Wimmer dominates as Chichester cruises

SHARON HILL — Meghan Wimmer is back dealing in the circle for the Chichester softball team and everyone in the Del Val League can’t wait to see her leave.

Wimmer is a Brown University recruit.

The assistant coach there is Kate Refsnyder, who was an All-Delco at Interboro in the early-2000s.

“My Chaos (club team) coach coached her, so there’s a little bit of a connection,’ Wimmer said. “Coach Ref asked me to come up for a visit and then I met with the head coach (Katie Flynn). It worked out.’

For now, her main focus is pitching the Eagles to a second straight Del Val League title.

Thursday afternoon, Wimmer authored a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts to lead Chi past Academy Park, 10-0.

She was awesome.

Wimmer smacked an RBI single and reached base four times out of the leadoff spot. Alex Maher had a single, walk and sacrifice fly. Nicole O’Donnell doubled and got on base four times, and cleanup hitter Maddie Thornton was 2-for-4 with one RBI.

Thornton, a senior third baseman, and sophomore catcher O’Donnell changed positions for this year.

“It was a little weird because I’ve been catching Meg since the seventh grade,’ said Thornton, who will play basketball at Alvernia. “But I just want to do whatever I can to help the team..’

O’Donnell has had no problem catching Wimmer, who is on a weight-lifting regimen for her college program. The added strength has led to a spike in her velocity, making Wimmer more dangerous than ever.

“I’ve caught her before, outside of school,’ said O’Donnell, who excelled her freshman season at the hot corner. “She’s obviously a great pitcher.’

Wimmer is looking forward to a big year. The Eagles (5-0, 3-0) are expected to compete for the District One Class AAA title.

“We have a great group of core girls,’ she said. “I feel like we’re more mature this year, so the postseason stress maybe won’t affect us as much. I really feel this could be our year.’

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