TOMS RIVER, NJ - The Southern Regional Girls Softball team under Coach Nikki Astheger is off to a 4-0 start this season.  On Monday, the Lady Rams defeated Toms River North behind solid hitting and fine pitching.  Emily Thompson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run for Southern.  Holly Essinger went 2-for-4 and had one RBI. Jackie Herrera and Sarah Manna each had two hits in the victory.

Southern had 12 hits in the victory.  Tatiyana Ford again had a strong outing on the mound for Southern.  Ford allowed one run on four hits in the complete game victory.

Southern Batting Highlights

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PLAYER AB R H RBI 2B HR BB AVG
Holly Essinger 4 1   2    1 - - - .500
Jackie Herrera 2 - 2 - - - - 1.000
Sarah Manna 4 1 2 - - - - .500
Emily Thompson    4 1 2 1 - 1 - .500

Toms River North

PLAYER AB R H RBI 2B HR BB AVG
Amanda Joyce 3 1   1   - 1     - 1 .333
Emily Ponticello     3 - 2 - - - - .667
Jade Warner 3 - 2 1 - - - .667

Pitching

Southern

PLAYER IP H R ER BB SO W L
Tatiyana Ford   7 4   1    1 3 2     1 0

Toms River North

PLAYER IP H R ER BB SO W L
Lauryn Schuber 7 12   4   4 - 2 0 1