Softball: Super 7, May 5

It’s setting up to be a fun next week of softball in Delaware County.

For starters, we have the highly anticipated Episcopal Academy at Chichester battle Tuesday (4:15 first pitch) featuring arguably the top hurlers in Delco – Alex Viscusi  vs. Meghan Wimmer, both good friends and Ivy League recruits. For Chi, it’s the second game of a brutal stretch, as I wrote about in last week’s Super 7. They handled an eight-win Cardinal O’Hara quite easily, 7-1.

Meanwhile, Springfield keeps rolling along, winning 19 consecutive games dating to last year. The rest of the Central League is a bit of a crapshoot, there’s no one consistent club right now. The latest District One power rankings has Springfield as the No. 2 team in Class AAAA behind only Neshaminy, while Springfield is the No. 1 squad in Class AAA. Chi controls its destiny, basically.

So, without boring you any longer…here’s this week’s Super 7. Note that not much has changed.

1. Springfield (15-0)

Courtney Scarpato pitched her first career perfect game Monday in a 12-0 shellacking of Strath Haven

2. Chichester (14-0)

Chi has Episcopal (15-2) Tuesday, followed by Upper Darby (6-7) Wednesday, then St. Hubert Thursday and Garnet Valley (9-5) Saturday. Villa Maria (12-3) on May 12 in what could be a District One final preview. Woof.

3. Episcopal Academy (17-2)

Last week, Alex Viscusi hit three doubles against Baldwin and pitched her first career perfect game in a 10-0 win over Agnes Irwin.

4. Cardinal O’Hara (8-4)

Chichester loss notwithstanding, the Lions have still put together and very nice season. As an aside, it’s a damn shame the District 12 is a joke, and it doesn’t have its own district tournament. We all know what happened to O’Hara last year. Once you lose in the Catholic League playoffs, it’s over. And for a team like O’Hara, I’d love to see what it can do against real competition.

5. Interboro (9-5)

The Bucs won a 5-4 thriller in extras against Ridley, and thus, they make their first appearance in the Super 7. Brandi James, Amber Seaman and Rachel Reifer have been among the team’s top players.

6. Ridley (11-4)

The Green Raiders sit in 10th place in the latest District One power rankings.

7. Garnet Valley (9-5)

The Jags are on the Super 7 fringes. A bizarre loss to Harriton a couple weeks back was followed by a wildy 11-10 defeat to Conestoga Monday.

IN THE PICTURE…

Bonner-Prendergast (6-4)

Penncrest (8-8)

Upper Darby (6-7)

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