WARREN, NJ - Erin Bean hit a game winning RBI double to score Meri Hurley in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Watchung Hills softball team over Bridgewater- Raritan in the quarterfinal round of the North Jersey Section 2, Group 4 Tournament on Wednesday, 2-1.
Watchung Hills will face J.P. Stevens in the semifinal round on Thursday.
“Congratulations to Coach Picaro, his staff, and all of our Lady Warrior softball players on their thrilling walkoff victory today in state tournament action,” said WHRHS Director of Athletics Chris Van Vliet. “The team will head to JP Stevens on Thursday in the sectional semifinal round. Go Warriors! “
Robin McCabe allowed just four hits with two walks and 11 strikeouts on the mound for Watchung Hills.
On offense, Bean went 2-for-4 with two RBI,Lauren Chapleski went 2-for-3 with a run, Hurley went 1-for-3, and Dani LaCanna went 1-for-3 for Watchung Hills.
Samantha Mazzagatti allowed six for Bridgewater-Raritan.