Archive: April, 2011
Washington Township clobbered No. 8 Eastern, 9-1, Wednesday to send shock waves through The Inquirer's Top 10 rankings.
The unranked Minutemaids stroked 14 hits, including doubles by Christina Austin, Kylie Mullholland, Kristen Turner, Alissa Schoelkopf, Nikki Sandelier and Jessica Fanty.
Junior Steph Vuono, the Vikings' No. 1 pitcher, suffered her first loss of the season.
At a time of the softball season when many coaches are coaxing their batters to put the ball in play, Kingsway has come out smokin'.
The Dragons have scored 47 runs in the first four games of the season. Pitcher Dominique Ficara has won all of those games, allowing only seven runs.
Kingsway is 2-0 in the Tri-County Conference Royal Division and is scheduled to clash with host Williamstown, which shared the division title with the Dragons last season, at 4 p.m. on Friday.
Freshman Audrey Weller hurled her first varsity game for Moorestown Saturday against host Holy Cross and did nicely,even though the Quakers lost, 8-2.
Weller struckout eight, walked four anmd looked poised foir the most part. In the third inning she gave up four hits and Holy Cross rallied for six runs.
"Overall it was good," Weller said about her pitching performance. "In the third I got a little shaky. But we collected ourselves and got out of the inning."
Camden Catholic's Laura Messina, one of the top pitchers in South Jersey, will have to wait to start her twofold campaign: a state championship for the team and 1,000 career strikeouts.
Messina, who has 803 Ks, was to start the season Friday against visiting Washington Township in an Olympic Conference interdivisional game. However, bad weather caused the contest to be postponed to May 14.