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Haddon Heights girls ready to battle for state softball title

Haddon Heights downed the only undefeated high school softball team remaining in the state Tuesday to advance to the New Jersey Group 1 Championship Game, likely to be played Saturday at Toms River against Saddle Brook.

Haddon Heights vs. Florence. Image from

Haddon Heights vs. Florence. Image from

Saddle Brook (28-3) was the top seed in the North Jersey Section 1 Group 1 tournament. Haddon Heights (25-3) was the third seed in the South Jersey Group 1 tournament.

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“Shayla Sweeney went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI and also pitched a two-hitter to lead Haddon Heights to a 5-1 victory over Florence in the Group 1 semifinals in Mount Holly.

“Florence, the lone remaining undefeated team in the state entering the game, ended the season at 24-1.”

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“Haddon Heights is headed to the Group 1 state final after defeating previously unbeaten Florence, 5-1, in Tuesday’s state Group 1 semifinal at Rancocas Valley.

“Coach Michelle Schlichtig told her players after the game to soak it all in, so they did, receiving congratulations from their parents, friends, and a large group of Garnets fans.

“And most of all, the team applied the lessons learned from last year’s 1-0 state loss to Robbinsville in the state Group 2 semifinals.

” ‘Nobody likes losing a 1-0 game, but being there took nerves away and we knew what it felt like to lose and never wanted that feeling again,’ said Schlichtig, who won a state title as a Haddon Heights pitcher in 2001.”

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This entry was posted on June 5, 2013 by in Region, Schools, Uncategorized and tagged .
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