Softball roundup: Southern Regional pounds Long Branch for second win
The Southern Regional High School softball team won its second game of the season 16-1 over Long Branch in four innings in a Shore Conference game Saturday.
Southern's Tianna Santiago went 2-for-4 with a triple, three runs and three RBIs. Also for the visiting Rams, Tori Fife was 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs, and Bailey Doyle was 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. Winning pitcher Jessica Hewitt struck out nine.
Southern Regional 439 0-16 11 1
Long Branch 000 1-1 4 2
2B-Peirson, Fife, Caiazzo S. 3B-Santiago S.
WP-Hewitt 9k (2-11). LP-Hatfield 1k.
Manalapan 0, 5 innings
Barnegat's Amber Leary went 4-for-4, including her first varsity home run, and scored three runs. Kerry Butler also went 4-for-4 and had two RBIs.
Barnegat 821 10-12 18 0
Manalapan 000 00-0 1 0
2B-Gambuti, Ritner B. HR-Leary B.
WP-Gambuti (6-8) 2k, 1w. LP-Denza (0-1).
Records-Barnegat 6-8; Manalapan 4-9.
Freehold Township 3,
Pinelands Regional 1
Naomi Stas went 2-for-3 and drove in Pinelands Regional's only run. Breanna Wilson doubled for the Wildcats.
Pinelands Regional 001 000 0-1 4 5
Freehold Township 001 002 x-3 2 1
2B-Wilson PR; Freyre FT.
Records-Pinelands 11-4; Freehold 9-3.
No. 6 Shawnee 6,
No. 10 Vineland 4
Vineland left 12 runners stranded on base in a loss in the Hammonton Invitational Tournament semifinals. Bridgitte Garvey hit a two-run double in the sixth to cut the Fighting Clan's deficit to two runs, but the rally fell short. Lindsey Gaines had three hits for Vineland, ranked 10th in The Press Elite 11.
Shawnee's Taylor Gilligan hit a two-run home run.
Shawnee 102 003 0-6 10 0
Vineland 011 002 0-4 9 0
2B-Garvey V. 3B-Konopka S. HR-Gilligan S.
WP-unavailable. LP-Murray (8-4).
Records-Shawnee 10-6; Vineland 8-4.
Egg Harbor Township 3
EHT fell to 5-5. Further details were unavailable.
Atlantic Christian 16,
Calvary Christian 15
Tatiana Tennant hit a three-run home run for Atlantic Christian (4-1). It was her second home run in two games after hitting a grand slam on Thursday. Dakota Hitchner picked up the win with five strikeouts.
Further details were unavailable.