HS Softball: Paterson Charter Falls to Hasbrouck Heights in NJSIAA Playoffs

Paterson Charter's Maxibel Garcia allowed three hit, walked four and struck out six against Hasbrouck Heights. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Hasbrouck Heights Victoriz Vizzachero's sac fly in the fifth inning scored Autumn Thorpe to score the Lady Aviators first run of the game. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Junior Autumn Thorpe scored from third on Vizzachero's sac fly. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Olivia Marinelli pitched the whole game for the Lady Aviators. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Senior Victoria Vizzachero’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth inning broke a scoreless tie, as Hasbrouck Heights defeated Paterson Charter 3-0 in the opening round of the NJSIAA Girls Softball Tournament on Monday afternoon at Hitchcock Field in Hasbrouck Heights.  

Autumn Thorpe tripled with one out in the bottom of the fifth to get the rally started.  Kimmy Halpin beat out a bunt base hit, to put runners on the corners with one out. After Halpin stole second, Paterson Charter pitcher Maxibel Garcia walked Olivia Marinelli to load the bases.  Vizzachero lifted a fly ball to left field that scored Thorpe, giving the Aviators a 1-0 lead.

Alexa Marinelli then lifted a fly ball to left field that was misplayed, allowing Halpin and Olivia Marinelli to score, and giving some insurance runs and a 3-0 lead.  

Sign Up for E-News

Olivia Marinelli shut the Lions down the rest of the way, and the Lady Aviators advanced to Wednesday’s quarterfinals against Pompton Lakes at Hitchcock Field at 4 pm. She allowed only 1 hit, Garica’s leadoff single in the seventh, while striking out nine in picking up the victory.

Garcia allowed only three hits, walking four and striking out six in suffering the defeat.  The Lions also made two errors behind her, accounting for two unearned runs.



TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events


Tue, June 26, 11:00 AM

Paterson Courthouse Plaza, Paterson

Tuesdays in the Plaza


Wed, June 27, 9:00 AM

Paterson Fire Headquarters, Paterson

Job Fair

Business & Finance Police & Fire

African Heritage Parade a Success

June 18, 2018

Dear Editor: 

I am writing this letter to publicly apologize to the African Heritage Parade Committee and its chief organizer, Ms. Ada Pugh.

I’ll explain why. Throughout the years I have been quite critical of the parade. I would often offer scaving objections to the planning, preparation, and even down to the marching itself. I have a tendency to be tough. I won’t ...

Pou Bill to Assist Saving for Higher Education Through Tax Deduction Advances

June 19, 2018

TRENTON - A bill sponsored by Senate Commerce Committee Chairwoman Nellie Pou that would assist parents saving for their children's college tuition through a gross income tax deduction passed the Senate Higher Education Committee today.

"This bill will give parents another incentive to save for their children's higher education," said Senator Pou (D-Passaic/Bergen) ...

Pascrell, Nadler, Congressional Colleagues Make Surprise Visit to ICE Detention Center to See Separated Families, Jail Conditions

ELIZABETH, NJ – This morning, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), and Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-08), Frank Pallone (D-NJ-06), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-12), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13), and Albio Sires (D-NJ-08) arrived at the ICE Detention Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey on Father’s Day morning and demanded to see the parents of families ...

Sports Betting Is Off And Running in New Jersey

June 15, 2018

OCEANPORT, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy officially ushered in sports betting in New Jersey when he made the initial wager at Monmouth Park  on June 14.

Governor Murphy, an avid soccer fan who has called ESPN’s “Sportscenter” his favorite show, placed the first bet  — $20 on Germany to win the World Cup. He also bet $20 on the N.J. Devils to ...

Senator Pou’s Statement on Hurricane Maria Evacuee Session

June 9, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Senator Nellie Pou (D-Paterson) released the following statement regarding the Hurricane Maria Evacuee session to be held on Monday, June 11, in Paterson:


I am happy that we are able to bring these types of informational sessions to the residents of Paterson and surrounding areas to ensure that Hurricane Maria evacuees are made aware of the programs available to them ...