WARREN, NJ - Last weekend, the Watchung Hills 10U girls competed in the May Challenge Softball Tournament in Readington, NJ.
On Saturday, they went 2-1 in pool play and earned the #2 seed for bracket play.
After a good night’s sleep, they came to play on Sunday.
Semi Finals (6 innings):
WH Wolverines 8
Lenape Blazers 1
*Mia Simon pitched all 6 innings earning the win, allowing just 4 hits, only 1 walk, and striking out 14. Lianna Bartnick went 3 -3 and scored two runs.
WH hitters blew the game open in 5th inning, scoring 5 runs highlighted by McKenna Healey’s 3-run double that put it away.
Championship Game (9 innings):
WH Wolverines 5
NJ Venom 4
WH outlasted Venom through 9 hard fought innings including the last 2 innings played under International Tie Breaker rules (inning starts with runner on second base).
*Emily DuHaime pitched all 9 innings earning the win, allowing 9 hits, 5 walks, while striking out 24. Emily also went 3 – 4 and scored two runs.
WH batters scattered 8 hits including a clutch RBI double by Angelina Ridente in eighth inning. Game winning RBI in ninth inning came courtesy of Lindsey Meslow.
Our Wolverines played hard and fast.
Look below at who came home with the Championship Plaque!
(Top L-R) Katie Wighard, McKenna Healey, Angelina Ridente, Peyton Chie
(Bottom L-R) Lianna Bartnick, Lindsey Meslow, Abby Leonardis, Emily DuHaime, Mia Simon, Julianna O’Sheal
(Coaches L-R) Abe Simon, Bill Bartnick, Andrew DuHaime