There's a new hit queen at
Senior Samantha DiPompo became the school's all-time career hit leader yesterday during the Wildcats' 20-0 victory at Our Lady of Mercy in a Cape-Atlantic League softball game.
DiPompo collected four doubles, setting school records for career hits (132) and career extra-base hits (69). She finished with four runs scored and four RBIs against the Villagers.
St. Joseph coach Candi Dean was the former record holder with both marks (129 hits, 65 extra-base hits) set in 1999.
In other Cape-Atlantic games:
With five runs in the final two frames, Hammonton rallied for a 5-1 victory at Millville. Amanda Cassella tossed a four-hitter with eight strikeouts and Elyse Standen had three hits for the Blue Devils.
Elisa Miller singled home Corey Hansen in the bottom of the 10th inning as Lower Cape May emerged with a 7-6 victory over Ocean City.
Brittany Toland roped a two-run homer during Wildwood Catholic's 15-0 win at Pleasantville.
Tri-County. Shannon McNeely and Amanda Rencher each collected two-run singles to spark a five-run, seventh inning that catapulted Pitman to a 6-3 win at Deptford.
A day after being held to two hits and suffering its first loss, Gloucester bounced back in a huge way with a 9-1 rout at Pennsville. The Lions banged out 10 hits, including a pair of doubles by winning pitcher Taylor Chain.
Burlington County. Amanda Pelkley singled, moved to second on a Kelly Morgan sacrifice bunt, and scored on Lindy Iannacone's RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning as Palmyra pulled out a 1-0 win over Cinnaminson. Kristin Furter fired a complete-game shutout with 13 strikeouts. Her counterpart, Jamie Gasko, fanned 15 in a losing cause.
Melissa Mehrer returned to the mound and twirled a one-hitter with 12 strikeouts as visiting Florence silenced Burlington City, 6-0. Chelsey Kehr had two hits and two RBIs to back Mehrer, who missed two games with an illness. Rosie Vasapolli accounted for City's lone hit with a one-out single in the seventh.
Kat Dych chalked up four hits and three RBIs and Liz Woodward added three hits and three RBIs as visiting Holy Cross outslugged Burlington Township, 14-8.
Marissa DiMiero and Stacy Parsons combined for five hits and three runs as Delran tallied 17 unanswered runs en route to a 17-1 win over visiting Pemberton.
Winning pitcher Ashleigh Johnson helped her own case with a home run as Bordentown blanked host Medford Tech, 12-0. Hillary Allen and Nicole Walls combined for six hits and six runs scored for the Scotties.
Amy Sicinski went 4 for 4 with two RBIs and Kelsey Booth chipped in three hits as Maple Shade pinned a 16-0 loss on visiting Trenton Catholic. Erika Esposito struck out 12 and pitched no-hit ball after surrendering a leadoff double in the first.
Abbey Houston tossed a two-hitter with eight strikeouts, powering New Egypt to a 5-0 win over visiting Riverside.
Olympic. Despite being held to one hit by Susan Jackman, top-ranked Lenape survived a scare with a 4-3 win in eight innings over Seneca. Amanda Gilligan walked, stole second and scored on Jamie Moir's two-out single in the eighth.
Bernadette Tenuto went 4 for 4, including two doubles and a triple, as Paul VI collected 14 hits during a 9-1 home win over Cherry Hill East.
Kathleen Portella doubled twice and drove in a run as Camden Catholic posted a 4-2 victory against visiting Pennsauken. Alyssa O'Connell held the Indians to one hit and fanned 11.
Nonleague. Earnestein Rich hit for the cycle during Willingboro's 15-4 victory at Camden. Rich had four runs scored and four RBIs, including a two-run homer in the second inning.
Tara Blowert blasted a pinch-hit, three-run home run as Kingsway pushed across seven runs in the fifth inning, turning a five-run deficit into a 7-5 home win over Cherry Hill West. Jill Minix went 3 for 3 with a homer and two RBIs and sister, Jamie Minix, also added a home run for the Dragons.
Chelsea Vanderpyl's RBI single keyed a three-run fourth inning and lifted Winslow Township to its second straight win - a 3-1 decision at Oakcrest.