Behind outstanding pitching, timely hitting and great team defense Power Wertheimer won three hard fought games to win the 14 RAW Winter League Championship.
In the quarterfinals Power beat Silver Creek Dawson 2-0 on a walk off two run double by Quinn Hughes. JC Haidze pitched a no-hitter, had 10 strikeouts and the only batter to reach base was on a dropped third strike in the first inning. Haidze was helped by some great defense at 1B by Neena Pietropaolo.
Lauren Harris and Megan Smith displayed their talents on December 3rd and 4th at the Queen of Diamonds Showcase held at the University of Akron. The showcase allows collegiate bound athletes an opportunity to showcase their talents to college coaches. The Universities attending come from all over the East Coast, the South, Mid-West, and South Central states. The divisions represented by these Universities are NCAA Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA, NJCAA and NCCAA. Both young ladies did a great job representing the Power organization. Megan was selected for the "cage animal" event where she did an outstanding job both pitching and hitting. Lauren earned game MVP honors for her catching performance in her first game of the weekend. Congratulations for a job well done!
On Saturday, November 26th, parents and players from the Pittsburgh Power organization (Rosatone 18u) volunteered for the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program. After a workout at the PowerHouse and a lunch in the strip district, the team headed to the Toys for Tots warehouse to begin their shift in giving back to the community during this holiday season. The Toys for Tots program is operated by the Marine Corps and is also locally aided by the Pittsburgh Cares Foundation. This program collects and distributes new and unused toys for less fortunate children and their families. It requires a great deal of volunteers to help collect, sort, organize, and distribute the toys in time for the holidays.
Jess Rectenwald who was a standout pitcher for the Pittsburgh Power is giving back to current Pittsburgh Power girls. Jess was the number one Pitcher for Gannon University and was voted Player of the Year in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II in 2015. On October 21, 2017 Jess gave back to the Pittsburgh Power organization by practicing with the Pittsburgh Power 16U Pfab team. Jess who is known for her dominating fastball and a swing out of your shoes change up pitched live batting practice to the Power 16U Pfab team. Not only did Jess help the girls with softball skills, she also helped with some advice about life skills as spoke with the girls about recruiting, and balancing college classes and a social life while playing high level college softball.
Jess intends to continue to give back to Pittsburgh Power softball by attending additional Power 16U Pfab practices and continuing to give the girls the benefit of her years of experience to the girls about not only about playing the game but college recruiting and college life.
Pittsburgh Power is pleased to announced that it will be hosting its 2nd Annual Miracle Field Classic on April 29-30, 2017. Due to the great success of last year’s inaugural 12U tournament which raised over $2,000 for the Miracle Field in Cranberry Township PA we are excited to announce that we are expanding the event this year and will have both a 12U and a 14U tournament. Adding the 14U tournament will allow us to raise even more money so that children with disabilities will be able to experience the thrill of playing ball.
Mark your calendars now for the 2017 Battle In The Burgh hosted by Pittsburgh Power Softball. The tournament is scheduled for June 30 - July 2, 2017.
Pittsburgh Power 12U Sullivan won the Thunder Elite Fall Ball Championship for the 3rd year in a row with a record of 13-0-1. 12U Sullivan scored 150 runs and only allowed 26 runs to be scored by its opponents in 14 games. 12U Sullivan exhibited excellent offense and defense during the fall ball season providing them a winning start to the 2016-2017 Pittsburgh Power Season. The players exhibited heart, determination and hard work on and off the field leading them to their first championship of the season. We are so proud of all the 12U Sullivan players and coaches and look forward to a great 2016-2017 Pittsburgh Power Season.