Photo by Denny Kyser
Alexa Bupp has had weeks like this before. But the Warren Area High School senior would be the first to tell you it's all about the team, and the team's goal of winning a District 10 title. The first step came on Thursday, when the Lady Dragons claimed the top Class AAA playoff seed out of Region 7 for the upcoming District 10 playoffs, with a 6-4 win over Fort LeBoeuf. Bupp struck out the side in the seventh to earn the save for winning pitcher Meghan Loutzenhiser. Late last week, Bupp struck out eight in a three-hit shutout of Central Tech, going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI; she pitched a three-inning perfect game against East, going 2-for-3 with a double, and; Bupp had nine K's in a one-hit win over Strong Vincent for 13-1 Warren. Bupp is the Times Observer Female Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Little Caesers.