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Tryouts for 2015-2016 Nitro teams!

Nitro Faspitch try outs will be held at Gateway High School located at 3000 Gateway Campus Blvd, Monroeville, PA. The dates are:

August 15th & 16th

                                                 Aug 22nd & 23rd (with the 23rd possibly being used as a rain date only so please try to make one of the first three dates.)

There are no fees to try out. Please remember to bring a copy of your child's birth certificate.

Times for all dates:

10U to 12U - 9 AM sign ups TO 11:30 AM...
14U - 11:30 TO 1:30 PM
16U TO 18U- 2 PM TO 4 PM

 

For all questions, please email sandypjs@aol.com. For Pittsburgh Nitro Showcase, please email a profile/resume as well. Thank you

Team Mesich wins Championship Game at the Softball in the Hills in Wheeling WV

Nitro Fastpitch's photo.

Team Mesich cheering on the kids at the Miracle League Fields in between games in Wheeling WV

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Team Geracia with a win!!! On to play Team Mesich GO NITRO!!!

Nitro Fastpitch's photo.

Nitro 14u -Wees took second place at the Year End Slug Fest in Beaver

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12U Orner goes deep at USSSA Eastern Nationals!

Nitro 12U Orner.. 4th place out of 63 teams at the USSSA Eastern Nationals World Series in Salisbury Marylard. We also received a special team award for sportsmanship. What an honor!!! What an awesome season these girls have had. 57-12-1.

Nitro Fastpitch's photo.

Nitro Fastpitch's photo.

Nitro Mesich wins Fastpitch Mania in Canonsburg

Nitro Fastpitch's photo.

Nitro Fastpitch's photo.

 

18U Mesich takes 2nd place at Firecracker Showcase!

Nitro Cumming at the Fire in the Sky Tournament

Going 6-1 on the weekend with a 5th place finish out of 96 teams! Great job girls

Nitro Fastpitch's photo.

Nitro 12U Orner was 7-1 at the Battle of The Burg

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18U Mesich are Champs at Daddy Day on the Diamond Tourney!

Cumming is 14U Co-Champs at Laser Nation!!

Way to go Nitro Cumming! What a great weekend! Going 7-1-1! We are very proud you! 48 teams from OH, PA, MI, KY and IN. The Championship game was tied 5-5 in the bottom of the 6th inning when the game was called due to darkness. Congratulations ladies and coaches!

12U Larcinese takes 3rd at PA Rebellion Tourney

Congratulations to Pittsburgh Nitro Showcase Coach Andy Popojas. AAAA Section 3 Coach of the Year

Nitro Nation plays well at IUP!

Nitro IUP Weekend Breakdown:
10U Team Shrader- 2nd Place
 12U Team Orner- 1st Place
18U Team Popojas- 3rd Place
18U Team Mesich- 5th Place

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Nitro Players at IUP Player Showcase

Nitro Bisi/Hoffner takes 2nd place at Memorial Day Super NIT

Showcase Team takes 3rd at Memoril Day Super NIT

Nitro 14U Cumming wins Silver Bracket at Memoril Day Madness!

The Girls went 8-2 on the weekend en route to their Silver bracket Championship!

Nitro 12u Orner wins Silver Bracket in Memorial Day tourney!

The team went 8-2 on their way to the Silver Bracket Championship!

Nitro 10U Shrader wins Bronze bracket at Memorial Day Tourney!

PITTSBURGH NITRO SHOWCASE

2014-2015 CAMP/SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

 

FALL 2014

SEPT 20-21   NEWTOWN ROCK GOLD FALL COLLEGE SHOWCASE

                       NEWTOWN, PA]

OCT 25-26-   PREMIER GIRLS FASTPITCH- AMERICA PREMIER FALL SHOWCASE

                       COLUMBUS, OHIO

2015

JAN 3-4          QUEEN OF DIAMOND INDIVIDUAL COLLEGE SHOWCASE/CAMP

                        KENT STATE, OHIO

MAY 22-24   MEMORIAL DAY SUPER NIT –USSSA

                       PENN TRAFFORD

JUNE 5-7       INDIANA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE SHOWCASE-USSSA

                       INDIANA, PA

                       IUP SHOWCASE CAMP- JUNE 5 8:00 PM

JUNE 12-14   LASER NATION BY INVITATION-ASA

                        COLUMBUS, OHIO

JUNE 19-21PENNSBURY INVITATIONAL

LOWER MAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP,PANATIONAL FASTPITCH COLLEGE ASSOCIATION (NFCA) ADMINISTERED CAMP/ACADEMIC CAMP

JUNE 26-28   USSSA OF WPA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

                       WEST MIFFLIN, PA

JULY 2-5        TNT COLLEGE SHOWCASE

                       QUAKERTOWN, PA

                       TNT COLLEGE CAMP WED JULY 1

JULY 10-12    STINGRAY COLLEGE SHOWCASE-PGF

                       COLUMBUS, OHIO

                       NATIONAL FASTPITCH COLLEGE ASSOCIATION (NFCA) ADMINISTEREDCAMP JULY 9

JULY 17-19     LENGENDARY SUMMER SCORCHER-PGF

                       COLLEGE SHOWCASE CAMP and TOURNAMENT JULY 15 & 16LEGENDARY

JULY 24-26     ASA YEAR END SLUGFEST

                        BEAVER FALLS, PA

SEPT 5-6         QUEEN OF DIAMOND SHOWCASE TOURNAMENT/CAMPS

                        SPARTANBURG,SC

14U Cumming goes 5-1 and makes the semifinals at PGF shootout

12U Larcinese goes to semis at PGF Breast Cancer Shootout

14U Cumming wins Spring Tune-up!

The York Family and Nitro nation gives back to the game!

 
 
Teams-   a huge and heartfelt thank you to Larry and Alaina York and families and to all Nitros who helped contribute to this very worthy cause. As you can read, other organizations helped as well and  WPA has so many generous folks.   Larry, thank you for spearheading the collection and the distribution for all of this.You are amazing!

Nitro Alumni Bicko doing well at the next level

Tara Bicko Hitting her first collegiate homerun and earning valuable playing time as a freshman, Most impressive of all she made the Dean's list in her first semester. Nice job Tara!

Nitro Orner went 6-0 on the weekend.
12U Champs
Pittsburgh Spirit Spring Showdown
Great Job Ladies!!!!

 

Showcase team attends Kobata Clinic

Showcase player..Michaela Palmieri in the news!

Plum standout Palmieri part of Netherlands tournament

By Michael Love

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, 9:00 p.m.

Michaela Palmieri had a breakout season last spring as a freshman for the Plum varsity softball team.She helped the Mustangs win their first section title since 2009, make another trip to the WPIAL playoffs and capture the first playoff victory in the history of the program.While Palmieri prepares for the upcoming season with winter workouts, she also recently gotthe chance to test her skills at an international tournament in the Netherlands against some top talent from the United States and Europe. The Cup International Softball Tournament from Jan. 14 to 21 brought together 16 teams — five teams of high school players from the U.S. as well as teams from the Netherlands, Italy, the Czech Republic and France. “It was such an amazing experience,” Palmieri said.“I think I did OK. There was a lot of good competition.” While the players spoke different languages, the international language of softball was spoken loud and clear, Palmieri said. Palmieri played on the Avengers United squad that went 2-3-1 for a ninth-place finish. The team scored 24 runs in its six games and gave up 10. She played in three of the six games and went 3 of 9 with four runs and two RBI. Each U.S. team was assembled through a process that began at last year's Queen of Diamonds showcases in South Carolina and in Ohio at Kent State University. There was a local flair to Palmieri's Avengers United team, as she came together with a couple of players from Penn-Trafford, as well as her travel club teammate Riplee Burkhart, a sophomore pitcher and infielder from Penn Hills. Ten players filled the roster for each of the six U.S. teams. Illness caused a number of U.S. players to miss some games, and that was the case for Palmieri, who was out of action for three contests. “That was hard,” she said. “My teammates were giving me updates on the games I wasn't able to attend.” The international talent included the Netherlands national team, and players on some of the European teams were close to 30 years of age. “It was a privilege to play in the tournament and to see the sites in the country,” Palmieri said. “It was a great opportunity, and I made some great memories.” Palmieri, a second baseman, hopes to build on a freshman season at Plum that saw her compile a .389 average (28-for-70) with seven doubles, one triple and 14 runs batted in. She drew five walks and had six sacrifices. “I am really excited for this spring,” she said. “I am a sophomore now, and I want to set an example for the younger players the same way I looked up to players older than me.”

Michael Love is a Trib Total Media staff writer. Reach him at 412-388-5825 or at mlove@tribweb.com.

Copyright © 2015 — Trib Total Media

More Nitro success at YSU!

The 10U Shrader and 12U Orner teams both clean house at Youngstown State. Both teams went 3-0 on the weekend and team Orner gave up only one run in doing so. Great job Ladies!

10U Shrader

12U Orner

Nitro Sisters watch the game intently while others are having too much fun!

Nitro Cumming and Nitro Mesich do well at YSU!

Nitro 14's, pictured below, went  3-0 on the day at Youngstown State University with wins over Pgh. Spirit, Team Pennsylvania and Pgh. Shock

 

 

Nitro Mesich also had a great showing at YSU as Rebecca Tatone pitched a no-hitter for the team!

 

 

Nitro representied well at Queen of Diamonds North!

January 5, 2015

 

Game MVP Award Winners (Hannah Dobrinick, Laurenm Gohacki, Shannon Davis, Olivia Miller)

Nitro Families- Meg Christner, Michaela Palmieri, Riplee Burkart, Shannon Davis, Madi Stoner, Jordan Bernard, Ali Belgiovane, Alaina York, Riplee Burkhart, Chelsea Bisi, Scarlett, Stein, Lauren Gohacki, Hannah Dobrinick, Olivia Miller, Kaitlyn Hoffner, Danielle Chorba and Jess Tatone.

 

These 17 Nitro ladies from 14U to 18U performed at the Queen of Diamond Showcase , Kent State University, with players from other states and in front of college coaches at a very intense camp and showcase event. The Queen of Diamonds are held twice a year, one in the North and one in the South. It is a rigorous process to be accepted and not everyone who applies to this can or should be in. Once accepted, each player is placed on individual teams with players and coaches they rarely know and given one position the entire weekend. They have 50 minutes each game to showcase their skills either on the field or in cages. The field games allow very few at bats, so they have to come out at the top of their game from  the start. It is a lot of pressure and anxiety for both players and the parents. However, our Nitros , each and everyone, made themselves proud us well as us. Four of our players received MVP's, Shannon Davis, Olivia Miller, Hannah Dobrinick, and Lauren Gohacki. Lauren is 14U on Team Cumming and this was her first showcase event at the QDSN. Congratulations to these four and to each and everyone of you. You have to feel so very proud of the hard work and effort you put into this weekend. The stress, the adrenaline, the fun and camaraderie, meeting and playing with new players and coaches, all of it made for a very exciting and memorable weekend. Congratulations to the parents as well. Andy and I know first hand as we did it too for 3 years with our daughter and coached there for about 10 years now. We truly believe in the process and we so appreciate your support you give to your beautiful daughters.

 

Nitro 14's donating toys to the Women's Shelter. Team hitting lesson with Chris Sidick then scrimmage vs. Thunder 16's. — at C-Side Sports.

Shannon Davis (Team Barrett and formerly Showcase Team) has committed to Point Park University and Alexa Pastor (team Mesich) has committed to Wheeling Jesuit University. Congrats ladies!

Alexa Pastor                     Shannon Davis

12U Orner takes 2nd place at benefit tourney!

16U Bisi turns heads at Xtreme Dimensions Rock Gold Showcase

The rain on Saturday cancelled all of the games but on Sunday the girls came out strong earning a win and a tie in their only two games. Nice start girls!

 

Nitro Sisters taking in a football game!

Nitro sisters!!! At the football game but, still representing NITRO! — with Jenna Tallman, Renee McCracken Furr, Jessica Shrader, Jonathan Shrader, Rachel Benko Hoffner, Marianne Stock Crosby, TL Smithnosky, Toni LaVella Orner and Jordan Tallman

 

 

Nitro 14's at the Pirate Game!

Nitro Cumming at Fall Friendly!!

team Cumming goes 4-0  outscoring opponents 42-2!

Nitro Players win MVP awards at Queen of Diamonds South

Scarlett Stein(Team Bisi) and Alexa Pastor (Team Mesich) both win game MVP at QDS South 

Nitro Players win Little League World Series!

Nitro players Ali Belgiovane, Stacey Walling, Autumn Beasley and Jordan Bernard were part of the West Point All Stars 2014 Junior League World Series Championship Team in Kirkland Washington.

2014-2015 Teams

Tryouts are complete and the new teams are being finalized. Check the team pages for more information. We are looking forward to an exciting new season! All old information will be moved to team pages or the Archived News section to prepare for the upcoming season.

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