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High School Softball:
Highland Advances against a Familiar Opponent

Thursday, May 24, 2007

By Susan Hall
SJSports Special Correspondent

The start of the South Jersey Group 3 softball tournament would begin at Highland for the Lady Tartans were they would compete against their neighboring rival Triton Mustangs. Throughout the regular season, both teams have their stories to tell about how they were able to come away with a dramatic win. But that’s now in the past and a new season was beginning and this time it was Highland who would take charge of this game with their bats. The Tartans would score at least a run in every inning except one during their first round action of the tournament play. Highland's quick start allowed them to defeat Triton by a 10-4 margin.

This year’s playoffs featured the fourth seeded Tartans hosting the fifth seeded Mustangs. Both of their goals would be to advance and both teams had the confidence that they could. Triton would take an early one run lead only to see the Tartans match that run during the bottom half of the first inning. Highland would score three more runs in the third inning to take the lead, but they were not done. It would be a four run sixth inning that put this game out of reach and the Tartans would advance to the next round of the playoffs.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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