Cassidy Gallagher singled in Samantha Grassi with the winning run as Middle Township High School defeated St. Joseph 2-1 in eight innings in a Cape-Atlantic League game Thursday.
Gallagher's hit came with the bases loaded.
Middle took a 1-0 lead in the second inning with the help of Grassi, who was 2 for 3 and scored twice in the game. St. Joseph answered in the sixth with Gianna Morganti scoring the tying run on Gabby Fanelli's sacrifice fly.
Winning pitcher Lacey Abrego struck out 10. Fanelli struck out five for the Panthers.
Middle;010 000 01—2 5 0
St. Joseph;000 001 00—1 3 4
WP—Lacey Abrego 10K. LP—Gabby Fanelli 5K.
Records—Middle 2-6, St. Joseph 2-6.