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High School Softball:
Sterling Wins the Battle at the Top

Friday, April 28, 2006

By Susan Hall
SJSports Special Correspondent

There's always that one team others have to chase in the standings and when that opportunity arrives to compete against top team, try not to waste the opportunity. The Green Wave from Audubon had the honor of representing the Colonial Conference as the first place team but not far behind them were the undefeated Silver Knights from Sterling. The Knights would be looking to pick up their eleventh win in a row and were looking to win their second game of the regular season against Audubon. Sterling would make up an early deficit and defeat Audubon by a 4-2 margin. Steph Kroski picked up the win for the Knights limiting Audubon's scoring chances during the late innings.

Audubon would jump out to a one run lead during the first inning and that lead would disappear during the top half of the third inning. Taking advantage of the situations presented, Sterling would score twice to take a 2-1 lead. Audubon would respond during their bottom half of the inning when a key base hit tied this game at two apiece. Two innings later, the Knights had two runners in scoring position with two outs and a ground ball that got through the outfield gave Sterling the runs they needed to defeat Audubon. Both teams have positioned themselves well in qualifying for the post season tournament.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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