Latrobe Wants Another Shot at PIAA Title Game
Schofield, Paul, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The Latrobe girls softball team is one victory from getting a second chance to win a state title.
A victory Monday against Central York (19-5) at Penn State- Altoona in the PIAA Class AAAA semifinals would put Latrobe (21-2) in the title game at Shippensburg University's Robb Field. Latrobe lost to Pennsbury, 3-2, in the title game last year.
Latrobe will try to duplicate what the Jeannette football team did after losing the 2006 state championship game and coming back to win the title in 2007.
"This team believes they can get back to Shippensburg and win it," Latrobe coach Bob Kovalcin said. "They've been working hard all year to achieve that goal.
"We set our goals to win the section, which we did, and then win the WPIAL title. Now we're one step away from getting back to the championship game."
Latrobe has been riding the right arm of pitcher Alexa Bryson, who hasn't allowed a run in 38 playoff innings. She has postseason no-hitters versus Mt. Lebanon and Brashear.
The Robert Morris recruit has thrown 10 career no-hitters, and she struck out 282 batters this season. She struck out 18 against Brashear and had 17- and 10-strikeout performances in games against Shaler. …