North Penn's Bilotti blanks Ridley in district softball

North Penn freshman pitcher Jackie Bilotti had no trouble with playoff pressure Monday as the Maidens opened the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA softball tournament with a 5-0 no-hitter against visiting Ridley.

Bilotti had no strikeouts, walked one, and was backed by solid defense from her North Penn teammates.

Melissa Fasick went 3 for 3 and scored twice, and Jess Mower and Erin Maher added two hits each as part of the Maidens' 10-hit offense.

In other first-round action, Upper Darby scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game and three more in the eighth to pull out a 7-6 thriller over visiting Owen J. Roberts. Amy Jackson singled in the tying run in the eighth and scored the winning run on a hit by pitcher Savannah Nierintz.

Donna Intintolo's bases-loaded triple in the sixth inning accounted for all of Wissahickon's offense in a 3-1 win over visiting Garnet Valley. Katie Ziegler pitched a three-hitter.

Methacton blanked visiting Interboro, 3-0, as Maddy Lowery threw a two-hitter with six strikeouts and no walks. The Warriors scored three runs in the sixth on Kate Civitello's two-run single with the bases loaded and Taylor Rambo's RBI single.

Jess Hang had two hits, scored a run, and drove in another for Central Bucks East in a 4-1 victory at West Chester Henderson.

West Chester East defeated visiting Truman, 5-2, fueled by Sarah McDade's two runs batted in and Lindsay Orton's three hits.

Perkiomen Valley posted a nine-run third inning en route to a 10-0 win over visiting West Chester Rustin. Erin Hamm tossed a two-hitter, and Brenna Sermarini had two hits, two walks, two runs scored, and three RBIs.

Pa. Independent Schools. Abington Friends rolled to an 18-1 first-round win over visiting Solebury School with Jess Chromiak's three hits and four RBIs.

Episcopal Academy's Alex Viscusi fashioned a 13-0 one-hitter against visiting Academy of the New Church. Bernadette Tankle drove in three runs with two hits.

Inter-Ac. Michelle Cybularz and pitcher Maddie Saltzman had two hits each and combined for five RBIs in Springside's 10-4 win at Notre Dame.



Notre Dame's Kristen Bandos reached the 400-point plateau for her career with a four-goal game in an 11-9 win over visiting Penn Charter in the quarterfinals of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools tournament.

Three goals each by Alexandra Silvera, Taryn Gallagher, and M.C. Curran steered Episcopal Academy's balanced offense to a 15-5 victory over visiting Agnes Irwin.

Germantown Academy bumped visiting Friends' Central, 15-11, as goalie Allie Carrigan played a solid game with nine saves, and Brooke Kiley scored six goals.

Tri-County. Kimberton Waldorf's Lindsay Bolger capped a career-high nine-goal game by scoring with two seconds remaining as the visiting Cougars beat defending champion Perkiomen School, 12-11, in the league semifinals.

Barrack Hebrew eliminated visiting Del-Val Friends, 18-4. Dani Levin added three assists to a season-high eight goals, Tamara Parment scored four goals, and Barrack goalie Gracie Gottlieb made seven saves.



Kat Bezhani converted a cross from Carina Flaherty with 6 minutes, 30 seconds left for the goal that made Masterman a 2-1 winner over Washington in the Public League quarterfinals at Northeast.

Masterman goalie Katie Breiner made five saves. The teams split a pair of regular-season matchups.

Franklin Towne Charter blanked Bodine, 5-0, with two goals each by Rachel Gilborges and Stefanie Ulmer in a quarterfinal at Simon Gratz.

Kiara Paterson also had a goal, and FTC goalie Alivia Deitsch made four saves.

Midfielder Hatixhe Collaku scored two goals and Central's defense allowed just two shots at goalie Samantha Cavalli in a 3-0 win over visiting Northeast.