S. Jersey Girls | Florence's Mehrer blanks Palmyra while fanning 20
Move over, Roger Clemens and Kerry Wood, you have company in the strikeout department. Florence's Melissa Mehrer recorded 20 punch-outs, tying the amount Clemens and Wood notched to share the single-game major-league record, during a 2-0 nine-inning victory at Palmyra yesterday in a Burlington County League Freedom Division game.
Move over, Roger Clemens and Kerry Wood, you have company in the strikeout department.
Florence's Melissa Mehrer recorded 20 punch-outs, tying the amount Clemens and Wood notched to share the single-game major-league record, during a 2-0 nine-inning victory at Palmyra yesterday in a Burlington County League Freedom Division game.
The Flashes remained unbeaten in the division and maintained the inside track to the Freedom title.
It wasn't easy, though.
Palmyra's Kristin Furter took a shutout into the ninth inning before Florence pushed two across the plate.
Mehrer's 20 strikeouts are a season high by an area pitcher.
In other Burlco action:
With eight runs in the final two frames, Bordentown kept its Patriot Division title hopes alive with an 8-0 win at Cinnaminson. Hillary Allen, who struck out 12, surrendered a first-inning single to Jamie Gasko before finishing the game with six no-hit frames.
Michelle Reed scored twice, stole two bases, and knocked in two runs as Northern Burlington cruised to a 12-2 win at Pemberton.
Winning pitcher Kim Wolfe homered as Rancocas Valley captured its second win over Westampton Tech in two days with a 12-0 home shutout. Dana Bieniek went 3 for 3 with three runs scored for the Red Devils.
After pitching five no-hitters, New Egypt's Abbey Houston tossed her first perfect game in a 15-0 home triumph over Trenton Catholic. Houston retired all 15 batters she faced with 12 by strikeout.
Lori Mann had three hits and four RBIs as Delran posted an 18-1 win at Burlington Township.
Colonial. Casey Francis, Meredith Griesse and Lauren Vacca went a combined 9 for 9 with three RBIs as Haddon Township chalked up its 15th win, an 11-1 home triumph against Collingswood.
Devonnae Grasty, Kaity Hresko and Alyssa Knighton combined for six hits, four runs scored and two RBIs during Paulsboro's 8-1 win at Gateway.
Ashley King scored the decisive run on a wild pitch in the ninth inning as Haddon Heights emerged with a 4-3 win at Haddonfield.
Olympic. Marlee Youngkin homered and Hannah Moir twirled her first varsity win as Lenape pinned a 7-5 loss on visiting Winslow Township.
Paul VI erupted for nine runs in the seventh inning, rallying for a 10-3 victory at Cherry Hill West. The Eagles had eight straight batters reach base in the seventh, including a solo homer by Kristy Anthony.
Tri-County. Kristen Collins went 3 for 3 with two runs scored, and Brittany Sullivan drove in two runs as Gloucester Catholic moved within a win of clinching the Diamond Division title with a 7-6 home triumph against Schalick. The Cougars loaded the bases with one out in the seventh before Nicole Hagerty wiggled out of the jam with consecutive strikeouts to end the game.
Lindsey Snajkowski doubled twice and drove in five runs, powering Pennsville to a 12-0 home win against Gloucester County Tech. Rachel Coleman allowed one hit over five innings and struck out eight for the win.
Jamie Minix racked up 13 strikeouts on her way to a three-hit shutout as Kingsway posted a 9-0 victory at Cumberland.
Jess Zeilman's grand slam highlighted a 14-run first-inning and catapulted Delsea to a 16-0 win at Wildwood.
Cape-Atlantic. Laura Hilbert crossed the plate five times during Holy Spirit's 22-1 win at Pleasantville. Hilbert finished with four hits, including two triples, and three RBIs.
Laura Cardone and Kiersten Robbins each knocked in a pair of runs to spark Millville's 6-1 home win over Mainland.
Amber Beauchemin retired all 15 batters she faced, 12 by strikeout, for her second career perfect game as Absegami silenced visiting Ocean City, 10-0. Sam Stevens paced the Braves with two hits and two runs.
Jess Goeller tossed a three-hit shutout, with 10 strikeouts, as visiting Buena blanked Wildwood Catholic, 1-0. Nikki Hensel accounted for the lone run in the fifth inning when she singled, stole second, and scored on a throwing error.
Ashley Landi fell a single short of hitting for the cycle during Vineland's 12-2 home win over Oakcrest. Landi finished with three hits and five RBIs.
Nonleague. Alaliyah Mateem collected three hits, three runs scored and four RBIs as Willingboro rolled to an 18-8 home win against Lindenwold.
Track and Field
Melissa Dunckley won three gold medals and Linda Williams had two first-place finishes as host
breezed to the team championship at the Salem County Championships.
Dunckley swept the hurdle events, winning the 100 high hurdles in 16.5 seconds and the 400 intermediate hurdles in 1:07.8. She also won the triple jump at 34-43/4.