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Castellini's Walk-Off HR Salvages Split With Brookdale

Castellini's Walk-Off HR Salvages Split With Brookdale

After a 10-1 loss in the first game of a doubleheader with the #3 ranked team, Cumberland entered the final frame trailing 6-5 with the top of the lineup coming to the plate.  Carly DiDonna started off the bottom of the seventh with groundball single up the middle and then stole second. 

A Casey Kisielewski line drive single set the table for sophomore Gabrielle Castellini.  In a 1-0 count and runners at second and third, Castellini launched a three-run, walk-off home run to grab the 8-6 victory over the visiting Jersey Blues.  Castellini finished the game 3 for 4, with 2 runs scored and 5 runs-batted-in, including a double and the game's final hit. 

The split puts the Dukes at 23-20 overall and 13-5 in Region 19 play with two remaining region games this weekend at Bergen CC.  Cumberland currently sits at #5 in the current Region 19 standings.