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Nitro 2014-2105 Tryouts Announced

Nitro Fastpitch 10U to 18U and the Showcase team will hold tryouts at Norwin High School, 251 McMahon Drive, North Huntingdon, PA the following dates:

Saturday and Sunday
Aug 9 and 10

Aug 17

Times for all three dates:

9AM - 11AM -  age groups 10U and 12U
11AM-1PM-     age groups 14U and 16U
1PM - 3PM-     age groups 18U, Grad Team and Showcase Team
3PM-              Showcase discussion with parents/players

Please bring a copy of your daughter's birth certificate as well as a completed signed application which can be found at the link below:

                                                                  **    NITRO APPLICATION    **

There is no fee to try out.  Our coaching staff has great fun at try outs.We thank you for your interest and enjoy meeting and spending time with your daughters at that time.

A rain make up date will be added later if needed so please check back.

Showcase try outs- please be prepared to stay and speak with us after the try out and you must have a least one parent to have a player/family discussion. Also, please look at our schedule below to undertand the type of tournamnets this team attends. This is a dedicated team that commits to a full schedule all year long but especially through June and July. We only accept freshmen, sophomores and juniors for this team and all with the same goals of playing college ball at any level. Academics are key to being placed on this team and you have to carry a high GPA. You have to be willing to work hard with our help with all of your college contacts and promotion. We do the same as well for you. Please understand this before trying out for this team. We will have two 18U teams if this is not for you. More will be posted soon on our site. If you have a profile please send it to If you do not have  profile and need one please email and we will send you a blank copy to fill out. You stilll need to complete the application above regardless. Your correspondence will be kept confidential until this season is over.

You can also click on the College Commitments tab on the menu to see the many players who have gone on to play college ball.

For all inquiries please email or call Andy Popojas or me.

Thank you

Sandy Popojas

Andy Popojas

Nitro Showcase Announces Schedule!



*Indicates Camp Dates


Sept 28-29           NewTown Rock Gold Fall Showcase 

Oct 12-13             Wolfpack Best of the Best Fall Tournament 

Jan 3-4 *               *Kent State University Camp 

Jan 4-5                  Queen of Diamonds College Showcase- Kent State 

May 23-25            USSSA Memorial Day NIT, Harrison City, PA 

June 6 *                *Indiana University Camp 

June 6-8               Indiana University College Showcase- USSSA 

June 12*               * NFCA Administered Pennsbury Recruiting Camp 

 *Academic Recruiting Camp- Pennsbury 

June 13-15           Pennsbury Invitational Tournament 

June 20-22           Premier Girls Fastpitch Showcase, Ohio 

July 2*                   * TNT College Coaches Clinic 

July 3-6                 TNT Summer Showcase  

July10*                 *NFCA Administered StingRay Camp 

July 11-13            Buckeye Recruitfest- Columbus 

July 16-17*          *Legendary Mid-Atlantic Showcase and Camp 

July 18-20            Legendary College Showcase Tournament - PGF 

July 25-27            ASA or USSSA 

Aug 29-30*          * Winthrop University College Camp 

Aug 30-31           Queen of Diamonds College Showcase- Winthrop University


13U Cumming makes it two in a row at USSSA Shockmania !

13U Cumming takes 1st at NSA States!

12U Wees takes 3rdplace at Father Day tourney in State College!

Patterson Picks Saint Vincent!

Courtney Patterson has accepted to go to Saint Vincent College in the fall. Patterson, who played on the Showcase Team last year, will be majoring in Biology and playing softball for the Lady Bearcats.

Morgan Murphy picks St. Vincent College

Dear Sandy and Andy, I just wanted to drop you a line  and let you know that Morgan will be attending St. Vincent College in Fall 2014.  She will be playing softball for Coach Hinerman.  Morgan and the rest of the Murphy Family toured the campus and meet with both of the coaches.  St. Vincent will be an excellent fit for Morgan, both academically and athletically. Morgan is so excited to be playing college ball. 


Thank you for the opportunity to play for the Nitro organization.  The experience both on and off the field was invaluable.  Continued success with your program.  GO NITRO!



Amanda Parrish signs with IUP

Here is the newspapaer article announcing her signing. Way to go Amanda!


Miller signs letter of intent to play for United States Coast Guard Academy!

Madison Miller, a senior P/1B/3B player for Coach Andy Popojas of the Pittsburgh Nitro Showcase Team will be signing a Letter of Intent to play for the United States Coast Guard Academy Softball team.  Maddie was able to visit the facility and meet the team and decided this is the best fit for her future.  As a pitcher and power hitter, she hopes to contribute right away.  Maddie intends to major in Intelligence and National Security.  Maddie is a three-time varsity letter winner for Norwin High School with a current 3.2 GPA.

11U Orner has a blast at YSU camp!

Nitro's at the 2014 World Cup!

12U Wees goes 2-1 at Youngstown State to kick off the season!

Ponziani going to Swathmore!

A huge congratulations  to Frankie Ponziani who will be joining  the softball team at Swarthmore College. Frankie already is a hard working world-ready young woman who will be majoring in math and actuarial science. Frankie always strives for excellence on and off of the field and challenges herself in every aspect of her life. She is humble, kind to all, respectful, has the most beautiful personality. We will be hearing great things about this young woman!
We are so happy for you Frankie, and so very proud all of you Nitro ladies who have worked so very hard and made your decisions. What a wonderful time in your lives!

Moore and O'Toole sign letter of intent to Pitt Johnstown - DII

Moore                                                                                     O'Toole

15U Geracia takes 2nd place at Lady Vengence Tourney!


October 13, 2013

Exciting Sunday as Team Bernard battled   Pittsburgh Spirit Cook 18U in international tie-breaker, the Queen City Curve 18U 9-0.  This earned them a #1 seed in their bracket going into the semi finals.  The  first semifinal game was against the Y-Spirit Synergy 16U team.  We beat them 5-2  and then on to the #1 seed from the other bracket in the finals.  This was the Paramount All Stars, a team made up of showcase girls from as far as Canada and won the game 18-15. 

Nitro Showcase plays well at Newtown Rock Fall Gold Showcase

September 26, 2013

Great job this weekend ladies at Newtown Rock! The team went 4-1 and only gave up 7 runs total while scoring 33! The defense and pitching was awesome. A huge congratulations to Kelsey Kinnamon for her Grand Slam and for the entire team on a job well done!

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