High school highlights: Big inning propels West Mifflin softball

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West Mifflin hopes to claim a softball section title this spring.

A big comeback win Tuesday certainly helped that cause.

Alyssa Cairns' two-run triple capped a five-run sixth inning and propelled host West Mifflin to a 6-4 win against Class AAA No. 4 Elizabeth Forward in Section 3.

Winning pitcher Paige Flore had 15 strikeouts for the Titans (12-2, 7-2), who won their fifth game in a row and jumped into first place ahead of Elizabeth Forward (9-4, 6-2).

West Mifflin had dropped four consecutive games against Elizabeth Forward, including a 6-2 loss last month.

Other top softball games

■ Cassie Szmyd's two-run double helped Penn-Trafford (9-2, 5-2) avenge an earlier loss by winning at Class AAAA No. 4 Latrobe (8-3, 6-3), 6-2, in Section 1. Latrobe's Shelby Noel had two doubles and a home run.

■ A seven-run sixth that included Tiffany Ross' grand slam led host Waynesburg (7-7, 6-2) to an 11-9 win against Class AA No. 3 McGuffey (11-2, 7-2) in Section 2.

■ Maddie Cotter tossed a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts to vault Steel Valley (7-2, 6-1) to a 1-0 win at South Allegheny (6-3, 4-3) in Class AA Section 4.

■ Camryn Dugan's two-run home run highlighted a six-run sixth for Class A No. 3 Jefferson-Morgan (10-2, 8-2) in a 7-6 win against visiting Frazier (7-4, 7-3) in Section 2.

■ In more Class A Section 2 action, Allie Taylor, Morgan Willaman and Witney Larko had two hits apiece for visiting Serra Catholic (6-4, 5-4) in a 6-5 upset of No. 4 Carmichaels (9-3, 7-2).

Softball top performer

■ Ashley Iagnemma was the winner with 17 strikeouts, and went 5 for 5 with six RBIs to help Class AAA No. 3 South Fayette (9-1, 7-1) beat visiting Montour (5-7, 4-5), 13-7, in Section 2.

Top baseball games

■ Jamie Switalski fired a two-hitter with 12 strikeouts to propel Class AAAA No. 5 Pine-Richland (10-4, 5-1) to a 7-0 win at Penn Hills (4-6, 3-3) in Section 4.

■ Class AA No. 2 Steel Valley (10-0, 8-0) rallied from a 5-0 deficit to edge host Greensburg Central Catholic (5-5, 3-3), 8-7, in Section 4. Steel Valley's Matt Hoesch and Cole Eged each had three RBIs.

■ Jacob Rechichar's RBI single in the eighth gave host Brownsville (9-4, 7-2) a 5-4 win against Class AA No. 4 Washington (8-4, 6-2) in Section 2.

■ Mike Koleny hit an RBI single and then scored on an error to help host Leechburg (2-3, 2-3) hand Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (5-6, 5-1) its first Class A Section 4 loss, 2-1.

Baseball top performer

■ David Boehme had two home runs and six RBIs to lead Seton-LaSalle (9-3, 7-2) to a 21-11 win at Avonworth (5-6, 3-5) in Class AA Section 1.


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