Sunday, May 28, 2023

North Warren Scrapes Past Notre Dame 4-2

Amber Snyder held the Spartans to four hits in her complete-game victory. Photo by J. Phalon, 5/2023

Amber Snyder posted another complete game win in North Warren’s 4-2 victory over Notre
Dame of East Stroudsburg May 12th.

“We played really hard, we were hitting into some good plays,” said co-coach Rosemary Porter. “We made some good plays out in the outfield, and we just hit solid balls today, so all you can ask for.”

A bright spot for the Spartans was a fourth inning home run by Sam DeFabo, the only dinger of the game.

Notre Dame starting pitcher Taylor Pansy. Photo by J. Phalon, 5/2023

The Patriots’ Snyder helped her own cause with two hits, matching Lauren Palmer’s production.

The game was tight with North Warren clinging to a one-run lead through the fifth inning. A run in the bottom of the sixth offered a bit of insurance.

“It was 3-2 in the sixth, and we squeezed around them in the bottom of the sixth to make it 4-2, which gave us a little breathing room,” said head coach Dan Delany.

Delany added he was pleased with Snyder on the mound.

“She threw a great game,” Delany said. Snyder had four strikeouts over seven innings.
In addition to her two hits, Palmer had one RBI as did Karissa Shaffer, Katelyn Galante and Riley Grandin.

The Patriots head into the first round of the NJSIAA Tournament this week in Hawthorne.

Joe Phalon
Joe Phalon
Contributing Writer

Joe was lured out of retirement by the opportunity to be a part of The Ridgeview Echo. During a decades-long career in publishing and journalism, he has covered government on many levels from local school boards to the United States Supreme Court.

Along the way, Joe has worked at American Lawyer Magazine, The National Law Journal and The Record among other publications, and as the Press Officer of Columbia Law School. His work has been recognized with several first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the New Jersey Press Association.

Being part of the Ridgeview Echo brings Joe back to his roots and the kind of news coverage he loves: Telling the stories of people and local communities as well as keeping an eye on how their money is spent by their government officials.

Joe lives in Blairstown with his wife Rose, the founder of Quilting for a Cause, and their two wiener dogs. He is an artist in his spare time.

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