South Plainfield Tops Bishop Ahr in Softball

Credits: Stasey Pace
Credits: Stasey Pace
Credits: Stasey Pace
Credits: Stasey Pace

EDISON, NJ – The South Plainfield Lady Tigers scored three runs in the top half of the 1st inning, and that turned out to be all of the offense in the game as South Plainfield went on to defeat Division rival Bishop Ahr, 3-0. The victory improves South Plainfield’s record to 13-0 on the season, and drops a very strong Bishop Ahr team to 7-4 on the season.

“I think whoever scored first was likely to win today,” said South Plainfield Head Coach Donald Panzarella. “Both teams had scoring opportunities throughout the game, but couldn’t cash in.”

South Plainfield’s Kat Vill threw all seven inning for the complete game shutout victory.  Vill scattered five hits over seven innings while striking out two Bishop Ahr batters. “Confidence was the key to our success today,” said Vill.

Sign Up for E-News

Vill was right. The Tigers showed a lot of confidence and poise throughout the game. The Trojans had two runners on base for the first three innings of the game, and could not score.  In the 7th inning Bishop Ahr put their first two batters on base, but once again failed to score. The key play of the inning and possibly the game, was South Plainfield centerfielder Caity Hughes throwing out Brandi Carrion at home plate for the second out of the inning. Carrion tried bowling over Tigers catcher Camryn Schaeffer at home plate, but to no avail.

“I kind of saw it coming,” said Schaeffer. “Caity made the perfect throw, and I knew I needed to just catch it and hold on.”

Schaeffer held on and so did the Tigers. South Plainfield was locked in their first tight pitcher’s duel of the season with both Vill and Bishop Ahr’s Christine LaRochelle throwing seven solid innings.

“Kat struggled just a little in the beginning, but she really settled down and that was important in order for us to win, said Panzarella.”

Winning appears to be the thing the 2015 South Plainfield Lady Tigers know how to do best.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events

Thu, February 22, 12:00 PM

American Legion, South Plainfield

Boy Scout Troop 207 Spaghetti Dinner

Food & Drink

Fri, February 23

Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains

Raffle for 4 tickets to "Frozen" on Broadway

Arts & Entertainment

East Brunswick Rabbi Charged with Engaging in Prostitution with a Child

February 19, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Aryeh Goodman, 35, the rabbi from the  East Brunswick Chabad Learning Center has been charged with one count of engaging in prostitution with a child and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.  He was one of thirty men charged with having sex with the teenager over a four-week period.

According to the New Jersey Jewish News, Goodman ...

New Brunswick Prisoner Reentry Site to Open Tuesday

February 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Former Gov. Jim McGreevey, who has made prisoner reentry programs his major focus, will be on hand Tuesday to open a new site on Livingston Avenue. 

McGreevey runs the New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC), a nonprofit agency serving court-involved individuals. The opening is set for 11 a.m. at  57 Livingston Avenue, Unit 3, New Brunswick, N.J.

All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Breakfast Supporting Edison Boy Scouts Troop 12

February 21, 2018

Edison Boy Scouts Troop 12 is hosting its annual All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Breakfast at the Edison Elks Lodge #2487 (375 Old Post Road, Edison) from 8 AM to 12 PM on Sunday, March 4th. Tickets are $7 and are available at the Elks door Sunday morning. You can also purchase tickets online for $8 or make a donation at

The event — featuring pancakes, sausage, ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...