Brielle Reighn secured her spot in Triton softball lore on Saturday, pitching 25 innings in posting four wins to lead the host Mustangs to the Coaches for Cancer championship.
Reighn cemented her tournament Most Valuable Player award by tossing a one-hit shutout and batting 3 for 4 with four 4 RBIs, as Triton toppled Sacred Heart, 10-0, in the title game.
Sacred Heart's lone hit came on a first-inning single by Rachel Gavigan. Gavigan, the Lions' junior third baseman, went 5 for 7 in making the all-tournament team and now has 101 hits in her career.
But the day belonged to Reighn, a junior righthander, who carried the Mustangs (13-4) back from the brink of elimination.
After getting relegated to the losers bracket with a 6-1 setback against GCIT on Friday, Triton rebounded on Saturday morning to defeat Paul VI, 3-1. The Mustangs then escaped with a 1-0 victory over Audubon, and avenged its first-round defeat by dispatching GCIT, 6-1.
Sacred Heart (14-4), which won its lone game on Friday, used a late rally to edge GCIT, 8-6, on Saturday morning and then eliminated Audubon, 6-1, to qualify for the title game.
Burlington County Tournament. Heather Porrini pitched a one-hitter and helped herself by belting a two-run homer in the fifth inning of Cinnaminson's 7-1 win at Maple Shade.
The Pirates made the most of their five hits, including a pair of singles by Liana Newton. Caitlyn Szymczak had the Wildcats' lone hit - a double.
Tri-County. Allison Parris guided Salem to a doubleheader sweep of host Wildwood, pitching the Rams to an 8-2 win in the first game and going 2 for 3 with two runs scored in the 11-1 romp in the nightcap.
In the opener, Parris singled and doubled in a seven-run fourth-inning outburst.
Nonleague. Jen Varallo drove in a first-inning run with a fielder's choice grounder and scored in the fourth on Danielle Frasca's squeeze bunt, allowing Camden Catholic to scratch out a 2-0 victory at Neshaminy.
Laura Messina struck out 13 and worked out of jams in the fourth and sixth innings in pitching a four-hit shutout. The Irish managed just two hits off losing pitcher Sarah McGowan.
Trish Brown poured in eight goals and Alex Hlesciak added six as Rancocas Valley upended host Ocean City, 20-9.
Collingswood, led by Jenna Morrison's seven goals and one assist, stormed out to a 9-1 first-half lead in rolling to a 17-2 win at Moorestown Friends.
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