Jackie Keifer hit a two-run single in the top of the seventh inning to give Archbishop Prendergast a three-run lead, and the visitors held on for a 6-5 win over Little Flower in a Catholic League softball game Tuesday.

Brooke Lachette yielded two runs in the bottom of the seventh before finishing the complete-game win. Lachette struck out five and walked three, and Maggie Griendling had a double for Prendie.

Ave Bolli and Fran Faillace homered for Little Flower.

In other Catholic League action, Erica Ragazzone drove a towering three-run homer to left field in the third inning and posted a complete-game win as St. Hubert downed visiting Archbishop Carroll, 7-2.

Ragazzone, a junior righthander, struck out six and walked one. Leadoff hitter Claire Alminde reached base four times and recorded three hits and three runs, and Jazmine Ortiz finished 2 for 3 with a two-run double.

Molly Rafferty fanned six and walked one to help Cardinal O'Hara blank visiting Lansdale Catholic, 6-0. Rafferty also went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored, and Molly Scanlon added a homer and two RBIs.

Inter-Ac. Bernadette Tankle stroked a one-out single in the seventh for a two-run lead, and Episcopal Academy topped host Germantown Academy, 7-5.

Friends Schools. Grace Finkbiner went 2 for 4 and slammed a three-run homer in the sixth inning to help Friends Select turn away visiting Friends' Central, 6-4. Cate MacQueen posted the win with five strikeouts and two walks.

Catholic Academies. Tamara Jennings went 3 for 4 and scored three times as Nazareth Academy topped visiting Gwynedd-Mercy, 11-1. The Pandas clinched the conference title. Jillian Bovitt went 3 for 4 and drove in a run.

Nicole Eberhard drove in three runs and was the winning pitcher as St. Basil downed visiting Villa Maria, 15-5. Sam Maye went 3 for 3 with three runs scored.

Francesca Pugliese hit a two-out single in the sixth to drive home Julianna Tantum, and host Villa Joseph Marie downed Merion Mercy, 9-8.

Suburban One. Diana LaPalombara swiped a pair of bases and had two hits to help Neshaminy roll at William Tennent, 5-0. Lauren Altenburger added a pair of runs scored and two RBIs. Lauren Quense posted the win with eight strikeouts, one walk, and two hits allowed.

Public. Annabelle Rojas drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the fifth and Washington edged Saul, 23-22. Brittany Jones had a triple and four RBIs.


Ali Singley had three goals and two assists, and Lynda Michaels added four goals and two assists to help Episcopal Academy edge host Germantown Academy, 16-13, in an Inter-Ac game. Goalie Lindsey Reder recorded 10 saves to post the win.

Emma Ebert scored four of her five goals in an 11-4, second-half comeback as Penn Charter topped visiting Baldwin, 19-15.

Suburban One. Ally Frymoyer recorded six saves and three players scored three goals each as Upper Merion rolled at Upper Moreland, 15-4. Liz Botto, Dominique Gambone, and Amanda McAteer scored three times each.

Catholic Academies. Nikki Fisher scored seven goals and Morgan Meehan added a hat trick to help Gwynedd-Mercy ease past host Nazareth Academy, 18-5.