Casagrand leads H-H by Soud­er­ton

Public Spirit - - OPINION - By Mike Prince

mprince@mont­gomerynews.

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.”

The Lady Hatters, who sLW DW 11-1 RvHUDOO DnG 8-1 in the league, got one run in WKH fiUsW Ln­nLnJ RII Dn 5B, sin­gle by Car­lie John­son. In the sec­ond, Jaynie Black hit a two-run sin­gle and then added an RBI in Hat­boroHor­sham’s four-run third in­ning.

“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.

With the win, Hat­boroHRUsKDP UHPDLnHG Ln fiUsW place in the con­fer­ence, DnG LW ORRNs WR finLsK RuW the year strong, es­pe­cially ZKLOH SODyLnJ Ln D GLI­fiFuOW league.

“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.”

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