PIAA softball: Big Mac attack sparks 6-1 win

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Canon-McMillan's opponent had two days to try to beat the Big Macs, but the extra time did not matter.

Canon-McMillan beat District 6 champion Central Mountain, 6-1, in a PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinal Friday in Loretto, Pa.

The teams played three innings Thursday before rain forced the game to be suspended with Canon-McMillan leading, 6-1.

When play resumed Friday, nothing changed.

Canon-McMillan (18-5), the WPIAL champion, used a four-run first and Olivia Lorusso's two-run homer in the third to roll past Central Mountain (12-12).

Winning pitcher Alayna Astuto gave up five hits and struck out nine.

The Big Macs will face District 1 runner-up Bishop Shanahan in the semifinals Monday.

Class AA

• Martinsburg Central 4, Deer Lakes 2: WPIAL champion Deer Lakes (20-2) gave up three home runs, including back-to-back homers in the second, and was eliminated by District 6 runner-up Martinsburg Central (19-6) at Loretto. Martinsburg Central's Kate Blattenberger broke a 2-2 tie with a two-run homer in the fifth --her second of the game. Deer Lakes had runners at second and third with two outs in the seventh, but Candace Scanga grounded out to end the game.


First Published June 9, 2012 12:00 AM


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