strong 3-for-4 day and also made a spectacular catch of a pop foul for the Tigers. Junior third baseman Regan Brodine also doubled for NA.

The win raises North Allegheny’s overall record to 12-6 while maintaining their 8-1 record in Section 3-6A. The Section Champion Tigers will have their Senior Night festivities on Thursday evening at NASH Field, weather permitting, with the first pitch of the game vs. North Hills scheduled for 7:00 PM.

Softball vs. Upper St. Clair, 5-2-18

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Upper St. Clair20010003121
WP - Brooke Serbin LP - Daniel Orendi