EAST HANOVER, NJ- Hanover Park Girls Softball defeated the No.5 ranked team in NJ.com’s top 20, MSDA, on Thursday May 11th in Caldwell.
Hanover Park scored first on a RBI single by senior Maddie McLaughlin in the second inning, but MSDA quickly took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second. Hanover Park ladies regained the lead by scoring three times in the sixth as Amy Petrovich singled in the tying run and Nicole Miller followed with a two-run hit to give the Hornets a 4-2 lead. Jessica Miller earned the win, giving up only three runs while allowing 11 hits. With the win, Hanover Park improves its record to 15-2.
In other games last week Hanover Park beat Villa Walsh 10-3 and Roselle 5-0 to run their winning streak to five games. Nicole Miller drove in four runs in the win over Villa Walsh and senior Amanda Bermel scored three times and had two stolen bases. Bermel and Petrovich each had two RBIs in the win over Roselle and Jessica Miller pitched a shutout with six strikeouts. She also had a pair of doubles. Senior first basemen, Maddie McLaughlin, had two hits and scored twice.
Hanover Park Baseball beat Parsippany on May 12th 2-1 to win the NJAC-Liberty conference in a game played in Parsippany.
The home team took a 1-0 lead in the second, but a RBI double by Brendan Sardo and an infield single by senior shortstop, Mike Christadore, gave Hanover Park a 2-1 lead in the fourth. Senior pitcher Joey Jandoli limited Parsippany to four hits over seven innings to earn the win.
The Hornets also beat Butler 4-0 and Dover 7-0 last week and dropped an 8-5 decision to West Essex. Bailey Dominguez, Donato Casolaro and Jandoli combined to hold Butler to three hits. Seniors Jake Berger and Christadore each had a RBI and Derek Saul scored two runs. Casolaro recorded the win over Dover allowing one hit with seven K's over five inning. Five H.P. players Berger, Christadore, Casolaro, Dominguez and Frank Caruso each had two hits to lead the Hornets offense to the 7-0 victory. Casolaro had a Home Run in the loss to West Essex and Christadore and Tyler Scaff had two hits each. The season record stands at 14-5 and a conference record of 8-0.
Park boys Lacrosse went 2-1 with wins over Passaic Valley and Morris Catholic by the same score of 16-10 and a loss to North Warren 13-9. Jake Crane scored seven goals including his 100th career goal in the victory over Passaic Valley.