Softball: West Orange Snags Division Championship Title

WOHS Softball is SEC Colonial Division Champs. Credits: Cynthia Cumming

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange High School (WOHS) girls softball became the Super Essex Conference (SEC) Colonial Division champions following this week’s victory over Montclair Kimberly Academy (MKA), 14-6.

The Mountaineers’ 7-1 record in division play placed the Mountaineers at the head of the tournament, and added to the excitement of Nathali Simpson’s shattering the all-time hits record earlier this month.

Sophomore Sophia Scholz pitched five shutout innings, only allowing six runs for MKA. Erin Vermeal, Dani Fastiggi, Andreyah Ageday, Meghan White, Melissa Callen and Cam Fiore all reached base safely three times in the games.

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"I think everyone worked hard and proved what we can do when we're together, as a team," said Scholz.

Head coach Joel Troast noted that “great defense was played by all,” including Simpson, who recorded eight putouts.

"I am very proud of the girls for competing as a team throughout the season," he said. "Winning the conference was the number one goal for us and it is amazing that these girls were able to accomplish it. When I think back on the conference games and how we won them, it's nice to know that all the girls contributed in one way or another that helped us 7-1 in conference play. I am very proud of them—so well-deserved.”

Senior captain and second basemen Meghan White added that she and her teammate came into this season ready to work hard, play as a team and do their best.

“And it paid off with the ultimate prize: Conference Champs," she said.

The girls fell to Fair Lawn on Wednesday in the NJSIAA North 1, Group 4 quarterfinals, dropping their overall record to 16-12 and eliminating them from the state tournament. 

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