Amanda Fernandez pitched a four-hit shutout and scored the game's lone run, lifting

Nazareth Academy


Marple Newtown

, 1-0, yesterday in a PIAA District 1 Class AAA softball semifinal played at Plymouth Whitemarsh.

Fernandez, who struck out seven and did not walk a batter, snapped the scoreless tie in the bottom of the fifth inning when she raced home on Emily Grzywna's slow roller up the first-base line.

Julie Sebastian took the loss, despite limiting the Pandas to three singles.

The outcome - plus

St. Basil

's 6-1 come-from-behind victory over


- set up a rematch of the Catholic Academies championship, which the Pandas won, 2-1 on May 14.

Kelli Lyons roped a two-run single to key a six-run rally in the sixth inning, and Erin Gallagher finished off her three-hitter to send the Panthers into tomorrow's district championship game against Nazareth.

District 1 Class AAAA.

Rachel Gieringer scored on Katie Wambold's suicide squeeze with none out in the bottom of the ninth inning, making


a 2-1 winner over

Garnet Valley

in a semifinal at Spring-Ford.

Amanda Sadowl surrendered a run in the first inning but shut down the Jaguars the rest of the way, striking out 11 while yielding three hits and two walks to earn the victory.

The Hatters' opponent in tomorrow's district championship game will be

Owen J. Roberts

, which jumped on top early and cruised to a 9-1 win over

Upper Darby

in a semifinal at Downingtown East.

Jen Beaver doubled twice in going 4 for 4 with three RBIs, while Megan Hodgson combined with winning pitcher Kelly Schymanski to produce five hits and four RBIs.

District 1 Class A.

Jennifer Jaeger tripled twice, driving in four runs and scoring once, and Shawna Walt struck out 10 in hurling a one-hit shutout as



Calvary Christian

, 11-0, in a semifinal held at Neshaminy.

In a semifinal at William Tennent, Jocelyn Hickey rang up 13 strikeouts and Kelby Bolton singled, tripled and knocked in a pair of runs for

Christopher Dock

, which scored three times in the fifth inning and went on to defeat


, 4-1.


The league championship game between

St. Hubert


Archbishop Wood

was postponed and will be played at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at Arcadia University.


Erica Midiri led a three-pronged attack with four goals and one assist as fifth-seeded


broke open a tight game in the second half to pull away from No. 4 seed

Villa Maria

, 14-9, in a PIAA District 1 Class AA quarterfinal.

Heather Wentz and Lindsey Smith added four goals apiece and Emily Reichard contributed two goals and an assist for the Indians, who will take on top-seeded

Great Valley

in Saturday's semifinals at West Chester East. Kathy Young's four goals paced Villa Maria.

Great Valley ousted eighth-seeded


, 25-4.

Annalise Penkis picked apart the


defense, piling up six goals and three assists, as third-seeded

Strath Haven

rolled to a 20-6 quarterfinal win.

Emily Garritty chipped in four goals and three assists and Kelly Ruffins added a hat trick for the Panthers.