Kristen Rienstra tossed a six-hit shutout as
Cherry Hill West
climbed back into the Olympic Conference Patriot Division title race with a 2-0 win over visiting
yesterday in softball action.
Sarah Penn and Shaina Bradley delivered RBI singles to back Rienstra, who struck out nine.
Cherry Hill West, Shawnee and Triton each have one divisional loss.
In other Olympic action:
Eastern kept its American Division title hopes alive with a thrilling 3-2 home win in nine innings against defending champion Washington Township. Meghan Dawson doubled and scored on a two-out single by Laura Stagliano in the 10th. Rachel Campbell and Dawson each had two hits and a run scored for Eastern while Maria Finnegan had four hits for Township. Eastern, which avenged a 1-0 loss from April 5, is tied with Township, two games back of front-running Lenape in the American Division.
Triton rode the momentum of a seven-run fifth inning en route to an 8-2 home triumph against Winslow Township. Chelsea Gould went 3 for 3 with two RBIs for the Mustangs.
Winning pitcher Marissa Johnson scored the decisive run in the top of the 10th inning as visiting Cherry Hill East swept the season series against Cherokee with a 5-3 decision. Monica Bonitatis had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and three runs scored for the Cougars.
Chelsea Palumbo and Crystal Perlman collected two hits and two RBIs apiece to highlight Seneca's 9-1 win at Bishop Eustace. Susan Jackman handcuffed Eustace on three hits and struck out seven.
Jamie Irvin went 4 for 4 with three doubles and two RBIs during Pennsauken's 14-0 win over visiting Woodrow Wilson. Allison Schott rang up 13 strikeouts en route to a five-inning no-hitter.
Kristie Anthony homered as visiting Paul VI knocked off Timber Creek, 7-4.
Burlington County. Hillary Allen twirled a four-hitter with 12 strikeouts as visiting Bordentown blanked Palmyra, 8-0. Meghan McDonald had three hits and two runs scored for the Scotties.
Dana Bieniek and Stacey Robertshaw collected two hits apiece to power Rancocas Valley's 14-0 home win against Willingboro.
Tri-County. Caitlyn Jenkins singled home Arianna D'Acqua in the bottom of the seventh inning as Kingsway prevailed with a 1-0 win over Highland. Jamie Minix scattered three singles and struck out six for the Dragons. Her counterpart, Amanda Branco, was the hard-luck loser with a two-hitter.
Rachel Coleman slugged a two-run, go-ahead double as Pennsville remained in contention for the Classic Division title with a 6-2 win over visiting Salem.
Colonial. Tori Gardner roped a three-run home and Brooke Szymanski delivered a decisive RBI single as Audubon emerged with a 7-6 home win against Collingswood. Gardner and Szymanski each finished with three hits for the conference-leading Green Wave, who host Sterling in a key game today.
Lauren Vacca stroked a two-out, two-strike single to score Rachel Manning with the decisive run in the sixth inning as Haddon Township pulled out a 2-1 home win over West Deptford. Nicole Thomas recorded a RBI triple and Manning tossed a three-hitter for Township.
Holly Saraullo knocked in three runs and Paige Cauley chipped in two RBIs as Sterling rolled to a 14-0 win over visiting Lindenwold. Sammi Giambri notched the win with a one-hit shutout.
Woodbury pushed across five runs in the seventh inning to earn a 6-4 victory at Haddonfield.
Cape-Atlantic. Nicole Pagano retired all 15 batters she faced, including 11 by strikeout, as St. Joseph silenced visiting Wildwood Catholic, 10-0. Pagano has tossed six shutouts this spring, including two perfect games. Gina DeAnnuntis and Arianna Donzuso each had two hits for the Wildcats.
Paige Frost, Megan Magee and Frances Schaefer each connected for home runs in the third inning to spark Holy Spirit's 12-1 home win over Our Lady of Mercy. Britney Crafero and Melissa Smith each went 2 for 2 and combined for three RBIs for the Spartans.
Amber Beauchemin notched her eighth win in nine starts as Absegami pinned a 3-0 loss on visiting Mainland. Beauchemin yielded three singles, fanned 12 and walked one. Chelsea Reyes had a hit, a run scored and an RBI for the Braves.
Ashley Landi slammed a pair of home runs during Vineland's 7-1 home win over Atlantic City. The Fighting Clan's defense turned a double play and Danielle Procopio notched two outfield assists.
Lauren Conner drove in Ali Gregory with the winning run in the tenth inning as Egg Harbor Township dealt visiting Millville a 3-2 loss. Gregory singled home Grace Long with the tying run in the 10th. Rachael Dix collected three hits for the Eagles.
Megan Lee collected two hits and three RBIs as Oakcrest pounded out a 13-4 win at Lower Cape May.
Caitlin Morrison's fourth goal of the game was the go-ahead tally as
rallied for a 9-8 victory over visiting
in an Olympic Conference game.
Brooke Soussadier produced eight goals and an assist to power Washington Township to a 17-10 home win against Eastern. Kiersten Urbas chipped in five goals for the Minutemaids.
Burlington County. Lauren Wojcik tallied four goals to spark Cinnaminson's 11-2 victory over Rancocas Valley.