Anna Torrens ripped a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning to power the Ridley to a 3-2 Central League softball triumph over Radnor.
The hit staked Ridley to a 3-0 lead and proved to be huge when Radnor put two runs on the board in the top of the seventh inning. Leighann Jenkins scattered three hits to get the win.
Sarah Rosenblum ripped a double for Radnor.
Elsewhere in the Central League:
Strath Haven 8, Lower Merion 0 >> Malia Calciano did it all for the Panthers. She hurled a 3-hit shutout and went 3-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs.
Marple Newtown 8, Garnet Valley 0 >> Grace Thom powered the offense with two hits and three RBIs. Magee Colsher and Jenna Cooper both went 2-for-4, while Allie Defruscio was 3-for-5. Pitcher Nicole Atkins fanned three in a complete-game effort.
Upper Darby 12, Springfield 9 >> Rebecca Sorrentino collected three hits and three RBIs, and Rylee Shanahan added two RBIs for the Royals, who scored three times in the sixth inning to break a 9-all tie.
Ashley Scarpato drove in three runs for the Cougars.
Haverford 2, Penncrest 1 >> Heather Lazor singled home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the third inning and pitcher Gabirelle Gentile took care of the rest for the Fords (11-2, 11-1 Central League). Gentile allowed six hits and fanned two. Amira Gallagher scored Haverford’s first run on a fielder’s choice.
In the Catholic League:
Archbishop Carroll 10, Lansdale Catholic 2 >> The Patriots batted .500 for the game and received an outstanding pitching performance from Mary Clare Boyle.
Erin Gibbson blasted a bases-loaded triple while going 3-for-4. Casey Malone ripped a three-run double while going 3-for-4.
Bonner & Prendergast 8, Little Flower 1 >> Meghan Sullivan went the distance, fanned six and allowed five hits for the Pandas (10-3, 6-2 Catholic League).
Kelsey Czibik (two-run single), Molly McNulty (two hits, two RBIs) and Kerri Quinn (two hits) showed the way on offense.
In nonleague action:
Sun Valley 8, Chichester 0 >> Mackenzie Lewis ripped a two-run double and Alayna Lloyd laced a two-run double to highlight a six-run uprisings by the Vanguards in the third inning. That was more than enough support for winning pitcher Madison Gutowiecz, who scattered five hits and went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI to pace the Vanguards to their third straight win.
Merion Mercy 12, Academy Park 0 >> Kristen Krouse tossed a complete-game, three-hitter with six strikeouts, and Brooke Loonstyn and Leah McCray drove in four runs each for the Golden Bears.
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