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PIAA SOFTBALL RUNDOWN: Liberty, Bangor advance

Liberty and Bangor were among the winners in round one of the PIAA state softball tournament on Monday.

Freshman Paige Zigmund struck out nine in a shutout in the circle to lead the Hurricanes to a 2-0 win over Penn Manor in round one of the 6A state tournament.

The win marks Liberty's first ever state playoff victory.

The Hurricanes will face Spring-Ford in the quarterfinals on Thursday.  The Rams beat St. Huberts 16-1 in its 6A playoff.

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Bangor advanced to the quarterfinal round in the 4A state tournament with a 9-4 win over Wyoming Area.

The Slaters gave up four runs in the first inning before storming back with nine unanswered runs.

Bangor will face Upper Perk in the quarterfinals on Thursday.  Upper Perk advanced with a 3-0 win over East Pennsboro. 

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Perk Valley ended Parkland's season with a 3-2 win in the 6A state bracket.

After a perfect 25-0 start, the Trojans' season ends at 25-2.

Perk Valley will Chambersburg on Thursday in the quarterfinal round. 

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Brandywine Heights earned its easiest win of the season in its first round playoff matchup. 

The Bullets picked up a win and a berth in the PIAA 3A state quarterfinal round thanks to a forfeit by Monday's scheduled first round opponent, Science Leadership Academy.

Brandywine will either Mid Valley or North Penn Liberty in the quarterfinal round on Thursday. 


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