Krysti Maronski struck out 14 in pitching a no-hitter as
Gloucester County Institute of Technology
extended its winning streak to 10 games by blanking fifth-seeded
, 5-0, yesterday in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 1 softball tournament.
GCIT, seeded fourth, will travel to face top-seeded
in Tuesday's sectional semifinals.
Brooke Favinger drove in two runs and Jamie Dellinger was 2 for 2 with one RBI for the Cheetahs (17-6), who scored all their runs in the fourth inning.
also survived on the strength of a big rally, pushing across four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to turn back ninth-seeded
Run-scoring singles by Kaci Hopkins and Lauren Siegelski and a two-run base hit by Morgan Knigge saved the day for the Warriors, who received another outstanding pitching performance by Abbey Houston (16 strikeouts, two hits, two walks).
On the other side of the Group 1 bracket, Rachel Coleman walked four in tossing a no-hitter as third-seeded
shut down sixth-seeded
Katie Gaskill's two-out single opened the scoring in the third inning, and Kristin Garvin doubled and scored in the fourth to provide all the support Coleman would need.
Taylor Chain lost her no-hit bid in the final inning, but second-seeded
still prevailed, 3-0, over 10th-seeded
The Rams' Jordan Cline doubled off Chain (10 strikeouts, one walk) to open the seventh inning. Grace Cooney and Angie Harris each had one RBI in the Lions' three-run fifth inning.
Central Jersey Group 1.
Chelsea Kehr drove in two runs with a pair of singles, and Kelly Garganio fanned nine while scattering four hits, as second-seeded
ousted seventh-seeded seed
South Jersey Group 2.
Devanie Ferry had all three of
's hits, including a two-run triple in a three-run first inning, sending the fifth-seeded Hawks to a 3-1 win at fourth-seeded
. Jamie Gasko was saddled with the loss, despite striking out 15 and yielding just three hits and two walks.
used a two-run single by Miriam Podheiser in the third inning to jump ahead, and Devin Burris made the lead stand up in pitching the Bulldogs past sixth-seeded
Michelle Rehmann hurled a three-hit shutout, and second-seeded
received two-run singles from Vanessa Hejnas and Chelsie Bulick to oust seventh-seeded
South Jersey Group 3.
Danielle Rice picked up her 100th career hit on a run-scoring double in the first inning, and Becky Whedon singled in a run in the fifth to help second-seeded
, 2-0. Jamie Minix rang up a dozen strikeouts while limiting the Renegades to two hits and two walks.
South Jersey Group 4.
Rachael Matreale fashioned a 12-strikeout, two-hit shutout as second-seeded
improved to 22-1 by downing seventh-seeded
Cherry Hill West
Jess Martinez was 2 for 3, stole two bases, and scored one run, and Katie Trotter contributed a single, a double and one RBI for the Braves.
Next up for Williamstown is a semifinal home game on Tuesday against sixth-seeded
, which eliminated third-seeded
advanced with a 5-1 triumph over
, the fifth seed.
Amber Beauchemin struck out eight, walked one, and allowed just three singles in going the distance for the victory. Katie Williams sliced a two-out, two-run double in the sixth inning to provide insurance for the Braves, who will travel to top-seeded
Toms River East
for Tuesday's semifinal game.
Toms River East eliminated eighth-seeded
Kerry Overbeck's hat trick led the way as fourth-seeded
, 14-8, in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 4 semifinals.
Nine players had at least one goal for the Chiefs, who stormed out to a 10-1 halftime lead.
South Jersey Group 2.
saw its playoff run end in a 22-5 semifinal loss at top-seeded