Alex Viscusi and Katie Wenger are two of the top softball pitchers in Delaware County. On Friday, they squared off for the first time this season.
Viscusi led Episcopal Academy to a crucial 2-1 Inter-Ac League victory over Wenger and Agnes Irwin.
Viscusi struck out seven and scattered four hits in the complete game. Helping her cause at the plate, Viscusi crushed a solo homer in the fourth to give the Churchwomen a two-run cushion and also doubled. EA led 2-0 in the seventh inning before Michaela Maciolek drove in a run to cut the Owls' (5-1) deficit in half. Maciolek had two of her team's four hits.
Agnes Irwin and Episcopal Academy (6-1) meet again next Wednesday.
In the Central League:
Springfield 4, Ridley 2: The Cougars plated three runs in the bottom of the third to grab a 3-1 advantage. Taylor Winkelman, Kaity Baumann and Nikki DePietro all tripled for Springfield. Winkelman went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Courtney Scarpato was the winning pitcher.
Taylor Eubanks went 2-for-4 with a run and a RBI for the Green Raiders.
In the Ches-Mont League:
W.C. Rustin 11, Sun Valley 1: The Vanguards (1-12, 1-11) had no answers for Eliana DiPrimio, who slugged two home runs, and winning pitcher Caela Abadia. Amber Michael had an RBI for Sun Valley.
In the Tri-State Christian Conference:
Gloucester Christian 11, Christian Academy 8: Gloucester grabbed the lead for good with four runs in the bottom of the sixth. Despite the loss, TCA's Madi Dutton legged out a triple, which was the lone extra-base hit of the game. Crusaders catcher Laura Fulmer showed off a strong arm behind the dish and threw out three runners attempting to steal a base.
In a nonleague game:
Strath Haven 18, Academy Park 13: Ellen Armour pitched four innings of relief, striking out four, to earn the win. Andrea Govannicci, Meghan Riviello and Sophia Graziani all doubled for the Panthers.