WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Kennedy and Kristina DeMatteis, two of the stars of Moniteau’s run to the PIAA 2A championship game last spring, have signed National Letters of Intent to play softball at Gannon.
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Kennedy DeMatteis was named the D9sports.com District 9 MVP and Pitcher of the Year this past season after posting a 23-2 record and a 1.12 ERA. That included a stretch of 11 games and just over 61 innings where she didn’t allow a run from April 30 through the first inning of the title game. She threw 19 shutouts and six no-hitters on the year while striking out 236 in 144 innings of work.
She also hit .591 with 14 doubles, three triples, three home runs and 49 RBIs while scoring 34 runs. Her on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) was 1.492.
Kristina, the catcher for the Lady Warriors, hit .536 with 13 doubles, a triple and a home run while driving in 27 and scoring 28 runs. Her OPS was 1.307.
Gannon went 20-19 overall and 10-10 in the PSAC West last season finishing second in the West to PSAC runner-up California (Pa.). The Lady Knights went 1-2 in the PSAC Tournament.