Sunday, February 18, 2018
Monroe Crusaders Win Memorial Day Classic

Monroe Crusaders Win Memorial Day Classic


FastPitch Elite / monroe crusadersUNION, N.J. — The Monroe Crusaders 18U travel softball team started their season winning the 2015 USSSA Memorial Day Classic softball tournament in Union N.J.

The Crusaders went 5-0, coming from behind in both elimination games to take home the trophy. Leading the way for the winners was Samantha Rizzi (8 hits, 6 runs scored), Jennifer Lawson (7 hits, 8 RBI’s), Meagan Blair (6 hits, 5 runs scored).

The defense was solid led by Blair with several outstanding plays at shortstop.In the championship game “birthday girl” Brooke Hughes dominating on the mound, with 16 of the 21 outs coming on strikeouts.Gianna Matise’s two out RBI-single in the bottom of the fifth put the Crusaders ahead to stay.

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Beginning in front, from left to right, are: Desiree Lynch, Gianna Matise, Katie Rau, Samantha Rizzi and Meagan Blair; and standing are: Amanda McDonald, Jennifer Lawson, Perri Ansons, Dana Ansons, Brooke Hughes and Tara McCoy.

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