Tuesday, May 25, 2004
By Susan Hall
It only took one run, and it was the biggest run of the game. When the seventh seeded Lady Panthers from Palmyra traveled to the third seeded Flashes from Florence, both teams knew that winning one more game would advance them into the South Jersey Group 1 championship game. These familiar opponents relied on their strong pitching so far this season and it continued today. Both Melissa Mehrer and Kristen Mackiewicz were pitching well in this game, and that one run scored by Florence in the bottom of the first inning was enough to win this nail-bitter.
This was the second straight season Florence had made it to the title game and was looking to change the outcome in their favor this year. Last year, Florence got past Palmyra in the quarterfinals on their way to the finals against Gloucester City. This year, the Flashes will meet either the top seeded Schalick or fourth seeded New Egypt in the finals.
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