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High School Softball:
Haddon Heights Pitch Their Way Past Pitman

Tuesday, May 21, 2002

By Crystal Parker
SJSports Staff Writer

The Pitman Lady Panthers traveled to Haddon Heights in search of a road victory against the every so tough Michele Schichtig in the first round of the South Jersey Group 1 playoffs. The Panthers also had Schmidt on the mound matching her opponent. The defense for both teams was solid until the fifth inning. Haddon Heights scored four runs in the bottom of the inning to win this game by a 5-1 margin.

The defense highlighted most this game as they came up big shutting down every scoring threat. The first runs of this game came when Heights had runners at second and third in the fifth inning. Ashley Butler laid down a perfect bunt runs batted in hit to take a 1-0 lead. Kelley Murphy and Schichtig both came up big to complete the scoring and jump out to a 4-0 lead.

Pitman would respond in the top of the sixth inning, but that was not enough. Butler would get her second RBI of the game to finish out the scoring for Haddon Heights. Schichtig also drove in two runs and picked up the win for the Lady Garnets.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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