Washington Township edges Bishop Eustace in baseball

Washington Township fashioned a three-run rally in the seventh inning, capped by Matt Long's game-winning single, as the Minutemen walked off with an 8-7 Olympic Conference baseball victory over visiting Bishop Eustace on Monday.

Eustace took a 7-4 lead with a seven-run fourth inning, setting up Township's comeback. Bases-loaded walks to Shane Hughes and Vinnie Nocella tied the game in the bottom of the seventh, and Long singled down the right-field line to score Hughes with the winning run.

Also in the Olympic, Eastern jolted visiting Cherry Hill West, 15-1, with Steve Priolo's three-hit pitching and Mike Marchitto's two RBIs.

Tri-County. Clearview won an opening-week battle of Royal Division contenders, 3-2, over visiting Delsea as junior righthander Dave Young retired the last 14 Crusaders he faced. Young also lofted a sacrifice fly that scored Nick DeFrank with the winning run.

Nationally ranked Gloucester Catholic opened its season with a 20-0 blitz of host Penns Grove in which Steve Mondile won his first varsity pitching start, and Brett Tenuto and Rob Alessandrine had four RBIs each.

Colonial. Collingswood edged visiting Haddonfield, 10-9, when freshman Lucas Rollins drove in the deciding run in the sixth inning.

Josh McShane hit a three-run home run to right-center as part of a 3-for-4, three-RBI performance that boosted Audubon past visiting Gateway, 12-10.

Burlington County. Burlington Township freshman Isiah Hall (five RBIs) hit a three-run homer in his first high school at-bat, igniting an 18-0 shutout at Medford Tech.

 

Softball

Jessica Hughes drove in two runs in the top of the eighth inning to break up a scoreless deadlock and make Washington Township a 2-0 winner at Bishop Eustace in the Olympic Conference.

Sisters Megan and Melissa Parker each homered to account for five of Eastern's runs in an 8-2 win over visiting Cherry Hill West. Megan Parker hit a three-run homer and Melissa added a two-run shot in support of Steph Vuono's eight-strikeout pitching.

Tri-County. New coach Jennifer Hildebrand earned her first win, guiding Woodstown past host Deptford, 8-6, with Abigail Morrissey's game-winning RBI.

Winning pitcher Kelsey Dominik (11 strikeouts) helped herself by hitting a game-ending three-run homer in the 11th inning as Kingsway outlasted visiting Cumberland, 4-1.

Williamstown's Tiarra Sanabria struck out 11 Highland hitters in throwing the host Braves' 10-0 five-inning no-hitter. Ashley Mitchell singled and homered for five RBIs.

Delsea's 11-2 triumph over visiting Clearview featured three hits each by Amelia Voluntad (three RBIs) and Julia Voluntad (three runs), and Jayme Zeilman's two hits and three RBIs.

Colonial. Haddonfield's Kat Senopoulos went 3 for 5 with three RBIs, including a seventh-inning single that drove in her sister, R. P., with the game-ending run for a 7-6 win over visiting Collingswood.

Cape-Atlantic. Atlantic City's 7-0 win at Mainland was a two-hit shutout with nine strikeouts by Maddie Taggart.

 

Lacrosse

Kyle McLaughlin's third goal of the game was scored with 7 minutes, 55 seconds left to give Kingsway a 10-8 lead as the Dragons held on for a 10-9 Olympic Conference thriller at Lenape.

McLaughlin also had three assists, and the Indians' Reed Hoffman posted three goals and three assists.

Girls. Bishop Eustace's season opener was a 14-2 Olympic Conference win over visiting Bishop Eustace as Kristen Kelbon and Kylie Primeau scored three goals apiece.

Joan Logan scored four goals, and Krista Leili-Marrazzo added two goals and three assists for Northern Burlington in a 12-11 Burlington County League win over visiting Cinnaminson.

Maple Shade rallied from an 8-4 halftime deficit and beat visiting Delran, 17-12, fueled by four goals each by Marykate Wilson and Nicole Rohm.

Cait Covella's seventh goal of the game was scored with 14 seconds remaining in the second overtime, making Our Lady of Mercy a 13-12 Cape-Atlantic League winner over visiting Mainland.

 

Boys' Tennis

After going winless in 17 matches a year ago, Audubon started its season with a 3-2 Colonial Conference triumph over visiting Paulsboro as Jeffrey Proko and Ryan Whalen provided a key 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 win at first doubles.