Undefeated Hawks take on Canon Mac for the WPIAL title


Tyler Krchmar

The softball team celebrates a moment during their game against Mt. Lebo on April 26.

The softball team looks to win their first WPIAL title in school history noon Thursday at Cal U.

In the WPIAL semi-finals matchup against Pine Richland, UConn commit Delaney Nagy was unhittable, tossing seven scoreless innings in a complete-game shutout. The 9-0 victory in a rain-delayed semi-final continued the Hawks’ pursuit of a perfect season.

The top-seeded Hawks face the seventh-seeded Big Macs of Canon-McMillan. Canon Mac made an unexpected run to the title game after a few early-round upsets over higher seeds.

The Hawks’ explosive offense and great pitching have been the ingredients for a perfect record thus far. They lead the WPIAL in home runs with 26, and seven different players have a home run to show for. Ohio State-commit Reagan Milliken leads the team with 11 bombs herself. Also, they have a team batting average of .415, which is well above average.

Students are able to leave school early and attend the game. They must leave after 4th period and see Mr. Sloan or Mr. Villani when they arrive at the game to check-in. It is a USA theme, so fans are encouraged to wear your red, white, and blue. Make sure to show out and support. Go Hawks!!