MIDLAND PARK, NJ -- Hasbrouck Heights 12U Travel Softball team won the Bergen County Girls’ Softball Championship on Saturday, July 27 in Midland Park, with a classic come-from-behind victory to clinch the championship title.
Hasbrouck Heights was down 7-0 after the top of the first inning. The Aviators rebounded with scored four runs in the bottom of the first, closing the gap, 7-4 after one inning of play. Hasbrouck Heights shut out Midland Park the rest of the way, and finished off the comeback with an 8-7 victory.
“The coaches are so proud of each of these girls," said manager Susan McGuire. "Every girl had a major role on this team, they played for each other and the love of the game. We became a family this summer - a bond that can’t be broken once all the equipment gets put away.”
Hasbrouck Heights finished the season 12-2-1 and had earned the 1st place seed going into Saturday’s game. Their schedule included teams from Northern Valley, Dumont, Franklin Lakes, Emerson, Westwood, Oakland, Hawthorne, Emerson, Highlands, and Mahwah.
“We are so lucky to have an amazing summer recreation travel softball program here in Hasbrouck Heights," said Hasbrouck Heights Recereation Director Rob Brady. "This team is an amazing group of talented softball players with great families who made the commitment to this team and dedicated most of their summer to traveling all over Bergen County for our games. We are a small town in comparison to the competition we faced this season, which makes winning the championship all that more special.”
Manager Susan McGuire
Coach Tim McGuire
Coach Jeff Haines
Coach Mike Davis
Coach Ronnell Kearns
Coach Brian Monchino
Anna Lisse Vasquez
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