CLARK, N.J.- The Johnson Crusaders trailed 5-3 early on in Tuesday's game, but responded with a 10-run bottom of the second inning for a commanding victory over Roselle Park High School in Clark. The final score was 17-7.
Johnson senior Stephanie Visconti pitched a complete game, walking four batters and striking out two.
Johnson junior Gianna Randazza achieved the milestone of 100 career hits with a single in the bottom of the first inning. She went 3-for-3 at the plate with one RBI in the win.
Visconti and Johnson sophomore Sydney Tropeano each had two hits and drove in four RBIs apiece. Both of Visconti’s hits were doubles.
Johnson freshman Victoria Zatko went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.
For Roselle Park, sophomore Marissa Gilic went 3-for-3 and scored two runs, while Melisa Gjokaj, Erin Kennedy, and Paige Junior all drove in one run each in the loss.
The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule, with Johnson winning 17-7, at that point.
The Johnson Crusaders (4-0) head out on the road to Westfield High School on Thursday, April 7 at 4:00 p.m.
The Roselle Park Panthers (0-1) host Elizabeth High School Thursday afternoon, April 7 at 4:00 p.m.