14 Game Winning Streak For Lady Panthers
The Lady Panthers moved from 8th seed to the 6th seed in the county on Monday, when they redeemed themselves against Park Ridge, the team that handed them their only loss earlier in the season.
The "Dirty Dozen" came out on fire and cruised to an 11-0 fifth inning victory, with Katie Kontos pitching a no hitter. The big blow in the game was a three-run homer off senior Tori Bell's bat. Michelle Passero was a perfect 3-3 and scored three runs. Brianna Lelinho added a double and an RBI, and Julie Carey had an RBI single to pace the Panthers. Julia Obssuth scored two runs. With the win the Panthers improved to 18-1 and are riding a 14 game winning streak.
On A Roll
Last Tuesday, the first took an 11-0 victory over Bogota, when Katie Kontos pitched a two-hit shutout and helped her own cause with two RBI singles. Brianna Lelinho sparked the offense with a triple two singles and two RBIs. Julia Obssuth added two hits and an RBI, and Amanda Parker chipped in with 2 RBIs as well. Tori Bell added a Sac fly RBI and Katie Lelinho and Julie Carey added an RBI as well for the winners.
On Wednesday, the Panthers hosted Palisades Park. Katie Lelinho threw a two-hit shutout as the Panthers won their 12th game in a row and improved to 16-1 on the season. Michelle Passero and Amanda Parker each had two hits, and Katie Lelinho and Julie Carey each had two RBI's for the winners. Tori Bell added two singles and an RBI and Katie Kontos had an RBI Single to go along with three walks.
Bergen County Tournament
On Saturday, the Panthers hosted Wood-Ridge in the Bergen County Tournament. The 5th seeded Panthers prevailed 4-2 in a very exciting game. After spotting Wood-Ridge two unearned runs in the first inning, the Panthers went to work in the thirrd inning. Tori Bell, who went 4-4 in the game, singled in the first run to cut the deficit to 2-1. Pitcher Katie Kontos, who pitched a two hitter, hit a long home run off the scoreboard in the bottom of the 4th to tie the game. The Panthers added one run in the fifth inning and added another run in the sixth on an RBI single by Bell. Besides Bell's four hits which included a long double to left field, the Panthers were led by Gabby Spatucci who had two timely bunt singles, and Michelle Passero, Amanda Parker, and Julia Obssuth who pitched in with one hit apiece. After the game, the girls were given "Dirty Dozen" T-Shirts by the MP Softball Association.
4pm Wednesday at home against Waldwick
4pm Thursday away at Emerson
Noon Saturday in Saddle Brook, Bergen County Tournament, Round 2 against Paramus
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