Softball roundup: Pinelands' Naomi Stas shuts out Central
Pinelands Regional High School's Naomi Stas pitched a two-hitter and added an RBI single as the host Wildcats softball team beat Central Regional 3-0 Thursday in a game for first place in Shore Conference B South.
Stas struck out nine and walked one.
Pinelands is 13-4 overall and 10-1 in B South. Central is 10-4 overall and 9-3 in the division.
The Wildcats scored three runs in the third inning as Breanna Wilson doubled home Shannon Herron, Stephanie Healy doubled in Wilson to make it 2-0, and Stas singled in Healy.
Central pitcher Stephanie Pepper struck out 10.
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WP-Stas (6-1) 9k. LP-Pepper (10-4) 10k.
Records-Central 10-4; Pinelands 13-4.
Barnegat 10, Pt. Pleasant Boro. 0, 6 innings
Barnegat's Kerry Butler was 3-for-4 with a three-run triple in the second inning, and four RBIs. Barnegat pitcher Emily Gambuti went five innings, struck out seven and allowed one hit.
Gambuti also was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs. The game ended in the sixth inning on the 10-run rule.
Teammate Kelsey Ritner was 2-for-3 with a solo homer, the first home run of her career, and two RBIs.
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WP-Gambuti 7k (7-10). LP-Dayton 2k.
Records-PPB 2-12, Barnegat 7-10.
Lacey Township 8, Southern Regional 4
Amanda Santoro went 3-for-3 with a double for Lacey, and teammate Emily Dezendorf was 3-for-4 with four RBIs.
Southern's Morgan Ferraro was 3-for-3.
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WP-Wallizer 2k. LP-Hewitt 3k.
Records-Southern 2-13; Lacey 6-9.
Atlantic City 10, Absegami 8
Atlantic City's Cassidy Shea pitched three innings of relief to get the win, and at the plate was 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Teammate Serria Jordan went 2-for-2 with a double, two walks and three runs. Jordan Wiesen had a triple for the Vikings.
For visiting Absegami, Julia and Sara Pietropola each doubled.
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2B-J. Pietropola, S. Pietropola AB. Jordan AC. 3B-Wiesen AC.
WP-Shea 1k (1-0). LP-Guy 2k.
Records-Absegami 0-12; AC 7-6.
Buena Regional 31, Pleasantville 0
Buena's Sam Fiocchi pitched a one-hitter in the four-inning game, with seven strikeouts and no walks. At the plate Fiocchi had four hits, including a double. Beth Walsh hit a three-run homer for the visiting Chiefs, while Natalie Giannascoli added a triple and a single, and Carly Linus doubled.
Pleasantville's Andrea Rogers singled in the fourth inning.
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WP-Fiocchi (7-1) 7k. LP-Atkins 2k.
Records-Buena 13-3; Pleasantville 0-11.
Middle Township 10, Cape May Tech 0, 5 innings
Victoria Raffaele was 2-for-2 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs for Middle Township. Tori Sittineri was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored. Anna Gimeno went 2-for-2 with a double and two runs scored for the Panthers.
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WP-Sittineri 3k. LP-Gehring 2k.
Records-CMT 2-6; Middle 7-7.
No. 7 Sacred Heart 19, Atlantic County Institute of Technology 0, 4 innings
Sacred Heart's Rosie LaGrotta pitched a four-inning perfect game, with six strikeouts. The visiting Lions, ranked seventh in The Press Elite 11, collected 16 hits. Lauren Dwyer and Gabby Castellini each had two doubles, and teammates Danielle Lugo and Samantha Caterina both added a double and a single.
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2B-Dwyer (2), Castellini (2), Lugo, Caterina SH.
WP-LaGrotta 6k. LP-Ritchie 0k (1-2).
Records-ACIT 5-9; Sacred Heart 12-1.
No. 6 Hammonton 11, Holy Spirit 0, 6 innings
Heather Visco was 2-for-4, scored two runs and had three stolen bases for Hammonton, ranked sixth in The Press Elite 11.
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WP-Heilson 5k. LP-Lanfranchi.
Records-Hammonton 12-5; Holy Spirit 1-7.
Millville 1, Mainland Regional 0
Corie Collins went 3-for-3 and scored the winning run for Millville. Lauren Tobolski was 3-for-4 with a double for the Thunderbolts.
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WP-Gorgo 6k. LP-Roberts 2k.
Records-Millville 10-5; Mainland 5-7.
Cedar Creek 8, Wildwood Catholic 4
Cedar Creek's Samantha Errera went 2-for-3 with three runs, and teammate Angela Hood had a double, a single, a run and an RBI. Winning pitcher Cheyenne Meyer allowed five hits, struck out 10 and walked five.
Losing pitcher Jackie DeLong was 1-for-1 at the plate with three walks, two runs and two stolen bases.
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Cedar Creek 022 220 x-8 10 3
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WP-Meyer 10k (9-4). LP-DeLong 6k (7-6).
Records-WWC 7-6; CC 9-5.
St. Joseph 7, Oakcrest 0
Alivia Kerr went 2-for-3 and had two RBIs for St. Joseph. Mikaela Power was 2-for-3, scored a run and had one RBI.
Emily Brown went 2-for-3 for Oakcrest.
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WP-Sirolli (3-1) 5k. LP-Liepe 3k.
Records-Oakcrest 5-8; St. Joseph 12-3.
Bridgeton 6, Ocean City 5
Bridgeton's Khyasia Floyd doubled, tripled and drove in two runs. Jenna Montana scored a run and had two RBIs.
Brianna Graham and Sam Sliester each went 2-for-4 with an RBI for Ocean City.
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WP-Montana 5k. LP-Holt 4k.
Records-OC 4-8; Bridgeton 5-6.
Cumberland Regional 10, Glassboro 0
Jodi Cook went 4-for-4 with four runs scored and two RBIs for Cumberland. Lindsey Gaines had three hits and four RBIs. Katelyn McCormick went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored for the Colts.
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Atlantic Christian 20, Cumberland Christian 2,
DJ Hitchner pitched a complete game and allowed just one hit and struck out four.
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WP-Hitchner 4k. LP-Santos 3k.
Records-Atlantic Christian 5-1.