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 softball 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.

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Winning pitcher Lacey Abrego struck out 10. Fanelli struck out five for the Panthers.

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St. Joseph 000 001 00—1 3 4

2B—Abrego M.

WP—Lacey Abrego 10K. LP—Gabby Fanelli 5K.

Records—Middle 2-6, St. Joseph 2-6.

Holy Spirit 9, Oakcrest 8

Maggie Wilkinson was 4 for 4 with three doubles to lead the Spartans.

Kamryn Englert went 2 for 3, including a double. Emily Magee had two doubles and was the winning pitcher. She struck out eight.

Oakcrest’s Nikki Emper and Sarah Brosman were both 3 for 4. Aryel Arroyo struck out three.

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2B—Wilkinson (3), Magee (2), Englert, Kiker, Rifici HS; Brosman, Gross O. 3B—Emper O.

WP—Magee 8K. LP—Arroyo 3K.

Records—N/A.

SHORE CONFERENCE

No. 4 Pinelands Reg. 5, Manchester Township 2

Pineland’s Jessie Rising pitched a complete game, striking out 12 and allowing just two hits.

Rising was also 3 for 4 and drove in a run for the Wildcats, who are ranked No. 4 in The Press Elite 11. Nicole Burke homered, and Nicole Ramirez had an RBI single.

Kassandra Kopanyi scored Manchester’s run.

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Manchester 000 020 0—2 2 2

3B—Dancisin P. HR—Burke P.

WP—Rising 12K. LP—Dries 3K.

Records—Pinelands 5-2, Manchester 3-4.

NONLEAGUE

Canfield (Ohio) 5, Ocean City 1

Alex Vitola went 2 for 3, and Angel McDowell had an RBI single for Ocean City in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Canfield 020 300 0—5 8 1

Ocean City 000 100 x—1 4 1

WP—N/A. LP—Vitola (0-1).

Records—Ocean City 5-4.

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