Bobcats eye Regional crown Saturday in Dansville

Whiteford’s softball team will seek its 15th all-time regional championship Saturday.

The second-ranked Bobcats looms large over the field in Dansville.

Whiteford (36-4) takes on Dansville (22-13) at 10 a.m. with Addison (17-17) playing Reading (15-11) in the second game.

The Bobcats have set a school record for wins and have two outstanding pitchers in sophomore Unity Nelson (18-3) and Berlynn Keller (17-0). Indiana University commit Aly VanBrandt is batting over .700 and returning All-Stater Ambrelle Billau is hitting .511.

Addison is in its first regional since 2008. The Panthers take on Reading, who won its district games by scores of 12-3, 17-2 and 22-1. The Rangers have four players with at least four home runs and split the pitching duties between Blakeleigh Cornstubble and Ariana McDowell.

The Panthers split with Reading a few weeks ago, losing 7-6 in extra innings and winning 3-1.

Panther co-head coach Kelly Gahn says the Panthers are excited to be still playing.

“If we can come out and attack the ball and hit, we have a good chance,” Gahn said. “The girls are extremely excited. We’ve accomplished some of our goals this year and are hoping for one more.”

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