Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Softball Extra Bases

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Softball Extra Bases

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* Behind the play of Olivia Kowal, Waldwick has won six of its last seven games to move to 6-3. In three games last week, she went 4-for-9 with six RBI and was 2-1 in the circle, pitching 18 innings, allowing one earned run and striking out 30. In Waldwick's 11-0 with over Dwight-Morrow, Kowal tossed her first career no-hitter and struck out 10.

* After a 2-4 start, Tenafly has won four straight behind the pitching of sophomore Megan Zaccario. In three wins last week against Hackensack, Westwood and Holy Angels, Zaccario accumulated 27 strikeouts, allowed 13 hits and walked just three.

* After suffering its first loss of the year last week to 11-10 Pequannock, Saddle Brook rattled off four straight wins and scored 33 runs to move to 11-1. Senior catcher Katie Garbarino is hitting .542 (19-for-35) with three home runs and 21 RBI. Senior shortstop Lorena Alvarez is batting .500 (21-for-42) with five doubles and 16 runs. Freshman designated player Morgan Santora is hitting .412 with one home run and 14 RBI. Pitcher Danielle Archibold is 8-1 with 68 strikeouts in 51 innings.

* Northern Highlands upped its win streak to six games after last week's 10-0 win over Ramsey. Coach Chris Broking said the heart of the order is "really starting to produce," as Sasha Brown is batting .500, Fiona Walley .542, Katie Duncan .407 and Madison Bialkowski .400. Highlands has Bergenfield, Tenafly, Holy Angels and Ridgewood this week.

* As of Sunday, Indian Hills (11-0) led Bergen County in power points with 234, while three-time defending county champion Immaculate Heart (11-0) was second with 219. Keep in mind, the Bergen County tournament will be seeded solely on power points this season and based on teams' first 15 games. Saddle Brook (11-1, 200 points), Lyndhurst (10-4, 197) and Fair Lawn (8-1, 162) rounded out the Top 5.

* Immaculate Heart seniors Steph Thomas, Daniella Ibarra, Angelina McGuire and Rachel Pollard have led the Blue Eagles to 11 straight wins to start the year. …

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