SLIPPERY ROCK – Ashley Morran’s two-run single with two strikes and two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted Trinity past Corry, 7-6, Thursday in the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals at Slippery Rock University.
Morran, a junior centerfielder, went 4-for-4 with a solo home run, stolen base and another key single in the fifth inning as the Hillers (14-8) rallied twice in the late innings to advance to the state semifinals for the first time in their history.
Corry (18-5), the District 10 champion for the 10th time in 11 years, had won 18 straight and took a 4-1 lead in the fifth inning before Trinity rallied with a four spot in the bottom of the fifth.
The Beavers took the lead once again in the seventh with the help of an error and a passed ball.
Trinity plays the winner of the quarterfinal between District 3 champion Greencastle-Antrim and District 9 champion Punxsutawney on Monday with a site and time to be determined.
Read more in Friday's edition of the Observer-Reporter.