Welcome back to a new edition of the softball Super 7.
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1. Springfield (14-1)
The Cougars are closing in on clinching a Central League title. Life is good for the Cougars right now. Who’s going to slow them down? Taylor Winkelman continues to shine at the plate and the one-two pitching punch of Courtney Scarpato and Tori DePietro continues to thrive.
2. Cardinal O’Hara (11-1)
The Lions took down Lansdale Catholic last week for possession of first place in the Catholic League. You have to like their chances come playoff time. This is shaping up to be their year. Everyone in the lineup is contributing in big ways.
3. Episcopal Academy (9-1)
The Churchwomen are eyeing an Inter-Ac League title. Another huge showdown with Agnes Irwin Wednesday at home will go a long way in determining the top dog in the conference.
4. Chichester (10-1)
Meghan Wimmer and Co. had a field day over the weekend when they traveled to Garnet Valley and pummeled the Jaguars. After a tough defeat to one strong opponent (Episcopal Academy), the Eagles proved that they don’t just make a living beating up on inferior opponents. They’re a damn good softball team.
5. Agnes Irwin (7-1)
Welcome back to the Super 7, Owls. They might be a little high, but it’s hard to argue with their start. And with Katie Wenger pitching as well as she has, this is a team that can take down anyone in Delco on the right day. Wenger faces her great nemesis Alex Viscusi and EA on Wednesday. Must. Watch. Softball.
6. Haverford (10-3)
The Fords have been a weird team to figure out. They don’t hit for much power, but as long as they have Bridget Newman in the circle, they stand a good chance against anybody in the Central League. Though they haven’t quite lived up to expectations, they’re still a fundamentally sound team that could make some noise in the District One Class AAAA playoffs.
7. Garnet Valley (9-5)
The Jaguars, on the other hand, can hit — Sam Tomasetti, Reva Alderman, Ellie Oruska, Ashley Moskowitz, Shannon Moore, etc. This is a team that can produce and do some damage. I think the Jags ran out of steam against Chichester after a grueling week of scheduling.
Upper Darby (7-5)