Casagrand leads H-H by Souderton
com Hatboro-Horsham pitcher Nicole Casagrand has been doing it all year on the mound for the Lady Hatters, but she’s also doing it at the plate.
The senior pitcher, who has started every game for the Lady Hatters this season, had another excellent showing, leading her team to an 8-5 win over visiting Souderton in a Suburban One Continental Conference meeting at H-H on Thursday afternoon.
Casagrand pitched a complete game, striking out four batters while walking none. At the plate, the senior hit a two-run double in the third inning, helping out her own cause.
“I thought Nicole pitched a good game,” HatboroHorsham coach Joe DiFilippo said. “No walks helps a lot and Souderton is a very good hitting team and they’ll come at you the whole game. I thought she did a great job. She’s a senior and she did a great job coming back after being hurt all fall. She came back very strong.”
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“We hit the ball very well,” DiFilippo said. “We’ve been hitting the ball well all year and we score 6-7 runs a game. As long as the bats don’t go cold, we should be finH.”
Souderton, which now sits at 6-7 overall and 3-6 in league play, scored three runs in the second and then RnH Ln HDFK Ln WKH finDO WZR innings, but trailed for much of the game.
The Indians were led by Alex wiegler’s two-run double, which came in the second inning after Sarah Derstine doubled.
The Lady Hatters also got an RBI single from Adrienne Giuliani.
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“There are still a lot of good teams,” DiFilippo said. “This whole league has good teams and we’ll just take it one game at a time and see where we end up.”