has made postseason plans for the first time in a decade.
The Wildcats extended their winning streak to four with an impressive 2-1 victory over visiting Holy Cross yesterday in a Burlington County League softball game.
Maple Shade improved to 7-3, matching last year's win total. The Wildcats' last appearance in the playoffs came in 1997.
Kathie Martinovich, Emily Priest and Colleen Sweeney strung together three consecutive two-out singles for Maple Shade in the second inning. Sweeney, a freshman secondbaseman, drove in two runs with her clutch hit.
That was plenty for senior Erika Esposito, who held the Lancers to six hits, struck out three and didn't allow a free pass.
In other Burlco action:
Kristin Garganio hit a grand slam and doubled off the fence as Florence rolled to an 11-2 win over visiting Delran.
Jamie Gasko posted two hits and four RBIs and Heather Hoffmaster chipped in two hits and three RBIs, powering Cinnaminson to a 16-1 home win over Pemberton. Stefanie Thomas struck out seven en route to a five-inning no-hitter.
Colonial. Paige Cauley twirled a six-hit shutout as defending champion Sterling moved into a first-place tie in the conference with a 2-0 win at Audubon. Cauley struck out six and didn't issue a walk for the Silver Knights, who are tied with Haddon Township and Audubon.
Pinch-runner Tara Lorck scored on an error as Haddon Heights pushed across three runs in the bottom of the seventh and emerged with an 8-7 win over West Deptford.
Olympic. Winning pitcher Jamie Moir helped her own cause with a two-run homer as Lenape doubled up visiting Paul VI, 4-2. Amanda Gilligan had a pair of doubles for the Indians.
Allyson Tanaka tossed a four-hitter with four strikeouts as Cherokee silenced visiting Pennsauken, 4-0. Nicole Donovan, Nicole Muraglia, Lexi Tejada and Jess Way collected RBIs for the Chiefs.
Jasmine White drove in four runs as Pennsauken Tech pushed across 12 runs in the first inning and sailed to a 15-3 home win over Woodrow Wilson.
Tri-County. Katie Trotter blasted a two-run homer and Rachael Matreale tossed a one-hitter as Williamstown remained unbeaten in the Royal Division with a 14-0 romp at Cumberland.
Shauna Vennell knocked in two runs and Christina Matranga scored twice as Gloucester Catholic inched closer to the inaugural Diamond Division title with a 10-1 victory at Woodstown. Brittany Carosia handcuffed opposing hitters on three hits for the Rams, who need one more divisional win to clinch the title.
Rachel Coleman took a shutout into the seventh inning during Pennsville's 3-1 win at Pitman.
Cape-Atlantic. Amanda Cassella fired a one-hitter and rang up eight strikeouts during Hammonton's 11-1 win at Atlantic City.
Allie Weiser recorded 12 strikeouts, raising her season total to 105, as Wildwood Catholic pinned a 6-1 loss on visiting Middle Township. Brittany Toland had two hits and two RBIs and Weiser chipped in three hits for the Crusaders.
Brittney Cafero collected two hits and a RBI and Brianna Quigley tossed a one-hitter as host Holy Spirit dispatched Cape May Tech, 18-0.
Sarah Regan, Shannon Catts and Katrina Scott each hit homers to power Our Lady of Mercy to a 25-3 win at Pleasantville.
Nonleague. Caitlin Pipolo collected two hits and two RBIs and Liz Carter struck out seven as visiting Woodbury knocked off Clayton, 7-1.
Brittany Giacomelli fired a five-hitter as Vineland blanked Camden Catholic, 5-0. Ashley Landi had two hits, two runs scored and three stolen bases for the Fighting Clan.