HAZLET, N.J. -- The South Plainfield softball team received stout pitching from Jillian Holoboski as the sixth-seeded Tigers defeated third-seeded Raritan, 1-0, in the quarterfinals of the Central Jersey, Group 2 tournament on Monday in Hazlet.

From the circle, Holoboski, a senior, hurled a six-hit shutout with just one walk. She struck out two batters.

In the top of the first inning, Danielle DeCarlo hit a sacrifice fly to score Cameron Marks for the game’s lone run for South Plainfield (20-5). Julie Davis finished 2-3 while DeCarlo and Holoboski both singled as well.

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Taylor Caliccari led Raritan (20-4) with two singles while Emma Springstead doubled. Erynn Boyle allowed just one run on four hits with a walk and five strikeouts.

In the latest NJ.com Group Rankings for Group 2, Raritan is No. 5 and South Plainfield is No. 7.

Tigers coach Don Panzarella always talks about his team needing to pitch well, play good defense, and getting some timely hits. That’s exactly what his squad was able to get done on Monday afternoon against the Rockets.

“If we pitch well and play good defense and get some hits, we’ll be in every game,” Panzarella previously said. “We have to get those timely hits in order to win the games, also. But, of course, you have hit a little luck along the way. I’m looking forward to it. Jill’s pitching well. I think we can make a run. I’m excited.”

The Rockets and Tigers also played in the preseason in a scrimmage back in March.

“We scrimmaged them. Every year we scrimmage them. They’re the same kind of team as us,” Panzarella said after South Plainfield’s first round win over Manasquan. “It should be a good game. We’re as good as each other. I think it’ll be an excellent game. I like them. They’re a good bunch of kids.”

Next up for South Plainfield is a date with Robbinsville, the No. 13-ranked team in the NJ.com Top 20 and No. 2 in Group 2 on Thursday. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

Robbinsville has won the section two years in a row and in seven of the last eight seasons.

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Site: Raritan High School City: Hazlet State: NJ

Box Score

Team

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Final

Hits

Errors

South Plainfield (20-5)

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

4

0

Raritan (20-4)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

2

 

Raritan Team Stats

Left on Base

Sacrifice Flies

Sacrifice Hits

Wild Pitches

Passed Balls

0

0

0

0

0

 

Raritan Batting Stats

Player

AB

R

H

RBI

1B

2B

3B

HR

Taylor Calicari ()

3

0

2

0

2

0

0

0

Kori Garguilo ()

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Morgan O'Donnell ()

3

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

Sarah O'Leary ()

3

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

Emma Springstead ()

3

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

Kristen Tigar ()

3

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

Lily Tomasiello ()

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Chloe Zinckgraf ()

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Gabbie Zweidinger ()

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Erynn Boyle ()

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total:

25

0

6

0

5

1

0

0

 

Raritan Pitching Stats

Player

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Erynn Boyle (losing pitcher 18-4-0)

7

4

1

0

1

5

 

South Plainfield Team Stats

Left on Base

Sacrifice Flies

Sacrifice Hits

Wild Pitches

Passed Balls

0

0

0

0

0

 

South Plainfield Batting Stats

Player

AB

R

H

RBI

1B

2B

3B

HR

Delaney Born ()

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Julie Davis ()

3

0

2

0

2

0

0

0

Danielle DeCarlo ()

3

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

Tori Ferguson ()

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Jennifer Flasser ()

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Katelyn Luster ()

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cameron Marks ()

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Lauren Borsos ()

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Taylor Santamaria ()

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Jillian Holoboski ()

3

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

Total:

26

1

4

1

4

0

0

0

 

South Plainfield Pitching Stats

Player

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Jillian Holoboski (winning pitcher 19-5-0)

7

6

0

0

1

2