Devin Burris came out on top in a pitchers' duel by delivering the key hit, doubling home Erika Pacholski in the bottom of the eighth inning, as host
battled back to edge
, 4-3, yesterday in Colonial Conference softball.
Burris and her counterpart, Bobbie Padgett, went the distance in a game that saw Heights carry a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the seventh.
In another Colonial clash, Cara Gilbert handcuffed host
, allowing three hits and three walks in pitching
to a 12-0 victory. Peggy Nichole singled twice, knocked in three runs, and stole four bases for the Gators.
Megan Magee struck out nine in tossing a two-hit shutout, and Frances Schaeffer,
's first batter in the game, hit a home run to start the host Spartans on their way to an 11-1 romp over
Our Lady of Mercy
Maria Isgro belted a two-run homer and Katie Williams contributed three hits, three runs and two RBIs as
Lower Cape May
Lindsey Sampolsky's grand slam in the seventh inning allowed
to put away host
Cherry Hill West
, 6-0, keeping the Mustangs atop the Patriot Division. Erika Drayton had a bases-empty blast in support of Britney Yocum, who fanned 10 in tossing a two-hitter.
Bernadette Tenuto batted 4 for 4, scored three runs, and knocked in three for host
, which banged out 14 hits in routing
, 12-3. Katie Koff, Jacki Harrington and Holly Schell combined for seven hits, five RBIs and five runs scored for the Eagles.
Ashley Hansen of
opened the game with a bang, picking up her 100th hit on a lead-off home run, and went on to bat 3 for 4 with three runs scored as the Cougars cruised to a 7-2 triumph at
clinched at least a share of the Classic Division crown by battering host
, 12-1. Taylor Chain limited the Panthers to two hits, while Jackie Leafey went 5 for 5 and drove in four runs for the Lions.
can do no worse than finish tied atop the Royal Division, after the Braves dumped host
, 8-0. Rachael Matreale struck out a dozen batters while yielding two hits and three walks, and Christen Klutz contributed a pair of RBIs.
Kelly Garganio struck out 15 and scored the tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning, and Carlie Maple singled in Jackie Giambrone in the eighth to complete host
's 3-2 come-from-behind win over
Nakaya Johnson drove in three runs with three hits and scored twice, and Jasmine James batted 3 for 4 and scored three times to send
, 9-4, in a semifinal.
Stacey Robertshaw limited
to one hit - a sixth-inning single - while batting 4 for 4 with two RBIs in
's 8-1 home win.
Pinch-runner Gina Rios scored the eventual game-winning run on a single by Kelsey Caregnato in the third inning, and Jess Goeller scattered four singles in leading host
Brooke Boyd combined with reliever Megan Craft on a no-hitter, and Macy Cutshaw doubled twice and scored three runs as
Sarah Crowley carried a shutout into the seventh inning and Amanda Edmondson chipped in two hits and scored twice, helping
claim a 6-2 win at
Cherry Hill East
Katie Hamilton and Cora Delfini each had a hat trick for
, which held on to defeat host