STAFFORD - Tatiyana Ford pitched a six-hitter with five strikeouts and one walk as Southern defeated Central Regional, 8-3, at home on Wednesday afternoon. .

Emily Thompson went 1-for-3 with one double, one RBI and three runs while Sarah Manna went 3-for-4 with one RBI and two runs for Southern, which had a total of nine hits and scored four runs in the fifth inning.

Tatiyana Ford has received some special recognition recently.  She was just named “Athlete of the Week” by the Southern Regional Athletic Department.  Tatiyana was recently named the 4th bests sophomore pitcher in the state in a recent NJ.com poll.

Sign Up for E-News

Isabella Gural pitched six innings, allowing nine hits, with two strikeouts and one walk for Central Regional.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

Central Regional 

0   2   0   0   1   0   0   3   6   5  

Southern

0 0 1 0 4 3 0 8 9 2

Key Statistic Leaders for each team

Central Regional

PLAYER AB R H RBI 2B BB AVG
Isabella Gural                   4 - 2 - - - .500

Southern

PLAYER AB R H RBI 2B BB AVG
Sarah Manna 4 2 3 1 - - .750
Emily Thompson              3 3 1 1 1 1 .333

Pitching

Central Regional

PLAYER IP H R ER BB SO HB W L
Isabella Gural                 6 9 8 3 1 2 - 0 1

Southern

PLAYER IP H R ER BB SO HB W L
Tatiyana Ford                 7 6 3 1 1 5 2 1 0