COLONIA, NJ – The Johnson Crusaders varsity softball team overpowered their opponents as they glided to a victory in the “Colonia Believe’s Classic” Tournament, held in honor of former Rutgers player Eric LeGrand, on Saturday morning. The girls improved to 6-0 in the 2015 season.
They defeated the Iselin Kennedy Mustangs by a score of 15-3 to take their first game of the tournament.
In this game, senior Stephanie Donah went 3-4, with 3 RBIs, while senior Lauren Margel went 3-3 and drove in two runs. Senior Kristen Meagher had a great game at the plate, going 2-5 with two RBIs and a triple.
Sophomore Gianna Randazza went 2-2 and drove in two runs. Junior pitcher Stephanie Visconti dominated on the mound in this game for Johnson, pitching a complete game, recording seven strikeouts, and allowing three runs on eight hits, and issuing three walks. At the plate, she went 4-5 with two doubles and drove in one run.
After taking a 5-2 lead through two innings of play, the Crusaders overwhelmed the Mustangs, scoring ten more runs to put the game out of reach in this part of the tournament.
The second game of the tournament featured the Crusaders up against the Woodbridge Barrons, and Johnson won the tournament with an overwhelming 13-0 victory Saturday afternoon.
This is the second straight year the Johnson Crusaders varsity softball team won this Colonia Tourmanent.
At the plate, Johnson senior Lauren Margel went 2-3 and drove in three runs, while junior Stephanie Visconti went 2-3 and collected three RBIs.
Sophomore Shannon Brogan and junior Gabby Zatko also recorded two hits apiece for the Crusaders.
Sophomore pitcher Gianna Randazza dominated on the mound, pitching a complete game, striking out 13 batters, and only giving up two hits.
The game was called after the fifth inning due to the ten-run mercy rule, as the Crusaders were winning 13-0.
The Johnson Crusaders (6-0) play their next game at Union Catholic this afternoon at 4 p.m.
The Iselin Kennedy High School Mustangs (3-3) played Monday on the road against South Brunswick High School.
The Woodbridge Barrons (2-5) will play their next game on the road at Perth Amboy High School Friday afternoon at 4 p.m.