Abby McCartney (right) and Maddie Engel (left) embrace after Canon-McMillan defeated Pennsbury, 3-1, to advance to the PIAA championship softball game for the first time in school history. The Lady Macs will play Neshaminy (23-2) for the state title at 12:30 p.m. June 14 at Nittany Lion Park at Penn State University. Abby McCartney makes contact and crushes the softball over the center field fence during Canon-McMillan’s 3-1 win over Pennsbury. Linda Rush rounds third and prepares to high-five assistant coach Scott Moskal as Abby McCartney is hot on her trail after slugging a two-run homer in Canon-McMillan’s 3-1 win over Pennsbury. Abby McCartney (No. 13) gets a warm welcome at home plate after slugging a two-run homer to lead Canon-McMillan to victory over Pennsbury, 3-1, in a PIAA Quad-A softball semifinal game at Carlisle. McCartney also drove home the Lady Macs’ first run with a double in the initial inning. Abby McCartney (center) is mobbed at home by teammates Taylor Bruno (No. 2), Alyana Astuto (No. 12) and Olivia Lorusso after smacking a two-run roundtripper to lift Canon-McMillan to victory, 3-1, over Pennsbury and into the PIAA state championship softball game. Canon-McMillan manager Michele Moeller confers with Maddie Engel before she takes her swings against Pennsbury pitcher Val Buehler, a LaSalle recruit. Engel’s sacrifice bunt factored into the Lady Macs’ first run in the initial inning. She also tagged a base hit in the seventh stanza. Alyana Astuto winds up and whips a fastball to the plate during PIAA semifinal softball action. The Waynesburg recruit struck out three, scattered six hits and walked one in hurling Canon-McMillan to victory, 3-1, against Pennsbury and into the state championship game set for June 14 at Penn State. Canon-McMillan third baseman Olivia Lorusso catches up a pop up and is backed up by shortstop Linda Rush during the first inning of play in PIAA Quad-A softball semifinal action. The Lady Macs defeated Pennsbury, 3-1, to advance to the state finals. Abby McCartney slides safely into second after tagging a double that drove home Yazmin Kotar with Canon-McMillan’s first run in a 3-1 victory over Pennsbury in the PIAA Quad-A softball semifinal. Abby McCartney slips into third base after hitting a ball to right field in the fourth inning of Canon-McMillan’s 3-1 win against Pennsbury in the PIAA softball semifinals. McCartney drove in all the Lady Macs’ runs with a double in the first frame and a two-run homer in the sixth. Dami Litwin shows that she maintained possession of the ball after tagging Abby McCartney out at home. Despite the putout, McCartney tagged a run-scoring double and smashed a two-run homer during Canon-McMillan’s 3-1 victory over Pennsbury. Canon-McMillan first baseman Maddie Engel gets the putout before Pennsbury lead-off hitter Christine Bascara arrives at first base in the bottom of the seventh inning. Bascara reached base twice on a single in the first frame and an error that drove in the Falcons’ lone run in a 3-1 loss to the Lady Macs. Pennsbury second baseman Jess Greenewald eliminates Yaszmin Kotar on the force play and looks to turn the double play in the third inning of action in the PIAA Quad-A semifinal softball playoff game. The Falcons only got the out at second and lost to Canon-McMillan, 3-1. Maddie Engel celebrates after she combined with Alayna Astuto to pick off courtesy runner Jess Fecktenberg in the third inning. Yaszmin Kotar jumps into the arms of Tara Fowler during a celebration after Canon-McMillan defeated Pennsbury, 3-1, to qualify for the state championship game in softball. It will be the Lady Macs’ first appearance in a PIAA softball final.