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Bill Iezzi: Metzger in a Hole

Overbrook's Jan Metzger is one of the best softball pitchers in South Jersey. The senior's ERA was 0.13 entering a Colonial Liberty game with Sterling Wednesday.

Bill Iezzi: Metzger in a Hole

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Overbrook's Jan Metzger is one of the best softball pitchers in South Jersey. The senior's ERA was 0.13 entering a Colonial Liberty game with Sterling Wednesday.

Sterling beat Overbrook and Metzger, 4-2.

What happened? It was the hole in front of the pitching rubber, according to Overbrook coach Jim Chiumento.

"There's a hole in front [of the rubber] and she had trouble all day pushing off," Chiumento said. "The ball was high and that's why they were hitting."

I checked the hole. It wasn't that deep and if she wanted, Metzger could have used a foot to fill it up with the surrounding sand.

Sterling stroked five hits, including two doubles and a home run, off the first-team, all-South Jersey pitcher. Sterling is the same team that was no-hit by Egg Harbor Township's Lexi Capille the first time they played in the Triton tournament on May 8. In the second game, the Silver Knights got to Capille for 10 hits, but lost, 14-6.

Maybe Metzger just had a bad day and the Sterling team that can hit showed up.

 

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Bill Iezzi has covered high school sports for The Inquirer since 1985 and South Jersey sports since 2006.

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer high school sports reporter since 2004. He was named the 2007 media person of the year by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association.

Don Beideman has covered high school sports for The Inquirer since 1989. Among his favorites are field hockey and lacrosse.

Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Phil Anastasia has followed the South Jersey sports scene since 1980. A South Jersey native, Phil joined the Inquirer as a sports columnist in May 2008 after nearly 30 years with the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill.

Marc Narducci has covered South Jersey high school sports for the majority of his tenure with The Inquirer, which began in 1983. After a few years of covering the NFL and NBA, Marc returns to South Jersey, serving as the assigning editor, columnist and beat writer for various sports.

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