S. Jersey Girls: Thurs. S.J. girls: Derella homers for 100th hit

Posted: April 20, 2013

For her 100th career hit, Millville leftfielder Casey Derella didn't have to beat out any throws, slide into any bases, or worry about any fielders.

It was, naturally, a home run, and it capped a brilliant day for Derella and the Thunderbolts, 10-0 victors over host Absegami in a Cape-Atlantic League American Division softball game Thursday.

Derella went 3 for 4, driving in four runs and homering in the fifth inning to end the game on the 10-run rule.

In other Cape-Atlantic games:

Ocean City sophomore centerfielder Arianna Segich slugged a walk-off home run, leading the Red Raiders to a 4-3 comeback win over visiting Middle Township. With Middle up by two runs entering the bottom of the seventh, starting pitcher Marisa Holt doubled, then came around to score before Segich launched a two-run shot.

Samantha Fiocci and Becca Collins each homered and doubled for Buena, sending the Chiefs to a 14-2 rout of host Wildwood Catholic.

Freshman starter Taylor Sirolli earned her first career win as St. Joseph held off visiting Holy Spirit, 7-3. Alivia Kerr and Mikaela Power drove in three runs apiece for the Wildcats.

Sacred Heart improved to 8-0, beating Lower Cape May, 16-5, behind senior Lindsay Dwyer's two doubles and four RBIs. Sam Caterina scored three runs and drove in two for the Lions.

Burlington County. Nicole Nixon hurled seven innings of shutout ball, scattering only two hits, as Burlington Township downed visiting Bordentown, 2-0.

Olympic. Dominique Palagruto went 3 for 4, scoring three runs and driving in two for Washington Township, which rolled to a 10-0 win over visiting Seneca.

Nonleague. Doane Academy's Leah Simpson ripped a two-run triple in the bottom of the seventh inning, sending the Spartans to victory, 14-13, in a home thriller against Trenton Catholic.

Girls' Lacrosse

Just 10 days after surpassing the 100-goal mark, Anna Gordon tied a Mainland lacrosse record with eight goals in a game as the Mustangs held off visiting Absegami, 18-8, in Cape-Atlantic League action.

Gordon, who will play at La Salle next year, joins former West Chester University standout Kelly Klever, who hit the mark in 2007, as the only Mainland players to score eight in a game.

The boys' team record of seven was set on April 8 by Ryan Bralski.

Cape-Atlantic. Ocean City senior Tess Solazzo poured in seven goals, leading the Red Raiders to a 12-9 win at Egg Harbor Township.

Nonleague. Eleven players scored for Moorestown as the reigning state champion rolled to an 18-0 shutout at Bishop Eustace.

Junior midfielder Jessica Dadino led the way with four goals for the Quakers.

Classmate Marie McCool, a 2012 U.S. Lacrosse All-American and North Carolina recruit, contributed three.


Contact Ben Goldberg-Morse

at bgoldbergmorse@philly.com.

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