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High School Softball:
Haddon Township Battles Back in Extra Innings

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

By Susan Hall
SJSports Special Correspondent

You have to give a team credit for being able to score runs during the first time up at bat. Coaches and players do their best before a game starts to get themselves motivated for a game. When the Lady Cougars from Cherry Hill East visited the Lady Hawks from Haddon Township, their early two run lead would hold up for six and a half innings. Haddon Township would battle back to tie this game during the bottom of the seventh and then win it in the eighth inning. Bridget Settles would score the winning run on a passed ball and the Hawks would walk away with the 3-2 victory.

Cherry Hill East entered this game looking to end a three game losing streak and they would get off to a good start by scoring two runs off of starting pitcher Chelsea Bond. The Hawks would get their first run of the game during the third inning to cut the deficit in half. Bond would not give up another run in this game and the defense was there coming up with some nice plays in the field. During their last at bat to extend this game, Lauren Vacca's lead-off double produced the game tying run allowing Township to come through with the winning run in the eighth inning. The come-from-behind win extended the Hawks winning streak to nine games in a row.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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