The Republican Herald - - SPORTS - — Compiled by Bob Lipsky

Get an in-depth look at to­day’s game.


11-1 Williams Val­ley (23-2) vs. 7-1 West Greene (23-4)

When: To­day, 11 a.m. Where: Penn State Univer­sity’s Nit­tany Lion Soft­ball Park Tick­ets: $8 for adults, $4 for stu­dents

Live up­dates: Fol­low sports writer Bob Lipsky on Twit­ter @boblip­skyRH and fol­low The Repub­li­can-Her­ald Sports page on Face­book dur­ing the games.

TV: Penn­syl­va­nia Ca­ble Net­work

About the Vik­ings

Head coach: Ryan Un­derkof­fler (2nd sea­son)

How they got here: De­feated District 4 cham­pion North­east Brad­ford 16-0 in five in­nings in first round, ral­lied past District 3 cham­pion Greenwood 5-4 in quar­ter­fi­nals and downed District 6 cham­pion Clays­burg-Kim­mel 6-1 in semi­fi­nals

About the Pi­o­neers

Head coach: Wil­liam Simms

How they got here: De­feated District 6 run­ner-up Glen­dale 12-2 in first round, shut out District 5 run­ner-up McCon­nells­burg 10-0 in six in­nings in quar­ter­fi­nals and topped District 7 run­ner-up Monessen 7-4 in semi­fi­nals

Game Notes

No se­crets here as Williams Val­ley and West Greene will square off for the Class A cham­pi­onship for the third straight sea­son. In 2016, Rayanne Hawk’s two-out sin­gle in the bot­tom of the sev­enth in­ning drove in Cait­lyn Pin­chorski with the win­ning run as Williams Val­ley won 3-2. Last sea­son, the Vik­ings jumped out to a 7-0 lead only to see West Greene storm back for a 9-8 win. Mor­gan Upde­grove had a pair of dou­bles and four RBIs for Williams Val­ley. Win­ning pitcher Jade Ren­ner went 4-for-5 and Madi­son Lampe added three hits and two RBIs for the Pi­o­neers . ... The Lampe twins — McKenna and Madi­son, both ju­niors — make the Pi­o­neers go. McKenna Lampe is bat­ting .545 with three home runs, 22 RBIs, 49 runs scored and 33 stolen bases. Madi­son Lampe checks in at .524 with seven home runs, 39 RBIs, 40 runs scored and 22 stolen bases. Madi­son Ren­ner (.557, 7 HR, 41 RBIs), Jade Ren­ner (.545) and Kait­lyn Ri­zor (.468) carry big bats, too, on a team with a .468 bat­ting av­er­age . ... Williams Val­ley coun­ters with Kali Whit­comb (.446), Mya Achen­bach (.551, 4 HR, 30 RBIs), Ste­vie Unger (.514, 26 RBIs), Maddy Bord­ner (.408), Des­tiny Dubois (.439, 4 HR, 26 RBIs), Kenna Fer­ron (.397), Upde­grove (.405, 30 RBIs) and Grace Hoff­man (.433), among oth­ers . ... Ex­pected pitch­ing matchup: Unger (16-2, 1.83 ERA) or fresh­man Emma Cris­s­well (5-0, 0.53 ERA) for Williams Val­ley and Jade Ren­ner (16-4, 2.23 ERA, 113 IP, 98 Ks, 8 BBs) for West Greene. It was Unger vs. Ren­ner in last year’s game.

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