Softball: Player Hot Sheet for Friday, April 19


Alex Viscusi was 6-for-8 at the plate and pitched two shutouts in Episcopal Academy wins this week.

Now until the end of the season, I will post a weekly “Hot Sheet” highlighting some of the best performances over the week that was. So, check back right here every Friday.


Tori DePietro, Springfield: The freshman sensation was 6-for-11 in three games, including a 3-for-3 effort against Upper Darby (a 4-2 loss). The pitcher/second baseman threw well in relief in a loss to Haverford Wednesday, and pitched a five-inning no-hitter against Harriton Friday, when she also tripled and homered.

Savannah Nierintz, Upper Darby: An eye-opening week for the senior pitcher, who tossed two shutouts and struck out more than 30 batters over a three-game span. Nierintz, a two-time All-Delco, fanned a career-high 18 hitters over 11 innings Wednesday. She’s also doing her part at the plate, as Monday she stroked a pair of doubles.

Bridget Newman, Haverford High: The Fords ace was spectacular on Wednesday night when she was 2-for-2 and reached base four times. Teams are starting to be more careful when facing the powerful Newman, who crushed a double and knocked in three runs in the win over Springfield.

Molly Rafferty, Cardinal O’Hara: She was 3-for-3 with a triple, homer, seven RBIs and three runs scored Monday vs. Academy Park. The pitcher doubled and threw a three-inning no-hitter against Ridley Wednesday and she again homered in a 16-0 rout of Bishop McDevitt Thursday. Rafferty features arguably the best tools and pitching combination in the county.

Stacey MacArthur, Delco Christian: MacArthur crushed two home runs and one double for the Knights in a 12-0 decision over Plumstead Christian.

Erica DeAngelo, Archbishop Carroll: DeAngelo had a pair of homers in the Patriots’ 24-1 beatdown of Hallahan in which the team belted five long balls. DeAngelo was 3-for-4 with four RBIs.

Alex Viscusi, Episcopal Academy: Viscusi threw a pair of shutouts and was 6-for-8 in two EA wins this week. Against Germantown Academy Wednesday, the sophomore was 3-for-4 with a homer, two triples and six RBIs.

Shannon Moore, Garnet Valley: She was 3-for-3 with six RBIs and three runs scored against Marple Newtown and continued to swing a hot bat against Lower Merion.

Taylor Eubanks, Ridley: At 2-8, the Green Raiders haven’t had many reasons to celebrate. But Eubanks, a sophomore pitcher and outfielder, has raked. She slammed a home run and drove in six in an easy win against Harriton Thursday.

Honorable Mention: Nicole Kelly (Marple Newtown), Rylee Power (Marple Newtown), Michelle Hagarty (Chichester), Meghan Wimmer (Chichester), Sarah Murray (Chichester), Olivia Encarnacion (Interboro), Becca Reifer (Interboro), Miranda Baylor (Interboro), Katie Wenger (Agnes Irwin), Lauren Fortunato (Agnes Irwin), Lauren Scarpato (Springfield), Maron Scherer (Haverford), Tyler Beccari (Haverford), Maura Cesanek (Haverford), Izzy Schaefer (Radnor), Bari Margolis (Radnor), Nicole Clayton (Garnet Valley), Mikayla Brady (Penncrest), Gabby Donatucci (Episcopal Academy), Liz Turner (Delco Christian), Brooke Lachette (Bonner-Prendergast), Maggie Griendling (Bonner-Prendergast), Alissa DiSciascio (Cardinal O’Hara), Taylor Connor (Cardinal O’Hara), Jackie Marshall (Cardinal O’Hara), Lauren DelRomano (Cardinal O’Hara), Erica DeAngelo (Archbishop Carroll), Lizzie Citrone (Archbishop Carroll), Amanda Lewis (Sun Valley)


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