RANDOLPH, NJ- Behind another stellar performance on the mound from Amanda Flynn, the No. 7 seed Randolph softball team upset the No. 2 seed Chatham Cougars 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the Morris County Tournament.
Flynn has become a major weapon for the Lady Rams this season, and she proved it once again by tossing a two hit shutout to help her team advance to the MCT semifinals. Flynn struck out nine batters in earning the win.
On the offensive front, the game stood at a scoreless tie after five innings, but Randolph finally broke through in the sixth inning when Emily Spingarn hit an RBI single to give Randolph a 1-0 lead. Then in the seventh, Danias ( 2-for-3 on the day ) added an insurance run when she laced a solo home run to put her team up in what would be the final margin of 2-0.
Randolph's next MCT game is the semifinals, against No. 6 seed Mount Olive on Sat. May 5.
Two days after the county game, Randolph played Chatham again, as part of their regular season schedule. This time, it was Spingarn’s turn to take the mound and shut out Chatham, leading the Lady Rams to a 4-0 victory. The sophomore frustrated the Cougars once again, only allowing them to get one hit this time, while striking out six in the win.
“Amanda Flynn and Emily Spingarn are really turning up the heat and pitching well,” said Rams coach Ashley Kanya. “That really sets a great tone for us in the games ahead.”
Michelle McMillan was 1-for-3 at the plate for Randolph, with a run and an RBI. Sophomore right fielder Katie Oh went 2-for-2, and came across the plate to score the other three runs for Randolph.
Randolph now boasts a record of 10-3.