Our top 5 series continues today with the Top 5 Softball Games of 2016. We only have one countdown remaining and that will feature baseball tomorrow.
Don’t forget, a game can appear on this list even if the team suffered a loss. Let us know in the comments section which game you think should be number one.
#5 Pirates Beat Delran in Playoff Tuneup
The first game on this list was a season in the making. Cinnaminson came into its contest with Patriot rival Delran having won their previous two games without allowing a run. The Pirates went to Delran for the Bears senior night and played spoiler, coming away with a 7-1 win in their final regular season game of 2016. The Pirates scored early and often to put the game out of reach.
#4 Pirates Shutout Overbrook in Second Round of Playoffs
In the second round of the South, Group 2 Tournament the Pirates welcomed Overbrook to town for a battle of the #4 and #5 seeds. Rebecca Martino was nearly unhittable as the Pirates advanced to the sectional semi-final for the first time in 11 years with a 2-0 win. Martino allowed two hits and struck out four in a complete game shutout of the Rams.
#3 Pirates Throttle Florence in Patriot Play
Even though it was early in the season, the Pirates hosted Florence for a key Patriot Division game and picked up a 17-5 win. The victory evened the Pirates record in the division at the time to 2-2. Cinnaminson had struggled the past couple of seasons against Florence, so this win was a big one for the program.
#2 Pirates Fall to West Deptford in Playoffs
Cinnaminson traveled to #1 West Deptford for the South, Group 2 semi-final in what turned out to be one of the best games of the entire spring season. The Pirates fell 9-8 to the Eagles to end the year at 12-13. Cinnaminson used a three homer inning to turn a 7-2 deficit into a 7-6 deficit and then took an 8-7 lead into the bottom of the seventh before the Eagles scored twice to win the game. The eight runs scored by the Pirates were the most allowed in a single game all year by the Eagles.
#1 Pirates Stun Bordentown in BCSL Tourney
In the BCSL Tourney, the Pirates traveled to Bordentown in an early round contest. Cinnaminson had already played the Scotties once this season and fell 10-0 on the road. Rebecca Martino went four innings and allowed all three runs, just one earned. Chelsea Price picked up the win in relief by throwing three scoreless innings. With the game tied at 3-3 in the top of the sixth, catcher Olivia Pestridge doubled to deep center to score center fielder Brooke Figiel for the eventual game-winning run.
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