Franklin Towne Charter
got off to a good start in the District 12 Class AAA softball playoffs with an 18-8 win over visiting
Franklin Learning Center
The Coyotes got three hits apiece from Brittany Jasinski and Julie Sellers. Kelly McNicholas hit a two-run walk-off triple in the bottom of the sixth inning.
In another Class AAA first-round game, Maureen Marchafava pitched a one-hitter for host CAPA in a 16-1 win over Bok.
District 12 Class AA. Kerri Smith went 3 for 3 with four RBIs and a home run for Philadelphia Academy Charter in a 12-7 first-round playoff win at Masterman.
Catholic North. Brittany Vogel went 2 for 4 with five RBIs as Conwell-Egan pounded host Kennedy-Kenrick, 13-2. Angel Bunner pitched five innings for the win.
Inter-Ac. Marcie Fitzpatrick's perfectly placed suicide squeeze bunt scored Kate Mentzinger with the winning run for Agnes Irwin in the ninth inning of a 3-2 win over visiting Baldwin. The Owls (7-4 overall, 7-2 league) were down, 2-1, entering the ninth inning, but Mentzinger drove in Megan Pauley with the tying run before getting to third on Erin Quigg's double. Emily Nagel pitched all nine innings to earn the win.
Notre Dame maintained its slim hold of first place in the league standings with an 11-1 win at Germantown Academy. Rachel Criner pitched a one-hitter in five innings, striking out 10 and walking only one. The Irish (8-3, 6-1) got a bases-clearing double by Lauren Boas Hayes. She also had a leadoff homer in the first inning and finished 3 for 4 with four RBIs and a pair of runs scored. Teammate Paige Devine went 3 for 4 with three RBIs.
Catholic Academies. Maggie McGowan pitched a five-hitter and hit a two-run homer as Villa Maria won at Merion Mercy, 5-2.
Amanda Fernandez went 4 for 4 and pitched a three-hitter for Nazareth Academy in a 13-2 win at Gwynedd-Mercy. The Pandas got 14 hits in the five-inning game.
Pioneer Athletic. Alexis Karkoska combined with Mandi Rush on a two-hit shutout as Spring-Ford won at Pottsgrove, 8-0. Karkoska pitched the first four innings and left after allowing no hits. Rush finished up, allowing both hits. J.P. Norris keyed a 12-hit attack for the Rams by going 3 for 3.
Southern Chester County. Kaitlyn Potter's pitching and Allison Hostetter's hitting (home run, double) helped host Oxford earn its first American Division championship with an 8-6 win over Octorara.
Suburban One American. Rachel Paston pitched a three-hitter and allowed no earned runs as Upper Dublin won at Wissahickon, 4-2. The key hits for the Cardinals came from Amber Macho and Brittina McCormack, who delivered a two-run triple and home run, respectively.
Southern Chester County. Emily Ruf was tough on Delco Christian batters, giving up just five hits and striking out 11 in Kennett's 4-1 win.
Nonleague. Libby Turchi's two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning gave host Phil-Mont Christian a 6-5 win over Morrisville.
Sara Michalowski pitched a two-hitter for host Archbishop Ryan in its 5-0 win over Cherokee (N.J.). Amanda Fulton keyed an eight-hit attack for the Ragdolls, going 2 for 2 with three runs scored. She also walked twice.
Brittany Krecko scored three goals as
clinched its first berth in the Public League playoffs with a 4-0 win at