EAST HANOVER, N.J.- The Hanover Park Lady Hornets softball team defeated Whippany Park 11-0 in a five inning game on Wednesday May 23rd, played in Verona. With the victory #2 seed HP advances to the semi-finals round of the North Jersey Section 2 Group 2 and will play a home game vs #6 seed Verona on Friday May 25th .
Senior pitcher Jessica Miller threw four shoutout innings and sister Nicole a sophmore pitched a scoreless fifth. Jessica also had a hit, a run scored and a run batted in, while Nicole had three hits , including the game clinching double that drove in two runs. Senior 2nd baseman Amy Petrovich who has over 150 hits in her career also had three hits, a run scored and one rbi. Hanover Park led 1-0 going into the bottom of the third, but broke the game wide open by scoring seven times, highlighted by a bases loaded double from Gianna Tito. Dara DiMaiolo reached base three times and scored each time. Hanover Park's season record now stands at 22-6.