DOMINICAN CAPTURES 2012 CACC SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Contributing to this article, Randy Press of the CACC
Lakewood, NJ (4/28/12) Dominican College wasted no time in setting the tone on the final day of the 2012 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Softball Championship on Saturday as it erupted for five first-inning runs before cruising to a 9-0 win in five innings over Bloomfield to claim its third consecutive conference crown.
Bloomfield, which entered the tournament as the No. 6 seed, began the day by beating No. 5 Post 5-4 in the first game of the day to set up the meeting with Dominican for the conference title. The Deacons, who finish the season 32-22, used home runs off the bat off Krystina Poloni and Brandi Hoffman to spark the victory.
Dominican (36-15) entered the tourney as the No. 1 seed and posted a perfect 4-0 mark en route to the title and the automatic berth in the 2012 NCAA Division II Softball Championship.
The Chargers put together a five-run first inning that was sparked by a leadoff home run by 2012 CACC Tournament Most Valuable Player, Julie Plante (Swansea, MA). Shelby Wassmann (Loudoun, VA) had an RBI sacrifice bunt and Paige Berzak (Cypress, CA) followed with an RBI double. Two other runs scored on Deacon errors.
Brielle Kerscher (Staten Island, NY) ripped a solo home run in the fourth to increase the margin to 6-0. Senior outfielder Deidre Jeppson* (Sylmar, CA) hit a sacrifice fly ball to left field to plate a run and later catcher Ashley Corrao (Staten Island, NY) belted a two-run shot over the left field fence fo the 9-0 lead and eventual victory.
Katrina Pistilli* (Staten Island, NY) picked up the shut-out win (15-8) in five innings of work, striking out two and allowing five hits.
Joining Dominican's Plante on the 2012 CACC All-Tournament squad is Delaney Childers (Dominican), Jeppson (Dominican), Corrao (Dominican), Berzak (Dominican), Angie Yoshizu (Bloomfield), Amanda Svenson (Bloomfield), Ally Schraer (Bloomfield), Lianna May (Post), Ashley Cummings (Post), Carissa Trujillo (Felician), Kristen Tenwolde (Felician), Briana Gaspich (Caldwell), Brooke Berger (Wilmington), Deanna Myers (Holy Family) and Rachel Ruch (Georgian Court).
2012 CACC Softball Tournament
(at Georgian Court University)
Thursday, April 26
Game 1 - #1 Dominican - 5 vs. #8 Holy Family (8 innings) – 4 - FINAL STATS
Game 2 - #2 Caldwell - 0 vs. #7 Felician – 8 (5 innings) - FINAL STATS
Game 3 - #3 Georgian Court - 2 vs. #6 Bloomfield - 8 – FINAL STATS
Game 4 - #4 Wilmington - 1 vs. #5 Post -6 – FINAL STATS
Game 5 – # 8 Holy Family - 8 vs. #4 Wilmington - 5 – FINAL STATS
Game 6 – #2 Caldwell - 2 vs. #3 Georgian Court -4 – FINAL STATS
Game 7 – #1 Dominican - 11 vs. #5 Post -3 (6 innings) – FINAL STATS
Game 8 – # 7 Felician - 2 vs. #6 Bloomfield 4 – FINAL STATS
Friday, April 27
Game 11 – #1 Dominican -12 vs. #6 Bloomfield- 5 – FINAL STATS
Game 12 – #7 Felician - 8 vs. #5 Post - 11 – FINAL STATS
Saturday, April 28
Game 13 – #5 Post - 4 vs. #6 Bloomfield - 5 - FINAL STATS
Game 14 – #1 Dominican - 9 vs. #6 Bloomfield - 0 - FINAL STATS
2012 CACC Softball Champions: Dominican College