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Gloucester Catholic girls win share of division title

Regrouping after two weekend losses, Gloucester Catholic earned a share of the Tri-County Diamond Division softball title with a 4-1 home win over co-champion Cumberland on Wednesday.

Regrouping after two weekend losses, Gloucester Catholic earned a share of the Tri-County Diamond Division softball title with a 4-1 home win over co-champion Cumberland on Wednesday.

Junior third baseman Annie Robinson opened the Rams' scoring in the first inning with an RBI single, then followed up with a solo home run in the third.

Senior starter Abby Merryman stymied the Colts from the pitcher's circle, allowing just an unearned run in her complete-game victory.

Cumberland loaded the bases with one out in the seventh, but Merryman escaped the jam, inducing a line drive to second base to spark a game-ending double play.

In other Tri-County Conference action, Williamstown's Tiarra Sanabria homered, doubled twice, and scored four runs to pace the Braves in a 11-0 rout of host Highland.

Clearview starter Taylor Clay held visiting Gloucester at bay, hurling seven strong innings in the Pioneers' 2-1 come-from-behind win. Kate Woolam and Miranda Turner notched RBI singles in the sixth inning to lead the Clearview offense.

Olympic. Winslow Township pitcher Callia Abbott mowed through the Seneca lineup, fanning eight in the Eagles' 6-1 road victory.

Nonleague. Madinah Cathcart-Rowe homered for the second straight game, teeing off in the second inning and sending Westampton Tech to a 7-3 home win over Willingboro.

Girls' Lacrosse

Northern Burlington rode a shared effort to victory, with seven players scoring in a 17-8 Burlington County Conference home win over New Egypt. Junior attacker Joan Logan sparked the Greyhounds offense with a game-high six tallies.

Cape-Atlantic. Tess Solazzo led a balanced Ocean City attack, scoring four goals and dishing out a pair of assists as the hosts shut down Egg Harbor Township in a 14-3 victory.


Ben Acero thought he lifted Camden Catholic to a victory in the bottom of the sixth. When it turned out to not be enough, he simply went back to the well.

Acero hit a sacrifice fly to score teammate Joe Craig in the seventh inning and send the Irish to an exhausting 12-11 home win over Paul VI in an Olympic National Division contest.

Acero launched a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth to give Camden Catholic a 10-9 advantage heading into the seventh, but Paul VI regained the lead in its half of the inning.

Nonleague. Riverside head coach Gary Herron earned his 300th career coaching victory with a 18-4 downing of visiting Willingboro. In his 20th year at Riverside, Herron led the Rams to Group I state championships in 1996 and 1997. C.J. McDermott went 3 for 3 and scored three times.

Kevin Milley allowed no runs in six innings and struck out 10 Shawnee batters as Lenape topped the host Renegades, 10-1. Milley allowed just two hits. Jason Clapper scored two runs and added two RBIs.

Colonial Conference. Scott Irwin played the role of hero with an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to spark Collingswood to a 5-4 home triumph over Haddonfield. Winning pitcher Lucas Rollins pitched all seven innings and struck out six.

Audubon's Wayne Test blew through the Gateway lineup, which paved the way to a 5-2 home victory. The sophomore hurler struck out 11 and walked none. Eric Schorr went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI for the Green Wave.

Tri-County Classic. Pitman exploded for 16 runs in the first two innings, and won over visitor Clayton in convincing fashion, 20-8. Chris Seibert went 2 for 3 with a home run, three runs scored, and four RBIs. Trevor Datz hit three doubles and scored three runs.

Boys' Lacrosse

Three players carried the offensive load for Gloucester Catholic in an impressive 11-5 Tri-County Diamond downing of host Woodstown. Tyler Graham had a game-high five goals, and Steven Jackson and Patrick Richardson each netted three. Jackson, a senior, also added two assists.