May 11, 2014 at 9:01 AM
LINDEN, NJ - Gov. Livingston JV Softball team defeated Cranford in the final of the JV UCT, 12-4.
Coach Richard Ortega wanted the girls to go out, play and have fun. "There is only a short amount of time to play, go out and have fun," said Ortega, who is in his first year coaching at GL. "Don't be nervous and play the way you know how to play."
Kate Reese started on the mound for the Lady Highanders and pitched through five innings. Christine Pacheco relieved to change it up and give Cranford something new to see said Ortega.
The Lady Highlanders worked a wide 9-1 lead through the first five innings. Keeping the excitement going for the final, both teams rallied with two outs to add three runs to their tally.
Gov. Livingston had lost to Cranford earlier in the season. "We had some freshman in the line up this time around and it really helped. They played well, I'm very happy," said Ortega.