Baldwin Softball Earns Final PIAA Spot in Class 6A

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The Baldwin girls softball team came one game shy of competing for the Class 6A WPIAL Championship. Although the Highlanders will not be able to earn gold on that level, they will have an opportunity to do so at the state level after qualifying for the PIAA tournament with a 7-1 win against Norwin in the Consolation Game at Peterswood Park on Tuesday.

Baldwin led from start to finish and were highlighted by the pitching performance from junior Addy Tagg. Tagg pitched a complete game and didn’t allow a walk, striking out three batters. She retired nine out of the first 10 batters, allowing Baldwin to jump out to a lead.

The Highlanders scored single runs in the second, fourth, and fifth innings before breaking the game open with four runs in the sixth inning.

Offensively, senior catcher Carly Santillo led the team with three hits and two RBI. Tagg and sophomore Salena Jaquay each added two hits.

The win improves Baldwin to 12-5. The Highlanders will play the winner of District 6 champion, Mifflin County, and District 10 champion, McDowell, in the first round of the PIAA tournament on Monday.