Northfield won the Section 4 11-12-year-old softball championship with a 14-2 victory over Harrison Township in seven innings Monday at Cherry Hill Atlantic Little League field. It was Northfield's first Section 4 title in 11-12 softball.
Northfield scored 12 runs in the top of the seventh after Harrison Township scored twice to tie it at 2-2 in the sixth to force extra innings.
Mackenzie Brennan led Northfield with four hits, including a double and a triple, and four RBIs. Amanda Kinkler added two hits and two RBIs, while Shannon Bennett and Bailey Arena each had two hits and two runs. Winning pitcher Gillian McCarthy went the distance and allowed four hits, while striking out eight and walking two.
Northfield advances to the state final four at Holbrook Little League in Jackson. The tournament starts Friday as Northfield meets Little Ferry/South Hackensack in the first game.
District 16 Junior League baseball
Hammonton 13, Lower Cape May 9: Hammonton erased an eight-run deficit to win the Junior League Baseball Championship and will play District 13 winner Cherry Hill Atlantic in the opening game of the Section 4 Tournament on Sunday.
Hammonton's Mike Zingrone led the charge with three RBIs and Casey Scharrf added two hits and drove in two runs. Malachi Winters was 2-for-3 with a double. Vinny Piccari reached base for the ninth time in 10 at-bats.
Lower Cape May took an 8-0 lead with six hits in the top of the second inning. Ian Alexander and Austin Harris led the way with two hits apiece, and Kevin Roach doubled.
District 3 10-11 baseball
Elmer 14, South Vineland 2
Millville Amer 12, East Vineland 5
Big League baseball
Cumberland Area 4, Freehold Township 2
District 16 13-14 junior softball (from Monday)
Absecon 20, Lower Cape May 7: Julia Rifici had three hits and scored four runs, while Justine Daly, Christine Conaghy and winning pitcher Kelsey Wittland each had two hits. Aggie Potiris had a hit and three walks, and scored four times.
Absecon plays Upper Township at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Upper Township.