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Gov. Livingston Softball Powers Past Kent Place in UCT, 20-2

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Gov. Livingston advances in UCT by defeating Kent Place 20-2 on Saturday. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Gov. Livingston advances in UCT by defeating Kent Place 20-2 on Saturday. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Alanna Namit threw for four innings allowing 2 runs on four hits with 6 strike outs in the 20-2 victory. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Credits: Bobbie Peer
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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The calendar may say April, but on a chilly Saturday morning it was the hot bats of the Gov. Livingston softball team (9-2) that helped the Lady Highlanders storm to a lopsided 20-2 win over Kent Place School at home to advance to the next round of the Union County Tournament.

GL's  Stephanie Bade powered the Lady Highlanders' offense machine,  racking up 5 RBIs, opening with a  home run followed by two  hits --  solid base running along with Kent Place errors enabled the quick lead.

GL never looked back after their explosive second inning when they jumped out to an 18-2 lead. The Lady Highlanders’ offensive outburst was sparked by the likes of  Alanna Namit (4 RBIs, 3 runs scored), Stephanie Bade (1 home run, 5 RBIs, 2 runs scored), Alex Foley (3 RBIs, 4 runs scored), Catherine Patterson (3 RBIs, 1 runs scored), Jamie Belfer (1 RBI, 3 runs scored), Hayley Berliner (1 RBI, 1 run scored), Nicole Trezza (2 runs scored), Katie Debbie (2 runs scored) and Karly Deland (2 runs scored). 

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By the middle of the fourth inning, trailing 20-2, Kent Place called the game.

Namit pitched four innings allowing two runs on four hits and striking out six in the victory.

While the last three wins have resulted in lopsided wins for GL, defeating Summit 10-0 and New Providence 16-0, the Lady Highlanders continue to look to improve each time they step on the field.

"We have to work hard in practice and stay within ourselves and not take anything for granted," said senior Stephanie Bade. "They [Coach Roof and Petruzzelli] teach us during the game -- outside of practices." 

"You have to still focus on certain things and try and get better," said Coach Mike Roof.  "We are trying to fix the little things -- we are taking care of our business in terms with who we should be beating. We have Westfield, Watchung Hills and Bridgewater on the horizon-- that's only going to help us."  

GL will face Scotch Plains/Fanwood in the next round of the UCT on Friday, May 1 at Flanagan Field in Linden at 7:30 p.m.

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