WPIAL Softball Final: Neshannock/Carmichaels, 5/30

2013 WPIAL Class A Softball Championship
Thursday, May 30 at 11:30 AM at California University
Neshannock (17-2, 14-0) vs. Carmichaels (21-2, 13-1)

Road to the Championship
Semifinals: Neshannock 9 Frazier 1
Quarterfinals: Neshannock 14 Serra Catholic 0, 5 Innings

Neshannock scored 10 or more runs in 15 of their 19 games this spring. The Lady Lancers lost at Wilmington on April 15 (6-5) and to Riverside on May 6 (1-0). Madison Shaffer tossed a complete game, 3-hitter against Frazier in the Semifinal round. Shaffer struck out 12 batters. Neshannock has never won the WPIAL Championship.

Semifinals: Carmichaels 9 Burgettstown 0
Quarterfinals: Carmichaels 15 Jeannette 0, 4 Innings
First Round: Carmichaels 10 Riverview 0, 6 innings

Over the course of their last four games, the Lady Mikes have outscored the opposition 49-0.Carmichaels traveled to Myrtle Beach at the end of March to take part in the Ripken Experience. The Lady Mikes won three of their four contests in the Palmetto State. Carmichaels dropped their two losses this season by a single run to Fairview (March 29: 2-1) and to Frazier (April 25: 2-1). In their last outing, Lindsey Osborne belted a grand slam to cap a six-run third inning en route to their 9-0 win over Burgettstown. Carmichaels last won the WPIAL Championship in 1998.

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