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Sharon Hill’s McBride, Hallahan take down first-place Archbishop Wood

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.

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