NA Slow-Pitch Splits Season-Opening DH at Shaler

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The North Allegheny slow-pitch softball team played its rain delayed season opener with a double header versus the Shaler Titans on Thursday at Millvale Field.

The wins were split with Shaler winning game one, 10-7, and North Allegheny winning game two, 4-1.

Highlights from game one included junior Reilly Spitz with the evening’s only home run. Spitz also had one of two double plays on defense in game one. A second double play happened when sophomore Mady Daugherty caught a line drive in right field and threw to junior Keala Glaser for the out at first.

Game two was all about the “D” for NA. Senior Nina Pietrzak pitched a gem, allowing minimal base runners and threw a pair of strikeouts. Spitz had a spectacular over the shoulder catch. Solid outfield play was demonstrated by sophomore Riley Krieger and senior captains Tye Ross and Helen Katyal, along with a huge infield play by senior Riley Yates.

The Tigers’ record is now 1-1 overall following the season opening DH. Their next games are this Sunday at 2 and 4 p.m. at home versus Bethel Park. The games will be broadcast live on NA Sports Network.