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Home Team Captures the Highland Classic Softball Tournament

Saturday, May 11, 2002

By Crystal Parker
SJSports Staff Writer

Paul VI, Highland, Delsea and Gateway participated in the Highland Softball Classic Tournament Saturday morning. This tournament featured two teams who have secured their playoff position, Highland and Paul VI. The Lady Eagles would be considered the favorite in this tournament, but it would be the host team taking the championship. The Lady Tartans defeated Paul VI 3-2 to win their own softball tournament.

The first two semi-final games scheduled was Paul VI taking on Delsea and Highland going up against Gateway. As expected, Highland found a way to put this game out of reach by posting a 6-3 win over Gateway. As for the other semi-final game, Paul VI decided the final pairing for the championship game by easily defeating Delsea 9-2.

In the championship, Highland jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. In the bottom of that inning, Paul VI came right back to take a 2-1 lead. The seesaw battle continued on in the next inning as Highland regained the lead scoring two more runs in the top of the third inning. Freshman Randi Cifelli came into the game and held Paul VI off the scoreboard for the remainder of this game to pick up the win.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

Photos from Paul VI vs Delsea

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