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Pa. Girls: Thurs. Pa. girls: Rafferty lifts O'Hara

In a battle of softball teams unbeaten in the Catholic League, Cardinal O'Hara edged visiting Lansdale Catholic, 3-2, on Thursday.

In a battle of softball teams unbeaten in the Catholic League, Cardinal O'Hara edged visiting Lansdale Catholic, 3-2, on Thursday.

Molly Rafferty drove in Lauren DelRomano with a single in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the game for O'Hara. Rafferty, who went 2 for 4 at the plate, was also the winning pitcher, throwing a complete game.

Alicia Kradzinski had a double, a triple, and an RBI for Lansdale Catholic.

Catholic Academies. Anna Gillespie got the win as Gwynedd Mercy sneaked by host Villa Maria, 1-0. Gillespie allowed three hits. The Monarchs scored in the first inning.

Pioneer Athletic Conference. Lexi Kehl went 4 for 5 with an RBI as visiting Pottsgrove defeated Pope John Paul II, 15-2.

Gabbie Ermish was the winning pitcher and struck out nine.

Central. Tori DePietro hit a two-run home run in the first inning and scored the game's final run, sending visiting Springfield (Delco) past Marple Newtown, 7-5, in 11 innings.

DePietro pitched the last four innings, getting the win and five strikeouts.

Nonleague. Amber Seaman went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and a double in her first career start as host Interboro topped Upper Merion, 13-4. The Buccaneers had 15 hits and scored six runs in the sixth inning.


Madison Tucker scored a career-high nine goals to lead host Shipley to a 16-14 win against Moorestown Friends in a Friends Schools League matchup.

Tucker, a junior and the team's captain, was one of two players to score multiple goals for the Gators. Chase Stewart added four.

In other Friends action, Abby Crowley, Kate Forrest, Maya Rosenberg, and Emily Tedesco each scored two goals to help host Friends' Central beat Abington Friends, 12-2.

Ches-Mont American. Linnea Hughes scored five goals, and visiting Great Valley cruised past Sun Valley, 21-1.

Del-Val. Sami Barnett led Interboro with five goals, helping the Bucs defeat visiting Penn Wood, 20-1.

Interboro's Kerri Delaney and Marissa Hews added three goals apiece.

Suburban One American. Juli Cardamone scored five goals and Riley Greenleaf added four to lead Springfield (Montco) to a 15-8 triumph over host Cheltenham.

Julie Cross and Taylor D'Ginto scored four goals apiece and combined for 11 assists as Upper Dublin earned a 15-4 win at Plymouth Whitemarsh.

Inter-Ac. Hannah Keating scored seven goals to boost Agnes Irwin past host Baldwin, 21-6.

Lila Barker added four goals for the Owls.

Pioneer Athletic Conference. Megan Nemeth stopped 16 shots as Phoenixville squeaked past visiting Upper Perkiomen, 12-11.

Ang Hayde led the Phantoms with four goals.