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2020-2021 Game Summaries

NA Season Ends With Loss To Norwin in WPIAL Quarterfinals

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The North Allegheny Tigers lost to Section 2 champs, the Norwin Knights, in the quarterfinal round of the 6A WPIAL playoffs. Norwin’s offense struck early and often, scoring six runs on 12 hits.

The Knights’ senior pitcher Sydney Lokay held North Allegheny scoreless on three hits, striking out nine. North Allegheny Senior Lauren Haywood went 2 for 3, while sophomore Meghan McDonough was 1 for 3. The Tigers left 6 runners on base.

Haywood took the loss for the Tigers on the mound. She threw six complete innings and held Norwin’s offensive powerhouse to 12 hits with two strikeouts.

The Tigers complete their 2021 season with a final record of 10-11 while finishing 5-5 in section play. It was the 21st consecutive season North Allegheny has qualified for the WPIAL playoffs.

Box Score - Softball vs. Norwin - 05/19/2021

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WP - Sydney Lokay LP - Lauren Haywood (3-6)

Tigers Fall to Wildcats in Final Regular Season Game

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The North Allegheny Tigers fell to non-section opponent, the Latrobe Wildcats, in a high-scoring game that finished 12-7.

The Tigers’ offense tallied 11 hits, led by senior Ashley Solenday who homered in the third inning, scoring three. Junior Alaina Whipkey and sophomore Annalyn Isaacs each went 1 for 3 with an RBI. Other offensive standouts include seniors Emily Conlon, who went 3 for 4, and Lauren Haywood, who went 2 for 3.

Haywood took the loss for the Tigers; she pitched five and one third innings, allowing eight runs on 12 hits and one strikeout. Freshman Anne Melle came in to finish the game in the fifth, allowing four runs on seven hits and one strikeout.

The Tigers will play number 2 seed, the Norwin Knights, in the first round of the 6A WPIAL playoffs on Wednesday at Gateway High School. First pitch is at 4:00pm. The game will be broadcast live via the internet on the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Box Score - Softball vs. Latrobe- 05/15/2021

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WP - J. Straigus LP - Lauren Haywood (3-5)

Alaina Whipkey Sets New Single-Season HR Record, NA Tops Tribe

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The North Allegheny Tigers defeated the North Hills Indians with a final score of 14-8 on Friday night in non-section play.

Alaina Whipkey celebrates her record-breaking 10th HR.

NA’s offense was led by junior Alaina Whipkey who went 3 for 4 with four RBIs. Whipkey homered in the first, breaking the North Allegheny softball school record for home runs in a single season. The record was previously set by Sam Goettmann, who hit nine home runs in 2005. Whipkey then doubled in the third and singled in the sixth. Other offensive standouts include freshman Carlyn Vaupel, who homered in the third, scoring three.

The Tigers’ defense held the Indians to seven runs on sixteen hits. Senior pitcher Lauren Haywood threw five complete innings, allowing four runs on twelve hits. Freshman pitcher Anne Melle came in at the top of the sixth, allowing four runs on four hits and striking out two.

The Tigers will host Latrobe tomorrow at noon in their final regular season contest.

Box Score - Softball vs. North Hills- 05/14/2021

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WP - Lauren Haywood (3-4) LP - Sophia Roncone

Tigers Use Long Ball, Late-Inning Rally To Defeat Shaler, 7-3

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The North Allegheny Tigers defeated the Section 3-5A section champs, the Shaler Area Titans, on Thursday afternoon by a final score of 7-3.

Although the Tigers’ offense threatened early in the game, NA went into the sixth inning down 2-0. Senior Kendall Trunzo and junior Alaina Whipkey hit back-to-back home runs to start the inning, tying the game at 2-2. Whipkey’s home run was her ninth of the season, leaving her tied with Sam Goettman for the school record for the most home runs hit in a single season. Goettmann, a North Allegheny Hall of Famer, also hit nine home runs in 2005.

Other offensive standouts include sophomore Meghan McDonough, who went 3 for 4, as well as senior Lauren Haywood, sophomore Annalyn Isaacs, and freshman Caitlin Logan who all drove in a run a piece.

Freshman pitcher Anne Melle threw seven complete innings, allowing five hits while striking out two. The Tigers will host the North Hills Indians tomorrow night at 7:00pm for a non-section contest.

Box Score - Softball vs. Shaler - 05/13/2021

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WP - Anne Melle (5-4) LP - Bethany Rodman

Tigers Breeze By Tornado In Section Finale, 16-1

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The North Allegheny Tigers finished section play with a 16-1 win over the Butler Golden Tornado on Tuesday afternoon.

NA’s offense struck early and often, tallying 11 hits in five innings of play. Sophomore Meghan McDonough, freshman Carlyn Vaupel, and freshman Anne Melle each had multiple hits for the Tigers. McDonough also recorded an RBI, while Vaupel and Melle each recorded two RBI each. Junior Alaina Whipkey and senior Ashley Solenday finished the day with three RBIs apiece, while freshman Caitlin Logan drove in a pair.

Melle earned the win for the Tigers. She threw 5 complete innings, holding Butler to 2 hits and 1 strikeout.

The Tigers have clinched a playoff bid for the 2021 postseason. They will travel to Shaler for a non-section contest on Thursday.

Box Score - Softball vs. Butler - 05/11/2021

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WP - Anne Melle (4-4) LP - Kelsey Ogin