Hillary Allen ensured that
's quest for the Central Jersey Group 2 softball title remained on course, pitching and hitting the top-seeded Scotties to a 2-1 victory over ninth-seeded
yesterday in the NJSIAA sectional quarterfinals.
Allen struck out 11, walked two, and allowed just two singles - while holding the Rockets hitless over the first five innings. The senior also delivered the key hit of the game - a bases-loaded, two-run single that scored Cheyenne Sylvester and Vicki Villalba in the third inning.
Bordentown (22-2) advances to Tuesday's semifinals, with a home game against 12th-seeded
Morgan Knigge batted 3 for 4, scored twice, and drove in five runs for
, which blitzed host
, 15-0, to clinch at least a share of the Freedom Division crown.
Sophomore Arielle Bruno set the
single-season record with her 44th hit, and the Lions used a three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh to trim
Janelle Rodriguez singled with the bases loaded to cut the deficit to 3-2. After Ashley Sedeyn tied it with a base hit, Rodriguez came around to score the game-winner on an error.
Sam Soprano tossed a two-hitter and Michelle Pezzato came through with two singles and a pair of RBIs, as
wrapped up the Patriot Division title with a 12-1 win at
Cherry Hill West
Christine Watson batted 4 for 4 with four RBIs, including a home run over the center-field fence, highlighting an 18-hit attack that powered host
Kellen Burke slapped a two-run single, igniting a five-run sixth-inning outburst that ended
's 13-1 romp at
Winning pitcher Kiley McGoldrick batted 4 for 4 and Stephanie Hulme delivered a bases-loaded double, allowing
to pull away to a 13-2 triumph at
Brooke Favinger's two-run single fueled a four-run fourth inning, and Krysti Maronski pitched a two-hit shutout to send
Gloucester County Institute of Technology
to its 11th consecutive victory, 4-0, at
A two-run single by Kristen Collins in the third inning was all the offensive support Nicole Hagerty would need in pitching host
Track and Field
Michelle Brown of
won the 400-meter run in 55.25 seconds, and
's Chelsea Ley took the 1,600 in 5 minutes, 0.24 seconds to highlight the opening action of the two-day NJSIAA South Jersey sectional championships at
. Competition in Groups 2 and 3 concludes today at Buena.