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Softball Sweeps Montgomery, DiDonna Laces 100th Hit

Softball Sweeps Montgomery, DiDonna Laces 100th Hit

In a doubleheader sweep of Montgomery, sophomore Carly DiDonna recorded her 100th hit during a 5 for 8 afternoon at the plate.  DiDonna joined Casey Kisielewski in the 100 hit club after Kisielewski recorded her milestone hit this past Sunday.  Tuesday, DiDonna laced an RBI double off of the left centerfield wall in her last at-bat of the afternoon to tally her milestone.  DiDonna finished the day with five hits, seven runs scored and six RBIs. 

In Game 1, the Dukes jumped on the visiting Mustangs with an eleven run 1st inning in which 16 batters came to the plate. Sophomore Gabrielle Castellini capped off the big inning with a two-run shot to left-center that plated Kisielewski.  Castellini and Kisielewski each scored six times and Castellini drove in game-high six runs during the first game.  

In the circle, Rosalie LaGrotta and Elizabeth Carpani teamed up for two wins.  LaGrotta pitched three innings of no-hit softball, striking out 6 Montgomery batters in Game 1.  Carpani closed out the first game and then picked up her third win of the season, going the distance in the second game of the day.  Carpani also made some noise at the plate in Game 2, launching a grand slam in the first inning.  DiDonna hit 3 for 3, driving in three and scoring three times.  Castellini and Lauren Tobolski each recorded two hits in the second game.  

With the two wins, the Dukes have now put together a win streak of five going into tough test in the GSAC Thursday afternoon.  Cumberland will host Rowan College at Gloucester County in a rematch of the 2015 Region 19 Championship Series.  The first pitch will be thrown at 4:00 PM.