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High School Softball:
Paul VI Hands Camden Catholic another Loss

Wednesday, May 4, 2005

By Joyce Sagerty
SJSports Special Correspondent

The news spread quickly about Camden Catholic losing their first game of the season. For Paul VI, it was good news as they were chasing the Irish in the standings and picking up a division win moves them one step closer to the top. The Lady Eagles would start off this game with an early lead only to see it disappear in the third inning. Paul VI continued to come through with the big hits especially from the bat of Megan Bryson who had two triples and a double in the game. A three run sixth inning by the Eagles broke open a tied ball game giving Stephanie Ricciardi the run support she needed. With the 7-3 decision over Camden Catholic, Paul VI got back on the winning side of a game by defeating the Olympic Conference National Division leaders.

The month of May is a clear indication that not only is there just under two months remaining in the school year but also less time before the start of the playoffs. It’s the time where the good teams remain patience and continue to rely on the experienced players to lead the team. Bryson is one of those players who has demonstrated the ability of sending a ball deep into the outfield. Paul VI took full advantage of her success at the plate by taking an early two run lead heading into the bottom of the third inning. Camden Catholic went ahead during their bottom half of the third inning scoring three times and led 3-2. A run in the fifth inning tied this game for Paul VI and Bryson’s second triple of the game highlighted a three run inning in the sixth that put this game into the win column for the Lady Eagles.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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