S. Jersey Girls | W. Deptford qualifies for playoffs
West Deptford punched its ticket to the postseason while Burlington City and Willingboro weren't as fortunate. On the NJSIAA cutdown day for softball, the three squads were the area's remaining teams on the playoff bubble. They were trying to meet the only requirement to qualify for the postseason - a .500 record or better.
punched its ticket to the postseason while
weren't as fortunate.
On the NJSIAA cutdown day for softball, the three squads were the area's remaining teams on the playoff bubble. They were trying to meet the only requirement to qualify for the postseason - a .500 record or better.
West Deptford got its much-needed victory with a 14-0 Colonial Conference victory at Lindenwold. The Eagles, who snapped a five-game losing streak, improved to 10-9.
Burlington City, which had won its last two games by a combined 34-0 score, suffered a 7-1 loss against New Egypt. The Blue Devils fell to 7-9.
Willingboro, which had its game on Thursday canceled because of a bomb scare at Cinnaminson, needed a win against Medford Tech. The host Chimeras couldn't pull off the feat, falling to the Jaguars, 1-0. Willingboro dropped to 7-9.
Colonial. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Becca Stackhouse singled, stole second and scored on Ashley King's RBI single as Haddon Heights pulled out a 5-4 victory over Audubon.
Tri-County. Dawn Curry drove in two runs and winning pitcher Rachel Coleman helped her own cause with two hits and a RBI as Pennsville collected a 7-3 upset win over visiting Williamstown.
Demi Little roped a two-run double in the top of the seventh as Delsea emerged with a 2-0 victory at Gloucester County Tech. Erika Knorr twirled a four-hitter with four strikeouts and one walk for the Crusaders.
Amanda Palumbo tossed a four-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts as Highland squeaked out a 1-0 win over visiting Wildwood. One run was enough for Palumbo and the Tartans provided the margin in the first inning when Kelsey Romand scored.
Julia Grimm dazzled in her first start, tossing a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts, to lead Pitman to a 5-2 win over visiting Clayton.
Burlington County. Jamie Gasko went 4 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBIs to highlight Cinnaminson's 4-2 triumph at Burlington Township. Kelly Erkert went 2 for 2 and scored both of the Falcons runs.
Lorianne Hann rang up 14 strikeouts on her way to a two-hit shutout as Medford Tech pinned a 1-0 loss on host Willingboro. Ashley Emerson crossed the plate in the second inning for the game's lone run.
Olympic. It was quite a week for Cherry Hill West. After clinching at least a share of the Patriot Division title on Wednesday, the visiting Lions pulled off a 2-0 upset over third-ranked Lenape. West's Kristen Rienstra stymied the Indians with seven no-hit innings, four strikeouts and one walk. Rachel Knable delivered the big hit for the Lions with a RBI single in the third inning.
Alyssa Maiese yielded one hit over four innings, striking out five, as Washington Township silenced visiting Winslow Township, 9-0.
Cape-Atlantic. With a doubleheader sweep of Cape May Tech, St. Joseph wrapped up the National Division II title. The Wildcats won 15-0 and 21-1, and Samantha DiPompo recorded both victories. The team hit five homers in the two games, including a pair by Gina DeAnnuntis. Morgan Erling, Kirsten Maser and Nicole Odell also connected for round-trippers for the Wildcats.
Amber Beauchemin rang up eight strikeouts and finished with a seven-hit shutout as host Absegami blanked Oakcrest, 1-0.
Shannon Simpkins launched a three-run homer and Kayla Merkel went 2 for 2 with two RBIs to spark Sacred Heart's 13-2 home win over Our Lady of Mercy.
Ashley Landi and Alysha Garcia-Parra each slugged two-run homers as Vineland rolled to a 12-0 win over visiting Ocean City. Dan Parks had two hits, two runs scored and a stolen bases and Brittany Giacomelli fired a one-hitter with eight strikeouts for the Fighting Clan.