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Seventh-inning single jolts Marauders

DENVILLE _ Morris Knolls' Danni Caby will long remember hitting a 2-2 pitch with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to drive in the only run in a state tournament sectional semifinal. It seems that moment, which occurred in North Jersey Section 1, Group IV action on Tuesday, May 31, would be the apex of Caby's high school softball career.

Red Hawks advance in tournament

EAST HANOVER _ Warmups are rarely indicative of what is to come after the first pitch is thrown. Still, the Parsippany players couldn't help but watch in awe as Hanover Park went through a flawless pre-game routine. Red Hawks center fielder Meg Leitner admitted to being concerned about the Hornets, a team they split with in the regular season.

Parsippany quick to repay Link

PARSIPPANY _ One third of the way into the season, Parsippany third baseman Angelica Link gathered her teammates together for a meeting. The Red Hawks were in a funk, struggling to find their identity, and Link, one of two seniors on the team and a quad-captain, wanted to get the squad back on track.

Borozan HR highlights upset

RIDGEWOOD _ Mount Olive's Alyssa Borozan did her best to keep her emotions in check but, as hard as she tried, could not. Borozan, a sophomore left fielder, shed a tear or two when she began to make her way around the bases after slugging a home run, a two-run shot, over the fence in left center field with one out in the ninth inning. The homer, off a first-pitch offering from Ridgewood ace Lisa Higgins, was Borozan's sixth this spring and vaulted her into the Marauders' record books. More importantly, it staked eighth-seeded Mount Olive to a 2-0 lead en route…

Jacko five-hitter spurs Kinnelon

DENVILLE _ Alexa Saccomanno, Jenna Meluso and Marissa Jacobia have been highly effective at the top of Kinnelon's batting order. The Colts have gotten superb efforts from their pitchers, too, like sophomore Sierra Jacko, who pitched a five-hitter with eight strikeouts versus Morris Catholic on Saturday, May 21.

Goodwin records 400th career win

Maryann Goodwin, in her 16th season, recorded the 400th victory of her coaching career when Pequannock beat Kinnelon 4-2 on Wednesday, May 11. Natalie Trautwein had two hits and drove in a run for the Golden Panthers, who did all of their scoring in the second inning. Jonnalyn McClain and Carly Klimek also knocked in runs for Pequannock, which boosted its record to 15-7-1. Juliette Davis rapped out three hits, including a double, for the winners. Daniella Burnett and Sara Schotanus had RBIs for Kinnelon (11-7). "Four hundred wins is a lot of games," Goodwin said. "You are only as good as…

Davis catch, bat lead Boonton

MORRIS PLAINS _ Chelsea Davis not only made the Boonton varsity softball team as a freshman, she landed a spot in the starting lineup and saw considerable time at catcher and in right field. After one season, Davis switched over to lacrosse, and excelled at that, too, for two seasons. This spring, Davis returned to the diamond.

WP's LoBell attains 100th hit

HANOVER _ Whippany Park's Ashley LoBell has literally touched all of the bases - and even toed the pitching rubber - during her softball career at Whippany Park. LoBell, a four-year starter for the Wildcats, played second as a freshman then was at third as a sophomore. Coach Todd Callaghan asked LoBell to pitch when she was a junior and, although she hadn't taken lessons since she was "very young," she took on that role. Now a senior, LoBell sees time at shortstop, third and pitcher.

Miscue aids Jefferson in MCT

JEFFERSON _ The runners were there for Jefferson's Clare Bohn in a two-out situation in the fourth inning and, more than anything, she wanted a hit and an RBI. Bohn's heart sank when she hit a chopper to the Pequannock pitcher in the Morris County Tournament quarterfinal. Upset by the lack of pop in her bat recently, Bohn put her head down and turned to her legs, hoping she could beat it out.