PA RENEGADES 3n2 ARE BATTLE in the BURGH CHAMPS AGAIN!!
3N2 wins five games on Sunday to win the 18U Championship for the 2nd consecutive year!
3n2's Kierra Waywood named 2018 Tribune-Review 1st All-Star!
Waywood helped propel the Cougars (16-5) to a fourth straight section title and return trip to the WPIAL Class 4A semifinals. She tossed a no-hitter against WPIAL champ Belle Vernon. She finished 14-4 and struck out 110 in as many innings while allowing a .181 average to opponents.
PA Renegade's Uschock named Tribune-Review Westmoreland Softball Player of the Year!!
Maddie Uschock's answer was a fairly succinct, “Nope.”
“When talent, hard work and the drive to win are put together that's the result you get,” the Hempfield senior pitcher said. “Even then, winning both of those titles is extremely difficult … my teammates are amazing.”
Ushock stepped into the limelight with the confidence and ease of someone who had been there before, leading the Spartans to an unprecedented third consecutive PIAA championship and a four-peat of WPIAL titles in the state's largest classification.
Sara Russell verbals to IUP!
Sara Russell has verballed to coach Bill Graham and the Indiana university of Pennsylvania Crimson Hawks. Sara will continue her academic and athletic careers at IUP after graduation from Norw
in high school. Sara is a great catcher and most important great student/athlete who is well deserving of this offer from coach Graham. She is our first 2019 athlete to commit this year and we are proud of all she does. Congrats from the players, coaches, and families of pa renegades 3n2. Who will be next? stay tuned!
Congrats to Becky Mertz for Committing to UPG!
Becky Mertz has committed to University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and Head Coach Chuck Meyers to continue her education and softball careers at UPG.
Becky is a Senior at Penn Trafford High School and has been a member of the PA Renegades 3n2 for 2 years. Best of Luck to Becky and enjoy your high school Sr. Season!
Congrats to Josey Moorhead for committing to Mercyhurst!
Josey Moorhead has committed to Mercyhurst University. Josey has made her choice and she will continue her academic and softball loves at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA. Josey will play for the Lakers and Coach Leanne Baker. The entire Renegades 3n2 team and coaches could not be prouder and happier for Josey and her family!
Maddie Uschock Commits to Dominican College!
Congrats to Maddie Uschock on her verbal commitment to Dominican College in Orangeburg, NY.
Maddie has made her choice for college and it is Dominican College. After getting a great offer to continue her academic and athletic passions from a great school, Maddie has decided that Dominican College and the Chargers will be her home after graduation from Hempfield High School. Congrats to Maddie and her family, we are proud of you!
2017 Pennsylvania All State Players
Congratulations to the following PA Renegades 3n2 Players who were named to the 2017 PA ALL STATE SOFTBALL TEAMS:
Alona Sleith - Yough High Sr. 3rd Base
Kierra Waywood - Yough High So. Flex Player (pitcher)
Bree Ginther - Penn Trafford High - Sr. 3rd Base
These players continue our team trend of placing players on the PA ALL State Softball Team. Great Job by these Girls!!
2017 Tribune Review Terrific Ten Players
Congrats to the following team members who were named to the Tribune Review Terrific Ten:
Alona Sleith from Yough
Kierra Waywood from Yough
Bree Ginther from Penn Trafford
Second Team Terrific Ten:
Laura Fox from Hempfield
Johnna Karras from Norwin.
2017 Battle of the Burgh 18U Champions
Congrats to the PA Renegades 3n2 Team who completed a great weekend by beating Team PA-Lewis in the finals in a well played 3-2 game that was decided in the last inning.
After great pitching performances by both Alona Sleith and Maddie Uschock on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the 3n2 squad capped the weekend with a gem from Maddie at both the plate and on the mound. Maddie was named tournament MVP by Coach Harvey and the girls played great in a big win. Congrats to all players and families who battled until morning hours on Monday!
2017 Outlaws Invitational 18U Second Place
PA Renegades 3n2 takes 2nd at the Outlaws Invitational held in Ridgeville, OH.
Congrats on a great weekend for the team by placing 2nd at the Outlaws Invitational. Great Job and well done.
2017 All Section Players
Congratulations to the following 3n2 players who were named ALL Section by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:
Bree Ginther- Penn Trafford - 3 rd Base (5A)
Johnna Karras-Norwin - 2nd Base (6A)
Laura Fox - Hempfield - Outfield (6A)
Josey Moorehead - Connellsville - Outfield (5A)
Kierra Waywood - Yough - Pitcher (4A)
Alona Sleith - Yough - 3rd Base (4A)
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Congratulations to Stacey Walling on her signing to continue her education and softball career at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Stacey will be a 2017 graduate of Hempfield High School.
Le Moyne University
Congratulations to Johnna Karas who committed to Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. Coach Jason Marino is getting a great player. Johnna was recruited after Coach Marino saw her play at Stingrays this summer (2016).
2017 Team Try Outs
Our 2017 Team Roster is full. Our site has been updated with our new/returning players and we appreciate all the calls/texts/e-mails concerning our 2017 team. The coaches are excited to see what the new team will bring. Good luck to all players and teams in 2017.
2016 ASA of WPa National Tune Up Champions
Congrats to the team on winning the 2016 ASA of WPA Nationals Tune Up Tournament held in South Fayette Twp., PA on the weekend of July 16-17, 2016. The girls went a perfect 8-0 on the weekend and defeated the PA Renegades - Rutherford team in the finals. Great job by both Renegade Teams and a nice way to prepare for the Triple Crown East Coast Summer Nationals in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Congratulations to Stacey Walling on her verbal commitment to the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Stacey will be a 2017 graduate of Hempfield High School. Stacey is looking forward to continuing her education at UPJ and is excited to play for Coach Cognigni and the Mountain Cats.
2016 PIAA 3A All-State Team
Congratulations to Allie Harvey (C) of Yough for being selected to the 3A All-State second team. Congratulations to Alona Sleith (3B) of Yough for the 3A All-State honorable mention.
Yough High School won the State Championship. The additional PA Renegade 3n2 players and coaches that contributed to this success were: Nina Maroney (OF), Kierra Waywood (P, 1B, OF), and Kaylee Westerman (P, 1B). Coach Dutch Harvey is the head coach for Yough High School. He is also assisted by coach Keith Waywood.
2016 All-Section Softball Teams
Congratulations to Bree Ginther (IF), Allie Harvey (C), and Alona Sleith (IF) for being selected for the 2016 All-Section Softball teams. Bree plays for the Penn Trafford Warriors. Allie and Alona both play for the Yough Cougars.
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Congratulations to Bree Ginther on her verbal commitment to the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Bree will be a 2017 graduate of Penn Trafford High School. Bree is looking forward to playing for Coach Cognigni and the Mountain Cats.
Seton Hill Softball Announces Six Early Signings
"These six individuals that make up our early signing class exhibit the talents we want to see on the softball field and in the classroom," stated Monstrola. "These six players will help us on the field in the very competitive PSAC and Atlantic Region as we continue to build the program into a PSAC and regional power."
Alyssa Blake – RHP – John Marshall HS – Moundsville, WV
Blake has lead the Monarchs in the circle since her freshman year, accumulating many accolades along the way including All State for 2 years, All Valley for 3 years and first-team OVAC for 3 years. She has also received numerous MVP honors in tournament play as a member of the Road Runners softball travel organization. Academically, Blake excels just as much in the classroom carrying a 4.1 GPA. Alyssa is a member of the National Honor Society. She is also a member of many clubs and spends time volunteering as a member of her schools' Spanish National Honor Society, National Honor Society, Student Council President, Drug Free Club Ambassador, Pink Ribbon Club, Art Club, Monarch Maniacs, Homecoming Court, Science Club, Blood Drive Club and Prom Committee.
When asked about her commitment to Seton Hill Blake commented, "As my college life begins, I am excited to further my education at Seton Hill. With this, I will obtain a strong academic foundation to pursue my dream of becoming a Pediatric Endocrinologist. I'm also excited to make life long friends and share successful, elite softball victories with my school, coaches, and teammates."
Vanessa Falce – 2B/3B/SS – McKeesport Area HS - McKeesport, PA
Falce joins the Griffins from McKeesport where she was the Daily News 2013 Softball Player of the Year along with being first team all section in 2014. The Westmoreland Sports Network has consistently recognized her with player of the game and week honors, along with electing her to the yearly Sweet 16 Team. Falce plays competitively in the summer for the PA Renegades 3n2 organization with fellow Griffin signee Allie Harvey. She continues her success in the classroom as an Honor Roll member while volunteering in the Y Achievers Club and LaRosa Boys and Girls Club.
Allie Harvey – C/SS/3B – Yough HS – West Newton, PA
Harvey provides a ton of versatility for the Griffins nabbing all-section honors for Yough in both the shortstop and catcher position. This past season the team was the WPIAL runner up and were undefeated section champions. In 2014, Harvey was honored as the team Offensive MVP, and earned both the Offensive and Defensive MVP titles in 2015. She finished last season with an impressive .434 batting average and perfect 1.000 fielding position at catcher. She plays along side fellow Seton Hill signee Vanessa Falce in the summer with the PA Renegades 3n2. In the classroom Harvey is a member of the National Honor Society, senior mentoring program, gifted program, and class treasurer for student council.
Rylee Hehir – RHP – Woodstock Academy – Putnam, CT
Hehir will look to break into the Griffins pitching rotation next fall after a successful career at the Woodstock Academy in Connecticut. She has helped the team to many big wins, notably a 4-3 victory over Norwich Free Academy, a team Woodstock Academy failed to defeat over the past 15+ years despite the two teams have been in the ECC conference together. Hehir earned the save in the circle to secure the win. Also a strong academic student, Hehir participates in student council, FRESH non-profit, and prayer group while spending her summers playing ball for the Connecticut Green Devils.
MacKayla Kroll – RHP/1B – John F Kennedy HS – Cortland, OH
The pitcher from Ohio has maintained an impressively .90 ERA in both high school ball for John F Kennedy and travel ball with the New Jersey Intensity organization. The two-year letterman for JFK won the fastest pitching award in the Midwest in 2009 along with being placed on the North-Coast League White Division first team in 2013. Kroll also produces with the bat and was named Offensive MVP in 2013. As a two-sport athlete, Kroll nabbed many awards for her performance on the volleyball court the past three seasons being named team MVP and first team all conference. She excels in the classroom on academic honor roll, while also volunteering as a Eucharistic Minister for her local church. Kroll plays with the New Jersey Intensity organization ranked #12 in the nation and has accumulated 20+ MVP Awards at games and tournaments during her career.
Alexa Pastor – SS/2B – Hempfield HS – Greensburg, PA
Pastor will be looking to break into the middle infield for the Griffins with her speed, versatility, and consistent bat. The Greensburg native is no stranger to a high level of competition playing for AAAA Hempfield. The soon to be 4 year letter winner was a WPIAL Champion and batted .333. She is a consistent academic honor roll member and likes to keep in shape by playing for her high school's varsity basketball team. Pastor plays travel ball for the Nitro Fastpitch organization.
Chelsea Rohan – C/OF – Steel Valley HS – Munhall, PA
The 3-year starting catcher and captain for Steel Valley High School is an impact player behind and at the plate. Rohan has nabbed all section honors consistently for the past three seasons. Off the field she is the current homecoming queen for Steel Valley and well as being named to high honor roll the past three years. In the summer Rohan catches and plays outfield for the highly competitive Team Pennsylvania softball organization.
PA Renegades 3n2 heading to Stingrays in 2016
PA Renegades 3n2 has been invited to attend the 2016 Stingrays Invitational in the 18U Premier Division. The team and coaches are excited to attend the best showcase event in Ohio. We have been to this event for 3 years in a row and look forward to this event every year. Great Competition held at great facilities.
Seton Hill University Commitment
Congratulations to Allie Harvey for signing her letter of intent to play at Seton Hill University. She is will be a 2016 graduate of Yough High School. She will be in the honors program at Seton Hill and also looks forward to playing for Coach Bill Monstrola and the Griffins.
Seton Hill University Commitment
Congratulations to Vanessa Falce for signing her letter of intent to play at Seton Hill University. She is will be a 2016 graduate of McKeesport High School and she looks forward to playing for Coach Bill Monstrola.
Lynchburg University Commitment
Congratulations to Kelsey Kinnamon who signed with Lynchburg University. Kelsey committed to Lynchburg before coming on board with PA Renegades 3n2. She deserves to be recognized for continuing her playing career and academic studies at the next level.
Triple Crown Summer Nationals
PA Renegades 3n2 finished their 2015 season on August 2 as 16U Gold Division Runner Up at the Triple Crown Sports Summer Nationals held in Myrtle Beach, SC. The team finished 8-3 for the weekend and lost to Team Kentucky Gold in the finals. 2 years ago, this same core team won the 14U Gold Division.
Congratulations to Allie Harvey and Vanessa Falce for their verbal commitments to attend Seton Hill University after high school to play softball and further their education. Way to go girls!
DAILY NEWS 2015 PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to Macy Mularski (Yough - Pitcher) who was selected as the Daily News 2015 Player of the Year. Macy was also named to the Pennsylvania All-State 2nd Team
Macy is the second member of our team to be named the Daily News Player of the Year. Past honoree was Vanessa Falce (McKeesport - Shortstop)
2015 All Section Softball Team Selection
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF THE PA RENEGADES 3N2 TEAM FOR BEING SELECTED TO THE PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE 2015 ALL SECTION SOFTBALL TEAM:
Allie Harvey - Yough - Catcher
Macy Mularski - Yough - Pitcher
Bailey Myers - South Allegheny - Outfield
2014 All Section Softball Team Selection
Congratulations to the following members of the PA Renegades 3n2 for their selection to the All Section Softball Team:
Caitlyn Arico - Section 3 AAA - Elizabeth Forward - Shortstop
Vanessa Falce - Section 2 AAAA - McKeesport - Shortstop
Allie Harvey - Section 3 AAA - Yough - Shortstop
Renegads 3n2 picks up bid to ASA/USA Nationals!
Renegades 3n2 came up just short in the championship game losing a 3-2 contest to Team PA but still received a bid for the ASA/USA Natinals in Salem Virgina this summer. It was a great game that saw the Renegades leave the bases loaded to end the last inning with a chance to win the game. Next up the team plays 18U at the IUP showcase!
Picking up right where they left off!
PA RENEGADES 3n2 started it's season the same way it ended most of the tournaments from last year...AS CHAMPIONS! Playing in the 18U bracket at the ASA Memorial Day Challenge in Carnegie the girls won in convincing fashion in the finals by beating RENEGADES Rutherford 8-0 in 5 innings. Nice start to the year for this young 16U team!
Renegades 3n2 2014 Schedule
JAN 31 - FEB 2 SPANO DOME AKRON, OH
MAY 24 - MAY 25 ASA MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC - 18U KENNEDY TOWNSHIP
MAY 31 - JUNE 1 ASA SUMMER SLAM - 16U WEST NEWTON
JUNE 6 - JUNE 8 USSSA IUP SUMMER SHOWCASE - 18U INDIANA, PA
JUNE 12 - JUNE 15 LASERS - 16U PICKERINGTON, OH
JUNE 26 - JUNE 29 AUNT ROSIE'S INVITATIONAL - 16U BUFFALO, NY
JULY 10 - JULY 13 STINGRAYS - 16U COLUMBUS, OH
PA Renegades going to Stingrays!
Only 31 other teams out of 96 that applied can put this on their website today as the PA Renegades have been accepted to the 2014 Stingrays College Showcase! This is a great accomplishment and recognition of the girls hard work and excellent play last season.
Queen of Diamonds Showcase North
Congratulations to all of the Renengades 3N2 team who particiapted in the Queen of Diamonds North Showcase at Kent State University. Our girls showed very well against some very good competition.
Special Congratulations to Vanessa Falce for winning two Game MVP honors and being selected to the 1st Team all QDSN squad.
Nice work Ladies!
NFCA Names PA Renegades ‘98 the 2013 Travel Ball National Coaching Staff of the Year
NFCA Names PA Renegades ‘98 the 2013 Travel Ball National Coaching Staff of the Year
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The PA Renegades ‘98, led by head coach Art “Dutch” Harvey and assisted by Jimbo Barry and Bryan Myers have been named recipients of the 2013 NFCA Travel Ball National Coaching Staff of the Year award.
The 14U team, based out of Elizabeth, Pa., went 84-8 this season, claiming eight titles along the way. Three of their championships came playing up in 16U tournaments. They also became the first Pennsylvania team to win the 2013 Triple Crown Sports East Coast Nationals in Myrtle Beach, SC.
The Renegades staff is all volunteers and spends numerous hours coaching and advising players on the team. The dedication to their success is second to none, and it shows in how the girls play and live life. There is a mutual respect between the players and the coaching staff, and the result is success.
“Our kids have played together since they were 12, and we have the right group of people and families to be successful,” Harvey said. “Our parents are super supporters, and we really travel as a family and stress the family atmosphere, which helps create a winning environment.
“I never thought a team from Pennsylvania would win this award, I’m really happy for our kids, staff and families.”
The PA Renegades ’98 will move up and play mostly 18U tournaments next season due to the success they had playing at the 16U level.
The NFCA Travel Ball National Coaching Staff of the Year award is presented annually to the top member coaching staff as voted on by the Association’s travel ball membership.
Renegades 98 storm the beach and win it all at Nationals!
PA Renegades capped off a fanatstic season by going to Myrtle beach and winning it all. They went 8-1 on the weekend and played some great competition from NJ, FL, KY, SC and NC teams. The team finished up 84-9 on the year and moves on next to the Queen of Diamonds 14U Showcase tournamnet in Rock Hill SC at the end of August.
PA Renegades 98 do it again..Champs at 16U NSA Fastpitch Mania!
Coach Dutch pulled all the right strings this week as the PA Renegades moved up into 16's again and won thier 7th tournament on the season. This team is now 76-8 on the year and is primed to "Storm the Beach" in South Carolina for the Triple Crown Nationals! Bring home the National title ladies!
PA Renegades 98 win Gold Bracket Championship at Buckeye Showdown!
Another trip to Ohio and Another Championship for the PA Renegades 98 squad! They go a perfect 7-0 beating a very tough Michigan Batbusters and Cincy Doom team along the way. They are now 71-7 since the season began!
PA Renegades 98 take home their second 16U championship at ASA Cardinal Classic!
The PA Renegades 98 team continues to roll going 5-0 on the weekend and beating a very talented Ohio Blast 16U team for the title! The girls have now racked up an impressive 42-5 record on the year and are 23-1 in their last 3 tournaments!
PA Renegades98 dominate at Bat Wars and take home the championship!
The Capitol City Showdown hosted Bat Wars this year and the Renegades 98 team waged their own "Bat Wars" against the rest of the 36 team field, On the weekend the girls went 8-0 (16 wins in a row over 3 tournaments now in case your counting) and outscored the competition 103-12. Next up the team invades The Queen City to see how far this winning streak can go. Good luck ladies!
Renegades 98 win 16U championship at ASA Summer Slam!
Renegades 98 moves up into the 16U division and sweeps the competition going 7-0 on the weekend and taking home 1st place! On Sunday the girls outscored the competition. 34-6 with an imressive display of timely hitting and great pitching.
Renegades 98 take 2nd place at Fastpitch Clash
PA Renegades 98 accepted to 14U QOD Showcase Tournament!!
As stated on the QDS website...
Our goal is to put on the highest profile 14U tournament in the nation. We are going to invite a limited number of teams per state - going after the highest profile teams in a 15 – 20 State region.
One of our goals is to send these 14U teams away with a teaching time or clinic that we are designing for these young athletes to work on over the winter months. Another goal is to have some training time for the coaches (in practice layout) to become better coaches and teach them some important pieces of information on how to be more successful coaches, which in the end makes for better players.
We have finally decided on a date, which will be after the World Series of all the associations (ASA, AFA, USSSA, PONY, FAST, etc.). We are going after the highest profile teams in a 15 – 20 State region and inviting those specific teams to this event, we assume that they will be in the World Series! With that in mind, this event will be held over Labor Day weekend – the same as the QDS.s.
Coach Dutch and the team are very happy to be accepted as part of the elite teams in this area and look forward to representing PA well onver the Labor Day Weekend!