Cinnaminson traveled to Delran on Thursday night for the Bears senior night game and returned home with a resounding 7-1 victory to win their third in a row.
The Pirates are now 10-12 overall and finish the year at 3-5 in the Patriot Division.
Cinnaminson wanted to return the favor Thursday for a 4-3 loss to Delran at Wood Park on their senior night earlier this season.
They did just that and more.
“This one feels amazing, especially since we are headed into playoffs,” senior centerfielder Brooke Figiel said. “They took our senior night away from us and it feels amazing to take their senior night away from them.”
Not only did the win over Delran return the favor, it also put the Pirates in an excellent position heading into the South, Group 2 Tournament.
“Everybody did their job. The hitting is contagious,” Bart said. “You could feel the excitement and energy from tonight’s game. I think that helps too.”
“If we play like this on Monday, then we’re going to compete with anybody; we’ll make it a game.”
The Pirates open the playoffs on Monday, May 23 at 3:45pm against Medford Tech at home. Cinnaminson comes in as the #4 seed and Medford Tech is the #13 seed.
“This is what I asked for the whole season, for everyone to play for each other next to us,” Figiel said. “Everyone’s giving 100 percent out there. That’s all I can ask for.”
Cinnaminson opened the scoring in the top of the first with a run on a groundout.
The Pirates made it a 3-0 game in the top of the second on an RBI single from Brenna MacNair and an RBI groundout from Gia Trzaska.
Madison Godwin joined the RBI group in the top of the third with a run-scoring single that drove in Brooke Figiel (leadoff double).
Cinnaminson just kept tacking on runs as the Pirates added three more in the top of the fifth.
Back-to-back walks to Olivia Pestridge and Godwin led to a SaraBeth Coyle sacrifice bunt before Maddison Figiel ripped a two-run single to center.
Tori Robinson then finished the Pirates scoring for the game with an RBI groundout.
Rebecca Martino got the start in the circle and was dominant for a third straight game. Martino threw four scoreless innings for the win.
“We talk about it with all the kids; just take this momentum and push it forward,” Bart said. “Take it with us into the playoffs. We’re peaking at the right time of the season.”
“We’re putting the at-bats together, the fielding together and the pitching together. They looked great tonight.”
Chelsea Price relieved Martino in the bottom of the fifth and threw the final three innings of the game, allowing Delran’s lone run in the bottom of the sixth.
Price retired Delran in order in the bottom of the seventh to seal the victory for Cinnaminson.
“We always pick people up,” Figiel said. “We could be down five runs and it doesn’t matter.”
“Having solid chemistry, great chemistry, makes us dangerous. Everyone picks everyone up. We are cheering everyone on and our hitting gets better and our defense gets better.”
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