Friday, June 01, 2012

North Penn Softball wins District One Class AAAA Title

North Penn's Erin Maher (4) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a run as Bishop Shannahan catcher Claudia Boggi (4, right) ooks away during their playoff contest  at Plymouth WhiteMarsh High School on Thursday,  May 31, 2012. Photo by Mark C Psoras.

It took 27 years, but the North Penn softball team is back on top of District One.

Trailing 1-0 after five innings, the Maidens finally got to Bishop Shanahan's Villanova-bound pitcher Kate Poppe in the sixth scoring twice in the top of the frame to win the District One Class AAA final 2-1 Thursday afternoon.

The district title is the first for the team since 1985, with the North Penn squad eventually claiming the Class AAA state title.

 Here's two video interviews follwing the Maidens' victory.

First is junior Alexa Gable, whose RBI triple tied the game at one, then scored the go-ahead run on a error on Michelle Holweger's pop up.

The next video features freshman pitcher Jackie Bilotti, who struck out three in earning the complete-game victory for North Penn

Finally, here is Maidens coach Rick Torresani on North Penn's district championship following the game.