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Softball: Pioneers Outslug River Hawks, Win State Title

Dominance. That's the only word that can be used to describe the Pioneer softball program. They've won five out of the last 6 Section 3 titles, 2 consecutive L-L League titles, a District III title this season, and now four out of the last five PIAA state title games. The team won the 2018 championship, defeating West Allegheny by a score of 6-2. The Pioneers have won all 28 of their previous 28 games, steamrolling into the PIAA title matchup. On the other side of the diamond at Beard Field were the Armstrong River Hawks, who clinched a spot in the title game by defeating North Hills earlier this week.  Pioneers Pose With State Title Trophy (Chris Knight LNP) Junior ace Keiva Middleton started in the circle for the Pioneers. She's been lights out all season, recording a 1.25 ERA and 210 strikeouts in 162 innings pitched. Cameron Sprankle started for the River Hawks. Sprankle entered the matchup with a 3.20 ERA. Both pitchers escaped danger in the first inning, leaving runne