Radnor Softball Hosts Little League Clinic
The Radnor High School varsity softball team hosted a clinic for Radnor-Wayne Little League girls, and a lot of fun was had by all!
Radnor Shocks Springfield, Mercies the Cougars 11-1
Here's a blog report on the Raiders huge win over first place Springfield:
Final Regular Season Super 7 from the Delco Times
Here is the final regular season Super 7 ranking from the Delco Times:
Radnor is also in the "Others to Watch" in the Inquirer's area rankings of softball teams.
FINAL Central League Standings - RADNOR IN 2ND PLACE
At the close of the Central League, Radnor earned 2nd place with a strong final week:
Springfield 14-2 (only TWO losses to Radnor)
Radnor 12-4 (all losses by one run)
Garnet Valley 11-5
Upper Darby 9-7
Harriton, Strath Haven, LM
CONGRATS TO THE RAIDERS ON A GREAT CENTRAL LEAGUE PERFORMANCE!
Radnor Earns Big Non League Win, 3-2 over Nazareth in 11 Innings
Radnor defeated a tough non league opponent Nazareth in 11 innings yesterday. Great coverage by the Philadelphia Inquirer, with an article and photos! Here's the link:
Radnor Opens District Play Today
Radnor earned the #3 seed in the PIAA District One AAA softball Playoffs. The Raiders earned a bye into the 2nd round of the playoffs. The 2nd round - or quarterfinals - are today and involved the following matchups:
Marple Newtown (#8) AT Springfield (#1), Springfield wins 5-4 in 8 innings
Nazareth (#5) AT Upper Merion (#4), Upper Merion wins 5-1
Villa Maria (#7) AT Chichester (#2), Chichester wins 1-0
Pottsgrove (#6) AT Radnor (#3), TODAY AT RADNOR 4 PM START, Radnor wins 2-0
Radnor Wins 2-0 Over Pottsgrove!!!
Radnor recorded it's first playoff victory since 2010 with a 2-0 victory over Pottsgrove. Blake Massaro and Michelle Gorson scored in the 3rd inning after they got on with walks, and Izzy Schaefer pitched a 1 hit shutout while striking out 10. The Raiders move on to the District Semi Finals, and play Chichester, the #2 seed, at 4 pm on Tuesday at West Chester East. Here's an article on the game:
Margolis and Schaefer make 1st Team All Central League
The 2014 All Central League softball teams were released today, and both Bari Margolis (infield) and Izzy Schaefer (pitcher) made 1st Team All Central. Also Morgan Campbell (outfield) made 2nd team All Central, and Michelle Gorson and Holly Pachella were both Honorable Mention All Central League. Here is a link to the full All Central teams:
Radnor No Hits Chichester 7-0, Advances to District Finals and States
Radnor played a marvelous all around game and exacted revenge on Chichester yesterday in the District Semi Finals, winning 7-0. With the win, the Raiders advanced to their first District Final and also qualified for the PIAA AAA States which begin on Monday, June 2. The District Finals are scheduled for Thursday, pending the completion of the other semifinal game today (which was suspended with Springfield leading 7-3 over Upper Merion). Izzy Schaefer pitched a no hitter against Chichester, striking out 7 along the way. Both Chichester base runners got on by walks, and were erased by catcher Holly Pachella on steal attempts. Bari Margolis jump started the offense with two doubles, and Caitlin Connor also had a big RBI double to the fence. Last year Chichester eliminated Radnor in the 2nd round of the playoffs.
Here's a link to an article on the game:
District Finals: Radnor vs. Springfield, Friday, 5/30, 4 pm at Harriton
RADNOR WINS DISTRICT 1 TITLE!!! BEATS SPRINGFIELD 2-0
The Radnor Raiders capped an awesome three game run through the PIAA District 1 AAA playoffs with a 2-0 shutout of arch rival and #1 seed Springfield. Radnor opened with a 2-0 win over Pottsgrove, ran past Chichester 7-0 in the semi finals, before beating Springfield for the 3rd time this season. In the Championship, Izzy Schaefer allowed only 2 hits while striking out 9; and Katie Jordan (2 for 3) flew around the bases for a 4th inning inside the park home run to spark the Raiders. Amanda Davis preserved the 1-0 lead with a tremendous catch of a sinking line drive in center field, before Radnor added an insurance run in the 7th when Izzy had a line drive sac fly to drive in Bari Margolis (2 hits on the day). The District 1 title is the first ever for Radnor High School in softball. The Raiders open the state playoffs on Monday, June 2, at 2 pm vs. Franklin Towne Charter from District 12. The game will be played at West Chester East High School.
Below find links to some coverage of the historic win:
RADNOR wins State Playoff Game, 10-0 over Franklin Towne Charter
Radnor advanced to the PIAA AAA quarterfinals today by defeating Franklin Towne Charter 10-0 in five innings. The Raiders will play Bethlehem Catholic, the District 11 Champion, on Thursday at a time/location tba. Here's an article on the game:
STATE QUARTERFINAL TODAY!! RADNOR VS. BETHLEHEM CATHOLIC
ELITE 8 - NOON TIME AT SOUDERTON HIGH SCHOOL
Bethlehem Catholic Ends Radnor Run 1-0
Bethlehem Catholic scored an unearned run in the first inning, and their pitcher made it hold up for a 1-0 victory to end Radnor's run in the state quarterfinals. Bethlehem Catholic's 3 hitter had a double in the first inning to score the unearned run, and only one more hit the rest of the way; but Radnor was held to NO hits in the game. Radnor did get runners on base in each of the last three innings, but it's closest rally ended when the Becahi right fielder made a remarkable running, juggling catch on a line drive by Izzy Schaefer that certainly would have scored Blake Massaro from 2B with 2 outs in the 6th inning. Izzy's pitching and Radnor's defense continued to be strong, as Radnor gave up only the one unearned run and 5 hits total across five playoff games in Districts and States. The Raiders season ended with Radnor's first ever District 1 AAA softball title and first ever victory in the PIAA AAA state playoffs. Here's a link to an aritcle on the game:
Izzy Schaefer and Bari Margolis named 2nd Team All Southeastern PA
The Philadelphia Inquirer released it's All Southeastern PA 2014 softball team, and two Raiders seniors - Izzy Schaefer, Pitcher and Bari Margolis, SS - were named to the 2nd team.
5 Raiders make All Delco!!
Both Izzy Schaefer (pitcher) and Bari Margolis (SS) were named to the 2014 1st Team All Delco softball team. Also, juniors Katie Jordan and Holly Pachella as well as Morgan Campbell were named Honorable Mention. Great recognition in the county for 5 Raiders!
For the full first team, click Here!
Radnor Places 3 on 1st team All Main Line, 7 Overall
Izzy Schaefer, Bari Margolis and junior 1B Katie Jordan all were named 1st team 2014 All Main Line softball team! Additionally Morgan Campbell (OF) and sophomore Amanda Davis (CF) made 2nd team All Main Line, while Michelle Gorson (3B) and junior Holly Pachella (catcher) were named Honorable Mention. Congrats to all the Girls!
To see the full team, click here!