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Bill Iezzi: Camden Catholic Softball Coach Tops

Mav Hering is a motivator.

Bill Iezzi: Camden Catholic Softball Coach Tops

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Mav Hering is a motivator. 

The Camden Catholic softball coach has been at the helm two years and she has guided the Irish to their second consecutive Olympic Conference National Division title.

One big reason for their success is pitcher Laura Messina. The junior struck out 15 batters Tuesday in shutting out Bishop Eustace, 2-0, to win the crown.

Also, the defense, which has had issues lately, didn't commit one error against Eustace. If it can continue to play flawlessly, the Irish, seeded fourth in the Non-Public South A tournament, are a good bet to beat Red Bank Catholic, the fifth seed, in a quarterfinal round on May 25.

 Hering has stressed the importance of playing good defense, especially during the playoffs.

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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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