Maddy McBride was bringing the heat Tuesday.
Hallahan’s junior ace — and Sharon Hill resident — fanned 16 batters in a dominant performance against the Catholic League’s top softball squad. McBride allowed only one hit and walked none in leading Hallahan to a 2-0 victory over previously unbeaten Archbishop Wood.
If her pitching wasn’t enough for Wood to handle, McBride also got it done with the bat. She slugged a two-run triple for the only scoring of the afternoon.
Elsewhere in the Catholic League:
Cardinal O’Hara 5, Conwell-Egan 4 >> The Lions (8-3 league) erased a 4-0 deficit with five runs in the bottom of the sixth. Allison Ahern was a home run shy of the cycle, going 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Emily Loomis added two hits and a pair of RBIs, while Alexia Galli was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Jenna Smith struck out 11 and yielded no walks for the win.
Archbishop Carroll 16, West Catholic 0 >> Mary Clare Boyle pitched a one-hitter as the Patriots routed the Burrs.
Jess Redding led off the game with a homer. Maggie Delaney and Maggie Sweeney played strong defensively for Carroll.
St. Hubert 5, Bonner & Prendergast 4 >> St. Hubert scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh to stun the Pandas (12-5, 7-4). Kelsey Czibik singled, doubled and drove in three runs. Meghan Sullivan added an RBI single.
In the Bicentennial League:
Christian Academy 17, Lower Moreland 10 >> Lindsay Haseltine, Carly Ryle and Dejah Burley-Chambers provided the thump in the TCA lineup. Haseltine went 3-for-5 with a three-run triple and a home run, Ryle went 4-for-5 with a triple, and Burley-Chambers roped two doubles and knocked in three runs for the Crusaders (6-7).
Dock Mennonite 14, Delco Christian 4 >> Ronnie Falasco blasted a solo homer and was 2-for-3 on the afternoon for the Knights (7-9, 4-9).
In the Inter-Ac League:
SCHA 2, Episcopal Academy 1 >> The Churchwomen fell in eight innings. Belle Volatile pitched well in defeat and Maddie Loughead had an RBI hit.
In nonleague action:
Interboro 12, Harriton 0 >> Amber Seamen was 2-for-2 with four RBIs, two runs scored and a pair of walks for the Bucs (12-3). Barb Carosi laced a two-run double and Emily Gavin went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Bridget Bailey pitched a four-hit shutout with six punchouts.