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.
The Pittsburgh Power organization is all about teams, players and coaches all working together and especially the older teams helping out the younger teams. This philosophy was evidenced by recent joint practice session the Power 16U Pfab team had with the Power 12U Korotko team at the Powerhouse on October 24, 2017.
Former Pittsburgh Power player and current Pittsburgh Power coach Deanna Tritinger has been named the head softball coach at Chatham University.
In naming Ms. Tritinger head softball coach Chatham University Athletic Director Leonard Trevino had this to say: “Deanna Tritinger brings with her a wealth of coaching experience from right here in Pittsburgh. She looks forward to joining the Cougar family and getting started. We are excited to bring Deanna to Chatham. We are committed to moving our softball program forward and she is the right person to do so. Deanna comes with a lot of enthusiasm and energy; she knows the area well and is exactly the right fit for us."
Going 11-1 on the season, the Wamsley Power 06 team won a 3.5 hour battle to win the championship at the fall Thunder Elite league. The team fought back from being down early to defeat Ohio Thunder Elite in the final Sunday night.
Pittsburgh Power Pfab 16U headed 4 hours south to Charleston WV to start its 2016/2017 season by playing in the WV State University College Showcase. The showcase had 10 teams and was scouted by 10 college coaches.
Power Pfab got contributions from the entire team in order to finish in 2nd place of the strong 10 team field. The team got great pitching from all three of its pitchers Ari Reager, Morgan Hall and Madison Brown. On Sunday with the help of some outstanding defense the pitchers gave up a total of 12 runs in 4 games.
Abby Allen of the Pittsburgh Power Wertheimer 14U team participated in the Queen of Diamonds College Showcase Labor Day weekend in South Carolina. There were girls there from 21 states. Abby who is 13 was the youngest girl on her team as most of the girls were 15 or 16.
Abby played in six games over two days. The games were 50 minutes each and each girl averaged 2 at bats per game. Abby was on base 8 out of her 12 at bats with 7 hits including a double and a walk. She played mainly in the outfield where she did a very nice job fielding.
Congratulations to Abby for doing a wonderful job representing the Pittsburgh Power organization at this showcase.
The 2016 Pittsburgh Power organization will be holding it's annual college showcase this Sunday, August 28th from 2PM - 6PM at Blueberry Hill Park. All players rostered on 2016-17 Pittsburgh Power teams entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in high school are eligible to participate in the showcase.
This is an exclusive event not provided by other travel teams in the area as a way for our players to showcase their talents in front of local college coaches. A full write-up, pictures and results will be posted here after the event.