Thursday, April 15, 2004
By Susan Hall
Most players want to know a few things about their opponent before stepping up to the plate to face the opposing team. That’s the sign of a good coaching staff and player in preparing themselves to have a successful day at the plate and on the field. When the Mustangs from Triton hosted Sterling in a non-league softball game, it would seem as if they were well prepared to take on the Lady Knights. Scoring four runs in the first and second inning, Triton eight run lead would just the start of their 11-1 victory.
Triton like most of our area schools has had a rainout or two at the start of their season. Leaving them a little frustrated and anxious of finally getting to play, the Mustangs would loss their first game of the season by one run. But during their next two games, the Lady Mustangs have come out on the winning side as they compete for the Olympic Conference Patriot Division. For Sterling, this was their first loss in three games as they started their season scoring double digit victories against Woodbury and Paulsboro.
Starting pitcher Ashley Jimenez watched her team give herself a nice lead to during their first 2 at bats. With that much run support, she could solely concentrate on getting her pitches over the plate for strikes. Jimenez would leave the game with a comfortable lead as Triton ended this game during the sixth inning. There’s no rest for Triton as they have a game tomorrow against Cherry Hill East and a Monday game against Shawnee. Sterling will look to pick up their third victory on Monday as they will host Lindenwold.
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