Lady Cavs claim 2A state crown
Savannah Davis had two hits, drove in two runs and was the winning pitcher as she led East Rutherford to a tight 4-2 victory in nine innings on Saturday in the third and decisive game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A softball championship series at Walnut Creek Softball Complex.
Davis was named the Most Valuable Player of the series. She was the winning pitcher and had two hits in East Rutherford’s 2-1 series-opening winon Friday night, but Jordan-Matthews tied the series at a game apiece earlier on Saturday with a 4-3 win, rallying from a 3-0 deficit.
East Rutherford carried a 2-1 lead into the seventh, but Jordan-Matthews tied the game in the bottom of the inning to force extra innings.
Dee DeCristofaro led the Jets with two doubles in four trips to the plate. Emily Dobson had two hits and two RBI for East while Jordan Gray also had two hits.
The Cavaliers outhit J-M 9-5 in the game, and there were seven errors, four by East.
Jordan-Matthews finished 24-6 overall while East wound up 27-4.