Softball: Super 7, April 21

Well, we’ve got a bit of a shakeup this week.

Apologies for not posting last week’s Super 7.

Last week, although abbreviated due to spring break, saw some well-played games and a surprise or two along the way. As a result, we have a few changes, notably at the top.

 1. Radnor (6-1) + 5

Since our last update, the Raiders shut out an improved Ridley team, 2-0, and handed a previous Super 7 No. 1 Springfield  its first loss of the season. Izzy Schaefer continues to pitch magnificently while receiving offensive support  from the likes of Megan McGrath (two doubles, one triple) and Bari Margolis (two homers). Starting Tuesday, Radnor plays three straight games against Garnet Valley, Episcopal Academy and Upper Darby.

2. Chichester (6-0) + 1

The Eagles are looking to beat Interboro for the second time in less than a week when the teams square off Tuesday afternoon. Junior pitcher Meghan Wimmer is locked in and the lineup is clicking on all cylinders.

3. Springfield (8-1) – 2

Even with the loss to Radnor, the Cougars remain a very dangerous team. I still think they have the best lineup, one-through-nine, in the county

4. Cardinal O’Hara (5-1) – 2

The Lions have reeled off three straight wins after the loss to Springfield two weeks ago.

5. Haverford (5-1) – No change

It’s not easy keeping the Fords all the way down at No. 5 for a second straight week, especially after they’ve already beaten Radnor, 2-1. Haverford could conceivably jump up to No. 1 in next week’s rankings. A big nonleague game with O’Hara is on the schedule for Monday night.

6. Marple Newtown (6-2) – Unranked

After starting 0-2, the Tigers have clearly hit their stride and are playing very inspired softball. Nicole Kelly has become a top-flight pitcher in the Central League. It’s been a few years since the Tigers have consistently competed in games. They are trending upward, for sure.

7. Episcopal Academy (4-0)

The Churchwomen earned a few blowout victories against Inter-Ac League foes last week. They also have a win over Conestoga. They host Radnor Wednesday before the first of two big showdowns with Agnes Irwin Friday.

Honorable Mention

Agnes Irwin (2-0)

Bonner-Prendergast (4-2)

Garnet Valley (5-2)

Interboro (5-2)

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