Softball: Serra Catholic upends Carmichaels

April 22, 2014

Serra Catholic took advantage of six Carmichaels’ errors and the Mikes left runners on second and third in the bottom of the seventh as the Eagles pulled off an upset in Section 2-A girls softball with a 6-5 victory Tuesday.

Whitney Larko limited the Mikes (7-2, 9-3) to just five hits, outdueling Erica Burns.

Alexandra Taylor tripled and Nicole Taylor doubled for Serra Catholic (5-4, 6-4).

• Jefferson-Morgan scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull out a 7-6 Section 2-A win over Frazier and move a half-game ahead of Carmichaels in the section race.

Carmryn Dugan hit a two-run homer in the sixth for the Rockets (8-2, 10-2), while Reagan Rush doubled and homered. Maddie Dupont also doubled for Jeff-Morgan.

Alexus Eicher took the loss for Frazier (7-3, 7-4), while Maddie Ludrosky picked up the win.

• Abby McCartney homered and doubled, driving in three runs, as Canon-McMillan hit five home runs in a 12-0 five-inning Section 4-AAAA win over Brashear.

Linda Rush, Olivia Lorusso, Georgianna Zeremenko and Ally Bellaire also homered for the Big Macs (7-1, 10-2).

Brashear falls to 1-7 in section and overall.

• Winning pitcher Lauren Adams had a pair of doubles to lead Mapletown to a 9-5 Section 2-A win over California.

Abby Shipley also doubled, while Jordan Adams tripled for the Maples (2-8, 2-9).

California falls to 0-9, 0-11.

• Autumn Zgorliski tripled and Casey Hite scattered 11 hits as Bentworth defeated Washington, 16-4, in a Section 2-AA game.

The Bearcats (6-3, 9-6) scored 10 runs in the final two innings to put the game away.

Shannon Crumrine doubled while Alanna Ammon took the loss for Washington (1-7, 1-8).

• Ashley Iagnemma struck out a career-high 17 batters and went 5-for-5 at the plate with six RBI to lead South Fayette, 13-7, in Section 2-AAA.

Iagnemma hit four singles and a double to pace the Lions’ offense. South Fayette (6-1, 8-1) was tied with Montour (4-5, 5-7) 3-3 entering the bottom of the fifth inning when the Lions scored five runs to pull away. Iagnemma, a junior, walked four to go with her 17 strikeouts.

• Sophomore pitcher Shelby Minardi struck out six batters and drove in three runs to lead Monessen past West Greene, 5-2, in Section 2-A.

The Greyhounds (3-6, 5-7) held a 2-0 lead entering the fifth when Minardi hit a two-run double and later scored on a fielder’s choice. West Greene (5-3, 6-6) was led by senior pitcher Bailey Bennington, who struck out 13 batters to reach the 300 career strikeout mark for her career.

Marissa Rose hit a triple for the Pioneers while Bennington, the team’s best hitter, was walked in all four plate appearances.

• A 12-run third inning paced Beth-Center to a 17-2 victory over Fort Cherry in a three-inning Section 2-AA game.

Ally Trippy had an RBI-double for the Bulldogs (0-9, 0-11), who took advantage of 13 walks and six hit-batters.

Galina Lodge had a triple for the Rangers (0-9, 0-11).

• Olivia Gray hit two doubles and a home run to drive in four runs in Trinity’s 15-0 win over Section 2-AAA rival Moon in the first game of a double header.

Paige Galentine earned the victory for the Hillers (8-1, 12-1) after striking out eight. Halie Justice added a double for Trinity and Gray’s four RBI helped pace the Hillers’ offense.

In the second game of the double header, Katelyn Campbell earned the win with four strikeouts and hit a two-run home run to lead Trinity past Moon, 21-4, in a five-inning game. Emily Bolen took the loss in both games for Moon (1-6, 1-6).



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