Softball roundup: Pinelands Regional wins playoff opener
Breanna Wilson hit a three-run double in the fifth inning to help host Pinelands Regional High School beat Oakcrest 6-2 in a South Jersey Group III first-round softball playoff game Monday.
Pinelands, which is ranked 10th in The Press Elite 11, is seeded fourth in the playoffs. Wilson had two walks and four RBIs.
Teammate Kurstin Binshed-ler was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Wildcats pitcher Emma Neuweiler allowed six hits, struck out seven and walked two.
Oakcrest's Devin Francz went 2-for-2 with a double, a walk and two RBIs.
Pinelands will host the winner between fifth-seeded Burlington Town-ship and No. 12 Seneca on Thursday in a Group III second-round game.
Oakcrest 002 000 0-2 6 1
Pinelands Regional 100 140 x-6 9 1
2B-Francz O. Wilson, Waldron P.
WP-Neuweiler 7k 2w (11-3). LP-Leipe 2k.
Records-Oakcrest 9-10; Pinelands 21-6.
S.J. Group II
(5) Woodstown 9,
(12) Barnegat 1
Holly Walker tripled and scored Barnegat's lone run.
Megan McCurdy and Angelina Welch each had two hits for Woodstown.
Barnegat 000 001 0-1 7 7
Woodstown 302 022 0-9 7 1
2B-Cabo W. 3B-Walker B.
WP-Bromell 7k. LP-Gambuti 2k.
Records-Barnegat 10-15; Woodstown 12-13.
St. Joseph 9, Holy Spirit 0
St. Joseph clinched the CAL American Conference Division II title, improving to 7-0 in the division and 11-0 in the conference.
Carly Testa went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for St Joe. Jess Bergbauer went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Brooke Hallett had two hits for Holy Spirit.
St. Joseph 210 060 0-9 10 1
Holy Spirit 000 000 0-0 3 4
2B-Dandrea, Owsley SJ.
WP-Dandrea 7k. LP-Applegate 3k.
Records-St. Joe 17-3; Holy Spirit 2-13.
Ocean City 12,
Lower Cape May Regional 4
Ocean City's Malia Hindle was 2-for-2 with a two-run homer in the third inning.
Hindle also drove in three runs and scored two. Arianna Segich went 3-for-5 with three runs.
Lower's Ariel Magee was 3-for-4 with two doubles.
Lower Cape May Regional 100 012 0-4 8 0
Ocean City 203 610 x-12 14 3
2B-Magee (2), Dougherty, Cornell LCM. Graham, Holt OC. 3B-. HR-Hindle OC.
WP-Holt 8k (6-11). LP-Poullott 2k.
Records-LCM 6-14; O.C. 6-12.
No. 9 Buena Regional 11,
Buena's Stephanie Walsh was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, and Natalie Giannascoli went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.
Becca Collins was 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI for the visiting Chiefs, who are ranked ninth in The Press Elite 11. Winning pitcher Sam Fiocchi went five innings and gave up five hits.
Vineland's Bridget Garvey was 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs.
Buena Regional 500 120 3-11 10 1
Vineland 101 000 0-2 6 1
2B-Walsh B. Garvey (2) V.
WP-Fiocchi 6k (10-2). LP-Murray 1k.
Records-Vineland 12-6, Buena 21-4.
Our Lady of Mercy
Academy 4, Bridgeton 2
Autumn Brown and Jenna Montana each had two hits for Bridgeton.
Giana Vozzi had an RBI double for OLMA.
Bridgeton 000 002 0-2 5 4
OLMA 200 020 0-4 3 2
2B-Montana B; Vozzi OLMA.
WP-Vozzi 9k. LP-Montana 8k.
Records-Bridgeton 10-9; OLMA 5-10.
Gloucester City 8,
Wildwood fell to 2-18.
Gloucester City 700 001 0-8 11 0
Wildwood 000 000 0-0 3 2
No. 4 Sacred Heart 5,
Kingsway Regional 2
Samantha Caterina went 3-for-4 with a double for host Sacred Heart, which is ranked fourth in the Elite 11.
Danielle Lugo was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI for the Lions. Winning pitcher Rosie LaGrotta struck out three and walked none.
Isabella Bradian had two hits for Kingsway.
Kingsway Regional 100 000 1-2 10 5
Sacred Heart 202 001 x-5 9 3
WP-LaGrotta 3k (19-2). LP-Pila-Gibson 3k (14-6).
Records-Kingsway 14-8, S.H. 25-3.