Last night, Upper Darby defeated Haverford to force a share of the Central League title. Here are some interesting notes about the rivalry that I didn’t write about in my story about the game.
- As coach Becky Daly informed me this morning, this is the first Central League softball title (shared or outright) for Upper Darby since 2004. That team was headed by legendary coach Karin Bosch, who retired after the 2010 season. Also, All-Delco pitcher Savannah Nierintz’s sister, Alexa, was on that team.
- Haverford has won three Central League title in the last six years under coach Bill Whitney.
- Haverford’s most recent Central League championship came in 2010, when All-Delco selections Amber Millison and Sam Link were leading the way. That year, the Fords and Royals also met on the last day of the regular season to determine the league title. The Fords rolled, 9-3.
Sure they didn’t win, but Haverford rightfully celebrated their Central League title afterward. Thanks to Haverford player @vivaLaVanstone for sharing on Twitter.