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High School Softball:
Lady Herd Thunder Past Gateway

Thursday, April 6, 2006

By Susan Hall
SJSports Special Correspondent

Every season, there are always several teams that start off the season on a winning note that surprises a few people. One of those teams getting noticed early would be the Thundering Herd from Woodbury. Freshman pitcher Liz Carter has helped Woodbury's softball team begin the season win their first three games of the season and she has done so not just with her pitching. Before today’s game against Gateway, the freshman hurler picked up the win as the starting pitcher and recorded a home run in each of those games. Against the Gators, Carter would not record her third home run of the season, but she would be on the winning side of a 14-0 victory. Woodbury has improved to 3-0 on the season.

The Colonial Conference was dominated by Audubon last season and the Herd will get their chance to play them early next week, but first Haddon Township will be their next opponent on Saturday. But this season, it appears that Woodbury will be taking their success one game at a time. Victories over Haddonfield and West Deptford have kept Woodbury among the leaders of the conference. During their game against Gateway, the Herd scored runs during their first four innings and was able to end this game in five innings. Carter would allow no runs and give up just four hits over five innings.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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