Hempfield’s Riley Miller chooses Kent State for softball

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Proximity to home had a little something to do with Riley Miller’s college decision.

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PIAA Releases Classifications for 2024-25, 2025-26

On Tuesday, the PIAA released updated enrollments numbers for all sports for the 2024-25 and 2025-26 seasons. These lists are not finalized as teams have until Friday to decide to “play up” in classification. There will also be teams forced to move up because of the PIAA competitive-balance rule which is not determined until after each season is over. But for now here is what we have for classifications for the next two seasons:

Football

Boys Soccer

Girls Soccer

Girls Volleyball

Boys Basketball

Girls Basketball

Baseball

Softball

Seneca Valley pitcher Lexie Hames commits to Clemson

No surprises here: Seneca Valley ace softball pitcher Lexie Hames is headed to a top-tier NCAA program.

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Softball All-State Teams Announced

The Pennsylvania High School Softball Coaches Association announced the all-state softball teams last night. Numerous players from Big 56 teams made the cut.

Class 6A

FIRST TEAM

Lexie Hames – P – Seneca Valley

Riley Miller – P – Hempfield

Deirdre Flaherty – C – Mt. Lebanon

Joey Michalski – 3B – Norwin

Bailey Snowberger – SS – Norwin

Meghan McDonough – OF – North Allegheny

Brooke Boehmer – UTIL – Mt. Lebanon

SECOND TEAM

Calle Henne – C – Pine-Richland

Bella Gross – 3B – Seneca Valley

Jocelyn Langer – OF – Pine-Richland

Class 5A

FIRST TEAM

Bria Bosiljevac – P – Shaler

Eloise Facher – 1B – Shaler

Makenzie Lang – 1B – Plum

Toryn Fulton – 2B – Franklin Regional

Aubrey Police – 2B – West Allegheny

Emma Paul – SS – Armstrong

Hanna Suhoski – SS – Trinity

Taylor Lorish – OF – Plum

Amber Morgan – OF – Trinity

Shaylyn Shall – OF – Western Beaver

Bethany Rodman – UTIL – Shaler

SECOND TEAM

Taylor Dunn – P – Trinity

Taylor Schmitt – C – Mars

Izzie LeFebvre – 1B – Western Beaver

Ava Pries – 2B – Upper St. Clair

Olivia Hood – 3B – New Castle

Jenna Clint – OF – Armstrong

Maura Wade – UTIL – Penn Hills

4 Players from Big 56 schools named to TribLive HSSN Softball Terrific 10

TribLive HSSN released their softball Terrific 10 last night. Four players from Big 56 schools are on that list. For complete article, click here.

TERRIFIC 10

Lexie Hames – Seneca Valley – P

269 K, 17-2 record, 0.45 ERA, 0.49 WHIP, .066 OBA, .343 batting AVG, 5 HR, 14 RBI, 36 BB, .738 OBP

Riley Miller – Hempfield – P

19-4 record, 1.25 ERA, 140 IP, 175 K, .340 batting AVG, 4 HR, 14 RBI

Emma Paul – Armstrong – SS

.478 AVG, 34 R, 32 RBI, 23 SB

Bethany Rodman – Shaler – 1B/P

.591 AVG, 12 HR, 45 RBI, .644 OBP, 14-0 pitching record

Post-Gazette Names Softball All-Area Team

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Lexie Hames (Seneca Valley) – 269 K, 122 innings… .343 AVG, 5 HR, 14 RBI, 35 BB, .739 OBP, 1.700 OPS

ALL-AREA TEAM

Bethany Rodman (Shaler) – 14-0, 2.79 ERA, 51 K, 49 2/3 innings… .591 AVG, 9 2B, 12 HR, 45 RBI

Riley Miller (Hempfield) – 19-4, 1.25 ERA, 175 K, 140 innings… .340 AVG, 4 HR, 14 RBI

Emma Paul (Armstrong) – .478 AVG, .593 OBP, 1.666 OPS, 10 HR, 32 RBI, 34 R, 23 SB

TribLive HSSN Names Baseball & Softball Players & Coaches of the Year

BASEBALL

6A PLAYER OF THE YEAR – David Shields (Mt. Lebanon) – .338 AVG, 3 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 14 BB, 13 R… 67 1/3 IP, 5-2, 0.94 ERA, 106 K, 16 BB, 32 H

6A COACH OF THE YEAR – Patt McCloskey (Mt. Lebanon) – 16-11 record, started season 0-8, WPIAL Champions, PIAA Finalists

5A PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Miguel Hugas (Shaler) – .444 AVG, 5 HR, 34 RBI, 11 2B, 19 BB… 11-0, 0.71 ERA, 78 IP, 91 K

5A COACH OF THE YEAR – Brian Junker (Shaler) – 23-4 record, Section 3-5A Champions, WPIAL Champions, PIAA Champions

SOFTBALL

6A PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Lexie Hames (Seneca Valley) – 17-2, 0.45 ERA, 0.48 WHIP, .066 OBA, 122 innings, 269 K’s… .343 AVG, .738 OBP, 36 BB, 5 HR, 14 RBIs

6A COACH OF THE YEAR – Tina Madison (Hempfield) – 21-4 record, WPIAL Champions (Program’s 8th title), PIAA Finalists

5A PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Bethany Rodman (Shaler) – .591 AVG, .644 OBP, 1.250 SLG, 12 HR, 45 RBIs… 14-0 in the circle

5A COACH OF THE YEAR – Shawn Gray (Trinity) – 20-3 record, Section 4-5A Champions, WPIAL Champions, PIAA Quarterfinalists

PIAA Championship Day 2 Recaps

BASEBALL

PIAA 6A CHAMPIONSHIP

(12-1) Father Judge 4, (7-1) Mt. Lebanon 1

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SOFTBALL

PIAA 5A CHAMPIONSHIP

(3-1) Northern York 3, (7-3) Shaler 2 – 9 innings

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PIAA Championship Recaps: Shaler walks-off to become state champions

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BASEBALL

PIAA 5A CHAMPIONSHIP

(7-1) Shaler 9, (1-1) Strath Haven 8 – 8 innings

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SOFTBALL

PIAA 6A CHAMPIONSHIP

(1-1) North Penn 1, (7-1) Hempfield 0

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PIAA Softball Semifinals Recap

SOFTBALL

PIAA 6A SEMIFINALS

(7-1) Hempfield 6, (3-1) Cumberland Valley 1

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PIAA 5A SEMIFINALS

(7-3) Shaler 8, (7-2) Armstrong 5 – 8 innings

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