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Aug 02, 2017

Lincroft Girls 9- and 10-Year-Old All-Stars Capture District Championship

By Les Pierce

The Lincroft girls 9- and 10-year-old All-Star team slipped by rival Manalapan by a 3-2 score earlier in the District 19 tournament. In the tourney final, they found themselves pitted against that same Manalapan nine, trailing by two runs and in need of some offense. That offense ultimately did materialize and led to a 5-2 victory and the District 19 title.

Manalapan scored one run in each of the first two innings. Lincroft was shut out over the first two innings and entered the bottom of the third trailing by a 2-0 tally. Natalie Trezza led off the third with a walk. Madison McDougall and Jessica Franco both singled with one out to load the bases. Trezza stole home on a passed ball to post the first run of the contest for her team. Lincroft cleanup batter Jordan Terefenko blasted a double to right centerfield, driving in Franco and McDougall for a 3-2 advantage. Terefenko stole third base – then, moments later, bolted for home on a wild pitch and slid in under the tag to extend the lead at 4-2.

Lincroft pitcher Madison McDougall silenced the Manalapan bats over the final three innings, going the distance and notching eight strikeouts along the way. Terefenko picked up an insurance run in the bottom of the fourth when she tripled to bring home Kathryn Martin, who singled earlier.

At the helm for Lincroft were manager Charles Terefenko and coaches Ken Cinque and Kim Lombardi-McDougall.