R-S Central softball (7-1, 5-0) is still on a roll, aside from the 1-0 non-conference loss to Chesnee, the Lady Hilltoppers are undefeated in conference play. The pitching has been solid with Haley White and Madison Crain. Hitting was a question coming into the season, but they have answered that issue pretty handily.
Brooke Moore, Brooke Vance, Kyonna McEntyre, Haley Wilson and Taylor Koon are all hitting above .345 and the team has a batting average of .322.
Chase (3-2, 2-2) are playing better than a year ago. Maggie Robbins and Sam Craft are leading from the plate. Cassidy Pinkerton has notched all three of the Lady Trojans wins from the pitching circle so far.
East Rutherford (4-2, 2-2) continues to have an up-and-down season. Although, it's a very young team, Jordan Gray, Crennan Davis and Biddy Sayre are the hitting catalyst so far this season. Pitching has been an adventure so far this season, but they are holding their own.
East Rutherford (5-1, 4-1) has a whole line-up full of strong hitters with Kendall McGowan, Holden Greene, Josh Searcy, etc. Pitching maybe the one questionable area with the new pitch count rules. Still, they are averaging over seven runs a game.
R-S Central (6-1, 4-1) is strong on the mound, aggressive on the bases and averaging over seven runs a game as well. They are led at the plate by Keaton Snethen and Cam Snethen, while Jace Crowe has also become a tough out in the line up. Pitching ace, Dillion Phillips has been solid again this season.
Chase (0-6, 0-5) has lost three games by three runs or less so far. Bryan Perez is hitting the ball the best at this point in the season.
Anna Mooneyham leads Chase (1-4-1) with three goals on the season, but has played better this season so far. Maddie Hewitt has been fairly reliable in goal though.
R-S Central (4-2, 2-2) continues to be a threat every night with Morgan Hill and Kenly Wilson doing most of the scoring, while Katie Rumfelt and Alina Chavez are taking care of the midfield or back-half. Behind Kings Mountain, they as well as East Rutherford are expected to fight for second place in the conference.
East Rutherford (3-2-1, 3-0) has fought through a tough early schedule, but now they are winning in conference. Emily Elgin and Abigail Smith are leading the way and should get stronger to beat as the season goes. The best news is that they only have five seniors on a roster of 20.
Thomas Jefferson (3-2) only has two one-goal losses this season, but has played very well overall. Defensively, the Lady Gryphons have only given up three goals so far this season. MacKenzie Hamrick and Mikayla Burleson are the leading goal scorers.