Bethlehem Catholic softball team tops Lansdale Catholic in PIAA Class AAA semifinalsSophomore pitcher Elyse Cuttic tossed another terrific game to pick up her 16th victory of the season and classmate Brooke Rau tripled home a run and scored another as Bethlehem Catholic defeated Lansdale Catholic 4 1 on an overcast day in the PIAA Class AAA semifinals at Lyons Field.Cuttic (16 5), who no hit District 1 champion Radnor in a 1 0 quarterfinal victory in eight innings, was again in command throughout after Becahi jumped on top with two runs in each of the first and second cheap elite nfl jerseys. The southpaw, in her first season as a varsity pitcher, allowed four cheap nfl womens jerseys, a walk and struck out seven.Only two batters reached second base against Cuttic. Center fielder Greta Sheridan blasted a 240 foot drive in the air to left field in the second inning and quickly raced around the bases for a homer as the ball rolled to the 265 foot fence.Crusaders shortstop Amanda Bradley doubled to right center with two outs in the fifth but was stranded when first baseman Kaelah Horwath made a sliding catch of a foul popup. Third baseman Bethanne Brandstetter made a nice play in the same inning on a hot shot, and shortstop Emily Brandstetter also backed up Cuttic with a nifty play in the hole in the sixth."This is so awesome because we worked so hard for this," Cuttic said. "After those two losses to Easton and Liberty at the end of the regular season (which prevented Becahi from making the Lehigh Valley Conference playoffs) my confidence was down. But I was determined to make this a memorable season for the seniors, starting with districts."In three state playoff games, Cuttic has allowed 12 hits, two walks, two earned runs and struck out 20 in 22 innings."Elyse is coming of age," said Becahi coach Rich Mazza, who took the program to the 2009 state final, when it lost 1 0 to Greencastle Antrim. "There is a lot more to pitching then just throwing hard and hitting your mark. And she's Cheap Customized Nfl Jerseys, too. And she fields her position well. She's becoming a complete player."
The Hawks jumped on starter Ashley Seal when leadoff hitter Julia Madison opened the game with a pulled line single to right field. Angelys Cotto hit a ball to the third baseman, who threw the ball into wholesale nfl jerseys china field while trying to get the forceout at second base.Jean Markovic drove Madison home with a groundout to the first baseman, and Cuttic hit a hard groundout to the shortstop, who was playing back, to score Cotto for the 2 0 lead.Emily Brandstetter hit a hard single to center to open the second inning and came home on Rau's triple to right center. Madison's sacrifice fly to center field scored Rau."We were so pumped up in practice and everybody in school was asking us if we were ready," said Rau, who made a fantastic catch to help save the quarterfinal custom nfl jerseys. "I had no doubt everybody was going to come out focused and be ready.""I think we're reaching our peak," Mazza said. "As a coach that's what you want. These young kids we have are really starting to believe in themselves. As I've said all along, the senior leadership we've had has helped these young kids to develop. When they made a mistake there was somebody to pick them up. These kids are all good friends. A lot of coaches say that but these kids really are."