Sunday, April 27, 2008

West Greene's wild weekend

WPIAL Class A softball appears to be a wide-open field these days and West Greene looks as solid as any in the classification heading into the final two weeks of the regular season.

The Pioneers lead Section 2-A by a half-game over Carmichaels. Since a season-opening loss to the Mikes, West Greene is rolling.

Winners in 13 of 14, West Greene is 13-2 with the lone loss against to Liberty, a larger-classification high school in West Virginia during the Cee-Bee Tournament over the weekend.

Pitcher Rachel Burns has struck out more than 100, rarely walks a batter and the Pioneers are getting timely hits all over the lineup. They even beat Morgantown High during the tournament.

Oddly enough, West Greene advanced to the championship of the Cee-Bee Tournament but were forced to forfeit their spot in the final. The reason? If West Greene played, it would have exceeded the maximum number of games (20) permitted by the PIAA.

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