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St. Francis softball names AnnaMarie Gatti assistant coach

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AnnaMarie Gatti

AnnaMarie Gatti was one of the top strikeout pitchers in the WPIAL when she played at Greensburg Central Catholic and Southmoreland.

She committed to Syracuse when she was a sophomore and continued to mow down batters at the collegiate level.

But now she is taking her pitching expertise to the sidelines as a coach. St. Francis (Pa.) hired Gatti, a Scottdale native, as a graduate assistant.

Gatti joins the staff of first-year coach Jessica O’Donnell, who initially was going to lead the team at Seton Hill before joining the Red Flash.

At Syracuse, Gatti was an All-Region pitcher, winning 33 times and finishing 22 complete games over three seasons. She went 12-7 as a senior last year with a 3.16 earned-run average for the Orange (30-20).

She was a fourth-round draft pick in the American Softball Association. She went 5-4 in her first season as a professional.

Gatti logged some coaching experience with the Rhode Island Thunder travel program.

Bill Beckner is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill at [email protected] or via Twitter @BillBeckner.

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