Top 5 Softball Games of 2016

Top 5 Softball Games of 2016

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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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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com