Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Bailey Parshall, Belle Vernon

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Bailey Parshall, Belle Vernon

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BAILEY PARSHALL, Belle Vernon

* Last week: A softball pitcher, she struck out 28 in the Leopards' past three section wins against Thomas Jefferson, Trinity and Ringgold. She is one of the WPIAL leaders for most wins with a 13-1 record and 143 strikeouts.

* Check this out: Just a freshman, Parshall already verbally committed to Penn State in the fall before pitching a high school game. In her first season, she has helped Belle Vernon to a 14-2 record and first place in Class AAA Section 3 at 9-1.

* Was it hard fitting into the team as a freshman?

I was very nervous my first few games, but then, once the girls started accepting me as a player, it got a lot easier.

* Do you worry about staying atop the WPIAL statistics?

I usually just play my game. I mean a lot of people come up to me and say congratulations on this and congratulations on that, and I just try to play the game to win and help our team to move further. …

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