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PIAA softball updates

Check back throughout the afternoon beginning at 3:30 p.m. for constant updates from the McDowell-Brashear PIAA Class AAAA softball subregional from McGibbney Field in Pittsburgh.

Final update
Mackenzie Hewett tosses a no-hitter as McDowell beats Brashear 7-1 in a PIAA Class AAAA softball subregional. She struck out six and allowed one unearned run along with four walks.

Update No. 5
McDowell leads 7-1 after six. Hewett is three outs from a no-hitter.

Update No. 4
Hewett has her no-hitter in tact but Brashear scores on an error. 6-1 Trojans heading to the bottom of the fifth inning.

Update No. 3
McDowell sends 10 batters to the plate to take a 6-0 on three hits and three errors after four innings. RBI double for Chrissy Loader and an RBI single for Lexi Fuller as the big hits during the rally.

Update No. 2
Scoreless after three and a half innings. Mackenzie Hewett (McDowell) has struck out six and allowed no hits.

Update No. 1
McDowell and Brashear are scoreless in the top of the third inning.

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