In the championship game of the Spartan Showdown softball tournament on Saturday, Williamstown knocked off Schalick, 11-6, in Deptford.
McKenzie Melvin homered for Williamstown and won tournament MVP honors. Carly Endres and Kristina Cagle added a home run each for the Cougars.
In the first round, Williamstown beat Washington Township, 3-1. The Braves scored two runs in the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie. Melvin hit a double for Williamstown. Morgan Fitzpatrick and Julianna Ruffino banged out doubles for the Minutemaids.
Schalick beat Deptford, 16-15, in eight innings in the first round. Schalick scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to take the lead before Deptford scored two to tie in the bottom of the inning. The Cougars scored three again in the top of the eighth, but Deptford’s two runs fell one run short. Schalick’s Alyssa Tirelli went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a homer, four runs scored and three RBIs; and Abigal Heer was 3-for-4 with two RBIs.
Sterling defeated Triton, 3-1, in the Camden County Tournament. Mallory Skelly went seven innings, allowing four hits, one walk, and one unearned run. Megan Barbara went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
Delran had 20 hits and beat Doane Academy, 13-3. The Bears scored six runs in the seventh inning to put the game away. Winning pitcher Lindsey Cramer hit a home run and Brooke Acker added a homer of her own.
Paulsboro beat Clayton, 4-1, to win the Delaney Classic championship. In the first round, Paulsboro scored two runs in the seventh inning to beat Bridgeton, 5-4, after trailing, 4-0, after the first inning. Dante Onorato hit a two-out walk-off single to right field to win it. Bridgeton’s Nelson Martinez hit a first-inning home run, his second in as many days.
Wildwood beat Bridgeton, 11-3, in a matchup of the two teams that lost in the first round. Winning pitcher Corlen Vallese went 4-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Josh Vallese went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Dom Troiano went 4-for-5 and had two RBIs.
Schalick defended its title in the Jim Kelly Tournament by routing Maple Shade, 17-1. The Cougars scored 10 runs in the seventh inning. Staus Pokrovsky hit a homer and knocked in three runs. Sam Long went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. For Maple Shade, Yariel Ingles was 3-for-3 with two doubles.
In the first round, Schalick beat Gateway, 6-3. Jarrett Pokrovsky went 3-for-4 with a double and scored a run. Long had another solid game, going 3-for-4 with a double, triple, and three RBIs.
Maple Shade’s Derek Andrada and Luke Kinnerman each drove in two runs as the Wildcats beat Gloucester, 11-4, in the first round. Kinnerman hit a double and earned the win on the mound.
Northern Burlington beat host Pennsville, 7-3, to win the Pop Bobb Tournament championship.
In the first round, the Greyhounds beat Hammonton, 6-4. Lorenzo Repack went 2-for-4 with a triple and scored two runs. Julian Lopez went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.
Pennsville beat Washington Township, 3-2, in the first round to advance to the final. Cody Durham threw a complete game to earn the win for the Eagles.
In a matchup of the two first-round losers, Hammonton beat Washington Township, 13-7. The Blue Devils scored eight runs in the sixth inning to pull ahead. Four Blue Devils hit doubles, including Stephen Restuccio, who had three RBIs. Gino Serechia had a double and two RBIs. David Humphries earned his first varsity win in relief. Colson Gonzalez hit a solo homer for the Minutemen.
New Egypt’s Connor Healy hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning to help the Warriors beat Riverside, 8-6, in a Burlington County League Freedom Division game. Anthony DeSantis added an insurance run with an RBI single. Jacob Kramer had three hits, including a double, for New Egypt. TJ Peters struck out 10 in a no-decision. Riverside’s starting pitcher Anthony Marris had three hits and two RBIs and tossed seven innings.
Haddonfield beat Collingswood, 6-5, with a run in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Panthers scored four runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game. Ryan Lynch had three RBIs for Haddonfield in its Colonial Conference Liberty Division win. Alex Margot hit a home run and had three RBIs for Collingswood.
Bishop Eustace scored nine runs in the first inning of its 18-4 win over Paul VI in Olympic Conference play. The Crusaders also scored five runs in the seventh inning. Nick Koehn homered for Bishop Eustace.
Doane Academy defeated LEAP Academy, 9-4. The Spartans scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning. Matthew Pfister hit a home run for Doane Academy.
Schalick scored 98 points to win the top division at the West Deptford Relays. Amy Chomo, Madison DuBois, Chloe Gerstenbacher, and Autumn Heaton won the distance medley relay in 13 minutes, 27.87 seconds. Schalick’s Deja Aviles won the pole vault, while Tia Furbush won the triple jump.
West Deptford scored 106 points, 40 more than the second-place team, to win the second division of the competition. Hope Siner, Madelyn Guzzetti, Grace Hoelbinger, and Sydney Mehaffey won the 4x800-meter relay. Siner, Guzzetti, Hoelbinger, and Corinne Dorsett won the distance medley in 14:02.74. Deanna Corsetti won the javelin throw for the Eagles.
Mainland collected 112 points to win the third division. Claire Pedrick, Jada Roberts, Megan Kryjer, and Madeline Corbett won the 1,600 sprint medley in 4:34.36. The Mustangs also won the 4x100 shuttle hurdle. Roberts, Emma Smith, Ki’yannah Sims-Hackney, and Ava Broux won the race in 1:11.46.
Millville won the fourth division with 143 points. Raelynne Miller won the 400 hurdles in 1:07.22 for the Thunderbolts. Zaniah Bowman and Ciera Bowman both ran on the winning 4x100 and 4x200 relays as well as the 1,600 sprint medley relay.
Oakcrest had 103 points to win the small division title at the Bridgeton Relays. The Falcons had 38 more points than the second-place team. Leonard Bustos, Mike Liberty, Jahmyr Barrow, and Kyle Hartman won the 4x800 relay in 8:27.72, 13 seconds ahead of the second-place team. Shawn Bumpass won the shot put and the discus.
Egg Harbor Township had the highest score among the large division teams with 102 points. Anthony Vazquez, Ahmad Brock, Luis Rivera-Turell, and Trey Henry won the 4x100 relay, edging out Bridgeton by 0.33 seconds. Egg Harbor Township also won the distance medley, the 4x110 shuttle hurdles, and the 1,600 sprint medley. In the field events, Mubeen Momodu won the high jump by clearing 1.82 meters.
Ocean City shut out Cherokee in the fourth quarter of its 10-4 win. Anthony Inserra scored four goals to lead all scorers. He also had two assists. Trent Laveson had a hat trick for Ocean City.