Pa. Girls: Neshaminy scores 16 runs in the seventh inning to earn 24-9 win

Kate Poppe is greeted at home by her Bishop Shanahan teammates after hitting a two-run homer in the sixth inning to beat West Chester East, 2-0. Poppe also threw a two-hitter in the Ches-Mont League softball game.
Kate Poppe is greeted at home by her Bishop Shanahan teammates after hitting a two-run homer in the sixth inning to beat West Chester East, 2-0. Poppe also threw a two-hitter in the Ches-Mont League softball game.
Posted: April 16, 2011

Neshaminy broke open a close softball game in a big way on Friday afternoon.

The Redskins scored 16 runs in the seventh inning to beat host William Tennent, 24-9, in a Suburban One National game with the key hit being Diana LaPalombara's grand slam.

Sarah McGowan made the comeback possible in the sixth by hitting a two-out, three-run, homer to tie the game at 9-9.

McGowan and teammate Laura Altenberger both had three hits for the unbeaten Redskins (4-0).

Suburban One American. Katie Costello had a pair of hits and three stolen bases for Upper Moreland in its 11-3 win at Upper Dublin.

Katie Ziegler scattered four hits and drove in three runs to lift host Wissahickon past Upper Merion, 7-0.

Suburban One Continental. Haileigh Stocks pitched a four-hitter and hit a home run for Central Bucks South in its 8-1 win at rival Central Bucks East.

Public. Jessica Figueroa pitched a three-inning one-hitter and Alexis Rodriguez added a grand slam as host Lincoln pounded Edison, 15-0.

Inter-Ac. Kate Brock had three hits, including two home runs, for Penn Charter in its 13-2 win at Episcopal Academy, the 250th win in the history of the Penn Charter program.

Katie Wenger's grand slam highlighted Agnes Irwin's 17-8 win at Baldwin.

Ches-Mont. In a pitcher's duel, Kate Poppe tossed a two-hitter and hit a two-run homer as Bishop Shanahan earned a 2-0 win at West Chester East. Brianna Andraos gave up only five hits for the Vikings.

Pioneer Athletic. Marisha Bates went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and a pair of runs scored for host Spring-Ford in a 6-3 win over Methacton.

Bicentennial. Katie Stauffer pitched a four-hitter and hit a home run for host Calvary Christian in its 18-8 win over New Hope-Solebury.

Ashley Cantiello pitched a five-inning no-hitter for Bristol in its 18-1 win at Girard College.

Catholic Academies. Sam Gibson's four RBIs were the difference for host St. Basil in a 10-6 win over Gwynedd-Mercy. Gibson and Melissa Mulvey drove in runs during a four-run first inning.

Friends Schools. Jess Cooper had three hits and five stolen bases for Friends' Central in its 10-7 win at Friends Select.

Nonleague. Megan Bolton's ground ball Keli Krause with the winning run on the final play of the game, giving host Christopher Dock a thrilling 2-1 win over cross-town rival Lansdale Catholic.

The play made a winner out of Krause, who pitched a two-hitter.

Krause started the second inning with double, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on Bolton's ground ball to shortstop, keeping the Pioneers (4-0) unbeaten.

Lacrosse

Sophie Katz scored with 1 minute, 23 seconds left and then added both overtime goals for Shipley in a 9-9 Friends Schools League tie at Friends' Central. Ashley Tedesco had five goals for the Phoenix.

Eleven players scored for host Germantown Friends, led by Hannah Drake's hat trick, in a 16-8 win over Academy of the New Church.

Inter-Ac. Blake McHugh had five goals for host Episcopal Academy in its 12-5 win over Penn Charter.

Bicentennial. Haley Smith's seven goals lifted Jenkintown to a 22-1t4 win at Delco Christian.

Pioneer Athletic. Devin Hassinger had four goals for Owen J. Roberts in its 18-4 win at Pottsgrove.

Catholic Academies. Stephanie Finley's seven goals powered Sacred Heart to a 15-3 win at Gwynedd-Mercy.

Track and Field

In the Warrior Invitational at West Chester Henderson, West Chester Rustin's Mariah Powell provided the highlight by sweeping all three jumps.


Contact Mike Gibson at rallysports@phillynews.com.

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