Villagers 14U softball team wins Verona title

Pictured is the Maplewood-South Orange 14U softball team. Front row from left: Olivia Gibbons, Layla Poli, Tess Schram, Emma Buettner, and Liza Erickson. Back row: Lauren Kasdan, Kathleen Wack, Addison Secor, Ellie Martin, and Summer Lonning.

On June 15 and 16, the Maplewood-South Orange Villagers 14U softball team went undefeated in five games to win championship rings at the annual Schools Out Tournament in Verona.

The division included teams from Montclair, Montville, and Verona. In the championship game against Verona, a two-run homer by Villager Liza Erickson in the bottom of the sixth inning broke a 6-6 tie, and the Villagers held on in the seventh inning for the win.