ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Christine Pacheco (3-0) pitched a complete game two- hit shutout as Gov. Livingston defeated Roselle Park 3-0, Thursday afternoon in Roselle Park. Pacheco struck out three and walked only one batter leading the 14th ranked Lady Highlanders to their 13th consecutive win.
Alyssa Lombardi, Jamie Belfer, and Nicole Trezza each had two hits as the Gov. Livingston capitalized on five Roselle Park miscues to score three unearned runs against Lady Panther ace Madison Hummel.
After scratching out a first inning run, the Lady Highlanders scored two more in the fourth inning to give Pacheco some breathing room. In the fourth, table setter Belfer (2-4,2 runs) and Lombardi(2-3) came around to score as Alanna Namit added to her team leading RBI totals. Katie Debbie (1-3) provided the game's only extra base hit when she doubled.
The Lady Highlanders will now attempt to get into their 9th consecutive Union County Tournament final when they take on the Lady Cougars of Cranford on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Flanagan Field, Linden.
Cranford defeated Gov. Livingston on April 7th when they scored two times in the bottom of the 7th inning to win the regular season game 2-1. Both teams are currently tied for first place in the UCC-Watchung division and will meet again next Tuesday in Berkeley Heights.