Morgan DiVello's sixth inning grand slam helped the Hammonton High School softball team defeat Kingsway Regional 7-6 in a South Jersey Group III semifinal game Tuesday.

The No. 2 seed Blue Devils trailed 5-2 before DiVello hit a two-out pitch to center field with the bases loaded. She also tripled, scored twice and had five RBIs.

Also for Hammonton, Heather Visco was 2-for-4, scored three runs and had a stolen base.

For Kingsway, the third seed, Tori Danner was 2-for-3, including a two-run home run, and had three RBIs.

Hammonton will play at top-seeded GCIT for the S.J. championship Friday.

Kingsway Regional 200 120 1-6 11 1

Hammonton 102 004 x-7 9 0

3B-DiVello H. HR-Danner KR; DiVello H.

WP-Hellyer (13-4) 1k, 1w. LP-Hilt 4k, 1w.

(1) GCIT 2, (4) Pinelands Regional 0

Michele Civile hit a game-ending two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning for Gloucester County Institute of Technology in a S.J. Group III semifinal.

Erynn Sobieski tossed a four-hitter to beat the Wildcats, who are ranked 10th in The Press Elite 11.

Pinelands Regional 000 000 0-0 4 1

GCIT 000 000 2-2 6 1

HR-Civile GCIT.

WP-Sobieski. LP-Neuweiler.

Records-Pinelands 24-7; GCIT 19-5.

S.J. Non-Public B

(3) Sacred Heart 5, (6) Cardinal McCarrick 0

Rosie LaGrotta pitched a three-hit shutout and hit a two-out, two-run single in the fourth inning to break a scoreless tie and send the Lions to victory in the quarterfinal game.

Sam Caterina hit a two-run double in the sixth inning for Sacred Heart.

The Lions, the third seed and No. 3 in the Elite 11, advance to the sectional semifinals. Sacred Heart will face the winner of today's game between No. 2 Mater Dei and No. 7 St. Rose.

Cardinal McCarrick 000 000 0-0 3 3

Sacred Heart 000 212 x-5 6 1

2B-Caterina, Dwyer SH.

WP-LaGrotta (20-2) 8k, 3w. LP-Riley (10-8) 3k, 5w.

Records-Cardinal McCarrick 10-10; Sacred Heart 27-3.

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