NBC cruises in first-round state game

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - SPORTS - Staff Re­port

COLUM­BUS » The No. 2 seeded North­ern Burlington soft­ball team beat Ocean Town­ship, 8-0, in a Cen­tral Jersey Group III opener Thurs­day night.

Sopho­more fire­baller Haylei Archer was in con­trol with a one-hit­ter and 12 strike­outs. Of­fen­sively, North­ern got two hits and five RBIs from Lexi Blue. One of those homers was a deep shot over the fence.

Archer chipped in with two hits and three RBIs, while Madi­son Sisz added three hits and Jess Peters had two.

With the vic­tory, North­ern Burlington im­proved to 21-2 and ad­vanced to play the win­ner of the MoorestownColts Neck game in the next round of the state tour­ney.

Ranked No. 1 in The Tren­to­nian, North­ern Burlington is also sched­uled to host Notre Dame Fri­day night in reg­u­lar-sea­son ac­tion.

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