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High School Softball:
Camden Catholic Puts It All Together

Monday, May 21, 2007

By Joyce Sagerty
SJSports Special Correspondent

It was a game that both teams would remember how the last meeting ended on the field. The Lady Crusaders from Bishop Eustace used their last at bat to steal away a one run victory over Camden Catholic. During their rematch, there wouldn't be a dramatic come-from-behind victory but the Lady Irish would use clutch hitting and good pitching to even the score. Camden Catholic's early run support allowed starting pitcher Alyssa O'Donnell and the rest of the defense limited their opponent to a single run. The Irish would win this game by a 6-1 victory.

Looking back on the regular season, both teams began to direct their attention to the playoffs. There have been a few games that should have been a win when the score showed that there was a loss. The Lady Irish, during their last meeting against Bishop Eustace, had a two run lead heading into the sixth inning and the Crusaders scored twice to win the game. O’Donnell would enjoy the way Camden Catholic started out this game when her two hits resulted in two runs batted in. With a five run lead after five full innings, the Irish would play a solid error free game to preserve their win. Kathleen Portella also had two hits and scored two runs for Camden Catholic.

Photos by Hugh Tsung

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