Who needs to bother with singles when you can just hit home runs?
That's the question West Deptford might have been asking after its 4-0 win Thursday at Gateway in a Colonial Conference softball game.
The Eagles had only six hits, but half of them were home runs. Marissa Linquist, Alexis Anderson, and Eireann Canning hit solo shots. Katherine Ziegler added a double.
Linquist tossed seven innings, striking out eight and allowing just four hits.
Also in the Colonial:
Alyssa Briggs' first career start was a successful one as Overbrook beat visiting Lindenwold, 12-0. The freshman struck out seven in five innings and allowed one hit. Rachel McCloskey went 3 for 3.
After throwing a one-hitter in Haddon Heights' 17-0 win over visiting Paulsboro, Shayla Sweeney has allowed just one hit in her last two games. Sweeney struck out 10 in five innings. Junior shortstop Mariah Hans went 3 for 3 with a triple, home run, and four RBIs. Haddon Heights is 10-0 in league play.
Audubon scored two runs in the top of the eighth and held on to win at Sterling, 4-3. Hunter Urban picked up the win, and Valerie Pineiro doubled.
Olympic Conference. Kaila Gerber struck out 12 in seven innings as host Seneca rolled by Cherokee, 9-1, in an interdivision game. Gerber also tripled and drove in two runs. Kendra Decker doubled and had two RBIs.
Kaitlyn Konopka doubled three times, and Shawnee pulled away to beat visiting Cherry Hill West, 9-1. Jackie Pezzato fired a one-hitter.
Burlington Patriot. Dominique Douthit cracked her first career home run, a two-run shot, and Bordentown blitzed host Cinnaminson, 10-1. Anna Price doubled twice.
Kelsey Snyder tripled and drove in two runs as host Burlington Township held off Delran, 8-7. Nicole Feoli also had two RBIs. Delran scored five runs in the sixth to make it a one-run game.
Burlington Freedom. Rachel LeVach's three-run homer punctuated Florence's 11-0 rout of visiting Holy Cross. Megan Goodspeed went 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs, and Anna Reed doubled and scored three runs.
Cape-Atlantic American. Alivia Kerr went 2 for 3 and knocked in two runs, and host St. Joseph blanked Oakcrest, 7-0.
Buena scored 27 runs in the second inning of a 31-0 win at Pleasantville. Junior third baseman Stephanie Walsh went 4 for 4 with a home run, four RBIs, and five runs scored.
Penn-Jersey. Kelsey Dole earned the pitching win and doubled to lead Doane Academy to a 10-8 victory at Solebury School.
Anna Gordon factored in 10 goals, leading host Mainland past Oakcrest, 16-7, in a Cape-Atlantic League game. Gordon scored seven goals and assisted on three others. Riley Dolan and Kailey Stangle each added three goals.
Nonleague. Gretchen Kiep's six goals lifted Haddonfield to a 12-11 win at Cherokee. Taylor Ng scored three times.