SEWICKLEY – Dropping down to Class A and into a new section, South Side’s softball team faced a lot of uncertainty heading into the season.

So far, the Rams don’t have much to worry about, though. They’re 4-0 overall and 3-0 in Section 1 after Wednesday’s 30-0 win at Sewickley Academy. Entering the game, South Side had outscored its foes, 30-2. That differential increased significantly against the Panthers (0-4 overall and section).

“We didn’t get to play at all last year and that would have been our first season in Single-A. Coming in this year, we didn’t know any of the teams or any of the players. Some of the girls, here and there, knew some girls from travel teams. But, we’re unsure of most of them,” South Side coach Amy Pieto said. “I think the girls are having a lot of fun and that’s great.”

Sewickley Academy's Kat Allen (right) jumps to attempt to catch a wild throw while South Side's Sage Tellish (left) ducks during the third inning Wednesday evening at Frick Field in Sewickley.

The Rams were a perennial playoff team in Class 2A. They hope to continue that tradition in Class A.

“We’re just trying to stick to it and get as far as we can and playing hard,” South Side shortstop Ashely Trillow said.

The team’s hot start has it ranked among the WPIAL’s top squads.

“It’s exciting. It’s just a start to our journey,” South Side pitcher Laney Lewis said. “The team chemistry is amazing. We all get along really well. It’s a lot of fun.”