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ROUNDUP: O’Hara’s bats lead the way in Catholic League playoff opener

Cardinal O’Hara’s bats came alive in the opening round of the Catholic League playoffs Monday.

Julia Mirarchi, Gabby Gray and Maeve Boston all homered in the Lions’ 14-4 drubbing of Lansdale Catholic.

Boston was a perfect 5-for-5 with four runs scored and Leah DiGiadomenico finished 4-for-5 with a double. Meridith Hannigan added two hits, including a double, and three ribbies. The Lions rapped out 20 hits.

In the Central League:

Ridley 17, Lower Merion 0 >> The Green Raiders (18-2) clinched a share of the league title with Haverford.

Jolie Torrens pitched a no-hitter with seven strikeouts. Paige McLaughlin (3-for-4) belted a grand slam and Madison Chapman (3-for-3) launched a solo jack. Haley McMenamin added a single and a triple for the Green Raiders.

Springfield 11, Strath Haven 1 >> Sam Ciasullo twirled a one-hitter with 11 punchouts and went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a pair of runs scored for the Cougars.

Ryleigh Frye homered, tripled and knocked in three runs. Skyler Poehner and Cara Utter each contributed a pair of hits.

Audrey Kochanowicz blasted a solo homer for the Panthers.

Marple Newtown 6, Penncrest 3 >> Marisa Sracciolini led the Marple offense from the No. 8 spot in the order, finishing with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored. Shauna Kerrigan set the tone from the leadoff slot with three knocks. Kelsey Racine hurled a complete game with six strikeouts for the Tigers.

Riley Signor doubled twice for the Lions.

In the Ches-Mont League:

Unionville 3, Sun Valley 2 >> Brianna Lawson threw well from the circle and carried the Sun Valley bats with three hits and an RBI. Lacie Gilpin knocked in a run, and Sarah Powers reached base twice and scored once.

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