CRANFORD, NJ - The 10U Watchung Hills Warriors won the District 2 Softball Championship in Cranford on Sunday by beating Westfield in the title game, 3 – 0. It was a hard fought contest and the girls played really well. The Warriors used strong pitching, good defense, and timely hitting on their way to victory.
Watchung Hills jumped out to early lead 1 – 0 in the first inning and never looked back. Angelina Ridente ripped a double to center field and scored on a single by Emily DuHaime. The Warriors added two more runs in the 4th inning when Riley Bobrowski singled, McKenna Healey doubled, and both scored on another single by DuHaime. Rachel Sarti also singled twice.
DuHaime pitched the complete game shut out scattering five hits, walking two, and striking out 14. Third baseman, Abby Leonardis made an excellent play on a groundball in the last inning to help close the door on Westfield.
In the semifinal game, Watchung Hills defeated Metuchen, 9 – 0. Rachel opened the scoring by doubling home Mia Simon. The team added two more runs in the 3rd inning and the game ended after six run rally in the 5thinning highlighted by Angelina’s home run. Madison Thievon, Taylor Carn, and Maddie Cerami each had multiple hits. Mia pitched very well in shutting out Metuchen giving up two hits and striking out 11.