St. Joseph freshman righthander Brianna Erasmus tossed a no-hitter in her first varsity start, and Middle Township junior Veronica Walters silenced Pleasantville's bats to highlight Thursday's Cape-Atlantic League softball slate.
Erasmus recorded three strikeouts and two walks over five innings, while Gina Smith batted 2 for 3, scored twice, and knocked in a pair of runs as host St. Joseph crushed Cape May Tech, 11-0.
Walters, who combined on a no-hitter earlier this season, was also Middle Township's big hitter for the day - going 4 for 5 with three RBIs and three runs scored in a 20-0 rout at Pleasantville. The Panthers' Alyssa Discepola had four RBIs, including a three-run homer.
Nonleague. Emily Bausher had her scoreless-inning streak snapped at 59, but the New Egypt senior fanned 14 while limiting Brick Memorial to two hits and one walk in pitching the Warriors to a 3-1 home win.
Bausher also enjoyed a solid day at the plate, batting 2 for 3, including a solo home run that opened the scoring in the third inning.
Pierce Cooper's straight-sets win at first singles set the tone for host Moorestown in a 5-0 South Jersey Group 3 semifinal romp past Cumberland.
South Jersey Non-Public A. Brian Balchunes and Andre Moffa prevailed, 6-0, 3-6, 6-4, at first doubles to help host St. Augustine put away Notre Dame, 4-1, in a semifinal.
South Jersey Non-Public B. Jake Brown salvaged a 6-0, 6-2 triumph at third singles, and Moorestown Friends swept both doubles matches of the semifinal to upend host Wardlaw-Hartridge, 3-2.
Starter and winner Drew Pedersen combined with reliever Austin Chaszar on a five-inning no-hitter, as host Bordentown made quick work of Westampton Tech, 11-0, in the Burlington County League.
The Scotties provided plenty of offensive support, with Taylor Zackman, Gerald Conover, Gunnar Decker, and Tyler Revay teaming up to bat 8 for 11 with six runs scored and seven RBIs.
Seneca relied on a balanced attack to knock off visiting Notre Dame, 7-4, and advance to the South Jersey Group 3 semifinals.
Taylor Donahue, Carlie Flake, and Laura Lesky had two goals apiece for the Golden Eagles.
Cape-Atlantic. Macki Groves' second goal of the match turned out to be the game-winner, as host Millville outlasted Middle Township, 12-11.
Despite getting five goals from Dylan Wills, New Egypt saw its upset bid slip away in a 14-8 loss at Pequannock in a State Group 1 opener.
Gabrielle Farquharson of Williamstown won the 100, 200, and long jump, and teammate Alexis Streater prevailed in the 1,600 to highlight the Royal Division girls' competition in the Tri-County Conference meet at Delsea.